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Monday, December 21, 2020

Man himself is the tree of desire, and the root of that tree is in his own

Man himself is the tree of desire, and the root of that tree is in his own heart. Bowl of Saki, December 21, by Hazrat Inayat Khan Commentary by Hazrat Inayat Khan: There is a story in India of a man who was told that there was a tree of the fulfillment of desires, and who went in search of it. After going through the forests and across the mountains he arrived at last at a place where he lay down and slept without knowing that the tree of the fulfillment of desires was there. Before he went to... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, December 19, 2020

The Power of Fear

The Power of Fear Fear is a real river In the valley of thoughtless thinking. All that misses Truth’s bullseye Is sin. Eden has not disappeared, Like Atlantis. Only Divine Creation is real. There is NO fear In Love’s domain. +++++ We all know from experience The palpable power of fear. From where, oh where Does this power come? +++++ Is it not our own belief in F)alse E)vidence A)ppearing R)eal? Oh Dear Friend, If we gave it power, It is ours to take away. Rejoice, Beloved! For now we know How... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, December 18, 2020

Choose Your Day

Choose Your Day Make a list: To do or not to do. But, not before your daily check-in With God, Almighty. She may have plans for you. Listen, listen, listen To your own Heartsong. We are Holy Holy’s Children, With no exceptions. So, make a plan. Offer your self For Loving Service. Be melting snow Before the Great, Sacred Sun. Walk with your naked heart Shining! Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, December 17, 2020

Jamilla

Jamilla Jamilla, The ineffable Beauty of God/dess: Hinted at in a Rose, In a Sunset, And in You, Dear Friend. +++++ Often, Nature displays Her Beauty Boldly, as in a flower. Sometimes, She disguises Her Exquisite Beauty In clothing, ugly-at-first-blush. All the Creator has wrought Is Beautiful. Find the eyes to see it. “We walk in beauty, all around us, As we walk the Beauty Way.” Shams says, “Thank you for being Beautiful In my time.” Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, December 10, 2020

Log In My Eye

Log In My Eye There is a log in my eye, But, I cannot see it. It has been there so long, That it has become a part of me. Just so, when my judgment arises, If you can forgive me For whatever is going on inside me That manifests as fear; I will turn the mirror back Onto my self. By this, I shall burn away The log that blinds me. In this way of Ishk, We shall both find our path home. Shams asks, “Will you join me?” Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Begin and End Your Day

Begin and End Your Day Begin your day in humble prayer. Consider well, Your day ahead. Look hard at days behind. Forgive your self For every less that Allah’s best, As God forgives his creatures. Then sing God’s praise, As songs you raise In Love and Joy, in Life and Hope Prevailing. Rise up in the Peace Of knowing, The Life of God Is flowing. Your light must shine Through your yearning Heart. Your understaning, now is growing. Shams welcomes you, Dear Friend To God’s Almighty Knowing. Rejoice,... Sign in to see full entry.

Sloth Can Be Sneaky

Sloth Can Be Sneaky I have been watching My slothfulness, lately. TV trama-drama tempts my intention To let slide, Many basic duties of a homesteader. Repairs and tasks keep calling me. Yet, Television and the World Wide Web Chew the moments of my days, Reflecting back on how these moments, I did spend, I set a new intention. To finish two or even three Repairs or projects needed, Becomes my goal, my chosen task And my holy duty. “Get’er done”, is now my mantra, My sacred call, my goal. Listen... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, December 7, 2020

I Was Afraid

I Was Afraid Like most, who grew up in the Sixties, Fear was a familiar friend. It shadowed my every choice, Like a gnat, whining in my ear. Fearb never results in the Good. It rests on False Evidence Appearing Real. ***** It is with some shame That I confess: Fear held a permanent seat In my Board Room. It took years of poor decisions To finally oust fear from the Board. ***** Now, I live in harmony With all that God hath wrought. I have no preference Of the moment, Save, to sing God’s praise.... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, December 6, 2020

Poor Connection

Poor Connection We had a poor connection, You and I. You could hear me, But could not read my typing. I could not hear you, But, your graceful face Filled my screen. ***** Somehow, we agreed That I should reboot. And so I did. I had to do it twice Before our communion Was completed. ***** Now we share Our words In English, mostly. And sweet Arabic In rhythm and flow Like the stream From Creator’s well of Ishk. “****” Such sweet rhyme, so sublime, Gently kissing my ears; These words pry open, my... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, December 3, 2020

PRAISE FOR THE MORNING

PRAISE FOR THE MORNING A gentle rain is falling. Rocking on my front porch, I feel the day’s Hope unfolding. Joy comes in the morning, But Love lasts all day. Shams says, “Kneel with me now And kiss the wet ground.” Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Blessings Abound

Blessings Abound We are invited To kneel and look around. Now, stand and honor the Four Directions Next, touch your forehead to the Earth, Her bounty blesses all. Praise Wakan Tanka For blessings which abound. For love you came To live an earthly life. Oh, learn, oh, learn Sweet Pilgrim, Raise the chalice high. Praise God, Praise Goddess, Alhumdulillah! Oh, Holy Ones and Free, Only blessings ye shall count As now,your song, you sing. ***** When all Creation Sings their uniqueness, loud. A... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, November 30, 2020

Learning English

Learning English Learning English is easy When I am with you. I am hanging on your every word. Each word lifts me. I love the sweet sound of your voice. Like an fashioned love song, Your lyrics inspire me; Your melodies require me To sit up and take notes. Learning to understand, It is no joke. Every time I hear you speak My heart rises up on wings And, suddenly I know The meaning and intention Of every word you say. Dear fellow traveler Of the Earth, It is great honor, To know you as my friend.... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, November 29, 2020

Fear Not, The Abyss

Fear Not, The Abyss He awoke from the most intense nighmare Of the past forty years. His first thought, relief! “It was only a dream.”, He sighed. Next he contemplated the depth Of the humilation and shame Which his loving community Brought to his movie/dream-drama. Exposed, imprisoned, beaten and abused, All for Love’s sake. It had to be love, For it came in the midst Of his loving service to that very community. Shown to be a charleton before his loving friends. Even, his Beloved Murshid,... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, November 28, 2020

Living the Good Life

Living the Good Life 12 Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, 13 bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. 14 And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. 15 And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful. 16... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, November 27, 2020

Thanksgiving in a Pandemic

Thanksgiving in a Pandemic We have been honored To celebrate our thanks this year In the midst of The worst pandemic in recorded history. It took a reality TV star To bring us this consignment. What a priviledge to carry Everything to God in prayer. Is the essence of prayer. Lay it all before your loving Creator. Trust and follow, Surrender this hollow life you made up For your Divine path. Stay in God’s Flow As you seek to grow. Shams heard Rumi say, “Each moment, Perfect And in Divine Flow.”... Sign in to see full entry.

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