She: 1007 Lifetimes

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~ She: 1007 Lifetimes ~

She was so otherworldly
she just wanted to be touched by
the Yin sense in your Yang;
your guidance, your patience,
your tenderness, your true self,
your soul’s feel on the Deen,
your molding her, your teaching her,
your luxurious silence,
the solace between pauses
for Sorbet scents~
She, she, she longed to hear
the Music in each of your steps
toward the Divine Beloved!
In the octaves, ego is veiled from,
she is your sacred state
from inside manifested,
your lost Poetry found again;
she would have embraced you
for a 1007 lifetimes,
serving the master in you
she owed her every surrender to…
had you held her hand~
With such a beautiful Love
returned to its Source,
distance becomes holy.

© 2016 Aïda Touré

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Radiance in You

Visual Sufi Poetry by Aïda Touré

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“We keep the Earth radiant and beautiful by exploring the completeness of our souls. Each one of us is a full receptacle of The Hidden Treasure; this Beauty stored inside animates the voice heard at night that says: ‘Have you shown some of your majesty today?’ “

© 2005 Aïda Touré

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Threshold of True Love

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~ Threshold of True Love ~

We constantly are on the threshold of true Love.
With every breath, we are susceptible

to fall in it, completely… to dissolve in it,
without any ego, without any fear,

without such hindering veils,
only Transparency is left…

© 2016 Aïda Touré

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Adversity & the Higher Self

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All violence is the result of inner pain, we must remedy this by healing ourselves individually and then collectively, through self-Love, through conscious uncovery of the divine attributes instilled in our soul by the Beloved… We are here to express those attributes while the external world exerts its coarse energies against this innate cosmic purpose yet the higher self’s grace must triumph by experience with such adversity. This is the reality we all have in common yet the difference in our journey is in the way we choose to react to pain; whether we choose to overcome it through compassion, or we choose to be defeated by it through destructive patterns… Love is the Way within and without that will restore this realm to Harmony and Balance~

In this sacred process, Artists’role is of the highest importance so in order to honor this collective uplifting endeavor, I will share works by creatives I discover and who honor the Light within us that awaits to be unveiled to each one of us… inshAllah~

© 2016 Aïda Touré

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Art of Love

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~ Art of Love ~

Of all sacred Arts
to master, Love is
the most fundamental one.

© 2016 Aïda Touré

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Feast of Light

Blessed Ramadan to All~

Visual Sufi Poetry by Aïda Touré

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For a month eyes will be shut to the external world so the self grows more aware of the Breath’s nourishment. The material dimension loses its grip on the soul that seeks to be with the Presence~ to be beyond all that is not, la ilaha illa Allah! Colors, scents, suras will be nutrients to the selfless self that dances with the prophets (as). The sweetness of Returning supersedes the one of not owning anything~ We are Poor for the sake of True Wealth, say:

“Bismillah,
my love, the Moon is out,
come sit at our table,
the feast of Light
is starting tonight!”

© 2011-2016 Aïda Touré

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Music of Ineffable Beauty

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~ Music of Ineffable Beauty ~

Love is a gift
that unwraps itself
in the Unseen until
it reaches the vessels
it is attributed to
by divine command.
Every wave that transports it
creates a Music of ineffable beauty.
Upon its reception
in the material dimension,
the quality of this Love results
from our heart’s condition;
the purer the heart, the deeper the Love.
When we understand this Law
how can Love not be sacred?
Like every precious gift
it must be cherished,
cultivated with consistency
patience and spiritual intelligence~
For devoted lovers,
Love is the greatest of endeavors
to undertake for it impacts
the very soul of those they bond with
and this extends to everything
created out of such a bond.
Lo! I just heard the command to retreat~
My dear one, let me seal my lips
for now the Exalted Assembly appears!

© 2016 Aïda Touré

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