I was driven to write this next short piece despite my self-imposed ‘Monday Only for Blog Posting’ rule because of something wonderful that happened. . . Well, several somethings that I link to the Mystical but I had better not go down that path until I try to define the term. There are some very interesting definitions out there but let’s not get hooked on those right now.

Mystical | Definition of Mystical by Merriam-Webster

1a : having a spiritual meaning or reality that is neither apparent to the senses nor obvious to the intelligence the mystical food of the sacrament. b : involving or having the nature of an individual’s direct subjective communion with God or ultimate reality the mystical experience of the Inner Light.

What drives me each and every day to be the best that I can be?

“There is nothing so inspiring, so filled with peace, happiness, perfect health, joy, and contentment as the development of the spiritual nature.” Rosicrucian Manuscript.

The development of my own Spiritual Nature drives much of what I do each day, it is a challenging joy. Some people might describe me as a mystic…

“The mystic uses their intuition a great deal, and endeavors to see into the future and to look beyond appearances. She or he reads others’ souls and hearts. A mystic does everything they can to rise up above suffering and despair; they go past the clouds and so glimpse the Sun; being both on their own and connected to the great All, they never forget that to accomplish great things we must be able to do small ones perfectly. The mystic knows that duty well carried out is an act of love and of service; and that for the service to have its full meaning, it must be selfless. It must be a gift of oneself to others, joyously agreed to, and not undergone as a great sacrifice. Love and giving should not be likened to suffering and renunciation, quite the reverse: were this the case, it would no longer be a question of love, but of masochistic behavior. True service only gives rise to good feelings, and expects nothing in return.” Christian Bernard

Christian Bernard’s words are quite a challenge but by following his general outline, I tread my own path and try to shine some light on others. Sometimes I stray, sometimes I hear the words of the Master Within, often not. I have much to learn and by focussing on the messages I do hear, I am able to share the gifts I receive through writing.