Jallaludin Rumi – Gazing At The Beloved
May 24, 2012
Hosted by Leah Brenda Smith
The Sufi mystic and poet Jalaluddin Rumi lived in the 13th Century in Persia. He is known and loved for his poetry expressing the ecstasies and mysteries of love in all of its forms, erotic, platonic, and divine. To this day Rumi’s contribution to consciousness through his radical practice of gazing meditation, and his exquisite poetry is revered, studied, practice, and enjoyed worldwide. In 1244 a most extraordinary event occurred in the history of Sufism when Rumi meet a fellow seeker Shams-i-Tabriz. After meeting, they entered into a private retreat and emerged 90 days later in a transformed state. The two men sat and simply gazed into each other’s eyes; the portals to the soul. Tune in this week as we delve into Rumi’s Radical Practice of Beholding the Divine as it is presented and translated by Will Johnson. We will also explore some of Rumi’s poems of ecstasy and longing that have been translated and presented by Coleman Barks. If the beloved is everywhere, the lover is a veil.
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Leah Brenda Smith
Leah’s pursuit of consciousness began in 1972 at the Institute of Applied Metaphysics. She has studied, practiced, and taught various approaches to religion, philosophy, meditation, healing, movement, art and music.
Leah is a Reiki Master, and founder of The Divine Lineage of Reiki, and Bone Medicine. She is also certified in Coaching, Craniosacral Therapy, Channeling, Hypnosis, NLP, and Snoezelen. In addition Leah has experience treating many chronic conditions, abuse and addictions recovery, palliative care and bereavement support.
Concurrently, Leah has provided services to people with developmental and other disabilities including sign language interpreting, relaxation techniques, and opportunities to learn about and practice Jewish life.
Leah received the Who’s Who Outstanding Health & Wellness VIP of the year for 2012. She was recognized by the International Women’s Leadership Association for her contribution to Family, Career, and Community.
Leah has always held the vision of a peaceful world inhabited by a loving population; she continues to serve humanity as an international educator, practitioner, and spiritual life coach - in person, by phone, or via Skype.
What her clients are saying: “Leah provides practical information that is easy to apply.” “Leah’s 15 minute treatment gave me the same benefit as the best one hour treatment of any kind.” “Leah’s classes are a delightful expression of spirit.” The bottom line is, fabulous!