A few years ago, I was quite stressed in work and after a number of months of prolonged pressure, I began to have severe episodes of hemiplegic migraines.
I was admitted to hospital a number of times and on my last visit I was lying in the hospital bed on a Sunday and a priest knocked my door as he was doing his rounds on the ward.
We began to speak about faith and spirituality and I mentioned to him that I had a deep faith, not borne of studying the bible, but from deep meditation.
I went on to ask was he aware of the Masonic symbol of the Eye of Providence. He said he was and I explained that about 10 years earlier, around the 2008 Recession, I had the time to meditate at least 3-4 hours a day. I told him that I’d experienced a full spiritual awaking and that one morning I had seen the Eye of Provdence. I also said that previous to this I didn’t know this was something that could be seen in meditation and have since tried a number of times again but to no avail.
His reply is was what really struck me, he said that I’d seen a little bit of Heaven! As the gravity of what he said was sinking in, he quickly wrapped up the conversation and continued his rounds.
So my question is, what are priests taught about these more esoteric things and why are the people not told about these things?