Divine Guidance

The Long Journey Into Yourself

And you? When will you begin that long journey into yourself? ~ Jalal id-din Rumi   It’s that time of year again.  A new group of students will begin their Masters of Divinity studies in just 1 week from tomorrow. The Masters program provides a unique experience that guides students into that long journey through …continue reading…

Explore. Dream. Discover. Dare to be YOU!

Explore. Dream. Discover. Dare to be YOU!

  “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” Mark Twain   Have you ever missed an opportunity and …continue reading…

Standing on solid ground when the earth is shifting

Standing on solid ground when the earth is shifting

  A mentor recently advised me to put myself into the shoes of the people I’m writing to before I begin to write.  Trying to imagine this today, all I could do was cry.  My whole body felt tight like trying to squeeze into a spandex body suit that might have fit when I was …continue reading…

What children’s games tell us about traveling the path back to God

What children’s games tell us about traveling the path back to God

Did you ever play the game of Hot-Cold when you were young? I’m not sure if that’s the official name of the game, but it’s when one person hides an object or selects something in the room, and the other tries to find it. The one who hid or selected the item gives a hint, …continue reading…

Ancient Practices That Stand the Test of Time

Our world continues to change at rapid rates that sometimes boggle the mind and can certainly disconnect us from the peace, love and purpose that exists in our hearts and souls. However, God has given us many tools to continue to seek Him and know Him. No matter what has happened in the material world, …continue reading…

A New School Year Is Upon Us…

  In just two months, a new class will begin its studies at The University of Spiritual Healing & Sufism. It has been 10 years since the organization officially became a University and began training its graduates to receive Masters of Divinity degrees. Just this week, one of our long-time community members shared these words …continue reading…

All Roads Lead to Home

All Roads Lead to Home

As some of you may know if you saw my emergency prayer request late last night, my father’s partner had emergency open heart surgery this morning. Her health has been quite frail for some time, and there was a debate as to whether going into surgery would be a longer lease on life or the …continue reading…

When it's easier to see the light in others

When it’s easier to see the light in others

  I was working with a group the other day, and we were talking about the principle of wanting for our brothers and sisters what we want for ourselves. One of the people shared that she needed more help with wanting for herself what she wants for her brothers and sisters. Her tendency was to …continue reading…

Tips on Using Sufi Teachings to Navigate the Day-to-Day

With so many troubling events occurring in the world, it’s hard to write about love. However, this is the time when we need more than anything to connect with love – with a divine All-Knowing All-Encompassing Unconditional Love. Praise be to the One, this Love is always with us and in us. We access it …continue reading…

To Accept or To Change: The Wisdom to Know the Difference

“Let there be peace on earth, and let it begin with me.” These are the words to a beautiful hymn that most of us have grown up with. With the tragedies we are facing today sparking pain, grief and fears in our hearts and bellies, it’s hard to know what to say or do, or …continue reading…