Sufism, an invitation to an inner journey
Intimately guided by the thirteenth century Persian poet, Rumi, I wish to share with the most
many people the light and depth of Sufi spirituality. For this, I do not attach it
not just Islam. Rumi, introduced to Sufi music and dance by Shams, a mystic
wanderer who had become a leading figure of Sufism, did not claim to be a religion either.
Even today, some Sufis do not consider themselves Muslims. They just believe
in the existence of a God.
I often compare Sufism to a tree with a strong trunk that has many branches. According
countries, Sufism takes this or that form. If Sufi dance is also called dance of the
Sâma (for listening, in Persian), some people practice this "listening" in total immobility and
silence. They do not turn on themselves in music like the dervishes, of which one thinks
spontaneously by evoking this practice.
Through my shows and the education open to all that I provide in the workshops and
retreats, I seek to transmit certain universal Sufi philosophical principles. By their
reach, they illuminate our daily life and enrich it.
If the Sufis pray in motion while repeating what can be likened to mantras, for
me, the dance (if it is ancestral and ritualized) is a prayer in itself. She has the ability to build
a bridge between the visible and the invisible and allows to experience the link with the divine. No matter what
that everyone understands by this word (Nature, the cosmos, the “great everything”, etc.). I'm talking about this here
which surpasses and transcends us. One can perceive the Sufi dance as a meditation
dance; a reconnection to oneself; between earth and heaven, or even as a practice that can
take a person to an altered state of consciousness and make him reach spiritual awakening.
In my workshops, I go straight to the point. In a few hours, I try to infuse the
participants what it took me over twenty years to learn in different communities
Sufis… I make them feel the intoxication of mind and body that whirling provides
more or less rapid of this dance. The workshops are like a small bath in a part of
the mystical ocean of love where we would go in confidence. Before perhaps, if we wish,
"swim" even further. However, be careful, the workshops are not a simple discovery,
a “mechanical” learning of gestures. Intense, they require a real investment of
people who participate.
The retreats are an immersion of several days. The big bath in a way! All
is ritualized there, even the meals. Some are leaving. Others return for several years.
To be in love, to rise, is not self-evident. It is a demanding and powerful path. The practice
Sufi is not a skill. She literally saw herself. It is an infinite inner journey.
Of an initiatory quest and truth.
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