THE BEATITUDES?

Question:  I know you are skeptical of spiritual reading matter but is there any one thing you could recommend to a Seeker from personal experience?

Answer:  Well, no, because my mystical experiences of Reality (MER) were spontaneous. So I believe such revelations are, like mine, not human; they are caught not taught.

MER is not a thought, a philosophy, an ideology, religion or social construct. Reality is all that has and always will exist. It is not imaginary. Only It can develop all existence – and without human input!

It is the keystone, bedrock of all existence everywhere, on earth and off it, throughout the cosmos and beyond, beyond even mind, beyond even remembrance or forecast.

I’ve not come across any actual evidence, human or otherwise, to refute the experience of Reality.

Q: What kind of ‘actual evidence’ would you like?

A: The actual first hand experience of MER, as opposed to literature-learned, or taught, hearsay descriptions! This would be the only acceptable evidence of personal experience of MER, Reality’s existence.

The existence of Reality is hard to ‘prove’ because It is safeguarded by being ineffable, except to those individuals who experience the phenomena!

Q: So what is the lesson of Reality to humanity, if any?

A: As Reality only addresses itself to individuals, the only lesson that humans can take from It’s existence is that the individual’s real meaning and development primarily comes exclusively from Reality, not religions, communism, socialism, communalism, fascism or other such ideologies, not even human logic or reason. These have rightly been called the enemies of mankind’s evolution – mere human ‘mind stuff’, clutter.

Q:  So getting back to my original question – nothing to recommend then as reading matter for the spiritually inexperienced or uninvited? (Laughs).

A: No. But I must say, the Beatitudes as reported in the Christian bible by Matthew and Luke are obviously the observant work of someone who knew of the existence of Reality. Hard to tell if this is the author’s actual experience though.

The mistake of the author of the Beatitudes was in thinking these eight blessings or graces, can be realised by human effort. No they can’t, not in my experience.

Only individuls prepared by Reality will be able to receive the Beatitudes in the fullness of their experiential meaning. They are not accessible to any collective social, political, religious groups or idealogical associations. Only to individuals.

Evidently however, the Beatitudes’ biblical authors thought otherwise. They understandably but mistakenly thought the Beatitudes were supposed to be taught to humans. They can’t. Individual experience is the only key to personal transformation. Only Reality has this key and It is impervious to worship or idolotry.

However, those who have experienced MER are automatically, axiomatically graced by an experiential understanding of the Beatitudes, (despite their archaic 17th century King James era translation) – each according to the level they have reached in their spiritual development.

It should be added that the Beatitudes are only a narrow selection of MER’s fullness.

They are wasted on the uncalled – those stuck at the level of merely wanting to be better humans. The called already have the Beatitudes or are getting them in other forms, and more.

Actual spiritual experience of the Reality of existence wins over mere human faith, hope or belief. There is no spiritual value in Fake it Until You Make It either!

However, to answer your question, I do think reading and studying the Beatitudes might at least provide the called with a serendipitous validation of their spiritual state of development, a refreshing interlude along their Way.

All Is Well.

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DO MYSTICS STILL NEED PERSONAL MORALITY AND ETHICS?

Absolutely!

Mystics are still human, even though Marsha Sinetar suggested in her best selling book, Ordinary People as Mystics and Monks, as did Dr. Richard Maurice Bucke in his best seller, Cosmic Consciousness, that mystics could be a separate species!

So, while most mystics remain invisible to most humans, they still have to live and earn their keep among humans.

I am more inclined to the words of a spiritual Master I knew. He always told his pupils they must remember that though they were, or were becoming, spiritual beings, they still had to maintain their human body and mind and live among humans at this stage – “in the world but not of it.”

This requires mystics’ habitual practices must be legal, decent and honest, avoiding contention, maintaining a balance between Reality and living with at least ninety percent of humans who probably have no idea of Reality or Its benign power over them …

A fortunate trait of mysticism for mystics however is their lives are not attractive to most humans so they can practice quietness and solitariness without being too laden with human expectations.

I was kindly warned when initiated into a Sufi wisdom school that my reading habits, choice of friends, conversations, earning a living, aversion to parties, large gatherings and religions, even choice of solo sports or exercise, would become more insistent as I was drawn into the life of what I came to realise was that of a “secular monk”.

