Are You a Mystic?

Mystic Angel
Mys­tics see the Divine in the most unex­pect­ed places!

Wel­come spir­i­tu­al trav­el­ers! I am your teacher Broth­er Thomas — your friend, guide, and fel­low work­er from the Sev­enth Ray. Isn’t it inter­est­ing how a series of lessons like this draw you mys­ti­cism? Think of the long and wind­ing path it took for you to arrive at this point! No mat­ter, here we are, and we rejoice! A new life awaits you. The Mys­ti­cal Path of Spir­i­tus Lumine is where you dis­cov­er your place in the God-Con­tin­u­um and, once again, reassert your Source giv­en right to act as a Spir­i­tu­al Sov­er­eign.

We say reassert because you have for­got­ten that glo­ri­ous day of cre­ation when Source placed a part of ITs infi­nite self into a Lux Ani­mae and gave you a mis­sion that belongs to no one but you! That day, you became a soul. Make no mis­take, the study of this path is part of your con­tin­ued awak­en­ing.

As a patient under anes­the­sia slow­ly gains aware­ness to full con­scious­ness, so too, you are begin­ning to real­ize just how deeply the pro­gram­ming of this third-dimen­sion­al has been. Every­thing about suc­cess you think you know is designed to keep you here instead of ascend­ing to the spir­i­tu­al dimen­sions so close to you. At some time or place you uttered a prayer ask­ing to learn the truth about this life and the next. And now, you are giv­en an oppor­tu­ni­ty to read, study, grow and ascend through the things you will come to know in these series of lessons enti­tled: Meta­phys­i­cal Foun­da­tions. The mys­tics way will lead you out of this holo­graph­ic matrix.

In this les­son, I will describe what mys­tics are like and briefly overview The Mys­ti­cal Path of Spir­i­tus Lumine. The term mys­tic sounds strange and mys­te­ri­ous — but actu­al­ly it’s pret­ty sim­ple. Mys­tics are peo­ple who love to com­mune with the Divine. Unlike the aver­age per­son, mys­tics believe that Source com­mu­ni­cates with them con­stant­ly through var­i­ous signs and won­ders! There is so much more to say! But for now, I hope you enjoy this les­son enti­tled, Am I a Mys­tic?

Introduction: Mysticism as a Path

With­out a doubt, the moment we start talk­ing about the realm of spir­i­tu­al mat­ters, things can become con­fus­ing in no time at all. Some rel­e­gate these mat­ters entire­ly to reli­gious stud­ies and lim­it belief to what is said to them by their lead­ers. Oth­ers find it eas­i­er to deny out­right that such a thing as ‘spir­it’ even exists! Most don’t think about these con­cerns very often, if at all. But anoth­er group is not only con­vinced about the real­i­ty of this sense; they are pas­sion­ate about learn­ing all that they can. These adven­tur­ous souls have a hunger to learn all that they can about mat­ters of soul and spir­it. Many will even­tu­al­ly com­mit to a path designed to grow and improve their spir­i­tu­al abil­i­ties. The mystic’s path is a time-hon­ored way of learn­ing and devel­op­ing one’s spir­i­tu­al capa­bil­i­ties. Mys­tery and excite­ment fill each day.

What are Mystics?

When peo­ple speak of mys­tics, those that trav­el the path, they often imply that saints and holy peo­ple are the only ones able to do this. Noth­ing could be fur­ther from the truth.

While it is true that many Saints and Holy men and women are mys­tics, the path of the mys­tic is open to all — even those who do not ful­ly accept the exis­tence of a divine force in the tra­di­tion­al sense. Reli­gion isn’t the core of what it takes to be a mys­tic.

A mys­tic is thought to be a per­son who is in love with the divine and seeks to devel­op a full and deep rich inner life through the prac­tice of a pro­scribed set of spir­i­tu­al exer­cis­es. While we can agree some­what with this def­i­n­i­tion, we find it a bit too restric­tive. As strange as it may first sound, we have come to believe that one does not nec­es­sar­i­ly have to “be in love with the divine” or be con­vinced that such a force exists. Instead, we hold that if one can acknowl­edge that there are forces out­side of our reg­u­lar fields of per­cep­tions that one can con­tact and work with — that this works just as well. In oth­er words, one does not have to be a Moth­er Tere­sa, St. Cather­ine of Siena, Augus­tine or Hin­du Saint or Himalayan Monk to qual­i­fy as a mys­tic. It is pos­si­ble that the sweet lit­tle woman down the street, who nev­er attends church and is known to only a few, may have a rich inner life with more spir­i­tu­al pow­er than the famous monks, nuns and holy ones.

