Mystical Experiencer: Female in late 40s
Current location: U.S.A.
Age at time of experience: 17
I lit a candle in the church sanctuary and went to the back pew to kneel with my mother and other youth group members, not because I wanted to pray, but because it was what everyone else was doing.
I might’ve knelt for 2 minutes before I was enveloped by the brightest light ever possible. Everything but this light disappeared.
I was made to know that this was the Source of All Love, that this is all there is, and that no matter what I experienced in life, that this unconditional love was always available to me, and that “nothing could ever destroy” what I was, that I would always return to this Source.
I woke up crying ecstatically in my mother’s lap.
It took me several hours after that to even feel… Human. Everything was surreal.