The Mystic's Message
(un)Common Wisdom to Quiet the Mind and Soothe the Spirit
The Mystics Message is (un)Common wisdom to quiet the mind and soothe the spirit. I know how noisy it can be living in this world- the inside and outside voices all mingling. It’s hard sometimes to hear that quiet voice of your Soul.
The Mystics Message is that voice. Speaking quietly in your ear, yet somehow cutting through all the chatter. The other voices will blur into the background for just a moment, and you'll hear exactly what you need.
Maybe it’s an idea. Maybe it’s only one word, or a new perspective on an ancient truth. Whatever it is, it’s yours. Take it. Nurture it as your own.
Look for the treasures. Even I don't know where all of them are because they weren't put there by me. I only write it, and I’ll be honest, I don’t know where this thing is going. I only know that it’s important.
Every post is written in the spirit of love, charity, brotherhood, and a deep longing to share the things we hold most dear.
That spirit guides me as I write to you every week. That spirit is the essence of The Mystics Message, whatever form it may take.
So take a deep breath. Put your hand on your heart. You’re exactly where you need to be.
Welcome, my friend!
They bait you into the lies by wrapping them in threads of truth.
They make it easier for you to believe them by telling you lies you want to believe.
They ensure the lies get spread by infusing them with fear.
Don’t believe the lies.
All the division, polarization, and radicalization we’re seeing in our world is based on fear.
Stop buying into the fear.
They’re trying to get you to choose; choose what is right for them.
If you took all the fear out of the equation, what...
Tradition has its place.
Practices and rituals of the ancient sages have been tested by time and circumstance. Traditions can guide us back to deeper truths and profound connection.
But tradition loses it's purpose as soon as you do it...
...because that's the way it's always been done
...because I said so
...because that's the way I was taught
In short, when we stop thinking about the true purpose and intention of the tradition and just go through the motions.
The greatest gift you can ever give yourself is simple...
It's permission to be yourself.
Before your conditioned mind sweeps you away, take all your ”yeah but’s” and set them aside for a day or two.
- If I do that, I won't be able to improve myself or move forward
- What will other people think of me
- I'll probably just go back to my old self and all my bad habits
...and all the other "Yeah, but's" your mind will invent. Set them all aside.
The Mystic's Kitchen:
Healthy Recipes for Peace and Happiness
Unless you're carb loading for a big race, you might want to ease up a little on the noodles. This isn't a keto thing or whatever. That big bowl of carby goodness with a side of bread can really dull the mind and weigh you down. Over time, you'll lack the energy and vitality that you need to do what you're here to do, leading to the cardinal sins of laziness and self-delusion. Don't believe me? Here's a cautionary tale.
A good friend of mine once gave me this stellar advice: "Upgrade your...
Two things you need to know. First, comfort food doesn't need to make you crash. Second, vegan food can be amazingly comforting. Save all your "Yeah but's" for just a minute and stay with me here.
One of my go-to's when my anxiety kicks in is comfort food. I know I'm not alone in this, but there can be a steep downside. Comfort food is almost always high in carbs and/or highly processed. One of the reasons it's so comforting is because those things will numb you out and slow down your system....
There was a Buddhist temple right in the most Polish of all places outside of Poland; Hamtramck, Michigan. I used to love to go there because they made this amazing kale salad. I wanted to make it myself, but they didn't have a cook book, and I could never get anyone to give me the recipe. I definitely work better with recipes.
However, they did list the ingredients on the label. So I pieced this together, and it's stood the test of time.