The seven degrees of ecstasy through which the mystic reaches the perfect state of theare described in the school of Sufism. The school of Sufism teaches about ecstasy. The state and secret of our level is revealed in Sufism, because this is the interior state of life in God.
While on the path of interior peace we must perform the will of God “on earth as it is in heaven.” This conformity to “the mild yoke” takes us through the narrow stretch and difficult path that leads us towards the light.
Everyone who works in the magisterium of fire must learn how to meditate on the seven churches. The mystic must profoundly focus his concentration on the Immolated Lamb. The mystic must pray, beseeching the beloved to awaken the longed for, disc, wheel, or faculty. Afterwards, when the supplication is done, the mystic must then search for refuge in the nothingness. His mind must remain silent and serene.
Illumination and ecstasy come when the mind is silent, when the mind is quiet.
Drowsiness in combination withproduces ecstasy.
God searches the nothingness in order to fill it.
Ecstasy has seven degrees of power:
The first is the fire that instructs and teaches us.
The second is the gnostic unction, which is a soft, solar liquor, that when diffused throughout the, teaches, corroborates, and prepares us in order to incarnate the truth.
The third is the mystical exaltation of the humble and sincere disciple.
The fourth is illumination.
The fifth is the internal joy of divine sweetness that emanates from the precious fountain of the Holy Spirit. This joy is for those who have “continuous. ”
The sixth is the decapitation of the “I.”
The seventh is the Venustic, the incarnation of the Son of Man within us.
There are other degrees of contemplation and ecstasy, such as: rapture, liquefaction, bliss, jubilation, osculation, embracement, transformation, etc.
When our mind becomes submerged within the nothingness, then the Lamb enters thein order to sup with her. Therefore, the nothingness is the medium utilized by the beloved in order to work within our , awakening centers and performing marvels. The divine spouse comes in order to betroth his through this nothingness, within the nuptial bridal bed of paradise.
Thus, this is the path for returning into the innocence of paradise. While submerged within the nothingness, thewill successfully experience the spiritual martyrdoms and the interior torments. God searches the nothingness in order to fill it.
Internalproduces changes in our internal bodies. Through it, the awakening of the arrives.
All human beings live within the supra-sensible worlds with theasleep. provokes the solemn awakening of the .
This awakening is like lightning in the night. This awakening of theoccurs during the normal sleep of our physical body. When this body sleeps we move ourselves in our internal vehicles.
When the body sleeps, thetravels throughout the superior worlds. When the awakens we stop dreaming. Then we live in the internal worlds in a state of intensified awareness. This is what is called “continuous . ”
Whosoever has awakened thelives awake in the superior worlds.
While in the supra-sensible worlds we feel the mystical beatitude of the ineffable light. Then, the past, the present, and the future harmonize within an eternal now.
There is no better pleasure than feeling one'sdetached. Then we taste the divine nectar of eternity, and we enter through the doors of the temples filled with joy and amidst the ineffable melodies of the great mysteries.
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