Hi anatta, and welcome to IW!!
Originally Posted by anatta
What you are seeing almost sounds like something from the spirit world, or in other words, that place that we all go when we die. Since you say it feels familiar, and is obviously friendly, it could be some kindred soul protecting you somehow. Have you tried to communicate with it somehow?
"Happiness can only come from inside of you and is the result of your love. When you are aware that no one else can make you happy, and that happiness is the result of your love, this becomes the greatest mastery of the Toltecs: the Mastery of Love." ~~don Miguel Ruiz~~