NOVEMBER 2010

 

 

Nilufer Coskun – Besiktas / Turkey


The mystical experiences in your novel were very impressive. What is your interpretation of the meaning of mysticism, and can everyone experience mysticism in daily life?

 

The mystical world consists of channels that help connect us with our Essence, and so a mystical experience encourages us to discover our unique sensibility, since it connects us to the universe, and helps define our role in the world. It assists us to recognize our life mission; this deep desire inside that makes us want to become what we truly are destined to be. In response to your second question, it’s not the external circumstances that determine how we live our experiences, but our own level of consciousness. People can experience things very differently under identical circumstances depending on their awareness of the deeper meaning of their life events.



 

Christina McDonald – Montreal / Canada

 

Is it possible to attain perfection?

 

When we look at the world, what do we see? We see that the world is as it is; natural. So if there is any perfection, it is the perfection of what is, not what we think it should be. By developing this attentive attitude to our already perfect nature, we understand that reaching perfection is nothing more than being liberated from what has been socially and culturally imposed upon us.



 

Barbara Sajovitz – Villach / Austria


It seems that mankind has developed an ever increasing desire to control their environment. What is your opinion?

 

The desire for control is cultivated within us from an early age, and further encouraged by our socialization process. In the competitive society that we live in, we‘ve been taught that controlling our environment is the key to success. Although it’s obvious that we need to maintain a certain level of control in some elementary aspects of our life, many of us feel that control is the ultimate tool for success in any area of life. Clearly, control cannot have a satisfying conclusiveness since we’re constantly competing with an opponent, Nature, who also seeks control. And so the desire for control leads to endless competition and maintains the illusion that there must be winners and losers. This illusion is the source of the preconceptions that engender competitive thoughts and actions. By being aware of this, we can surrender our desire to control, and therefore find mental clarity.



 

Ayhan Yabatu – Sanliurfa / Turkey


You write that music has a spiritual element. What do you mean by this?

Music is clear and cohesive sound. Musicians try to unite rhythm, melody, tempo, harmony and narration to produce clarity and cohesiveness or unity of sound. The creative process of composing music is the exploration of a higher order by the musician. When musical cohesiveness is attained, it touches us deeply to the core and alters our emotional energy, making this experience similar to that of a spiritual one.



 

Cary Neeper – Santa Fe (N.M) / USA


Can everyone do intuitive writing? What does it signify to you personally?

 

Intuitive writing essentially means writing in a way that is spontaneous and natural; it is never forced. But to write intuitively, it’s necessary to combine both discipline and receptivity: discipline is needed for focus and motivation, and receptivity is needed to recognize inspiration or insights as they occur. When we’re able to combine these two elements effectively, we nurture the ability to focus on our creative consciousness; a state where we’re able to recognize clearly what should be written. With practice, this process becomes naturally easier, and so a writing style is developed. For me, writing is a continuous process that involves intuitive contemplation, evaluation, and questioning; a process where I’m motivated by a deep desire for truth, and union with a higher level of consciousness.



 

Bogoz Gevork – Erevan / Armenia


How would you describe spiritual work?

 

What makes work spiritual is the element of truth- it attempts to give clarity by inciting us to discover and develop the spiritual reality within us.  The author of spiritual texts, through his writings, searches for liberation of the false and unjust, and attempts a closer unity to reality or truth.