I Follow the Religion of Love


A Quote for Positive living.

A Quote for Positive living.

“My heart has become capable of every form; it is a pasture
for gazelles and a retreat for Christian monks,
And a tenple for idols, and the pilgrim’s Ka’ba,
and the tables of the Torah and the book of the Koren’

I follow the religion of Love, whichever way his camels take.
My religion and my faith is the true religion.”

——–Ibn al-Arabi
Translated from Thirteenth-Century Arabic by Anne and Christopher Fremantle

Portrait of a Dervish

Portrait of a Dervish

” O musician of my soul,
play His song
play His song with my every breath.” —Rumi

“I lift my hands to You in prayer.
Grant me strength to stand alone.
You are the one to whom I belong,
I’ll sing my song to You, and give YOu all that is in my heart.” –The Chassid swaying by the Wailing Wall chants a niggun by the great Rebbe Nachman of Bratslav.

” Earth Mother, I honor your body.
Earth Mother, I sing to your stones.
Earth Mother, I enter your body.
Earth Mother, I honor your bones.” —Chant evoked to reclaim the Feminine aspect of the Divine

Sculpture garden in Windsor, Ont. Detroit in background. Photograph copyrighted by Barbara Mattio2009

Sculpture garden in Windsor, Ont. Detroit in background. Photograph copyrighted by Barbara Mattio2009