I really enjoyed both classes that I taught today. I always enjoy them, but there was something particularly special about today. Everyone's hearts were OPEN and it was incredibly moving to be able to guide these open hearts into a magical place of self love and connection with God. Divine energy is all around us and always available to us...there is no medium that we need to help us to connect to this, or any Church, Temple or Mosque that we must visit to share our burdens, desires, thoughts, emotions, dreams, traumas or triumphs. We are the Mosque. Close your eyes and you are seated alongside God itself. How wonderful!! How comforting!! And then I love the point that Rumi stresses about then taking this compassion and putting it into action....because even a prince is only a conceit until he does something with his generosity....
Rumi "The Far Mosque"
The place that Solomon made to worship in,
called the Far Mosque, is not built of earth
and water and stone, but of intention and wisdom
and mystical conversation and compassionate action.
Every part of it is intelligent and responsive
to every other. The carpet bows to the broom.
The door knocker and the door swing together
like musicians. This heart sanctuary
does exist, though it cannot be described.
Solomon goes there every morning
and gives guidance with words,
with musical harmonies, and in actions,
which are the deepest teaching.
A prince is just a conceit,
until he does something with his generosity.