“The ability to lose yourself regularly in the sublime or the beautiful, even in the most ordinary settings, can make you a mystic. I use the word “portal” frequently in this book, and it applies here. It isn’t just the beautiful that gives you a mystical experience, but the beautiful as a portal to the unknown and unknowable. In a mystical experience you may not be able to define or describe exactly what you saw and felt. You’ve broken through the limits of the known and connected with the world in a way that is more like union, participation, or intimacy. Sexual union is often used as a metaphor for mystical “knowing.”
Excerpt From: Moore, Thomas. “A Religion of One’s Own.”
ANITA JOYCE SKOCZ is a storyteller who resides in Central Florida. She credits her passion to her father, who dazzled her imagination as a child with his gift to weaver a tale. After a diving accident in 1978, Anita left the travel industry to journey the inner roads of her soul. The riches found on those adventures inward come to life in her children’s books.
Anita’s books, “Crystal Star Angel” and “Kite Tale,” were inspired by the loving relationships her father had with his grandsons.
From Where I Sit is a blog where Anita shares her life’s stories, or comments on current events from her soul’s perspective. Her insights can evoke laughter as well as take one on a reflective journey. In any case she hopes you join her each Wednesday for a new adventure.
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