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The Dancing Cry of the Soul – Rumi

DancerLove is the dancing cry of the soul, calling the body to worship
Like a shining whirlpool, or a spinning mayfly
So is love among the skies.
I leap across the mountaintops, madly singing the song of all songs
I float through the ether, intoxicated, thrilled
… I think only of your love, your calling to me
And I dance the thousand dances of love, all returning to you.

It is not the play of children, nor the detached unity of wise sages
Unreal! Unnecessary!
Where is the beauty?

When I, like a glowing comet, may flash around your sun
Laughing, singing, with the joy of loving you!

Wine makes drunk the mind and body
But it is love which thrills the soul
When I approach you, I feel the mad pounding of love
The singing wonder
The joy which opens blossoms on the trees of the world.

Come to me, and I shall dance with you
In the temples, on the beaches, through the crowded streets
Be you man or woman, plant or animal, slave or free
I shall show you the brilliant crystal fires, shining within
I shall show you the beauty deep within your soul
I shall show the path beyond Heaven.

Only dance, and your illusions will blow in the wind
Dance, and make joyous the love around you
Dance, and your veils which hide the Light
Shall swirl in a heap at your feet.


Welcome to the journey


Enlightenment is like the moon reflected on the water.
The moon does not get wet, nor is the water broken.
Although its light is wide and great,
The moon is reflected even in a puddle an inch wide.
The whole moon and the entire sky
Are reflected in one dewdrop on the grass.
~ Master Dōgen

Inside you, this moment, is peace. Inside you, this moment, is joy. Inside you, this moment, is unconditional love. Stop looking for these things in the outside world, they will never be found there, they are only found within. Having trouble finding them? You’re not alone.

Within is not a small place, it is not confining. Within is incomprehensibly vast. Many people avoid going within thinking that it is a limited place. We think it means ‘inside our bodies’ or ‘inside our heads’ and we know our bodies and our heads have limits, so how can all we the answers be in there? But this is a fallacy of our perception and exposes a flaw in our own idea of what the ‘self’ is. We think we the ‘self’ is a limited being, when in fact it is limitless consciousness itself. You are consciousness which has chosen form and will soon enough chose to move out of form, but the form itself is a temporary construct which creates an idea of a separate reality. An ego then latches itself to that separate reality, identifies with it as ‘me’ and solidifies an illusion of separateness. We then find ourselves in these limited forms, believing ‘I’ am here and ‘you’ are there and there is no deeper connection between us. When we find our true unlimited self again, within this form, then we are set free from this limited ‘me’. Then we remember our vastness. Then we know that all we see ‘out there’ is really ‘in here’, because it is simply an extension of consciousness itself, which is what we are, and as such we are one with all of it. That is why the answers are only found within. The ‘out there’ is a concept, not a reality. It is a concept because we believe the ‘out there’ is separate, when it is not. The reality is that the ‘in here’ is what creates the ‘out there’ to begin with. Eden, which I define as divine peace, can only be found when we lose this illusion of separateness and reconnect to the truth of our divine nature, to the fact that we are one with everything. Humanity is on the path to reconnecting with this truth. If you are reading this, you are on that path.
Rhea Jamil