There are many, many kinds of spiritual experiences, but one of the truly powerful spiritual experiences is a oneness experience.
A spiritual oneness experience is essentially when someone feels interconnected to everything–they feel at one with everything. In the deepest kinds of oneness experiences, it’s not exactly even experienced. Or rather, the person is so deeply surrendered that the “I” who perceives experiences is gone. So the idea of an experience doesn’t arise until the “I” returns again after the deep moment or moments of oneness. As this point, the ego says, “hey, what was that?” and then the person realizes that they had a sense of total unity with life.
So yeah, this is a pretty significant moment.
Unlike awakening (which can have oneness experiences or not), this experience comes and goes–usually as much as the ego leaves and then returns. It tends to inspire a deep yearning towards spirituality. It’s that deep drive for the Divine, however, that is the great gift of a oneness experience or any spiritual experience.
Because without awakened energy pushing someone to transform, most individuals must develop a powerful dedication to dissolve their ego. Otherwise, people tend to stay in their habits and ego patterns.
So while oneness experiences–like any experiences–come and go, the deeper opportunity is to be free of the ego and at peace with all of life’s experiences.
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You can’t keep any experience forever, although some of the nicer ones tend to stick around longer when the ego isn’t mucking things up. So let any spiritual experience you have been an inspiration to realize spiritual freedom.