The Great Poet, Rumi

The ecstatic poems of Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi, a Persian poet and Sufi master born 807 years ago in 1207, have sold millions of copies in recent years, making him the most popular poet in the US. Globally, his fans are legion.

Rumi was also a jurist, Islamic scholar, theologian, and Sufi mystic. Rumi’s influence transcends national borders and ethnic divisions in the Muslim world and beyond. … Rumi speaks of Love in much of his poetry, and there is some equation of love with the divine, as well.

His most famous poem, “Only Breath,” is one of Rumi’s most powerful poems on the Spirit. Here he so clearly shows us that we are all one and inextricably linked to each other even though, through thousands of years, we have been conditioned to believe otherwise. Our true nature transcends race, religion, gender and borders.

                                              Only Breath    

Not Christian or Jew or Muslim, not Hindu, Buddhist, Sufi, or Zen.                              Not any religion or cultural system.                                                                    I am not from the East or the West, not out of the ocean or up from the ground, not natural or ethereal. not composed of elements at all.

I do not exist, am not an entity in this world or the next,                                  did not descend from Adam and Eve or any origin story.                                      My place is the placeless, a trace of the traceless.

Neither body or soul.                                                                                                               I belong to the beloved, have seen the two worlds as one and that one call to and know, first, last, outer, inner, only that breath breathing human being.

A Sufi’s way of life is to love and be of service to people, deserting the ego or false self and all illusion so that one can reach maturity and perfection, and finally reach Allah, the True, the Real. Sufism is less an Islamic sect than a mystical way of approaching the Islamic faith. It has been defined as “mystical Islamic belief and practice in which Muslims seek to find the truth of divine love and knowledge through direct personal experience of God.”
Rumi had been a devout Muslim for all his life, praying five times every day and keeping all the required fasts. But by the end, he also wrote about belief in a “religion of love” that crosses over traditional denominational boundaries.
The way of Rumi, the great Muslim mystic and poet, speaks of love’s divine influence. 
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Expectations – Osho

“Once you drop expectations, you have learned how to live.  Then everything that happens to you, fulfills you… whatsoever it is.  For one thing, you never feel frustrated because in the first place you never expected, so frustration is impossible.  Frustration is a shadow of expectation.  With expectation dropped, frustration drops on its own accord.

You cannot frustrate me because I never expect anything.  Whatsoever you do, I will say, ‘Good.’  I always say, ‘Good,’ except for a few times when I say, ‘Very good.’

Once expectations are not there you are free – to move into the unknown and accept the unknown, whatsoever it brings, and to accept it with deep gratitude.  Complaints disappear, grumbling disappears.  Whatsoever the situation, you always feel accepted, at home.  Nobody is against you; existence is not a conspiracy against you.  It is your home.

The second thing: then everything happens unexpectedly, everything becomes new.  It brings a freshness to your life; a fresh breeze is continuously blowing and it does not allow dust to gather on you.  Your doors and your windows are open; in comes sunshine, in comes the breeze, in comes the fragrance of the flowers – and everything is unexpected.  You have never asked for it, and existence goes on showering on you.  One feels godliness.  Someone that has lived unexpectedly, without any expectations, has lived in God-like wonder.

Life becomes an exclamation of joy.  ‘Aha!’ – so beautiful, so wonderful, so new, so novel, and beyond anything that you could have dreamt.  Yes, life is more adventurous than any adventure that you can imagine.  And life is pregnant, always pregnant, with the unknown.”

Osho, “Life, Death and Love”

I Will Be In Conscious Awareness

“I acknowledge SOURCE that I AM the object of your positive attention. And I AM appreciating your continual gaze on behalf of my Well-Being.

And Today-No matter where I AM-No matter where I AM going-No matter what I AM doing-No matter who I AM doing with-I will be in conscious awareness that YOU too are there with me, appreciating me, supporting me, assisting me, acknowledging me, inspiring me, guiding me, having fun with me, aware of me, loving me, showing me, helping me, and uplifting me!” ~ Abraham-Hicks

Difficult Roads

“Beginning at the beginning…

Many times a human wants to jump ahead to the ‘good stuff’ and avoid the path to getting there…

The biggest part of your journey is walking your path, overcoming the obstacles and experiencing the situations that  you need to feel for your Soul’s growth.

Every experience is important and offers valuable additions to your growth. These experiences are part of your formation.  You cannot get from place A to place B without some kind of journey.  Don’t cheat yourself and take the easy way out. Life is more enjoyable when it is lived in real time, not when you expect to fast forward your moments.

Beginning at the beginning speeds your results, as you walk your path. When you do not walk the walk, you walk backwards, removing the growth you need.  Doing that resistant blocking will cause you to have to restart your lesson.

Begin at the beginning with an open mind and a clear heart.   Having great intentions and a good plan are the best ways to start.

Begin with easy things like Love and Faith, knowing that they grow as you journey.  Hold your truth in your heart as a guiding light and you will find your path.  All that is right for you will then unfold perfectly.

Joan Meyer,  LIGHTWORKERS of THE WORLD 

Conscious Presence – Eckhart Tolle

“Life will give you whatever experience is most helpful for the evolution of your consciousness. How do you know this is the experience you need? Because this is the experience you are having at the moment.

Give up defining yourself – to yourself or to others. You won’t die. You will come to life. And don’t be concerned with how others define you. When they define you, they are limiting themselves, so it’s their problem.

Whenever you interact with people, don’t be there primarily as a function or a role, but as the field of conscious Presence. You can only lose something that you have, but you cannot lose something that you are.”

🔮 Eckhart Tolle

Talk and Meditation – David And Elizabeth Wilcock

Join David and Elizabeth Wilcock LIVE as we discuss the tragedies now visible in the world, mourn the loss of George Floyd and help to change the outcome with a global peace meditation. We will answer a variety of outstanding questions and reassure you that the positive changes we see in the future are very much still on track. George’s tragic loss will not be in vain. We are working towards a planet where each person is safe to live his or her life in peace, harmony and happiness.

The powerful meditation for peace is at 2 hours into the talk.