The Joy of Knowing… Who You Are


(The following is a reblog taken from our other WordPress site, The Mystical Path.)

To a foundling orphan, growing up without finding out answers to questions of who and why can be hurtful. That hurt can stay hidden for years, swept under the rug of having to live out a current lifetime, despite the love and care one might receive from foster parents.

But finding out the answers can be healing. It can bring closure, too. Knowing the answers can bring profound joy — the fullness or completeness that comes with the sheer joy of finally knowing . . . who you are. It’s natural after all. The self-awareness in our humanity is wired-up to seek the answer to the ultimate question of who we are.

(Acknowledgement to the Training Berries channel on YouTube for posting the video above.)



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On Spiritual Awakening

It is erroneous when people listen to others who say and insist that the journey to spiritual awakening takes years and years and years, and years of a lifetime. NOT SO. It can happen in the twinkling of your eye, or when God bats an eyelash at you. No one knows the time or the hour.
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No one knows when that day or hour will come. Even the angels in heaven and the Son don’t know. Only the Father knows.
Yeshua the Messiah/Christ (Matthew 24:36, GW)

 

Take it from me because that’s how it happened to me. The awakening occurred just several years from after the time I began my meditation practice — far sooner than I had ever expected it to come. God does not go by the measurement of earthly time. God goes by the frequency of times you respond to God’s elbow nudges. Why? I’ll tell you why . . . because God is a FLIRT — the original seductive flirt.
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Acknowledgment to Mystic Prayers at Facebook for the poster image above.


Once, I attended a scripture contemplation group at a prosperous Catholic Church parish community in the suburbs of the San Jose area. The group meeting was being led on that day by a former Catholic priest. Now many in the group were in their middle age.

At one point of the meeting, the ex-priest called the attention of the group to tell them gravely that the spiritual journey was a very long and difficult process. He proceeded to tell the group that the journey could take so long — occupying even the span of one’s entire lifetime — before one could come into spiritual intimacy with God or attain the experience of mystical union with God. He then began to impress on the participants’ minds that they should not expect their spiritual awakening to happen anytime soon, not until after many, many years of arduous demanding contemplation practice.

I was stunned to hear him say that, primarily because no person has the right to tell others what the fate or outcome of their individual spiritual journey is going to be or to discourage them with the notion that the journey is an extreme burdensome undertaking. The journey is a spiritual relationship strictly between the individual and God. Consequently, no third-party person is ever qualified to pass judgment upon another’s journey particularly with respect to its duration or development. Furthermore, the awakening can happen sooner than one might expect: The very next moment or the next hour, day, week, month or year. Humanly, we cannot tell or know until the moment of the mystical awakening, itself, arrives and is experienced.

I observed the faces of the members as they started to grow long with disappointment and discouragement. So, I rebuked the ex-priest for his misleading statements explaining to the group the error made. Although he made no efforts to rebut me, he reiterated his view that the spiritual journey takes a very, very long time. Apparently that was his own personal experience of the journey. Still, that was no excuse for him to discourage others from having a more open and receptive attitude to the likelihood of an early awakening. At that point, I kept quiet and left things where they were.

If you hold the belief or attitude that enlightenment will take forever, that attitude will translate into your experience of the spiritual journey, and the spiritual awakening will keep on eluding you. How true it is that your belief manifests as your life experience.

He touched their eyes and said, “What you have believed will be done for you!”
Yeshua the Messiah/Christ (Matthew 9:29, GW)


How sad that a spiritually blind person is leading a group of spiritual seekers groping blindly through the dark ignorance in their minds. Such is the human condition into which we are born.

They are blind guides leading the blind, and if one blind person guides another, they will both fall into a ditch.
Yeshua the Messiah/Christ (Matthew 15:14, NLT)

 

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    Discover the true nature of God and the meaning of life.  Learn the purpose of your existence and the reason behind all human suffering. The mystical teachings are timeless yet urgently relevant today in our lives. They are profoundly true yet remarkably truly simple in their message.

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An Abuse Enabler’s Teaching

The following insightful interview of Jon Meacham on the TV program The View is the motivational background of this blog.

[Acknowledgments to The View for publishing the video above on YouTube.]


This “turning of the other cheek” is an abuse enabler’s teaching that has allowed the victimization of numerous individuals and groups and their abuse by wrongdoers, oppressors and persecutors of various kinds for centuries, particularly in the Christian religious culture.

The perpetration of victimization and abuse continues to this very day in the 21st century in both subtle and overt ways. Oftentimes the advice to “turn the other cheek” is sugar-coated and sweetened with overtones of spiritual meekness or religious piety and obedience.

But the sad truth is that such an enabler teaching has facilitated the abuse of people not only by lay wrongdoers but also by Church institution clergymen who desire to keep their flocks in a perpetual steady state of helpless docile submission for exploitation by them in pursuit of their religious agenda or personal motives. I doubt if the Church’s ⛪ interpretation and use of the expression is an actual or true teaching of the real Jesus or would have been how the real Jesus meant it to be if it were indeed a part of his teachings.

Jesus was a person of immense self-esteem and self-respect, a solid man of true character, not a wimp of a man. Under no circumstance would he have been an enabler of personal victimization and abuse to his disciples and followers. The fact is that there are a number of things that the early Christian church has made Jesus out to be which he is not: Foremost of this misguided assertions is the doctrinal teaching that Jesus alone is exclusively the Son of God by nature. Truth is, we, too, — every self-aware human being that has ever been born into the human race — are the Son of God as much as Jesus was, and continues to be, the Son of God.


George Orwell on “Turning the Other Cheek”

What to do then if we find ourselves in a testy situation that could be easily hashtagged as a “turn your other cheek” moment? I submit that we call out the abuser, and we put him/her in place. We should do the same to the abuse enabler if such an enabler’s active influence is at work behind the scene. Clearly at point are the sexual abusers from members of the clergy and the church hierarchy who enable and hide their abusiveness.

We are living now in the 21st century 2018 AD/CE, friends. Enough of the religious bullshit and lies that keep us shackled to the bondage of our human condition. And that, is a definite RANT by me.






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    We offer a spirituality that is rooted in the teachings of nondualistic oneness. It captures and embodies authentic mysticism in a concise and direct manner.

    It is a spirituality practiced and exercised using a proven methodology that is scientific and mystical at the same time. You will find it to be highly transformational in consciousness and totally empowering to the Soul.

    Discover the true nature of God and the meaning of life.  Learn the purpose of your existence and the reason behind all human suffering. The mystical teachings are timeless yet urgently relevant today in our lives. They are profoundly true yet remarkably truly simple in their message.

    At no point in modern times has the learning and practice of mysticism been made available so DIRECTLY, so SIMPLY and so EASILY than through our methodology and presentation.   Download our electronic flyer for your perusal.

    Travel with us along the mystical path of life.   Explore and develop your spiritual journey at
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