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Friendship: Rumi's Ode to Shams of Tabris

At dawn a moon appeared from the wavesAnd ascended, gazing down at me. Then,Like a falcon snatching a bird in flight,It snatched me up and flew away.When I looked up I no longer saw myself:Into that moon my body had eased, by graceOf the soul in which I travelled, moon-drivenUntil the secret of God’s revelation halted me.Nine spheres of Heaven had merged in that moon;And the sea washed over the ship of my being,Breaking against me in waves. Again Wisdom’sVoice boomed; as it happens so it occurs. At every foam-fleck of the ocean a figureEmerged and slowly disappeared, just as My foam-flecked body, receiving a sea-sign,Melted within and slowly turned to spirit. Without the regal power of Shams of Tabriz,Holding...

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Practicing Mindfulness: Self Care Tips and Tricks this Spring

“Be kind to yourself, dear—to our innocent follies. Forget any sounds or touch you knew that did not help you dance. You will come to see that all evolves us.” —Rumi It is easy to get caught up in life's busy wheel; between taking care of your children, growing your relationship with your spouse, hitting targets at work and attending to your hobbies and interests. This can get overwhelming, pushing us to high stress levels, anxiety and eventually lead to depression. We have put together simple tips and ways you can practice mindfulness and self-care to keep you abundant on the inside and graceful as you navigate through life.   1. Body Scan For this mindfulness activity get comfortable, you...

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Happy New Year: What's New in 2021

  We hope you pull out your ceremonial whites and dance through life with friends who fill your soul🕊️⁠⠀⁠⠀While there may be less dancing and less reason to wear our whites, there is more creativity, more stillness, more gratitude now than ever before🌙⁠⠀⁠⠀So, as we begin this first full week of a new year, we call upon you, our lovely Glorka community, to find something to celebrate, because this life is a sacred ceremony & should be celebrated every single day💫⁠⠀ We have amazing winter items to keep you warm and cozy this winter season! 1. Ponchos This is a winter staple piece for your wardrobe. They come in all shapes, colors and sizes suited to your unique taste. Red Totem...

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Movement is great!

    Whether you are into ballet, yoga, tai chi, qigong, capoeira or any other sport or movement activity - Please keep on doing what you are doing! Movement is life, it is energy, it is health - it is so important for your body, mind and spirit to feel alive, to enjoy each and every new day and to be happy.       We encourage you to (forgive yourself if you are not exercising enough) and take away your laziness, busy-ness and any other obstacle and start (continue) exercising every day, even for a few minutes, steadily, with no gaps for an extended period of time... And you will see (and continue to see) the beautiful things happening with your body - how i...

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