Posted by on Feb 6, 2012 in Blog, Sacred Experiences, Sacred Nature | 0 comments

My body felt immersed in a cloud of blue.  Floating yet moving with purpose.  I’m flying a helicopter.  Filled with a sense of peace I’d never felt before,  I sat with my right hand extended before me, clutching some imaginary object.  My breath slowed to the point I wasn’t sure I was still breathing.   My mind was spinning, trying to make sense of the intense emotions flowing through my body.   Suddenly, I “got it”.  I understood the feelings of wonder coursing through my body.

Turn the clock back twenty minutes and I had just met a man with whom I would connect in the most spiritual way I’d ever interacted with a complete stranger.   We were both attending a motivational seminar and the group exercise was to connect emotionally with another human being simply by mimicking their actions.

We divided up into groups of three.   One person was told to sit in a chair, re-live the most intense emotions they had ever felt in their life and then to sit in the same pose as they had the day of their experience.

Another person’s job was to maneuver the third person into exactly the same body posture as the first.  By doing this, you were supposed to “feel” the same feelings and emotions of the person “re-experiencing” their most emotional moment.

With one last minute adjustment, the woman manipulating my body to mimic the body posture of my new friend changed my emotional state forever.  The instant rush of peace, joy and power coursing through my body as I realized I was flying, will stay with me forever.

That was thirteen years ago and I’ve never forgotten the experiment and that sacred moment when I realized what flying means to those lucky enough to master it.

~J.K. Ingersoll~



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