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Are You a Mystic? 10 Signs You Are…

February 18, 2009

I’ve come to realize that a lot of people have a hard time with this word ‘mystic’, so I decided to clarify my own use of the term. Some people consider ‘mystic’ derogatory, equating it with delusion, and don’t like that I use that label for teachers they respect. Others reserve it only for those with dramatic abilities and experiences, such as prophetic visions, out-of-body encounters, and the like.

My own spiritual life is pretty dull in comparison to a lot of people’s. I generally don’t astral travel, lucid dream, channel, communicate with spirit guides, conduct magick rituals, or see dead people. Mostly I meditate, read, and try to be kind and mindful in my daily life. I have had beautiful and powerful experiences, but they are not the mainstay of my path. Despite this general lack of excitement, I consider myself a mystic for many reasons, and I decided to put these down, in a format that will help you decide if you are a mystic too. And, just to be clear, I respect all the practices that I just mentioned – they just are not the foundation for my own path.

So, in my mind, you are a mystic if:

1. Personal experience is more important to you than doctrine. Mystics want to experience divinity/peace/the universe/God/Goddess/Allah/nirvana/the Tao/enlightenment (or any other word you like) themselves. We might like reading about other’s experiences as a guide, but we generally aren’t satisfied solely with spiritual explanations put down by others.

2. You ask a lot of questions. Mystics are curious. We want to know how the universe works, and why, and are usually very interested in the structures underneath the visible world. We are the researchers of the spiritual world.

3. You won’t take ’cause I said so’ for an answer. Mystics don’t like to be told ‘this is the way it is’, or even ‘this is what the holy book/God/some prior saint’ said. That might serve as a starting point for our explorations, but we want more backup before we will adopt a spiritual tenet as our own belief.

4. You value your intuition, and the intuition of others. Mystics rely on many forms of insight and knowledge besides language, rationality, and our physical senses. Intuitive perceptions are a powerful part of the mix during our spiritual seeking.

5. You are uncomfortable with religious and spiritual hierarchies. Mystics tend to have a ‘flat’ view of the world. We believe anyone can experience divinity to some extent – that it’s not limited to those who take a vow, join a religious order, or spend years studying scripture.

6. You tend to be a rule-breaker. Mystics are often spiritual rebels. Even those that are now revered historical figures – such as St. Theresa of Avila in Catholicism, Padmasambhava in Tibetan Buddhism, or Mirabai in Hinduism – were criticized or even persecuted during their lifetimes, for questioning the religious status quo.

7. You believe in internal, rather than external, measures of spiritual growth. Mystics believe it’s all about awareness. External rituals and spiritual practices are meant to trigger internal insights and transformation – we don’t perform them to ‘please’ a higher power, or to accrue spiritual brownie points.

8. You believe power comes through you, not from you. Mystics see themselves as one wave in the ocean of existence. We recognize ourselves as a conduit for power, but not its ultimate source, and acknowledge the connectivity of everyone and everything.

9. You believe love comes through you, not from you. Love is the ultimate source of life, for every mystic I have ever studied, regardless of their religious tradition. And mystics know that our individual loves – the people and experiences we value in our own lives – are just a small reflection of the larger love we are all capable of manifesting.

10. Like Shakespeare’s Hamlet, you believe “There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, Than are dreamt of in your philosophy.” Mystics acknowledge that the universe is infinite and mysterious, and that there will always be more that we don’t know about it than that we do know. This keeps us humble, and open, to other’s experiences and explanations.

I don’t mean to imply that being a mystic means you are purer or a higher being than anyone else. From what I’ve seen, mystics are just as prone to ego-aggrandizement as any other religious ‘type’. I’m not trying to glorify mysticism here – it can cause a lot of problems (as in when cult leaders use ‘visions’ to get all their followers to drink red kool-aid laced with poison.) I think mysticism is just a certain approach to spirituality and religion, and if you have that proclivity, you really can’t go any other route. I also think mystics have existed and do exist within every world religion (which is why I try and mix it up a bit in my mystic profiles), and some also exist outside of any tradition.

So, what do you think? Are you a mystic? I welcome comments (and I really mean that – those of you that sometimes email me with questions, please consider commenting instead so others can benefit from the discussion!)

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  1. February 18, 2009 6:43 am

    Great article. Though I don’t call myself a mystic, I can relate to your list. Love & blessings

  2. sworddancewarrior permalink
    February 18, 2009 7:40 am

    Yes, I’d say I’m a mystic. Why take someone else’s word/scripture/doctrine for it when you can experience the divine directly? I’ve linked to your explanation on my blog, since I think it’s a good one.

  3. February 18, 2009 3:49 pm

    Interesting list. Your definition of mystic is pretty broad, though

  4. February 18, 2009 5:00 pm

    Great list, very inspiring.
    I’ve got to laugh about the rule breaking. Even though I’m a really good girl (^_^), I just can’t help it. With that, and the “I’m my own authority” attitude, I seem to occasionally offend some people’s feeling, even though that is not my intent.

    Keep up the good work!

  5. mommymystic permalink*
    February 18, 2009 5:20 pm

    LMT50 – Thanks, and yes I think a lot of people that don’t consider themselves mysitc relate to this list also, which is kind of why I wanted to clarify my own use.

    SwordDanceWarrior – thanks for the link (and great picture on your homepage BTW – one of my favorites)

    Antuna – yes, I use the word differently from some, which is why I wanted to explain.

    Akemi – I’m a good girl too – except when it comes to spiritual teachings! I think you are definitely a rule-breaker in your realm – I am thinking of your recent post on why we should NOT want to find our soulmates. Definitely goes against current trends out there, and I liked it.

    Thx, to all keep the comments coming.

  6. February 19, 2009 3:30 am

    Hi there! I am expecting my first child in May and am trying to connect with the Pagan/Mystic/holisitc mommy blog community for tips and inspiration. I look forward to keeping up with your blog.

  7. mommymystic permalink*
    February 19, 2009 3:37 am

    Nicole – welcome and congrats on your pregnancy! Have you already read the Women’s Energy Body Post – if not check that out, as I mention pregnancy in there, but I will go into more detail in this series I am about to start. As for Holistic mothering, be sure to check out Holistic Mama if you haven’t already, as she has some wonderful stuff, and the other mothering blogs she links to do too…

  8. Durga permalink
    February 19, 2009 4:32 am

    Hey Ms. Mystic ~

    I consider myself a mystic and an occultist. While I agree with what you posted, I would like to further discuss point 9.

    ~ “9. You believe love comes through you, not from you. ” ~

    I do believe that love comes through me AND from me. After all, I can direct this energy…thereby it is also from me (as opposed to viewing love as a random force with its own free will).

    And is love not my own essence as well? As in the saying “love is the root of my being”

  9. mommymystic permalink*
    February 19, 2009 3:05 pm

    Durga (great name BTW) – Thanks for commenting. I agree, we can generate and direct love. But when we are feeling love, the mystic idea is that we have cleared away obstacles to it within ourselves, because it is the essence of our being, and actually, that it is the source of creation. So we don’t ‘create’ love (which is what I mean when I say ‘from us‘) we clear the way for it to come through us. Any time we are feeling love, and that includes when we are doing spiritual practices designed to help us feel love for ourselves, others or the world, we are letting go of egoic forces that normally keep us trapped in other feelings. From that perspective, any state of awareness other than love is delusional. But this spiritual sense of love is much broader than the romantic or familial ‘love’ we usually use the word for (and it’s easy to get trapped in sentimental love, which is also not what we are talking about.)

    So, even when we are directing love towards others consciously, we first have to allow it to come through us – we aren’t it’s source. And I would venture that mystic spirituality is essentially about clearing away all obstacles to love.

  10. February 19, 2009 6:51 pm

    Fabulous work here, Lisa! I wholeheartedly agree and what fun to be called a mystic – lol…even it if is indirectly! I guess I never really thought about it…but I am, really. Always have been.

    Oh, and for those of you reading through these comments…if you enjoy Lisa’s work, I will be interviewing her online on Sunday, March 1st at 10 AM Pacific Time. Please join us for some lively discussion on!

  11. February 20, 2009 10:21 am

    A very interesting and thought-provoking post. I have been studying Mysticism for a few years now, peeling away the cultural, religious, and sociological layers which disguise the true mystical nature.
    Your post prompted my to speak on this subject also and I utilised your post as a foundation, as well as linking to it.
    Thank you for the inspiration to collect my own thoughts and speak on this subject.

    Which women mystics do you admire or perhaps emmulate?

  12. mommymystic permalink*
    February 20, 2009 5:45 pm

    Amy, thanks for visiting, and yes, I am looking forward to our interview – a new experiment for me.

  13. mommymystic permalink*
    February 20, 2009 5:50 pm

    Thanks for linking and I love your post. I put my comments about it on your own blog, and I encourage anyone reading this to pop over there and check it out.

    As for the mystics I admire, I have profiles of some in my Women Mystics category. I have a Buddhist background and proclivities, and especially like many of the Tibetan women teachers – I have a profile of Sukhasiddha here, but also like Yeshe Tsogyal, Mandarava, and Niguma. I have recently become aware of Machig Labdron through reading Tsultrim Allione’s Feeding Your Demons, and look forward to learning more about her.

    In the last few years I have also become fascinated with the mediaval Christian mystics. I especially like Theresa of Avila, Hildegard, and Julian of Norwich.

    Another from the Hindi tradition that I like is Sarada Devi, wife of Sri Ramakrishna. I love Ramakrisha also, but am really in a ‘women’ phase lately, as you can see! So Sarada has captured my attention.

  14. February 20, 2009 9:22 pm

    Thank you for commenting on my site. I appreciate your views greatly.

    Though she is not a mystic, have you read anything by Miranda Shaw []? She studied and practiced authentic Tantric Buddhism for many years and speaks in depth about the Goddesses in Tantric Buddhist tradition, stripping away much of the false assumptions surrounding this path.

    I have admired the women mystics throughout Western Christian history. I consider them to be amongst the bravest and most profound of mystics, partly because they had to contend with the opinions and structures of the male-dominated hierarchy and clergy of the Church. Hildegard of Bingen is probably one whom I admire most considering the scope of her writings and compositions.

    Again, thank you, and I look forward to more of your insights.

  15. February 21, 2009 12:32 am

    Going by your list, it would appear that I am one. However, I admit to being uncomfortable with words like “mystic” or “psychic” or “healer”. These are just labels, in any case. But what you’ve described is largely true. The whole intent of my journey now seems to be experiencing my own truths. And I also believe that everyone is and can be empowered on their own, just that they are not aware.

  16. February 21, 2009 1:22 am

    I’ve always felt a mystical intuition about my surroundings and those who I encounter ever since I was a young boy. So, maybe, I do qualify as a novice mystic of sorts. I love all of these examples–glad I just discovered your site, thanks.


  17. mommymystic permalink*
    February 22, 2009 12:33 am

    Evelyn/Mike – thanks for your comments.

    Eloquent Bohemian – Thanks for reminding me of Miranda Shaw, I actually did read Passionate Enlightenment awhile back and it is time to pick it up again.

