North Minneapolis residents started cleaning up after Sunday’s tornado left a six-mile wide path of destruction, leaving two people dead, 29 injured, and hundreds of homes destroyed or damaged, according to the St. Paul Pioneer Press, 5-24-2011. The destruction of natural disasters has been plaguing man since the beginning of time. People pray for saving grace from God, and many times feel their prayers are not answered.
Additionally, some people may experience a miracle, are rescued, saved, or given a miraculous message, and others never even experience a spiritual moment to relate too. I have questioned the exploration of these phenomena as countless others have, throughout time. There is a personal miracle I would like to discuss: On January 3, 1998 during a meditation, I experienced the loving enfoldment of God surrounding me and bringing loving light into every cell of my being. I could see a beautiful golden light around me, although my eyes were closed, the energy I felt was extremely strong and loving. My whole body felt completely embraced, loved, and treasured.
The energy I was experiencing, also came up through the top of my head and entered into me with a voice, speaking to me out loud, although I knew no one else would be able to hear this voice. After the energy left, I had tears streaming down my face, tears of complete joy.
Afterwards, I felt completely and utterly homesick. I had children to raise, things to accomplish, and a life to live; yet I longed for the life beyond. I had experienced such love, wholeness, and completeness I had no desire to continue my life here on earth. I also knew that it was not my time to pass over.
For the subsequent week, following this experience, I was utterly depressed, crying frequently, and feeling homesick. Life here felt like boot camp, and I wanted to simply go home, to our true home following life, as we know it.
At the end of the week, being very weary of my predicament, I prayed to God, and asked for help to overcome my homesickness. As I finished my prayer, I picked up a book I had read before and opened it up; like a floodgate of awareness, I knew why I was here, and what I still needed to accomplish. My long week of depression instantly lifted, leaving me more able to comfortably continue my life.
This experience, along with many other miracles, shaped my perceptions and views of our life here on earth. I feel more connection to others, I am not afraid to die, I know when my time comes, it will be both a blessing and also sad to separate (if only through a thin veil) from those that remain here.
I, like countless others ponder, why do some of these experiences happen to some people and not others. Why are people in North Minneapolis cleaning up, rebuilding their life after the devastating tornado, as others are saved/rescued and living a comfortable life? Is it part of our life plan and our help or lack of help, will help keep us on track? Do some people get “pushed” for some greater good? I would appreciate your thoughts and opinions.
I thank-you for your thoughts and opinions.