Emotional Healing

The Real-Life Game of Chutes and Ladders

The Real-Life Game of Chutes and Ladders

Did you ever play the game Chutes and Ladders when you were a youngster? When we’re young, it seems like a fun friendly game with a relatively low level of competition. We’re striving to reach the finish line, hoping to land at the ladders and climb ahead, and praying to avoid the chutes that drop …continue reading…

Song of the Love Dogs

Song of the Love Dogs

Do you have a song in your heart? Perhaps a love song for your Beloved? Every human heart experiences some sense of separation, and in the separation brews a yearning that draws us to that for which we yearn. It is the connection that we seek. Sometimes we sense the absence, and we feel the …continue reading…

The Delicate Young Flowers of Today's World

The Delicate Young Flowers of Today’s World

  HOW DID THE ROSE EVER OPEN ITS HEART AND GIVE TO THE WORLD ALL ITS BEAUTY? IT FELT THE ENCOURAGEMENT OF LIGHT AGAINST ITS BEING. OTHERWISE, WE ARE REMAIN TOO FRIGHTENED. ~ HAFIZ   Remembering the delicate young flowers of our world today. The Children. Do you remember what was in the news when …continue reading…

Whether through the Garden or the Fire...

Whether through the Garden or the Fire…

In one week, we will be inaugurating a new president in the United States.  Regardless of where you stand on politics, we cannot deny that many people are quite anxious about the changes. There are many unknowns.  It’s difficult to predict what will unfold and what we’ll be asked to navigate in the year ahead. …continue reading…

Healing is not just about struggle...

Healing is not just about struggle…

  The poet Rumi said, “If you get irritated by every rub, how can your mirror ever be polished?” When you embark on a path of healing and transformation, sometimes the mirror gets rubbed pretty hard. You might be thinking, “Shouldn’t it be shining pretty bright by now? We’ve been polishing steadily for quite some …continue reading…

Your Faith is Your Faith

Your Faith is Your Faith

Over the past week, several beloveds from the US and around the world attended a memorial gathering in Jerusalem in honor of the one-year anniversary of the passing of our guide, Sidi Shaykh Muhammad al-Jamal.  The event was hosted by Sidi’s son Mahmoud. Thanks to the work of our beloved Salih Kent and the Shadduli …continue reading…

A Poem for Today from the Guide

A Poem for Today from the Guide

  One year has passed since the passing of our beloved guide, Sidi Shaykh Muhammad al-Jamal. His spirit lives on in our hearts.  His teachings live on in our lives.  His words live on in his books.  And his reminder to take the books off the shelf and read and write them lives on in …continue reading…

Hold on tight! We're here to carry the light!

Hold on tight! We’re here to carry the light!

    Jesus said, “Speak the truth in love.” And the people said, “Yeah, but…” How do you speak the truth in love when you are responding to words that hurt?  To pictures that are so painful to see? There are many moral issues being raised in the social and political discussions in our country …continue reading…

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Do the qualities of Strength, Power & Might bring up fear for you?

This topic came up in discussion with a beloved yesterday evening.  We were talking about what is means to carry strength as women in this world. Sometimes the thoughts of Strength, Power and Might bring up fear, and images of traits we wouldn’t want to have or actions we wouldn’t want to carry out. Think …continue reading…

Do you need a refill?

Do you need a refill?

It’s officially Fall – a time of change. The kids are back in school, and hopefully, you are getting established in this season’s rhythms by now. It’s hard to believe this year is almost in its fourth quarter. The season of giving is fast approaching. The holiday season, the time of work parties and family …continue reading…