Mystical Experiencer: Female in mid-fifties
Current location: U.S.A.
Age at time of experience: 20
I had just ridden my bike half way around Mackinac Island, Michigan on a summer day. I pulled off the side of the road and walked down to a beach on Lake Huron. The lake was clear and flat and the air was still.
To the best of my recollection, it was somewhat overcast. I had a bathing suit on under my shorts and top. I removed my shoes, shorts and top and left them on the beach behind me. I walked into the water until the water was about level with my mid to upper thigh.
I recall suddenly perceiving that there was no boundary between my physical body, the water and the rest of the environment I was in. In other words, sky, water and physical body were no longer distinct. I do not recall how long the experience lasted as the passage of time was not distinct either.
The experience seemed suggestive of the oneness of things and the illusion of physical separation or physical boundaries.