I'm wondering if anyone else has ever had this experience.
I've often had the experience of praying/meditating and then afterwards, feeling a sense of knowing, deep down, that what I prayed for/meditated on will come to pass. This is a feeling inside me--one that originates deep down. It's a certainty.
But about about a week ago, I was praying/meditating on something I desire. And I had a very different experience. This was a sense that I could tell entered me. It didn't originate inside me. I had been praying for/meditating on seeking strength, relief from pain, help letting go. That always results in an immediate (if not permanent) relief. At the end of that, I asked for the thing I want--something I've been doing for weeks. Normally, I often would feel that certainty that originates deep within at this point.
But this time, it was a feeling of YES, it was an answer--a granting--and it was totally unexpected. It reminded me of when I made an offer on a house last year--and the exact moment when I learned that my offer had been accepted. It was that dynamic exactly. I wanted something. I waited. And something/someone external to myself communicated agreement. Instead of sitting deep inside me, this response entered my mind from the outside. And I was so surprised.
And inside, I reacted emotionally just as I had when my house offer had been accepted: I was joyful and excited and so relieved.
I keep trying to remember that experience when I am in pain. I just am wondering if anyone else has experienced that.
It sounds similar to what I call intuition revelations, when I suddenly see, what will happen very soon -but for me it is usually just moments or minutes until it happens. When I am present (which is basically meditation in real life situations), it always feels amazing, because life is amazing experience in the physical reality whatever is the outcome. I even used presence during the height of migraine attack, and that didn't feel as bad as it would otherwise. Same happened during the birth of my son -I was kind of in a trance, and pain wasn't an issue at all.
I have sometimes, yes. It is generally a physical calmness accompanying a new thought form which enters your mind. Thoughts will seem to gently take over your mind and will tell you that everything is being taken care of, and that you will be absolutely fine.