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Rumi Corner

Imagine the time the particle you are
returns where it came from!
The family darling comes home.
Wine without being contained in cups,
is handed around.
A red glint appears in a granite outcrop,
and suddenly the whole cliff turns to ruby.

~ Rumi

Unconditional love really exists in each of us. It is part of our deep inner being. It is not so much an active emotion as a state of being. It’s not ‘I love you’ for this or that reason, not ‘I love you if you love me.’ It’s love for no reason, love without an object.”

Be with those who help your being.
Don’t sit with indifferent people, whose breath
comes cold out of their mouths.
Not these visible forms, your work is deeper.
A chunk of dirt thrown in the air breaks to pieces.
If you don’t try to fly,
and so break yourself apart,
you will be broken open by death,
when it’s too late for all you could become.
Leaves get yellow. The tree puts out fresh roots
and makes them green.
Why are you so content with a love that turns you yellow?

~ Rumi

translation: Coleman Barks

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Close your eyes.
Gather all the kindling
About your heart
To create one spark.
That is all you need
To nourish the flame
That will cleanse the dark
Of its weight of festered fear.

~ John O'Donohue

"You do not need to know precisely what is happening, 
or exactly where it is all going. 
What you need is to recognize the possibilities and challenges offered by the present moment, and to embrace them with courage, faith, and hope."

~ Thomas Merton

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Welcome to Temenos Community

Sunday Service
Sunday, May 31st | "Alchemy"
Rev. Christine Campbell
Join us on the Temenos Retreat and Sanctuary Facebook page LIVE at 9:00 am (you can watch anytime)

The Temenos main Facebook page is here:
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Song, Prayer, Meditation, and a Contemplation on "Dawn"

Alchemy – Fire, Wind, Water
Pentecost – the Holy Spirit of Transformation

Join us in this liminal space – Where the traditional mingles with the non-traditional In the ageless mysticism of love unfolding. We come together in gratitude, celebration, prayer and song. Gather in a community which embraces a Global Evolving Consciousness and Spirituality.

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Services will be recorded as an audio file and will be available shortly after at SoundCloud:

Retreat and Sanctuary
Renew and Regenerate Your Being

Dear Friends,

As the Winds of Transformation swirl around, every aspect of our lives gets stirred up. The Sun climbs higher growing hotter each day while rains come, turning drylands to mud while washing away the dust. Sometimes we just have sit in the midst and weather on through our anger, grief and uncertainty

Expect change and allow the Wind, Rain and Fire to assist your growth and transformation.

In Peace, Christine

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The Tyger


Tyger Tyger, burning bright,
In the forests of the night;
What immortal hand or eye,
Could frame thy fearful symmetry? 

In what distant deeps or skies.
Burnt the fire of thine eyes?
On what wings dare he aspire?
What the hand, dare seize the fire?

And what shoulder, & what art,
Could twist the sinews of thy heart?
And when thy heart began to beat,
What dread hand? & what dread feet?

What the hammer? what the chain,
In what furnace was thy brain?
What the anvil? what dread grasp,
Dare its deadly terrors clasp!

When the stars threw down their spears
And water’d heaven with their tears:
Did he smile his work to see?
Did he who made the Lamb make thee?

Tyger Tyger burning bright,
In the forests of the night:
What immortal hand or eye,
Dare frame thy fearful symmetry?

~ William Blake

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“The beauty that emerges from woundedness is a beauty infused with feeling; a beauty different from the beauty of landscape and the cold perfect form. This is a beauty that has suffered its way through the ache of desolation until the words or music emerged to equal the hunger and desperation at its heart. It must also be said that not all woundedness succeeds in finding its way through to beauty of form. Most woundedness remains hidden, lost inside forgotten silence. Indeed, in every life there is some wound that continues to weep secretly, even after years of attempted healing. Where woundedness can be refined into beauty a wonderful transfiguration takes place.”

 ~ John O'Donohue

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emerald fields lost
in my younger years
paradise crumbling
as the days passed

raindrops falling
upon fading pictures
while velvet swirls
cross a rainbow sky
belying the venom
of a lightning strike
winds ripping thru
a field of sunflowers
as life  screams
loudly in furious rage

age brings the calming
touch of wisdom
that results in shelter
from a storm filled

~ JEG325

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This is Why... 

“This is why alchemy exists," the boy said. "So that everyone will search for his treasure, find it, and then want to be better than he was in his former life. Lead will play its role until the world has no further need for lead; and then lead will have to turn itself into gold.
That's what alchemists do. They show that, when we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better, too.”

~ Paulo Coelho

aurora borealis

“Alchemy is no mere act of nature or prearranged set of rules. It is a creature, living and breathing, devouring knowledge and generating new, previously unfathomable events. Alchemy is intelligent, creative, expansive, and dangerous beyond belief.”

~ C.J. Olsen


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For those of you who are having trouble getting to sleep, I record some nighttime prayers and music and put it up on SoundCloud.

You can find them here:

On Sundays we offer "Live Service" on our main Temenos Facebook page.
Song, Prayer, Meditation and a Contemplation.
This week the contemplation is on "Holy Alchemy"

The link for face book is: 
Temenos Retreat and Sanctuary – Home | Facebook

(you do not have to be a member)