This is brief story of Bro. Erle Argonza, of my journey to the Path of Transcendence, the Path of the mystic.
As a child I was what one can consider an 'indigo child' or 'crystal child', or one with the marks of a recent arrival from other galaxies. I was very contemplative, intraverted, reflective at a young age. I demonstrated genius at pre-school age, but experienced the trauma of going through regular programs without provisions for special children of genius. My parents were then financially unstable during my childhood, there were conflicts among my older kins, and all these events, coupled with my sickliness, were traumatic for me.
All along my childhood I sensed that there was a high and mighty divine being guarding me, comforting me during my melancholic moments. Later in life I realized that he was the Arcangel Michael. He guarded me till age 36, by which time guardianship transferred to my guru, the master EMK.
I wanted to become a priest early in life, but never had the strength to tell my parents my desire to become one. But in high school I discovered the sinful life that priests were mired in, and this caused me great confusion.
As a college freshman, at age 17, my faith nose-dived. I raised too many questions that nobody around me could answer. Curiously, I went around diverse religious groups to make sociological observations about them and see whether they can supply me with my answers to many enigmas confronting me. No such group emerged, and to my deep chagrin I realized that all religions were the same: dogma factories. I was practically atheistic for about a year...
Until a life-changing event happened during my 2nd year in college. In a dream I encountered a divine figure, so infinitely loving and so comforting as he blasted me with immense love. For the first time in my life, I felt such a magnitude of love blasting me. I woke up weeping, thinking it was God the Father who manifested before me.
From then on, my study of metaphysics, including eastern spirituality, esoteric philosophy & mystical science, hastened. My Guru was guiding me all along. I was so hungry for new knowledge about the sciences, UFOs and ETIs, mystical experiences, paranormal phenomenon, angels, divas and elementals, divination, meditation, and so on. I felt the continuous presence of the holy figure I saw in my dream, and quite periodically he would re-appear in my dreams though in quite symbolic form, giving me lessons in life and instructions for practical & study undertakings.
I also met every interesting seeker-freethinker fellow I could meet along the way. While still in college, a psychologist, Dr. Alfredo Lagmay, taught yoga meditation right inside our classroom. More readings, meditations, discussions, readings, meditations, discussions ensued...Fast-track onwards to 1994 when I met a Filipino guru who initiated me int the cosmic order of mystics.
I've surely found what I was looking for in life. But the journey is not over yet. I am now moving on to the guru phase of my life. This is the last phase of my Mystic phase as a whole. If I make it good, I would become a spiritual master, or Master of Wisdom, within this life or maybe when I cross over after physical death.
Let the I Am Presence guide me always along the way! Aum. Om Tat Sat Om. Aum.