In our time, there are many peo­ple to help us along the way. The web­site, Bud­dha at the Gas Pump, over­seen by Rick Archer, con­tains more than 400 excit­ing inter­views of spir­i­tu­al­ly awak­ened indi­vid­u­als — most of whom would qual­i­fy as mys­tics. Some of these peo­ple are well known, but most of them are not. The point is, once you begin a path of mys­ti­cal stud­ies, you’ll find that all kinds of oppor­tu­ni­ties unfold to help you in your pur­suit.

Are You a Mystic?

Do you ques­tion why things are the way they are? Have you been made to feel as though you may be a rebel­lious per­son or trou­ble­mak­er because you have a ques­tion­ing spir­it? Have you noticed that when you ques­tion the impor­tant things of life, some per­ceive it as threat­en­ing — per­haps hereti­cal? Are you ready to admit that you often feel dis­sat­is­fied and let down by the answers pro­vid­ed by well-mean­ing sys­tems of pro­gram­ming and thought con­trol such as fam­i­ly, author­i­ty fig­ures, soci­ety, cul­ture, reli­gion, edu­ca­tion, friends and the like? If so, I have good news for you! You are prob­a­bly a mys­tic! See how many of the fol­low­ing descrip­tions apply to you.

Mystics Question Everything!

The rea­son you have so many ques­tions is that Source, your best friend, whom you may not yet know, is always near­by — prompt­ing you to ques­tion and avoid the easy answer. This is done with a greater pur­pose in mind — to cause you to grow in knowl­edge, wis­dom, and spir­i­tu­al pow­er. That is why you are here.

If you haven’t already start­ed, the time has come for you to start seek­ing answers on your own. The moment you do so, a teacher appears — cour­tesy of the Spir­i­tus Lumine. This teacher wants to dia­logue with you so that you dis­cov­er what is true for you. Broth­er Thomas offers these con­ver­sa­tions to help you con­nect with the Spir­i­tus Lumine and con­duct your per­son­al dia­logues through the inner and out­er forms. Are you ready to fol­low a path — such as The Mys­ti­cal Path of Spir­i­tus Lumine? The only way you’ll know for sure is to start; but, there are some qual­i­ties that gen­er­al­ly describe those who are ready to begin.

Traditional Answers Don’t Satisfy Mystics

Mys­tics are cer­tain of few things except that “No one has all the answers!” If you want to annoy a mys­tic, intro­duce them to peo­ple and groups who think they know it all! Seri­ous­ly, it should go with­out say­ing that no reli­gious group, philo­soph­i­cal sys­tem, polit­i­cal par­ty, or meta­phys­i­cal path owns the Truth — though many act as though they do! Cap­i­tal ‘T truth exists at the Source lev­el, but mys­tics under­stand that it is the jour­ney of their life and soul to under­stand even a small part of it. Mys­tics are peo­ple who under­stand what it is like to fer­vent­ly believe one thing one day only to change alto­geth­er at a lat­er time. Mys­tics keep a loose hold on any claims of Absolute Truth and are will­ing to hold con­tra­dic­to­ry thoughts while try­ing to under­stand some­thing. The best we are will­ing to say is that “We under­stand what works for us and even that is in con­stant nego­ti­a­tion!”

Old Answers Stop Working

Per­haps there was a time in your life when the ques­tions you had and the answers you received made per­fect sense. Your reli­gion made sense, your phi­los­o­phy made sense, and your way of liv­ing all worked for you. Life worked as you thought it should and when life is work­ing well, we don’t rock the boat. When life is going great, we tend to believe we have all the answers we need. But soon­er or lat­er, all of us will expe­ri­ence a life crash because noth­ing stays the same. We expe­ri­ence a cat­a­stro­phe in the form of divorce, betray­al, finan­cial fail­ure, dis­ease, the death of loved ones, or maybe we observe first­hand how cru­el life can be as some peo­ple appear to break all the rules and have all the bless­ings. It is at this point that we begin to seek dif­fer­ent answers. Some become frus­trat­ed and give up alto­geth­er. Oth­ers blame them­selves and believe that if they had only tried hard­er, or embraced their reli­gion, phi­los­o­phy of life, or ear­ly ways of liv­ing that they would have escaped hard­ship. Oth­ers know that these moments are door­ways of ini­ti­a­tion. It is the Universe’s way of telling us that we need to grow into a bet­ter path.

