Last night, in my meditation, I had what I am calling an "awakening". I played sounds of thunder and rain in the background the entire time, while
using a technique I learned in the book "Iron Body Ninja". However, this time I did not use incense. I did various breathing exercises and, once I
was centered, had a "vision". I am in a Temple, similar to a cathedral, kneeling in a beam of Light. It is raining outside, and I hear the birds
outside as they are trying to escape the rain. My Inner Self is then lifted from my body, and I am flying - out of the Temple, through the rain, out
of the atmosphere, ou of our solar system, and past thousands of galaxies and millions of stars. I still hear the rain and birds. As I navigate
through this Void, I suddenly see a Light - or THE Light - more clearly than I have ever "seen" it. I see a being emerging from the Light, and I am
not afraid - the being is myself, in harmony with the Force. I merge with myself. I travel, more quickly than before, past the stars and planets and
galaxies, through the atmosphere of Earth and into the rain, back to the Temple and into my own body.
What came as a surprise to me more than this vision, was that at this moment I literally, physically feel an invisible, warm hand run across my chest,
moving the hairs around; and another across my back, resting on my shoulder, filling me with peace and courage. I "look" with my feelings and
instincts, and I "see" the owner of the hand on my back: my spirit guide. Again, I feel the hand across my chest, and "look" there, and I know
this other entity is my brother, Joel - who perished years ago, when I was very young - then I begin to cry as emotions of sadness, hope, faith, love,
humility and peace all flood me.
I then emerge from my meditation at peace, both inwards and with the Multiverse and Force. I kneel and bow forward out of respect for Joel's memory.
I begin writing of my Inner Journey...
This is, in my opinion, a sign that I am on the right track to the path of enlightenment. This has given me a new outlook on the way I see the world,
because I know what I physically felt wasn't imagined. I'm still trying to decipher the meaning of the vision, and any help would be welcome.
Anyway, I'm excited now!