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When I look back on my life in reflection, I realize that at times I was wandering aimlessly.  The strange thing is that during these times I felt like I was making good choices and moving forward.  Now I know I was with those who did not understand me and I did not understand them.  They did not understand my search for my ‘self’. I did wander aimlessly until I moved into my heart and began to love my ‘self’…then my life began to have more purpose and meaning. I began to meet people with whom I could “sit under a tree in blossom”…and embrace the light!  I began my Happiness Circles that became my Peaceful Way gatherings and experienced greater peace and love.

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Don’t wander aimlessly!
by Rumi

My heart, sit only with those
who know and understand you.
Sit only under a tree
that is full of blossoms.

In the bazaar of herbs and potions
don’t wander aimlessly
find the shop with a potion that is sweet
If you don’t have a measure
people will rob you in no time.
You will take counterfeit coins
thinking they are real.

Don’t fill your bowl with food from
every boiling pot you see.
Not every joke is humorous, so don’t search
for meaning where there isn’t one.
Not every eye can see,
not every sea is full of pearls.

My heart, sing the song of longing
like a nightingale.
The sound of your voice casts a spell
on every stone, on every thorn.
First, lay down your head
then one by one
let go of all distractions.

Embrace the light and let it guide you
beyond the winds of desire.
There you will find a spring, and nourished by it sea waters;
like a tree you will bear fruit forever.

• Ghazal (Ode) 563, from
Rumi’s “Divan-e Shams” (“The Collection of Shams”), by Kolin and
Mafi, and by Professor Arberry:
–Translation by Azima Melita Kolin
and Maryam Mafi
“Rumi: Hidden Music”
HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, 2001

Peacefully, Jane

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A Peaceful Way, the way of the heart

Jane Rosalea Brown, BA, CSW, USUI Reiki Master,

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Author ~ In Silence, Discovering Self through Meditation Author name Jane Rosalea Booth

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This is one of my favourite poems by Rumi.  The last two lines express the power of love when we listen in silence.  We live in a world where words are used in great abundance. We are bombarded with them everyday.  But how special is it when someone simply looks at you and you can feel their love…no words only feelings.  Rumi says we must be quiet to ‘let love speak from the nest of silence.’

Rumi allows each person to interpret what the ‘nest of silence’ is…but says love comes with a hundred blessings!  Love is the key to happiness, compassion and inner peace and when we live from our heart, we are truly blessed in so many ways.  Yet, Rumi reminds us of how tender love is and we must take care so we do not chase it away.Slide1

Hundred Blessings – Rumi

When Love comes suddenly and taps
on your window, run and let it in,
but first shut the door of your reason,
even the smallest hint chases love away,
like smoke that drowns the freshness
of the morning breeze.

To reason, Love can only say
the way is barred, you can’t pass through,
but to the lover it offers a hundred blessings.
Before the mind decides to take a step,
Love has reached the seventh heaven.
Love has climbed the Holy Mountain.
I must stop this talk now and let
Love speak from its nest of silence

Peacefully, Jane

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Jane Rosalea Brown,BA, CSW, USUI Reiki Master, IONS Conscious Aging

Author ~ In Silence, Discovering Self through Meditation Author name Jane Rosalea Booth

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Whenever I read Rumi’s poetry, my heart bursts open.  His words speak to me and call me to move more deeply into love. A Hundred Blessings is one of my Rumi favourites.  I invite you to listen to his words as they are sung most beautifully in this video.  Listen…close your eyes…breathe gently…let all your barriers go and fall into love.

Hundred Blessings – Rumi

When Love comes suddenly and taps on your window,

run and let it in, but first shut the door of your reason,

even the smallest hint chases love away,

like smoke that drowns the freshness of the morning breeze.
To reason, Love can only say the way is barred,

you can’t pass through,

but to the lover it offers a hundred blessings.

Before the mind decides to take a step, Love has reached the seventh heaven.

Love has climbed the Holy Mountain.

I must stop this talk now and let Love speak from its nest of silence

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Step out of the circle of time
And into the circle of love.

— Rumi

Rumi invites us to step into the circle of love that ever spirals us towards our true core, our true being that seems to be hidden as our ‘circle of time’ holds us in a spiral of ‘doing’ things which seem important in our daily lives.  But in our efforts to live and work to sustain our lives, we often miss the ‘circle of love’ or we too often step away from it and are whirled into a life of struggle and chaos.

Stepping into the circle of love in our deepest moments of pain and struggle takes towards a place where there is only love.  This place is usually described as a place within us or in our heart space that we experience during meditation. Going within to our inner sanctuary, that we all have when we quiet our mind, relax our body and move deeper into our consciousness, does lead us to this circle of love that Rumi invites us to walk.

However, learning to walk the circle of love in our outer word brings harmony and peace into our daily life.  We are all wanting this in our life.  We pray for peace but Rumi says to step into the circle of love.  This is a call to action that we have the opportunity to do each day, in each moment.

As we move into a circle of love, others, family, friends, co-workers, will notice. Sometimes people do not like us to change as we release our anger, our guilt, and regrets.  They may understand anger, guilt and regrets all to well and can identify with your shadows.  They often do not understand or identify with our new found joy of love especially in difficult times.

