If you’re reading this blog, you have a deep urge to come home to yourself.
You have a strong urge to help the world heal, and you have a feeling that the best place to start is by healing yourself.
You know that our world becomes lighter, one soul at a time, and that the light from a lit soul can light many others.
You’ve had a taste of the spiritual life – perhaps you found a connection on retreat, at a yoga class or in your church, and you’re wondering how you can cultivate that feeling in your everyday life.
You want to move your spiritual practice off the mat, out of the church or temple, away from your meditation cushion and into the rest of your life; I have a feeling that if you’re reading this, you want your whole life to be your spiritual practice.
This is the path of the Practical Mystic, who knows that everything in life is sacred, even the profane. Everything has a place and a purpose, and every minute of every day gives us an opportunity to acknowledge and express our inner divinity.
Those of us on the path of the Practical Mystic start our work from within, moving naturally and inevitably to our life purpose, our work within the world. We cultivate, through our personal practices, a beautiful, strong base to return to, a place where we can recharge ourselves and feel completely safe.
We are our own harbour; we are our own safe place.
There are things that come up to challenge us when we start to fully live the breadth and width of our lives. It can take time to break through old patterns and it’s easy to slip back into unconsciousness.
I want you to know though, that waking up is not something that just happens once and that’s it – BANG – enlightenment! We wake up again and again, every day, and each time we stay awake for just a bit longer, and our lapses into unconsciousness become shorter and shorter.
This is our life’s work, and it’s best that we start as soon as possible, don’t you think?