A mystic’s toolkit

Old style mystics withdrew from the world into monasteries or convents, or they lived as hermits in a cave or a hut a long way from civilization.

Modern day mystics are called to embark on the journey in the middle of things. It’s no longer about running away, it’s about finding yourself right where you are.

Old style mystics relied on prayer, fasting, and isolation. They turned away from the experience of everyday life.

Today’s mystics are called to embrace the experience of everyday life, so you’ll need to use some different tools. Continue reading “A mystic’s toolkit”

The mystical journey

It’s not about finding God. That’s an impossible task.

That which is, otherwise known as God and a host of other names, reveals itself to anyone who takes the journey inspired by the question: Who am I?

That’s the mystical journey.

The point of the mystical journey is not to find God but to become known by God, and the only way you can come to that is to know yourself. Continue reading “The mystical journey”

Publishing update

Recently published

Everyday Money Management (Everyday Business Skills book 3)

If you never seem to have enough money or you’re thinking about starting a small business – this is a book for you.

The problem with money is never the money.

Money is simply a tool. The problem with money management always comes down to one thing: the money manager. In your case, if you’re having money problems, that’s you.

Money management is a simple task that is easy to understand but it requires a plan and self-discipline.

In Everyday Money Management, retired banker and auditor, Peter Mulraney, gives you the money management education you missed.

Study the four basic principles, follow the money management strategy, and take charge of your money.

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 In the publishing pipeline

The mystic returns with a new book of insights.

My Life is My Responsibility: Insights for Conscious Living

Conscious living involves being aware of what’s going on in your life and, more importantly, what’s going on in your mind.

How you experience life depends on what you choose to believe.

If you never take the time to examine your beliefs, or to question your assumptions, you end up living unconsciously. When you live unconsciously, you live your life according to somebody else’s beliefs. You end up trying to meet somebody else’s expectations and not your own.

The insights in this book flow from a sense of being aware that you can change the world, but not in the way most of us think about doing that.

Real change happens when you accept that there is only one thing that can be changed: how you choose to see things.

A matter of perspective

Last night I listened to an eminent visiting American scientist being interviewed on the 7.30 Report. Listening to him, I realised there is a fundamental difference in the perspectives of science and spirituality.

Science is about exploring and gaining an understanding of the external world. Scientists are looking at the natural world – trying to figure out how it works and understand our place it in. Continue reading “A matter of perspective”

On being a mystic

San-Francisco-de-AsisOnce upon a time, I thought that being a mystic was all about prayer, fasting and meditation – and living in the spiritual realms of existence.

You know, being a living saint, like Francis of Assisi, or a modern day holy man like Bede Griffiths. Continue reading “On being a mystic”

Reluctant mystic

A reluctant mystic is someone who knows they’re on the journey but is hesitant about Advisingtaking the next step.

We all have reluctant mystic moments.

What words of encouragement or advice would you give a friend experiencing a reluctant mystic moment?

What words of encouragement have helped you resume the journey when you were the reluctant one?

Please leave a comment – you never know who you might be helping.