… endless vitality to feel its underlying and supporting presence – Adam

Between twenty and thirty I gradually became more and more agnostic and irreligious, yet I cannot say that I ever lost that ‘indefinite consciousness’ which Herbert Spencer describes so well, of an Absolute Reality behind phenomena. For me this Reality was not the pure Unknowable of Spencer’s philosophy, for although I had ceased my prayersContinue reading “… endless vitality to feel its underlying and supporting presence – Adam”

God is quite real to me – Anna

“God is quite real to me. I talk to him and often get answers. Thoughts sudden and distinct from any I have been entertaining come to my mind after asking God for his direction.Something over a year ago I was for some weeks in the direst perplexity. When the trouble first appeared before me IContinue reading “God is quite real to me – Anna”

God is more real to me than any thought or thing or person – Sarah

“God is more real to me than any thought or thing or person. I feel his presence positively, and the more as I live in closer harmony with his laws as written in my body and mind. I feel him in the sunshine or rain; and awe mingled with a delicious restfulness most nearly describesContinue reading “God is more real to me than any thought or thing or person – Sarah”

I had enjoyed a period of intimate communion with the divine – Alfred

“I have on a number of occasions felt that I had enjoyed a period of intimate communion with the divine. These meetings came unasked and unexpected, and seemed to consist merely in the temporary obliteration of the conventionalities which usually surround and cover my life. Once it was when from the summit of a highContinue reading “I had enjoyed a period of intimate communion with the divine – Alfred”

I felt the presence of God – John

“ When all at once I experienced a feeling of being raised above myself, I felt the presence of God—I tell of the thing just as I was conscious of it—as if his goodness and his power were penetrating me altogether. The throb of emotion was so violent that I could barely tell the boysContinue reading “I felt the presence of God – John”

…nothing but an ineffable joy and exaltation remained – George

“I remember the night, and almost the very spot on the hilltop, where my soul opened out, as it were, into the Infinite, and there was a rushing together of the two worlds, the inner and the outer. It was deep calling unto deep,—the deep that my own struggle had opened up within being answeredContinue reading “…nothing but an ineffable joy and exaltation remained – George”

I knew instantly that it was Jesus – Sania

As I was writing, suddenly I heard a voice calling me by name and saying, “Pray.” I felt as if someone were standing behind me. I heard a man’s voice . . . I just turned back only to see none. “Pray.” This time it kept repeating, “Pray, pray, pray” . . . I reallyContinue reading “I knew instantly that it was Jesus – Sania”

I saw that the universe is not composed of dead matter, but is, on the contrary, a living Presence – Richard

I had spent the evening in the city, with two friends, reading and discussing poetry and philosophy. We parted at midnight. I had a long drive back. My mind, deeply under the influence of the ideas, images, and emotions called up by the reading and talk, was calm and peaceful. I was in a stateContinue reading “I saw that the universe is not composed of dead matter, but is, on the contrary, a living Presence – Richard”

I felt an explosion of the most ardent joy – Al

I did not know where I was: I did not know whether I was myself or another. I only felt myself changed and believed myself another me; I looked for myself in myself and did not find myself. In the bottom of my soul I felt an explosion of the most ardent joy; I couldContinue reading “I felt an explosion of the most ardent joy – Al”

…it appeared to me as if I was in heaven on earth – Stephen

“At first, I began to feel my heart beat very quickly, which made me at first think that perhaps something is going to make me ill, though I was not alarmed, for I felt no pain. My heart increased in its beating, I began to feel exceedingly happy and humble, and such a sense ofContinue reading “…it appeared to me as if I was in heaven on earth – Stephen”