If we step into the circle of love, we can get to know about love.  Are you ready to take the step of love, peace and compassion?  If you are or you are already in your circle of love, you are witness to your life transforming and having new meaning.  It is an exciting moment to take a new step away from old ways that do not work and experiencing the freshness and joy as you embrace a journey of love.

Enjoy your loving steps today!

Peacefully, Jane

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Join Jane on May 5th/12th for Soul Collage Workshops at the Meaford Library, 10:00 a.m. – noon, Fee $20.00 includes 2 workshops and materials.  To register call Meaford Public Library 519-538-1060 x1123

About Jane: Jane Rosalea Booth-Robertson, BA, CSW, an experienced holistic workshop facilitator, promotes seeing the connection of nature, art and heart centered spirituality for inner peace and spiritual self-mastery. Jane is Author of In Silence, Discovering Self through Meditation. (Author name – Jane Rosalea Booth) Jane is a Minister of Spiritual Peacemaking, a Certified USUI Reiki Master, and creator of Peaceful Path Women’s Workshops and Retreats

 

 

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Flow inside me, source of the source of joy, life essence, the wine of peace that moves in my hand, then out…Rumi

I love this quote by Rumi as it shows the flow of our universal life force that flows into us and out of us all day long.  When we meditate we can really tap into the flow and feel its love.  Reiki is a Japanese spiritual energy modality that allows this flow to relax and calm us.  It is amazing how quickly it calms animals as well as people.  Rumi allowed the flow and experienced its joy…the wine of peace….how wonderful.

In January, I will be offering weekly Reiki sessions that also include sound healing in Meaford, ON.  Register now for your relaxation session and experience the ‘wine of peace’.   For more info on Reiki visit – http://www.innerpeacereiki.wordpress.com

Peacefully, Jane

Jane Rosalea Booth, Author of In Silence, Discovering Self through Meditation

Jane Rosalea Booth Robertson, BA, CSW, USUI Reiki Master an experienced holistic workshop facilitator, promotes seeing the connection of nature, art and heart centered spirituality for inner peace and spiritual self-mastery.  Jane is a Minister of Spiritual Peacemaking, a Certified USUI Reiki Master, and creator of Peaceful Path Women’s Workshops and Retreats

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556545_439862552789272_1828570493_nThe Light is the Same
                                               By Rumi

The lamps are different, but the Light is the same.
So many garish lamps in the dying brain’s lamp-show,
forget about them.

Concentrate on the essence,
concentrate on the Light.

In lucid bliss, calmly smoking off its own holy fire,
the Light streams towards you from
all things,
all people,
all possible permutations
of good,
evil,
thought,
passion.

The lamps are different,
but the Light is the same.

One matter, one energy, one Light, one Light-mind,
endlessly emanating all things.

One turning and burning diamond,
one, one, one.

Ground yourself, strip yourself down,
to blind loving silence.

Stay there, until you see
you are gazing at the Light

with its own ageless eyes.

                                

May you open to you Light and radiate brightly,

Peacefully,  Jane

 

Jane Rosalea Robertson, BA, CSW, USUI Reiki Master an experienced holistic workshop facilitator, promotes seeing the connection of nature, art and heart centered spirituality for inner peace and spiritual self-mastery.  Jane is a Minister of Spiritual Peacemaking, a Certified USUI Reiki Master, and creator of Peaceful Path Women’s Workshops and Retreats

Jane is Author of In Silence, Discovering Self through Meditation. (Author name – Jane Rosalea Booth)

Inner Peace Reiki: http://www.innerpeacereiki.wordpress.com

 

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The Light is the Same

Rumi

The lamps are different, but the Light is the same.

So many garish lamps in the dying brain’s lamp-show,

forget about them.

Concentrate on the essence,

concentrate on the Light.

In lucid bliss, calmly smoking off its own holy fire,

the Light streams towards you from

all things, all people,

all possible permutations

of good,

evil,

thought,

passion.

The lamps are different,

but the Light is the same.

One matter, one energy, one Light, one Light-mind,

endlessly emanating all things.

One turning and burning diamond,

one, one, one.

Ground yourself, strip yourself down,

to blind loving silence.

Stay there, until you see

you are gazing at the Light

with its own ageless eyes.

Peacefully, Jane

Jane Rosalea Robertson, BA, CSW, USUI Reiki Master an experienced holistic workshop facilitator, promotes seeing the connection of nature, art and heart centered spirituality for inner peace and spiritual self-mastery. Jane is Author of In Silence, Discovering Self through Meditation. (Author name – Jane Rosalea Booth) Jane is a Minister of Spiritual Peacemaking, a Certified USUI Reiki Master, and creator of Peaceful Path Women’s Workshops and Retreats.

Jane Rosalea Robertson, BA, CSW, USUI Reiki Master an experienced holistic workshop facilitator, promotes seeing the connection of nature, art and heart centered spirituality for inner peace and spiritual self-mastery. Jane is Author of In Silence, Discovering Self through Meditation. (Author name – Jane Rosalea Booth) Jane is a Minister of Spiritual Peacemaking, a Certified USUI Reiki Master, and creator of Peaceful Path Women’s Workshops and Retreats.

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