The Journey of Awakening to Mystical Oneness

Awakening to Mystical Oneness

Note: Play back the above music video, and then continue reading below with the music playing in the background.

When you awaken to Oneness and personally experience the absolute reality that God is within you as your true Self, you will see through the illusoriness of the sense of separation and discern the error that lies in the belief in two powers.  This spiritual awakening to the Truth of Oneness is what mystics refer to as enlightenment or spiritual illumination.

The entire process of the awakening, from the first glimpses of its fragile transformative humble beginnings in human consciousness, to its glorious end in the explosive transfiguration of divine consciousness in the individual, is what we call the spiritual journey along the mystical path of life. It is a voyage in consciousness through the uncontained and unfathomable waters of the divine mind.

The journey in itself is a paradox and a mystery: You head towards a destination that is nowhere but everywhere at the same time. You start a journey that is already finished and complete — here and now — right where you are, right now. Yet, the process does not cease: It continues to function and operate. The wheels of your car keep on rotating; your car keeps on going and moving forward in an epic voyage of spiritual consciousness unfolding forever . . . eternally, endlessly, infinitely.

The spiritual journey
in itself is a paradox
and a mystery.

Animated GIF presentation for a Paradigm and Model for The Spiritual Journey.

A Paradigm and Model for The Spiritual Journey

The one Self
contemplates Itself in
a wondrous and magnificent journey
of Self-discovery.

Image of God experiencing and realizing Himself in oneness.

God experiencing and realizing Himself in oneness.

In the oneness principle of mysticism, creation is God contemplating Itself infinitely. (Click on the image above to read a blog regarding the subject of God’s Self-contemplation.)

Image du Transfiguration du Christ, pour Titien c.1560, Venise, Église San Salvador

Transfiguration du Christ, pour Titien: c.1560, Venise, Église San Salvador

But I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all men to myself.
(Yeshua, The Gospel According to John 12:32, NIV)

The book pictured at the left, Awakening Mystical Consciousness by Joel S. Goldsmith, is a good study reference for awakening mystical consciousness in you. I recommend it to all serious students of mysticism and the mystical life.

Awaken to Oneness and take flight like a soaring eagle in what will be your Ascension. Ascension is transcendence over the human condition, transcendence over the illusoriness of a human sense of reality, transcendence over the sense of duality and the sense of separation from God. It is transcendence over our humanness — the human, personal sense of self.

The grace of the Ascension enables us to perceive the irresistible power of the Spirit transforming everything into Christ despite any and all appearances to the contrary.   In the misery of the ghetto, the battlefield, the concentration camp; in the family torn by dissension; in the loneliness of the orphanage, old-age home, or hospital ward — whatever we see that seems to be disintegrating into grosser forms of evil — the light of the Ascension is burning with irresistible power.   This is one of the greatest intuitions of faith.    This faith finds Christ not only in the beauty of nature, art, human friendship and the service of others, but also in the malice and injustice of people or institutions, and in the inexplicable suffering of the innocent.   Even there it finds the same infinite love expressing the hunger of God for humanity, a hunger that he intends to satisfy.
(Fr. Thomas Keating, OCSO, The Mystery of Christ; emphasis supplied.) 


Note: The preceding blog is an excerpt taken from the page “Oneness.” Take time to read and study the entire page. The substance and content of its message provide the context for your Spiritual Journey.



About Marc of Contemplative Pathways

Marc teaches contemplative meditation in the context of contemporary mysticism. His understanding of the mystical life is rooted in close to 40 years of study, practice, unfoldment, realization and experience, in the course of which he has received the gifts of spiritual discernment and transmission. His teaching work meaningfully shifts consciousness in a student through the process and alchemy of mystical transformation.   Marc facilitates the mystical teachings under the style of Contemplative Pathways. He enables others to embark on the spiritual journey by learning and understanding the Truth teaching and by living its principles. He has been conducting classes and meditation meetings in the San Francisco Bay Area for over fifteen years in a classroom, lecture, workshop, online meeting, or group practice setting.   His methodology of instruction is divinely inspired and firmly rooted in pure authentic mysticism. His approach to the mystical life is essentially nondenominational, nonsectarian, culturally interfaith, spiritually transreligious, and definitively unitive and nondualistic. His other contributions to worldwide spiritual awakening and the global contemplative movement include spiritual mentoring and spiritual healing practice.   Within the context of the great shift in consciousness now occurring all over the planet, Marc’s work presently focuses on individual and collective spiritual transformation and healing. He promotes the practice of contemplation or meditation as the vehicle for transcendence and ascension to the higher dimensions of mystical consciousness.   Marc is firmly committed to the vision of a global spiritual awakening and the divine promise of humanity’s mystical illumination.  
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2 Responses to The Journey of Awakening to Mystical Oneness

  1. bellofpeace says:

    Love is the only music of the mystic..gedeprama|


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