posted on Jun, 8 2012 @ 08:32 AM
I don't doubt your experiences, but then I am much older than you with a number of amazing experiences myself. I am jealous as none have been so
extensive, more like a small, well, not so small vision, word or such piece of a large puzzle, and then I am left to figure it out.
What I liked was, you supported me, as now and again, I get down and forget there is a greater underlying design to our lives. I laughed at the
reference of preaching your belief's, this won't work. I recently tried to share these experiences with some religious group and anything outside
of the box they are in is not excepted. I sat having a beer with one young minister and asked why do you thing someone thousands of years ago whom
had experiences was inspired by god, yet if I tell you I may have been visited, I am crazy, he walked away.
I will relay one of my earliest encounters which I did not recognize until adult hood. This was back in the late 40's when I was cold in the dead of
winter, no socks, holes in my shoes a threadbare shirt and an old suit coat or similar wrapped around me to keep from freezing. I lived on the poor
side of town and I was beneath them, living in a chicken coop without heat. My brother and I lived there with a drunk, a father whom left us to
starve and we were in fact close to death, you get the picture.
As I was pulling my only possession, a red sled down the road, I was abruptly stopped by this tall woman in a long gray coat and black shoes whom
stood in my way. I did not see her until she was right there in front of me. I looked up at her and she asked a simple question which released a
flood of wisdom from such a young boy in that state. She asked out of the blue, "are you angry that you are poorer than all the other children and
have less than all of them"? Huh? What a question to ask a starving kid, and sure I was jealous and sure I was pissed, life was hard terribly hard,
we were abused to the point of death.
My answer came from within, and from the kid, not me, "no, am lucky, I am learning faster than all the other kids". That answer set the frame work
for the rest of my life which has had a lot of pain and joy, I always look at every experience as a positive thing, good and bad. I have stood in
spirit next to what some would call God while out of body a year ago when in great pain and being attacked by locals, the very same people I almost
gave my life for and now suffer the pain of the injuries, yet life is more than that.