Category Archives: The Mystical Life

The Moth and The Flame

(The following is a reblogged article about the beautiful Sufi parable of the Moth and the Flame. The piece is taken from the website “Inner Traditions” and was posted by Satya Chaitanya. The parable tells the story of how one … Continue reading

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In a Nutshell

Today on this first day of the new year, we received a warm heartening message of appreciation from Kor, a visitor of our website. Here is the message. Subject Matter: Appreciation Feedback/Comment: Beautiful site and so rich with information. Thank … Continue reading

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Accept Yourself

Let us end the year with acceptance starting with ourselves. “Take and accept yourself just as you are, where you are…. Let God work with your faults and limitations. Just recognize them and be with them, without trying to correct … Continue reading

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Consciousness Today

The best video published this year in YouTube — perhaps ever. [Acknowledgment to AtheneWins for publishing the video on YouTube.] A few weeks after publishing the preceding video, the owner made some slight modifications and republished the video under a … Continue reading

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In Another Universe So Near Yet Far, Far Away

Theoretical physicists and cosmologists think that there could be multiverses, even parallel universes. Various versions of ourselves might be populating those other universes, living out their life versions utterly differently from our own lives here and from the other versions … Continue reading

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The Path in Autumn

Once again, it is that magical golden time of the year when the spiritual journey takes us through the autumnal season of transformation and letting go. This is The Mystical Path in autumn. The path is now strewn with the … Continue reading

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The Four Consents

In his Spiritual Journey series of retreat conference lectures, Fr. Keating speaks of four (4) “consents” that an individual is expected to make at certain stages of life, in order to develop fully into a spiritually mature human person. [The … Continue reading

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A Contemplative Conversation

The following is a compilation of dialogues I had with someone over the recent weeks. The compilation was made by that person, who decided to put together the substantive portions of the spiritual conversations we had. In his own words: … Continue reading

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Meditate Thru, a Step at a Time

You can take baby steps or grab little snack bites of spiritual morsels and refreshment frequently throughout your day by practicing the presence of God, especially if you are a newbie or beginner to meditation.   (We recommend a book by … Continue reading

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What Centering Is and Is Not

Technically, centering is NOT meditation.  This is a very important distinction every student of meditation should know and discern, because many students are misled into thinking that their initial or introductory centering practice is already the very practice of meditation, … Continue reading

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