Mystical Experiencer: Male in mid-sixties
Current location: U.S.A.
Age at time of experience: 7
I experienced a routine hypnopompic state periodically as a child. This was different. After waking, I found myself in what appeared to be a sea of light. With me was a familiar, loving and comforting “figure” who embraced and held me as I “acclimated.”
It was as if all the wisdom and love of Creation surrounded and permeated me, with the realization that I was “at one” with the figure and everything/everyone else. While I did not see others, I had the impression that everyone in my life or who would someday be in my life were gathered around me; fellow soul travelers who had a specific stake in my lifetime and I in theirs’. I realized that time and space were illusions we mutually shared to allow us opportunities to “learn” (more correctly to remember).
Eventually, the experience gently transformed into my own bedroom, where I was sitting up slightly on my pillow. But the experience never left me; I simply close my eyes and I’m back there. The figure, my personal touchpoint to Consciousness (“God”) has been with me ever since as Counselor, Companion, Teacher, and as I’ve matured, a reflection of my own spiritual self.