Mystics: 7 Steps of Spiritual Awareness
program was created by Rev. Temple Hayes, minister
of First Unity Church of St. Petersburg, Florida.
Material was used from the book 7 Paths to God: The
Ways of Mystic by Joan Borysenko. The material on
this page and in the section I Stand For God:
Mystics is from the workbook developed by Rev.
Temple Hayes, Joan Borysenko's book, discussions
from the Spirit Expressing group that I lead,
presentations at the First Unity Church of St.
Petersburg and other sources. I take no credit for
this content except the organization in which it is
"The God In Me Meet and Recognizes The God In You"
is an immediate, direct, intuitive knowledge of God
or of ultimate reality attained by personal
experience. Wide variations are found in both the
form and intensity of mystical experience; however,
it is not dependent on the form, but solely on the
quality of life that follows the experience. The
mystical life is characterized by enhanced vitality,
productivity. serenity and joy as the inner and
outward aspects harmonize in union with God."
by: Jane Beach Science of Mind Magazine.
Who Are Mystics and
Is This New?
everyday people - just like you and me and neighbor
next door. Anyone who experiences or seeks to
experience God on a personal and intimate level is a
mystic, whether he/she knows it or not, whether
he/she believes it or not, whether he/she would use
that word to describe themselves or not.
Some define the interest in mysticism as New Age. If
anything mysticism is Old Age as mystical
experiences have been reported in every religious
tradition for thousands of years.
sees beyond the illusion of separateness into the
intricate web of life in which all things are
expressions of a single Whole. You can call this Web
God, the Tao, the Great Spirit, the Infinite
Mystery, Mother or Father, but it can be known only
Developing Spiritual Awareness
How can words convey the
depth an sweetness of unconditional love, the
stunning revelation that despite all your errors you
are forgiven? How to describe your every thought and
deed is known, and the bliss of being shown that
your soul is pure, not because you are perfect, but
because you are willing to acknowledge your
imperfections? How is it possible you can think
about anything and know instantly , at an infinite
number of levels, its very existence? How to convey
the perception that everything is interconnected,
crafted of an intelligent light that forms a
seamless matrix from which all matter springs?
Spiritual awareness is not something
you wish upon yourself or get from going to one or
two self-development classes. Spiritual awareness is
something you develop after you have awakened from a
long sleep or after you have experienced amazing
shock or shocks in your life. It can also become
because you are tired of being tired. It can come
because the walls inside your heart ache. Spiritual
awareness can come because you have had one final
day of feeling either something is missing or you
wish you were somewhere else. When you are in these
spaces, prepare yourself for the ride....spiritual
awareness is right around the corner. It is yours
for the taking.
Becoming a Modern Day Mystic
The next steps are to follow the
sequence of the pages that are developed in this
section. Additional information will be presented to
guide you. This information and path is being
developed as I embark on this journey. The key was
given to us above....when you are tired of being in
the same place, spiritual awareness is right around
the corner. I am tired so I am accelerating my
awakening with the Spirit Expressing Program. Join
me live in Florida or join me on line at this site.
"It Is All Good!"
If you have doubts, remember these words from
scripture "you have tried everything else, now try
May you experience the
unlimited love, health, happiness and prosperity
that is yours for the asking!
God! The God In
All Of Us!