Hello Rumi Tuesday! From Disconnection to Connection

Hello Rumi Tuesday

‘A Garden Beyond Paradise

Jalal al-Din Rumi

 

“Everything you see has its roots
in the unseen world.
The forms may change,
yet the Essence remains the same.

Every wondrous sight may vanish,
every sweet word will fade.
But do not be disheartened,
the Source they come from is eternal–
growing, branching out,
giving new life and new joy. 

Why do you weep?–
That Source is within you,
and this whole world
is springing up from it.

The Source is full,
its waters are ever-flowing;
Do not grieve,
drink your fill!
Don’t think it will ever run dry–
this is the Endless Ocean!

From the moment you came into this world,
a ladder was placed in front of you
that you might transcend it.

From earth, you became plant,
from plant, you became animal.
Afterwards, you became a human being,
endowed with knowledge, intellect and faith.

Behold the body born of dust–
how perfect it has become!

Why should you fear its end?
When were you ever made less by dying?

When you pass beyond this human form,
no doubt you will become an angel
and soar through the heavens!

But don’t stop there.
Even heavenly bodies grow old.

Pass again from the heavenly realm
and plunge into the Ocean of Consciousness.
Let the drop of water that is you
become a hundred mighty seas.

But do not think that the drop alone
becomes the Ocean–
the Ocean, too, becomes the drop!”

-Jalal al-Din Rumi

Today, when I awoke, I wasn’t feeling my typical happy, positive self.
My yearning for the Essence of the One was there but I also felt very
disconnected from this Source. How do I reach Him from this place?
My usual way to connect is through a place of love, joy and
gratitude. How do I connect from a place of disconnection?
But that is what I did, I asked the Source to come to me.
I had nothing to offer but myself and my neediness. He
came to me with tenderness and I envisioned being held gently
in a warm embrace. And it felt like a deeper connection because it
came through no effort of my own.

The truth is we are never really disconnected;
that’s a matter of perception. When I’m not feeling my best,
I usually don’t want to be around others. I think I feel the same thing
when I go to the Source. I want to show up with my aliveness and
present that for acceptance. Today, I learned that I need not
present anything; all I have to do is just ‘be’. Be in whatever state I am
and ask Him to connect to me. 

Come to the Essence of the One with all your needs and
let Him connect to you, let the Source transform your current
state into something new.

Source: courtesy of acottagebythesea.net.
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