The Mystic’s Dilemma

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Last Night’s Portrait of God

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June 17, 2015 7:06 AM

The Mystic’s Dilemma:

I know that everything is God. This means that I am a part of God. My mind knows this, but my heart feels separate from God because I love God (am separate from Him). My mind says, “Yes, I am God,” but my heart says, “No, I am separate from God.”

One of the reasons for starting this blog, The Mystic’s Journal, was to document my efforts and struggles with the oh-so-subtle self archetypes (self-concern, self-awareness, self-centeredness, …) which seem to be keeping me from completely merging with Her/God.

I’m scheduled to have a Skype call with Jerry Freeman in less than an hour, but he sent me one of his essays yesterday. A key paragraph contains The Answer to the Mystic’s Dilemma (a dilemma I wasn’t consciously aware of until I read his essay):

In Brahman consciousness, there is still some residue of mental projection, illusion, dreaminess. This is necessary so universal, infinite Self can do that impossible thing of seeing from here, through these eyes, my eyes, me. There has to be enough illusion of separateness to maintain that sense of a little “me” who is in this place, here.

— Jerry Freeman

“There has to be enough illusion of separateness to maintain that sense of a little “me” who is in this place, here.” In other words: Separation is required for the Mystic to be aware of God. Without Separation, there would be no World, there would be no Universe, there would be nothing because Awareness (God/Tao/Her) requires Something to be aware of.

The Mystic can never permanently merge with God because without Separation, there can be no Existence, there can be no Relationship… there can be no Mystic loved and in love with God.

I haven’t integrated this insight/wisdom yet—I’m still digesting the implications of it—but this is a game changer for me.

[WGW: I’ve just finished the Skype call with Jerry and there’s much more to relate, but I wanted to share this Mystic’s Dilemma insight “as-is” in keeping with the “this is a diary, not a book and I’m stumbling around as I go” motif.]

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3 thoughts on “The Mystic’s Dilemma

  1. Yes, like the yin/yang circle, depicts a seed of separation from the whole, and vice versa.
    “As above, so below, as within, so without, as the universe, so the soul…” — Hermes Trismegistus

    Everything is pulse of life, flowing from the singularity consciousness expanding to the infinite manifest (polarity), and contracting back within like a heartbeat. This process is god’s love.

    The Seven Principles taught by Hermes Trismegistus

    These are the seven principles taught by Hermes Trismegistus, also known as Hermes, the Greek God of travelers/thieves/commerce and the messenger of the Gods. He was also known as the great priest Thoth to the Egyptians.

    “….it is understood that these ideas where passed from Master to Initiate for generations, for the purpose of personal growth and with the intention of achieving a greater and deeper understanding of the self, the world and beyond. For the student of religion, philosophy and science, the Hermetic teachings act as the key to tying all of the different schools of thought into one cohesive body of knowledge.”

    The Seven Principles of the Universe:

    Principle of Mentalism: “All is Mind”
    Principle of Correspondence: “As is above, so is below. As is below, so is above.”
    Principle of Vibration: “Nothing rests; everything moves; everything vibrates.”
    Principle of Polarity: “Everything is dual; everything has an opposite, and opposites are identical in nature but different in degree.”
    Principle of Rhythm: “Everything flows, out and in; the pendulum-swing manifests in everything; the measure of the swing to the right is the measure of the swing to the left- rhythm compensates.”
    Principle of Cause and Effect: “Every cause has its effect; every effect has its cause.”
    Principle of Gender: “Everything has its masculine and feminine principles.”

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