Thursday, May 18, 2006

Sufi Spiritual Exercise: Divine Light

The following Sufi spiritual exercise is designed to open the body and soul to receive the Divine Light. In this Sufi exercise the practitioner focuses on the first three chakras (located approximately in the tail bone, navel and solar plexus areas). The Sufi Spiritual Exercise of Divine Light has three components:

  • (a) the Invocation;
  • (b) the Declaration – which in turn has two parts: (1) the statement of repentance and (2) the statement of purpose; and
  • (c) the Meditation on Divine Light.

In the following we provide our method, with instructions (in parenthesis), as practiced by the Rose Crescent tradition.

(Begin by lighting a candle on your alter. Get into a comfortable position. Relax your body and mind. Count from 13 to 1. Focus on your breath. With each inhalation breathe in purity; with each exhalation breathe out mental and spiritual pollution.)

The Invocation

(Repeat – from the Quran and from the inspired words of Hazrat Inayat Khan)

“Bismallah ar-Rahman ar-Rahim.”

“Toward the One,
The Perfection of Love, Harmony, and Beauty,
The Only Being,
United with the Illuminated Souls,
Who form the Emobiement of the Master,
The Spirit of Guidance.”

Allahu Akbar!

The Declaration

(Repeat the Statement of Repentance)

“I ___________ (your name) repent of each time I have valued a people, tribe, clan, nation, race and/or species above another. I repent of all mental and physical acts I have committed, knowingly or unknowingly, against the spirit of unity. So mote it be.”

(Repeat the statement of purpose)

“I ____________ (your name) call upon the Divine Light to guide us towards thy unity. May thy Kingdom of Love and Light encompass all beings, filling myself, humanity, the earth and the unseen worlds. So mote it be.”

Meditation on Divine Light

(Focus on the candle. Soften your eyes. Breathe in the light. Breathe out pollution. Notice how the glow of the candle enlarges. See how the flame desires to leap upwards. Let the rays of light enter your eyes and chest. Turn your attention inwards. See the candle within you. See the light. Focus on the light. Let the light move throughout your body, healing your chakras, permeating you, enlightening your field of energy.)


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