Mystics are Seekers

Mys­tics know that answers come to those who seek and search for addi­tion­al mean­ings. They see life as an unfold­ing jour­ney where new expe­ri­ences and mean­ings appear each day. This seek­ing is what it means to walk the mystic’s path. We come to real­ize that life and mean­ings are always chang­ing, even as we do. Mys­tics are will­ing to admit when old ways of doing things no longer work and they are will­ing to aban­don answers that no longer work.

Life is a Conversation

Mys­tics under­stand that life is a con­ver­sa­tion. The answers you have today don’t nec­es­sar­i­ly work tomor­row. You change. Sit­u­a­tions change. The con­text in which you live changes. How could the truth you under­stood as a child work in the same way as an adult? It doesn’t. How could sacred texts writ­ten in cul­tures and times thou­sands of years ago be under­stood in the same way by peo­ple who have entire­ly dif­fer­ent world­views? It can’t. Every day, we are giv­en oppor­tu­ni­ties to test our so-called truths among peo­ple, places, and things. If we are will­ing to have a con­ver­sa­tion with life, the mys­tic dis­cov­ers that the Uni­verse is always ready to help.

Mystics Desire a Rich Inner Life

Mys­tics are usu­al­ly prayer­ful peo­ple in that they believe in a two-way com­mu­nion with the Uni­verse. They pray and med­i­tate with reg­u­lar­i­ty — though the forms they use may great­ly dif­fer. Some, like David’s father, who nev­er med­i­tat­ed, had a prayer on his heart con­stant­ly. Oth­ers prac­tice rit­u­al med­i­ta­tion, cre­ate altars in their homes, or prac­tice a vari­ety of inner-forms. Not all who med­i­tate believe in a divine con­scious­ness; they regard their prac­tice as a means of still­ing the mind and cre­at­ing a more mean­ing­ful life. Mys­tics, how­ev­er, believe in a two-way com­mu­ni­ca­tion with the divine and strive to become good lis­ten­ers.

Mystics Love Nature.

Mys­tics are amazed by the beau­ty of nature and can get lost by look­ing at the sky, clouds, trees, gar­dens, moun­tains, prairies, bod­ies of water, and ani­mals. Many believe they can join their con­scious­ness with their sur­round­ings and com­mu­ni­cate not only with the objects of nature but the spir­its that main­tain these nat­ur­al forces as well. They often con­tem­plate the lessons that nature has to offer.

Mystics are Reflective

Mys­ti­cal peo­ple are reflec­tive peo­ple. They think about life, its mean­ings, its pur­pose, and why things hap­pen the way they do. They believe in a life of the heart and mind. They under­stand that their behav­iors began as thoughts and improve as they review their ideas with emo­tion­al intel­li­gence and the heal­ing that comes from a com­pas­sion­ate heart. When things don’t go right, reflec­tive peo­ple want to know why so they can do bet­ter next time. Mys­ti­cal peo­ple reflect upon how the divine inter­acts with them in their dai­ly activ­i­ties. When they review their day, they are usu­al­ly joy­ful to dis­cov­er moments when the divine was present, and they had not noticed. Mys­tics are always reflect­ing upon the signs that Source is at work in their lives.

Mystics are Curious

Along with reflec­tion, mys­tics are curi­ous by nature and want to learn as much as they can about spir­i­tu­al prac­tices. Some desire to learn all they can about a spe­cif­ic path while oth­ers are very eclec­tic. Most believe that all knowl­edge has the poten­tial of being use­ful, if not now, at some lat­er time. There is a uni­verse of attrac­tive and appeal­ing things to study such as crys­tals and min­er­als, dows­ing, ora­cle cards, pen­du­lums, mus­cle test­ing, omens, herbs, as well as end­less eso­teric knowl­edge. The mys­tic stud­ies many of them.

