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originally posted by: violet
a reply to: tigertatzen
That's a great story. Nice how it's reminding us of our own.
originally posted by: Justso
a reply to: tigertatzen
Thank you for sharing that lovely story. I totally believe you. I have helped many homeless and am always surprised at how different each encounter was-people so different than I have ever met in my everyday life. It does feel like they do exist for a purpose-something so unexplainable. I believe each connection changes me in some way that I can actually feel at the time and it lingers with me without my even being aware of it.
originally posted by: Aliensun
a reply to: bigsnowman
Regardless of what we want to believe about our own brand of reality, whether it is typical of the herd or our own private creation of it, there are mysterious forces that operate totally independent of us and seem to have a capability over us if they would so choose to use it.
Some people have labelled those intrusions into our personal lives as the work of god, angels, aliens and a generalized mass consciousness. Skeptics like to dismiss it all as delusional. Some of us have our own proof that such events are not figments of our inner minds. The factor that is strongly evident is that the experience frequently has touched our core and nothing will ever quite be the same thereafter. The event may be shuttled away, but rarely totally forgotten and even then it is not totally gone from our minds. Another factor is that there never is any tangible proof of the experience and that always leave a way for us to also question the whole experience. To my way of thinking, that mission, from that entities perspective, was a total success in providing no answers but forever raises question in the mind of the recipient.
Be thankful for the experience.
originally posted by: bigsnowman
Something very bizarre happened to me today involving a strange woman I met. It has left me very confused and slightly paranoid. I should first mention that, although I was raised in a Christian family, I am non-religious; but I do believe in a higher power.
I had the day off today and on my days off I like to go to a local park for leisurely strolls. I was on my walk and taking in the beautiful view of the changing leaves when I was approached by a woman, about mid 30's or so, who asked if I would be interested in taking a "Spirituality Survey". I normally decline offers like this but was feeling generous today so I accepted.
She asked me a few basic, non-descript questions at first but it was her last three questions that really stuck out to me. The final three were, in order:
-What do you know about God?
-What do you know about Jesus?
-On a scale of one to ten, how interested are you in meeting God?
The last one in particular caught me off-guard but I still answered them. After the last question she thanked me, said goodbye, turned in the opposite direction of me and walked away. I started my walk again, still pondering what just happened, but I quickly decided I had some questions for her. I turned around to call for her but she was nowhere to be found. I yelled out "Excuse me!", "Miss!?", and "Hello?!" But didn't get a response. It hadn't been more than 15-seconds since we parted ways and it was like she vanished without a trace.
Keep in mind this was a fairly wide open section of the park. The only way she could have disappeared from my field of view in such a short period of time would be if she had literally started sprinting after she turned away from me, and even then she'd have to be fast as hell to pull it off.. I won't rule that out but the fact that she more-or-less disappeared really freaked me out and had me thinking about her "survey" even more.
Specifically the last question. Why would her survey end with asking how badly I wanted to meet God? Does this lady know something I don't? And I about to meet God? Am I going to die soon? Who was this woman and what are her motives? Was she sent by God? Was she God?
Anyway, I just wanted to share my story and get it off my chest.