  18. February 22, 2009 10:02 pm

    While I have never thought of myself as a mystic, I have certainly had “feelings” “thoughts” of what was to come, especially regarding my children.
    Does that come from the “experience” part of the list or the “love”?
    Has anyone else felt this close a connection to their children?
    And does this qualify under the title “mystic” or is it just being a mother?

  19. February 23, 2009 1:10 pm

    Yes to each and every one. For me, mystic is first and foremost about direct experience.

    I sometimes refer to myself as a nature mystic. Taking all you list an adding the nature focus.

  20. February 23, 2009 3:39 pm

    When I see the term mystic, I don’t think of myself as that. And yet, reading your list here – I feel a connection with many of them. And it feels good, reading here, and thinking about it all – where I’m at in my own journey.

  21. mommymystic permalink*
    February 23, 2009 6:35 pm

    Gramma7 – I think the intuitions you are talking about are a little of both, i.e. all mothers have strong intuitions regarding their children in general (due to some energy body connections that I am going to be exploring more here soon), and also for some people because of particular tendencies they have. I don’t think it is necessarily related to love, but our love for our children can be a powerful spiritual experience nevertheless.

    Mon – Yes, I almost added experiencing nature in spiritual terms as an item here, but had to draw the line somewhere! And I think nature is one doorway to mystic experience, along with art, music, poetry, sex, and many other things, and each of us is drawn to some more than others. For me nature and music are probably the most powerful.

    Lance – thanks for coming by, and I frequently enjoy your blog through our mutual friend Jenny Mannion over at Healing Pain Naturally

  22. October 2, 2009 10:34 am

    I really appreciate your list as it was just what I have been looking for. It makes me think of all the unknown mystics in my life, including my three children.

    I have been re-reading The Silent Cry by Dorothee Soelle about mysticism and resistance. I most appreciate her claim that we are all indeed mystics. I realize some have difficulty with this idea. You might find this book interesting if you haven’t already come upon it.

    Thanks for your article. It made me smile.

  23. mommymystic permalink*
    October 2, 2009 2:56 pm

    Nicki – thanks for visiting! Glad you liked the article, and I had not heard of that book so I will have to check it out. I definitely feel this is a natural part of all of us. I recently reviewed a book called Fingerprints of God that explores mystic experience from a neuroscientific perspective, and it’s clear we are all ‘wired’ for this…

  24. November 4, 2009 8:33 am

    I feel kind of ego oriented saying this, but I have to say yes, I’m a mystic for sure, can resonate with all these things you have here. Have been since I was really little. What has precluded it at times (lots of times) is by surrounding myself, or being placed in environments that haven’t nurtured it. But when I’ve gone off on my own, it has meant for some really ‘mystical’ yet real experiences (some I could share with you as we go along…), huge life changing ones of course, in fact the flow of my life (in the positive direction) has been from fully being in the awareness and embrace of this.
    I can tell I’m going to be spending much more time here Lisa!
    I like that you acknowledge that we are spiritual beings all wired for it, it’s not something you have to be special to have (which is where ego can take over I suppose if people believe this), I suppose more people are inclined to be in touch with it… or not, than others for various and many reasons.

  25. mommymystic permalink*
    November 4, 2009 9:08 pm

    Ruth – I don’t think it’s egoic at all to say you are a mystic – historically mystics have been persecuted a lot so I think there’s power in reclaiming that word, personally! But I know what you mean – too often it comes off as ‘special’ and that is not really the point. I actually think all humans are mystic, that is just part of our birth right, and it expresses itself differently through each of us, which is why this list is pretty open in that regard. But that has been shut down in so many of us, through environment and any number of other factors, and so not everyone gets to experience that aspect of themselves.

  26. November 5, 2009 4:29 am

    Are mystics tricksters too? Because I checked in to see if you had a new post and saw you and Ruth listed under Recent Comments and ended up here on this February post. Very tricky, Lisa, and I’m so glad b/c I hadn’t read this one. Great title, great authority, optimal ego. I love nature, art, music, poetry, sex, and rebellion so I must be a mystic too, although it sounds so gay when you say “if you have that proclivity you just can’t go any other route” 🙂

    Don’t call me judgmental; call me critical when I say your writing hasn’t changed or improved one whit in nine months — it’s still as rock solid today as it was in February. Every sentence is as good as the one before it, making it impossible to extract quotes. I’ve noticed that about your writing, Mystic Mommy, Mystic Reader that I am. What are you working on for your next post?

  27. mommymystic permalink*
    November 5, 2009 5:21 pm

    Brenda, you are definitely a mystic in my book, no question. Thank you so much for commenting on my writing, and with your background that means a lot. It especially means a lot because I have never considered myself a strong writer! Blogging began for me at least partly as a way to strengthen that with regular writing. So I appreciate so much what you said. As for my next post, it’s an interview with Paul Martin from Original Faith, whom I think you know. I actually interviewed him almost 2 weeks ago, but have been very busy since then with Halloween, my daughter’s BD, my parents visiting, and some obligations so have not been able to post. I am targeting Monday at this point…usually I do a month-in-review type post at the end of the month, and haven’t gotten to that for October, so still weighing whether I’ll get to that too or not…by necessity I’ve been kind of MIA on the blogosphere this week, other than responding to comments here….

  28. November 29, 2009 11:03 pm

    I fit all 10 ways. It’s good to know I’m not alone, but I have searched, read and witnessed the spiritual. Thanks for sharing.

  29. January 11, 2010 8:40 am

    Dear Mommy Mystic: I was browsing through some of your blogs, and their responses, and was finding them all remarkable. Am I a mystic? I don’t know, sometimes I think what’s in a name? Though the name does point to a way of being that is unspeakable. Why? Because as you mention, mystical experience is highly right brain or left side of the body….but its more than a localized state in the brain, it is an experience of life in its nakedness.

    So, great writings. I too am a writer. I’ll be self-publishing a second edition of my book, “Sophia’s Web: Reclaiming Our Wholeness in a Divided World”…probably will be out by March. I’d love for you to read it for I think Sophia is the ultimate Yin in both women and men. If you wish to take a look at my blog, containing both poetry and prose, check out Thanks again. I felt very relaxed and nurtured at your site.

  30. mommymystic permalink*
    January 11, 2010 6:37 pm

    Hi Burl, I’m glad you liked what you read. I will check out your blog, and book description soon…thanks for visiting.

  31. January 22, 2010 3:37 am

    I am certain I am a mystic. I’m so thankful for how the web connects mystics and their ideas. In most of recent human history, I’d be considered a witch or insane.

  32. mommymystic permalink*
    January 22, 2010 8:37 pm

    Sarah – yes, so would alot of us!

  33. March 2, 2010 11:49 pm

    I just found your site and yes I am a mystik. I have always had this sense about me as long as I can remember and asking questions, well that comes second nature. You know when you feel you have this mission to do, but it isn’t your mission, it is the Universe’s Mission? I just want to do what it is I am supposed to do and I am on my journey finding the way….


  34. mommymystic permalink*
    March 3, 2010 4:03 am

    MystickMomma – I’m glad it resonated for you. I do know that feeling. Blessings to you too-

  35. Amit permalink
    December 10, 2010 3:26 am

    Hi there,
    i seem to be the only guy on this post. apologies. since i was a kid, i had a difficult time identifying with doctrine and societal structure. it was always easy for me to sacrifice my relationships on the altar of my own ideals. that never bothered me cuz i’d realised early on that i must spend a lot of time with myself in order to be alert and refreshed when i need to perform. this went on until i finally came across the word ‘mystic’ and my whole world opened up.
    since then, you have the best description of a mystic that i’ve ever come across. (not surprising, such knowledge could only originate within a woman. )
    so kudos to you, mommymystic. be the light for others that you have been for me.
    My most respectful regards,

  36. December 13, 2010 5:59 pm

    Amit, thank you so much for your kind words, and it means a lot to me that you were impacted by what I have written here.

  37. Kristopher permalink
    December 18, 2010 10:34 pm

    I really enjoyed this article.

    I’m 15 and I’ve felt… different. I’ve never gotten my ideas from my parents in fact I lived a very ignorant and confused way of life. I was shown how ignorant I was and I felt extremely sadden within myself. I spent probably around 4 years of my life devoting to learning about everything. The problem was…

    I didn’t know anything about myself. When I became 14 I wanted to learn about myself greatly. So I studied my dreams… I strived for Lucid dreams so I may be able to ask questions within myself and studied the symbols and their meanings within my dreams. I’ve always had such a strong insight and I’m the only one in my family who feels this way.

  38. January 13, 2011 3:15 am

    Kristopher – I’m glad you found this useful. I have observed that often people with keen intuitive and/or spiritual insights feel very separated from their own birth families, for various reasons. Keep searching – it will get easier to find people you resonate with as you grow older, and then you and your family may find more common ground also.

  39. Gayle permalink
    October 19, 2011 7:06 pm

    I have been told by palm readers and fortune tellers that I have the GIFT through out my life but I would have to find this on my own of what gift I have. I am a 57 yr old woman and my religious background tells me that this is evil and I shouldn’t persue it. I try not the think about this very much but something all ways comes up and here I am thinking. I was looking up Mystic and came accross this..I live in a very small town in the bible belt in KY so people don’t talk much about this kind of stuff but I have seen something and I had the most amazing feeling that I have ever experanced and I want to know more and more. I work for a company that allows seniors to stay in their homes. We go into the home and do what ever needs doing. I was called by my work to go and stay with a family in my home town. I knew this husband and wife very well and was very pleased to go. The lady of the house had gotten sick and her husband has altimers so I was called there to help out and to stay over night to assist the lady of the house up and down in the middle of the night when she had to go to the rest room, she was suffering with severe pain shooting off to the right of colon and it was very very hard for her to have a bowel movement. One night I heard the alarm go off, by this I knew she was getting off of the bed. I went in to assist her and off we went to the bathroom. Bless her heart she was in so much pain but no bowel movement. I took her back into the bedroom and made sure she was all tucked in, I went back to bed, I was troubled about the pain she was having so I said a small prayer for her, still not feeling quite right I lay there staring at the celling, all at once I had the urge to go back into the bedroom to check in on her. I didn’t turn on any lights but I noticed a glow coming from the bedroom and thinking I know I pulled down the blinds. I was very quite and moved slowly because I didn’t want to disturb her, I walked to the bedroom door and was frozen in my tracks. I witnessed one of the most spectatular sights in my life, I felt as though I. had walked into another dimention where time had stoped and nothing else mattered and I was blessed to witness what I was seeing. What I was seeing was three shinning balls of light that was not comming from anything, they were their own sourse of energy, the lady of the house was laying on her side and the balls of light was circleing around her hips as if they were dancing. I blink my eyes and was thinking to myself I can’t believe that I an here watching this. I took three or four stepts into the room so I could see this from a different angle, I wish I could explain the feelings I was having so everyone could understand this, this was the most calm I had ever experanced in my life. I walked to the other angle and they still were acting like they were dancing around as if they were having a celibration, then all at once they got into a single file and fluttered up toward the celling into a cornor of the room and then out of the room. I stood there with a sadness that they were gone.
    My sift was over and I couldn’t wate to get home and tell my husband what happened, but again I am always telling my husband that I have a ghost that always stays with me and pesters me by hiding things from me and moving my stuff all the time. He just answered with a yeah, yeah…but that morning after I left the lady of the house took a turn for the worse and they had to rush her to the hospital….She never returned home…I have never told this to anyone but my husband and he just looks at me….please comment.

