When Love has lifted us above objects, above darkness, into the Holy Light, we are transfigured by The Eternal Word, like unto the father….
We contemplate what we are and we are what we contemplate…Contemplation of the super essential passes into communion. Yet this contemplation has a furthur stage when life dies and love fails. For as we enter the darkness we are seized by the single ray, which : shining from the ocean of light where dwells our peace, immerses us in The Super Essential…
Words cannot reveal it, silence has no power to hold it within its bounds; intelligence, reason, the creature itself, all are transcended.
This simple possession By God is life eternal enjoyed in the fathomless abyss. It is herein, beyond reason that we await the Peace of The Divine changelessness."
- Van Ruysbroeck (17th Century Mystic)