I think it’s fair to say that I’ve been an aspiring mystic my whole life (even when it didn’t look like it J). My path has been a very winding one, I’ve gone from one activity to another until I wind back once again to the first one, except that it isn’t circular so much as an ever upward moving spiral.
The last couple of days I’ve been listening to the Shamanism Global Summit calls from the Shift Network and it has renewed my desire to get back in touch with the magic of nature if only in a small way. I dug out my rattles and tried to find a suitable drumming app to do some journeys. Still working on the app side of it. But I went for a walk amongst the trees and little bit of nature that I have in my area. I had a walk that I used to do when I first moved into this house 18 years ago which I haven’t done for, well, I guess years. Living on top of so much nature has meant that I didn’t have to go anywhere to find it! I was amazed at the changes I saw. Some houses were completely enclosed by the trees that certainly hadn’t been there years ago. Have you ever noticed how quiet an area is when there are a lot of trees around? I love trees, they are such sacred beings.
I was also reading The Disappearance of the Universe this week by Gary Renard. It’s about an extended experience he had of discarnate beings visiting him and helping him to understand The Course in Miracles. It was a fascinating book, even when it got a bit bogged down by the Course text, which I admit feels too much like reading the Bible to me which is really not my thing. I always need everything explained because it is much too obscure to me most of the time.
I couldn’t help but notice that the message that the Course brings is about forgiveness. Forgiveness in the sense that whatever happens to you is happening to you by another aspect of yourself, and that all life is an illusion that we (in some aspect of our being) created ourselves. I’m not even going to attempt to try to explain what I mean because I’m not sure I really understand it myself yet. But if you’ve studied quantum physics you will know that life is not quite what we’ve been taught it was.
As a long time student of metaphysics I couldn’t help but think that somewhere along the line I might find the same message in easier language that I didn’t have to unravel and could actually understand. It’s really funny (have you noticed?) that when you are looking for something specific the universe obliges in some form or another. Usually in the form of ideas.
I love this stuff. I’m absolutely fascinated by how the Universe works. And I’ll keep looking for explanations as long as I live, I expect.
Have a nice week.