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“The times we live in call for a new kind of mystic, a Creative Mystic. A Creative Mystic has a foot in both worlds: the physical world of laundry and picking up the kids from soccer plus the spiritual world of synchronicity and magical creation.

The word “mystic” may conjure up a picture of an eccentric, gray-haired hermit, who lives on a mountain top, watching the clouds and deeply contemplating the meaning of life. However, most of us have no such luxury and may not even consider such an existence attractive.”

These words come from Jean Slatter’s website,  “http://creativemystic.com. At this website you can find all kinds of Jean’s work that will help you align your own life purpose and creativity with the help of spiritual guides. In fact, in her best selling first book of 2003, Hiring the Heavens,  she actually hired her spiritual helpers, gave them job descriptions, and duties and deadlines!  And she insists they got their jobs done and created much good for her in the process.

Well, I haven’t done any work with Jean yet, but I’ve been the lucky recipient of her Creative Mystic Journal Pages in my email and they have given me lots of inspiration and more to think about. What she says and believes rings true in my experience as well.

Recently in her journal page, she talked about words that are words we are concentrating upon in Barbara Hubbard’s ACE training program (Agents of Conscious Evolution)

Words like: life purpose, Essence (Barbara’s BIG word, more on that later,)… Being, Doing… Calling… and Soul’s Mission.

Slatter says her personal life essence is one of inspiration (that’s the Being”.) She helps people bridge the gap between the spiritual world and the physical world. (That’s the doing.)

In summary, she says her essence is expressed as an “inspirational spiritual bridge, showing people how they can access spiritual guidance in their lives easily and comfortably, without superstition and the confines of dogma.

“Like breathing, it is something I do. But it lives in the background of my being, requiring no effort on my part unless I am off tract in my life. As I undertake this ‘doing” characterized by the essence of inspiration, who I “be” in the world uplifts both me and those around me.”

So, she says being a spiritual bridge is just a natural part of being who her highest self is. And that it actually takes effort not to do it.

I know there is an Essence part of each of us. The biggest teacher of this in my life is when I’ve had to struggle to hold back (withhold or hide out of fear or non-trust) what I feel to be the naturally good self in a given situation. There were many of these times in my family times of growing up.

But there were more when I should have known better. I had to have many experiences and meet certain “more-evolved” people in my life before I could dig deep and stop playing the camellion who could and would change colors to meet the situation and come through unscathed or unembarrassed.

Barbara Marx Hubbard, in her process called Emergence to the Universal Human Being, says the main shift to be made to be successful in the emergence is the shift from Ego to Essence, describing the Essence to be the true, higher self in each of us, our true nature.

To turn a phrase, this really is about being “all about me” (the Essential Me, who naturally acts from the highest realm) without Ego singing the main melody! There is truly a Me we can each trust that doesn’t come from Ego’s demented attention-getting tactics.

Jean Slatter believes there is no barrier or separation between you and your divine nature. As we get further into Barbara Hubbard’s Emergence process, we find she believes the same, from her own experience and believes it to be a universal truth. The Divine is absorbed within our humanness.

God made that choice. Jesus told us of this Truth in many ways….and His words have been interpreted and/or set in doctrine in ways where some may cry “heresy”. Yet the readings of the ancient hermit-type mystics, who wholly dwelled upon God, more often than not concur…….the Divine within us is LOVE ….totally capable of consuming us…..very capable of showing up in our lives as the good God meant to create…..yet we are free…..yes we have free will…… can you imagine…..

we have the capacity to say NO to this great choice.  We can choose to live in love and creativity (the very Essence of God, Source, Divine Being, Soul) or ……


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