MELBOURNE, FL — #MyLove
February 1, 2015 11:40 AM
I’ve decided to create seasonal ebooks of this diary rather than monthly versions, so the next installment of A Mystic’s Journal should be available in early April and not later this week as I had originally intended.
Reasons: Time, simplicity, value to the reader… plus, as a nomad, seasonal-centric activities are auspicious (I love that term: Auspicious).
I had an insight the other day, and a lot of emails, feedback, and just feelings have been supporting it:
God speaks to the individual, not the masses.
I think it is natural for Mystics to make this mistake, that what the Divine says to them is applicable to everyone—after all it’s easy to get cocky when God talks to you directly.
The evidence, however, supports the contrary. The evidence indicates that Her message is for the Mystic personally and isn’t directed at everyone else.
She told Moses A, Buddha B, Christ C, Mohammed D, …. She tells me one thing, Adyashanti another, Tolle something else, Rumi this, and Dave that.
Each Mystic says, “This is the Truth,” but really, what we should be saying is, “This is what She told me. This is what I believe is the Truth.”
Still, when you get below all the noise, every Mystic seems to agree on one thing:
There is an all-knowing, all-powerful, all-loving Intelligence behind everything.
All “truths” after this core Truth are simply the Light being bent by the mind of the Mystic.
These lower-case truths are not lies, nor even half-truths. They are truths individualized involuntarily by the Mystic’s mind. The Mystic thinks he is speaking the Ultimate Truth, never realizing that his mind is required to bend and distort it in order for him to realize it.
In order for the Light to manifest, it has to be bent by the mind. The Truth is going to be distorted by the Mystic’s culture, beliefs, gender, shadow material, and personal history.
The Light, to be understood and described, has to come through the individual mind. Because of this, there is simply no one-size-fits-all Divine Message (as any religion, cult, or spiritual movement would have you believe).
This sounds kind of dark and cynical, but on the contrary, the experience—how it feels—is exactly the opposite: It feels intimate. God speaks to us personally and individually, lovingly and one-on-One.
A deep, intimate relationship with the Divine. It doesn’t get any better than that.