Page: Profile: Poetry
||Total Views: 11,785,933
VxPoem ID: 39965
Posted: March 31st. 2011 12:14:13 PM
The Mystical Path
by Stewart Bitkoff
Age Group: Adult
Q: What is the mystical Path? How are individual experiences similar?
From a spiritual perspective, the point of life is to make the world a little better, growing closer to the Source. So that the traveler does not stray too far from this goal, the path was created. The path is the interaction between the traveler, the guide, and Baraka or spiritual grace which gives the path its vibrancy; each is essential and combines, under the correct circumstances, to provide a vehicle which results in the completed person.
On the path, each person’s experience is both unique and collective. Each person is an individual expression of the Divine element. Also, as a member of humanity, each person is similar to others and, consequently, aspects to the learning are similar.
Experiences and exercises are prescribed and given. Some are unique to the individual and others are communal. For example, the individual prays, or meditates, as an individual and as a member of a spiritual community; during the course of instruction, these experiences are both singular and collective.
Along the path, the part that ensures the student does not get lost, is the guidance of the teacher and grace under which he/she operates. Spiritually, the teacher is able to monitor the student’s progress and knows whatever is necessary to assist the student. This knowledge or spiritual capacity comes about as a result of the spiritual grace of the path. It is a capacity that exists, in part, outside the teacher and moves through him/her as necessary to guide the traveler.
Each of the great religions is a path to completion. Present in all these forms are the elements defined above. Each great path has a historical period when most active. Over time, as paths become physically more distant from the point of their inception, they age, repetition and systematization set in and they become less vibrant. Then, as God Wills, a teacher appears to restore and give life to that which has fallen into disarray.
The mystical path is always dependent upon a living teacher. The teacher prescribes individually for the student and if repetition and systematization are used, it is for a specific purpose and limited time. It is the teacher’s function to know what each student needs.
Often, these teachers are hidden and choose anonymity so that they can more effectively operate. If the hidden teachers and servants were more visible, people would not let them. function and consistently interrupt their work
I have lived a 1000 lifetimes,
yet, I have not been alive for a day.
I have sought You in a 1000 corners,
yet, You were waiting in the quiet of my soul.
Now, I must push aside my notions
of how to proceed
and Surrender to the process
of which I am but a seed.
Author's Location: Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
More Poems: Stewart Bitkoff has posted 258 additional poems- View them?
Author's Profile: To learn more about Stewart Bitkoff - Click HERE
Contact Me Via Email...
Email Invites Note: No, I have not opted to receive Pagan Invites! Please don't send me anonymous invites to groups, sales and events.
Disclaimer: The Witches' Voice inc does not verify the accuracy of the details stated in this listing, nor do we vouch for the value of the goods or services presented here... As with all contacts and financial dealings in cyberspace, we encourage you to use caution and wisdom in your dealings with strangers.
Political Statements: Any and all personal political opinions expressed in the public listing sections (including, but not restricted to, personals, events, groups, shops, Wren's Nest, etc.) are solely those of the author(s) and do not reflect the opinion of The Witches' Voice, Inc. TWV is a non-profit, non-partisan educational organization.
State/Country flags created by 3dflags.com and are used with permission
Web Site Content (including: text - graphics - html - look & feel)
Copyright 1997-2015 The Witches' Voice Inc. All rights reserved
Note: Authors & Artists retain the copyright for their work(s) on this website.
Unauthorized reproduction without prior permission is a violation of copyright laws.
Website structure, evolution and php coding by Fritz Jung on a Macintosh G5.
Any and all personal political opinions expressed in the public listing sections (including, but not restricted to, personals, events, groups, shops, Wrenâ€™s Nest, etc.) are solely those of the author(s) and do not reflect the opinion of The Witchesâ€™ Voice, Inc. TWV is a nonprofit, nonpartisan educational organization.
Sponsorship: Visit the Witches' Voice Sponsor Page for info on how you
can help support this Community Resource. Donations ARE Tax Deductible.
The Witches' Voice carries a 501(c)(3) certificate and a Federal Tax ID.
Mail Us: The Witches' Voice Inc., P.O. Box 341018, Tampa, Florida 33694-1018 U.S.A.