Your Heart is the Doorway
Some say the heart is the seat of emotions. If the heart is the seat of emotions, what happens when emotions fluctuate or if you feel more than one emotion at a time, or you feel conflicting emotions? Do you identify with your emotions? Are you your emotions? Emotions are a reflection of how you feel about something, a reaction, but not the essence of who you are. What is the essence of who you are? God’s light is the essence of who you are. As God’s light trickles down into the creation it separates into Qualities. The Divine Qualities as named by the Sufi tradition are the fabric of your Soul. When God created man in God’s light literally that light is the Divine Qualities known as the Asma al-Husna or Beautiful names of God. Although there are more than 99 names of God, any given list in Classical Sufism is compiled of 99 names and is used for healing.
During the workshop “Your heart is the Doorway”, we will be learning the 99 names of God, writing them, and chanting them. To feel the vibration of each Quality is to more deeply and more precisely know God, and the Divine Light we carry.
Every emotion is a doorway to God. When you identify an emotion, behind that emotion is a quality of God. When you go behind the layers of emotion to identify the Qualities, you are no longer witnessing your emotions, you are witnessing the light of God. Unexpressed emotions can get stuck in our muscle tissue and manifest as pain. Naming emotions dissipates the emotions and clears pain.
We will be using a list of emotions to write, feel the vibrations of each emotion, and track “where do I feel that emotion in my body?”. After writing the list of emotions, we will write the Divine Names of God, feeling the light and vibration of each Quality of God. Going into gentle motion with Pilates inspired movements continues to move the energy in the body releasing emotions, and allowing the light of God to fill the body.
Ending with a group chanting session to raise the vibration, continue to receive knowledge and healing, and connect with the essence of God. Leaving our “self” to bask in the light and love of our Creator.
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