There is only one Reality. Any distinction between natural and supernatural, sacred and profane, is a bogus one (Frame).
God has let us in on “the mystery of his purpose, the hidden plan” (Ephesians 1:9). And it sure is hidden, so well hidden that few saw it, the plan God so kindly made “from the very beginning in Christ.” “Christ” is the name for God’s plan to materialize his formless Spirit. This is very clear in Colossians 1:15-20, Ephesians 1:3-14, and John 1:1-5, but you cannot see what you were never told to pay attention to. The divine, it seems, wants to manifest itself in visible form. This mystery is going to keep being recapitulated at every level of creation as it evolves, as it emerges, and then the real “second coming of Christ” is the recognition that it’s been the Christ all along!
True Self and Godself
Evelyn Underhill defines mysticism as “an overwhelming consciousness of God and an overwhelming consciousness of one’s own soul at the same time.” In my experience, that is exactly what I see happening. There’s this wonderful sense of my own value, my own significance, my own validation from above and beyond me. “I was once blind, but now I see.” I once was nobody and now I’m everybody—and this change in self-image is simultaneous with a discovery of a true and all-accepting image of God. No wonder so many people cry, laugh, or sing in tongues when this happens. Their proper boundaries are blown away.