Mystical Experiencer: Male in early sixties
Current location: U.S.A.
Age at time of experience: 42
One of the most precious mystical experiences is when I experienced what some people call an over shadowing of grace. During this experience I ate no food for 40 days and 40 nights and seven hours. An old fellow had prayed for me in his home and the next morning when I woke up I immediately KNEW I was being empowered to fast and pray for 40 days and nights. This fasting experience was NOT my choosing or plan. I knew the spirit was "fasting me”. It is known as a "chosen fast", and the rarest of all, lasting forty days. This happened when I was 42 years old. I had been seeking "the mind of Christ" for 20 years by then. In the years following this "over shadowing" I have experienced continuous expansions of consciousness.
Even greater than being "set apart for the fast" is a mystical experience I had on December 18th in the year 2013. For five years I had been impassioned (energized) and totally focused (directed) to meditate on the Humility and Meekness found in the mind and heart of the Mysterious Jesus Christ. For hours every day for a period of five years I was totally aware of the breath coming in and going out of my body. And with every breath I would say in my mind’s voice, "I eat the bread of humility". When the breath entered my body I would say, "I eat the bread", and when the breath left the body I would say, of humility. The other "Breath Prayer" was just simply one word, "Meekness". I said these breath mantra "prayers" approximately 3,000,000 times each during the five year period. I have been a "conscious breather" since the age of 21.
On December 18, 2013 I was sitting outside in the back yard and "all of a sudden" my natural mind vanished…absolutely no thoughts were in my mind. Only "the great silence within" which I had read about off and on for decades. It was revealed to me that the Humility in the mind of Christ is incorruptible (as human humility is) and the humility in the "mind of Christ" brings the natural mind to total silence. Every thought is held captive by the power of Christ Consciousness. Within this Great Silence within is a wondrous joy, happiness and actual pleasure.
In this same moment my emotional body was brought to total Stillness (be still and know that I am God). It was revealed to me that the power of "meekness in Christ" brings the emotions to TOTAL STILLNESS WITHIN which also had a wondrous pleasure in the soul. And now I can enter this state of "silence and stillness within" at will. It is wonderful and beyond description. And many "Supernatural Experiences" have followed this Silence and Stillness within. Experience began 2 years and four months ago. I am aware that I am now totally detached to all things and experiences. I am experiencing what is known as "Observing all things and being totally detached to all things".