Mystics Know There is a Larger Purpose to Life

Mys­tics look at the crowd­ed ways of life and believe there is more to liv­ing than sleep­ing, wak­ing, work­ing and dying. They seek mean­ing and want their lives to mat­ter. They under­stand that life is short and that what we do here is impor­tant. The fur­ther along the path a mys­tic trav­els, the less self­ish they become. As they gain an under­stand­ing of the dynam­ics of pow­er ver­sus love, and ser­vice to self ver­sus ser­vice to oth­ers, mys­tics learn to choose and infuse their lives with lov­ing ser­vice. They do this not because they are seek­ing spir­i­tu­al advance­ment, but because it is the nat­ur­al out­come of being on a mys­ti­cal path.

Mystics Love Symbols and Metaphors

Mys­tics know that life is always bring­ing them clues about the past, present, and future. Sym­bols are signs that stand for some­thing. Mys­tics devel­op their aware­ness to rec­og­nize the sym­bols that are sent to them by Source via their wak­ing, day­dream­ing and night-dream­ing states. Mys­tics know that dreams are a form of spir­i­tu­al com­mu­ni­ca­tion. They instinc­tive­ly know these sym­bols are meant to enrich their lives. And as we move fur­ther along the path, mys­tics come to under­stand that life itself is it’s a form of dream­ing that brings us one sym­bol after anoth­er. As mys­tics move fur­ther down the path, a form of sym­bol com­mu­ni­ca­tion devel­ops between stu­dent and source — where source sends sym­bols to the stu­dent as a means of per­son­al inter­ac­tion.

Mystics Love Stories

Mys­tics love sto­ries and under­stand that the old tales they learned as chil­dren are truer than true, not because they are lit­er­al­ly true, but because the sym­bols con­tained with­in point to uni­ver­sal truths. Sto­ries that meant one thing as a child can be even more pro­found as adults. Mys­tics know that it is not always wise to accept other’s inter­pre­ta­tions of sto­ries — espe­cial­ly those sto­ries from reli­gious texts that are expect­ed to be inter­pret­ed lit­er­al­ly such as the cre­ation sto­ry in Gen­e­sis.

Mys­tics know that there is always a sto­ry with­in the sto­ry and the abil­i­ty to move away from con­crete­ness to abstrac­tion is an absolute must for spir­i­tu­al growth and devel­op­ment. And, while it is pos­si­ble to read the books of Job or Jon­ah in the Holy Bible lit­er­al­ly, this not only harms the text, it caus­es the read­er to miss the whole point of these sto­ries by decap­i­tat­ing the rich­ness avail­able to them through the metaphors, sym­bols, char­ac­ters, and sto­ry line. Mys­tics have come to under­stand that an insis­tence upon lit­er­al read­ings and inter­pre­ta­tions of text in all of the major reli­gions has cre­at­ed soci­eties of intol­er­ance and abuse that have sig­nif­i­cant­ly stunt­ed the abil­i­ty of most to car­ry out the very mes­sage of their prophets in the first place.

Mystics Develop an Inner Symbolic Language

Mys­tics com­mune with the divine. The longer they fol­low a path, the more they devel­op their own ways of con­nect­ing and receiv­ing infor­ma­tion from Source. The sug­gest­ed prac­tices of any mys­ti­cal path are just that — sug­ges­tions. It is a tri­al and error process we use to con­nect with our angels, spir­its, and guides. Once the mys­tic finds suc­cess, they usu­al­ly, but not always, begin to refine their approach­es and lim­it them to just a few. The mys­tic under­stands that our com­mu­ni­ca­tion with Source is nego­tiable. What this means is that Source is will­ing to con­nect with you in ways that feel com­fort­able to you. Some pre­fer dreams while oth­er devel­op skills of inter­pret­ing syn­chro­nis­tic events.

