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!
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"I don't know."
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Again and again.
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The Mystic's Kitchen:
Healthy Recipes for Peace and Happiness
No matter what you're going to cook, you're likely going to need this skill.
Is your cooking at the level you want? A good friend of mine is offering a free zoom lesson. He's been a professional chef for years and now he owns one of the most popular delivery businesses in his home town. So yeah, he definitely knows what he's talking about.
No strings attached. He's awesome and it's totally free.
If you'd like to be considered, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and tell me a little ab…