First, it’s a good idea to subscribe to The Mystical Christ. Just click the Subscribe button at the bottom of the page. Don’t worry, it’s free. By subscribing, you will be notified when something new appears on the site. It is also a good way to stay connected. In a busy world, it helps to be reminded to study and do the exercises.
Next, start a spiritual journal. This is very important. As you get closer to the God Being within you, insights will start to pour into your awareness. Write them down. Often, instructions will come a little at a time and won’t really make sense until all the pieces are in place. By keeping a record of what you receive in your meditation and reflections, you will begin to see the patterns, the whole picture of what the Teachers above are trying to give you.
Pick one of the Concentration Exercises and begin doing it as the instructions say. Concentration is the most important skill you must acquire to function well on the spiritual path. Without it, you are simply wasting your time. Many people begin with good intentions but lack the discipline to advance in their training. If you make a habit of doing the exercises as they are given, you will develop the strength you will need to endure the down-cycles, the discouragements that will inevitably come. Besides, if this is all you do in this course of study, you will have gained a skill that will change your life.
Begin reading any topic that you are drawn to. You will find them listed in the right-hand column of the page. It’s a good idea to read all the lessons of each topic together, but feel free to read any of the lessons you want. You might want to keep a journal of which lessons you have read so that you will make sure to read them all.
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I’m a priest and teacher trained in the Holy Order of MANS. I believe that understanding comes from direct experience, not from reading a mountain of books. I help people take charge of their spiritual life by providing them with a systematic, self-guided program designed to get the most out of their spiritual practice and to create a deep and fulfilling relationship with God.