Mystics also tend to avoid theatre, cinema, publications of fiction, dramas that rely on violence, violation, tension and suspense.

So mystics are not gregarious!

(My fellow senior initiate did not know our Master was the only one I had told of my continual experiences of mystical Reality (MER) so did not know I was already aware of these changes in me).

However this mystic way of human avoidance can be aggravatingly distracting to a mystic as it has to take into account the ever changing, sometimes faddish, mostly primitive or mythological, ego driven human moralities and ethics of their times, even though these human attributes don’t exist after death anyway.

So left to themselves, mystics wouldn’t need human morality or ethics. They are axiomatically, automatically, good people.

Fortunately, in a growing part of the human world today, this effort by mystics to hide themselves is not the life threatening necessity it once was and still is in some parts of the world.

All Is Well. Reality Rules.

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“ALL IS WELL”? Part 2*

QUESTION: When you see the state of the world how can you say All Is Well as you do?

ANSWER: That ‘All Is Well’ message was given to me aurally in one of my mystic experiences of Reality, (MER).  It was my only aural experience in all my MERs. It was a powerful, life changing experience.

So the message, All Is Well, shares its full meaning when each of the words are taken separately into our meditation or contemplation as well as together.

When I use the phrase I am passing it on for those ready for it.

Secondly, my MERs taught me “the state of the world” is not a primary interest of Reality. We have been given all we need for Reality’s purpose. The rest is just human “mind stuff” – it’s all abandoned at death anyway. 

The state of the world is powerless against the destiny Reality has for the whole of all existence, whether far away and near, known and unknown, including the world’s present configuration and contents, even humans.

The process of Reality has been likened to a mill grinding slowly but surely to produce Itself. (Bearing in mind Reality’s time is not our time).

The metaphor of milling is a profound, seminal meditation for those ready to be drawn into it.

MER experience reveals that the milling metaphor is an existential discovery, an acceptance of ourselves in Reality, and Reality as being latently in us.  

For mystics, the metaphor of a mill is the definition of all existence, the answer to the perennial human question, ‘What’s it all about?’.  

* The subject of ‘All Is Well’ was first posted several years ago. Read more

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IS REALITY GOD?

QUESTION: Is Reality God?

ANSWER: A definite NO! ‘God’ is largely man made in man’s image. Reality isn’t.

But, yes, in human terms bits of Reality have been called all kinds of ‘God’ or ‘gods’, and other names and attributes by humans for billions of years in every culture. The name has been abused and used, to kill and ill-treat millions.

But those humans of all times and cultures who were given as much of the experience of Reality as they could bear at the time – the mystics – were for some reason yet unknown shown more of the nature of Reality’s existence than eighty percent of their population at the time, (assuming the Pareto* principle applies here).

Unfortunately many of those mystics translated the revelation into spiritually shallow, human terms. This lead to emotional, spirituallly empty, merely morally and ethically driven religions that have little immediately evident divine content whatsoever.

But my understanding is that despite these human distortions Reality is the same but ever changing and unchanging.

Reality remains the beginning and end of all things. The Jesus of the Christian bible seems to suggest as much when he talks of being part of the alpha and omega of ‘God’.

All that has changed in human understanding historically is the extra extent Reality has revealed Itself from time to time to individuals, (note: not to religions or ideologies!).

For instance, one of the aspects of the ‘God’ of the Christian bible is what a vicious, warlike, tribal, revenge-seeking, manipulative, political, all mighty earthly power ‘God’ is. I can testify otherwise from personal experience.

The negative qualities described above were obviously human. Like all such human straying from Reality such delusions have been falling under the weight of their own irrelevance ever since.

But I, and presumably all mystics from my reading of latest human history, know Reality is us, and we are Reality. Perhaps this is why the ancients mistakenly described what they knew of Reality as having human form.

In fact, Reality isn’t even biological, if my experiences are anything to go by. (Neither are we biological eventually).

Therefore while Reality is certainly all powerful, It is also fundamentally caring, benign, guarding, guiding, advising, rescuing, forgiving, profoundly joyful, powered by acceptance of all things everywhere at all times – what humans who have experienced Reality partially call, inadequately, love. Reality’s love is ineffable, indescribable, reducing all who experience it into Itself, in utterly humble gratitude and submission. No one who has had any experience of Reality is ever the same again.

