by sages from all the world's great wisdom traditions is this:
One. Not two.
"We are born in mystery,
we live in mystery,
and we die in mystery."
Spirituality and the Meaning of
Mysticism for Our Time
What is real spirituality but the art of union with Reality? Mysticism is a particularly focused part of spirituality; the mystic is a person who aims at and believes in the attainment of such union. In its classical spiritual form it is a heroic journey, and valiant efforts are required to follow the path.
"Ifthe doors of perception were cleansed everything would appear to man as it is, infinite." -William Blake
Why Mysticism Matters
Wikipedia defines "mysticism" as "the knowledge of, and especially the personal experience of, states of consciousness, or levels of being, or aspects of reality, beyond normal human perception, including experience of and even communion with a supreme being."
The transformative power of mystical experiences is that they can convey to us, in a way that our rational faculties can never grasp, that no matter what happens to our bodies and personalities in the world of time and space, mysteriously, at some other level, in another dimension of our own being, beyond the mind, everything is always OK.
What is mysticism? How is it different to spirituality? And why is mysticism important at this moment in time? The spiritual journey can be most simply described as a way to access the light of our soul -- the beautiful light with which we came into the world. On this journey we make an inner relationship with this light of our divine nature -- the spirit that is within each of us. Through this relationship we come to know our true self and be nourished by the deeper meaning of our soul.
The great avatars and mystics of humanity have told us is true: We are one; we are whole; we are good; and we are being born as a Universal Humanity within a universe of immeasurable intelligence, energy, and dimension.
To fully awaken, we need a shared peak experience or a mass spiritual experience of expanded reality. Mystics and visionaries have had such experience all through human history, but it has never been a communal experience. Widespread spiritual experiences of our wholeness, oneness, and goodness could become a collective awakening during our Planetary Birth process and celebration. From "Birth 2012 and Beyond" by Barbara Marx Hubbard