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Topic: TRAVELER (01/28/16)
TITLE: The Life changing trip of a spiritual goof
By Douglas Eckert
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I want to share an experience I had once in my sleep. A dream? Perhaps, but in this "experience " I was whisked away to SOMEWHERE.
As this happened , I was conscious of, and feeling enraptured by a phenomenally beautiful music. The best way my mind can explain it is as a blending of the beautiful deeper tones of large wooden windchimes mixed with the commonly thought of angelic celestial "aaaaaahh" sounds.
I sensed this feeling of travelling and an incredible kaleidoscope of lights. All the while feeling a very loving, female, non condemning "presence" over my left shoulder (or left ear ??).
Towards the end of this "trip", I was left with the impression that I was shown my whole life in front of me, AND that I couldn't deny feeling a very condemning "spirit", for lack of a better word, upon my life. (I only remember the general impression that I was totally in agreement with, and felt it a totally fair judgement upon me.)
Now before I get to the "good part " of my experience, I'll back up a bit.
This was the year 2006, and upon awakening I still remember thinking "Wow ! What the heck did I just experience there ? " It really stuck with me for several weeks and beyond, but what really irritates me is how I was such a spiritual screwup at the time of this that many of the details, and even a very important detail, as I will share , of the most important part of the
" trip ", had eluded me, and still does.
The whole experience quite honestly, didn't really SEEM to effect me very much at the time . (this blows my mind today, looking back) My only excuse might be that my wife and I had just built our "dream house " and I had been working at least 80 hrs a week for at least the last year and was very distracted by all of that.
I guess,though that I remember the parts of it that God wanted me to remember.
At the time of all this I was a very "back slidden " Christian ( the road back has taken me several years ) .
Politically and mentally I was a very different person than what I am today. I was very much "asleep" as truthseekers call It now, to the way the world really works.
I guess I believed all the lies that are perpetrated upon us, in the same way that it seems most people still do today. ( very disheartening ).
I say all this to get back to my "experience ".
While feeling very condemned by what seemed a review of my life and probably , I'm guessing , about to receive my judgement and "just rewards" ; I remember this VERY AUTHORITIVE presence interceding and proclaiming : " No ! No ! Your time is NOT done! you are to go back and teach people about ..." (now this is the part that irritates me the most for being a "spiritual goof " I'll call it). I cannot remember if it was "you are to go back and teach people about TRUTH ", OR "You are to go back and teach people about LOVE ". I have come to think that maybe it was both, or maybe this is how God wanted me to remember it. This is what has really convinced me of my theory (nothing earthshattering) that Love and Truth and therefore God are all in essence, ONE.
Shortly after this (within 2 weeks ) I started experiencing severe atrial fibrilation and was hospitalized for it ; probably from swilling down way too much caffeine. This makes me think maybe my heart did stop in my sleep and maybe I HAD died, I don't know.
Say or think what you will of my experience, but I feel that through God's Loving Grace I was given a second chance ( Thank You Lord !!!).
I still don't know if my being a "truthseeker " is a result of God commanding me to do it, or if He was of course just knowing my future. But it really matters not. I think this also goes a long way into explaining why I see almost everything and I mean dang near EVERYTHING as a spiritual battle between God and Satan. And also Why I write what I do.
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