Now, The Wormhole

As humans we cause reality. We are one humanity comprised of individual shards, unwell due to false limitations that reproduce replicas of our prior poor example. Because we are shards, pieces of a whole, we communicate. Wanting restoration, completion.

There is small value in private spirituality, it can grow into a greater value but privately, it is no more than seed. Even as seed we marvel at its value, what it might be if allowed to grow. Key to this growth, this greater value, is communication. As we communicate reality takes form. We make agreements creating possibility. For the most part this discussion takes place in the background of our mind and we ignore it. Ignorance does not curb our creativity, diminish our authority, it only causes injury to our reality. Through ignorance we discard our responsibility and imagine outside influences are at play shaping, forming possibility. They are not. We are responsible.

As I forge reality communication builds a place. A structure suitable for proof. And what would I prove? Nothing. There is nothing to prove. Proof belongs to itself, it is evidence of itself. I work to make an example of the way things are. To communicate it. In doing this work, communication, a community takes form. This causes an actual place, a structure. The community, by communication, forms the structure and its dimension. I have built this sort of thing before and so I know something about it. In the past it was entirely spiritual, today, the charge is to build it in the temporal world. To build a spiritual structure using temporal components.

I have no experience doing this but having built similar structures, without temporal components, I have an idea and that is beginning to take form. The place already exists and it is little more than alignments that reveal it. What I choose to think, what I choose to do, creates those alignments. The habit of thought is the most crucial component, it spawns all else.

I need to be comfortable with this, to let go and be there. That creates a template for manifestation and in turn spawns communication. The communication creates a place for reality take form and prove what needs no proof. The way things are. The secret to all of this is magic. The illusive wormhole of lore. It has a name. When we let go of everything we are left only with what is, we are no longer lost in the past or plotting the change we want to see. In choosing to let go, we actually get to do it. All of the crap, we hold on to, instead of letting go, well it shows up as a constant temptation. Once we have settled this score and actually let it all go, we are left only with what is. Providence alone dictates our fate and we are free to choose our recognizable destiny. To be here now and to do only what is asked of us, what is best. The wormhole is now. It is the magic and our singular appointment if we choose to keep it.

Michael, The Mystic Tourist ©2013

The Two Reality Lie

The temporal world is animated and each of us is free to animate our self as we desire. This animation becomes our surrogate, a replacement, or stand-in, for a more meaningful spiritual experience. It is spirit that animates us and we choose the sort of spirits that best support the way we present our self. Once we have made these determinations a community is established. A spiritual community. The spiritual content of temporal reality is populated by temporal spirits created by us and then ignored, creating a background reality. Our ignorance does not diminish this spiritual influence, only our perception of it. This ignorance also separates us from a spiritual reality independent of temporal form.

We have a person, a spiritual person, independent of temporal form. In our ignorance, of all things spiritual, we have created a false reality that pretends to be separate. In that it is false, pretend, in many ways it is a separate reality and does separate us from the spiritual world independent of temporal constraints. It does not have to be that way. We can surrender our determination to be ignorant and allow the appearance of our true spiritual identity to be what animates us. Doing that creates a passage and the spiritual community, known to our true spirit, has permission to populate the temporal world. The two worlds become one and the illusion of two worlds fails. Some call this magic, a miracle, but it is not. It is the way all things are, not some magical interruption, as magic is seen to be, but the simple everyday magic of being able to have cognition and awareness. We exist, that is magic and everything is magical.

The only success that motivates me is divinity. The dissolution of the two reality lie.

I believe our spiritual life is as I have described it. That all people have this same experience. When objective is divine living, choosing to allow the appearance of true spirit source to be what animates, that success changes the spiritual matrix of our shared reality. To my ego, this shift in our spiritual matrix, has the feel of conflict and the temptation to choose false spirits as my animation is strong. I find myself in negotiation. Our relationship with our true spirit is very intimate. Personal and private. My ego prefers it that way, perhaps because that is the only way it has known. Relaxing the ego creates the faculty of servitude and the ego becomes the servant of its true spirit. This is the purpose of ego.

