Just now. Walking along, in an ordinary place in an ordinary time on an ordinary day. Which is usually when they happen, at least to me.
Suddenly, I felt myself open very wide on the inside. The phrase, “benevolent channel for love” popped into my head. That’s what I felt like. A channel for love that initially didn’t come from me, but through me, flowing outward toward every living human. Love for all humanity.
Then I felt it coming from me as well. For a moment, I felt a numinous connection to and love for every human being on the planet.
Those who know me, know this is not my typical stance.
What does it mean? I believe it means that there is something out there. That we are not alone in the universe, but that something else exists that transcends mundane reality and existence.
I have my own ideas as to what that something is. I am also willing to allow for the possibility that it’s a mere synaptic misfire. The bottom line is, really, who cares?
If it makes you happy and gives you comfort, what harm is there in believing in a Great Benign Whatsit and accepting and allowing transcendent experiences? I know that, for me, the experience left me happier, comforted and elevated. I’m down with that.