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Music of Ineffable Beauty


~ 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

Inner Reality · Spiritual Art · Sufi Poetry · Tasawwuf

Of its Splendor


~ Of its Splendor ~

There are manifestations
of Beauty meant to remind you
of the Divine Whisper
your soul carries;
the tender yet powerful
impulse that constantly says:
Do you know who you are?
Do you see your Grace?
If only you knew of its splendor,
you would consciously breathe,
think and speak from Love
and be intentional from there.
All the Beauty around you
is yourself being reflected!

© 2015 Aïda Touré

Inner Reality · Spirituality

Be a Constant Wide Opening

Haute Court, Chandigarh, India by Chen Yen-Chi
Haute Court, Chandigarh, India by Chen Yen-Chi

It’s strange how time binds and unbinds people, how it reinforces or breaks bonds as if we were but mere instruments for profound love or total indifference; we are helpless servants of closeness or distance actualized for the mysterious purpose of it all~

Momentarily occupying space and then laying way for some deeper fulfillment to take place, we come forward in and retreat from others’ lives, like life itself we subconsciously expand and contract, depending on the current greater need…

It’s a secret dance of union and separation, of joy and sadness, of longing and fulfillment; it’s a devotional exchange whose constant beneficiary is the soul. Thus my dear, with grace learn to let go and to let be and prepare for the awakening in your next function, be a constant wide opening just like this~

© 2015 Aïda Touré

Inner Reality · Spiritual Art

The Quiet, Still Mind

swan-293157_1280(1)A friend of mine once said to me: “I’m mostly quiet out of respect for myself and others.” I was deeply moved by his words because people tend to expect others to be talkative yet there is such grace to sitting in a quiet presence! Oftentimes the quiet mind is a tremendously rich one and those who possess it are deep thinkers, listeners and healers. They know what is meant beyond just words, they see through facade, they understand and read emotions, knowing how to transcribe them in untold ways. I love the grandeur of a quiet, still mind. ~Aïda Touré

© 2015 Aïda Touré

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A Fragrance from Paradise

wisteria-dervishes~ A Fragrance from Paradise ~

Being a mystic is a temperament,
it cannot be taught nor learned
it is inherent to the soul
like a fragrance from Paradise
one cannot help to wear.
When such grace manifests
in the material world,
tremendous beauty arises,
anyone who sees it
ends up surrendering:
“la ilaha illa Allah,
there is no reality but Allah!”

escapes from their lips~
Through the presence of mystics,
blessings abound and flow,
ecstatically merging with matter,
polishing it from inside,
turning it into myriads of lights
’til they return to their Source~
For now, let us revel in
this expansive divine love
that invades the poet’s heart!

© 2014 Aïda Touré