Monday, August 26, 2013

RUMI on a Closeness Beyond Union

Don’t wish for union.
There’s a closeness beyond that.
This moment this love comes to rest in me,
Many beings in one being.
In one wheat-grain a thousand sheaf-stacks.
Inside the needle’s eye, a turning night of stars.

All the particles in the world
are alive and looking for lovers.
Pieces of straw tremble in the
presence of amber.

Lovers, it is time
for the taste of fire.
Let sadness and your fear of death
sit in the corner and sulk....
The sky itself reels with love.

Poet, let every word tremble its wind bell.
Saddle the horse with great anticipation.

This being human is a guest house.
Every morning, a new arrival.
...Meet each at the door laughing...
who has been sent as a guide from beyond.

Rumi ~ The Alchemy of Love

You come to us from another world;
From beyond the stars and a void of space
Transcendent, pure – of unimaginable beauty.
Bringing with You the essence of Love.
You transform all who are touched by You -
Mundane concerns, troubles and sorrows dissolve in Your presence
Bringing joy to ruler & ruled, to peasants and kings.
You bewilder us with Your grace;
All evil is transformed into goodness.
You are the Master Alchemist!
You light the fire of Love in earth & sky,
In heart & soul of every being.
Through Your loving, existence & non-existence merge -
All opposites unite -
All that is profane becomes sacred again.


searched for "Beautiful Stars" & found the above photo on internet cache


robert said...


Thank you for this Connie.

All good wishes,


CN said...

I knew you'd like and "get" this.

All prayers and good wishes for you as well.