It is per­fect­ly fine for the stu­dent to make agree­ments with Source about what out­ward signs mean. For instance, if the stu­dent is famil­iar with numerol­o­gy, they may make an agree­ment to notice what source is say­ing to them as num­bers are brought to their aware­ness. Some notice repeat­ing num­bers on the clock and so forth. Agree­ments can be made about the pres­ence of cer­tain spir­its and guides in the form of birds and but­ter­flies. David knows when cer­tain rel­a­tives who have passed are near when­ev­er he sees cer­tain species of but­ter­flies. Some mys­tics, like one of David’s friends, have an agree­ment with Spir­it to pay atten­tion to songs that pop into their head from “nowhere.”

Mystics Understand There are no Coincidences

Mys­tics believe there is an order to the uni­verse and that every­thing hap­pens for a rea­son — even when we can­not under­stand it. This does not mean that we do not feel pain or make light of suf­fer­ing — not at all. But deep with­in a mys­tic is a belief that the Uni­verse has a rea­son for doing what it does and that we can come to under­stand much of it. This belief of ours — that there are no coin­ci­dences — can annoy oth­er peo­ple if we are not care­ful. Where some peo­ple see ran­dom events, we see Divine Order. For instance, we may see future events in a dream — or we may know that some­thing is hap­pen­ing as a result of prayer. We under­stand that some suf­fer­ing occurs as a les­son to teach us how to be bet­ter peo­ple. We under­stand that the laws of kar­ma impact our lives on a dai­ly basis. We know that both good and bad things hap­pen to us for a rea­son — but we do not judge peo­ple or our­selves because of it. Instead, we do our best to devel­op sen­si­tiv­i­ty towards the peo­ple, places, and things about us so that we might become inten­tion­al divine cre­ators of the events that hap­pen in our lives.

Mystics are old Souls

Those that con­sid­er them­selves as mys­ti­cal have a deep inner feel­ing that they have prob­a­bly been around for a while. Life has a famil­iar qual­i­ty to it. Prob­lems that both­er oth­ers don’t come around them. Some, but not all, mys­tics appear to oth­ers as a per­son who can be trust­ed for advice or to share per­son­al infor­ma­tion. Many mys­tics feel they are old­er and wis­er than their age would sug­gest.

Mystics Desire to Help Others

A final qual­i­ty that is com­mon to almost all mys­tics is a desire to serve humankind in some capac­i­ty. This does not mean that mys­tics wish for pub­lic­i­ty or to have rep­u­ta­tions that rival a movie star; rather, mys­ti­cal­ly inclined peo­ple believe their work has been giv­en to them so that they might help oth­ers. Some pray and med­i­tate dai­ly for the health and well-being of the plan­et. A mys­tic may walk into a cof­fee shop and show­er light and bless­ings upon all who are there — most hav­ing no idea of the bless­ing giv­en them. Heal­ing mys­tics often inter­cede for oth­ers in mat­ters of phys­i­cal, men­tal, and spir­i­tu­al health.

What Should You Look for in a Spiritual Path?

Mys­ti­cal paths are spe­cial­ized approach­es that peo­ple fol­low to fur­ther their spir­i­tu­al devel­op­ment. Some are found­ed on well-estab­lished reli­gions, oth­ers fol­low the teach­ings of a liv­ing guru, and still, oth­ers study the writ­ings of an ascend­ed mas­ter or those long since depart­ed.

Open versus Secret

Some mys­ti­cal paths are shroud­ed in mys­tery and secre­cy. Ini­ti­ates are warned, under seri­ous penal­ties, to remain silent about its teach­ings. Oth­ers, like ours, are thor­ough­ly dis­cussed on the inter­net, YouTube, and social media in hopes of reach­ing (and impact­ing) a broad audi­ence. Since we live in some­what open times, where, for the most part, lit­tle harm comes to those who study the occult (secret teach­ings), we opt for open­ness. Sad­ly, in some parts of the world, it remains essen­tial to keep one’s non­tra­di­tion­al beliefs a secret.

Modalities

The modal­i­ties used in the var­i­ous paths dif­fer. Some are med­i­ta­tion based; some are based on ser­vice or a com­bi­na­tion of the two. Some uti­lize a sin­gle tech­nique such as dai­ly mind­ful­ness, med­i­ta­tion, mantras or chant­i­ng. Oth­ers use eclec­tic approach­es. We divide the meth­ods into inner and out­er forms. Inner-forms are those which require the stu­dent to med­i­tate, visu­al­ize, or engage the spir­i­tu­al imag­i­na­tion in tech­niques designed to make con­nec­tions and com­mu­ni­cate with guides and places locat­ed beyond our imme­di­ate five sens­es. The out­er forms require one to devel­op alert­ness and aware­ness of Spirit’s pres­ence in our lives such as the study of syn­chronic­i­ty, omens, car­toman­cy and the like.

