Falling in love with Rumi
In the meantime, I've been in a strange liminal space, a time when loose ends are being tied and all that is no longer required is being released. Because this work is so contrary to our usual American "Do more, bigger, louder, longer" attitude, even though it is quiet work it is very hard. Being a wise woman, I've built plenty of time in my days to let things process. Part of that quiet time included falling in love with Rumi. I've been drawn to his quotes lately and decided I wanted to read them in context, so I got a book and have been loving it!
Because most of you are probably tarot people, I thought you might enjoy this poem because it is about the elements. Not necessarily only the classical alchemical elements, but still. It's beautiful and I hope it makes you smile.
Answers From the Elements
Last night I asked the moon about the Moon, my
for the visible world, Where is God?
The moon says, I am dust stirred up
when he passed by. The sun, My face is pale
from just now seeing him. Water: I slide on my
head and face
like a snake, from a spell he said. Fire: His
I want to be that restless. Wine, why so light?
I would burn if I had a choice. Earth, quiet
and thoughtful? Inside me I have a garden
and an underground spring.
This world hurts my head with its answers,
Wine filling my hand, not my glass.
If I could wake completely, I would say without
why I’m ashamed of using words.
A Blessing for You
May you ask the moon about the Moon
May the answer beguile and enchant you
May the Moon ask you about YOU
May your answer delight the Moon
Here are some links (that give me a little commission) for the Rumi Collection, and my two newest releases, The Mystical Manga Tarot and Llewellyn's 2018 Tarot Calendar.
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