What is Mysticism?

The mystical experience isn’t just for saints and monks. It’s possible for all of us.

Here at the Diaries, I often refer to myself as a mystic. What I mean by that is that I cultivate in my spiritual life a direct connection to God. I personally contact divine presence through a daily practice of sacred meditation, but other mystics may achieve a connection with God through art-making, walking meditation or even dance. Everyone’s process is different, but I will focus mostly on meditation in this post since that is what I recommend to get started. 

A mystic believes that it is possible to make direct contact with their higher power through inner seeking, and they pursue that connection in their spiritual life through the artful cultivation of their consciousness. 

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The Ambitious Seeker

Is our “drive” really helping us in our meditation and spiritual practice, or is it just another hindrance?

Happy Winter Solstice, friends! I hope everyone is enjoying the beginnings of a cozy winter hibernation, despite the tulmut of public life these days. I thought I’d check in about the seeker’s path and how ambition actually holds us back in meditation.

If you’re anything like me, sometimes if you pay close enough attention you can feel a chord of ambition running throughout your meditation practice or spiritual life in general. It’s an interesting element to notice, because meditation and spiritual practices are more often about obtaining increased peace, inner stillness and transcending the incessant activity of the mundane mind. Often, spirituality is about our being-ness rather than our doing-ness. So, what place if any does ambition have in our spiritual life?

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Are Ghosts Real?

Check out my Haunted House story in the short video below and decide for yourself.

Who can resist telling ghost stories this time of year? For a lot of us, encountering strange phenomena in a spiritually active (a.ka. haunted) house was the first moment we really considered the possibility of the other side.

Here’s why I think ghost stories are so important. It’s because they are reminders that we have a soul. That there’s more to this life than science and materialism can explain.

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My Ghost Story

Have you ever had an experience with a spirit in the house? For a lot of us, experiences with ghosts are the moments that clue us in to the possibility of the “other side.”

In this ghost story, I tell how I encountered a poltergeist in my ex-boyfriend’s house. This spirit messed with electricity in the room and opened and closed cabinets. They would rap on wooden furniture just to get a rise out of us. Spirits like this can often be mischievous and harrassing. But not all spirits are negative.

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Shadow Work

Our personal spiritual development unfolds in cycles. Most agree that just as there are ascending and descending phases cosmically that govern planetary consciousness, there are also light and shadow phases that catalyze an individual soul’s realization. At this point in my journey, I have a strong sense of my own light and shadow phases, so I thought I’d share with you what to look out for during both of these seasons and some navigation tips that will hopefully help you on the path.

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Symbolism & Intuition

Did you know that Spirit will talk to you in meditation and dream time through symbols?

Yep! Symbolic communication is one of the main ways our spirit guides speak to us, because as meditators we contact divine presence with our subconscious mind which speaks primarily in symbols.

Here’s what you may not already know. There are two levels of symbolic meaning in meditation. One level of understanding is universal, or true for most everyone. Symbolic meaning that most of us can agree on, like water represents emotion or lion represents courage etc. Here’s a great dictionary of symbols that I find super thorough and useful for the academic level of symbols. (Despite the title, it’s great for both men and women or any gender ID.)

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Shamanism

How to use Earth-based spirituality to heal yourself and grow

Over the years, I’ve had many meditation experiences that I would describe as shamanic. Visions of inner shamans that were initiating me, or messages from my guides about shamanic practices that could heal me in specific ways.

I find the shamanic element so fruitful in my own journey, so I wanted to share some of those insights with you guys in case they will be helpful.

WHAT IS A SHAMAN?

I believe a shaman is a mediator between the world of spirit and the world of matter. Often a healer or a guide. Someone who goes into the spirit world in meditation time to help others, by finding out information or invoking healing.

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Health Tips | EMF Protections and Heavy Metals

How to stay healthy in a high tech world

As a mystic and healer, I make it my business to achieve optimum wellness in my life and assist others on their healing journeys. As a meditator, I have established a strong connection with my higher wisdom and inner guides who advise me on my daily actions and life path. Over the years, I’ve received lots of positive news and tips from my inner wisdom, but I’ve also received some messages regarding potential dangers to my bodily health and psychic system.

Since this blog is dedicated to sharing tips about how to advance consciousness through meditation, technologies that cause potential harm to our psychic wellness is relevant. Without being too alarmist, I’ll share some research I’ve found on the topic of how EMF and heavy metals effect our bodies.

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Animal Totems

How to connect with your animal guides

You can’t circulate in spiritual circles for too long without the topic of animal guides coming up. And there’s a reason for that. Discovering your inner helpers and teachers in meditation is fundamental to fully understanding your life theme and soul purpose.

As I’ve said many times, everyone who practices daily prolonged sacred meditation for several weeks in a row, will ultimately meet their inner guides. You have to put the time in. And that’s no small feet. But once you do, the fireworks start.

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Cosmic Intuition | Q&A

I’m one of the lucky ones. I’m fortunate enough to have an online group of mystic-friends. A group where we share our most transcendent meditations, our super out-there psychic experiences and deep, probably unanswerable spiritual questions.

This community has been so nourishing to me, and keeps me super checked into my spiritual life. For a long time, I was going the meditation path alone, so now that I’ve found it, my little community of mystics is mucho important to me!

I wanted to share a little with you guys about what we’re up to over there. This week, we’re generating some dialogue and answering a list of Cosmic and Intuitive questions under the #starseed tag – which just means we’re talking about cosmic consciousness.

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