Desired Outcomes

Final­ly, the desired out­come for the var­i­ous mys­ti­cal paths may vary wide­ly. Some seek to cre­ate a peace­ful demeanor or qui­et spir­it. Oth­ers mea­sure suc­cess by the abil­i­ty to astral trav­el, read the Akashic records, or bring evi­den­tiary proof from a deceased rel­a­tive to some­one who wish­es to hear from them. Most all paths will claim that their fol­low­ers will devel­op height­ened abil­i­ties of some sort and become awak­ened — poten­tial­ly an enlight­ened human being.

The Mystical Path of Spiritus Lumine

The mys­ti­cal path of Spir­i­tu­al Lumine is open to all. Though it rec­og­nizes many Spir­i­tu­al and Ascend­ed Mas­ters, there are no spir­i­tu­al mas­ters we require you to pay homage to, nor is there an earth­ly leader ask­ing for your sup­port. As a spir­i­tu­al sov­er­eign, your job is to learn how to lis­ten to Source so that you may soak up what you need when­ev­er you need it.

The Divine Light

The basic con­cept of this mys­ti­cal path is that Source dis­trib­utes its amaz­ing spir­i­tu­al gifts through the Spir­i­tus Lumine — the Divine Light of God. When stud­ied as a path, the stu­dent learns how to con­nect their soul light — Lux Ani­mae — with the Spir­i­tus Lumine. This is the path of spir­i­tu­al growth. One does not have to study these spe­cif­ic lessons in order to learn how to do this — but an order­ly path is cer­tain­ly help­ful. When the two bod­ies of light are linked, the stu­dent receives what is appro­pri­ate for their lev­el of Soul devel­op­ment. Spir­i­tus Lumine is gen­er­ous and always gives each stu­dent as much as it can pos­si­bly receive.

All light, includ­ing the Lux Ani­mae, is mere­ly an aspect of the larg­er light. Spir­i­tus Lumine is the agent Source uses to dis­trib­ute its infi­nite and inef­fa­ble qual­i­ties across all planes of exis­tence. This path uses mul­ti­ple modal­i­ties to con­nect with Spir­i­tus Lumine because there are as many ways to enlight­en­ment as those seek­ing it. The more the stu­dent is will­ing to study and learn, the more path­ways become avail­able for Spir­i­tus Lumine to con­nect and flow. As a path, Spir­i­tus Lumine uses spe­cif­ic inner and out­er-forms to help seek­ers make con­nec­tions with Source.

What do you Seek?

It is for the seek­er to decide what it wants to accom­plish or how far it wish­es to go. Some desire knowl­edge while oth­ers want to devel­op spe­cif­ic gifts such as prophe­cy, dream inter­pre­ta­tion or soul trav­el. Some may care only to devel­op inner qual­i­ties of soul that bring inner peace and wis­dom. The good thing is that all who faith­ful­ly jour­ney the path of Spir­i­tus Lumine will find them­selves becom­ing more spir­i­tu­al­ly awak­ened and enlight­ened a step at a time until one day there is a real­iza­tion of a great dis­tance that has been trav­eled. The stu­dent stands on a moun­tain peak, as it were, and sees an awak­ened real­i­ty that was once only a dream.

Review

Mys­tics are spe­cial peo­ple who usu­al­ly are not sat­is­fied by many of the answers to the big ques­tions of life pro­vid­ed by soci­ety. They are dri­ven to seek solu­tions for them­selves. They are open to new infor­ma­tion, but cau­tious about assum­ing they have all the answers. They believe in com­muning with pow­ers greater than them­selves. As they trav­el along a mys­ti­cal path, they will usu­al­ly prac­tice a series of inner and out­er-forms to help them bet­ter con­nect with the divine. Once they feel com­fort­able and gain more expe­ri­ence, mys­tics cre­ate a unique sym­bol for com­muning with the Divine.

Acknowl­edg­ments

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