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Sufism, Time and Consciousness by Kabir Helminski

In metaphysics & cosmology on December 22, 2012 at 8:44 am

sufi-dance1(If you haven’t already read the previous post: Sufism, Time & The Mayan Calendar, you might want to read it first)

In all these years, we have never indulged in or even mentioned any doomsday scenarios, the coming of the “Mahdi,” or any speculation of the so-called end times. It has always seemed to us that these eschatological images and narrations were more spiritual and metaphoric than something to concern ourselves with in a literal way.

In the last few years, however, I have discovered from very interesting and significant areas of knowledge that complement our own tradition and illuminate our current situation. Seek ye knowledge even as far as (the Yucatan)… Read the rest of this entry »

Sufism, Time, & The Mayan Calendar by Kabir Helminski

In Spirit, heart & soul on December 15, 2012 at 7:28 am

June 28, 2011, 6:38 pm

kabir

Dear friends,

From time to time, we offer some reflections in the form of
this “Eye of the Heart.” Following the Prophetic dictum, “Lord, do not
make the dunya (world) my primary concern,” we have focused on the
timeless wisdom of our tradition, and yet, especially since early 2007
events in our outer world have impacted everyone’s lives, spiritually,
emotionally, and materially. If I choose to talk about the events and
conditions of our outer life I hope it is always from a perspective that Read the rest of this entry »

Theme of the Month: Time & Timelessness

In Education on December 10, 2012 at 4:41 pm

Somebody once wrote, children spell love as t-i-m-e. How do we spend quality time with our kids and as a family?  What is our relationship to time and how effectively do we use our day?  How important is routine for children and how important is it for activities to be scheduled at certain parts of the day?

Another reason to look at time is many readers of the Mayan calendar point to 21 Dec 2012 as a point at which we hit a singularity in time. Swedish scholar, Calleman, has done extensive research in the Mayan belief of nine Underworlds – each representing a different stage of consciousness. According to him, the Mayans prophesied that the Venus transit, 5-6 Jun 2012, would be the birth of a new world of consciousness, resulting in a timeless cosmic consciousness. Many other prophecies also point to this era.  Has 2012 been a strange or testing time for you? Shifts or transitions occurring?

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