Beatific Vision?

How can one describe the color red? What I experienced early in the morning hours of Sunday a few weeks past cannot be described as something seen. A little about myself. I was raised to be a Protestant, but have been attending church the last year with my wife's Catholic Church. The similarities between services made me feel comfortable, and did not influence what happened later which I can only describe as a vision. I am a well-educated retired Air Force Colonel with 34 years of service, retired before making General due to a medical disability discharge. I will attempt to describe what happened, but no words or pictures could ever describe it fully.

Sound asleep, I was suddenly awake. With my eyes closed, I could feel no earthly attachment. I could see 360 degrees and what I saw was a perfect array of golden shapes perfectly aligned in all directions akin to Christmas tree ornaments in various shapes floating and moving, yet never never losing their precise 3-dimensional perfection to inifinity. It was not just what I saw, but what I felt. I felt infinitely at peace and as if my body and soul were immersed in pure love. I was just observing, I was a part of it. My thoughts could be read, but I received no responses to my inquisitive thoughts about what I was experiencing. I never wanted to leave, but it ended as abruptly as it started. I was left with a sense of amazement, awe, and reflection. What was this...what does it mean...what am I going to do with this information? I told the father at Church on Sunday I thought God had spoken to me. Later I told a Deacon, that I had been given a vision and was trying to grasp at it's meaning. He said only I could define its meaning, and said he remembered me from that Sunday and knew something miraculous had happened.

This Sunday morning, not having slept the night before due to a recurring medical problem, I did not go to Church with my wife. I was again pondering what the vision had meant when I glanced at a previously unopened Catholic Catechism book. I opened it up and flipped a few pages and came upon the topic of Beatific Visions, which according to numerous references, describe fairly concisely what I experienced. I am now struggling with what next? What can I do with this experience other than share it and hope to find another who had a similar experience with hopes of understanding its significance.
Vajumper Vajumper
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1 Response Dec 2, 2012

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