What would it be like to keep your spirit open to synchronicity?
To feel balance in your body and really know your own soul?
To have witnesses support you at your level of spiritual development?
To trust yourself to wield mastery and power as a lover and mystic?
I believe the future depends on healthy mystics who know how to tap divine love and transform suffering through creative practice and wise care. At the same time we mystics undergo initiations. We know…
- abiding Presence alongside unfulfilled, restless longing
- bouts of otherness and loneliness alongside intensities of community
- visionary insight alongside darkness
- energy depletion alongside ecstatic overwhelm
- saintliness alongside haunting limitation
- creative surges that counter social frameworks
- paranormal forms of knowing alongside ordinary experience
- authority in an unorthodox extravagant love alongside challenges in worldly love.
The mystic life is designed to touch the holy. Yet, modernity clashes with our hungers. So we sit in back rows of great halls sensing poverty of instruction for experiencing the Holy and wondering what to do and where to go.
It is important to identify the initiations that propel us to embody and ensoul our truest nature and freedom. This requires more than healing. It’s a continuous dance with our expansive self and our small, humble self. We are not required to meld these realities. You and I can be many things in the great InterPlay of Mystery. This is one of the big secrets of true mystics.
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What does integrity look like, then?
The Tree of Life offers the universal symbol of deep organization. When all is well, the tree that of our body finds grounding near living water in good soil. We sink our roots deep. This needn’t be geographic. Our stature rises up in free flowing symmetry to embrace earth, air, sun weather, animal and sky. Leaves and fruit bloom and fall in season as we grow, loses limbs, age, die, and foster new growth.
To connect to the Whole of the Tree of Life we need other members in order that we may deepen, stabilize and be fertilized. This is a feminine approach. No need to rise up and go alone. Only together do we go far.
What would it be like to say, “All is well with my soul?”
Our lives are initiating us to embrace the limits of matter, energy, time, and space. In the process we surrender to No time–No being–No energy–No place, being Nowhere and Nobody as we move from fright to Life as the Tree.
I’ve been tracking tree wisdom for years. I’ve even become a Tree. (One of the benefits of being an artist). This month I prepared a Spiritual Instruction Module Booklet on Initiation & The Tree of Life. To learn about receiving this Spiritual Instruction Module (SIMS) and how to join the Mystic Tech Journey (real people playing together online and in person)….
Costume designed by Julie Baron of Julie’s Tea fame in Alameda.