For those who are spiritually minded, this post may not surprise you. For those who aren’t that way, you may think I’ve lost my mind, but believe me, I have not. While I won’t tell the entire story, I would like to tell you what happened the afternoon after smelling frankincense for the second morning in a row.
Towards the afternoon, I felt exhausted and suddenly, out of sorts. While I hadn’t been feeling up to par lately, I thought I’d better take a nap. So I laid on the couch, set the alarm for an hour’s nap and closed my eyes. But sleep did not come. My body began to reverberate as if all of its nerves were trembling. I ‘heard’ that my time had come. I assumed it was that I was dying. While I was/am not ready to leave this earthly realm, it became clear to me through what I was hearing that I am not in control. So I chose to surrender. I began to pray. My mind wandered as to how I would be able to contact my loved ones from the other side and what signs I would be able to give them if I were indeed dying. Then I thought about how I would be found here on the couch. I was sad, thinking that my work here was done because I feel like I have much still to do. But I made peace with the Powers That Be and when I thought about Heaven and Eternity, I felt as if moving there would be beautiful so I completely surrendered. I closed my eyes and gave myself up to the sleep that was enveloping me. For in my dreams,, I have visited Heaven before and I am not afraid of returning.
Needless to say, I am still here. I heard the alarm which woke me. I woke up deeply rested and felt so calm and at peace. It was as if there had been a spiritual download of some kind during my sleep that aided me. I cannot describe all that went on, but I wanted to mention the experience to you and to remind myself that it happened. It’s funny that the thought of dying was my first thought instead of a spiritual awakening through sleep so my mind was at rest. Whatever the reason for the nap experience, I am deeply grateful considering that I felt changed when I awoke and that feeling of peace has enveloped me every since.
Has anything like this every happened to you?