March 10, 2016 11:14 AM
I learn so much from writing this book. For example, expectations are a lot like assumptions: They are unexamined until they are thrown in your face.
Writing the opening paragraphs to the Living As A Mystic chapter (sub-chapter?), revealed a simple truth:
It is the expectation of the Divine that defines a Mystic.
Here’s what I wrote today—what I realized today:
Living As A Mystic
The life of the Mystic is vastly different than the lives of most. The Mystic experiences TaoGod directly. To the Mystic, God is not some invisible and distant fatherly figure—not a being to be believed in—but a presence that is as real as every person, creature or object on the planet.
This “realness of God” is not something the Mystic just one day decides on, but is gradually revealed as his Ego Aspect weakens and the signs, siddhis, and synchronicities increase. As his ego softens, the number of odds-defying “coincidences” rise dramatically, and with each occurrence, the spiritual seeker’s confidence grows.
One day—much to his surprise—the seeker realizes that he has come to expect the signs and the siddhis and the synchronicities. He realizes that he no longer believes in God, but expects God. And it was with this realization—this expectation of the Divine—that the seeker leaves behind his doubts and discovers that he has unknowingly become a Mystic.
The Mystic experiences a relationship with TaoGod. Just as two lovers separated across timezones subtly feel their lover’s presence in all they say and do, the Mystic feels the Divine’s presence everywhere he goes and in all he experiences.
In every sound, he hears Her song. In every touch, he feels Her caress. In every taste, he feels Her kiss.
Everyday his lover—TaoGod Herself—leans gently on his shoulder and whispers sweet words of wisdom and guidance into his ear. And the Mystic’s life—when he listens to Her whispers—flows effortlessly.
The Mystic lives in an intimate relationship with TaoGod—the Mystic swims in God. And because this relationship is mutual, God swims in the Mystic as well.
Where do you end and your lover begin? Understand this relationship, and you’ll understand the life of the Mystic.
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