Question: You say openly you are a mystic but mystics have a reputation for being reluctant to identify themselves publicly.
Answer: Yes I do, and I have two main reasons for this.
First of all I wasn’t going to use my name when I published this blog, even when I eventually published my book. That is because I still believe the message is more important than the messenger. But I was advised my mystic experiences wouldn’t be taken seriously if I didn’t identify myself as a real person. So I gave in.
Q: How important are your mystical experiences?
A: I have no idea. For over half a century of my life, since my experiences started, the idea of promoting them never occurred to me. I also thought people would think I was mad. Even when inner promptings started to urge me to go public after all that time, I resisted. There was no way I felt I could face the public reaction or treatment historically meted out to mystics.
Q: So what changed your mind?
A: These unbidden and largely resisted inner promptings, persisted until the idea of a Blog came. After that, despite misgivings, I gave in and started the blog. Then I had promptings to publish the book. Having a background as a journalist and editor then a senior communications executive and consultant seemed to fit. The call to write a blog finally appealed to my abilities as obvious, blessed answers to the by then increasingly persistent promptings. So here we are.
Now I get specific messages giving me subjects for blog posts. I seem to react as a recording scribe.
As such I do my best to represent my experiences and their personally directed teachings, if that’s what they are. I come at them with purposeful integrity, careful effort, to achieve what purity of communication I can. It’s a profoundly spiritual exercise that was thrust on me. I find it humbling.
Q: How do the words you write arrive?
A: Ghost-like in their sudden emergence! I have very little idea what they’re going to be about. I have no idea of what I record even existing in me. The words just flow. (Despite constant editing, all the errors are mine).
Secondly, I didn’t tell anyone about my experiences or about being a mystic for over 60 years, not family, friends or colleagues, because I didn’t even know I was a mystic.
But now I do know so deliberately identify myself as such because I’m increasingly alienated from the human race as a consequence of my experiences taking me further into Reality. I therefore find most human life, human preoccupations and general states of consciousness minimal, artificial, tedious even. This helps reduce people’s expectations of me. I’m not the same as them and can’t accept the same basics of existence as they do.
People generally take themselves and human life with its myriad mythomanic attachments for granted. I can’t.
(I always thought it odd when a guru prefaced his public appearances with the plea to ask him only spiritual questions, not religious, ideological, social, or political ones. Now I understand why he said that).
Q: Is this detachment?
Q: How’s that working?
A: Magnificently! Unattachment is a deeply intensive gift that enables you to know Reality. I’m much affected by the deeper revelations unattachment brings.
All Is Well.