Are you aware of the mystic in you? If you have experienced an intimate, spiritual connection to the Source of life in nature, with another person, within yourself, or beyond the material world, you have accessed your mystical channel.
Mystical experiences are available to everyone. Your body is equipped with a special focal point, a lobe at the center of your forehead, where the right brain allows you to connect with profound insights, new perspectives, and a sense of your divinity. This sacred frontal space is often referred to as, “The Third Eye.”
Many people try to deny their mystical experiences because of fear. This is understandable since there are so many stories about saints, sages, and poets, who had extraordinary mystical powers. Most of these mystics lived in a time when few people accessed their mystical lobe, so they stood out as extraordinary individuals. Many saints became spiritual icons, and are still worshipped today by people who see them as super humans.
Jesus was a mystic. He said that we would do “greater things” than he did. Was he trying to tell us that we are all mystics? If so, he was an amazing model of the divine power that exists within each one of us.
We are living in extraordinary times. More people are waking up, becoming spiritually conscious, and connecting to their divinity, than ever before. I call these people, “Ordinary Mystics, because they are not sitting on mountain tops, or living in ashrams, instead, they dwell in the midst of the busyness of ordinary life where they are making a difference. There is great strength in numbers. Perhaps it’s time to invite these mystics to come out of the closet to network with others, and help create a better world.
John Welwood, in his book, “Love and Awakening,” says that we can no longer afford the luxury of a spirituality that is divorced from “real life.” He suggests that in these times when our world and our very humanity are increasingly at risk, we need a new kind of “grounded spirituality” “that arises out of, and addresses itself to, the challenges of ordinary living.”
The journey into your divinity begins with a belief in the mystical part of yourself, and a choice to open up to an encounter with the Source of Life within. Divine union, a sense of oneness with yourself, others, and all creation in the Divine Embrace, is the result of a daily practice of mystical meditation. Focusing on the frontal lobe in the stillness of meditation for twenty minutes a day allows you to empty the mind, and awakens the experience of the fullness of divine love that flows through every cell in your being. In time, your interior life and your outer life become one, and you will experience the power of creating the reality you can imagine.
A number of spiritual teachers are spreading their valuable principles for conscious living today. What I think is needed now are stories of ordinary mystics living out these new spiritual ideas, and clearly demonstrating the results in their daily lives. Into this world, hungry for new spiritual models of conscious living, my novel, “Ordinary Mystic,” is born. It is the story of a year in the life of an ordinary mystic, and is filled with deep passion, forbidden love, spiritual awakening, personal transformation, and sacred wisdom.
I invite you to find out what it means to open yourself to an encounter with the Divine, as Bridget McGuire, the main character in my book, does. A new and exciting life awaits you!