Monthly Essential Practices of Mevlevi Spirituality for 2020

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January theme: Consciousness aware of Itself is the beginning of marifah (gnosis). ~ Shaikh Kabir Helminski

February theme: The drop that truly knows itself is aware of the Ocean. ~ Shaikh Kabir Helminski

March theme: Every relationship could be Being knowing Itself. ~ Shaikh Kabir Helminski

April theme: Your inner being is a sanctuary; cleanse it with the light of compassionate awareness. ~ Shaikh Kabir Helminski

May theme: Your body is a servant; train it with love. ~ Shaikh Kabir Helminski

June theme: Beyond desiring attention, become attention. ~ Shaikh Kabir Helminski

July theme: Contentment is inexhaustible wealth. ~Imam Ali (r.a.)

August theme: The more the mind and heart become still, the more we can trust in God. ~ Shaikh Kabir Helminski

September theme: Put this vain thinking to sleep, lift up your head into spiritual wakefulness. ~Mevlana

October theme: The interpretation of a sacred text is true if it stirs you to hope, activity, and awe. ~Mevlana

November theme: Gnosis is my stock-in-trade; intellect is the basis of my religion; love is my foundation; longing is my vehicle; remembrance of God is my comfort; trust is my treasure. ~Muhammad (a.s.)

December theme: Sorrow is my friend; knowledge is my weapon; patience is my provision; contentment is my wealth; powerlessness is my pride; detachment is my trade; certainty is my strength. ~Muhammad (a.s.)

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