Ramadan: A Time for Quiet Reflection and Deep Surrender

Ramadan is a time when space is made for quiet reflection and deep surrender. We move from the outside world to honor the inner world. We invite everyone who has the courage and love to venture into their soul and even beyond to the Secret we all carry. If you do not...

The Message of Love, Peace, Mercy, Freedom, and Justice

“It is the message, not the person which is important to the Sufis.” – Indries Shah The personality is secondary to the Message of Love, Peace, Mercy, Freedom, and Justice. The person is a conduit or servant of the Message. This does not mean that...

Feeling Stuck

“Everything will be okay in the end. If it’s not okay, it’s not the end.”-John Lennon I will admit to you all, since we are so close, that my ‘faith’ has been challenged in recent weeks. Many times in my life, I feel like I can understand (at...

Walk Together for a Little While

Equality and Equity have been on my mind lately. When I think about equality, it seems so natural-why shouldn’t we all be ‘equal’? As a soul leading this really interesting, and very complicated, human life, I know that when a person’s...

This Must Be the Place

Part One: The Presence Guest Contributor Dr Rosina-Fawzia Al-Rawi Al-Rifai Dr Rosina-Fawzia Al-Rawi Al-Rifai was born in Baghdad and spent her childhood in Iraq and Lebanon. Her grandmother initiated her into the culture and traditions of the Middle East...

The Relation Ship

Part One: Stop Destroying the Love Guest contributor Nura Laird *The quote “Out beyond ideas of right doing and wrong doing, there is a field-I’ll take you there” is from a poem by the Sufi poet Rumi. Nura Laird, M.Ed. is a Dean, a faculty member, and chair of the...