Mystical Gnosticism - Part 6
- This is Volume Three Number 10
November 6, 2006
As we enter this holiday season, I encourage you
to study the Gnostic Lessons and acknowledge
you're a Gnostic. A Gnostic, quite simply, is a
spiritual seeker seeking after truth. If you're
reading this, you're probably a spiritual seeker.
The path you travel is uniquely yours and yours
alone. None of us travel your path and you do
not travel our paths. We do not travel each
other's path. We each travel our own spiritual
But there are helpers along the way no matter
what our unique spiritual path may be. One of
those helpers is the Gnostic Lessons. When you
complete these lessons you'll have five spiritual
tools. Use them as you will. Change them to fit
the uniqueness of you. Use these spiritual tools
until you become these tools. At that moment you
will understand today's lesson.
Mystical Gnosticism - Part Six
As people traveling a spiritual path become
calmer, more peaceful and more hopeful, their
attitude shifts from seeing the negative in life
to seeing both the positive and negative in life.
More than that, they begin to see the positive
side of all negativity.
If everything were always perfect we would have
no room for improvement, no room for learning.
If everything were always good we'd have no room
for advancement of our knowledge, feelings or
spirituality. Without a goal to improve, there
is no purpose to life. We need to live in a
world of good and evil in order to achieve our
life's purpose. According to the Kaballah, that
purpose is to first learn to accept, forgive and
love more and more.
The people who reach this stage of unfolding,
tend to turn away from religion and turn toward
spirituality. They see religion as a business -
big, big business and they begin to understand
true spirituality is inside ourselves. They
begin to look within and that's why they become
calmer and more peaceful and more hopeful.
Then one day, usually out of the blue and without
any warning, they have a spiritual awakening.
They touch the Divine within themselves and they
are forever changed. This awakening is always
sudden and unexpected. It's the moment we learn
and really understand with every level of our
being the Divine is here and now, the Divine is
everything, there is nothing but the Divine.
At that moment the individual no longer thinks
the Divine is everything. The person who
experiences this awakening knows beyond any
shadow of doubt and with every fiber of his or
her being the Divine is everything. The Divine
is the eternal now and we are all, each and every
one of us, an individualized expression of that
Divine. We all reside in the ever-present,
infinite and universal Divine Mind. We and
everything else in the whole of creation are the
Everything is the Divine. Everything is
spiritual. Everything is exactly as it should
be. Everything is what it is; and what it is, is
You can think about this all you want and you'll
never "get it." But take the time to go inside
yourself day after day, month after month, year
after year and you'll have your very own
awakening. At least, that's what the Gnostics
and the mystics of all ages report.
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Copyright by John Gilbert, Ph.D. and Universal
Gnostic Church 2006