Mystical Experiencer: Male in early seventies
Current location: U.S.A.
Age at time of experience: 29
My initial experience at the age of 29 (41 years ago) was driving from Los Angeles to San Diego. I was listening to an old Elvis Presley song, “He Touched Me”, and the outer environment began to change. I became disoriented and the lights and traffic blurred. I had to pull over and could not resume driving for over an hour.
[I had] the realization of being at One with all creation and that I could now see God expressing Itself as God in Man. God was indeed Omnipresent, Omnipotent and Omniscience and every individual being was an expression of God (despite the relative level of awareness). My conscious Union with God represented my conscious Oneness with all men and ideas.
It had been a period of extreme financial and family stress prior to this experience, but peace and tranquility prevailed for several hours after that. This one event sent me on an intense search for understanding God and spiritual principles that continues through today. It has been a wonderful journey.