“When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, ‘I used everything you gave me.’”– Erma Bombeck
My life began on a rocky road, and it was an uphill climb out of the abyss.
But, sometimes, the more Divine Light you carry to disperse, the greater your challenges. Know that whatever and whoever you encounter, the rewards in the life of a Mystic are not a promise of ease and effortlessness. Look at those who doubt and know they are in your life to test you. You have experienced the Light, and no one can ever take that from you. Then go within to the Realms of Light and be renewed.
Some people walk through life unaware that their footprints affect others. A Mystic leaves physical impressions and more powerful energetic imprinting for the Light to be expressed. You will never force another to see, hear, or feel the Light of Divine Love. Instead, each person comes to terms with who they are and what they can become in their way and chosen time.
Mystics such as Mother Cabrini, or Padre Pio, heard the voices of Light and did all they could to offer healing. Their lives were not easy. But, I know that peace and love greeted them when they left this physical realm. Live not just for today. Make each decision with the knowledge that a Master welcomes their words and actions returned to them decades later. Most of us ere, and that is human and forgivable. Correct the misuse of energy and continue to grow in knowledge and ultimately, wisdom.
The life of a Mystic is one in which God is directly experienced. The intimacy I have had with the Divine is what keeps me moving forward. "Forgive them for they know not what they do." The quote references wisdom, in my opinion. If everyone understood the consequences of their actions, surely they would choose a better path.
Prayer and Meditation will be the best company a Mystic can entertain in times of inner struggle. Prayer and Meditation can also offer the most comfort when others' human frailties fail to support you. Prayer and Meditation are the pathways to enlightenment for all.