And by some way strange to human ways, Reality is only interested in individual growth, ie: you. Reality has named you, Reality claims you as Itself … Spiritual gregariousness, (one size fits all), is an oxymoron, nothing to do with Reality, and always fails.

We know now, if the ongoing mystic experience is to be believed, that Reality’s love is acceptance, not like human love which is emotional, lustful, angry, greedy, attached to the exclusion of one thing or the other, and ego driven. None of these merely human ‘attributes’ exist in Reality.

So to answer the question, is Reality God? I’ll repeat my first answer with another definite NO! ‘God’ is largely man made in man’s image. Reality isn’t.

All Is Well.

* “The Pareto principle states that for many outcomes, roughly 80% of consequences come from 20% of the causes.” Wikipedia.

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MANIPULATIVE?

Question: Your posts seem deliberately terse, brief. Is this accidental or deliberate?

Answer: Deliberate.

Interestingly, another reader of this Blog sent me her observations on how and what I write:

“Your message is ‘authentic’ and only those who have the instinct will truly be able to follow.

“The simplicity in your messages is working.

“You are passing the questions to the seeker.”

I try to stick to the point, examine it in detail, expound it simply, avoid the temptation (not always!) of deviations, additional explanatory material or background. I use my short ‘one sentiment per sentence’ formula, with no more than three sentences per paragraph, (also not always!). No clutter.

Q: Is that to make it easy to read and digest?

A: It’s to manipulate the mind not to skip through the post – speed bumps if you like …

Q: Oh! (Laughs). A friend and I were just discussing how the posts can stick in your mind! Almost like meditations … spell-like.

A: Yes, the posts can be treated as meditations. Used as such they can take you to the depths of Reality’s intentions. Depends how deep you can go, how spiritually advanced you are.

Different aspects of the depths of these posts might be explored for life, depending on how far you mature spiritually – they’re only the surface of what you and Reality are all about.

Q: But won’t different people get different answers?

A: Variations, yes. Depends on how deep their spiritual lungs can take them through the levels of experience.

Each level of discovery is different, a bit like experience or age bringing new levels of thinking and awareness into ordinary human life.

Q: Wow, I had no idea about all this … No idea … it’s like you’re casting spells. (LOL).

A: Mystics and Seekers may pick up resonances that cause them to slip into meditation. The results could make the ‘spell’ bloom, filling them with what Sufi’s call its ‘spiritual perfume’.  

Q: Alright … so whatever post you might make of this communication could be a ‘spell’?

A: Here it is, take a deep breath, try it!

All Is Well.

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KNOWING YOU’RE CALLED

Q:  How do you know you’re called?

A: I think the description of someone being ‘called’ is an inaccurate human reference to the mystical experience of Reality, (MER), that make some humans into mystics. 

Mysticism isn’t a calling as if it’s some practise/profession of human activity. Mystics aren’t called, they’re absorbed into Reality and released back into humanity.

Q:  Why?

A:  No one knows. Even serious scientists who accept the phenomenon say it’s ineffable, indescribable.

Q:  Why is that so?

A:  Because Reality is not human, it’s nothing to do with humans as humans are now. That’s my intuition. There were no humans in my MERs, even I found myself watching myself disappear eventually. There was nothing biological involved whatsoever.

Q:  The monasteries were said to examine would-be entrants for a personal ‘calling’ before they were admitted. 

A:  I don’t know the entry rules for today’s monasteries but real gurus of today do look for genuine Seekers in order to assuage what the Christian bible calls such people’s “hunger and thirst for righteousness”, (Matthew 5:6).  This passion is unique to true Seekers everywhere.

Q: Jesus said he had faithfully delivered his message to those already prepared by God. Isn’t this what mystics should be doing?

A:  No. I think it was that human desire to spread the word that inexorably made Jesus’ mission fail and finally brought the religions to their end days. Religions lack the real thing, spirituality, because MER is spiritual, and it’s caught not taught. It’s not a social ideology either.

Q: What can I do to find out if I’m really called?

A:  if you are truly called, the posts on mysticalexperiences.net may help you identify yourself as a made, genuine Seeker – separate from about 80% of the human race whether you like it or not. Each post in the blog is as genuine a representation of my MER experiences as I can make them. 

You won’t have to read the whole blog to know if you are in fact a humble, submissing Seeker or not!

All Is Well. Reality Rules.

