To be a mystic is simply to participate here and now in that real and eternal life; in the fullest, deepest sense. It is to share, as a free and conscious agent—not a servant, but a son — in God’s Kingdom, sweeping through pain and glory towards home in God.
In this busy world it is difficult to be aware of and develop our progress on the spiritual path. Three words provides an easy guide to monitor your growth.
Early stages of spiritual growth require personal effort & choice. Mature spirituality is also intensely social for it is a life shared with all creatures in heaven and earth.
When life takes on a dull meaningless quality void of transcendence, transformation can be accomplished through mystical experience of God.
Those few who inwardly connect to the deep promptings of their souls and outwardly connect to the world through activism and service, have the greatest effects on society.
Quantum physics and Jesus according to the Mystics both take us to the very limits of reason. This is where profound faith begins.
Is God all-powerful? Amos Smith, in his book Healing the Divide; Recovering Christianity’s Mystic Roots, presents an interesting God-human paradox. Following is a quote from his book. I found this intriguing. What do you think?
This points to the conclusion that Near Death Experiences are real with profound significance and meaning, and also provides evidence of life after death.
We don’t have to wait for ‘final checkout’ to redeem our faith coupon; we can experience the Kingdom of Heaven on earth today.
To experience the miraculous we cannot demand it from God by using some magical incantation. Neither is a life of study required. A seeking heart makes the connection.