Talk To Me: Loving Your Evil Side

During the dialogue, inspired by The Red Book image shown here, Harvey commented on an inborn hatred of our physical selves, saying that humans are in “a boat of meat that is now exploding,” and the struggle we all go through in acknowledging and loving the evil that’s within all of us. … [click on title to read and view more]

Through love vinegar becomes rich wine

A bit of Rumi to wake up to this morning: Through love bitter things seem sweet. Through love scraps of copper are turned to gold. Through love dregs taste like clear wine. Through love agonies are healing balms. Through love thorns become roses. Through love vinegar becomes rich wine. Through love the scaffold becomes a […]

Many paths (as many as there are beings)

I often talk about how what works for me may not be appropriate for anyone else when I talk about healing. Well this extends out to our entire lives as well as our spiritual pursuits. I’ve also written about how important it is to respect where people fall on the spectrum of psychiatric drug use. … [click on title for the rest of the post]

Talk To Me: Loving Your Evil Side

This is a fascinating and important and necessarily damning talk. I’ve been taking a Rumi course as well as a Christ Path course from Andrew Harvey. His life is drenched in the numinous and he’s quite a delightful teacher I’m honored to be learning from. … [click on title for the rest of the post]

Passion! …that piece of you in alignment with your place in the universe

Passion burns down every branch of exhaustion.
Passion is the supreme alchemical elixir, and renews all things.
No-one can grow exhausted when passion is born,
so don’t sigh heavily, your brows bleak with boredom and cynicism and despair—
look for passion! passion! passion! passion!

Andrew’s interpretation is that if you find your passion…that piece of you in alignment with your place in the universe you will never be exhausted and it’s impossible to be bored. How lovely and how true. … [click on title to read more]

A poetic activation of the sacred heart: free teleseminar with gifted Rumi scholar

Free class on Rumi. Andrew Harvey is a delightful teacher I highly recommend. I will definitely be on the call when it’s happening.

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In this special call event, one of the world’s most respected and passionate Rumi scholars reveals the sacred significance of Rumi’s life and work, illuminating why his poems are penetrating the heart of the world as never before….

…Although based in rigorous scholarship, this evening event will ultimately be a poetic activation of the sacred heart that illuminates your own spiritual transformation by showing what we all can learn from the words of a great seer and lover of life from eight centuries ago…

…Even if you are not able to attend live, do register so you can get access to the recording. And help us spread the word to Rumi lovers everywhere about this special online event. [click on title to read more]

Christ path…nothing to do with religion

…this is not an easy path. It is not a path for marzipan mystics who want to manifest Mercedes and McMansions. It’s not a path for those who want some kind of transcendent Tahiti that they can go and bask in to bronze themselves in divine light while the rest of the world burns in suffering. It is the most fierce path, because it is a path that does not shirk the necessity of getting into total connection with both of the opposites, the extremest beauty and the extremest horror, and to know them both as sacred, and to know the ecstasy as sacred as the horror, the chaos as sacred as the order, to embrace them all and to embrace all the sufferings and ordeals that are absolutely necessary, and all of the crucifixions, of all of the subtle hiding places of our demonic and destructive shadows, all of them, to embrace them fearlessly because that is the only condition through which the divine can be installed in power in the whole being… … [click on title for the rest of the post]