  40. October 19, 2011 7:52 pm

    Hi Gayle, there are many kinds of spiritual gifts, and many kinds of spiritual experiences, and I personally do not consider them dangerous or sinful in and of themselves. Of course, like any kind of power in this world, they can be misused. But every religion known to humanity is rich with stories of mystic experiences, visions, prophecies and the like. Spirit speaks in many ways. To me, when I read your story, I interpret it in those terms, and believe that you witnessed the divine at work on the women you were caring for. You can call them lights, ‘angels,’ or just spirits – whatever is comfortable for you – different religions have different names. The most telling thing for me is that they made you feel wonderful, and that you were sorry when they left. Negative forces don’t feel that way – they make us feel fearful, angry, or dark. It sounds like what you saw was uplifting for you, filled with love. In my view, how could that ever be wrong?
    So if you feel like things like this have happened for you before, you may want to research resources on intuitive guidance, so that you can learn how to understand and control your gift. One of my favorite teachers/author on the subject is Cyndi Dale, and I recently reviewed her book The Intuition Guidebook. She is not a traditional Christian writer, but is very spiritual in her approach.

  41. Anonymous permalink
    November 12, 2011 8:44 pm

    This is so awesome. This is me in ten points. My friend and I were talking about religion today and we got on the topic of what we believe in and she called me a mystic. i had no idea what that was so I researched it, little did I know it relates so much with who I am. Thanks for all the great info and perspective 🙂 peace, love, and blessings ❤

  42. November 12, 2011 11:35 pm

    Anon – glad it resonated. I’m not much for labels, but I love this word ‘mystic’ – I think it is all-encompassing, allowing any of us that sense another side to life, no matter whether we place ourselves inside or outside of a traditional religious framework…

  43. nathan sturley permalink
    February 8, 2012 9:22 am

    There is no real evil in the universe. In cosmic terms evil is like a little spoilt kid stirring trouble and nothing more. Eveil can only pick on the ignorant humans like a bully picking on helpless kid. Everyting is happy and good once we cross over.
    Think of life like this, if you sit down to watch a live boxing match live on cable with all the build up you get excited and tingly following every blow and on the dge of your seat until it is over and the result is known.
    NOW You can never again get the same excitement by watching it again as you know the result already. God doesn’t let us know the answer else we would not get the most out of our test (life).
    This is why the starving man in Africa keeps struggling. Once he knew the result he would give up trying.
    But the algorythm of God is all playing out while some prophets appear from time to time to expand our knowledge just a little.
    From my point of view the old religions are out dated and were a way to explain life to primitive people.
    Forget old religions.
    There is NO evil at all in the spirit world. Even the word spirit is out dated.

  44. April 13, 2012 5:23 am

    My name is Bree. I’m scared. I fit all the criteria for being a mystic. But it’s not just that. I’ve had these increasingly strong, strange feelings for several years, that I am meant for something bigger than a normal, non-supernatural life. I never understood where these feelings came from, or why. I don’t feel like I fit the typical profile for someone who might get involved in these things. I come from a good family, I dress well, I work part time and study full time at a university, I don’t see spirits or try to practice magic, nothing about me screams “mystical.” I am normal. And I am only 21. Am I crazy? So often I feel like things happen to me and around me that are too acutely meaningful to be just coincidences. For one thing, I see number sequences repeatedly. I read somewhere that some people call these phenomena “time prompts,” by guardian angels sometimes known as Midwayers, to draw your attention, to wake you up and make you notice something or realize something, to pay attention because there is something important to be learned or done or gained. I have no idea if it’s true, but I see these all the time. Especially with the number 3. 3:33. $3.33. I also read that the number 3 is the most spiritually significant number there is. Why? I’m not sure. Some sources said because it represents the Trinity: the father, the son, and the holy ghost. I have no idea about that either. I am not religious at all. But what really freaks me out about it is that ever since I could speak as a baby, I have told people that my favorite number is 3. When they asked me why, I said I didn’t know. I still don’t know. And the number sequences are sometimes 11:11 or 4:44 etc, but that’s just one of the many things that happen to me that snap my attention back to the question, “Why?” All my life I have been deeply fascinated with all things supernatural: the tv shows, the movies, fortune tellers – although I have never been to one – mediums, psychics, astral projection, the possibility of there being a real spiritual realm, all of it. I have never had a desire to join a church or read the bible because somehow I feel, especially lately, that I am already deeply connected to whatever source of love and power and life there is that governs our existence. I completely respect religious people and believe they do the things they think are right, the things they think will bring them closer to their idea of God and to earning entrance to heaven, but it just never fit into my own heart. I feel like even without reading the bible, without following religious rules and doctrines, without going to places of worship, I feel so close to whatever God there is. I feel an unexplainable and mutual understanding of it. I feel I understand it (while I will never know everything about it or how it works, of course) and it understands me. And I just can’t shake the feeling that I see signs everywhere that I’m meant for something bigger. That I am a mystic. But why me? And what am I supposed to do with it? I need guidance, I’m desperate. I would so appreciate it if you could find time to email me and help me.

  45. April 13, 2012 4:55 pm

    Hi Bree, I will definitely email you, but also wanted to respond here, partly for anyone else that may read your post and relate to it. Things are scariest when we feel alone. I also had many experiences, especially when I was growing up, that I had difficulty understanding. What I have discovered over the years from studying spiritual traditions of all types, and growing scientific studies on such experiences also, is that many, many people have experiences such as this, whether you call them mystic, intuitive, paranormal, spiritual or something else. They are in fact part of being human, although we all have different proclivities, so some of us have more than others (just like some people are very visual and thus attracted to visual arts, or some people are very musical etc.)

    How you interpret your experiences will depend on your own search and where it leads you. Buddhism became my primary reference point for many years, and that was very helpful because it was very grounded, and helped me focus on seeking truth and understanding myself first, before rushing to interpret all my experiences. But the path is different for everyone, and in fact now I would consider myself spiritual but not affiliated with any religion. So I don’t think you need to feel that having mystic experiences attaches you to any particular religion or religious role. The most important thing is to seek to understand yourself, and to keep yourself grounded in real life at the same time as you explore your spiritual truth, so that your experiences are part of a whole, integrated life.

    There are many books and starting points I could recommend, but would rather do that after emailing you so I have a better understanding of your needs. But mostly, I just want you to know that you are not alone!

  46. Searching permalink
    April 15, 2012 7:28 pm

    I am searching. I used to get a feeling in the middle of my body that made me feel like something was going to happen, something always did. I didn’t tell too many people because I thought it was wrong so I buried the feeling. Now I am wondering what it was and how I could use it, it feels like I need to get it back and understand what it means.
    Do you have any advice on how I can research this? I do not want to head down a wrong path.

  47. April 17, 2012 2:28 am

    Hi Searching, It’s hard to give a generic recommendation for something like this, because it really depends on what’s right for you. I believe there are mystic arms to all the world’s religions, and then also an increasing number of people (like myself) who don’t consider ourselves affiliated with any religion, although we still view the world from a spiritual perspective. So without knowing more about your own spiritual perspective, it’s hard to recommend specific books or resources that might help you explore this intuitive ability. For exploring intuition in general I like Cyndi Dale’s The Intuition Guidebook, but it really depends on what you are looking for. Other books are more explicitly focused on intuition within a particular spiritual perspective. Feel free to email me at lameditation [at] earthlink [dot] net if you want to share any more info on yourself that might help me make a more specific recommendation for you. Good luck on your quest-

  48. Anonymous permalink
    April 26, 2012 12:45 am

    Thank you for the list. I’ve just recently began really embracing who I am…A mystic 🙂
    I’ve lived most my life keeping this hidden from others becuase of all the taboo’s still attached to this. I could never find a term to describe myself…empathic, or HSP has been the closest, but thoes terms don’t feel quite right. Mystic is actually perfect!

    Many blessing and much love all ❤

  49. April 26, 2012 6:31 pm

    Thanks Anon, so glad this resonated and that you enjoyed the site:-)

  50. May 27, 2012 3:30 pm

    An excellent article. I haven’t seen quite this clarity in other descriptions. If I may say this – if we had to pick just one sign – it would have to be that mystics are deeply intuitive and sensing beings, who can hold conflicting paradigms and beliefs in their consciousness without experiencing discomfort.

    Today has been a good day. Serendiptously discovered this site. Have subscribed, and plan to return and read lots more. Thanks for this wonderful service to all of us.

  51. May 27, 2012 5:21 pm

    Thank you Srini, I’m glad this resonated for you.

  52. Gayle permalink
    May 28, 2012 3:44 pm

    I have told of my experances on this sight but what i don’t understand is when I go to a fortune teller, and I have spoken to about four in my life time, all four of them tells me that I have the gift but it is up to me to cultivate it. Do all fortune tellers tell there clients that or is it sometime that I need to look into?

  53. May 31, 2012 4:06 pm

    Hi Gayle, I don’t know for sure what gift you mean, as there are many, but I assume you mean ‘seeing’/intuition of some type. And as for psychics/fortune tellers (although I don’t really like that term fortune teller, as I don’t feel our future is set, as that term implies) they vary a lot in how they work and in their abilities and integrity, just like in any other field. So it’s hard for me to say. But to have 4 mention a gift to you, and to have had mystic/paranormal experiences also, certainly indicates there is something for you to explore. And yes, in my view, we do need to cultivate and discipline our gifts. One book I like for this is The Intuition Guidebook by Cyndi Dale, which uses a chakra approach to developing all sorts of intuitive gifts. But there are many books and training programs around, so it’s important you find one that resonates with you. Good luck!

  54. July 5, 2012 11:58 am

    thank you!!! for your website…is it possible to be a mystic without realising it? – wot i do know is that when you sray or are jolted from the beaten track one s life becomes magical mysterious and terrifying too 🙂 all me love xxx

  55. July 5, 2012 9:31 pm

    Hi Lisa, of course! ‘Mystic’ is just a word, so some people choose to use it to describe themselves and some don’t. I wrote this post partly to explain how I use it, which is different than it may be used in some formal religious traditions. If it clicks for you then great, if not then that’s fine too. You are so right though, that when we are jolted out of our conditioned ways of seeing things life becomes ‘magical mysterious and terrifying too’…personally, I wouldn’t have it any other way:-)

  56. Jean herold abulin permalink
    December 1, 2012 7:02 pm

    Fantastic! I am a universe. I am digging Myself while digging the others and I consider everyone of you as one. keep digging!

  57. December 5, 2012 8:08 pm

    Jean, welcome and thanks for your lovely comment.

