Practical Mysticism — Doing Shows Who You Really Are

Practical Mysticism

[dropcap]My [/dropcap]dear mys­tics. This is Broth­er Thomas, your friend and guide from the Sev­enth Ray.  Isn’t it excit­ing to be awake once more? Are you begin­ning to feel the ener­gy cur­rents just out­side of your per­cep­tion? Do you notice the pres­ence of your angels, spir­its, and guides moe and more? Soon, if not already, you will see the pow­er of the Spir­i­tus Lumine every­where you go. Just as it takes a lit­tle time for you to awak­en each morn­ing, it is the same way spir­i­tu­al­ly. You have been asleep for so long that it seemed you would nev­er awak­en. But here you are! Every day, your eyes, are becom­ing more wide open and your mind more alert! You final­ly real­ize that you are a part of some­thing so much more than the dai­ly life you once lived.

As you become more ful­ly awake, remem­ber that you are here upon this earth for a rea­son. Even though you are learn­ing the hid­den wis­dom, make sure your mys­ti­cism is a Prac­ti­cal Mys­ti­cism!  See the wash­er and dry­er in the pic­ture?  What could be more prac­ti­cal than the care of your clothes? If what you think to say and do does not con­nect with those about you, you are miss­ing the point of all of your mys­ti­cal stud­ies! Your mys­ti­cal stud­ies are not meant just for you only – they are intend­ed to awak­en you so that you may awak­en oth­ers!  When we speak of con­nect­ing with oth­ers, we do not mean that the eso­teric con­cepts and mean­ings you are learn­ing should con­nect with every­one – they prob­a­bly won’t. That is part of your awak­en­ing!

But, if you are doing your mys­ti­cism cor­rect­ly, your life, who you are, and how you treat oth­ers should be get­ting bet­ter by the day!

We are like musi­cal or artis­tic vir­tu­osos! When we hear such a musi­cian play, there is a deep long­ing and wish that “we could play music like that!” This is what res­o­nance is all about – the cre­at­ing of a desire in oth­ers to have what you have! The is true spir­i­tu­al­i­ty. As we go about our dai­ly liv­ing, our goal should be to allow Source-Con­scious­ness an oppor­tu­ni­ty to res­onate with those about us. Let oth­ers res­onate with your peace, sense of per­son­al mis­sion, desire to fol­low Divine Love, and gen­tle, lov­ing spir­it.  To that end, please these com­mit these very short thoughts to your mind as you fol­low your Prac­ti­cal Mys­ti­cism. Take some time to med­i­tate upon all of these.

