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5 Empowering Insights From Modern Day Mystics

Modern Day Mystics

As one embarks on the spiritual path it doesn’t take long for those in the new thought community to see throughout the 1800’s and early 1900’s, something profound took place.

There are times in history where it seems like a large number of people awaken to a higher level of life, a rise in consciousness. This was one of those times.

I know from my experience of reading, studying and continuing upon my spiritual path of unfoldment, many of the authors I study had their awakening during this time.

Where did they acquire their information? What spawned their spiritual transformation? How incredible is it that the wisdom they shared is still applicable to this day?

Let’s honor these modern day mystics and the impact the transcendental movement has had in the new thought community and beyond.

Enlightened Minds

So who are these people? Who are these individuals whose message has withstood the last century?

A few of these people I am sure you heard of, people like Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, and Napoleon Hill.

A few of the others you may not be as familiar with. These are people like Myrtle and Charles Fillmore who began the Unity movement, Ernest Holmes who began Church of Religious Science, Mary Baker Eddy who began Christian Science and others like Thomas Troward, Paramahansa Yogananda, Louisa May Alcott and the list goes on.

While this is a small list of a numerous modern day mystics, these people mentioned above have shared wisdom that reaches the depths of the soul, stimulates the mind and reminds the reader they are a part of an infinite universe.

I encourage you to explore the writings of these people and apply some of their teachings to your life. You never know where you’ll find a golden nugget of information that could completely transform your experience.

5 Empowering Insights From Modern Day Mystics

1 – Ernest Holmes – “I live in the faith that there is a Presence and Power greater than I am that nurtures and supports me in ways I could not even imagine. I know that this Presence is All knowing and All Power and is Always right where I am.” Ernest Holmes

2 – Myrtle Fillmore – “The light of God revealed to us—the thought came to me first—that life was of God, that we were inseparably one with the Source, and that we inherited from the divine and perfect Father. What that revelation did to me at first was not apparent to the senses. But it held my mind above negation, and I began to claim my birthright and to act as though I believed myself the child of God, filled with His life.”

3 – Mary Baker Eddy – “The recipe for beauty is to have less illusion and more Soul, to retreat from the belief of pain or pleasure in the body into the unchanging calm and glorious freedom of spiritual harmony.”

4 – Ralph Waldo Emerson – “None of us will ever accomplish anything excellent or commanding except when he listens to this whisper which is heard by him alone.”

5 – Paramahansa Yogananda – “You may control a mad elephant; You may shut the mouth of the bear and the tiger; Ride the lion and play with the cobra; By alchemy you may learn your livelihood; You may wander through the universe incognito; Make vassals of the gods; be ever youthful; You may walk in water and live in fire; But control of the mind is better and more difficult.”

Mystics of the Future  

One empowering truth is that these people who’ve had these profound awakenings are people who live and breath just like you and me.

Honor the mystic within yourself, move closer to truth and shine your limitless light into the world.

Peace. Happiness. Compassion. Respect.

Jeffon Seely

Jeffon Seely





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Center For Spiritual Living West Georgia