Michael, The Mystic Tourist ©2013

In Search of My Creator

I have been working with success. Considering success as a condition that is, rather than something to work toward, and naturally, I consider success to be a spiritual experience. The success I look to today is a simple openness. To bring a sense of spiritual awareness to interpersonal relations. My experience tells me that interpersonal relations are full of spiritual content but we shroud it in ignorance, and then effortlessly, with denial. It is this spell of ignorance and denial that I hope to break. To bring the spiritual reality we shy away from, back to its natural state. To end the mystery by simple success. Increasingly it seems the difference between this success and its vacancy is acceptance. The admission of success. That it is no longer something to work toward but rather something that already is. It is not enough for me to wax poetically about spirituality. It must be practical, useful, functional. I am not inclined to allude to some vague spiritual reality, stirring the pot of emotion in order to achieve comfort. I look to expose the underlying spiritual experience that reality springs from and returns to. Not to expose life’s meaning but rather to expose its meaninglessness. Its lie.

If we truly are spiritual beings then this is what we are here to do, to admit it and behave accordingly. The alternative, of course, is that we have no spiritual value. We are simple biologic accidents. A chemical and electrical fluke that imagines experience as consciousness when in reality that is so brief as to be naught. It is not surprising that I do not believe the latter but as a matter of objectivity, I accept it as possible. I must. It is the place to begin if I am to demonstrate who we are when the mask of temporal reality is spent. To bring to form who is. The creator that enables experience must be able to experience what it allows us to create. I think this person, this who of how, longs to walk in the community of men of women. To be present in animal form. To know us in that way and remind us of who we are. I have long considered this example of origin, of the closed circle, the recipe revealed, as why I am. There is a certain loss of identity in bridging to origin that I think must dissuade me and keep me looking for success. A success that must already exist. It is only a matter of flipping a switch and who I am becomes how I am.

This is how I see it. There is a sense of loss in admitting that the person I consider myself to be, as an animal, is only a creation. An invitation to know the creator and in doing so be forever lost. A part of the greater whole that exists with or without me. I can own nothing and when I own that, the owner, the creator, is known.

Michael, The Mystic Tourist ©2013

Sarakiel the Demon Slayer

I have a page on my blog I call ‘Workshop’. It is private and only I see it. I futz around there forging affirmations or piercing together the condition I am in. Basic metaphysics. While working to see what I would do this morning I pieced together this sentence. Word by word, using a divining rod:

Present the alternative I avoided, by taking up with Indifference, as how I am now. Find the alternative using my Angelic acquaintance Sarakiel. Let Sarakiel slay the Demon, Indifference.

Apparently the way I do this is by making public my acquaintance with Sarakiel. When an Angel decides to introduce itself, you notice, and I have known Sarakiel for some time. There is a foundation that is created by three intersecting lines, Providence, Fate and Abundance. It creates a point and twelve right angles. Angle, Angel, it is all very confusing. Associated with these lines of influence there are Angels. Sarakiel is the guardian of my fate. Phanuel is the guardian of my providence and Uriel is the guardian of my abundance. I am sure the Angels go unnoticed by most of us but I see the spiritual world and when I allow myself to be at my center the Angels make themselves known. It takes only a slight pollution of thought to create a veil and ignorance rules the way. Just know I am working to rid myself again of this ignorance, my life is better that way.

I have a long-standing attitude of doing everything myself. My children, or anyone for that matter, will ask me, “Can I give you a hand with that?” Invariably the response is, “No I got it.” I am beginning to see it has to do with this Demon, Indifference. I wrote about Indifference in the post My Forth Grade Demon.

Let us see what Srakiel can do.

Michael, The Mystic Tourist ©2012

The Path of Ignorance

Divine life must account for the influence both forces bring to bear in building community. To be accepted as credible, recognition of the spiritual beings that wield influence is required. There are beings of darkness and beings of light. The spiritual realm, in which these exist, affords both groups the guise of transparency. We pretend we can not or do not see them. Even that they do not exist. This takes place while we make agreements and otherwise involve ourselves with our spiritual companions. To live the divine life the spiritual world must be breached. There is a certain tension when such a breach is recognized. Naturally this tension surrounds ignorance of our spiritual reality. While many do believe, the spiritual realm is still polluted with ignorance and its unavoidable byproduct, denial.

