I’m offering you an invitation. It’s simple but defies simple explanation. It’s both a journey and a singular destination. It is immediate and timeless. It’s now and forever. It’s science and spirit, energy and matter, particle and wave. It’s a resounding symphony and a faint whisper. It’s a dive and an ascension. Creative Mysticism is an approach to living rooted in wholeness, where intellect, intuition and imagination coexist in service to something greater than the individual. This is the launch of a blog that meets at the intersection of contemplation and creation. It will explore how we can grow through challenging times by learning to see wholeness through the fractures, and create lives of meaning and beauty regardless of circumstance.
Let’s begin by pretending. Like we did when we were kids. When imagination was as much a part of us as breath. When questions were doorways instead of walls. Let’s imagine that we’re here to remember who we really are. Let’s exhale with wordless wonder or the giddy excitement of noticing the steady stream of miracles in our midst – the flight of a butterfly, the way rain splats into a puddle, how the puddle reflects the skyline, and the way the skyline pulls our gaze beyond the clouds and into the incomprehensible vastness of the cosmos. Let’s pretend we’re all waking up from a collective game of amnesia and are beginning to remember who we truly are.
As we begin to wake up, we stretch into the possibility that everything that’s “wrong” in the world or in our individual lives is exactly what we need for our evolution. These challenges are here to grow us, to wake us, to coax us into a greater expression. Like the chick who feels it is suffocating before cracking through its shell, we can perceive the problems we’re experiencing as catalytic constrictions- difficulties that grow us rather than diminish us. Re-imagining our lives is where we begin.
is an opening for love?
Frustration, an invitation for patience?
What if every wound
weeps its own balm for healing?
Every question beckons an answer
like rhythm inspires a dancer
to move and express
the thing that has yet to be revealed.
Life generously offers
a steady stream
of uninvited guests,
to shake us
from listless slumber-
the accident, the quiet sorrow, the inconsolable cry for what can’t be solved.
when life breaks in a way unplanned
light shines through the fracture
giving us a chance to understand
the riddle within the mystery?
Our present is our history
until we heal our past.
suffering grows compassion
conflict settles into understanding?
in this ever changing day to day
every trouble that comes our way
is an opportunity
to grow and evolve,
to reveal a new direction,
a truer expression
always closer to perfection...?
to the dear Beloved One.
you and I
the bees and the bear
the stars and the sun
the singular presence
of the Infinite One?
we move beyond
“what” “where” “why” and “how”
and simply ask
“What would Love do now?”