No... I have not experienced it.. But it sounds like the lower levels described in spiritual books I've been reading. They stay there at that level until they desire something better... then they are ready to be helped. Once they attain the desire to move upward, they are allowed to and are helped, but only by one level. In order to attain an even higher level, they must share their desire and what they have learned with others still in that lower level, but only after being trained. No one can be helped until they are ready.
Much like life on the planet.