In considering living the divine life the criticism that is this body of ignorance, looms menacingly. Unless the life I am living is divine, I am maintaining agreements and contracts that assure the status of ignorance. Ignorance of matters spiritual is not true, it is a lie we tell our self. In telling such lies ignorance is an instant and unavoidable consequence. We soon deny knowledge of our own spiritual life and our spiritual associations. Unraveling my poor spiritual decisions is like the story of the swamp and the alligators. As I drain the swamp I am left with the alligators. It is easy to imagine that the alligators are the problem but the truth is these are my alligators. They are agreements I have made to establish and maintain ignorance and they entangle all of my associations whether they are spiritual or human. I must own my choices to dissolve the contracts that are my ignorance. Like learning to see when there is no light.

We do not make our spiritual contracts in isolation. Our human community supports us in these arrangements. There is considerable tension as we look to end the ignorance on which the lion’s share of these agreements are based. It is only when I realize that this tension belongs only to me that I am able to release its restraint.

Michael, The Mystic Tourist ©2012

Image and Likeness

Beginning with the admission that God expects me, as God does expect all others, to know God, I acknowledge that God renders God’s self available. Without exception, it is not possible for any human being to change this. No argument can prove God does or does not exist. God’s existence, even if God is naught, can only be known, it cannot be unknown. This is a simple fact of existence and it applies to all that exists. This is not the knowledge of ownership, of intellectual sophistication, it is the knowledge of being, of existence. A simple matter of being acquainted with all that is by being a part of all that is.

The tree of knowledge has a fruit, some say it is good and evil, I see it as right and wrong. The lie of ownership. We can own nothing but rather are owned by the fact of our existence. We know, or more accurately are acquainted with, by existence, all that is. When we surrender the false ownership of right and wrong the veil falls away and we see who we are. We walk with God. It is the temptation of the fruit of the tree of knowledge that distracts us and we imagine the world we live in.

Michael, The Mystic Tourist ©2012

Repair the Future With the Past

I recently read The Past is Your Light Map by Jennifer Hoffman.  I read it at Shift Frequency, a site run by Gillian Grannum. I really like her site. I find Jennifer’s blog too imposing but the post I read did inspire me and I have provided the link.

I was reminded of a method of healing I have used before but whose application had escaped me. I spent a few years doing regression therapy. Using a swing rod I would divine a past event that carried irritability and difficulty into my day-to-day living. I would do a simple reconstruction of the event and then dissolve it with apology and forgiveness. For a number of years I did this to manage my well-being. If I did not do this my health would collapse. After a time I came to see that the past is consequential in a way that perpetuated the injuries from the past. The injurious nature of my past created future fates that then drew me toward them. In my experience these fates were far fewer than the past injuries that created them but none the less injurious. Using the same methods of divination I would divine these fates and dissolve them as a way to repair my health and maintain well-being.

As near as I can tell my work with regression and fate is complete, however, the tendency to create these conditions remains and I fell into that condition. That creates the spiral, or gravity, that perpetuates difficulty and eventually the work needs to be done all over again. It is like turning off a light and then complaining about not being able to see. It is caused by ignorance. Any act of ignorance causes its growth. It is adhesive and the smallest step in this direction is immediately problem-some.

Jennifer’s blog post gave me a way to see what I could do differently. The word ‘hate’ has been a plague in my thought for some time. It is self-hate and of course it collects. It has been hard to see where it comes from and how to be rid of it. It is from my past and its gravity has had me stuck. I have worked to replace it by thinking love when the word, hate, shouts at me. So far not so good, until now. I realized that when irritability reared up the word hate would shout at me and the irritability was tied to my past, to an attitude attached to an incident in the past. Now I see the mechanism and that the irritability just wants love. I divine what the irritability is about and broadcast love for it into my future dissolving its gravity and creating the future I want from the past. The past and the future? They are the same thing and I am always free to create the future I want, now.

Michael, The Mystic Tourist ©2012