I feel like today is a day for the heart. In fact what day isn’t? My heart can always do with a good dose of Rumi. No matter where or when or why or how, there’s always something Rumi wrote that brings me such a profound sense of peace, wisdom and a reassuring feeling that we are part of something bigger than ourselves.
So today I’m sharing with you some beautiful words from the incredible Rumi.
Rumi was a 13th Century Persian, Muslim poet and Sufi mystic. Rumi’s poems have reached people all around the world, transcending all countries, culture and time with the incredible beauty of his writing, which touch the deepest part of your heart. Read it. Feel it. Sit with it. Find truth in it. Breathe. Smile.It will fill your soul.Enjoy.
Gone to the Unseen
At last you have departed and gone to the Unseen.
What marvelous route did you take from this world?
Beating your wings and feathers, you broke free from this cage.
Rising up to the sky you attained the world of the soul.
You were a prized falcon trapped by an Old Woman.
Then you heard the drummer’s call and flew beyond space and time.
As a lovesick nightingale, you flew among the owls.
Then came the scent of the rose garden and you flew off to meet the Rose.
The wine of this fleeting world caused your head to ache.
Finally you joined the tavern of Eternity.
Like an arrow, you sped from the bow and went straight forthe bull’s eye of bliss.
This phantom world gave you false signs
But you turned from the illusion and journeyed to the land of truth.
You are now the Sun – what need have you for a crown?
You have vanished from this world -what need have you to tie your robe?
I’ve heard that you can barely see your soul.
But why look at all? – yours is now the Soul of Souls!O heart, what a wonderful bird you are.
Seeking divine heights, Flapping your wings,you smashed the pointed spears of your enemy.
The flowers flee from Autumn, but not you – You are the fearless rose that grows amidst the freezing wind.
Pouring down like the rain of heaven you fell upon the rooftop of this world.
Then you ran in every direction and escaped through the drain spout . . .
Now the words are over and the pain they bring is gone.
Now you have gone to rest in the arms of the Beloved.
“Rumi – In the Arms of the Beloved”, Jonathan Star
New York 1997
Rochelle is a mum of two little ones and has always been interested in finding ways to live a happy and healthy life while helping others. She has been meditating for 19 years, since she was introduced to the practice in school and found a passion for healing and energy medicine not long after that. Rochelle enjoys the challenges of life, motherhood, family, work, friends and somehow fitting them all in together. Work-wise Rochelle is an AcuEnergetics® Practitioner, Teacher and is also the General Manager of AcuEnergetics®. She has been practicing AcuEnergetics® since 2005 and is fully qualified to teach AcuEnergetics® Level 1 and AcuEnergetics® Level 2. She is currently a co-teacher for AcuEnergetics® Level 3 and the AcuEnergetics® Practitioner Training.