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JUST BEING A BETTER HUMAN A WASTE OF TIME?

Q:  You say in the introduction to your blog, “You are at the wrong site if you are just seeking to be a better human being.” You don’t mean that do you?

A:  Yes I do. The message of the Mystical Experience of Reality (MER) has been misinterpreted to mean it has to be spread to the world.

No it doesn’t. It can’t be. MER is caught, not taught. It can’t be evangelised or prosyletised. True mystics (those who experience MER) are only created by Reality, not humans. 

The mystics of history paid a terrible personal price for trying to ‘spread the word’. They failed anyway – as the state of the human race demonstrates to this day…. 

Q:  So what was the point of your MER experiences? 

A:  One of the things that was made quite clear to me was that I was to do nothing, just enjoy being human! (I’m still working on that enigma). The message was firm though:  Reality is in charge of everything everywhere, including us. 

This was further confirmed in one of my MERs when I was told, All Is Well. (It took me many years to understand this).

But I have an idea humans are in a chrysalis state of development. We don’t live long, then after death we become pure spirit. indestructible, belong to everything in ineffable joy as everything belongs to us, everything one in Reality.

Q: This is all very different to what people think … This is a new message!  What about religions for instance, are they wrong?

A:  I’m not going to prod that emotional malarkey with a stick! Let sleeping dogs lie … are you religious?

Q: I like to think of myself as spiritual rather than religious.

A: So, no, you’re not religious! So do you think religions are any of your business, then?

Q: (Stares). I guess not …

A:  Religions have no existential experience of MER so preach non MER things like morality and ethics. These are mere human  values that change from one lifetime to another. Reality is eternal.

Q. So being a better human being is irrelevant?

A:  To mystics and seekers, yes!  But being a better human becomes axiomatic, even automatic, once individuals find themselves on the spiritual path. 

We might not believe in Reality but Reality believes in us! 

All Is Well.

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WHY DO YOU CALL YOURSELF A MYSTIC?

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?

A: Yes.

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.

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YOUR HIDDEN ANSWERS?

QUESTION: Your posts seem to raise more questions than answers.

ANSWER: Yes! I think you’re the only one that’s noticed! Or that’s brought it up, that’s for sure!

I deliberately allow more unanswered questions to be left on the table as it were, ever since I was a cub reporter on newspapers and read a book called ‘Publish And Be Damned’ by a then famously outspoken editor of the Daily Mirror.

He was faced with a moral and ethical dilemma on whether to publish a news story. After listening to everyone’s opinions he said words to the effect, ‘Look, nobody agrees on the rights or wrongs of this so let the readers decide for themselves – publish and be damned.’

Ever since then, eventually including a spell as a reporter on the Mirror, I have followed the nowadays neglected rule of neutrality so far as human nature enables me. I just try to report Who, What, Where, When and Why, (and at what Financial Cost, if any). I avoid adulterating my posts with unsupported opinions and as few as possible of those too.

I still follow that formula, leaving it to readers to Like/Comment/Follow or email their thoughts and experiences into the gaps they see.

So please don’t think my posts are the end of their subject! Don’t hesitate to add your thoughts experiences and references, (though personal experiences are worth many thousands of books or newspapers).

Remember – in writing such responses you may reveal lessons and answers that have been patiently waiting for you …

I hope this is helpful.

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WHY MEDITATION?

“The human world is a disastrous and cruel mess and always has been. I have been far better lately by refusing to contemplate the world at all,” Anthony Garner, Zenothestoic.com, a follower of this web page.

The human world is not worth contemplation on spiritual matters. The very idea is counter indicative to the whole point of contemplation, which is listening until even listening drops away as the Silence envelops.

One of the ways a Master introduced his answer to this problem was meditation. My meditations sometimes went on for three hours at one time. They never delivered anything so far as I am aware, certainly not even a hint of my experiences of Reality.

However, he said in effect the never ending stream of the mind’s thoughts and distractions cannot be stopped, only replaced. This is achieved by powerful and powerfully practiced meditation.

Later on he scandalised an older lady follower of his by telling us he used this mantra/meditation to silenc the ever persistent streaming mind to calm himself after his car’s narrow escape from a train at a crossing. He even used to get himself to sleep by this process he’d been taught and taught us. Was this misuse of a divine practice, the lady follower wondered?