  58. Tina Jones permalink
    January 19, 2013 3:13 am

    On December 15, 2012 I had a mystical experience. Before that experience I wasn’t familiar with the terminology at all. I meditated, prayed and have a keen intuition. Only after reading Marianne Williamson’s book Everyday Grace was I able to embrace the title ‘mystic.’ Before the mystical experience I really thought I knew God, but FEELING God is on another stratosphere. I am proud to say that I am a mystic. And I wish you peace and love. Thanks for the article. Cheers~

  59. January 19, 2013 4:50 pm

    Tina, thanks so much for sharing your experience. Yes, I too initially used this word ‘mystic’ somewhat tentatively. But it is all about the feeling, as you said (although I tend to use the word Source or Light rather than God) – a knowing and union beyond words or ideas. Peace and love to you also.- Lisa

  60. Mary permalink
    February 4, 2013 4:13 pm

    I just found this blog after searching on google for a description of a mystic. I was wondering if a mystic is “made” or “born” and if they are usually part of a religious sect. It was nice reading the comments and realizing that I am not alone in my experiences. So many comments resonate with me. Especially the young lady that feels as if she is meant to do something big. I too had a intuitive understanding of God and God’s love. As most of my experiences have had a very Christian element to them (these were unsought experiences, they just happened and caught me up in them. I found that reading the Bible opens up a whole lot more information about God and how God has moved in the lives of other humans than I previously thought. I actually “found” a God that is a whole lot different, in my interpretations and “feelings” from what I heard in the churches or traditional religion. Then, I have also been told that many people find reading the Bible to be this way–that it strikes us all a bit differently as we are all unique individuals. I appreciate having somewhere to go where I can share. Most of the times when I have sought help in interpreting or sharing my experiences folks think I am nuts or have just made the stuff up.

  61. Mary permalink
    February 4, 2013 4:49 pm

    I also found this definition of a mystic to be helpful for my aspirations and in thinking about my experiences:

    “A mystic, like a shaman, is someone who answers a call and is initiated into a deep mystery housed within us all. Mystics and shamans are offered the opportunity to use their spiritual power, insights, wisdom, and ability to access unseen dimensions to serve others. As technologists of the sacred, they can serve in any number of roles. They embark on paths to become healers, psychic advisors, psychologists, poets, visionary artists, musicians and spiritual teachers.

    Few born-to-be-mystics seem to actualize their destiny because they feel it necessary to conform to the norm and the expectations of their culture. They are prone to doubt or mask their intuitive abilities, seldom revealing them to others. But for those who recognize their gifts and use them, their life is a meaningful journey of enlightening experiences and a rewarding call to serve the consciousness of others.”

    It was found at:

  62. Mary permalink
    February 4, 2013 5:46 pm

    I want to add that while my some of my experiences have had a Christian element and I read the Bible and see its words as Truth in guiding man in everyday life, I do not hold to traditional religion. I ask myself what religion were Adam and Eve and they walked with God. I follow Christ’s way and believe him to be the son of God. However, I also believe that God has placed within all of us different points of view or truths so that all aspects of God can be considered by man.

  63. February 4, 2013 10:21 pm

    Hi Mary, welcome and yes, that’s a wonderful passage, thanks for sharing. I think the phrase ‘answers the call’ is the key one to me. I think we all innately have our own connection to Source (whether we call it ‘God’ or something else), and ‘the call(s)’ are moments when this connection breaks through our conditioned mind. Whether we pay attention to it or push it aside determines the next phase of our spiritual journey, and whether we can be of service in that journey to others. And it’s amazing when you read descriptions from mystics from all different religions traditions and cultural backgrounds how similar so many of their experiences are, although they may interpret them differently. It is a universal journey.

  64. April 25, 2013 11:01 pm

    Thanks for this article–it’s very interesting. And yes, I believe I am one then. 🙂
    Pam B

  65. April 27, 2013 12:58 am

    The first time I ever thought of myself as a “mystic” was when a philosophy professor called me that. I don’t remember what I said or did that caused him to say that to me. I am a singer, so I have sung in churches, synagogues, temples, and open fields. I can feel the same one everywhere. I don’t think anyone needs rules or a specific religion to experience it. On my blog I do mention the “No Thing” and my dreaming eyes. Can’t explain it, but I know the One that runs through all things, is here, there, and everywhere.

  66. April 28, 2013 11:49 pm

    Hi Notes Along the Path, of course this is just my take on it, but certainly I would say you are one too, based on your blog!

  67. April 28, 2013 11:50 pm

    Hi Mary, thanks for your beautiful sharing and you certainly sound like a mystic to me – you feel it and know it.

  68. Roland permalink
    May 13, 2013 5:29 pm

    Yeah its fair to say I’m a Mystic and probably have been a conscience one for most of my awakened life

  69. June 3, 2013 2:31 pm

    i am truly a christian mystic, rejected by most authority,christianity was never meant to be a religion, but a movement of divine inpartation. christ is a gateway into eternity, christ not one person,but a flow of divine union

  70. rashid permalink
    July 27, 2013 4:29 pm

    Osho is the mystic and i believe he is more than that , as G .I .Gurdjieff say , a mystic is the forth man including seven type according to Gurdgieff list , a mystic is one who has being able to separate his mind and body and feeling , a man who you can relay on, when he is in the mind ,he is totally in it and when he is in the body he will not allow something else to interfere ….and so on

  71. August 2, 2013 6:49 am

    Please let me share just a couple of my thoughts…

    I am a Profit and a Mystic and whatever else you may think of me. I am God. Not a part, but the whole. All is within All.

    Actually there is no God, no hell, no judgement, just Love. Beautiful Love. The only real thing is Love. Love is the only rational act is Love. Love is All, everything. It’s all One! And it just keeps getting better and better!

    Thinking of God outside of yourself is dualism and absolutely incorrect. All is within All. To think otherwise is an illusion bordering on insanity. To think of anything outside of yourself is a sign of living in fear. Yes anything! All is within All. Every drop of rain. Every Star. Every speck of dust. All is with All!

    We are all connected. All is within All. If I hate my enemy then I am hating myself. Life is inseparable. All is within All. Separateness is another form of dualism. What is so hard to believe, to know, that it’s all One. One! Not two. Not three. Just One.

    You are stuck. You can’t get me out of you. I am Love, as you are. as we all are. Why do you fear? Why do you think your answers lie outside of yourself. Tell me? Why?

    Fear is the most irrational state of being we experience. Churches, governments, and other organizations want us in a state of fear so that they can easily control us. Never fear! All things turn out for the Good, Always! What else is there but Love. How can anythng turn out any other way.The more you Love the better it gets. It just keeps getting better and better… Forever and ever. Love begets Love. Love is beyond infinity. Love is the only real thing.

    All Creations are full of Life. All Universes run on Love. All Creations run on Love. Love is the only thing that matters. Ever! Why do you think the Annointed One dwelled on Love. Because its all One! All else is an illusion.

    It’s time that you started acting as the God you are. When are you going to lay away the things of a child and start acting like the God you are. When? Wake up! Wake up! Now is the time.

    TaosGuy Taos, New Mexico, USA (Challenge me. I dare you!)

  72. PATRICK permalink
    August 7, 2013 2:49 am


  73. August 9, 2013 2:33 pm

    Hi Patrick, I am glad that something resonated for you here. As you can see, I use the word ‘mystic’ to encompass anyone who seeks avidly, following their own path, although I do believe in selecting a structured, proven path as a foundation. Have you explored the world’s spiritual traditions and which ones do you connect with? A grounding in practice and values is important to start, even if one eventually branches off through their own experiences.

  74. August 16, 2013 12:49 am


    Did you block my message to Patrick regarding becoming a mystic?

  75. August 19, 2013 5:42 pm

    Hi John, I have been on vacation so i don’t think so. I do have a lot of comments in my comments ‘suspected spam’ folder however – I will check there when I get a chance. Unless your reply contained links or email addresses, was extremely long, or you have been commenting a lot on other wordpress sites and/or using other names when doing so, it should not have gone to spam. Those would be the usual things the system would consider ‘suspect’.

  76. August 19, 2013 5:50 pm

    Thank you for checking. I’m sure I posted it, but one never knows? I know that you’re busy. TaosGuy

  77. September 1, 2013 1:35 pm

    Wowy, this post is eerily accurate! 😀 I smile each time I read these every 10 points and I actually fulfilled each of them. I always believe that we are here as Divine mirror, we’re not the source of Light, but we are here to reflect the Light and Love from the Source. I think becoming mystic is not that you are higher than non-spiritual person. But it’s just the ability to see that other people are parts of you (in lak’ech ala k’in, as Mayans said), and to understand that other people are equally mirror of Divine Light themselves in their own unique way.

    There’s this great writing by a Sufi master Inayat Khan, that mystics see reason behind reasons, and they are born to meditate naturally. It’s just a sad sad thing that mystics are hugely misunderstood as “witches” or “occultists”. Mystics don’t ask to be mystic. They are just in-tune with it. It’s not about doing, but being, methinks! ^__^

  78. September 1, 2013 3:55 pm


    You seem to be referring to things outside of yourself, and that you perceive them as greater than yourself. Wrong! Nothing exists outside of you… It’s all an illusion! We’ve even created the illusion! We like to play at creating.

    Why are you projecting to a false god? A god that doesn’t exist. There is no god, only Love. Why do we persist in the belief that, somehow, we just aren’t good enough to be that God? Why? So we refuse to wake up and to see the God in your Mirror. But, you are that God!

    In the 1960’s Hippies said that, “God is Love!” That’s backwards! It’s, “Love is God.” We perceive the Great Love as being God, and that’s O.K.. Just don’t think that you aren’t that Love.

    All is within All! You are the Mirror, and you are the Light. Wake up! Don’t live in fear thinking anything, anything is without. Live in Love and all is yours. Life will blossom for you. The Love just keeps getting better and better! It just keeps coming. It’s the only thing in Creation that is real. Love is the only rational act! All else is illusion.

    We are the God that we look for outside of ourselves.. All is in All, so respect every one and every thing, including yourself above all.

    Again, denying that All is in All is a form of fear. Don’t live in fear! Why do you want an external God? To blame that godc for what’s wrong? Or a devil that made you do it? Blame, blame, blame. Hide, hide, hide! Who told you that you were naked? Or do you want to act like the God you are and just Love!

    It’s quickly becoming a form of insanity to continue thinking that you are not the whole. That really Sacred things can’t be within us… Nuts!

    Quoting Jeremy Reed, from Powder, “People believe that they are separate; seperate from everything. But they’re not. They are part of everything. They are so beautiful. You are this tree, you are everything.” She replies, “I’m everything? I’m a man on death row? I’m part of some fisherman that I’ve never seen?” You dont believe me. You can’t see that because you have this block (pointing to her 3rd eye.) My mom and pops had it.

    Everything is already ours. There are great forces! Forces that most have never experienced, that could destroy the physical body if it were in their presence. Never believe that Angels need swords to defend themselves. Bunk! The people who have visits from Angels know better than that!


  79. September 1, 2013 7:16 pm

    Hi Fatimah, I am glad this resonated, and your own words are very lovely.

  80. September 1, 2013 7:23 pm

    Hi John, I appreciate all you are expressing, and am glad this post has resonated for you. I think you may have inadvertently signed up to be notified every time there is a new comment, and you may want to turn that feature off, since this isn’t a forum in which people are typically replying back and forth to each other – blog comments are typically directed at the blog owner. I don’t discourage discussion, but since I also run a forum over at Bellaonline where I am the Buddhism editor, I know how quickly the tone can shift once comments become that.

