At my core, I am a mystic. Everything I do, everything I teach is animated by mystical precision.
In this lifetime, as far back as I can remember, it’s been my fascination. That’s why it was such a delight, in 1981, to meet my spiritual/mystical teacher. And why I fell so deeply in love with him. And with the study. Finally! Someone who could language the fine art of mysticism.
We should pause here to define Mysticism (or Occultism—same thing). My teacher defined it as, “the mechanics of the way energy works on this planet.” And I agree wholly. In my experience, it is certainly that.
But after his passing, my spiritual journey took its own course, leading me into uncharted territory. Based on my own experiences, I would be more inclined to define it today as, “the art of the way Light moves on this planet”. And more recently, I would refine that to say, “the high art…”.
Thinking back, I suppose references to “Light” were always present in my mystical schooling. My teacher would occasionally speak about mysticism in terms of Light:
“Mysticism cuts through bullshit
and it takes you right there to the experience.
Everything in your life is eventually set up
as a pragmatic energy flow into the Light.”
Although Castaneda’s books on sorcery use a different vocabulary, his teachers speak about following a path with heart that ends with dissolution into the Light.
In the language of mysticism you talk about,
- how to gain energy
- how to avoid the loss of energy
In Castaneda’s sorcery, you might say,
- how to gain power
- how to avoid the loss of power
Perhaps it’s just what fascinates me at the moment, but I would say,
- how to gain Light
- how to avoid the loss of Light
It’s all the same, really.
What I’m driving at is this: If you are serious about your spiritual journey, you need to set your life up in a “pragmatic” way. You need to develop impeccability. You need to make serious, conscious decisions about the format of your day-to-day life, so that all of your thoughts and actions constantly point you towards the Light.
The amount of Light you sustain in your field dictates everything—your level of awareness, how much you suffer, the speed of your evolution. There are very specific dos and don’ts in this business of spiritual evolution. Some are general in nature while others are specific to you alone. But healing your subtle physical body, absorbing Light, and then holding onto it—these are key.
Heretofore, I’ve focused on meditation and processing as the two foundational building blocks of your practice.
But I notice that those I work more closely with are ready to refine their lives, to develop a keener sense of precision, to restructure their existence so as to support the final leaps into formlessness, Self Realization, Unity Consciousness…
There’s an art to that. A high art. And it will be my focus for the foreseeable future.
For further information on the subject, listen to Lucia’s teleconference of the same name, from 9/29/18, in our Public Teleconferences Archives.