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Rumi was a 13th Century Persian poet, theologian and Sufi mystic. Rumi’s influence transcended national borders and ethnic division, having been translated into many of the world’s languages. Even as of today he has been described as the most popular poet and the best selling poet in the United States. Yet, few of us even know one poem or saying he was known for.

One of his most famous poems describes love as this:

“Both light and shadow are the dance of love.
Love has no cause: it is the astrolabe of God’s secrets.
Lover and loving are inseparable and timeless.”

But one of my favorite attributes of Rumi is his description of spirituality. Even mystics and religious scholars today meditate on his poetry as if it were divinely inspired. In that same poem about love Rumi writes:

“Although I may try to write about love, I am rendered helpless.
My pen breaks and the paper slips away.
At the ineffable place where lover, loving and loved are One.”

In other words, as far back as the 13th century, Rumi wrote of that place where mystics today, especially in New Thought religions are sensing the need to take our rightful place as One—in the Creator, one—in love. We can’t even be “with” love, because the word with implies separateness. We are AS one in God; otherwise, we cannot operate from the one Consciousness that is God the Creator. To be as a create, in the likeness of God, to be a conduit of the great healing power of Love, we must take our place as part of God.

When I completely get this body, mind, and soul (which isn’t often), I feel as if I can fly high, create big, and manifest the world. When I release from that lofty place of oneness, I go back to my separateness and humanness and feel divided from love in all its vast dimensions.

I encourage you to read Rumi and discover the many wonderful poems he shared and the beautiful imagery that you can take to your meditation and think on for hours.

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First Acquired Book: Deathwatch, The Dark Poems Finding Authentic You Publishing #Robinsinclair #poetry #nashvillebooksigning #findingauthenticyoupublishing

Six months ago I began a new publishing company, based on my brand, Finding Authentic You. As the submissions rolled in, one book of poetry stood out, because of its beautifully crafted skill, articulate phrasing, and profound depth of character: Deathwatch: The Dark Poems.

Author, Dr. Robin Sinclair takes questions of Death, Religion, Love, and Writing, and mixes them up in a rather heady cocktail—shaken, not stirred! Full of unexpected twists and turns, these poems lead both to darkness, light, poignant questions about love, and to unexpected humor. You will not be disappointed with this pertinent look at death, dying, questioning, loving, and a writer’s perspective on emerging from life’s crises.

Robin Sinclair holds a Doctorate in English and American Literature from Duke University. Dr. Sinclair spreads her poetic wings with her musings and metaphors about Death. Born and raised in the South, Robin has lived a multi-cultural life, traveling often to her favorite Scottish Highlands, London, and Germany, where she travelled and studied European Culture for three years. She loves ballroom dancing, guns, motorcycles, antique silver, and comic books. She also iswidely acclaimed as a professional appraiser both on- and off-screen.

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  • Cocktails: Wine and hors d’oeuvres at 6:00 p.m.
  • Place: 5001 Maywood Drive, Nashville 37211
  • Time: Friday, July 18 from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
  • Reading and signing: 6:30 p.m.

Two Examples of Poems from the Book:

The Lover’s Prayer

I stretch out along the ground, elbows sharply down-
And pray, oh pray, to one who cannot hear, but who can
And who can say which is better? Can hear, but not aid?
Or, even, can hear, but will not aid?
Love is my lord; oh, King of Hearts! Hear me though You

Love me, though You may not. Endure such pleading,
Even bored. Give me this day my food, some warmth, some
  hope for that, truly, is in Your keeping.
I rise and dust away the dust. To it, I shall come soon
Phone held tight like a rosary at my side.
Beloved, beloved, beloved, a heartbeat count,
Do screens bear the imprint of fingertips, fumbling at
No, no one will find faint marks, scrabbled like a prisoner’s
on the stone doorjamb—beside Your electronic name!
Return Trip, Years Later

Where we really want to go is not a place, but a time.
We want to go—tourists of time—to return
To what was not appreciated enough,
Or valued enough,
Or lingered in long enough,
Though that would have been impossible,
For the joy, then, was not lingering, but doing.
The return is not doing, but remembering,\
And hoping—deceived—to do again.
A return to place equaling,
To a mind uninformed, yet, that time goes only one
Doing and being again!
Frustrated, somber, on return
To say of there,
Wherever there is,
“It’s not the same.”

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A product of Finding Authentic You Publishing, 2014
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Eye Canvas #poetry#beachliving #meditation

Eye Canvas by Bo Sebastian

between the buildings from my deck

waves crash in the sun splashed sand

between buildings the sun rises with bold orange

hum of morning traffic mutes natures

I memorized the woosh of the wind and water

breathing in and out

I notice my breath, calmer now

recall the slow walks down the beach

sand between my toes

cold rush of salty water flush my feet

ahead, miles of empty shore waiting like future

I canvas the beach

gifts from heaven shower me

beautiful birds… shells… water life

a bird lands at my feet

begging me to take flight

I become the observer

my body lies dormant

my mind flies with the gods.


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Finding Authentic You is my brand and is also aself-help guide, which I wrote, with 365 Discoveries, meant to aid you in facilitating some of life’s most difficult challenges, like sleep. But, the discoveries also lead you to what you believe spiritually, understanding your goals, learning to believe in your self, discovering the most distinct you, unlocking all of your negative thinking, and helping you replace it with positive, creative thought using many different modalities, including hypnosis, prayer, and psychology. Once you know yourself, then relationship with Spirit and people is a fairly easy task.

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