    For example, on this post I want to be sure and create a very open environment where everyone feels free to express their own perception of mysticism, regardless of whether or not it is one I share. So I’m not completely comfortable with you replying to Fatimah ‘Wrong!…Why are you projecting to a false God?’ as that is judging her description against your own experience. If you have a blog you’d like to link to and share some of your own thoughts, I think that would be a wonderful idea, and I would gladly come visit you there:) Thank you – Lisa

  81. September 1, 2013 9:19 pm

    Dear Mommy,

    I am a Mystic and have been shown the Truth over the past 68 years, not by reading some stranger’s idea of what he thinks it’s like, but by Direct Experience shown to me by Spirit on many occasions, and on many levels.

    I died in 2006 of an absolutely terminal cancer. In fact I’m the only one in the world to have returned from it. Because of that I’m registered with MD Anderson Cancer Center, in Houston as to my NDE.

    But, I was gone for 3 days before I was able to reoccupy my deceased body. You see, because of the Cancer, I had no blood… therefore no viable body to return to to at any time. So that was the miracle. How did my body restart with no blood?

    I did not go through any tunnel, I did not see any deceased relatives. What happened was that as I was being lifted out of the room floating upward at about 300′ elevation I was instantly Quantum Jumped to being above all Universes and above all Creations.

    I was then in front of the most powerful ball of energy and light, huge, that I thought then was God, but now I know who it was.

    I get picked up and taken on all-night tours of the different aspects of All Creations, not just this one.

    Spirit, at that level, is very strict, as in there is no god, no heaven, no judgement, no hell, only good. One is not allowed to be asleep any longer. That all things turn out for the good, always! That God is a 3-rd dimensional construct. Integrating into who we are must include getting rid of childlike conceptions that daddy god will save us. But, we don’t need to be saved, only to wake up and know that All is within All.

    This is the wrong site for me if I can’t help someone get it all straightened out. It’s apparent that If I’m always afraid of offending someone, by giving them the truth, then what good is this site… To let them waller in their misconceptions?

    Evidently you want to reserve all control over this site. Hell, I’ve got that with government. I would rather be at an honest site where truth is not threatening. Where open discussions are welcomed by all. Where Ego don’t come first.

    I will unsubscribe immediately,

    Thank you,
    TaosGuy, Taos, NM

  82. September 4, 2013 4:01 am

    Hi John, I’m sorry you feel that way but that’s your choice. I encourage you to start your own blog where you can freely express yourself. Yes, here at my blog I do feel I need to make sure comments between readers do not become judgmental or pedantic – this is not a debate forum, it is a personal blog. Readers subscribe to my content, and if they comment, the expectation is that I will comment back, and that neither I nor any reader will judge them for what they share. Individuals have different mystic experiences at different points along their way, and this particular post that you commented on has become a place where individuals choose to share their own experiences in a non-judged way. I wish you well on your continued journey. – Lisa

  83. Abdul mueed permalink
    September 11, 2013 1:56 pm

    Good article. I want to become a mystic from a long time. Thanks ! u made it easy for me 🙂

  84. October 11, 2013 10:14 pm

    now i no, i am mystic but i no i am how i am 🙂

  85. October 25, 2013 2:15 pm

    I love your description of what a mystic is. Of course there are variants, but all in all I am definitely a mystic.

  86. CryV permalink
    November 6, 2013 10:13 am

    What is interesting to see here is that I meet most of these criteria, and I had not originally thought of myself as having any ‘mystical leanings’, I always considered a mystic as being an old man in a tunic who writes a lot of poems in seclusion, lol. what is also quite nice is that this list made me aware or a few things too, which I will also try and embody a bit more so thanx for the very holistic approach:)

    Embracing harmony and diversity might produce a person with just the right amount of Love to make a difference -southafrica

  87. November 8, 2013 9:00 pm

    “Embracing harmony and diversity might produce a person with just the right amount of Love to make a difference” – I like this line, I think openness is what mysticism is all about. Openness to all kinds of people and lifeforms, and openness to all of the levels of awareness and experience that human consciousness can experience.

  88. November 30, 2013 7:53 pm

    Every person born on no 8., is a mystic. They also ontain phsychich powers and alone and unlucky.If U R not alone and unlucky then u r not a mystic.

  89. December 1, 2013 1:13 am

    Hi Sushant, I was in fact born on an 8, but consider myself quite lucky! I think your definition is a little limiting.

  90. Anonymous permalink
    January 16, 2014 2:44 pm

    I am so glad i found this post. I recently had a soul profile done and have had some confusion about my spiritual path. It revealed I am a mystic and this criteria definitely fits with me!

  91. Becky permalink
    January 21, 2014 5:00 am

    I just found out that I’m a Mystic when I took a spiritual type test- it fit me perfectly. I don’t think you can becime a mystic, I think you are atstic, or you ate not because it’s not easy- especially as a Christian who cannot go to church .

  92. January 21, 2014 6:51 pm

    Anon and Becky, so glad you connected with this and thanks for sharing.

  93. Denise permalink
    January 23, 2014 12:55 pm

    Hi, my name is Denise… A few years back a priest told me I was a mystic….. I had no idea what she meant……. But her eyes were opened to see this about me, and the seed was planted when she revealed this to me…. And now 3 years later I am doing some research on this because I had a dream and was told in this dream I was a mystic.. (confirmation?)…… In my dream I seen a boquet of flowers with one pink rose, and I told the one I gave it to, that every time you put your ear near this rose, you will hear me say; “I love you”, in which I heard it speak this…… I was given this amazing gift of dreams from GOD back in 1982….. I will say this is my divine oneness with GOD… He communicates with me in many ways through dreams… I have met loved ones, received warnings, foretold of future events, etc…. Too many of these dreams have come to pass…. Many times I was given confirmation through my dreams, that I was chosen by this higher power……………. So am I a mystic??? To me I am all that I am, and all that I was meant to be in this lifetime…. I will say I have an opened mind to a greater degree… If one’s mind is closed, then your vision can be blurry, your hearing be muffled, your understanding be confusing…………. I will say I have journeyed the first 52 years of my life suffering from poor spiritual/internal blindness and deafness, (A form of protection?)…I in my dreams have sat across from CHRIST…. I believe this to be true, for I was there and confirmation was given… I believe our spirits can leave our bodies as we sleep and journey here and there.. I’ve done it many times……. I almost did not want to return one night, but my daughter-in-law saved me in my visual dream/journey, and I woke up in my bed gasping for air for 2 deep breaths……….. I believe this is what happens when people die in their sleep of NATUAL CAUSES………… I believe that doors that are meant to be opened up in our lives, that these doors will stay opened as long as need be….. And I believe that some doors are never meant to be opened and some are meant to be closed…. I also believe we can open up doors in our life that we really didn’t need to, and a much needed exit is a good thing…. I also believe that what I am suppose to learn in this lifetime, I will learn, and that not all knowledge is needed…. I DON’T NEED ALL THE ANSWERS TO MY QUESTIONS…… 🙂 But I do expect TRUTH………. I can rest assured knowing that any opening coming into my view may be a permanent opening, or a temporary one…….. I am under spiritual guidance, my life is not mine of my own free will……. I’m pleased to accept this…………. I must go now…….. Thanks for reading!!!

  94. January 23, 2014 10:15 pm

    Hi Denise, thank you for sharing your experiences. You certainly sound like a mystic to me! Stay balanced in compassion and grounded in integrity and see where your path takes you. Blessings- Lisa

  95. metaphyzgirl permalink
    February 13, 2014 8:59 pm

    Reblogged this on metaphyzgirl ~ Quantum ~ Holistic ~ Therapist and commented:
    Yes I’m a Mystic! Go see if you are.

  96. February 16, 2014 9:06 am

    I like your list. It fits with most of what I’ve read. I admire mystics but I don’t know that I’ve thought of myself as one. I sure fit that list though. Nice post.

  97. February 20, 2014 4:15 pm

    Yogaleigh, glad you liked it. I use the word mystic a little differently than most so that is why I originally wrote this post. It’s amazing how it connected with people though – I never could have imagined this post would have been so popular but so many people have connected with it. One of those surprises from the universe!

  98. February 20, 2014 9:41 pm

    I feel like YES on all 10. Very cool list. Love your blog…fascinating topics and information, and incredible organization. Following for sure!

  99. mich permalink
    March 25, 2014 10:09 am

    i feel like a mystic as i rely on experience and facts….i know when initution is in place that truths will follow….

  100. Anonymous permalink
    May 18, 2014 5:04 pm

    i know right now im at one of many turning points in life. i am bout to go on a 3 year spiritual learning journey on my own. i have always been super naturally psychic my whole life with 13 natural abilities and 4 ive developed. i have EVERY trait of a mystic n i thought the article was helpful cuz i know knowing im now a mistic will allow me to expand my knowledge even more
    and im only 15 years old

  101. May 23, 2014 12:07 am

    yes i am a mystic too…thanks a lot, i don’t have any comment yet, i just put some words here for my gratefulness…yes, thank you”,)

  102. perceptionsshape permalink
    May 28, 2014 4:32 pm

    Reblogged this on Perceptions Shape.

  103. June 2, 2014 3:11 pm

    Thank you for sharing!

  104. June 2, 2014 3:11 pm

    Thank you for joining in.

  105. June 2, 2014 3:11 pm

    Thank you for sharing and good luck on your journey as a mystic.

  106. kavya permalink
    June 7, 2014 1:07 pm

    Hi friends

    Really thanku for such a wonderful article.

  107. Anonymous permalink
    June 14, 2014 5:09 pm

    experimenting with consciousness like a naughty child is what a mystic do…….

  108. June 14, 2014 6:59 pm

    Anon, some would view it that way. I view it as other levels of perception, all part of spirit. Of course any human power – physical or occult – can be misused. It is all about intent, and our connection to Source/Love.

  109. lotus permalink
    September 1, 2014 6:43 am

    Your perception about what a mystic is, in true sense, is very CLEAR. Your write up indicates that you are a down- to- earth person who would always want to live in reality which is a sign of a true mystic. Mystics are always criticized, even by other mystics too, That is what keeps their egos in check. The true reality check is how one feels around a true mystic in person, ie. positive, uplifted, inspired or energizing.

    Yes, I am a mystic too !

  110. September 2, 2014 7:38 pm

    Hi lotus, yes it is so true that how you feel around someone tells you a lot about where they are coming from spiritually. As you say, positive, uplifted, inspired or energizing.

  111. Robyn permalink
    November 9, 2014 7:50 pm

    I’ve been searching for answers for seemingly my whole life. Answers for everything, the universe, why I’m here, and why I just can’t seem to feel complete in a religion full of rules that are not my own. Honestly, I always thought it was something wrong with me. Many others seem to be able to commit whole-heartedly to a faith and seem so much happier for it, but I just couldn’t. I have a knack for finding things I don’t agree with in even the purest of faiths. (Not that I think everyone should agree to my disagreement. If it makes them happy, all the power to them, really.) As I kept searching for answers for why I was this way, I stumbled upon this and throughout all the spiritual opinions and beliefs I’ve read through in my very short existence, never have I ever nodded so aggressively and said “exactly!” as many times as I have with this post. Thank you so much for helping me clarify a little bit more about myself and what I believe in. Thank you for making me realize that I’m not alone, and I don’t need to have all the answers like everyone else seems to have. You have brought light on my own path and I cannot thank you enough.
    Finally, someone understands!

