Sarafil Bawa blessed our Quarterly Newsletter with the name “Fragrant Gold” during the Healing Retreat in Richmond.
In this newsletter you will find practices for yourself, for the world, an activity that we will do as a healing community at a distance together, links to a new e-class and more. The link below will take you to the October Newsletter. If you did not receive this in your email and would like to sign up do so here.
“For Every Disaster There is A Reconstruction”
This month I am grateful to share the new moon practice from Amat-un-Nur, Vice President of Kinship and a Shifiyat f the Healing Order. I am writing this from Zaatari a refugee camp in Jordan where disaster and reconstruction live hand in hand. In the middle of the heartbreak, despair, and trauma that is present in every conversation and glance, people are quick to give their love and joy and it is clear that these are the foundations for the reconstruction here.
May we all feel the magnetic power of pulling together in the reconstruction of our world.
Thank you dear Amat-un-Nur.
The Akido Moment
2017 Class #3
THE AKIDO MOMENT
Toward the One, the Perfection of Love, Harmony and Beauty, the Only Being
United with All the Illuminated Souls who Form the Embodyment of the Master –
the Spirit of Guidance
“… if by being on one’s guard, instead of resisting evil one would only slide
it over, it would run away by its own force.” (Inayat Khan, Vol. XIII, Gathas:
Everyday Life; Gatha II; part VI)
In the Hindu tradition, the god Shiva, also represented as Kali, is the
destroyer who clears the way for new creation. Many of us chant and dance “Om
namo Shivaya!” and joyously call on this sacred energy of transformation. In
the Sufi tradition, the energy of destruction is described as chaotic. Though
it can “shake things up” to allow room for innovation, we are warned that its
continuation is destructive………. continued and can be found in Resources under e-classes.
Every Word Has Power
There is great power in words, of which we are often unmindful. Every word ripples out into the world and produces a distinct effect. An alphabet is a spectrum of sounds. The mystics of ancient times perceived that certain combinations of syllables produced powerful effects on the subtle body and minds. These words are known, in Sanskrit, as mantras. Pir Zia Inayat-Khan from the newly published book Dynamics of Healing Volume 4 The healing Power of Sound that can be found in our store