Practical Mysticism

  1. Mys­tics are not bet­ter than oth­er peo­ple – we are just more awake. Prac­ti­cal Mys­ti­cism helps to awak­en those about us who are count­ing on us. Whether you remem­ber it or not, you made a deal with those in your spir­it group before you incar­nat­ed that went some­thing like this. “If I wake-up before you do, I will do my best to help you wake-up too!”  Keep your bar­gain.
  2. A Prac­ti­cal Mys­tic accepts that we live in a mate­r­i­al body for a rea­son. If we keep our focus and atten­tion in the spir­i­tu­al worlds all the time, we are not ful­fill­ing our incar­na­tion­al goals or help­ing any­one. We are here to have a phys­i­cal expe­ri­ence, not to deny the fact that we exist phys­i­cal­ly while pin­ing and moon­ing away about spir­i­tu­al mat­ters to the detri­ment of being a full play­er in life.  It is good to be aware of the spir­i­tu­al realms – but Prac­ti­cal Mys­ti­cism under­stands that we incar­nat­ed for a rea­son. Live your earth­ly life with gus­to – and live it bet­ter with full spir­i­tu­al aware­ness.
  3. Prac­ti­cal Mys­tics under­stand that sex is a good thing. In fact, we work hard to rid our­selves of point­less taboos and restric­tions that have been placed upon all by those who seek con­trol over our lives. Prac­ti­cal Mys­ti­cism under­stands that you are not a bet­ter mys­tic if you avoid sex­u­al expe­ri­ences or do not par­tic­i­pate ful­ly as a sex­u­al human being. Sex is sacred – not dirty or evil. Work hard to be a good sex­u­al part­ner if you have one. The only rules for sex are these:
    • All sex­u­al actions must always be con­sen­su­al and ful­ly desired by all par­ties. Peo­ple who are too young to con­sent can­not be sex­u­al part­ners. Nei­ther can peo­ple whose minds are in an inca­pac­i­tat­ed state.
    • Sex­u­al activ­i­ties must not break exist­ing con­tracts between peo­ple. If you have agreed to be monog­a­mous with anoth­er – that is a con­tract you must hon­or or rene­go­ti­ate. If a monog­a­mous con­tract binds the per­son you are inter­est­ed in, it is not okay to par­tic­i­pate in sex­u­al activ­i­ties with them until their con­tract changes.
    • Sex must be prac­ticed respon­si­bly – birth con­trol, a healthy body and all of that.
    • The mean­ings of your sex­u­al activ­i­ty should be clear­ly under­stood by all. Nev­er promise more than you mean. If you wish to have sex for the sake of phys­i­cal plea­sure alone – you should nev­er lead a part­ner to believe there is more to your rela­tion­ship. If you require love to be present for sex, this should be clear­ly stat­ed and hon­ored. Each part­ner should be in full agree­ment about what sex­u­al par­tic­i­pa­tion mutu­al­ly means.
    • Oth­er than these, there are no oth­er rules that should wor­ry a mys­tic who desires to do what is best for all con­cerned.
  4. This plan­et is made for the health, wealth, and well-being of all peo­ple. It is not okay to sup­port laws or encour­age ways of liv­ing that advan­tage one group of peo­ple over anoth­er polit­i­cal­ly or eco­nom­i­cal­ly, or due to one’s coun­try of ori­gin, race, col­or, creed, sex­u­al ori­en­ta­tion, or any dis­tin­guish­ing char­ac­ter­is­tic. Prac­ti­cal Mys­ti­cism under­stands that this world was cre­at­ed for liv­ing beings – not laws, reg­u­la­tions, and restric­tions.
  5. Your mys­ti­cal beliefs are for you and you alone. If some­one does not want to hear what you want to say – stop shar­ing. And do not look down upon any per­son who is not inter­est­ed in the same things as you. Prac­ti­cal Mys­ti­cism under­stands that Source gives oth­ers the same rights as you to be the sov­er­eign of their life. We respect peo­ple – even if we do not ful­ly respect the beliefs.
  6. From this day for­ward, when­ev­er you are in a dis­agree­ment with some­one, you are bound to this rule–the respon­si­bil­i­ty for mak­ing things bet­ter belongs to the per­son with the high­er con­scious­ness. That, most like­ly, is going to be you! Prac­ti­cal Mys­ti­cism under­stands that this can be a sucky law some­times. As an awak­ened per­son, you are not allowed to behave like the peo­ple who are asleep around you. You are held to a high­er stan­dard. Apol­o­gize as you must. Always make amends for what you have done. Be the first to for­give. It may not be pos­si­ble to live at peace with all peo­ple – but you must sure­ly make efforts to try – even if oth­ers do not.
  7. Prac­ti­cal Mys­ti­cism requires that you stop doing things that pro­mote dra­ma between you and oth­ers.
    • Stop cor­rect­ing oth­ers when they get minor details wrong-dates, places, times, events in a sto­ry etc.
    • Unless you are rais­ing a small child, see a life is in dan­ger, or believe you have a con­trac­tu­al respon­si­bil­i­ty, stop cor­rect­ing oth­ers for what they think, say, or do. Let them make mis­takes or be imper­fect.
    • Stop talk­ing about pol­i­tics, reli­gion, or any hot-but­ton top­ic that stirs peo­ple up. Yes, you prob­a­bly have many opin­ions, but your job as a mys­tic is to bring heal­ing – not dra­ma and argu­men­ta­tion.
    • Refuse to be drawn into argu­ments or fight­ing. Just smile and do what you intend to do.
    • Stop being the moral­i­ty police. Do what you think is right and allow oth­ers the same rights.
    • If your chil­dren are grown, stop giv­ing advice. Tell them they are grown and can make deci­sions for them­selves.
  8. Be impec­ca­ble with your word.  Do what you say you will do – unless you dis­cov­er what you thought you would do is harm­ful or unkind to anoth­er. If you owe debts – pay up. If you are sup­posed to arrive to work at 8:00 am, arrive on time every day. If you make a promise – keep it.
  9. If you dis­cov­er that you have been dis­hon­est with some­one – cor­rect it. If you do not live by this rule, you will nev­er become care­ful with your words or devel­op a strict hon­esty. It is only by mak­ing things right that you stop doing things that are not right. Hold your­self account­able.
  10. When you meet some­one who is telling you about some­thing you already know, do not inter­rupt or one-up them. Lis­ten and show inter­est. Prac­ti­cal Mys­ti­cism under­stands that every­body deserves to have their moment in the atten­tion sun­light.
  11. If you are an extro­vert, stop try­ing to be the cen­ter of everyone’s atten­tion. Regard­less of whether you are an extro­vert or intro­vert, start mak­ing oth­ers the cen­ter of your atten­tion. Prac­ti­cal Mys­ti­cism under­stands that our job is to seek love, atten­tion, and affec­tion from Source – not oth­ers. Our job is to give appro­pri­ate, love, atten­tion, and affec­tion to all – even those we think may not deserve it.
  12. If you are estranged from any per­son, your job is to do your best to bring the rela­tion­ship to the very best state pos­si­ble. This may mean that you stop speak­ing neg­a­tive­ly about oth­er peo­ple, places, or things – even if you have noth­ing to do with them any­more. If apolo­gies need to be made, make them. If acts of kind­ness can be made, make them.

A Prac­ti­cal Mys­ti­cism will do more to awak­en oth­er peo­ple than all of the shar­ing of per­son­al eso­teric expe­ri­ences com­bined. In the end, if you do not walk your talk, you are mis­guid­ed about the lev­el of your growth as a prac­tic­ing mys­tic. Yes, we are blessed to know what we know and to have ener­getic pow­ers avail­able for our devel­op­ment, but love and respect we show oth­ers each day best demon­strate the proof of our growth.

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