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.
It's completely natural to want to escape our current situation. We want wish away our current reality. But, mystics seek to live in the reality of their lives with Grace. Seeking Grace gives them the hope and courage to live gracefully despite the circumstances. The now is where we need to direct our attention- using Grace to live it well.
To be human is to suffer. But, mystics embrace all of life to include suffering. God is in all. Jesus Christ suffered greatly with great Grace. We too must bear all suffering with Grace. Suffering is a deep mystery. And yet, God is in the suffering with us. We must not turn bitter and reject our lives of suffering. Instead, with faith we must turn to Jesus our model and Savior!
Mystics are the not the same as Saints. We can all be mystics. How we view life and live can allow all to be mystical. Saints are beyond mystics. Saints live mystical lives - and they have suffered while accepting Grace into their lives. This allows them to live without the very human responses of blame, regret and transferred hatred.
Suffering is a part of everyone's life. Mystics must remain open to their own suffering and the suffering of others. Experiences whether good or painful remain the stuff of mystery. Mystics must embrace life's mysteries. Remain open to all in the love of Christ.