March 1, 2015 7 Comments
‘I want God,’ I heard myself saying, ‘But not the Christian idea of an anthropomorphic deity. I want the Rootless Root, the Causeless Cause of the Upanishads.’ – Irina Tweedie
It’s been a while since we last spoke but if some of you are still out there, my sincerest hope is that kindness has been the benediction of the year thus far. For my fellow Argonauts who’ve embarked on the pilgrimage to no land, let naught trouble thee as “years” are merely perturbations that disturb the tranquility of the inner iridescence. The wisdom traditions say that thou art outside the bondage of time and space. For you I merely offer a reminder – seek to find as there’s no answer without a knock. The wise ones teach that satchitananda is available to he who develops the discriminatory faculty by which the subtle is distilled from the gross.
As for your friendly rebel without a clue, I’ve voyaged to the land from whence I came to reconnect with the aspect of myself long shrouded by the obscuration colloquially referenced as “I.” The “I” thought is somewhat slippery to source, but with patience and persistence one subdues the servant of the Self.
They say that when a man embarks upon a quest to find himself he ends up finding a whole lot more than he bargained for. Somewhat paradoxically though, this strong desire for self-gnosis has led to a complete relaxation of self-purpose and a willingness to serve the Grand Pattern of Universal Procedure. Though therefore unable to entirely verify the veracity of this principle of vivification, a certain completeness has gradually made itself known to me over the past few months. That being said, the Supreme Schematics have seen to it that certain great teachers continue to cross my path to grant the supplications of the innermost cavern of my heart.
Irina Tweedie is one such teacher and I was pleasantly surprised to find this video on YouTube. Irina is of the Naqshbandiyya- Mujadiddiya Sufi Order and I share this today hoping that she serves as a key-maker to any persistently locked doors on your quest. Though we must continue our childish play beguiled by Maya, it’s often good to remember that the very light that glistens in the eyes of children can be seen radiating from star to star.
P.S. All five parts of this video should sequentially follow. Enjoy!