The Path of the Christian Mystic

28 Jul

Becoming God

Becoming God

“Mystics are those who seek a direct experience of the Presence of God. They yearn to know God, to see God and to be one with God…now!

There have always been mystics. They have plumbed the depths and scaled the heights of the soul’s potential. Mystics are psychologists (those who study the soul) – students of the soul intent on fulfilling their spiritual quest.

Their lives and teachings are a road map that leads to the very summit of being.

Mysticism is not exclusive to Christianity. It is the vital, animating element at the heart of every religion. The aspiration of every mystic is one and the same: union with God. He does not postpone it – because he cannot.

The spiritual marriage, the mystics tell us, is not merely a conforming to the ways and will of God but a total transforming of the soul into God. And this is the heart of the mystical path: the soul that is transformed into God…is God!

In other words, we are intended to become God, and nothing less! This is the goal of life.

Mysticism is not merely a belief or a philosophy; it is an experience that transforms the soul. If you aren’t transformed, you haven’t had the experience. When your soul is fully transformed, you and God are no longer two, but one.

The fifteenth-century mystic Saint Catherine of Genoa experienced oneness as submersion in the ocean of God’s love: “My being is God, mot by simple participation but by a true transformation of my being…I am so placed and submerged in His immense love, that I seem as though immersed in the sea, and nowhere able to touch, see or feel aught but water…My Me is God, nor do I recognize my other Me except my God Himself.”

In order to recognize and follow in the footsteps of the mystics, we need to know what the life of a mystic looks like, how he talks and thinks, how he views himself in relation to God. We need examples to show us the way, and the best examples are those who have already become one with God-ascended masters, those saints and adepts who have risen out of every culture and religion and made their way home to God. We refer to them as ascended master because they accelerated in consciousness to become one with God. They realized that God was where they were, in them, and that they were his vessel.

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They were not satisfied to be mere reflections of God. Rather, they strove to be God in manifestation in their fullness of portion. To this end, they balanced the love, wisdom, and power of their threefold flame, the spark of Divine in their heart. They mastered time and space and circumstance-that is, they fulfilled the purpose of their soul’s journey on earth and balanced at least 51 percent of their karma. There are other requirements for the ascension as well, but these are the main ones.”

The summitlighthouse.org

Becoming God The Path of the Christian Mystic by Elizabeth Clare Prophet

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