Yesterday I got a call from an acquaintance who had heard me speak on several occasions about the mystical path and my belief in the Power of Unconditional Love that is Back of All Things. He wasn't quite sure why he was calling but I have a feeling he knew after we hung up.
What is the mystical path?
The dictionary on this computer describes "mysticism" in this way: "belief that union with or absorption into the Deity or the absolute, or the spiritual apprehension of knowledge inaccessible to the intellect, may be attained through contemplation and self-surrender."
So the mystic uses prayer and meditation to align herself with Higher Guidance thereby achieving a spiritual understanding of the way things are that is beyond the intellect.
The mystical path is available to anyone who seeks it. One does not have to be special or chosen. One simply has to say, "I'm willing," and then begin to do the work.
And why would one choose to become willing to walk on the mystical path? Because it's fun! It's an adventure. And because without a spiritual understanding of the way things are, life can be a slog, it can be painful and it can be very dark.
I find that seeing things through a spiritual lens takes the slog right out of the experience of being. All of the horror, all of the injustice, all of the pain can be viewed from an entirely different perspective, which makes things not only easier to grasp (bear), but even exciting and, yes, fun.
People with faith in the Unseen have been accused of using their beliefs to explain away the bad things of this world. That faith is, in fact, a kind of denial. I couldn't disagree more strongly. I have been guided to faith. I said "I'm willing" and I began to receive Guidance. This tells me that the Path is not of my making.
Marianne Williamson says that a miracle is "a shift in perception". What that means is this: if I can shift my way of seeing, indeed, my way of being, from the intellectual to the spiritual, amazing things will happen.
Amazing things like phone calls from people who are working through that shift, which is not easy, BTW, and who need a little support along the way. And lemme tellya, my spiritual understanding of that phone call is that it was not just a phone call. It was nothing less than Higher Love calling me up on the phone to say hello.
Inspiring Message of the Day: What would things look like if I viewed them with a spiritual understanding? How would it change my life? Today I will look at what is happening in my life through a spiritual lens and ask for Higher Guidance to show me my True Path.