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Monday, July 15, 2019

The Question Is Lust

The Question Is Lust It is one of the seven deadly sins. Why? It is written in our DNA It feeds on itself It can objectify your partner. It is selfish Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Check in 3 Months Later

Check-in 3 Months Later My Sufi teacher passed a little over three months ago. So how has it been since? He shows up often as a cardinal. He is present in my daily practices. He is present in my dreams. He is present when I call his name. He is present when I am silently watching. He comes with... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, June 7, 2019

A Sufi Looks at Jesus

First, let me say, I am a Christian, a follower of Christ. That said, I am more interested in the Christ within me, the hope of Glory. That Christ I see in you as well. A true follower of Christ must be able to introduce a non-believer to this Holy One. Don't tell me about Him; introduce Him. Let... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, May 10, 2019

Ya Khabir (yaa ḳḥa-BEER)

Ya Khabir (yaa ḳḥa-BEER) In the previous section we saw that outward knowledge, ash-Shahid, ultimately leads the knower in stages from a place of limitation to the fullness of God’s knowledge. As we look at inner knowledge, al-Khabir, we will see a similar kind of transformation taking place. It... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, May 5, 2019

Ya Muqsit

Ya Muqsit (yaa MUḲ-siṭ) Al-Muqsit is on the threshold between the Names of divine abundance and the Names of divine knowledge. It could rightly be placed in either family or in both. It will serve as a good transition to the knowledge family. Al-Muqsit resembles two Names discussed earlier, al-’... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, May 4, 2019

99 Names - Ya Ghaniyy, Ya Mughni

Ya Ghaniyy, Ya Mughni (yaa GHA-neeyy, yaa mug̣ḥ-NEE) Al-Ghaniyy and al-Mughni are central to the realization of the nature of divine abundance. Their sacred qualities directly address human alienation— the isolation of self that manifests as lack of joy and lack of meaning in life. These Names were... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, May 3, 2019

Ninety Nine Names YA FATTAH

Ya Fattah (yaa fat-TAAḤ) Al-Fattah means both “to begin” and “to open.” Through this Name, you begin to open your heart to the infinite possibilities of the divine presence. With al-Fattah, the opening is continuous. Fattah is the Arabic word for enlightenment. It is an enlightenment that is... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Ya Razzzaq

We continue our study of the 99 Names: Ya Razzaq (yaa raz-ZAAḲ) Ar-Razzaq may be used in connection with the actual reality of scarcity rather than our projections about it, which we saw with al-Wahhab. Many people really are poor and don’t have food. Moreover, outward circumstances may be... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Dances of Universal Peace

Dances of Universal Peace & Walking Concentrations The Dances of Universal Peace and Walking Concentrations emerged late in the life of Murshid Samuel L. Lewis. Sufis have known music and dance as spiritual practice for hundreds of years, yet it was Murshid SAM’s vision of dancing to the mantras,... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Ya Razzaq (yaa raz-ZAAḲ)

Ya Razzaq (yaa raz-ZAAḲ) Ar-Razzaq may be used in connection with the actual reality of scarcity rather than our projections about it, which we saw with al-Wahhab. Many people really are poor and don’t have food. Moreover, outward circumstances may be antithetical to people’s needs in dramatic ways... Sign in to see full entry.

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