I didn’t think so. I still use his simple but completely (deliberately?) incomprehensible (Sanscrit?) words of worldly avoidance, ie., meditation/mantra, to centre myself, even for getting to sleep.

Constantly entering into simple meditation as mindless as the day you were born can help cleanse the truly called of lust, anger, greed, attachments and ego. Mind, in spiritual progress, is a distraction. Some traditions of Reality revelation call the human mind, “the negative principle” ie: the Devil!

This Master’s particular school called for meditation two and a half hours every day, but not neccessarily all at once. “Can’t you afford 10 per cent of your (human) life a day?” the Master used to say.

All Is Well.

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FULLY DEVELOPED MYSTICS KNOW.

Question: You say that in Reality where all things are perfect there are no names. Why is this? What do you mean?

Answer: In Reality everything will be known through the experience of being part of Reality. You are as much Reality as Reality is you. Everything is Reality. There is no need for explanation or discussion in that realised state.

In Hinduism the experience is, roughly translated, in the phase of enlightment as, ‘Reality is and I am that’.

Human words in any human culture are not real, not the actual experience. A word is only a representation, a metaphor for what it is trying to describe somewhat innacurately. Experience is the only accurate understanding of anything, human or divine.

Names, descriptions, for instance are inaccurate metaphors for the real thing.

That’s why human language can be such a babble of so many different meanings to so many different people.

So when it comes to Reality, where all things are known by experience, there is no babble, no need for words. In Reality such things as human doubt or scepticism, for instance are unknown.

In Reality you personally are known to depths of meaning beyond any human experience or understanding outside the actual mystical experience of Reality, (MER).

This is why mystics have no need for faith, hope, belief or any other fictions. Fully developed mystics simply know from their experience of Reality.

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MUGGLES!

Question: You refer to Muggles now and again. I think I know what you mean but I notice you often reveal a deeper meaning when you write things out, like you do with these Questions and Answers. So can you tell me what you really think”Muggles” means?

Answer: Well Muggles is the word J.K. Rowling uses in her Harry Potter books to describe ordinary, conventional people who live conventional lives, who don’t know anything about magic and don’t want you to tell them about it either because they don’t think for themselves. They are more comfortable following the prevailing cultures, taboos and mythomanias of their times.

Q: Isn’t that normal?

A: Absolutely!

Q: So why does it sound so pejorative?

A: Because that’s J. K. Rowling’s skill in using context to make it sound insulting so as to achieve her narrative purposes.

Q: Isn’t it also insulting when you use it?

A: No. I use it in what humans would call a spiritual context. So I use it as a description, not an intended insult. I use it to make the point that most humans at humanity’s present level of evolution have not experienced Reality.

Most people haven’t any idea of what you’re talking about, don’t want to know and can get very angry if you persist, rightly so in my view.

I never do talk about Reality except to genuine Seekers and Mystics.

Sufis have their own ways of putting off the merely curious without the curious even knowing.

Q: But the subject of mysticism is widely discussed, especially among the world’s scholars and scientists, even philosophers and theologians, as you have often written.

A: Yes, it is. But most of it is without the experience of the mystical experience of Reality. Without that special experience, which is caught not taught, much of what is said and written about Reality is gossip, rumour, conjecture, surmise, hearsay, sometimes sincere but nevertherless still sincerely wrong – completely artificial, like religions and other political idealogies masquerading behind morality and ethic in religious movements, and “social justice” in mythomanic political circles.

Q: Do you believe in magic?

A: Magic is a human word. It’s used to explain the inexplicable. But in Reality there are no words, no names, just Reality.

There was nothing human in my MERs, no “magic”, nothing inexplicable, just what humans who have experienced Reality and come back would agree is ineffable. Reality Rules.

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HUMANKIND’S DEFAULTING MIND

QUESTION: In your poem “Mystics” you have a line, “man’s defaulting mind”. What does it mean?

ANSWER: Mankind, (or humankind to be up to date), thinks on the level of consciousness that is only physical, material, matter.

But deep in every human is what we could call the undeveloped soul. It only makes its presence felt in the rare humankind experience of the Silence.

That experience roils the stomach, softens the heart, stills existence with a joy beyond human understanding, gifts a deep personal sense of everything belonging, a knowing that is unperceived by the generality of mankind but stays with that human all its life in an evolution of individual, personal development that finally becomes something not fully human in this life and nothing at all after death. (This is the same problem we will see in ‘aliens’ when they arrive here or we arrive there – wherever and if they are anywhere …).

