Mystical Experiencer: Female in early seventies
Current location: U.S.A.
Age at time of experience: 54
Started as a plea to God to come be with me due to a life circumstance that “broke my heart”. Over several days I began to develop an intense sense of joy that was more profound than any I could remember. I felt what could be described as ecstatic.
I was totally unprepared for this experience as I did not have a religious background that discussed this phenomenon. At first I felt overwhelmed and a little scared because I had no reference for the experience.
After a few days I accepted that I was having a true religious experience and was experiencing the presence of God. I have never been the same, my world view was transformed in a way I cannot put into words.