One of the key things I have noticed since leaving the Witnesses and interacting with other faiths, is that they often mention the word "miracle!" In that they will claim that their God had performed some sort of miracle in their life that brought about something amazing. It is not always Christians who say this either, as many of my "Pagan" friends and myself have had spirit driven moments that were something that could not be displaced as "chance." Yet this is odd to me in some ways, as to hear these people mention these events, is foreign to my past. As if this had been said in a congregation, in the form that something was truly divine in nature. It could lead to a disfellowshipping, as that extreme level of spiritual help is often something to be feared.
Now some might say, I remember people saying things like this. So let me explain an example ...
I have a Christian friend who claims that an angel appeared to her and explained that she needed to go to her son, and when she did go to her son, she found he was face down in the pool and if she had not been there at that moment to save him, he would have been lost.
I have Wiccan friends who feel they have been visited by spiritual beings to explain their course in life and changed their life to the better for this. I know of an example where one even felt their dead relative had come into their dreams to explain something they needed to be aware of to avoid a major pitfall in life.
... so as you see, this is not the "Jehovah changed my heart at this moment" stuff we might have heard, these are things heard in other religions that to not attend Kingdom Halls. Here is the thing, I experienced some events like these and I personally think their are very real and not demons. If I had experienced these as a Witness and shared them with the congregation, I would have been counseled and if I continued to believe them and express that, I would have been disfellowshipped. It does not matter if you believe these are real or not, what is interesting is that the Christian Bible mentions events like this and yet if it happened in a religion that is suppose to be "God's chosen!" It would be a disfellowshipping matter. Which brings me to something I think a lot of former Witnesses suffer from, and that is a closed mind to the spirit world. As we were taught, anything that you see that is not physical is "evil demons." But maybe, they're miracles* and you might need to pay attention.
*just want to add that a miracle is not a word that is owned by Christianity