Mystical Experiencer: Female in late-sixties
Submission date: June 30, 2021
Current location: Canada
Age at time of experience: 63
I am a person who had lived inside a secular worldview. I had been in therapy with a Jungian therapist for about 8 months. Recently, I had been recording my dreams and thinking about them using Jungian concepts as a guide.
I was in my car, driving to help out a dear friend. It was a beautiful, clear day. I used the time in the car to talk to myself about my dreams and getting meaning from them. The car was on cruise control and there was no traffic so I felt quite comfortable. I felt happy.
The feeling got stronger and stronger. It came in waves, like childbirth. I thought it was momentary and would end. But it was so strong, almost orgasmic in intensity. I felt love, pouring down on me. Wave after wave of love. The feeling originated from inside me; I did not see any difference in the world outside my car.
An inner voice repeated ‘You are love. Everything is love. Nothing else matters.’ It was a feeling of self-love that is indescribable. Pure ecstasy and bliss. Tears were streaming down my face and I was afraid to move or change. This continued for 30 minutes until I arrived at my friend’s house. It lessened and then stopped.
I took a few moments to compose myself. I had no after-effects. I wasn’t sure if I had a stroke but I felt fine – that any sadness I felt in my heart was gone. I felt whole and complete. I am now much more open to spiritual ideas. I know they are true.