Being Spiritual and Spiritual Beings

Satan’s, as the Mystic Tourist, I have blogged a few hundred words on them here. In my experience, they are misunderstood. Often those who believe, or are inclined to consider the existence of Satan’s, are frightened of them. I spent much of my life terrified of them.

I am a mystic. Like being alive, I simply realized one day, this is how I am. As a Catholic youth, I imagined that my religion held the answers I desired. I came to realize that my confidence was misplaced. The first blow came in sixth/seventh grade. I began to doubt credibility. I did not understand why women were thought to be so poisonous that marriage would despoil a man, making the priesthood, no longer an option. Of course, there is a much broader dehumanization of women enshrined in that doctrine, and that seed, eventually destroyed my religious faith.

It was very difficult to let go of my religion. I came to accept that its promise, was a lie, and I felt betrayed. I did do a stint as a “Born Again” Christian. Very short-lived. I was seeking shelter from my drug addled youth, but what I found, was the same emptiness and deceit. Again, very hard to let go. The comfort of knowing (religious faith), and the community it provides, is very powerful. I returned to the drugs and proceeded to ruin my life.

I survived religion and the ruin I brought against myself, born, of my disappointment. I wanted the ready answers that are the false promise I found in church. I wanted to serve the true God.

Faith has its place and its worth, but you don’t need it to know the truth, that is just a lie.

I have no qualms with Jesus. If I have a hero, it would be my consideration of the man he might have been. I have no reason to believe he formed a church, or that he equated himself with God. I believe it is possible to live a similar life, to have that human experience. I believe that is the message, the invitation made by the story of Jesus. I believe others, men and women, have found the same path, seen the same light, and, accepted the truth independent of the preconceived conditions of religious faith.

So what of Satan’s? The fingerprints of my religious youth are all over my spiritual considerations. As a young man, I realized, what I sought would not be found in religious text or doctrines. Dogma, could only lie. I still believed Satan would pursue me if I sought God on my own, without the stamp of religion and it’s shield; faith. I was terrified.

Eventually I came to realize that my fear was misplaced. Other human beings are much more dangerous than Satan. Just ask the kids in Parkland Florida or a Syrian refugee.

None-the-less, I have experienced what I believe are Satan’s Demon’s and Devil’s. Angles as well, and Ascendant Beings. Such is the life of this mystic.

We are made of carbon and water, animated by spirit. Satan’s, like Angles and such, are spiritual. Satan’s Devils and Demon’s influence and animate us. I believe they have no durable quality whatsoever, beyond the illusion of the past and future. They are made of the same fiction. The only authority they have is what we grant them. We are that authority, by our freedom and power; choice.

Michael, The Mystic Tourist © 2018

The Content of Contentment

In matters of spirituality, spiritual living, what is possible? I know it is possible to calm my center, to loosen gravity and let go of disturbance to calm. I have done, am doing that. It works, but what then? I have quieted most of the noises that serve only to upset me. The idea is to replace all of that with calm and from that gravity, create, while growing a durable calm. I expect the calm to become my content and by its gravity to produce, content, that is both calm and prosperous. You see I believe in creation, that we are its master. That we create. Theoretically creating a calm place draws to me possibility. Clearly abundance is part of our existence and from abundance, prosperity. A calm prosperity, if calm is to be the place to be. Or a place of being.

To my ego this is unsettling. It wants control but I think it is confused, what ego needs is to be controlled, by calm. When not calm it finds anything to hide that, to control it. A career, a hobby, anything and we tend to ignore what is irritating us by letting ego take charge. It is not a bad thing it just is not what I want to do. I know my time here is very brief and so I look to see the flaws that make ego squirm and then, fix them. I think ego can then prove the magic of now, by being here now. By being calm.

Ego would achieve, but I would not. Ego needs to see the absence of achievement as what it wants, that it has no true control and being controlled is the control it seeks. Calm. I seek to receive what is, to allow it and from that create reality. I know that we create it all the time, but haphazardly. Ego runs amuck imagining control that it can not possibly have. That chaos is what we usually create. It need not be that way. I have many ideas as to what is possible when ego accepts calm and learns of magic, is here now and only now, calm. I believe it is the fabric intended to be worn by the soul but only if it is calm. Our eternal self, our soul, can then make an appearance in this time and place, now.

Wishful thinking? Perhaps. What else is a person to do? Have you got a better plan?

Michael, The Mystic Tourist ©2013