Knowledge ignites the mystique of the soul journey, leading to personal growth. — ShadowsPub
The word “mystique” is a relative newcomer to the English language, having come into use in the early 20th century. It is derived from the Latin ‘mysticus,’ meaning ‘mystical’. The word ‘mystical’ comes from the Greek ‘mystikos’ and is associated with mystery and secret rites.
English use of the mystique generally refers to something with the quality of mystery, glamour or power associated with something or someone enigmatic or fascinating. A blend of mystery, allure and respect is attached to the mystique.
Mystique is not just about being mysterious; it’s about being intriguingly incomprehensible. Give that a moment to sink in. Now, think about the journeys of personal and spiritual growth. It might be just me, but a definite mystique is attached.
Once the spark ignited the journey, I found I was like a moth to flame. I’m drawn to it to explore, learn, gain insight, and, most importantly, work on actively integrating the journey into my life. The mystery of how past experiences impact my current worldview and responses is an ongoing quest, as is the mystery of the presence of divine energy and its impact on my life.
My journey takes place through the pages of books and the valued input of others I trust who are on a similar journey. There is no right or wrong way to take the journey, each of us must find the path that resonates with our way of learning. I have a friend who doesn’t read, yet he’s still a seeker of knowledge and understanding.
I’ve felt drawn to write the Word of the Day reflections. They are my way of sharing my journey with you in a way I’m comfortable doing. I create images based on a single word, then a quote based on the image and then the reflection. I get to use creativity to share.
So, why do I feel drawn to share? It’s an acknowledgement of the interconnectedness of every living thing. My journey isn’t your journey. Some of my journeys may resonate and help you on yours. You in turn will be drawn to share your journey in your way.