Do you do the woo woo too?
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I thought today that I would tackle the…I won’t say ‘thorny’…but I suppose maybe ‘divisive’ issue of mystical practices.
Now, this is kind of a nebulous term I suppose. Some people might consider meditation or breath work as mystical practices. To others it’s about communing with or channeling fifth-dimensional beings. I get that it’s kind of a moving target.
For me, mystical practices have been in my live for a while now and I think I’ve found my flow with it all. My main concern was to be able to dabble and try them out, while still remaining connected to my physical experience.
Now before I go any further: a shout out!
This blog is based on a beautiful conversation that I had on an episode of the fantastic The Mystic Within podcast. If you guys haven’t checked it out before, then I encourage you to do so. Show ‘em some love!
The first properly mystical experience I had was at a meditation retreat. We were sat meditating, as a group, when suddenly something grabbed my foot. I thought “That’s weird, why did the person in front of me grab my foot?” That’s when I realised that they hadn’t!
What followed my first non-human, non-physical foot grab was (as you can imagine) panic, freak out and shivers down my spine, in fairly short order! What then followed was a feeling of coming out of myself for a brief moment, before shooting back in and being unable to move.
I eventually got up and left the circle, full of this feeling of profound concern about my life. I took myself off and started to question everything while sobbing uncontrollably. This went on until I heard an inner voice say “you asked for this, now do you want it or not?” Right away my panic and anxiety stopped. I stopped crying and just felt completely relaxed about everything. Everything felt clear and calm!
I’d been in the self-improvement game for twenty years at that point, and while I understood certain things like manifestation and the like; I hadn’t ever properly had a touch point (or ‘grab point’ in this instance) with a mystical realm.
Something that I’ve been very grateful for in retrospect, and I’ve done the internal leg work on this a bunch of times, is that this wasn’t about an ego trip. This was purely and simply about personal expansion.
Since then I’ve really been grateful for that and every subsequent mystical experience that I’ve had, because I’ve found them so informative in my physical experience.
When you get into the nuts and bolts of it: our “physical experience” isn’t physical anyway. It’s just really slow energy. So as we start to collapse as humans, from energy into matter; we leave an energy trail. Just as 99% of light spectrums are outside of our field of vision, so too is a vast amount of energy!
In my view; when people talk about “fifth-dimensional” this or “spiritual” that, all we’re talking about are things that exist, are true and real, but that we don’t/can’t engage with, using our physical senses. That’s why we call it Extra Sensory Perception!
I do truly believe that we have that within us, to one degree or another, but it requires our individual belief systems to support it. I often talk about this with regards to belief and ESP is no exception. If you’re a cynic, you’ll be looking for it not to work. You mind will literally block you from seeing any evidence of its existence.
Now, unlike my other teachings, programs, modalities etc… I’m not going to try and convince you of a need to believe in the mystic or not. I think it can work wonders for those who are receptive to it, just like anything really, but if it’s going to take flying pigs (also possible, if you truly believe) or raining frogs (ok that one did actually happen): then odds are you’ll just be wasting your time.
When it happened for me, I was already in a transitional period of my life. I was living in the UK, in a relationship at the time with someone who was not receptive to this kind of thing. No judgement of her or anything at all, but I was in a phase of my life that was going through significant change. I was trying lots of new practices, including the mystical, that ultimately revealed to me the truest purpose of my life; to teach.
Long story short: I was in a receptive place, a place of flow with the universe that made me a vibrational match for experiencing mystical/fifth-dimensional events. We can only experience that which we’re a vibrational match for, consciously or unconsciously. In my case it was probably the latter at the time, but since then I have chosen to own the fact that I can’t see or know everything, and just hold a space of gratitude for everything that the universe shows me.
That then opens me up to the possibility of any and everything coming to me, in an easy and playful way!
I hope that offers some of you some understanding of what the mystical world has meant, and continues to mean, to me. Maybe that’ll open some of you up to the idea of welcoming in some mystical practices, or experiences, into your life. Just remember: opening up to being a mystic, does not mean that you have to deny your understanding of your physical world.
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