Rumi, the 13th century Persian poet, has transformed the world with his ability to embrace and relate with everyone, unaffected by belief or background. All the while, he infuses the world with his rare insight, causing people to question what they’ve been taught to believe. His poetry is bound by no cultural or religious limitations; it goes far beyond such concepts with depth and truth. Rumi’s words have been credited for not only bridging the gap between religions but for bridging the perceived gap between each and every one of us.
His remedy for fear is love; the impact and reach of his poetry give reason to accept this notion into our own lives and incite our own powerful transmutations of energy. Who says one person can’t change the world?
Rumi relates his life as a mystic to a “gathering of lovers, where there is no high or low, smart or ignorant, no proper schooling required.” But he wasn’t always such a passionate seeker of philosophical worldly truths. He had barriers to overcome and periods of grief just like the rest of us.
Rumi’s work continues to show the world that we don’t need to be afraid of pain. We could, in fact, allow the emotions we usually suppress to overwhelm us so that we may emerge from the fog of fear with more purity, clarity and bliss than ever before.
Emotions can be so heavy and can bury us if we let them. I mean this both theoretically and literally. If you’ve ever had a traumatic experience, you probably know what I mean. We often think the only way out is to suppress what makes us hurt and we’re forced to expend energy avoiding triggers that cause said emotion to ripple once again through the surface of our awareness.
It’s denying something we know deep down to be real that causes it to return with a vengeance, intent on dissolving the seams of the past each time we’ve finally convinced ourselves we’re okay.
Emotions are real. They’re there to tell us something and help us along our journey. It’s never too late to travel through to the other side of pain and find everything you’ve ever wanted but didn’t think possible.
Allow yourself to feel whatever you’re feeling. Each and every way you feel IS validated, understood and loved by universal intelligence, God, consciousness, the divine, creator or whatever you prefer to associate with (it’s all the same to us). Talk to and treat yourself as if you were a child. Tell your heart that it’s ok to feel this way.
By allowing yourself to feel it, you thereby release it. Allowance is release.
There are many ways to travel through pain towards true release. Expression is one key that allows for safe passage along the inspiring, ever expanding journey towards true happiness and understanding of all life’s weirdness. Luckily for us, Rumi chose to express himself through poetry.
We can express ourselves through art, music, or simply in a private journal. Do it for yourself; it’s truly amazing to read something you wrote years prior and see how you’ve grown and changed. ANY way that helps us express tough emotions is a powerful tool for us.
Reading my diary after so many years had massive effect on my self awareness and spiritual growth. The gut-wrenching emotions I had in some memories seemed to fade or become altered. I remembered every high school heart break as a learning experience and took from each only the good times. It also confirms I’ve done well thus far forming and reforming positive neurological pathways. Honestly, it just helps to know I have the ability; it hasn’t felt like I’ve been so great at this lately!
I’ve read many times about the power of thought and how it affects our lives on a truly mystical level. Quantum physics and neurology have addressed this well known phenomenon but it’s amazing to see first hand how we mold our own memories. When we have positively associated neural connections, we literally have no access to negative memories if they don’t coincide with what we’ve since chosen to believe. We may remember how we felt but the severity will likely be blunted when looking back from a later date.
When we strengthen our “positive thinking muscles”, we can become emotionally detached from a painful past, where even traumatic events can feel like they happened to a different you- in a different life.
We all have the power to make dreams come true; it’s time for us to embody what we didn’t know we’ve always been;)
We’re so excited to have the incredible opportunity to share Rumi’s thoughts with the world; please let us know what you think and what you’d like to see from the Veachi in the future!
If you’d like to learn more about his life and where he received his inspiration, we found this article interesting.
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