Pir Zia Inayat-Khan, head of the Sufi Order International, will be offering an eight-week class series entitled Unfolding the Message based on a compilation of discourses from Hazrat Pir-o-murshid Inayat Khan arranged by Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan.
Body — Thursday, October 1st, 2015 (7:00–8:15 PM EDT)
Breath — Thursday, October 8th, 2015 (7:00–8:15 PM EDT)
Mind — Thursday, October 15th, 2015 (7:00–8:15 PM EDT)
Insight — Tuesday, October 20th, 2015 (7:00–8:15 PM EDT) *
Heart — Thursday, October 29th, 2015 (7:00–8:15 PM EDT)
Love — Thursday, November 5th, 2015 (7:00–8:15 PM EST)
Soul — Thursday, November 12th, 2015 (7:00–8:15 PM EST)
Light — Thursday, November 19th, 2015 (7:00–8:15 PM EST)
These classes will be streamed live to the Internet and archived for later viewing for those who cannot watch the live stream.
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From the Committee: ‘We encourage broad participation in this survey by all friends of the SOINA and friends of the Abode of the Message, regardless of whether or or not you are a mureed or what continent you reside on. Thank you!
The deadline for participating in both surveys (#1 and #2) is midnight (Eastern) on Sunday (August 23).
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LIGHT MIND – DARK MIND
Journey To The Abode Of Light
By JP Wajid Gallien 2015
This new book offers an in-depth look at the fabric of the veil concealing the countenance of the Divine Presence.
A guided journey to create the inner Temple in order to discover stages of our awakening.
An exploration of the causes of our inner conflict through understanding of the Light Mind, Dark Mind internal conversation.
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To those not Enlightened, “enlightenment” is a theory.
To those who are Enlightened, the real nature of their condition is essentially indescribable, because thought and language cannot encompass True Nature. True Nature can only be known by means of Itself, not by comparison with things in space and time.
Spirituality is not a certain knowledge, spirituality is the expansion of consciousness. The wider the consciousness expands the greater is one’s spiritual vision. And when once the consciousness expands so much that it embraces the whole universe, it is that which is called ‘divine perfection.’
Having said that, I’ll pretend I know and can say something meaningful… or at least entertaining.
In a sense, there is no “path to Enlightenment” because Enlightenment is un=caused. It’s an action of pure Grace, and Grace is, by nature, gratuitous.
So there is no set of steps and there are no guarantees. I know many people who are very adept at certain practices and can get into some genuinely exalted states of consciousness — but they’re not really “awake” because they still believe certain stories about themselves and life, and they haven’t become fearless and aren’t living from a certain passion that is observable in those beings who are Awakened.
But we still have to hoist our own sail to catch the wind that blows toward the Farther Shore, or we get nowhere. Good intentions are necessary but not, of themselves, sufficient; you must, in fact, BE doing what you THINK you are doing.
“Hoisting our sail” is dedicating ourselves to the daily spiritual practice that tunes our being and awareness ever-more-finely, which increases our power (especially our will-power) and our light, and which frees us bit-by-bit from that which does not properly belong to us — the stuff put there by our parents, by our school system, by our life’s wounds, and the dross of the psychic “field” of the collective mind-world.
If you are doing that in a real way, every month will see in increase in your willpower, your inspiration, your emotional stability, your magnetism, your clarity-of-vision, your effectiveness in daily life, and your felt-sense of becoming Pure Light right down to a cellular level as the dross finds nowhere in you to “hitch.”
Your “felt-identity” will become more and more spacious and light, and your inner core more and more silent and boundless as the locus of your identity moves further and further toward the Absolute.
My response to a Facebook post promoting a book proposing to help you change your “story” using Jungian psychology & shamanism:
Don’t just change your Story. Dump it altogether. An “improved” Story is just a reaction to, and still just as false as, who you believed yourself to be before the makeover. You are just creating further duality in your being and will forever be on the seesaw of these two poles.
It’s still small potatoes and beneath your highest human and spiritual potential. Even the most beautiful Story is a prison to the soul, which longs for absolute freedom.