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Monthly Essential Practices of Mevlevi Spirituality for 2019

January theme: Awakened Being is attention guided by the Heart in everyday life. ~ Shaikh Kabir Helminski February theme: Character is the spiritually infused balance of Love and Intelligence. ~ Shaikh Kabir Helminski March theme: This is the work of the heart, not the work of the head. ~Shams April theme: The natural state of [...]

2019-05-06T12:18:54-04:00

Monthly Essential Practices of Mevlevi Spirituality for 2018

January theme: "Mercy" (Rahim) is the grace that allows us to connect with the Divine in every circumstance of life. February theme: Disengage from the ego realm; enter the Reality of the Sacred. Whether in worship or in the ordinary acts of life, contemplate the Divine Beloved. March theme: In order to become human, we [...]

2018-11-27T16:01:59-04:00

Monthly Essential Practices of Mevlevi Spirituality for 2017

January theme: Through constant remembrance of God is negligence (Ghaflah) dispelled. ~Imam Ali (AS) February theme: A Sufi is not a real Sufi until he (or she) feels a responsibility for all humanity. ~Sulami (10th Century) March theme: The courtesy (adab) of the gnostic (arif) is above any other courtesy, because his or her gnosis [...]

2017-12-02T11:43:13-04:00

Monthly Essential Practices of Mevlevi Spirituality for 2016

January theme: An Awakened Being is someone whose attention is guided by the Heart in everyday life. February theme: I have not seen in the world of search and seeking any worthiness better than a good disposition. -Mevlana II:810. March theme: Our original food is the Nur of God. April theme: Prayer (dua) and zhikr [...]

2016-11-30T14:24:52-04:00

Monthly Essential Practices of Mevlevi Spirituality for 2015

January: Awakened Being is attention guided by the Heart in everyday life. February: Character is the spiritually infused balance of Love and Intelligence. March: This is the work of the heart, not the work of the head. ~Shams April: The natural state of the human being is worship. The human needs God as the garden [...]

2015-12-06T17:11:34-04:00

Monthly Essential Practices of Mevlevi Spirituality for 2014

January: Consciousness aware of Itself is a Divine gift. February: The drop that truly knows itself is aware of the Ocean. March: Every relationship could be Being knowing Itself. April: Your inner being is a sanctuary; cleanse it with the light of compassionate awareness. May: Your body is a servant; train it with love. June: [...]

2015-12-06T17:14:20-04:00

12 Essential Practices of Mevlevi Spirituality for 2007-12

January: Express faith and devotion in practical details & acts of service February: Remember & resonate with the Highest Truth March: Be a lover of Unity, abandon separation April: Trust in Divine generosity May: Be an objective witness: see Hu everywhere June: Respect the Word, internally and externally July: Reflect Beauty in the mirror of [...]

2015-12-06T18:05:53-04:00

12 Essential Practices of Mevlevi Spirituality for 2003-6

January: Continually renew the intention to make the Divine Truth the center of your life February: Trust enough to accept every life situation as a teaching March: As much as possible, think and communicate the positive April: Make worship the rhythm and tone of your life May: Practice awareness of the heart by noticing the [...]

2015-12-06T18:07:28-04:00

Monthly Essential Practices of Mevlevi Spirituality for 2013

January: In these days the breathings of God prevail. Turn your ear and mind toward these breathings. ~Muhammad (a.s.) February: There are some true servants of God of whom the body is here but of whom the heart is above, under the Throne of God. ~Muhammad (a.s.) March: The most intelligent of people are those [...]

2015-12-06T18:03:02-04:00