We are watching our dream world come into being. We are on a long road and it is rife with roadside attractions of grief featuring missing loved ones and irreparable broken hearts, all along the way. It is not a fun trip but it must be traveled if we are going to participate in the healing.
Dancing channels the earth's benevolent energetic vibration and mixes it with what a human can embody of the celestial. Dancing is an alchemical prayer that develops spiritual relationship. Hafiz suggests that a true warrior knows the importance of maintaining a relationship to love and how that translates to action. To go to war without a benevolent, spiritual relationship is to be a conquistador and the only spoils now for the willful are disease and hatred. He suggests learning the discipline and courage of leading with the heart like a life-giving sun.
Thank you for listening.
Music: I grew up listening to this song and it has had many different incarnations over the course of my life. It represented "The Man" - as in oppressive conservative rules - when I was a teen. It then represented "Men" when I was a young woman recovering from sexual assault. As a grown woman I hear this song and I think only of repression and abuse of power. It recalls a type of thinking dominant in western minds of overpowering others. There must be power struggle of winners and losers; the rich and the poor; people of color and white folk. It represents a constricting, hateful, and fearful mentality that has run its course. It is ready to be replaced with the knowledge that we are always protected through maintaining our vibration. We have traveled far and have come to appreciate and recognize vulnerability not as something to be afraid of but something to embrace, nurture and learn from.
The original post in this series of poems by Hafiz can be found here.
The Gift: Poems by Hafiz and translated by Daniel Ladinsky can be purchased here.