Bridging the Gap Between Christianity & Mysticism is a small book by spiritual counselor Ann Albers that can be helpful to anyone who is on his or her own inner quest for God and Christ.
Albers is best known for her work in communicating with angels and teaching others to do the same. I recently became more aware of her work through a friend who loaned me her copy of Bridging the Gap between Christianity & Mysticism.
Bridging the Gap is a short, quick read of only 81 pages that has been around for a few years. It is a transcript of a lecture that Albers gave in the summer of 2005, and it was published in book form later that year.
I have always considered myself to be spiritual but not necessarily religious. In recent years, as I work on my own spirituality to get closer to God I have developed a much deeper relationship with Jesus Christ within my life, but have also drawn upon the teachings of many other faiths in my quest for spiritual knowledge – learning that what resonates in my heart is where I am led to go on my own path. That path, for me, always leads back to Christ and more specifically the Christ Consciousness.
Albers puts into words how I have felt most my life and my own relationship to God that is outside of any religious construct.
In addition to sharing her own relationship with God and Christ, Albers talks about her upbringing as a Catholic and how she came to think of herself as a mystic but not following any particular religion. She shows that the “gap” – the differences between the two (mysticism and Christianity, and many other religions for that matter) is not that far apart.
Albers writes in Bridging the Gap, “I believe we can find a deep and loving connection to God no matter what our faith or spiritual basis.”
If you are looking for a good place to start for your own spiritual quest, I recommend this little book. As always, use discernment – keep what resonates within your heart and disregard the rest. For me, Bridging the Gap between Christianity & Mysticism resonated.