One day, after having been asleep for a while, I awoke slightly and found myself in a state between sleeping and being awake. Suddenly I was one with The Light, for a short time. There was only The Light, and I was part of it, inseparably unified with it. There were no emotions involved, or thoughts; it was a blissful state. I had a clear awareness of being one with the Light. I came out of it and went back to it twice. This made me understand that we, as living beings, are all inseparable parts of the Divine. In the beginning the Divine could not reflect on itself. Therefore it divided itself into numerous living beings in order to be able to study itself. These beings went out into the Darkness, or Cosmos, to build an existence and experience themselves. This is the reason of our existence. We all are a part of the Divine, there is not one part of us that is not divine. We go through life, and we experience the created universe. We have come to believe that we are beings separate from the Divine but this is an illusion. We are the Divine, all of us, everything that exists, all the time. This includes animals, plants and yes even minerals and many other life forms. When your awareness has been purified from the veil of illusion, you see that you and everything else are in fact the Divine that is experiencing itself, studying itself, becoming aware of itself.
I should also note that experiencing the unification with the Divine, or experiencing all as one, or universal consciousness, can be experienced on many different levels of consciousness. One does have to be enlightened. One can experience this unified state on the pure physical level, on the astral level, on the mental and on the spiritual level. It is a state that can be experienced by anyone regardless on what level of spiritual evolution he is. I feel that my experience was on a basic level, and not on a level that an enlightened master would experience. Nevertheless it gives you a whole new perspective on life.