We live in the midst of a spiritual industry. Selling stillness. Wordy books on silence. Monetizing meditation. Nevertheless, true mystics remain among us. A mystic is one who has a direct encounter with the Eternal Light, with God, with Source, or whatever name you choose to refer to the Divine. I like the term Tao because it points towards that which cannot be named.

Madame Guyon suffered greatly in her life for her simple belief that one can have perpetual communion with the Divine through Christ. Or as Jesus put it, I and the Father are one (John 10:30). Jesus also prayed that his disciples would experience oneness with the Father (John 17:22) as he did. So why would the institutional church – in this case the Roman Catholics hierarchy – condemn such an example of faith? If the average person understood that they need no mediator – other than Jesus Christ – to have a direct experience of God, what does this do to the church hierarchy (i.e., bishops, priests, deacons, spiritual directors, etc.)? The Great Spirit sets us free to experience the Kingdom of God that is within us (Luke 17:21).

Madame Guyon is in the lineage of many other saints and sages who call us to live from the Spirit. The Great Spirit that roots us in love, joy, and peace. Will your life be a witness to the beauty of the Eternal Light working through you? Be Love. Be Light. Be a blessing to all.

anthony glenn miller

Jesus stated:

I will remain in the world no longer, but they are still in the world, and I am coming to you. Holy Father, protect them by the power of your name, the name you gave me, so that they may be one as we are one.

John 17:11