  112. November 11, 2014 6:33 pm

    That’s wonderful Robyn. Stay in tune with your heart and you will find your way. Blessings on your path.

  113. November 15, 2014 2:25 am

    Yesterday, the thought came to me, be a mystic. It is a word I have heard about St. Agustine, St. John of the Cross, etc.
    The way you explain mysticism, is attainable to people.
    Reading your description, then i am on this path, yet i am a regular human being. No out of body, no astral flights, yet seem to see things different from others….thank you very much…..peace, light and love…..
    Elisa Storer Blasini

  114. November 17, 2014 10:04 pm


    We are all to become Mystics. We have forgotten who we are. The Fall in Genesis was forgetting, then Salvation is remembering. Look within for your remembering.

    I am John

  115. Anonymous permalink
    November 30, 2014 11:45 pm

    A mystic is a person who lives in 4th dimesional consciosness,in being or now state.

  116. December 14, 2014 2:30 pm

    “A mystic is a person…………………….now state.”, sent by anonymous is the only true answer, rest of the commentators and bloggers are surely deluded.

  117. December 25, 2014 12:03 am

    Reblogged this on lovemagickali.

  118. Gil Monteverde permalink
    January 28, 2015 9:38 am

    I’m a mystic or enlightened, I can actually tune myself with a way larger universe, knowledge or God and all that shit. I’m an highly intelligent person, extremely creative, sensitive, polyvalent, auto didact and math equations about everything come to my mind like a savant. I sync with my higher self through external vehicles of mine, all my dreams are lucid and I have once a pre-cognition about thousands of years from now. Reality is infinite creative power and unconditional love. I’m writing a book about everything without even finished my civil engineering masters.

  119. Bob permalink
    February 9, 2015 5:25 am

    Well, it was always going to be true…I’m a mystic as well! to be honest I have felt more like a MISfit than a MYStic. I wonder if being an INFP and or a 5W4 on the Enneagram means this was always going to be the case?

  120. Kate Powell permalink
    March 20, 2015 1:06 am

    I know I am a mystic because I have had lots of mystical experiences. And my answer is yes to all of your ten statements.

  121. Kate Powell permalink
    March 20, 2015 1:12 am

    I agree with mommy mystic that this is a natural and normal thing that anyone can do. Read St Teresa and follow the rules in your own way.

  122. March 20, 2015 9:16 pm

    Hi Kate, thanks for your comments and blessings to you on your mystic journey.

  123. Anonymous permalink
    April 22, 2015 4:30 pm

    From the moment the thought begins with “I am”, a genuine mystic falls into inner silence; since nothing; no role, no title, no label can convey the depths of what “being” a mystic is really all about. The “I am” ness gives way to nothingness.

  124. April 23, 2015 2:44 am

    Anon – beautifully put.

  125. April 24, 2015 11:53 pm

    Thank you for the question since it triggered my response in words that surprised even me; but are deeply held truths that I’ve never expressed.

  126. April 24, 2015 11:54 pm

    Now I’m no longer Anon. 🙂

  127. JED permalink
    June 1, 2015 3:02 pm

    I’m a Angel.

  128. June 3, 2015 4:16 am

    Jed, aren’t we all really!

  129. Stephen permalink
    June 9, 2015 6:18 am

    I am constantly trying to find the truth. I want the truth of my own existence/experiences here on earth. The life I have lived so far has left me wondering why I’m here. I know a lot of people think this way but I feel there is something missing, some knowledge that will lead to a moment that has me understanding my life. Alright, maybe that doesn’t sound right. I’ll put it this way. I have achieved little in this life with regard to how most humans succeed in this world. (i.e. career, true love?, material possessions…) I have suffered (or do suffer from) certain psychological deficiencies shall I say, so I find myself constantly locked in the search/thoughts of the truth of what may be or not be ‘real’, what may be, or not, be beneficial to my character, the effect I have on others, where I belong or how I should fit into the worlds society and that of wherever I’ll be when I have left this body. How often, how many times will I have to come back? Is this the only place for me or is there a graduation waiting? I feel the universe is contained by something akin to a fish bowl. What is outside of it? Will I ever be anywhere but here? Am I just dreaming? I used to tell my mother that I felt as if I am dreaming and I will wake up one day and all my sadness, fear will be gone. I would be awake, I thought, and things would be different. Peaceful. Fearless. No worries. I thought I would have that knowledge, the knowledge that let’s you understand that all of this life stuff is not real. I contemplated the word ‘real’ when I was about twelve years old. I found myself alone in my grandmother’s apartment staring at a porcelain bird. I looked at it and told myself it wasn’t ‘real’. I don’t know why I said it or thought it but I did both. That utterance made me question what is real. I began to mentally say the word ‘real ‘ and

  130. Stephen permalink
    June 9, 2015 7:29 am

    …sorry, I’ll continue. I began to repeat the word ‘real’ in my mind and aloud over and over again. In just a few minutes I realized I had lost all meaning of what I perceived as ‘real’. When I was much older, about thirty-five years later I read something, somewhere that there was a type of meditation that required the constant repetition of a targeted word leading to the loss of it’s meaning. I don’t know what I was supposed to learn. I can’t figure out what significance that has in this world. Other than things do not always seem to be as they appear. I sat in my bedroom with my wife about fifteen years ago having a discussion about our last name. I was contemplating changing it. I have a step father and I took his last name when I was young. I had not ever at that point applied for a new birth certificate. I was unaware that I should. It still had my biological father’s surname in it of course. My wife was telling me how much she liked the surname of my biological father, which was on my first, original birth certificate. I asked her to pull it out for me so we could have a look at it. She commented that it even looked nice. I was conflicted about whether I wanted to change it or not. I felt as though my step fathers name was not truthfully who I was or wanted to be. In reality I didn’t know much of what I wanted other than the ‘Truth’. I had and still have no idea of what ‘Truth’ I was looking for or even what it is or would be. How could I know any truth if I were to see it, hear it or feel it. Am I able to instinctively or through intuition know what is true or real? We talked about the name change for a few more minutes and then went to bed. I felt guilty of offending my stepfather if he were to know I changed my last name. As I fell asleep I thought to myself that if only I had been born with the Nordic surname I have I would not have to worry about changing it and therefore not risk hurting my father’s feelings. I fell asleep thinking that thought. I guess a few days went by and my wife and I started discussing the name change again. After a few minutes I took out my birth certificate to have another look at. When I did I had to ask my wife more than twice if the last time she saw my birth certificate if it had my surname from birth on it and not my adopted name. She confirmed that in fact the last time, a few days prior when she saw my birth certificate it did indeed have my birth name in it not my adopted name. I couldn’t believe what I was seeing and she saw it too. My birth certificate now had my adopted name printed on it perfectly with no tale of fabrication. True story. Someone or something changed it for me. I do not have any reason to believe it may have been a human. I also have seen one definition of a word printed in a dictionary shown my wife only for it to disappear from the page forever. It was there and then it wasn’t. I have had more than one experience that proves to me that some people on this earth are able to read minds. Mine has been proven to me to be read. True story. I wonder what these experiences mean. Other than things are just not as they seem here on earth. That reality cannot be the definition we give it. That truth is not, cannot be as we percieve, apperceive or see it. With these thoughts and experiences I would like some ‘real Truth’s’ and some ‘True realities’. I find it a little sad thinking that if I am supposed to know I would. Just as if I am supposed to be ‘successful’ in this life I would be. For a lot of people I’m middle aged and a complete failure. I still search for Truth hoping to find accomplishment.

  131. June 14, 2015 2:42 am

    Stephen, thanks for sharing your thoughts and experiences. Good luck on your journey. I don’t know that everything that happens to us has a specific purpose or meaning, but I do think often we experience signposts that send us in a new direction. Then it’s up to us what we decide to do with them. Human life is a unique balance of free will and purpose. We each are seeking our own framework for moving forward. I wish you well in finding yours. – Lisa

  132. Kristina permalink
    June 23, 2015 6:40 pm

    This explains a lot !! I was always trying to find a word to my beliefs and now I have … Thank you !!

  133. peonybloomer permalink
    June 28, 2015 2:04 am

    A mystic doesn’t adhere to a concise, trendy 10 list blog post that spoon feeds ‘diagnostic signs’. One knows they are a seer regardless… One knows when the time comes and the individual is ready to go forward.

    These common lists about “check out the signs that you might be… (this and that)” and the comments that follow them, further to feed the ego rather than provide insight. They absolutely do not tell you whether or not you are that. Ask the question deep inside, and look for the answer.

  134. Anonymous permalink
    July 6, 2015 5:08 am

    i personally think that these are very superficial aspects of mysticism i.e. a yellow book version that would make a lot of people think they are mystics while they are really not. As a matter of fact if these criteria are your measuring sticks for classifying yourself as a mystic without a profound internal transformation than you probably are not. Perhaps you are a hippie but definitely not a mystic…..please understand the deeper meanings of true mysticism rather than these superficial ones and perhaps you can explain it better.

  135. July 6, 2015 8:30 pm

    Hi PeonyBloomer and Anonymous, the word mystic is used in a lot of different ways across different spiritual traditions, and this was just meant to be a fun post (written years ago at this point) to highlight the way I am using it here, which is really as a way of distinguishing a personal, individual approach to spirituality as opposed to an organizational one. I have been amazed at the responses to this post over the years, which I have never marketed, but has just had a life of its own. Some of the responses are offensive to me, and others are just odd to me, but for the most part I have opted to leave them alone, in the interest of free speech, and in the interest of allowing people to connect at whatever level, in whatever way, they want, to their own spirituality.

  136. November 26, 2015 9:05 pm

    I;m not a Mystic just cuious I had been Schizophrenic for the last 29 years & momonamic…

  137. December 9, 2015 8:53 pm

    Hi Joselito, I hope you find peace.

  138. Darrell permalink
    December 19, 2015 4:03 am

    That is true Im a mystic you hit it right on the head. I felt like you were explaining me

  139. Anonymous permalink
    December 21, 2015 10:30 am

    Interest in the subject is a sure sign
    One has a pull towards experiencing union mystica.
    Also willing to be a surrendered vehicle for God’s will.
    With Love

  140. Anonymous permalink
    December 29, 2015 8:23 pm

    Hello mommymystic,

    My name is Sandee and I do believe, based on your post, that I am a mystic. I know that I am and always have been different, and for much of my life have been clairvoyant. So I also wonder what exactly I am (an empath, lightworker?) and how to apply it to helping other people in my life.