This still unrealised human part of a universal soul nevertheless prompts some humans into a life longing hunger and thirst for something without knowing what it is.

Others experience it in full however and are known as mystics – if they let themselves be known at all.

And then there are the majority of folk wherein their portion of the cosmic soul remains unborn. They live in default, just in their minds and emotions.

These are the innocent “defaulting minds” developed mystics feel suck the life out of existence. This emotional mind is at the heart of all evil here, intentional or otherwise.

On the historic evidence of mankind’s existence so far there seems little sign of any lasting effect of human attempts to change this primitive situation, certainly not by anything political for instance.

Perhaps mysticism, that becomes completely embedded in individuals so beyond any outer human intervention ie: political or religious, is what human evolution is all about? Some scholars in history, even to this day have already posed that very possibility in varying ways.

Mystics:

Few here of their kind,
Orphaned souls
No parents find.
Entombed in man’s mortality
And man’s defaulting mind,
Neither human, nor sublime:
Lost, yet Divine.

Nanaimo, 2011.

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CONTENTMENT

QUESTION:  I have a question that isn’t a spiritual question but bothers me a lot.

ANSWER:  Yes?

Q:  I have two married sisters whose children just don’t get on with each other, sometimes in front of everyone. As a result, my sisters and their husbands have put off the traditional family get-togethers I used to arrange. My husband and I are surprised to feel relieved we can celebrate alone together at last, so we can bow out of all that, the silences at mealtimes, the hostility, insults and upsets, the situation bothers me. Even I am taken for granted in the things I am left to do as an older sister for our parents for instance or maintaining connection with our aunts and uncles and their families. I am feeling that families are to use a word you use, a myth.

A: Let’s hope the lessened family clutter in your life will allow your nascent contentment to flourish, contentment being the seminal manure of real self discovery in its existence in Reality..

Knowing and being one’s true self – what contentment is all about – makes Transcendence more likely.

If you use the SEARCH button on the CONTENTS page you’ll find the various posts that present themselves have contentment at their core in the search for what life is all about; in ever being able to achieve your consciousness in Reality.

The rest is human clutter that fades under scrutiny, made up taboos, like ‘family’ in your case.

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DEATH.

QUESTION: In your poem, MAROONED* you end with, ‘From the other side of night …’

Does death perturb you, the prospect? Where you anticipate going to? It does for me, from time to time.

ANSWER: No, not really. Go with the flow.

I’ve been there, or somewhere other than here, and it included a joy of a profundity beyond human experience or understanding. It vibrated my entire existence so little else remained. I don’t think much remains of being human after death if our lives have been spiritually successful.

Coming back from there was always frightingly disappointing. I struggled against it.

Now the only feeling I have about death is having to abandon my wife. I worry about that. I find the thought very painful. Is there anything you can do about it? No, not that I know of.

(Though I do wonder where this powerful caring emotion of human love comes from – is it mere human lust, greed, attachment and ego? Is it a test?

(Reality’s love is so completely different. It is profound acceptance, an absorption into the very being of Reality, an experience beyond all human experience or ability to understand or explain).

I have gradually learned to trust Reality. It helps having been told by Reality “All is Well”.

We’re all in a benign, deeply loving, infinite process, here and beyond.

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*MAROONED

Divinity’s insouciant servants of the Light

Fly beneath my fears, over my plight,

Indifferent to my day as to my night.

Marooned in the humanity of my time,

Tired by glimpses of the divine,

Save me soon Lord, make me thine.

THE REPLY:

Marooned to solitude is your story;

Its contemplation leads you to my glory.

Love, understanding and compassion

Are the lessons of your life, your grace, your passion.

From the other side of Night,

I am your glory, your rescue Light …

1985.

(Nowadays I wouldn’t use the words “God”, “divine”, “faith”, “Divinity” or “Lord”. And I would call “the light” Reality, such a Light being a unique part of Reality.

(PS: The word “faith” has been bothering me. It signifies lack of real spiritual experience. So as I returned to this poem with my doubt about the rightness of the word the real word arrived. So I have deleted “faith” and as you will see, have inserted the more meaningful word “grace”).