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I’ll meet you there…

Posted in Rumi with tags , , , , , , , , on March 28, 2015 by Mj Rains

Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing,

There is a field. I’ll meet you there.

When the soul lies down in that grass,

The world is too full to talk about.

Ideas, language, even the phrase each other 

Doesn’t make sense.

~<>~

Daylight, full of small dancing particles

And the one great turning, our souls

Are dancing with you, without feet, they dance.

Can you see them when I whisper in your ear?

~~from A Great Wagon by Rumi

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The Symbolic Nature of Doors

Posted in The Deep with tags , , , , , , , , , on November 19, 2014 by Mj Rains

doorwayThe simple doorway–an everyday object that goes unnoticed most of the time–is symbolic of a transition between one world and the next. Such a doorway may take different forms, as a dolmen, a torii (traditional Japanese gate), a gateway, but the meaning remains the same.  Both Heaven and Hell lie beyond a doorway, and the threshold of such a place is seen as the place where two worlds meet and sometimes collide. Many rituals involve the initiate stepping through a doorway of some kind.  The visica piscis (the intersection created by two overlapping circles) represents a doorway where the world of spirit enters the world of matter.

The spiritual meaning of a door denotes a passage of communication with the divine.  An open door signifies a message is coming through. A closed door can denote a break in communication.

A door is often depicted as a portal for the righteous to enter. Doors are also signs of deliverance.

They try to say what you are…

Posted in Art, Rumi with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on July 11, 2014 by Mj Rains

Ambergris Smoke by John Singer SargentThey try to say what you are, spiritual or sexual?
They wonder about Solomon and all his wives.

In the body of the world, they say, there is a soul
and you are that.

But we have ways within each other
that will never be said by anyone.   ~Rumi

Image: Ambergris Smoke by John Singer Sargent

Water inside…and water outside…

Posted in Esoteric with tags , , , , , , , , , , on April 13, 2012 by Mj Rains

Take a pitcher full of water and set it down in the water…
now it has water inside and water outside.  We mustn’t give it a name,
lest silly people start talking again about the body and
the soul.

~Kabir~

We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience.

~Teilhard de Chardin

Truly, obtaining this perspective, should make life so live-able, so love-able.

Say what you are…

Posted in Rumi with tags , , , , , , , , , on April 5, 2012 by Mj Rains

They try to say what you are, spiritual or sexual?
They wonder about Solomon and all his wives.

In the body of the world, they say, there is a soul
and you are that.

But we have ways within each other
that will never be said by anyone.

~Rumi~

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