  141. anu permalink
    January 12, 2016 9:04 am

    True true I feel all of the above

  142. Christine permalink
    February 15, 2016 12:26 am

    I have always been one, but only recently realized that I was one. As a very young child, I had visions, which I called “nightmares while I’m awake,” since I wasn’t sleeping when they came to me, and they were terrifying. I didn’t have many experiences like that between my early youth (ages 3-7), and when I was in my mid-30s. But the things I saw as a child came true in my adult life around that age, and I had to figure out what was happening, how that could be. Since then I’ve met my animal spirit guides and have understood better why people are so hostile to me – I look normal, but I don’t behave according to the expectations they have of ‘normal’ people. I think my own way, pursue truth without any inclination to have that process controlled or guided by others, beyond my spirit guides and, of course, God. My first words, I’m told, were “I don’t know.” And it’s usually my first thought about any matter to this day. I see things others don’t, it’s true, and I know things that others seem to be totally unaware of, but at the same time, I usually feel I don’t know anything, really, except that I am acutely aware of the existence of what is sometimes called ‘the Great Mystery’, and I can almost always read a person’s hidden motives (motives they hide from themselves and,or from others). It makes me feel often not like I’m living in a mystic’s bliss, but like a stranger, in a strange land, where what means the most to me means almost nothing to those around me. I haven’t found my place in life, but at least now I know a bit better why I’ve had trouble fitting in. It took me four decades to really get that people don’t see, won’t see and, or can’t see what I am seeing in most situations. Sometimes I let it make me angry, and I want to shout at them, “Can’t you see? What’s wrong with you?”, and that, of course, needs to stop. I am still getting used to what others can see and can’t in comparison, and it can be really confusing, because there really wasn’t a time when I could not read what others want to hide. It’s hard to know how others see things, in other words. Sorry to go on and on, hope no one minds. I just don’t have people I can talk to about these things, and sometimes the pressure over-cooks me, and I spill the beans.

  143. Christine permalink
    February 15, 2016 5:23 pm

    p.s. I’m not sure I made complete sense above, I wrote that when I was a little sleepy 😀 At the end, I was trying to say that it’s hard to know how to communicate effectively with others because I don’t know what it’s like to not be able to see what I see. So many times I have assumed others were seeing what I was seeing, because it’s so obvious to me that it’s there (truths that are operative in every day situations, for example), and I talk about things with others as if they know they’re there, too. And then it turns out they think I’m making trouble because I’m talking about things that they aren’t receptive to, ideas about how things are. I mean, for an extreme example,it’s as if I can see that the world is on fire, and there are flames and smoke all around, and no one but me is interested in, say, picking up a bucket of water to do anything about it, because they see none of the danger. And then I pick up the water and throw it all around, and they can’t understand why I’m doing it. That’s how it feels most of the time. … except for me, the fires I see are the lies that other people use to ‘steal light’ from others. By stealing light, I just mean they manipulate circumstances using distortion to gain what belongs rightfully to others (benefits of hard work, money, status, opportunities, and so forth). There’s a 10 foot wall between what I see and what I can communicate to others.
    By the way, I’ll mention this because I saw a person above wrote about palmistry, too. I saw a palm-reader once or twice, and she told me the same thing as the other person mentioned above, that my intuition is clairvoyant, that I have the gift, and that I need a lot of quiet time alone to delve deep into thought and contemplation in order to discover what it is I’m here to do in this life with the gifts I’ve been given.
    The fact is that I can see I have been given gifts, many of them, and they have the potential to be beautiful, the problem is that until you learn how to use them effectively, they can operate like curses. Using them in ineffective ways is disruptive, and comes with negative consequences. Lots of them. Right now, I’m working to learn how to ‘translate’ the hidden truths I see into actions and words that are useful to others, even if they can’t see what I can see. I’m extremely bad at it, but I’ve had a few shining moments of success, as well.
    To end where I began, it’s extremely difficult to do this, because i can’t tell very well what others are and are not seeing until I’ve over-stepped the bounds of their perception (but when I do,I get a nice kick in the face that tells me, in a manner of speaking). One method I’ve learned is to not talk about what people are doing and aren’t doing. If I communicate something it has to be about a truth that needs to be brought to light about an issue/situation/principle so that others can more easily perceive what the person who is up to no good is actually doing. It would be so much easier if I could just go around pointing and shouting ‘liar, liar’ where I see liars at work, and get people to believe me, but really, that just gets a mystic burned at the stake, metaphorically or otherwise. I’ve learned the hard way that what is seen by some, but not most others, requires ‘translation’. I’m so bad at it that it’s exhausting at times, but I also think it’s the only way for me to put to use what insight I’ve been given, and be effective for the good in situations. I think if I work at it, I’ll get better at it. And in any case, this method of ‘translation’ is rooted in an ethical truth that I believe in – don’t judge others (even people who do the worst things and you know they’re doing them!).
    I now tell myself, “See in the dark, but work in the light.” The immature version of me just wants to run and tell authority figures what I see and have them solve all the problems. The maturing me knows I need to be the problem solver, and to do this, I have learn how to work to reveal the truths that would make it harder for lies and distortions to be operative in the first place. I have to do this without pointing fingers or talking about people, I have to do it by expressing truths that are being ignored, in an impersonal way. I wonder if anyone out there struggles with these kinds of issues as well.

  144. February 21, 2016 11:47 pm

    Hi Christine, I think most people who value their intuition in this day and age (regardless of whether or not they call themselves a ‘mystic’) struggle with these kinds of things at least some of the time, because culturally we do not really value other ways of knowing besides intellectual knowledge. We do not have many models for how to process and share intuitive knowledge, and we cannot be guaranteed that others will receive it well when we express it. Then also there is the issue of learning to use these gifts, as you mentioned, as it is so easy for our own ego or issues to cloud our vision. So to me this is really the heart of the mystic’s path in this day and age – learning how to value insights that come to us through various intuitive means, how to assess them for validity (which requires a rare level of self-awareness, to assure we aren’t simply fabricating what we want to see), and how to align ourselves with the light/Source/God/Truth (whatever word someone chooses to use) in such a way that our gift is used only for positive purposes. And then there is the question of free will, and recognizing that from a spiritual perspective individuals are here to learn all sorts of lessons on their own, so sometimes even if we do see something clearly, it may not be beneficial, or our place, to say something.
    Balancing all of this is why the mystic’s path is said to be like walking a razor’s edge…But there are more and more good teachers out there, so I do think more resources are becoming available to people all of the time…

  145. Christine permalink
    February 22, 2016 7:23 am

    Thank you for your reply and your thoughts about the issues. For me, I know I stop getting visions/insights/flashes of information generally when I am not aligned with light/Truth/God, and when ego is in the driver’s seat. I think that’s why I didn’t have many strong ‘mystic’ experiences while I was growing up (between 7 yrs and 38 years old). During those years, I learned to ignore what I was seeing, and to simply keep quiet when I thought something was wrong (when I was reading hidden motives). That is, the ability to see hidden motives has always been with me, but I shut it down for most of my life, because when I see things, they tend to be exactly what others wish to hide, and talking about them encourages different kinds of abuse, when one is a young girl or woman, who doesn’t really know what she’s dealing with in herself, let alone in others. In any case, I think my ability to receive insights and understand increases when I see that I am a part of something that is larger than myself. It’s hard to explain, and it’s late, so this may not make a lot of sense. I do enjoy your posts, thanks again for your thoughts and comments.

  146. Christine permalink
    February 22, 2016 7:31 am

    p.s. by ‘ego’ I mean the false aspects of self. Sometimes ego can be used to mean self-importance, but I don’t want to use it that way in this case. My ego as I was growing up got warped in a way that made me want to deny myself my own insights. I learned to deny my own identity in order to better fit in. So I essentially lived a lie to make life ‘easier’ for me and others, and didn’t know I was doing it.

  147. Christine permalink
    February 22, 2016 9:50 pm

    Hello again, I think I’m posting too much, so I’ll make this my last, but I was wandering across the Internet today and came across this commentary on a biblical passage (Luke 11:35). I can’t fully agree that we have to take sole responsibility for the reactions that the expression of our truths bring out in others (my view is that sometimes haters just want to hate, and even the most benign sign of beauty, truth or light will cause them to recoil and spew abuse), but over all, this commentary seemed to fit what we were discussing so well that I thought I’d share it, and now I’ll leave it at that 🙂

    “Luke 11:35 is from Luke’s version of Jesus’ teachings that Matthew presents as the Sermon on the Mount (see Mt. 6:22). Jesus begins the thought by noting that no one lights a lamp and then puts it in the cellar, or under a bushel, so that the light would accomplish nothing. A light is meant to be shared. So it is with the spiritual truth that he is teaching—the indwelling Christ Presence that is our true identity and our Oneness with God. It’s not enough to know it; we have to hold its light high so that it dissolves the darkness and transforms the world around us. And if the spiritual belief we affirm does not create light, but rather contributes to the enveloping darkness, then we have to ‘rethink’ the way in which we’re expressing it. You ask how we know, and I think Jesus explains that elsewhere in the Sermon on the Mount: “by their fruits you will know them.” If our spiritual energies are generating anger, judgment of others, arrogance, then truly our ‘”light” is contributing to the darkness. We are simply to allow our inner light to shine. We don’t decide where that light should go, or who deserves it, or what others have to do or believe in order to receive it. We let the light shine, and the infinite Light and Love of God take it from there. So the key, I think, is in not just congratulating ourselves on our spiritual light, but being very aware of the effect our light is having on the world around us.”


  148. Milena D permalink
    March 11, 2016 8:30 am

    For me it is a search for sacred way of leaving. And you summarize this search beautifully above! ❤ Thank you!

  149. April 28, 2016 1:38 pm

    I had never heard anything about Mystics or I don’t think that I have. If I did, it was not as a form of loving God as their main reason for existence.

    I am truly confused right now, and I don’t like some of the stuff that I am learning, but even more, I don’t understand why these things are happening to me.

    I was just a woman Baptized in the Holy Spirit and digging into the Bible to find out what it was that I have surely been missing for the last forty years.

    What I found was a God that shows me awesome things that I had never known. Things that are of great value and make me want to help more people and do anything I can to open eyes and heal the broken.

    I recently had a vision during the March full moon. I didn’t understand what was happening, and I made my husband get out of bed at 4:44 am to look out the window with me as the light was so bright shining into our bedroom window that I knew it was God trying to get my attention. What I discovered was the moon and then what appeared to be a hologram of the moon next to it. It seemed like it was probably just a reflection of light that was causing this to be seen like it was in the sky, but when my husband said that it was just our eyes playing tricks on us, I knew it was more. That doesn’t happen for two people, and when I was able to photograph it and video it, I knew it was definitely real.
    There was also a red beam of light that seemed to be shining from the sky into my backyard. I had no clue why or what it was coming from. After a few minutes, the lights on the apartment complex behind my home all appeared as double vision and the air was filled with a mist and it was not at all anything that I could explain as normal. Honestly, I felt like I was in a Twilight Zone episode from years ago! My husband had gone immediately back to bed and I knew that no one would ever believe me, so I recorded what I was seeing with my cell phone.

    I decided that I needed to just go back to bed after a few minutes because it seemed like I was going crazy and just needed sleep.

    The next afternoon I started looking through the photos and videos and I noticed several things that I had not seen at the time they were happening. One of the things being a smoke or vapor type stream of air coming out of the moon. It was very odd, and It was very clear to see it happening in the videos, and the next thing that I noticed was the red beam in my back yard was going all the way up to the moon, but just wasn’t visible in the dark parts of the sky, but the shadow or silhouette was visible in front of the moon and it was the exact image that I had seen a few days earlier of Jesus.

