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Peace, Well-Being, Connectedness, and Love

Mystical Experiencer:  Male in late sixties
Current location:  U.S.A.
Age at time of experience:  10

I was at home, and my grandmother, and parents were in their rooms. I had been playing. For some reason, I believe I had been in the kitchen/dining area. I was in a reflective mood and was praying. I felt a sudden sensation of peace, well-being, connectedness, and love welling up within me. Was overwhelming, brought me to tears.

I felt an overpowering desire to tell my parents that I loved them. Remember shouting that to them up the stairs. Don't remember how long the sensation lasted, but believe it was a defining moment in my life. Had always felt a closeness to God and already had a desire to go into the ministry.

I pursued that desire and eventually went to seminary, was ordained, served in the parish for 10 years, then 31 years as an Army Chaplain. Currently retired, I’m now a contractor providing Religious programs and services to the US Navy.

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