Message of the Mystics.
A Consuming Passion.
Q: Refined to its very basic premise, what is the message of the mystics?
A: It’s not clear that mystics are messengers if my experiences and readings are anything to go by. What mystics experience is exclusively for them, however similar the experiences seem.
Q: Well, if you will allow me to be personal, how would you as a mystic advise someone like me?
A: Someone like you? What is that someone like you?
Q: To use a phrase of yours, ‘Through no fault of my own’ I am a passionate Seeker. I have been all my life.
A: How does this affect you?
Q: I guess it seems to consume my life to the exclusion of everything else almost.
A: It’s your only passion?
Q: Yes, underneath everything else, it’s come to define me, isolate me, alienate me … I seem to have been born with a persistent ache to know what it’s all about. I feel worn out by it all, even though I sculpt, write, paint, play the piano, but my heart’s not in any of it really, though it is relaxing and time consuming.
A: It sounds as if it might be appropriate to share my own conclusion about the purpose of life. It might be helpful. You seem ripe for the experience, ready for the demands it makes.
The purpose of human life if my experiences are anything to go by, is to examine what you can of the Process of existence.
Do this by relaxing and watching, letting go, accepting how things unfold, grow and change, how they are veiled behind the inconsequential hullaballoo of being human.
This will be much like the early days of learning a musical instrument, how to sculpt, paint, and develop your writing to express the inexpressible. (Bearing in mind all these things by the way are art, artifice, not the real thing …).
Let discovering this Process channel your Seeker passion.
The growing knowledge of the Process of existence will reveal itself in ways profoundly new to you. Eventually it will take you beyond all human understanding, give you profound peace and contentment.
I see tears! You’re puzzled. Big sighs too! These are a good sign. They could mean the task has already taken, that it’s already working on you. Take a deep breath. That’s a good smile. Well done.
What I’ve told you isn’t meant for everyone. You had to be ready and I think you are. This advice may take you on a short journey or a long one, but there will be more help than you know working on you as you work on knowing this Process.
Eventual discovery of the meaning of what I have said will tell you more than everything, not just about your purpose in life.
This eventual discovery is like a captivation perpetrated on me in a different way in one of my MER’s (Mystical Experiences of Reality). It sharpened my awareness too. It baffled me at the time as I had not asked a question, and could not have asked anything to justify such an answer. Over time however, 50 years in my case, that mystifying, apparently meaningless message of captivation has revealed a continuing abundance of meanings and certainties.
Q: May I ask what your specific ‘captivation’ was that took you on, what it said?
A: Yes. It said:
“All Is Well”.
This was repeated three times.
Q: What have you concluded about it’s meaning after all these years?
A: That ALL, everything known and unknown, everywhere, on all levels, is well, in good order, as it is meant to be. Humans don’t have the answers. Nothing human is of much spiritual consequence. My probing into all the meanings arising from this enigmatical assertion sensitised me to all manner of truths and revealed why humans did such evil things to mystics and why mystics have historically learned to keep their revelations to themselves and how humanity is in such a primitive state of existence. Reality is all there is. Reality is enough.
Experience of it is the beginning of wisdom.
All is well.