    Not everyone could see this in the photo, but when I would pray and ask God to give them eyes to see truth in the photos, all of those people were shocked to say they could suddenly see the image.

    I had actual proof of that night, so most people seemed to believe it, but a few days later something bigger and better happened! What was such an awesome and incredible experience for me though, proved to make everyone else start to think I was crazy.

    I was looking out my window after taking a shower because the sunlight was shining so brightly through the curtain that I had to see what God was doing in the sky. What I saw was simply breathtaking and bizarre at the same time. It started as a Vapor again and a mist in the air, and as I looked up a voice asked me what did I see. I said that I saw what appeared to be a whirling wind in the sky, and the voice said that it was the changing of the tides and the winds that were being turned by my prayers and deep love that I had shown by praying day and night for complete strangers as I would pass them on the freeway or drive through a poor area of town.
    I heard the voice tell me that I was His Beloved child and He had created me for His good works. He told me several things that I did not know before that day, and as I thought about them after they all made perfect and simple sense and lined up with scripture.
    I don’t have time to share more now because I need to be at a meeting this morning for a foster care ministry that I have been working so hard to get started at my church, but I wanted to share what I could for now, in hope of someone understanding these things, so that I don’t have to be in an isolated bubble of joy and yet be feeling great loneliness, because no one believes what I know was real.

  150. May 3, 2016 5:32 pm

    Jweninger, thanks for sharing your experiences. I am continually amazed at the sharings this post has generated and hope others will find truth that resonates for them through it.

  151. June 16, 2016 11:43 pm

    I am mystic too

  152. Gwen Tomandao permalink
    July 26, 2016 11:45 pm

    That’s me….and yes I am ..oh my god!

  153. July 28, 2016 7:52 am

    Ab”soul”utely IAM A Mystic Goddess…. Always Have Been ;} #alwaysandforever ~thegoddessofstl

  154. Rahul permalink
    August 14, 2016 11:31 am

    Mystic or mystism means pure awareness just aware.aware about u and only u because u are the universe.

  155. Ameka Okoro permalink
    November 30, 2016 1:03 pm

    I appreciate the explanation you gave about mystics and mysticism, which many find it difficult to understand, in that regard i want to thank you very much for encouraging me practice. I need your assistance.

  156. Anonymous permalink
    December 14, 2016 5:43 am

    A priest told me I was a mystical person and have been from birth and a nun also told me I was placed on this earth to heal others! My mother tried to abort me several times and I wouldnt die and when I was 3 months old she fed me poison and I just wouldn’t die! As I was grounding up I would have theses dreams of stars in the sky but each star had a face on it! Complete strangers would tell me why they didn’t name me Angela because I should of been an angel, an Indian man told me I was a healer and had many gifts and really didn’t realize who I was and anything dead I can give it life…I don’t get sick, I can go without sleep for 3days and without food, don’t run out of energy or get tired, I can feel people’s spirits and can sence death on people and let them know at what level in purgortary they are at on earth and most of the Saints have appeared to me and Teresa of Avila was one of them and St. Padre Pio carried me in his arms and the Virgin Mary appeared to me and told me to do her a favor but to think about it and I yes without thinking about it and she said to defend her son Jesus because she knows I would die doing it! I have had dreams of Jesus and have pulled his beard and he said I have made it to the ocean of Mercy of love! Sometimes I worry because I’m called too many names the messenger, the prophet, the vessel of God, the golden child, the rainbow, I even had a dream of John Pope the ll and 7 white doves flying over my head and my priest told me he saw a huge white dove over my head. And all the Saints are my best friends and I’m guessing because they are my family since I was born on Nov. 1 all Saints Day and the Ark Angels guard me and the Greek Gods appear to in the sky The Ark Angel St. Uriel appeared to me to protect me and Satan has appeared to me and has tried to kill me scare me but I just laugh at him and tell him he better not mess with me or the Virgin Mary will defend me and Satan hates me and told me he doesn’t want anything with me because I’m already immortal and the word scared me when I first heard it but I looked it up and I’m OK with now and I feel I’m very mystical and a star because anything I hear I have to research it til I’m fully satisfied and I don’t even believe the priest because God came to me in a dream and said I would be guided thru the Holy Spirit and I’m not a very liked person or fit in groups I’ve never been a follower or a peace keeper I’m a peace maker and a self starter. People are afraid of me because I’m too brutly honest and speak from the heart but even the prohets were hated because they are like Gods attorneys and that’s why bring to you what God has against you! Oh I consider myself Gods mystical servant and I tell people if they don’t want me to know their past then to pray to God to take the gift from me and my Chief Lokota Chief Indian ancestral family sometimes I wish I was dead already! I’m so ready to go home! Thanks for your time!!!

  157. December 17, 2016 1:02 am

    Anonymous, I wish you well and hope you find some peace and acceptance. Blessings-

  158. david permalink
    March 17, 2017 8:21 pm

    I want to practice mystic and I need your help.

  159. Patti permalink
    April 4, 2017 7:14 pm

    Yes, I agree

  160. shaziahatoon permalink
    November 10, 2017 10:57 pm

    Love your article.
    Thank you.
    Am i a mystic?….
    Connect with me hun.
    Face book healing touch with shazia
    You may connect on my mystic Instagram page.

  161. Janelle allen (Sharon) permalink
    November 23, 2017 11:11 pm

    Tell me more…looking for love…more life…

  162. March 26, 2018 8:32 pm

    I think there are varying degrees of mysticism. Like you said, some see spirits, others are psychic and so on. But ultimately it comes down to the expression of the divine. Even in devotion, there are varying degrees. Some may carve out time to connect and reflect while others may walk the path in its entirety. No better or worst, since everyone’s role is different in the greater plan.

    I myself was only exposed to the idea of mystic recently even though I’ve had numerous experiences urging me in the direction. (just didn’t realize the label) I am trying to live my life in accordance to divine intuition and guidance and is writing things down as I experience it. Because I’m working on full surrendering, I find myself sometimes torn between the exterior success and the act of trusting in the universe to provide abundance. Would love to hear any feedback or thoughts.
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  163. April 3, 2018 10:40 pm

    Hi Jennifer, thanks for your thoughts. I think the issue you asked for feedback on – being ‘torn between the exterior success and the act of trusting in the universe to provide abundance’ is a common one these days for anyone with mystic proclivities. Few of us live in a world where mystics are provided for by a community, it just isn’t part of our model any more. So we have to make our way in the world, and balance it all, and that requires a constant balance between pragmatic life skills and decisions, and trusting in our intuition and the messages we are receiving. The main risk I have seen is of disassociating or spiritual bypassing – checking out of the world in the belief that that is what the universe is saying when in fact someone just has trouble facing certain issues. So they think they are receiving intuitive guidance but in fact are hiding from something they need to work through or face in the world. On the other hand, there are those who have achieved great material wealth through pedaling a spiritual message that they are not living in accordance with. So it can go both ways – we can always fool ourselves when it comes to this balance between worldly success and our spirituality. I think the key is self-awareness, constant self-assessment, and ideally qualified mentor(s) or teacher(s) to help us along the way to help us assess each step. Good luck to you- Lisa

  164. Anonymous permalink
    May 1, 2018 5:21 am

    I think I am and always been

  165. Daksh dwivedi permalink
    September 3, 2018 2:25 am

    Yes i am . I ask a lot of questions . About every thing..

  166. Anonymous permalink
    November 8, 2018 12:07 pm

    Great article. Beautiful description. Mystics are not initiated. We are born.❤💞🌷😘

  167. March 11, 2019 2:08 pm

    nice … i read all.. but there is no such thing as “my spiritual is dull than other’s”.. the on surface level we all have different experiences but the fundamental is same, search of truth is same. the core is same.. the “individuality” is just an idea… in reality there is no separateness or such individual thing… in human experience we are bound to some biological clock temporarily.. so astral travel these things came out of imagination. people use to say my mind went somewhere but in real mind or thought is one of the senses to use, not to travel.. similarly astral travel these are like distractions.. nothing to do with realization and enlightenment. infact not all happens in same level or in instant unless is not in one’s perception or consciousness.. grounding is equally very important… it is not about being super human but being human is super… humans born with two legs to walk on the Earth, not to fly away. sometimes our purpose differs or how much the burning of a desire or curiosity level a person have, accordingly pir senses get adjusted to that… and a person should not experience something which is not in his/her perception or without pure 100% wisdom in that from space/universe itself rather from other’s thoughts or books or teachers or phylosophies or beliefs or fantasies which are limited just within human minds…. i hope my words make sense.. one can recommend to see videos of sadhguru jaggi vasudev who is mystic, realized enlightening human, if interested… some people follow but he said no need to follow any person, cause human can seek answers through within, i.e. universe/cosmos itself anytime once a person’s thought, emotions and fantasies shutdown or just let it go(absent when observed) then the real beingness shows or happens. _/|\_ and mystic means hollow inside, there is no you or me, but universe itself, i.e. nothingness a medium. this is my perception and realization finally… everything is miracle from seed to plant, from amoeba to human…hence devine .

  168. March 19, 2019 11:41 pm

    Very well said! Thank you. I totally relate!!

  169. Camree Pearson permalink
    September 28, 2019 10:36 pm

    I had a very intense reading done and we came to the conclusion that I was an Earth angel of some type. I did some reading on it and I felt like I really didn’t relate to any of the descriptions 100%. Mins I did more research where it was determined I was a “hybrid” and after doing MORE research it led me to believe I possible am a mystic angel. That lead me to your page and I relate to everything you just wrote 100%. They said a mystic angel is a hybrid o f both incarnated angels and wise ones, yet I guess I want to know why I relate to what you posted. Am I 3 things?

  170. October 8, 2019 3:47 am

    Hi Camree, the honest answer is I don’t know! My own experience is that different spiritual traditions have different ways of describing soul types, and that ultimately they are each ways of trying to put labels and words on things that cannot be fully understand in words. Hence the ‘mystery’. Personally I think that the process of questioning is helpful in terms of self-discovery, but that really trying to pin down a category for ourselves in this ways is usually not that helpful, and may even limit us, as any label can. But that is just my personal opinion. Good luck in your seeking. Lisa

  171. October 30, 2019 11:50 pm

    Thanks for visiting my blog and yes, I guess I am a Mystic. I love how you describe it – everything resonates. My own spiritual path has been quite unexpected as my spiritual practice is doing healing work (these days using hypnotherapy) and writing. I’ve never considered myself a traditional seeker who does things like meditates and does yoga, yet I’m very curious and follow my intuition. (My jazz is energy healing and changing consciousness).

  172. October 31, 2019 5:51 pm

    Thank you mariner2mother for visiting and commenting. Yes – energy healing and changing consciousness is my jazz too! Lisa

  173. November 11, 2019 9:25 pm

    When I read #2 I got a chuckle. I just told someone recently that I want to know the HOW and WHY of everything.
    I’ve referred to my spiritual beliefs as a mish-mash of mostly eastern with some Native American and random other thoughts.

    Thank you for this post. You put into words a lot of thoughts that have been bouncing around in my headspace.


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