The Journey‘s Goal

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REFLECT ON THIS

If you make your spiritual practice an integral part of your lifestyle, your practice will always be part of living your life. It will seep into your daily awareness and come out in time like a beautiful fragrant flower in the mind that will bear the sweetness of spiritual fruitage in your life. ☺️

Success is not the goal of the spiritual journey, but to TRY DAILY, to keep on trying no matter what, is the goal. Zen Buddhism teaches that it is more important to keep climbing the mountain than it is to reach its summit.
Zen Proverb on "Climbing the Mountain" It is in trying that actual traction is produced along the spiritual path when we do our practice, and the traction you generate becomes your journey’s mileage.
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In speaking of centering prayer or contemplative meditation as a spiritual practice, Fr. William Meninger, OCSO, an associate of Fr. Thomas Keating in the centering prayer movement, says quite directly: “You can never fail if you try. To try is to do it.” (at time 22:26 of the video below).

Trying produces traction
along the path.

Painting of Tibetan 4-armed Buddha

Do not keep putting off practice, thinking that another location or another time would be more suitable.

Nothing is better than the present moment. Wherever you are, and whatever you are doing, bring your life to the path.
Chamtrul Rinpoche


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Tarot Mysticism

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The Tarot cards are more than a deck of playing cards for human entertainment!

The Tarot cards actually constitute a book of mystical wisdom teachings and profound spiritually transformative messages coded or hidden in visual graphic symbolism and allegorical imagery. Through this system of esoteric symbolism and imagery, the Tarot’s system of mystical wisdom is cloaked from the minds of the uninitiated, unprepared or undeserving.

Furthermore, the visual coding of its wisdom teachings has a subtle yet highly effective manner of penetrating the unconscious levels of the human mind, where the seed messages can take root and germinate over time. Then, when the time is ripe in consciousness, the mystical teaching will come to the fore of the individual’s conscious awareness where its truth can be finally recognized and learned.

Essentially, the Tarot’s major arcana is about the spiritual journey we take through life from the personal perspective of an individual — from the spiritual ignorance of human innocence to mastery of the spiritually adept. It is, also, the paradigm for the evolution of human awareness from its current state in the human condition to the destiny of the human species in the spiritual enlightenment of its innate divinity.

The video below is an excellent presentation and discussion of the Tarot’s esotericism. You can view the video below in its entirety (the first video below), or you can go through a playlist of its segments, a serialized format (the second video) at YouTube. The video’s producer, Robert Bonomo, has done a superb job deserving of praise and compliment.


(Acknowledgement to the Robert Bonomo channel on YouTube for posting the videos 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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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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    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 The Mystical Path.