Shams you are the Sun,

Dispelling darkness

Rumi you are the one

I have been searching for

We engage in mystical communion

Reciting poetry

Whirling in dance to reach the divine

Gazing into the beloveds eyes

Love makes everything it touches sacred



Enter the realm of the divine

Through sacred gaze

Uniting in ecstatic mystical communion

Rumi was born in 1207 as Jalal ad-kin Muhammad Balkhi in the Persian Empire. He lived most of his life in Konya, Turkey. His father was a Muslim scholar and mystic and Rumi followed in his footsteps as a Sufi mystic teaching in a community of dervishes. 

In 1244 Rumi met Shams of Tabriz - a wandering dervish. Tabbriz is in modern day Iran. As Shams wandered he asked Allah to bring him a companion and a vision guided him to Konya and Rumi. They spent 40 days in seclusion in a state of Sobhet - ecstatic mystical communion, conversing and gazing at each other. Rumi’s students were jealous and Shams was possibly murdered by them. After Shams disappeared Rumi pours his soul into his poetry and whirling dance. 


We came whirling out of nothingness,

Scattering stars like dust

The stars made a circle

And in the middle we dance


Come, come, whoever you are

Wanderer, idolater, worshiper of fire

Come even though you have broken

Your vow a thousand times

Come, and come again

Ours is not a caravan of despair



Why should I seek

I am the same as He

His essence speaks through me

I have been looking for myself

Shams of Tabbiz


Loves greatest gift is its ability to

Make everything it touches sacred



Joy is like pure, clear water

Wherever it flows, wondrous blossoms grow