The theme of this morning’s walk was liberation. The term liberation literally means that you were in a state of bondage. and that in some manner you have been set free. The term liberation has a time dimension to it. Either you are freed from some state in the future, or you have been liberated from some state in the past.

Spiritual consciousness would see that both past and future are an illusion. There is only the Now. Time is eternal. The illusion is that we are not liberated Since time is eternal. the fact is we are in the Now of eternality. Therefore, your liberation is a gift of the state of your being. It is your spiritual consciousness that brings this liberation to a level of spiritual awareness. This notion of spiritual awareness relating to eternality and liberation has various ramifications for the journey that we, as humans, are on in this present moment.

The concept that there is no future and there is no past brings into question the traditional religious views of what is in store for us after we die. Numerous words describe this depending on the religion to which a person may adhere. For the Christian, it is heaven. For the Buddhist, it is getting off the wheel. For the Hindu, it is settings one’s soul free from Karma and not having to return to an earthly state.

For a person who has had mystical experiences, eternality is an existing reality. The reality, though experiential, cannot be adequately described in words.

The spiritual principles of divine mystery and surrender are basic to the notion that you are already “set free.” You are already in eternity. The problem is all systems of organized religious beliefs and doctrines are based on illusions.

From Journey with a Modern Mystic written by Rev. Dr. David Kenneth Wheaton Ph.D. Read by Jodi Behan. © Rev. Dr. David Kenneth Wheaton Ph.D.