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    Easily made Himself known to me, and spoke to me, in a bar of all place-My mother and I made a 90 mile trip, everyday to see my step dad who was in ICU for 90 days.  I would pray as I was driving every mile.  Each day, we would stop in the bar for a beer or three and I distinctly heard Him say, "Child, don't worry so much.  He will be all right."  IN A BAR!
     Two more times I have distinctly heard His most wondrous voice, but the example above is the best.
      I am a believer but not in the conventional sense-my church is my own private chapel in the woods near here, and the lake.

    I will never forget, as long as I live, the day the entire world had hope... 01/20/09

    by jilikins on Mon Apr 08, 2013 at 01:29:12 PM PDT

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    •  The voice you heard was generated within your (0+ / 0-)

      own brain.

      Or maybe you can tell us the difference between the voice you heard and one heard by a schizophrenic.

      Imagination is a wonderful thing... as long as one reconizes it for what it IS.

    •  It's moving to me that you've shared an experience (0+ / 0-)

      that was so important to you.  I hope you aren't bothered by the fact that other people here will naturally interpret it in the light of their own beliefs and experience.  It's inevitable -- one person's internal experience can't usually change another person's mind, though sometimes it may make them more open to possibilities. Sometimes not.

      I've definitely had what I think of as "transpersonal" experiences, where knowledge came to me at a distance or about something that hadn't happened yet, such as assurance that a beloved person was going to escape from danger or recover from life-threatening illness.  I never thought of it as "hearing a voice," but there are times when an awareness just arises in my mind, along with profound feelings of certainty, connection, and love. It's happened very rarely for me, more often for my mother and a couple of other relatives.  I really have no clear way to express the value of those experiences.  There's the relief, of course, but beyond that the sense of standing on the bare edge of a whole different level of awareness, and the sense of connection with all being.  (That's not really an accurate term but the best I have.)

      Still, I don't have any clear belief in God.  I go back and forth on whether some part of what I experience is related to what other people call "God."  I remain uncommitted on that, but open to further exploration.

      I do have a sense of connection with your experience, and it's always a warm feeling to sort of wave at someone else from my different but connected path.

      Be well.

      --------------------- “These are troubling times. Corporation are treated like people. People are treated like things. …And if we ever needed to vote, we sure do need to vote now.” -- Rev. Dr. William J. Barber

      by Fiona West on Tue Apr 09, 2013 at 03:24:27 PM PDT

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