It is so hard to give over control of one's life to another. And yet, we have a Savior we can trust to love. lead and walk with us on the journey. Mystics die to themselves first so they can be born anew in Grace.
Mystics use what is given. Often we cannot choose our circumstances. We just must respond from the Grace within. All we need in the moment is given by God. It is always available. We must just be open - and use it. This takes faith - and courage!
Life is often unpredictable. Sometimes we can tell what is coming. Other times it surprises us. Mystics embrace it all. With Grace, we can journey on confidently that we are loved by Jesus Christ. This is enough for today.
Mystics need to cultivate periods of silence in their lives. Silence is where God breaks through into our lives. Our minds race ahead. Our being follows. Give yourself the gift of silent moments - and the awareness of God in those moments. God certainly is with us and in us always. Silent moments are where we can recognize it and be truly grateful for it. Let go - and let God speak to your heart in silence.
Scientists now tell us we are wired to seek love and connection. Mystics honor this need by seeking genuine connection and love with all. As mystics, we just live this truth daily.
Because a mystic is one who has moved beyond belief or belonging systems to actual inner experience of God.
If we are honest, our entire life is a mystery. We attempted to make sense of it. We strive to make it meaningful. We struggle, love, cry, and give of ourselves - all in mystery! Let's us rejoice in this Mystery of God and Grace!
Mystics generally are about acting on their immersion in all that is Scared. All is Sacred - they see this and act to reclaim what has been temporary lost. They celebrate what is going well. They do work hard to proclaim the Kingdom as Christ proclaimed!
Mystics don't need much in the way of material things. All is sacred. Living simply allows them to devote more time to relationships and to appreciate what they have. More can mean less- time, money and serving others. Simple is more.
Mystics must learn that the moment we have now holds all the Grace necessary for us. We are loved no matter what we do. Grace abounds! And yet, choosing to live with Grace is the Way of the Mystics. Trust this moment. It holds your truest self.