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Benefits of Mystical Oneness

This book by Wayne Wirs is for Mystics: The seeker whose soul yearns to become One with the Divine.
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A Little Background
Five years after writing Fading Toward Enlightenment and after over 30 years of spiritual practices, I finally "woke up." I saw through the veil of illusion and into the true nature of Reality. I lost my little self in the Void and found my big Self on the other side.

For most of those 30 years, I futilely practiced meditation and self-inquiry—practices which are core practices of many spiritual traditions. I say "futilely" because after decades of staring at walls and asking myself, "Who am I?," I still wasn't seeing any lasting results. I kept with it though, because thousands of books and hundreds of teachers advocate the path of inquiry and each claimed that if you just stick with it long enough (and you're lucky), you'll wake up.

One day, while reluctantly participating in a breathwork session (my first), I had a powerful vision of a past life. The experience was so vivid and traumatic that it left me crying like a baby, blubbering on the floor from the traumatic memories suddenly recalled. The experience was so powerful that it changed a fundamental aspect of my identity: I stopped believing that I was a mortal person, and started believing that I was an eternal soul.

This change in my identity was so profound that I wrote (and give away) the ebook, The Implications of the Soul. More importantly, my personal self—the very thing that enlightenment seekers wish to drop—"softened" dramatically.

A year and a half later (after nearly 30 years of relatively minor growth) my personal self fell away completely and I awoke to enlightenment.

Mystical Oneness
The path that I advocate, the path that led directly to my awakening, is a practice that I call The Path of Mystical Oneness.
"Oneness" because the term enlightenment is so misunderstood. Everyone knows what "oneness" means, it means "one, not two." Enlightenment (Oneness) is when the spiritual seeker sees through the illusion of the personal self and realizes that they are actually one with the All. When a raindrop falls into the Ocean, what is left is only the Ocean.

I use the term "mystical" because followers of this path realize—they affirm—that there is more going on in our lives than the human brain can perceive. There is an intelligence operating behind the scenes that isn't readily apparent—an intelligence that can manipulate the world in ways far exceeding those of humanity. Some call this intelligence God, some the Universe, some the Tao. I simply call it Her.

What is really fascinating though, is that nearly all enlightened people—of both the past and today— acknowledge the existence of this "unseen intelligence." They speak of "the Universe providing" for them, of God, of Brahman, of synchronicity, powerful insights, and enhanced psychic abilities (ie: guru's always seem to say exactly what you need to hear.).

Why do they then, not focus on this mysterious Intelligence in their teachings? Why do they go to extremes to avoid talking about their experience with Her? Why do they act as if it is taboo to talk of the Divine? I cannot say for sure, but I suspect it is because of a combination of these factors:
  • They did not wake up this way, so they don't teach it
  • They are afraid of offending the religious or appearing religious themselves
  • They subscribe to the opinion that focusing on the Divine is a trap/barrier to "true enlightenment"
  • Divine Intelligence requires faith in what cannot be seen
Whatever their reasons, I believe they are doing a tremendous disservice to the millions of people who consider themselves to be "spiritual but not religious." People who believe in "something greater" but who find organized religions to be too restrictive, old-fashioned, or fundamentalist for their tastes. These millions of people often consider themselves to be spiritual beings in a human body.

But is there a better description for the Soul than a spiritual being in a human body? With just a slight adjustment to their outlook, these people—the spiritual but not religious—can easily find themselves on a direct path to becoming one with the Divine. To becoming one with God.

There are three levels on the Path of Mystical Oneness:
  • The Level of the Soul. The mystic lives as if they were a Soul.
  • The Level of Radiance. The mystic surrenders to the Divine, allowing the Divine to flow through them.
  • The Level of Oneness. The mystic dissolves completely into the Divine, becoming one with Her.
This book covers the benefits of each level. Before we can do this though, we must first understand the difference between a spiritual seeker and a mystic.

What is a Mystic?
The difference between a mystic and a spiritual seeker is that the mystic has taken the proverbial Leap of Faith. A leap that so profoundly changes their outlook on life that it transforms them from a typical spiritual seeker who practices their beliefs, into a mystic who actually lives them. I probably explain the Leap best in this blog post:

As the chapter, Leap of Faith was flowing out, I was surprised to realize the exact reason that many spiritual seekers, enlightenment seekers, and nondualists alike fail to progress in their development... they haven't taken their "leap of faith" yet.

They are still standing on the cliff "playing" with spirituality–thinking about it, talking about it, practicing it, majoring in it, even teaching it, but they are not actually living it–they haven't jumped.

How do you tell if you are still "on the cliff?" It's simple: No spiritual person worth their salt– nondualists included–believe they are mortal.

Do you fear cancer? Are you afraid to take risks? Are you still afraid to die? Or lose a limb? Or an eye? Or all your possessions? Do you still consider yourself to be human?

Only you can answer these questions of yourself. The Leap of Faith is the litmus test:

Are you still living as a mortal being or are you living as an eternal being?

Not thinking it. Not talking it. Not even believing it. You've got to feel it–feel it to your core. You've got to live it. Anything less and you're still up there on the cliff, looking down into the Abyss. You haven't leapt.

So how do we convince ourselves we are a Soul and not a mortal? My blog post Why I'm Not Afraid To Die: Evidence of the Soul is a good place to start. It presents verifiable, third-party evidence that supports the existence of the human soul.

The first step toward Mystical Oneness is to take the Leap of Faith, to live your life as a soul incarnate.

Before you take this leap though, let us look at why one would pursue such a drastic change to their lifestyle. Why
someone would consider walking the Path of Mystical Oneness.

Why would anyone want to leap into the Abyss?

Continue reading by downloading this beautiful 25-page eBook (PDF) by Wayne Wirs, author of popular blog of the same name. You can also get this book directly from the author.
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