About

Mysticism is what I do and what I will blog about. I will be fifty-eight this year. It is my belief, that by circumstance,  I was born a mystic. Of course I did not realize it at birth but after seventeen years it was clear that mysticism is what dominates my life.

Being mystic is not so much a choice I made for myself as it is the way I have found myself. God is as a singular interest in my life. There seem’s a quality about God that is all-inclusive and so devotion to God allows that each relationship in life might reach its full measure.

Religion? I place my confidence in God. Even if  God does not exist I am good with that. Religion is the place I did not find God. I was born and raised Roman Catholic including ten year’s of parochial education. How and why does one separate the truth from the lies? Of religion, I have been cured.

It was this sensibility, when I was seventeen, that really upset me. I had no peer, no mentor and no literature to guide me. Having found myself  this way  I did not feel it was a choice and I  turned my rage against society and God. That lasted twelve year’s. It caused the complete ruin of my life three time’s.

In 1981 after a brawl at work that destroyed the company office as well as assorted public property, private property and my truck I found myself in jail once again. I had lived my life sure that attrition would take my life prematurely or that my reckless lifestyle would force God’s hand to do for me what I would not do myself. It was not working out. It seemed to me I had become what I was so angry about. It occurred to me that God might not intervene, attrition might not take me out and being what I was angry about was not a viable option for me. I changed. I decided to embrace the mysticism. I decided mysticism would prove its worth or run its course. Either way I would be able to get on with my life and leave the rage behind me.

I am an empiric mystic. I believe that God make’s an example, an expression and does represent Gods self. I believe that only by that does anyone come to know God, or God does not exist.

 The Mystic Tourist

3 thoughts on “About

  1. Thanks for sharing this information about your journey, Michael. I definitely appreciate your story, as I, too, was reared Roman Catholic and failed to find God within the bounds of religion.

    Thanks for visiting my blog. Blessings ‘n blissings. Gillian http://shiftfrequency.com

  2. Hi Michael
    You and I went to St. Raymond’s together. I am delighted to read of what you are into as I also am a very deep mystic on my own pathless path. I have delved into both Eastern and Western practices in depth. I will enjoy reading your blog. I hope you come to the Reunion in September. I think many of us are quite deep individuals. Maybe sometime we can share our journeys.

    Susan Matthews Scott

    • Hi Susan, not even sure what I wrote in my about-page anymore. I will have to check it out. This morning I am going to see if I can’t add a post before I leave for work. Thanks for stopping by and reading the blog. We will be in touch.

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