I really appreciate hearing your experience. I have never heard anyone describe the experience so graphically before. It sounds truly wonderful. speaking in tongues has never been a part of my tradition. I grew up being taught that the gift of tongues was REALLY the gift of Pentecost (the ability to speak in your language and to be understood by others in theirs). I have a broader understanding now and believe that it IS in fact a spiritual gift as you describe it. I prayed for a while that I would be given the gift of tongues but that prayer was not answered in the affirmative. I'm fine with that. God has gifted me in many other ways.