Mystical Experiencer: Male in mid-sixties
Current location: U.S.A.
Age at time of experience: 45
For several years I had been thinking about the need for the church to begin seeking true reconciliation between the races and reaching out to all people. Then, one fall evening, I went for a walk and suddenly the “veil was pulled back” and for a few minutes I perceived the unity of all things in God.
Please understand, the unity I saw was not metaphorical, but, very literal. All things, especially human beings, are one in God. This unity is impossible for me to put into words. It is not a unity where we lose our identity and merge into the Absolute, yet we are all one in God individually and corporately.
I didn’t see anything visually. There was no flash of light or a voice from heaven, instead I simply understood the nature and true identity of all things in God. I can’t describe it more than that. I will say it was absolutely overwhelming and earthshaking and reached into the deepest place in my soul.
The feelings that accompanied this insight were liberation, joy and love. Then as quickly as the curtain was opened, it was closed. I would love to have that experience again.