Remembering God

Ask God; Surrender, recall and speak. Surrender perception inviting true recall and speak of what God is.

God. Who can claim any knowledge of God? God of course. How can God be understood? By recollection. Begin by remembering the future. Remember a future you want to remember, a future where God is understood. There is a place, somewhere between birth, and what preceded it, where God is understood. It is something that is best remembered in the future thus avoiding the clutter and confusion between our present state and the past experience of God. In looking to a future, where all is understood, the pitfalls and obstacles of past perceptions are avoided. Remember a future that understands God, free of the prejudice and preconceptions of the past. The past is very insecure and is desperate for us to own it. It is usual for us to do this and carry the past with us into the future, reminding us that it is the same thing. Being the same thing we can remember a future and reverse the trend from the past with a future free of past shortcomings. It seems obvious that we must fully understand the identity and nature that is God as we do in fact exist. It is also obvious that confusion lies in the past. Repair the past by the memory of a future that has already repaired the past, working back from where you want to be and the past becomes the future-past. The answer, that is God, is revealed in a future we choose and the past restored to its whole state by the future. This is the Magic of Now. Now, the only time that exists.

Michael, The Mystic Tourist ©2012

Soul Sojourn

Soul. We have a soul but what is it? Can it be saved? The soul is the person we are, that exists, even when our body, our temporal body, does not. Whatever that is or is naught. What we are when whatever we are is not physiologic. An essence of being that is independent of our birth but of which our birth is dependant. Whatever it is it exists, even if it is what is naught, then that is what it is and that must exist. It does seem obvious that it can not be saved but rather it is our salvation. It is something that is known to all as it is impossible to escape. Can we know our soul, ‘be’ where our soul is? I think so or I would not bother with all this work.

It has been my experience, that in matters of this nature, there can be no accomplishment, only realization. All of a sudden, by choice and consideration, you realize you are there. It is not so much an epiphany, more like a door opening, unexpectedly, and you see. Having had experience like this and walked in such places before I am confidant that I can expect a similar result from doing the kind of things that got me there before. Today it involves being public and being comfortable with that. Seems to be working just fine.

Michael, The Mystic Tourist ©2012

Of Fate and Destiny

Concerning destiny, how is destiny realized? We are given direction by our silent observation detailing where we hail from and return to. Along the way we choose many fates, the consequence of choice past and future, yet destiny is somehow greater than that. Destiny is the canvas on which we paint our fates. The realization of destiny, is fate, resolved as the expression of destiny as fate. When our choices, past and future, represent where we hail from and return to, a clarity of purpose is realized, the authority that is destiny empowers, releasing us from the burden of pointless fates, and destiny becomes the expression of our fate. Realizing destiny is an act of surrender, a willingness to accept the consequence that is without our design but rather that which designed us. Something more powerful, something truly durable and independent of pointless fates.

Michael, The Mystic Tourist ©2012

The Temple of Now

Life shifts and twists as I work for openness. All preparations are being fulfilled as I challenge myself to be completely honest, to walk in the open. There is much complaining within me, protesting, fretting… The raising of concern! It is a big distraction and without merit. I am as I am. I see what I see. I do wonder if I know something that gives rise to my protest, a fate so true to destiny that it will not be avoided. Our history is filled with stories of people who suffered unjust fates. No incentive there. So incentive lies elsewhere. I am confidant that my spiritual health is tied directly to openness. Naked honesty and I am still a little uncomfortable with that. While I have known this day would rise it did not used to be this way. When last my life went under repair, the time before this, it was a spiritual project as well and the rewards were extraordinary. For the most part I could keep it private. It was easy to remain discreet and find people to share my experience with. They were few and I felt safe. That path no longer exists as I am given a new task. It is increasingly clear that this is the way as it is the only way I have found growth. The growth is refreshing and I am finding my spiritual legs once more. With a new task there are new lessons and with the lesson, a new application.

In that past repair I learned a lot about the Key of Solomon. Maybe it is something else but I know it as that and so I will continue to refer to it as such. What I have learned about it in the past is not enough to turn it today and so I am learning to understand a new mystery and secret. Openness is the grease for this wheel, this new lesson, steadily and surely freeing the movements. I can not reclaim the comfort past and so I must look to this new lesson. I can actually see this thing. It is a place, like a temple and a portal. A spiritual place. People think of it as magical but magic does not exist unless all is magic, as I believe it is. Nothing happens except by it. Call it creation if you like, it is the same thing.

I have been working with the Kundalini, puzzling my chakras to see if something is amiss there. The Kundalini is as a pillar and it seems intact, in proper order. It acts as a channel and as I look through it I see myself at a much younger age. The Kundalini is also the center pillar of the Key of Solomon, Providence. Providence passes through the axis that is Now where it is joined by Abundance and Fate. The intersection of these three lines, at the moment of Now, is foundation, and around that is the Temple of Now or the Key of Solomon. It is an actual place. As I look in on myself as a child I begin to see that the child arrived from elsewhere, a new passage I now see. I believe the comfort my child and I seek is through this new-found passage. As I consider it, it generates powerful images and I imagine the passage is active.

