Some part of us longs for a connection with what we sense as something greater than us. We may call it the Great Spirit, the Universe, the Cosmos, the Light, the Spiritual Presence, the All That Is, the Higher Self, the Inner Being, or God. There also are many stories of people interacting and conversing with this force. For them, the Divine was not an abstract concept. The connection was both physical and intimate.
When reading or hearing about those stories, we may have thought they were metaphors or experiences only for a chosen few: the larger-than-life beings like Jesus, Noah, Moses, Abraham, Mohammed, Hafiz, Rumi, Krishna, Lao Tzu, Buddha, or Kwan Yin.