Sacred Looseness The system and pure Reality conflict for one thrives through exerting control, through compulsion whereas the other is about looseness, sacred looseness, surrender; the very essence of life for all the sustained. Remember the Qur’anic revelation: “there is no compulsion in religion” (2: 256). So why endure any compulsion from any other earthly institution when The Divine Being already made it clear to us that there is no compulsion in His Way, isn’t this enough to express how free we truly are?
Let us bask in Love, forget being confined, forget oppressive false rules that repress the light we bear, it slept long enough there, in us, awaiting us to tap into it and to nurture it. One day its Source will re~claim it and then what will we do if we haven’t laid any way for it while it still was our Gift, our Hidden Treasure? Indeed, at some point there is no more external control to exert on the human soul but our individual will to turn the switch of the greedy ego off, to surrender, to be effaced and it takes such pure Love to attain that self-effacement that we better pray that The Divine grants us the grace to be guided to it inshAllah.
By existing, by breathing, we are loose, this is our divinely-granted state: looseness! The global financial system also should practice being more loose instead of starving the planet’s children to death. You see why the prophets (as) confronted the establishment? They came to represent sacred looseness on our behalf! What about the hate-filled plotters who persecuted prophet Muhammad (saw) or those “priests” who plotted to murder Jesus (as), why do we follow their mischievous inheritors who now claim to be guardians of the Messiah’s (as) teachings when their actions do not even reflect him? Shouldn’t we follow our prophets (as) instead of these institutions that claim to exclusively represent them? How is it possible to represent a prophet (as) of The Divine while simultaneously committing atrocities upon mankind? By following these misguided self-appointed religious “authorities”, we devoid religion of all its Beauty.
Now let us take this to Art: do you ever wonder why fine souls long for that instant that will trigger Inspiration? Real musicians, writers, calligraphers (all the beings who, through their artistic endeavors, are on the verge of falling off their breath to tilt in the Cosmic Breath) simply channel sacred looseness, that sweet state of Surrender~Freedom the system of fear and our attachments discourage us from, yet this is what we are from birth, we are loose just like the spheres or the dervishes, no difference! Creativity reflects that innate Longing for looseness we all are subjected to, it is all we long for because it symbolizes our Return to The Divine… the only Reality.
… All this looseness talk now is taking me to the plight of the oppressed people who progressively break loose! Who needs barriers when the whole Creation is a sign of Unity? We are because The Divine uttered “BE“! In some multi-galactic chorus, the heart ever hears “BE” and lo! It beats or un~beats and we break open: walls collapse like that too! Now hear the stars burst out in laughter! “…Aaaaaaaaaaah…” Yes the Universe is conspiring to free us… Our destiny is looseness, here or in the Hereafter, no matter, we will all be loose inshAllah, so we better practice it now!
© 2008-2013 Aida Toure.
“They took their rabbis and their monks to be their lords besides Allâh (by obeying them in things which they made lawful or unlawful according to their own desires without being ordered by Allâh), and (they also took as their Lord) Messiah, son of Maryam (Mary), while they were commanded [in the Taurât (Torah) and the Injeel (Gospel)] to worship none but One Ilâh (God – Allâh) Lâ ilâha illa Huwa (none has the right to be worshipped but He). Praise and glory be to Him (far above is He) from having the partners they associate (with Him).” ~ Qur’an 9: 31
“O you who believe! Verily, there are many of the rabbis and the monks who devour the wealth of mankind in falsehood, and hinder (them) from the Way of Allâh. And those who hoard up gold and silver and spend them not in the Way of Allâh, announce unto them a painful torment.” ~ 9: 34 Qur’an
“Do they not travel through the land, so that their hearts and minds may thus learn wisdom and their ears may thus learn to hear? Truly it is not the eyes that are blind, but the hearts which are in their breasts.” ~Qur’an 22: 46
“Whoever kills a human being unjustly is as if he had killed all mankind.” ~Qur’an 5: 32.