Michael, The Mystic Tourist ©2012

Basic Magic

Now. Now can only be appreciated by isolating the moment we first knew it. When we see the person we were when Now was present, when the question was, will we do what we are given to do, Now, then we have returned to that place. It creates a tunnel, much like the eye of a storm and we see our self as we were, and, as we are, Now, once again considering the choice… Will we do it Now? There may be any number of times when the question presented itself and when we recognize any one of these we are here Now. Should a person want to reconsider their appointment, whatever it is a person is given to do, the one thing that completes and brings the best value, solves the puzzle; providence provides the way. We discover that whatever it is that makes it possible to reconsider this question of Now is presented and we get to make the choice again. As I consider this question, this morning, I am returned to my four-year old child and the choice he made concerning what to do Now. The choice he made created a history that I have lived since then. That is basic magic and we do it all the time. Spiritually, a four-year old is establishing their second chakra. It is Acquaintance. Acquaintance first of course is family but then naturally community branches from there. The tunnel I see between these opportunities to choose Now, is, ‘as I was and as I am’. It presents itself a number of ways and one of these is the Kundalini.

Today in my life I am charged with making my spiritual life public and I do it with this blog. My spiritual journey is chronicled as a daily journal that is this blog. It is the vehicle for my personal growth and the restoration of my spiritual health. This is a public blog and so the issue of, Acquaintance, the second chakra, is at play. The tunnel between – as I was and as I am – is illuminated by way of the Kundalini. Each of the chakras has a symbiotic relationship with one other  chakra and then by that association with all the other chakras. Light Gate, the sixth chakra, and, Acquaintance, the second chakra, have a symbiotic relationship. The light that fills the tunnel between the sixth chakra and the second chakra is of course from the gate. Light Gate, the sixth chakra. I am not comfortable being so public and the light will dissolve that should I choose to restore the seven chakras as one, the pillar in the temple of Now that is also the central pillar of Solomon’s Key. Yes it is the Kundalini as well.

I have said that I am uncomfortable being so open, so public, and I am. So much so that often, as now, it feels as if I can not do it and yet I know it is what I have to do. It is extremely emotional as whatever has been broken is being healed. If I do not do the writing I can not process the squirm that I feel and usually I feel very much better on completing a post, even if just briefly. No such feeling this morning. I see the spiritual world. I do not know why, but I do. I am sure that I have to share this and so I am doing it here with you. Thanks for your company. It means a lot to me.

Michael, The Mystic Tourist ©2012

A Familiar Tension

The angry four-year old is very powerful. That youth can set the course for a lifetime. The storm that became my life, as a young man, can be traced to the dictates of a little boy. I see him now in the eye of the storm, brooding, stewing… Choosing. He was hurt and worn down. The choice he settled on created a false gravity and a history to support it. Magic. Now for a new choice and new magic. I remember my imaginary childhood friend. What he looks like. His name and how he presented himself. Enoch. I have known Enoch since but had forgotten that I knew him then. Enoch is transparent. Light and matter pass right through him. Enoch is all-knowing. At four years old people did not appreciate my acquaintance with him. Frustrated and angry I shunned him. Closed the door and ignored him. The time to correct this has arrived and a great comfort sweeps over me as I remember that, Enoch, who I have known as an adult, is my long-lost childhood friend.

As a wave of emotion erupts from my person I will see where it carries me. It seems I may have found the passage. I hope so. Enoch, I am sure, knows the way and if I have found it he will advise me.

Michael, The Mystic Tourist ©2012

The Question Of Ego

End avoidance beginning with my Ego.

As life progresses, bringing with it conflict, we react. We create a tendency that is predictable, our Ego. Ego is our carnate identity, it belongs to the physical expression of being; flesh, blood and bone. It is as a possession, of being incarnate, that imagines it possesses what is carnate. It is like a defence mechanism and tends to be defensive as well as possessive. What Ego wants is direction, to be told how to behave. Much of what becomes of our Ego ends up as what rules our behavior. That is a role reversal of its purpose. Just as Ego is not intended to control us we are not intended to control it. Ego represents the completion of our child and is pretty much completed at age seven. It is also the third chakra. The direction it seeks can be found only when all decisions, made and maintained by the Ego, are seen as important. When it is a decision that troubles us, that is its purpose. It seeks direction so as not to be troubled. This direction comes from opening all passages to divinity. We are not comprised of earthly substance alone, existence is timeless and we exist. It is the nature of existence that all the secrets of existence are represented in everything, in anything, that exists. The Ego needs to let go of its possession and its ruling tendency, this creates the opening that allows divine guidance.

In my last post, Behind The Veil, I wrote of ‘Ghost-like apparitions’ generated by the Ego. In this post I am learning what I thought I already knew; Approval, acceptance, a sense of importance, compassion, heals the Ego. These are attributes of the fourth chakra which is Compassion. Compassion is the gate or bridge between the higher and lower chakras. Bridging the chakras is one of the fundamental steps of divine living. Now when I am pressed by ghostly egoic apparitions I let them let go by acknowledging their request for guidance. I do believe that is all they represent, a request for guidance. I visualize the apparition  rising into my fifth, sixth and seventh chakras. This represents the question that is Ego being raised and the bond forming between the higher and lower chakras. The qualities I noted in this post; giving importance to the Ego’s decisions, Compassion and its qualities need to be given to the Ego if it is to rise up through the higher chakras with its question.

Michael, The Mystic Tourist ©2012