Saturday, July 22, 2017
As for me, I felt a transmission of bliss even as he spoke this morning. Maybe you will also.
The Shift Network
Rumi has written that love is the water of life.
We really can’t live without love, and most of us would agree that the world would be a better place if we all could get better at giving and receiving it.
Renowned mystic-scholar Andrew Harvey spoke about the Sufi way of opening to love –– an ecstatic, passionate love connection with the Divine and all of life –- in his electric virtual event this morning, Discovering the Sufi Way of the Beloved: Ecstasy & Surrender Through the Mystical Teachings of Sufism.
This was frankly the most dynamic transmission of heart-wisdom I’ve heard in awhile, one that unraveled so many misconceptions (have you ever thought of the Prophet Mohammed as a feminist for instance?)!
If you missed it, there are instructions below on how to listen in in a few days...
One of the things I particularly appreciate about Andrew’s teachings is how he illuminates the Sufi path as a way to unravel false notions of our Self and truly die into love.
Andrew shows us that by diving into the depths of our hearts, we can see the Beloved in the eyes of all who cross our path.
He speaks in an impassioned way about the universality of truth, love, and wisdom at the core of Sufism –– which not only inspires us to open our hearts more deeply, but can also creates societies that have a sacred design.
He shared how Mohammed, for instance, was the only founder of a major religion who was involved in all the complexity of daily life, from having a family to creating laws. He thus showed how Sufism marries an ecstatic and transcendent grace with feet-on-the-ground practicality.
If you missed this truly sizzling, heart-expanding hour with Andrew, you’ll get another chance to listen in this Tuesday, July 25, at noon Pacific, during a special encore.
You can access this FREE virtual event here:
Discovering the Sufi Way of the Beloved
Andrew particularly shared how all seekers can benefit from an exploration of the Sufi path, as it is known for taking us to the deepest, most viscerally experienced connection with the Beloved.
It’s a journey to the inner chambers of your heart, the truth of your soul and the ultimate love connection –– the deepest, most ecstatic union with the Beloved, one in which you do not seek, but surrender…
You’ve undoubtedly experienced inklings of this bliss, this shimmering of oneness, reading the poems of Sufi mystics, such as Rumi and Hafiz.
That’s why we’re excited that Andrew will be teaching an entire
10-week program on this subject, The Sufi Way of the Beloved Opening to Ecstasy, Fearlessness & Compassion Through the Wisdom of 7 Great Mystics, in a couple of weeks.
In this revelatory, heart-opening program, he’ll take you on an exploration of seven Sufi mystics, sharing their stories, poetry and realizations to help you walk the path of embodied divinity.
Through his deep insights, scholarship, and storytelling, you’ll discover a new understanding of the importance of this mystical lineage and the role it can play in liberating you into a more devotional relationship with life.
Discover a practice of burning in the heart for the Beloved
Recognize the centrality of the Divine Feminine in Sufism
Understand the true meaning of surrender
Learn the core Sufi practice of remembrance that enables you to stay aligned with the Beloved
Understand the role of extreme suffering in extreme transformation
Develop a deeper appreciation of the Prophet Mohammed’s teachings and stories
See how integrating divine intelligence into how we design society can unite our spiritual ideals with societal principles
Celebrate the Sufi quest for a more universal understanding that embraces all paths
If we are to create true peace between world religions and throughout the world, we need to understand the depths of the Sufi way and its luminous gifts to the world –– especially those expressed by the many Sufi teachers and masters who offer us the most accessible teachings.
You can find out more about The Sufi Way of the Beloved 7-week program here.
We hope you join us Tuesday for the special encore of Andrew’s introduction to this powerful program.
We’re certain you’ll be inspired to look at where you need to open your heart more fully –– and follow the way of the Sufi –– from compassionately illuminating and liberating your own shadow to seeing the world through the eyes of the Beloved.
This is a beautiful opportunity…
Stephen Dinan - The Shift Network
P.S. Andrew is well-schooled in all the major religious traditions, but he has a particularly profound relationship with Sufism. Through his deep insights, scholarship and storytelling, you’ll open a door to a new understanding of the importance of this mystical lineage.
Remember to mark your calendar for this Tuesday’s FREE encore presentation of Discovering the Sufi Way of the Beloved. This remarkable hour with Andrew starts at 5:00pm, Pacific.
Again, for your convenience, you can access this complimentary call here:
Discovering the Sufi Way of the Beloved
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