08 August 2008

sunday scribblings -- #123 - ask


never ask a question until you're ready for the answer

i once had a near death experience – there was a point during that experience when i felt as if i was on familiar terms with EVERYTHING! --- i don’t know now precisely what great information or understanding i had at the time, but it was a pervasive sense of being all aware and all knowing --- it was a breathtaking and staggering feeling that i suddenly and totally perceived every single thing in its entirety and had a total grasp of it --- it was a reassuring sensation, a colossal impression of having arrived at a place of safe haven where i was au fait with all things, and there were no more uncertainties or queries --- it would be an understatement to say that i was loathe to come back from that place – it was peaceful, and filled with a clarity and a serenity which i would never be able to recreate in my wildest dreams --- that all-inclusive and totally infused feeling of being altogether at peace, with no fear of an unknown because nothing was unknown, defies description by any words known to me --- it was an awareness, a feeling beyond representation by mere lexis --- i wonder if this is what the perfect meditation reaching the zenith of bonding with the cosmos would be???

19 comments:

anthonynorth said...

A thoughtful piece. I've written about the subject in the past. It's fascinating. You might find this, and the following discussion, interesting:

Out of Body Experience

anno said...

I, too, had a similar experience, and your description of the clarity of mind and feeling of total reassurance perfectly reflects my own feelings. It was amazing to read this here.

Love your opening line: never ask a question until you're ready for the answer. Excellent advice!

Beautiful Witch said...

I really do think we are all connected and maybe that is the feeling you felt. I hope so. I would love to feel that when my time comes. Interesting take on the prompt - thanks!

Fantasies of a Lifetime said...

Wow, NDE's were all but news paper articles to me ,until now that is. Nice take on the tag :). . .Well written :)

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

I've heard this same thing from enough other people that I think there's real credence to it being real.

I can't decide if that's scary or not. Or if I want to find out for myself...

Devil Mood said...

Thank you for sharing that, really. You're one more person that has been close to 'the other side' and came back with good news for the rest of us. How interesting - did you feel, besides knowing all, complete?

Tanya Gwen Minnick said...

Wonderful post Danni :)
it would be wonderful to find that type of peace here in our daily lives..but reassuring to know it exists :)
ps. thanks for coming with today :)
hugs

Redness said...

Marvellous opening line ... if only more people took such sound advice, what a better world it would be ;)

totomai said...

really a treat to read this piece. such thought provoking questions here and answers.

i often here stories like this so i guess its true... near death experiences make you recall the chapters of your life

DJPare said...

Yeah, I get to a place like that with a good martini...

Patois said...

I've often read of NDEs, but I never got the sense of what all of the hullabaloo was about until just now. Wow.

Giggles said...

Yes I wonder if that's so! This has really provoked some deep thought! Thank you for sharing this intimate post!!

Peace Giggles

Fledgling Poet said...

You described your experience beautifully...it seems you do have the words to describe it! What a feeling you described...what a beautiful and moving post. And to top it off I got to hear Jeff Buckley at your blog...I am a happy camper. :~)

Jennifer Hicks said...

what an amazing experience....great post!

Beth said...

I haven't had a near death experience, BUT I was in a serious car accident once and remember (as the car twirled around me) an intense sense of connectedness to the world and all it contained, mixed with a calm sense of letting go. How I loved reading your description that shows a deeper connection to something we can call "the other" -- reassuring, calming, and peaceful. Thank you for posting this.

Goddess Diana said...

Hi Goddess Danni,

Thanks for stopping by.

Thanks for sharing this experience. Sounds like you connected with the Divine and transcended the body - yes, true Meditation. Now, you know what it feels like - find another way to get to it.

You go Goddess!!!

I love the music you share on your site as well.

Wishing you,
Peace & Love, Just Because,
Goddess Diana

Michelle said...

Hey Danni!!
I know, I've been MIA the past week or so... sort of lost my desire to write.
Anyway - your blog is about my very favorite. I come here and read and re-read and discover something new every time. That's pretty darn special if you ask me!
I've never had a near death experience, but my husband has - almost drowned when he was a boy - and it has affected the rest of his his life. It's not like it comes up in conversation every day, and I'm sure he doesn't consciously think about it every day, but it was and is a very real part of who he was and who he has become.
Thanks - brilliant response to the prompt.
<3 - Michelle
p.s. I'll write something soon... maybe this week. :) I think I need to write about what's been going on with me, it might help.

nonizamboni said...

Breathtaking! When I finished I was speechless...and still am.
Great, great post.

AscenderRisesAbove said...

speaking of asking; your crazy eight ball reminded me of having one growing up... continuing to ask it the same question until I got the answer that I wanted.