Hello Rumi Tuesday! What is seeking you?

Hello Rumi Tuesday. “What you seek is seeking you” by Jelaluddin Rumi, translated by Coleman Barks. Do you know what you are looking for? Are you looking for love in all the wrong places? Know that there is only One, and the truth of the Real surpasses anything found with the human eye. Seek with the eye of the heart to find your way. [Read more…]

Hello Rumi Tuesday! Sunlight fell upon the wall…

Hello Rumi Tuesday! Sunlight fell upon the wall; the wall received a borrowed splendor. Why set your heart on a piece of earth, O simple one? Seek out the source which shines forever. by Jelaluddin Rumi, translated by Coleman Barks. Everything in the physical world reflects the light of The One. Why do we stop short of reaching the Source? [Read more…]

Hello Rumi Tuesday! Special Guest with a Special Song

Hello Rumi Tuesday! Rumi has a special guest today, Sidi Shaykh Muhammad al-Jamal, Guide of the Shadhiliyya Sufi Order and The University of Spiritual Healing & Sufism, and Head of the Higher Sufi Council in Jerusalem. Sidi shares an exquisite love song for the Beloved to melt all hearts that yearn for the One True Love. [Read more…]

Hello Rumi Tuesday! Why do you stay in prison?

Hello Rumi Tuesday? Why do you stay in prison when the door is so wide open? by Jalal id-din Rumi, translation by Coleman Barks. Do you ever feel like you’re living in a self-imposed prison? What if you could just step outside of yourself and be free? [Read more…]

Hello Rumi Tuesday! A Shadow in Love with the Sun…

Hello Rumi Tuesday! From the Beloved Attracts the Lover. We race hotly after the lover, but when the lover comes, we are absent. You’re a lover of God, but He is such that when He comes, there isn’t a drop of you remaining, for with His look,
a hundred like you will wither away… [Read more…]

Hello Rumi Tuesday! A Valentine’s Day Love Poem…

Hello Rumi Tuesday! and Happy Valentine’s Day! “In your light, I learn how to love. In your beauty, how to make poems…” Every poem of the famous Sufi poet Jalal id-din Rumi was a love letter to God and a testament to the love of loving – that which draws us to seek love in another, the only Real Love which shines through the heart of the one who loves… [Read more…]

Hello Rumi Tuesday! Clothes Abandoned at the Shore

“Like a reed flute, you are encased by your body, with a restless breathy sound inside. You are a diver; your body is just clothing left at the shore. You are a fish whose way is through water.” Let go of your attachment to the body, and travel through the ocean of your heart to reach the truth of your existence within… [Read more…]

This Life is the Ultimate Reality Show

What is this life? Could it be the Ultimate Reality Show? If so, what does that make us? Who are we? Why are we here? What are the roles we play? And what are the rules of the game? Is there a way to win? It helps to put into perspective the journey we are on. It’s much bigger than the details we get caught in, yet how we play the game is of utmost importance. I’d love to hear your perspectives in the comments… [Read more…]

Hello Rumi Tuesday! The Soul Cries Out to the Heart…

Hello Rumi Tuesday! “Listen to this reed how it complains, telling a tale of separations – Saying, “Ever since I was parted from the reed-bed, man and woman have moaned in (unison with) my lament.” Listen. Can you hear the cries from your soul to your heart? [Read more…]

God Exhaled

Enough of politics. Time for a swim in the Cosmic Ocean. Our spirit bodies have their own movement through the divine essence. We are one and the same. One breath. So why is each person’s experience of God so different? To really know, we must realize we’re in an Ocean and then allow ourselves to get wet. [Read more…]