It's been years since I have posted a story, and I have only really experienced two new spiritual encounters to my memory. Neither of these two experiences were as odd as the ones I have had before, but I will post them. This one happened just last night (as od early December 2012), and I will post the other story later.
I left my mother's house to go grocery shopping. My partner and I were having a tiff, and I was distraught. I needed some time to think, so I let the kids stay at mom's and I headed to the store in my car. I was very upset and crying, but otherwise very alert of the road around me. I don't know how to explain if I was praying or not, but I was talking to whoever would listen. I asked for all the pain I was in to just go away because I wanted to be happy again and not stressed out all of the time. I'm going through a lot right now, and it was really hitting me hard.
A few minutes down the road I felt the back of my seat push against my back. I really did feel it, too. This was not my imagination, and to be sure, it happened about eight times in the span of my drive. Each time it was like one of my kids were in the back pushing their feet into the back of my seat. It was enough pressure to make my back straighten, and it didn't happen in any specific rhythm. I was really having a rough time, so I wasn't scared but I was surely concerned about what was in the back of the car. I thought maybe an animal somehow got in, but when I thought deeper about it, that wouldn't have happened unless someone else "put" the animal in the back. I didn't want to look in the rear view mirror, because I didn't want to see something staring back at me, but I made myself look. The back seats looked completely normal. But the pressing continued. It would press, then let out, then wait. Then it would press again.
I finally pulled into the store, and when I parked, I looked in the back, and there was not a thing in the seat except for my daughter's car seat. It was belted in, so even if I hit the breaks it would not have reached my seat. Nothing else was around that could have made that feeling happen. It was not a frightening experience, but it was out of the ordinary to say the least.