Yes, Jconnor, this is one way and has happened to quite a few I know of.
The other way, Sadmanalvi, is infinitely darker. People who are alive and sad or full of aloneness and can only see black holes; or those who are seemingly happy and go lucky without a sense of life's purpose. They are seemingly going somewhere but ...
The Christ has made reference to such people.
Hopefully Jconnors experience helped him and he is grateful to Something Higher; as well as for the prudence or wisdom gained. God bless him in his new and re-awakened endeavours. God speed!1