BY MY FAVOURITE POET AND SUFI:
I am the round sun.
To the bits of dust I say, Stay.
To the sun, Keep Moving.
I am morning mist
and the breathing of evening.
I am wind in the top of a grove,
and surf on the cliff.
Mast, rudder, helmsman, and keel,
I am also the coral reef they founder on.
I am a tree with a trained parrot in its branches.
Silence, thought and voice.
The musical air coming through a flute,
a spark of a stone, a flickering
in metal. Both candle,
and the moth crazy around it.
Rose, and the nightingale
lost in the fragrance.
I am all orders of being, the circling galaxy,
the evolutionary intelligence, the lift,
and the falling away. What is,
and what isn't. You who know
Jelaluddin, You the one
in all, say who
I am. Say I
This is a poem that typifies what my Doctorate is about - Metaphysical Science in Ministry. It also typifies my Art for today...my love of where I was raised and lived for 34 years, Toronto, an my love of where I live now, and hour and a half East of Toronto - in the Countryside in a town of 1100. My journalling is about what I love and do not love about each - but my heart is ONE with each, as in Rumi's poem. I am Toronto and Toronto is me. I am Smithfield and Smithfield is me.
In Metaphysical Science this concept is broadened to the entire Universe...the concept that we are all ONE and the ONE of all of us is in each of us. It is quite a beautiful and startling concept if you think of it because every word, action and thought I have, positive AND negative, effects and affects my friends who live across the World in profound ways, and all the friends that I have not met. This contributes to our "intuition" in situations, or to good or yucky feelings that we sometimes just can't explain...the energy of it just may be coming from 1/2 way around the world! What an amazing thought when it is positive. What a horrible thought when it is a war, or hatred, or strife. The D'alai Lama speaks to this in his Global Public Visits.
We are all uniquely and micro- connected in beautiful and profound ways. What a beauty Nature and Humanity can be if we let it be and we work to embrace ALL parts of ourselves in loving ways - the good, the bad and the ugly - so it (they) don't get out of hand and boink another person on the head!
The greatest challenge we face. I know I do!
I hope you've enjoyed my post for today - Please know I share all this from a place of Humility and from an ardent attempt myself to learn and relearn it all everyday. I often go through periods of YUK times where I need constant reminders of the things I've studied extensively so I put sticky notes "everywhere!" Believe me, it's a trick I learned long ago and it really works!!! xox
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