Mystics connect to all things, in particular to a felt Presence/Absence that exists beyond sight. One of the great consequence of this connection is yearning for it and as a result becoming adept at sending, receiving, communing and struggling with seen and unseen presences. In this process mystics increase comfort with mystery.
Mystics often adopt an art practice or form of continuous study to leverage the ability to interplay with the forces of universal reality.
Often a trauma, illness, or unusual event breaks them open again to the mystic path, since few adults retain the original, innocent mysticism of youth.
Once on the mystic’s path, life INITIATES them in the challenges of suffering. Learning to suffer is key to be able to remain connected and in communion with all that is. This can be extremely difficult and evolves best in an appreciative community.
Spiritual practice for mystics needs both solitude and communal witness. Solitude is required to encounter and collaborate with Presence/Absence. Community provides grounding and embodies a fractal of the very love and shadow of Great Presence.
If you are ready and interested in tools to support you to claim and practice the art of mysticism stay tuned. I am posting 2 upcoming workshops later this week.