I don't know if this was what you would call a religious experience but it still baffles me. For the last several months I have been having a really hard time. My Dad passed away before xmas and a break down of a long term relationship soon followed. To make things short and sweet. I was in a very dark place and frankly just didn't want to carry on anymore, juat being so sad, so low and seeing no end. Waking up everyday to wish I didn't have to go through another agonising day. It go to the point I wasn't functioning about 4 weeks ago. I just stayed in bed for 5 days straight and I got to a point of just crying out for help, literally asking out loud for help. I asked not to feel this low and sad any more. I asked just for anything some guidance to help me feel better.
The next day, I woke up and something had changed. Completely changed. I didn't feel sad at all. I didn't feel like I wanted to die any more. I actually felt like life was worth living and for the first time was excited about this new year ahead. I sat in my bathroom and cried for about an hour because I just felt everything bad that has happened to me lift. I was crying tears of relief and just so thankful not to be feeling anything like I did the weeks and days before. Something has changed, I can not explain it at all. I can just feel it. I no longer have this sad darkness over me. How/why/what happened to me I really don't know. I just know I woke up totally different that day after asking for help.