What was the most profound spiritual moment of your life?
I'm an atheist, but there was one thing that makes me wonder. I was on a tall hill one time and took a long tumble down. I ended up severely injuring my leg to the point where I couldn't walk. I looked around to find help, but there wasn't anybody.
Then, it happened
I heard what sounded like footsteps in the grass, but i didn't look at first because I was tending to my leg. When i heard the walking stop, I turned to see a crutch leaned up against the side of the hill. There was nobody near and that crutch wasn't there before. I looked all around but there was no way anybody would have gotten away without me seeing them.
I used the crutch and got home where we then used the crutch to get me to the hospital.
I was so confused, but I didn't question it. I tell myself now that I must have just not seen the crutch at first because of the adrenaline and pain, but still I wonder...
Great story. Thanks for sharing. Since you are an atheist I think I can say this. Many use religion as a crutch, but just maybe you were being called by being given one. If that happened to me I'd be wondering too.
It was indeed a spiritual moment when I encountered a ghost/spirit. I did not run or become afraid. I began an interaction with the spirit. It spoke to me on several occasions. I reached out my hand and touched it. Now, we are ... friends. I know you must think, "this lady is crazy." I've documented my experience through video, audio recordings and photographs. Currently, I am writing a book and intend to release proof once the book is published. That spiritual moment has lasted 2 years now and continues to astonish me.
I don't think you're crazy at all. 40 years ago I had a similar experience. I saw a white shrouded spirit w/ a hooded cowl at the foot of my bed. It came to my side and touched my arm. It only happened once, and it was silent. I wasn't afraid either.
It happened one night in a hostile situation when I found myself very close to an enemy combatant. He seemed to be as surprised as I was that we were so close together yet neither of us positioned a weapon on the other. I soon discovered that he had been shot in his left shoulder and so probably could not hold his rifle. I looked at him puzzled as to why he did not try to draw down on me. But since he id not, I decided that I would not. As I began to move, my enemy raised his right hand as if to stop me. Just then I heard some rustling in the jungle. He whistled and the rustling stopped. Then he tapped his rifle as if with a code. Then the rustling started again, only this time it was moving away from us. He had informed his partners that everything was ok. I then smiled at him and nodded. I opened my pack and took out a bandage and assisted him in covering his wound. After finishing, he drew a map in the ground instructing me how to escape from this position. Again I smiled at him and just as I reached out to start off, he grabbed my harness that had been tangled during my parachute jump. He pointed to the metal clasps on the rigging and said a word that I knew - "God". He then placed his right hand under his shirt collar and produced a small cross. He smiled at me that night and said "from God". I then left the position where I had been hiding. He set off in the opposite direction. t was the last time I encountered an enemy. It was the only time that I did not engage my enemy. That night I knew that I had been protected by the God that had sent his only son, Jesus, to protect me and save me from my sins. That night I found that even during a heated battle, enemies can be friends when both have chosen to make Jesus as their savior. I pray every day that the individual that I encountered that night never had a deadly encounter with any enemy. I pray he is as content and happy with his life as I am. I pray that he shall be protected by Jesus every day of his life.
This is a most interesting question sriramapriya. How to answer is almost baffling to me. Too much clutter to sift through seeking "Spiritual" and not odd. The best I can say is the first time unconscious near to 4 years old. I remember becoming conscious again. The memory of being in a state of complete awareness, yet everything was "new."
The transition from that state of being to a new state of "I remember" is transcendent of a sorts. The question always is with that "first" experience of unconsciousness did acceptance of others realities with me in those perspectives and perceptions offer a definition as "me" and meaning for "me" as a self arrive by deriving or was it in fact remembering a before and ordered thinking did ensue. Another view is did satisfying others offer identity of others or did that present opportunity for an "identity?" I dun'no . . . while pondering contrasting spiritual with physical as entities unconnected and connected.
I was sitting on the grass in a Seattle park w/ college friends on a very dreary day after a game of Frisbee. I was playing w/ the blades of grass and made a cross by inserting one inside the other like we do w/ palm fronds on Palm Sunday. When I held it up, the thick gray sky broke and the sun came down in brilliant rays through the clouds. It absolutely blew us all away!
When I was younger I was exploring my spirituality. Watching someone be baptized really felt strong for me. And even though I don't follow that religion, that was a very strong and powerful moment for me.
The first time God spoke to me directly....it was totally awesome
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