By David Alexander |

The Mystic in You »

Each month, we publish an excerpt from the vast wisdom collection of New Thought luminary, Dr. Ernest Holmes, founder of the Religious Science movement. The monthly teachings from Holmes are then summarized by Rev. Dr. David Alexander, spiritual director of Spiritual Living Center Atlanta.

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Below is his October 2020 “Philosophy in Action” column:

The selection “Cosmic Light” by our founder Dr. Ernest Holmes focuses on the mystical light and awareness available to all. Mysticism is not something mysterious at all: It’s simply a way of seeing that recognizes the connection at the heart of our being.

This connection awaits our recognition beyond surface conditions. It might seem radical or revolutionary to think of ourselves as one with the great mystics of the ages — the great seers and truth-tellers of legend and lore. Yet in a philosophy of oneness, where else would you expect to be? The radical truth is there is a mystic inside of you waiting to come out.

Holmes encourages us to not be afraid of this divine fact nor try to force it with “psychological stunts” but rather relax and trust there is an inner wisdom that sees and knows. When we relax our eyes to see past the appearances of division, scarcity, separation and otherness, a new light begins to emerge, a light that has always been there.

What would happen if you followed that light? What would happen if, without coercion, you invited yourself to see it everywhere? What would have to fall away, fade from view or dissolve into the background? In this new light, what would you be able to see more clearly, plainly and openly?

Whatever your answers are to these questions, I am certain they are what the world needs more of right now. You have this capacity within you. We all do. So it’s not a question of whether or not you can see what the sages and mystics have seen. The real exploration is what you will create out of your seeing.

How will you share your expression through art, poetry, spoken word, music or other creative outlets?
Imagine a world where the creative arts are a resurgent force for good that awaken us to our common humanity and by their mere expression, they increase the vibration of harmony on the planet. Calling all mystics, wise ones, seers and truth-tellers: A hurting world awaits your arrival.

Travel well.