- Mar 2013
- Edwardsville, Illinois, USA
I think that practical mysticism stems from the recognition of the connectedness of all things, which results from the unity of all things. All things are connected, which means practical things are connected to esoteric things. You can ignore the esoteric and focus on the practical, but ignoring something doesn't mean it's not there. Or you can ignore the practical and focus on the esoteric, but that is not a good idea, and bad things can result from it. Or, we can acknowledge that practical things in our everyday lives all have spiritual connections and implications, and spiritual forces of the Heavenly Kingdom are constantly at work all around us and through us. We can channel and reflect these spiritual forces from God for practical effect, by putting our faith into action.