The Beatles Got it Right: All you need is love. Love is all you need.
“Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and
find all the barriers that you have built against it.”
I like to add to that, “and then release those barriers to discover that the love is inside of you and has been there all along.” That’s the beautiful gift of this journey – the treasure we seek on this treasure hunt.
Yet, I think we’ve all had those moments of saying, “Yeah, right. So if the Beatles are right, and Rumi is right, and if I am the love, then why do I feel so stressed out?” “Why does life have to be so hard?”
It is by design that we go through a phase of forgetting that love when we come to be human on this earth. This is Allah’s wisdom.
Yet, there is a flame that stays lit deep inside. Sometimes it gets buried so deep that we can’t even catch a glimpse of the flicker. However, at some level we feel it, and we seek to return, to reunite with the love we’ve known all along.
The flame becomes veiled by the perceptions and beliefs we acquire throughout our lives. Yet, underneath every one of our actions is a desire to find this love again, even during the times in our lives when we’ve felt farthest away. Even seemingly wrong turns can prove to be the guideposts that direct us back home to the love.
The veils are the barriers we seek to release – not to relive, but to release. We release them by washing with the love – the practice called Remembrance offers a gentle washing. The barriers guide us to uncover the love that we’ve forgotten as we journey home.
The breath of Allah breathes the life into our physical forms. This breath of Love is the truth of who we are at the core of our existence. The flame in the heart burns brightly so that we can be reunited with the Beloved.
Sidi writes in his book, Music of the Soul:
If you are interested in joining us for a guided journey of exploration to find the love inside you, to heal your heart and discover the holy jewels inside you, consider joining the new Year 1 class that is starting in November. Contact Donna Jamila or Robert Mu’min to find out which of our offerings is the best place for you to plug in. We have many. I sincerely hope you’ll join us for an amazing journey!
Blessings and Gratitude,
Mastura Graugnard, on behalf of your friends at UOS