Monday, November 15, 2010
I shared this story on Sunday night's radio show, but I thought I'd blog about it too. I can't stop thinking about this amazing experience I had at church this weekend. As I was kneeling and watching our priest prepare the Eucharist, I kept seeing something spinning out of the corner of my right eye. It looked like there was something or someone hovering by the ceiling of my church, but every time I turned up to face it directly, I saw nothing but the ceiling. This happened three times. I was sure the people seated around me were beginning to think I was nuts, so I stopped looking up at the ceiling. Then I felt this cool, tingling sensation run throughout my body. It was almost as though someone were pouring cold water down my veins. But it felt really great -- very alive and refreshing. At the same time, I smelled this wonderful aroma of newness, innocence. The closest smell I can relate it to would be baby powder. And then I saw these drops of pure light, so bright that it looked like drops of pure silver, falling into people's heads. Just one drop per person. It was amazing. I really don't have words for it, and I'm completely aware that I'm doing a horrible job of explaining this experience. But I got the sense that we were all being prepared spiritually for the Eucharist. I felt as though some type of amazing cleansing was taking place, and I had a sense of knowing that this occurs every week, that just as we need to shower every day we also need to cleanse our souls.