I think being a mystic is not for the few at all. If by “mystic” we mean one who experiences the divine… then every moment, no matter how small, can be a mystical moment. As Ra in the Law of One says, “The moment contains love…”. In fact, it might be help to circle back and read Ra’s full statement on this. Even though it is wordy and not necessarily heart enkindling (because of its wordiness), it is about as good as it gets to describing the whole unity and union thing:
Exercise One. This is the most nearly centered and usable within your illusion complex. The moment contains love. That is the lesson/goal of this illusion or density. The exercise is to consciously seek that love in awareness and understanding distortions. The first attempt is the cornerstone. Upon this choosing rests the remainder of the life-experience of an entity. The second seeking of love within the moment begins the addition. The third seeking powers the second, the fourth powering or doubling the third. As with the previous type of empowerment, there will be some loss of power due to flaws within the seeking in the distortion of insincerity. However, the conscious statement of self to self of the desire to seek love is so central an act of will that, as before, the loss of power due to this friction is inconsequential.
Exercise Two. The universe is one being. When a mind/body/spirit complex views another mind/body/spirit complex, see the Creator. This is an helpful exercise.
Exercise Three. Gaze within a mirror. See the Creator.
Exercise Four. Gaze at the creation which lies about the mind/body/spirit complex of each entity. See the Creator.
The foundation or prerequisite of these exercises is a predilection towards what may be called meditation, contemplation, or prayer. With this attitude, these exercises can be processed. Without it, the data will not sink down into the roots of the tree of mind, thus enabling and ennobling the body and touching the spirit.
For me, the mystical moments that I most enjoy are the most tangible ones. It’s sensing, knowing, so strongly that Christ is IN, and IS, my little daughter as she climbs on my lap, looks me in the eye and tells me that I am the best papi. What I mean there is that she’s God. That is God, the Infinite Creator, engaging me as my little sweetheart. AND she’s a little 6 year-old human learning about her own godhood at her current stage in life. A mystic senses both the Absolute and the Relative at the same time. Another mystical moment is going to my backyard, sitting down, and being present to Presence. I look at the trees and the grass. There’s God, in all of God’s glory, exactly as it is true with my daughter. I sense such oneness with the trees and grass, and I feel such gratitude because I am included and have my small part within this mystery of unity and union. And yet, they are trees and grass… in their relative perspective giving glory to the Absolute just by being themselves. This kind of divine intimacy that I feel during these moments is the kind of mystical encounter that is truly satisfying to me, much more than any supernatural stuff and completely crazy synchronicities. No amount of metaphysics, learning about past lives, OBE’s, secret space programs, aliens, etc, come close to filling me with joy and peace and true belonging than encountering love in the moment and receiving it… returning it. Yet, the other stuff mentioned can still be interesting and growth inducing to certain extents. For some us, we find learning about such things as a part of our vocation.
It is hard for me to know if I would be able to enjoy the unitive state to the degree that I can without having delved deeply into the Law of One. Something tells me that in my personal case, I think it has enhanced my ability because I am given a very wide container in the Law of One material that allows me to put any spiritual talk into perspective. But it is the works of Richard Rohr, Cynthia Bourgeault, Thomas Merton, Bede Griffiths, Brene Brown, Rumi that have led me to divine intimacy through practices such as Centering Prayer, engaging with spiral dynamics, shame resiliency, and many other things.
God comes disguised as our life, so if we see our life mystically, then we can 1) know that the moment is an incarnation of love, 2) know that the universe is one being and we are a part of Her/Him, 3) know that we are the Creator, and 4) know that everything is the Creator. No esoteric knowledge can give you this knowing. It may illuminate the doors to the bridal chamber, but they cannot give you the experience that happens in that chamber.
What are some mystical moments for you?