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!
How do you know?
I mean, really know the measure of knowledge.
It simple really.
There is one thing that always comes with true knowledge.
It's not fame.
It's not fortune.
It's not accolades or degrees.
It's not happiness.
It's not peace, though that often comes along for the ride.
The deeper your knowledge- real knowledge- the more profound your humility.
The Mystic Next Door
Love and loss.
Treachery and kindness.
Resentment, rage, and reconciliation.
The greatest illusion is that the cause of those things is outside of us.
Reaching into the lives of others to affect feeble change.
We grip and hold onto our "Happy place," only to watch it slip away again and again.
While the power you hold is within; The only power you've ever truly held.
Every decision you make...
"Can't" is a powerful word.
It's a decision...
...to accept the status quo.
"Can't's" are frequently wrapped in a very well-thought out story that proves all the reasons why, using our own experiences (real and imagined) against us.
Here's the thing you need to know about "Can't..."
The reason you "Can't," is the reason you MUST!
Because inside the story of your "Can't" is a new frontier for you to...
- Break a habit or belief that has kept you trapped
- Overcome a...
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.