Rumi- Timeless Wisdom and Poetry
Rumi offers us timeless wisdom and poetry. Speaking of time, I hope you set your clocks to fall back if you’re in the United States, except Arizona. Daylight Savings Time ended at 2 o’clock this morning, until March 11, 2018.
Retreat From Stress: Meditative Spa For the Soul
As we celebrate Enchanted Key #10-Meditation this month, I want to offer you a sneak peek into some brief history about meditation, shared in my upcoming course RETREAT FROM STRESS: MEDITATIVE SPA FOR THE SOUL.
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RETREAT FROM STRESS: MEDITATIVE SPA FOR THE SOUL
In my online course you’ll learn how to meditate your way to calm. You’ll discover how to assess your stress through worksheets and build a sustainable meditation practice through videos. I’ll teach you various ways to meditate. I’ve recorded a number of meditations for you to listen to. You’ll get my recipes for calming teas and smoothies, be privy to Enchanted goodies, like my hand-drawn coloring pages, and you’ll have fun in the process.
Original Meditation Practice
Meditation practice began with ancient Hindus who viewed it as a spiritual practice on the road to enlightenment, along with sacrifice and prayer. The intention, combined with yogic practice, was to withdraw from illusions and mesh with the Oversoul. Ancient yogis claimed that, through meditation, they could alter their heart rate, change their body temperature, fire walk, penetrate the skin with a needle without bleeding, and change their consciousness.
Rumi, Mystic and Poet
Mevlana Jalaluddin Rumi, (commonly referred to as just Rumi), is known for his mystical writings and poetry. These have remained relevant through the ages. Rumi lived from 1207-1273 and founded the sect known as Sufi Muslims. They achieve connection with God through trance dancing, music, prayer, poetry, meditation, and fasting. Unfortunately, in my own personal view, self-flagellation or beating is also a part of their practice.
Sufi Dancers-Moving Meditations
The dancers, in a form of Sufi dance ritual in Turkey, are often referred to as “whirling dervishes.” Remember when you were a little kid and twirled in circles until you fell down? It was kinda fun! The Sufi dancers twirl a bit more slowly, and create a trance-inducing rhythm. I’ve tried it and can go around maybe five or six times in a circle before I start veering away and slamming into the walls.
And, of course, I’d never promote self-flagellation or beating, but it’s important to know about their meditative practice. You can watch videos of these beautiful Sufi dancers and that, itself, is tranquil and mesmerizing. Maybe try it, gently, just to experience it but be careful. It’s definitely a cultivated skill.
If you’d like to see the Sufi dancers, here’s a link.
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