Through grace or trauma some of us are blessed with numinous experience.
Mine came in the guise of a shattering brain injury. I spent 7 years in hospital rehabilitation. I watched my life fall apart in a cascade of loss.
What saved me was a visionary experience I'd had in the ER on the night of my injury. It was an experience of extraordinary beauty, imbued with love and compassion.
Not long ago I realized everything I have done in my life since that day has been to remember and reclaim that luminosity.
I share it with those who understand and those who need to believe.