Q. Are you qualified to write about what you call The Mystical Experience of Reality?
A. I have no idea. I think about “Why me?” a lot.
The tradition is that there are no known human qualifications to have the experiences; not intelligence; education; culture; ethnicity, time in history; religious upbringing; age; morality and ethics; social; religious; or spiritual status.
The phenomena happened to me several times a year from the age of about 15 to 35. The major aspects of the experiences were being taken out of myself; a profound, all consuming and barely bearable joy; a total sense of being accepted, of having a permanent place in existence from the beginning to the end of existence (the alpha to the omega?); of being fully loved in a sense beyond human experience; having complete understanding, of everything as distinct from knowing; the ultimate assurance that All Is Well; a consuming personal humbleness and gratitude beyond my ability to describe in its validating fullness and renewal; an agony of loss as each of the all too brief experiences came to an end despite my best efforts to hold on to them as my true destiny.
I feel I am now much more than the mere experience of being human. I am growingly indifferent to my human condition.
So I can say, I am a mystic. My knowledge is from the Mystical Experience of Reality, (MER). All other context comes from human experience: books, TV, serious newspapers, magazines and scholarly papers, travel, talking, listening to people with intelligence and experience. I think, meditate, and listen to the (telepathic?) promptings which I presume all humans do, can do, or will do eventually.
I can also say I am not a master, not even a teacher. The real spiritual phenomena is far too subtle to teach, which would be very frustrating to any unfortunate pupils I would attract, and would test my pathetic patience to its unholy limits. Anyway, MER is caught, not taught.
I am also, however, a contemplative and a quietist which apparently is a ‘no-no’ in religious circles because quietists are called not to be engaged in distracting and largely inconsequential human affairs.
Whether all this makes me of a different species, (Dr. Marsha Sinetar) or whether it qualifies me for writing about MER I will leave to you to ponder.
Q. Why are you writing a blog on MER, what is the purpose?
A. This is two questions, and I don’t have a sure answer for either.
Writers who are serious about the phenomena have brought the idea of “Messengers” to me, but if I am one of them the job description must still be on its way …
Others have urged me that getting the message out, communicating, is important.
But there is more in heaven earth than being merely human. Human destiny certainly hasn’t been left to humans.
The general public are sleepwalkers when it comes to real spiritual matters, not yet conscious – according to some masters who warn against disturbing that condition. Whatever, humans can’t evangelise MER.
Encouragingly however, there are people out there who are “called” whether they recognise it or not. They will get there. There are no failures.
I only came out in public and to my friends with this Blog about eleven months ago, (April 2015). It’s the only blog on the Internet given exclusively to MER by a mystic so far as I can tell.
I have never spoken about my experiences to anyone for 64 years so I dithered about doing it. Finally I felt prompted to give in, and lo and behold, it’s not too bad, not as rabble rousing as I feared it might be, quite ‘enlightening’ in fact!
I’m glad I’m doing it. It’s engaging me and others on levels I never foresaw, though nothing has changed dramatically in the rest of the world that I’m aware of yet. Over 1,000 people have visited the site already, 500 of them more than once. It has Followers. But I could have happily taken my secret to the grave.
I just hope the Blog is of relevance to Seekers, (those who are prompted to real spiritual experiences), or those who have already experienced MER and need reassurance, validation; as well as to those scholars and scientists now taking the phenomena seriously. If you’ve got this far in reading all this maybe you’re one or all of them?
KH: March 29 2016. Mysticexperiences.net