Everything that a mystic-activist needs to know is summarized in this quotation from Simone Weil: "We were created by Love, for Love, to become Love." Deep mystical awareness is rooted in these words from the heart of Weil: penned not in an exercise of spiritual vanity -- a "Hallmark" saying for the ages: but from the fire of awakening: we are sacred beyond our wildest human imaginations! And our one responsibility is to give life -- through our lives of mystic passion -- to these words in our lives: not in theory or theology, but in prayer and action...
Paralleling these words from Weil, is the ancient mystic realization that the Sole Reality is the Holy One, the "One Love Consciousness"... and that the "All" of existence is as a "Mirror" of the Only One... The essential reality of the Universe is the Love Breath of the One breathed continuously through the Breath of Compassion... The mystic, by invoking the remembrance of this Divine Breath, and breathing the peace of that Breath, "incarnates" the Creative Energy that is everywhere latent, as if veiled, by the physical manifestation of matter... The mystic then becomes a bridge of Divine Transmission: a living reminder that there is a Way... a Tao... and a Feminine Unfolding of all the creative potential of Being...
Breathing deep, but calmly, like a mystic-magician seeking the alchemical blend of the mundane into the purest gold, stir these two core awakenings in the cauldron of your sacred heart... let them mingle, particle to particle, as lovers face to face... and slowly... slowly they will build to the Climax of Unity: "we" are One! The Climax of Unity will catapult the mystic into a radical re-ordering of every relationship and community: since we are One in our Identification with Love, we realize that we can "possess" nothing, for everything as a manifestation of the One Love Consciousness, "belongs" to That One: and we creatively participate in our "poverty" by becoming instruments of Compassion and Mercy: in Beauty we Share all Wealth equally: because we are infinitely worth the Very Best: no longer is there debate about the "droppings" on the floor: social institutions are radically re-structured to create room for All at the One Table of Life. Every social institution now has only one purpose: the full development of every person and her / his liberation in Love and Justice: the one remaining competition is "how to love more than Love Itself": the former human dramas of greed, violence, oppression, exploitation, injustice, inequality, and every form of marginalization are both forgiven and forgotten in the collective choice to consciously evolve... Continuing to breathe deeply, but calmly, the new mystic-activist awakens into an "everyday life" re-organized into the means of a direct experience of the Compassion and Mercy of the One through the daily practice of "mirroring" compassion and justice for all...
The "spirituality of justice for all" should be a tie that binds every mystic-activist with every person of good-will who desires the best for everyone. The divisive rancor of contemporary politics only serves as a veil behind which the "manipulators of the masses" hide and do their machinations. We are better than their media would have us believe! We are, each and all, worthy of a seat at the table of decisive power: no more floor-feeding for us! We are better than the labels that we are fed -- right and left have no meaning if contrived by Power! The Dominator Paradigm cultivates every fear into hate: fear is the very opposite of Love, so why wouldn't they want us afraid of someone or something? Every expression of hate is a direct manifestation of the dominator model of relationship and social organization: the repulsive vinegar of hate needs the gentle fermentation of the mystic-activist: as Yeshua turned water into wine, the modern mystic-activist, through a radical purity of heart, can turn hatred into the Sweet Wine of the New Solidarity Paradigm. Remember! Remember: "We have been created by Love, for Love, to become Love." This is the Way. This is our Destiny. And this is the rEvolution: Join!
Robert Daniel Smith was privileged to serve the homeless and marginalized for 30 years in Salinas, California. Together with his wife, Michelle, they founded an intentional community called the 'Companions of the Way', also in Salinas. Robert and Michelle are community organizers, Catholic Worker renegades, sacred activists, writers, poets, artists, Divine Mother devotees, and practitioners of Kriya Yoga as taught by Rev. Ellen Grace O'Brian of the Center for Spiritual Enlightenment. Michelle is also a Montessori public school teacher. Robert is also an ordained Interfaith Minister.