The Definition of God

My beliefs run like this; I was born and raised Roman Catholic. My interests, curiosity and all of my personal drive are dominated by God. I have no interest in whether or not God exists or how God might be defined. I am sure that if I define God, then that is a God that I have created. I let God define God’s self without any interest in what that definition might be.

I am confidant that God is, or God is naught. Nothing can change that, my confidence lies with things being as they are and no other way. My devotion, to God, is such.

What about Jesus Christ? Jesus dominates my life as well. I am a mystic I think he and I have a lot in common. If there is any one person who is as a hero to me, it is Jesus as I understand him to be. He is my role model. I am certain that a woman gave him birth and am not confused as to how that happened. He was as you or I are, an ordinary human being and that is the power of his message. Those who make claims of his deity, have stolen his message and taken what they think is his power. They have profited and the church they claim was not founded by him. It is the work of others who came after him. If you or I would know what Jesus knew, we must take a similar path. That is the much alluded to, Way, Truth and Light. If we walk where he did, do as he did, we will be as he was and how else can we walk from our mothers womb to the grave?

I believe in absolutes. That if I consider what is absolute and work to incorporate that into my way, I resolve myself with God, because whatever God is, absolutes, must have their bearing there. I know of three absolutes and one gate that is also the narrow path. Truth, Compassion and Understanding are absolutes. The Truth is boundless, it knows no harm or injury. Even what is not true, a lie, gains its support from the Truth and the Truth remains unscathed. Compassion only knows a single measure and can not be exhausted. It also knows no boundary and we only need choose it to learn that. Understanding, there is nothing that can not be understood and all that is expresses that by its very existence. Nothing is organized well enough to exist without Understanding. It is absolute. The narrow path is Forgiveness and its gate is the opportunity to forgive. The key to the gate is the act of Forgiveness.

Michael, The Mystic Tourist ©2013

Shifting Gears

I support myself as a self-employed window cleaner. I began this occupation as a temporary solution to my employment needs in 1983 and now it seems there is something about it, in my future, that I need to modify. I wrote about future concerns in my last post “A Chip on My Shoulder”, the idea that as we create our past it creates our future, much like plotting and planning a trip. Futures then become fates that draw us toward them by their gravity. Much of what is fate is subject to change, we control it. It seems that there is a gravity concerning my window cleaning that would be better if I changed it. I will be better served by a future independent of window cleaning.

I have long wanted to remove window cleaning from my future but as yet, I have no replacement.

Here is the idea; I will see if there is a market for merchandise related to my blog. Tee shirts, mugs, that sort of thing.  It is not a new idea. I had imagined that I might develop such a market when I started my blog. What is new is the sensibility that the time to explore such a market has arrived. The tension and irritability, I have recently been writing about, spirals around this shift in economic strategy. How to go about it, and of course, a good helping of self-doubt as to whether I should bother or not. The self-doubt is a moot point, the fate that is this change has already created gravity and motion.

I still have a few things to do prior to marketing anything. I will file for trademark protection and I will need a fictitious business name to conduct business. I will need to set up a bank account and make website preparations. Those are incidentals, I have a good idea of what I want to do beyond that.

So why write about this? It is just what is going on with my life and my blog. I live my life as a mystic, finding my way in the dark. This is part of that as is everything I do and my blog is as a chronicle of my mystic experience. My life.

I do believe that my work as a mystic has created a shift, that I have riddled together a foundation of sorts and a new stage for my life is emerging. I expect to flesh that out, here on my blog, but as yet it remains a mystery to me.

Thanks for reading.

Michael, The Mystic Tourist ©2013