Mysterious Childhood Visions
When I was a child, I had three mysterious visions which I offer no explanation or interpretation of, but simply share as they have stayed with me all my life.
The first occurred at the age of four. I recall awaking, wide eyed and startled, as a bright feminine figure, in light, stood or hovered at the base of my bed. My immediate reaction was to think I should call out to awake my father to come, but just as that thought passed through me instantly I “heard” the lady apparition tell me not to be afraid and that there was no need to wake my father. I paused, thinking about that for a moment, and felt reassured completely. I stared at her, no audible verbal communication occurred, though I remember she was there for several minutes “speaking” since I was receiving some message telepathically, that’s how it feels in retrospect, though I do not recall what was communicated to me…the last I recall was being instructed to lie back down and close my eyes to rest. I did…but sat up again a few minutes later…and she was no longer there. The following morning I shared the experience with my father, telling him “I had seen an angel,” which was the only way I could find words to try and capture and express what I had experienced. To this day, I remember the incident most clearly, and when I speak to my father about it, he tells me I was most insistent, descriptive, and enthusiastic about what I had seen, full of zeal and wonder when I shared what had happened.
The second occurred also at the age of four. I was outside playing on the slide with another little friend, as I climbed up the ladder to the top again and sat down, I turned to the left (where the shipyard was) and instead of the usual scene, I saw a great expanse of a bright glowing light-giving city. It was brilliant! I looked all around me elsewhere and all was the same – the playground, the buildings, my friend at bottom of slide, and the basketball court farther away where my father was shooting hoops with others. Immediately I looked again, totally focusing my attention, on a most wondrous vision…it was hues of bright gold and bright white with towering buildings of beautiful architecture. Never had I seen anything like it, and the entire scene gave off a brilliant light like sunshine. I just kept staring, aware that my little playmate was calling to me to move on down the slide, but all I wanted to do was gaze at the sight before me. Then, with the persistence of my friend’s voice, I glanced down at her momentarily and then back…and it was gone. I slid down the slide and ran to the basketball court to get my father, but he was very much engaged in the basketball game and unable to come over to the slide right then. A little later, I told him in detail of what I had seen calling it “heaven”…another vision which he remembers my telling him of; he says I was “delighted” when I shared it with him.
The third occurred at about the age of ten. I had a habit of purposefully waking in the middle of the night and getting up to spend time gazing out my back bedroom window at the tall pines, dark night sky and stars when visible through the pines. I did this often, as I liked the quiet stillness of nighttime outside. On one such evening, I awoke as usual and walked to my window and leaned on the windowsill as I gazed around and upwards. I noticed a larger than usual bright light twinkling in the sky and it immediately captured my attention because it appeared to be getting closer as the light was getting larger and larger. Momentarily, it seemed as it had descended from the sky to right above the tree tops. Very quickly, it suddenly just got so large as to cover the expanse of pine tree tops and lit everything to such a degree all I could see was this enormous bright light and nothing else. That’s all I remember, because the very next thing I knew I was back in my bed, wide awake, and very much aware that I had been up at my window and watching that light – I was perplexed as to how I was now back in bed though awake and fully cognizant of having already gotten up as usual only to have witnessed the strange light and now found myself back in bed. I was hesitant to get up again, as it seemed such an unusual light and experience, but I did go back to the window and all was quiet and dark.