Mystical Journeys

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All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware.

  – Martin Buber

When going on a mystical journey, sometimes we feel like we are lost. We pull out our compass and try to determine where the path is taking us. We get this timeline in our head with a “to do” list.  We check off boxes.  We get frustrated when things are not on schedule and going to plan.  And God laughs at us.  This is not how we in fact take a mystical journey.  There are no “to do” lists or timelines.  There are lots of experiences.  There are side roads.  There are accidents.  There are detours.  And they are all part of the plan.

Your journey has molded you for your greater good, and it was exactly what it needed to be.  Don’t think you’ve lost time. There is no short-cutting to life.  It took each and every situation you have encountered to bring you to the now.  And now is right on time. 

  – Asha Tyson

Our experience of life so far may not have required that we don the clothes of a hero. So we don’t know that we have the “super” cape in our closet, just waiting for the opportunity to spring into action.  There are definitely dark places within the journey.  Places of being lost, in despair. The constant negative voice telling us to give up.  Telling us we have done all that we can.  That what we are trying to do is impossible.  That is when it is time to call for help.  To reach out to have our spirits filled with joy, light, and courage to face down the darkness and complete the journey.

Today, I call upon my Higher Power to deliver me from the impossible to the possible: from darkness to light, and from fear to courage.

  – Byrant McGill

Mystical journeys don’t have any short cuts. If we try to short cut the journey, we end up lost in the forest, chased by our fears until we are exhausted. Mystical journeys can sometimes bring us to our knees, heads bowed and hands open to receive divine help and guidance.

Let your heart be your compass, your mind your map, your soul your guide, and you will never get lost.

  –  Ritu Ghatourey

We open our hearts to receive the gift of moving from fear to courage. From impossible to possible. We open to receive exactly what we need, even though it might be different than what we want. We draw in the mentors, allies and challengers because we need all of them to continue the journey.  The journey is really all about discovering who we really are. 

The mystical journey drives us into ourselves, to a sacred flame at our center.

  – Marianne Williamson

We are not the stories handed down to us from our childhood.  Not the “your just like your mom, dad, etc . . . relative” stuff we hear as we grow up.  Not who our friends and relatives want us to be, and who we pretend we are so that “everyone” will love us.  Who are we really deep down inside? 

Your life is a journey. Turn each new road into an adventure of humility; each rocky path into an exploration of self, and each soul you meet into a teacher of compassion.

  – Millie Mestril

When we were a baby and toddler up to the time when we start getting told no and had to learn about inappropriate behavior.  There was a time when we behaved and acted like who we are, the wild child.  And then we started learning a million rules that squashed us into who our parents and loved ones wanted us to be.  A large part of the mystical journey is digging up that person we started out as in the beginning.  It is peeling off the all of the habits, attitudes, and appearances that are not truly who we are. It is not how we dress ourselves up to impress others.  It is not the house, the car, the title at the job.  It is all about “Who You Really Are” down deep at the soul level.  That person needs to be unveiled, unlocked and allowed to come out and play in the real world.

By being yourself, you put something beautiful into the world that was not there before.

  – Edwin Elliot

When we dig deep within ourselves we literally can feel what is what and wrong for us on a cellular level.  It is learning to trust how our body instinctively reacts to things.  To following the directions of the heart and soul.  Following our passion.  Trusting the journey to be right on time and in the exact right place that we need to be.  It is not always easy.  The easy thing is to lie to oneself.  To tell yourself that this is not part of your journey.  To find the easy way back down the mountain and leave behind the heroes journeys to someone else.  Each day we have a new blank page to write our life on. Each day has the possibilities of new beginnings.  Each day has a measure of courage to shift the ending of yesterdays story into something positive and up-building.  It can take a lifetime to find our own truth, or it can take a short time if we are willing to roll up our selves and stay the course of personal transformation.

In the end, she became more than what she expected.  She became the journey, and like all journeys, she did not end, she just simply changed directions and kept going.

  – R.M. Drake

 

Sheryl Silbaugh

I am married with 4 grown children who are all married and currently have 14 grandchildren and two great granddaughters. I work fulltime as a Director at Bank of America and I am the founder of LemonadeMakers.org, which is a website and Facebook page dedicated to personal transformation and growth. We all have life's lemons show up in our life, this website helps us to make them into lemonade.

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