"I was going through a very hard time in life. I was feeling pretty low about everything and I felt as if I could no longer go on. I was at the crossroads in life but it felt as if I was going to have some sort of breakdown. One night I could see myself sitting on the end of my bed with my hands buried in my face. I just felt like I couldn’t handle things any longer and I was crying. I was looking at myself doing this and it was very strange. Suddenly out of the corner of my eye I saw an overpowering bright light in the corner of my room. I’m a very nervous person and I get frightened very quickly so I didn’t want to automatically face the light, but something inside my head told me to face it - so I did. When I did face it, my whole body was thrown into the light and I was showered with an amazing sense of love. A love beyond words. Nothing mattered anymore. Through the light I saw what I believe to be Jesus Christ. We didn’t speak through words but through thoughts. He told me that everything was going to be OK and that I didn’t need to worry anymore. There was even a touch of humor from him. Since that experience I was able to move away from some difficulties I was having at the time."
- Lindsay, 28
"I was in bed asleep and then all of a sudden I woke up. I was lying on my bed and I was looking up at the ceiling. At the bottom of the bed we had built-in wardrobes but all I could do was look up at the ceiling. I then noticed my daughter was on the ceiling. I thought “Oh my goodness, what an earth is she doing there”. Although I was wondering what she was doing up there, I was very aware that I was not the slightest bit scared at all. I then realised that actually it wasn’t my daughter, it was actually me and I was looking back at myself. So my eyes were looking back to my bed and it was actually me that was on top of the ceiling. Then all of a sudden the body disappeared and I went back to sleep. A very peculiar experience and not sure whether it was a dream but indeed very spiritual."
- Sheila, 60
"I was half-asleep one morning and I heard a voice say: 'You realize you're alone now, don't you?'. I immediately woke up and for some reason ran outside the house to find my uncle (adoptive father) lying dead outside. Not the happiest thing to report I know, but definitely spiritual."
- Ray, 41
"Sometimes I would have dreams of people trying to get into my house. In my dream people would be screaming and yelling at me to get in, they would do anything from kicking the door to threatening me. I would be so terrified on the other side, sometimes the door wouldn’t be locked and they would be trying to push the door open and I would give all my strength on the other side to not let them inside. But the thing is, when that would happen I would either yell or call the police. Sometimes I would just ask Jesus to help me, all of a sudden the dream would vanish or I would wake up. Maybe there is something or someone is trying to tell me about my life."
- Rebecca, 22
"After my mother died I had been feeling guilty and blamed myself for a few things. One night I was wide awake in my bed. I saw my mother! She looked incredibly well and told me that she was fine and that I shouldn’t worry. I went to wake my wife up to tell her that my mother had entered the room, but as soon as I did this she vanished."
- Peter, 70
"I dreamt I could see my grandparents’ house which I had never seen before. I saw beside the fence a very old damaged Bible. I was so angry at the person whoever it was who put it there. In real life I would never do this - but I threw the Bible into the brook which was only maybe seven big steps from the house. The water was not deep. But the Bible stopped only close to the water. The wind opened the pages and I saw my sister’s photo there. I was very amazed because my sister died and I saw her smile at me, like in real life. The smile was real indeed. I was running to get this photo but the wind turned the next page and I saw a faded picture of the Virgin Mary and the sentence was: ‘In your hard time seek refuge in me’. The sentence was not in my Slovakian language but I understood the translation. The same morning I called my mum in Slovakia. I said to her that I had a dream about my sister, but I didn’t say what about. She said that she had the dream as well. There was dead silence between us, but the silence can say more than words sometimes."
- Jana, 32