From the Author
During the 15th Century, the Spanish Inquisitionpunished people who had otherworldly experiences with God. Anyone who was ahealer or had intuitive knowing of God was burned at the stake. According thechurch, the only way a person could hear the word of God was through a priestor minister. Today the term "mystic" is associated with the occult, magic,astrology and tarot readings. I want to educate people to know that the mysticalis not dark magic nor should you be ostracized.
Being a mystic is a spiritual, religious, and transcendentalexperience. St. Theresa of Avila, a former Jewess was a Catholic nun and amystic in the 16th century. The Catholic Church venerates more than10,000 saints with many being mystics. Patron saints are often chosen todaybecause an interest, talent, or event in their lives overlaps with the specialarea. For example, St. Francis of Assisi was a mystic who loved nature and sohe is patron of ecologists. St. Francis de Sales was a mystical writer and sohe is patron of journalists and writers. St. Clare of Assisi, a mystic and thepatron of television because one Christmas when she was too ill to leave herbed she saw and heard Christmas Mass -- even though it was taking place milesaway. Angels are also named as patron saints.
I do not claim to be a saint. However, there are saintsamong us who do the work of loving service. In 1973, I discovered the MysticalTraveler Consciousness is in everyone. Stepping into the living love is like havinga flashlight in the darkness of the soul. With the Light of God throughexercising the living spirit within, you can step into an awareness that willlift and assist you in your life's lessons.
In this "AHA" book, "Do You Have a Dream?" 140 Insights intoBuilding Confidence, Overcoming Stress & Loving Yourself", you will have 140of my best insights to assist you in focusing on and discovering more of thewisdom, truth, and beauty within you.
Let go of the world around you, go inside, find your dreamand follow the adventure of making it come true.
In your day-to-day learning, if you find a unique way ofdreaming, pass it on. We on planet earth are students of life. Maybe you canshare and become a thought leader too.
"I dream for a living." Steven Spielberg
Grace Allison, Modern Mystic: I am a creative, enthusiastic,visionary who enjoys making a difference through service.