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FINDING OUR INNER DIGNITY
A SUFI METHOD FOR DISCOVERY AND MAINTENANCE 
OF SPIRITUAL HEALTH 
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A PEACEFUL HEART IS THE BASIS FOR SPIRITUAL REALIZATION,
AND SPIRITUAL REALIZATION IS THE BASIS FOR PHYSICAL HEALTH.

Bringing Peace to the Heart. 

Healing the heart is the process of finding our Inner Dignity. Souls are quite dignified, and Soul heals! For Soul is the manifestation of The Divine. God created all souls in His Image. This means - that he created our ultimate perfection from His Essence to be a perfect embodiment of all of His Divine qualities. 

"All your images of winter I see against your sky. 
I understand the wounds that have not healed in you. 
They exist because God and Love have yet to become real enough 
to allow you to forgive the dream." 
(Hafiz) 

Why can't we find our peaceful heart?

For the most part, life in this world of illusion is deliberate deception. Confidence built upon confidence, where there is none in reality. Everyone in his mask, his forward 'persona', knowing and believing that everyone else is there too, and no one is telling the truth. It's the way of the "world". Illusion supporting illusion, game supporting game, all in the name of mutual benefit, when all we really need is a crust of bread. "If I help him get that, he'll help me get this." 

Newly created 
bodies
by mom and dad
from the spark of Love
however brief

Born by Love
into a world
of separation
and self-created
grief

Thinking
it to be
all there is, 
its loss
is indeed to be feared. 

Consistently, habitually and chronically off-balance, we can't even find, let alone stay in touch with, our own inner dignity. We are so out of touch with our deeper truth and reality that there is no longer any mention of it at all in our personal lives or childhood educational systems, and we have totally abandoned the search for it. And we do not perceive that our physical lives are in jeopardy only due to this negligent oversight. 

Natural living has become not just a joke but an impossibility. Diseases that were seen only rarely in the very aged are now commonly accepted as inevitable possibilities in our infants. We are a marketer's dream. Our lives are now committed entirely to the pursuit of outward values.

Our hearts will never find peace until we change our intention from living in show and hypocrisy to living in reality and truth. We ask ourselves how can we know what's real, and how can we find it? With question after question, we continue the attempt to convince ourselves that we do not know. We force ourselves to remain in victim mode (or in the 'empowered victim' mode) in the false belief that it is the only way to get what we want, but within our hearts, there is still an inkling of doubting truth. 

What can we do? Understand the Nature of Surrender!

If we are truly sincere and recognize the difficulty we are in, then we will seek at all costs to find and know our spiritual truth and reality, and it's not far away. All true spiritual teachers can show you that even temporary divestment, a specified time for a guided inner seclusion, a trained withdrawal of the senses from outside glitter and personal concerns, and a moment of singularity of focus will be a sufficient beginning and lead to an increased awareness of possibilities. That's your Spiritual World. 

You are invited to sit quietly in the same light that we are in, and to allow it to shed over you until you can feel it. Then you will be helped and know how to discern the healing light and energy for yourself. Thus begins a new life in a New World - a life of spiritual wonder and freedom from the burden of overwhelming responsibility.

An increasing awareness of the Divine Nature of Creation and its Author is the process of life and the basis of all healing. It can be catalyzed or accelerated by associating with those who are living in it. All real religions, paths and spiritual teachers are about providing an opportunity for truth, soul recognition and self-realization, spiritual health, peaceful loving hearts and heavenly co-existence in our world. 

True Self-realization is the key to the whole-hearted joy of life. It necessitates understanding and accepting our fears. That's why we all need help.