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The Vision

by Ashley Conlan

Some years ago I was meditating when I experienced for the first and only time in my life an out of body experience, at the age of 25. I was fully conscious of what was happening, I could still sense my body but my mind / spirit traveled.

Floating in total darkness without a body seeing through the eyes of my soul high above what could be described as a cliff top I looked down into a sea of multi colored lines that where luminous below water? the lines appeared and disappeared appearing randomly of different lengths, they were hypnotic and the most beautiful sight I have ever seen.

Slowly my being started moving over what I call this sea of consciousness, floating and being drawn over...the darkness cleared and a white mist appeared, within the mist were several robed figures, one stood out in brilliant white that did not blind me, I felt the most incredible feeling of holiness and goodness. The figure faded and suddenly thump I was back in my earth body and my eyes shot open.

I have told few people of this, in fear of what they might think. After the vision I felt for several days a warm touching sensation like a warm cloth in what I have learned since is the region of the third eye, about an inch below ones middle forehead. For a long time all I wanted to do was good things.

Before the vision occurred I was meditating, simply closing my eyes and trying to rest my breathing, clearing my mind from daily problems...nothing special. I am not religious, or practice any esoteric forms of worship or meditation. I consider myself just a normal person with normal needs. I am a businessman, with a family and follow a simple life. I do not consider myself a good or special person, I have many faults and selfish ways, very human.

I would never have believed in such things if it didn't happen to me, but it did. I wanted to write this so that other ordinary people who have experienced such things may not feel crazy or alone.

Take care and be happy in whatever faith you follow.

Ash

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I am no longer ashamed of what happened to me and you can reach me via email at panrop@gol.com if you ever want to drop me a line.