Are you ready for an adventure, fellow bright and courageous beings?
Today, let us travel down the rabbit hole, and meet up with the timeless friend that resides within each one of us. This vibrant component of our full selves is what I like to call, our "inner mystic." Have you had the pleasure of meeting him or her yet?
Mystical: An inspiring sense of spiritual mystery, awe, and fascination.
Who is Your Inner Mystic?
Our inner mystic has been with us since the dawn of our existence. S/he dwells within us, ready to be awakened from a deep slumber. But, our inner mystic is never pushy. S/he patiently waits for our invitation before making an appearance.
S/he lives life with a sense of awe and fascination at the most minuscule happenings. S/he lives by instinct and intuition, embraces the mysterious, and accepts that which transcends human understanding. Our inner mystic does not judge others or herself. She forgives us our human foibles, allows our human pain, and celebrates dealings with feelings.
Finding the Timeless Being Within
You have already encountered a number of fleeting glimpses and mystical moments with your inner mystic in your lifetime, I am sure. Let me explain.
Our inner mystic comes to us in an infinite array of ways and displays--each of them perfectly poised for us to recognize. In fact, it is in the recognizing that our inner mystic makes his appearance known, I have found. When we look at the world through our mystic's eye, we are able to see things that are difficult or even impossible to see through our human vision. Through our mystic's eye we may see unfathomable beauty in dark places, hope in the center of despair. We may even see life bursting from the inanimate and dying.
I have met my inner mystic in the whispers of the wind, in the fleeting shapes of clouds, in the brilliance of the cosmic sky, in the movement of shimmering leaves. In these moments, my understanding of the world transcended any human explanation; and I became bliss, in awe of the new vantage I was glimpsing.
Sometimes we think that we have to get away, go on vacation, to see something extraordinary--to meet our inner mystic. But make no mistake, our inner mystic can show up anywhere.
While my inner mystic can show up at ancient pyramids, mystical mountains, or far away beaches with aqua waters and white sand, she can just as easily appear as I'm looking at the plain stucco siding of my neighbor's house. As I gloss over this plain, every-day view, my eyes grow big as my mystic's vision takes over.
In a flash, I see the labor of all the human hands that have gone into the making of the materials, the hands of those who are packing and shipping them and getting them where they need to be. As I peer closer, I see hands applying the stucco. My vision illuminates the faces of all the people and their families connected to this house, to all the houses on this street. My mystic's eye flashes back to my neighbor's house, and I see the dappled sunlight throwing playful shadows, from the nearby beech tree, onto the stucco siding. There is so much life in this plain stucco wall!
In this fleeting instant, my inner mystic has pulled staggering beauty and connectedness into my ordinary day.
When you make your way through your day, having invited your inner mystic along, it will be as if a veil has lifted from your human eyes, and you will see beauty, clarity and peace all around.
How do we do this exactly? I have found a few simple practices that help my own inner mystic emerge.
Take time to pause in the moment and really see what you are looking at.
When we rush through our days we may miss opportunities to see the underlying beauty right in front of us. In your pause, your inner mystic might take you for a ride to another dimension.
Exercise your child-like wonder. Get fascinated. Choose an object in nature - a rock, a leaf, the glittering trail of a snail, anything. Look at it with the wonder of seeing it for the first time. Can you see the detail of it? How did it come into existence? Marvel at its beauty, its delicacy, its strength. Does it inspire connection, love, or a belief in something unknowable? Our children see a world of wonder all the time, with their inner mystic at the helm.
Consider that there is way more to life than meets the eye. Entertain the idea that you may not have the answer to everything. Engage your imagination. And know that synchronicities and miracles occur in this field of possibilities.
Appreciate. Write down, make a list, of everything you appreciate. Practice appreciating all that you see. Appreciation is a direct gateway to activating your timeless inner being. When this occurs, your life has taken a mystical turn. And when your life takes this turn, you are really living the journey of awakening consciousness.
So, will today be the day you invite your inner mystic to come out and play?
Your inner mystic eagerly awaits your invitation.
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