By firmness and courage I shall vanquish my fear,
By wisdom and insight I shall find the way or create one,
By His good fortune I shall be nothing but a giver when the hour is over,
And by the divine star under which I awake day after day, I shall dare to win for she who dares wins,
Ah! Long live the journey …. !
Credit: picture by Carlos Quevedo
I’ve come to realize that a lot of people have a hard time with this word ‘mystic’, so I decided to clarify my own use of the term. Some people consider ‘mystic’ derogatory, equating it with delusion, and don’t like that I use that label for teachers they respect. Others reserve it only for those with dramatic abilities and experiences, such as prophetic visions, out-of-body encounters, and the like.
My own spiritual life is pretty dull in comparison to a lot of people’s. I generally don’t astral travel, lucid dream, channel, communicate with spirit guides, conduct magick rituals, or see dead people. Mostly I meditate, read, and try to be kind and mindful in my daily life. I have had beautiful and powerful experiences, but they are not the mainstay of my path. Despite this general lack of excitement, I consider myself a mystic for many reasons, and I…
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