I’ve been away from these forums for a long time, apologies for that, I can be very nomadic with where I spend my time.
I’d first like to state, I still hold the position of atheism.
While I have been away, I have been through much, I have shed away a lot of what was holding me back, and become a new person many times over.
Some of you will most likely know precisely what I am talking about.
Now, I’ll get to the crux of the issue, my personal experiences, I have know reliable means to determine whether what I saw was a conjuration of my mind, or something not from my mind.
This is why I am still unconvinced of anything beyond the reality we can objectively verify.
As a rational skeptic, I am unconvinced until sufficient evidence is presented.
Having said that, I cannot deny the potency of the experience, it certainly felt very real at the time, and my memory of it feels real and genuine.
Yet, without that objectively verifiable confirmation, solid evidence…
I have a better understanding of what many people call “god” or “angels” however in my altered state I certainly perceived them differently. Again, I cannot confirm that they weren’t just from my mind being in an altered state.
I personally perceived them as 4th dimensional beings, and the message they gave me, was they have absolutely no idea why or how they are existing either, but that we should just enjoy it, and live in the moment, be one with everything around you.
Of course, it’s a beautiful message, and it closely mirrored how I already felt about life, which could be considered an indicator that these visions were in fact from my own mind.
After all, christians who have such an altered brain state always see Jesus, angels and heaven.
Muslims, see Allah, Djins and angels.
Hindus see Vishnu ETC.
This is suggestive in my eyes that you see what you already have a suggestion in your mind of.
I did ask these 4th demensional beings things, and during the experience it felt like they took control of my hand and drew a picture of what they looked like (sort of.)
Again, these occurrences I am fully aware can be explained, which is why I am still unconvinced.
I’ll attach a picture of the sketch I or, dare I say it ‘they’ drew.
I figured this would be a great place to share this and get some logical feedback?