One day, in the privacy of your meditation, or during
a quiet break from the activity of your day, rapture fills your heart and mind. Suddenly,
the intense light, or power, or glory of the higher consciousness reveals itself.
Blinders or curtains seem to be withdrawn and you
behold the intensity and the magnificence of this very real and palpable power. You
strive to contain your astonishment lest you lose your mood. The
experience is heavenly! Its beautiful; it stops your throat, for
the experience is ineffable.
You sit mute and ever so small before what you are beholding. Its immensity
is truly mind-blowing. You are looking at, and feeling, wonder beyond comprehension. Thus,
you have entered what is generally the first relationship: awe.
People have different experiences, depending on...