There is a mysterious alchemy that resides within the spoken word, especially so when the words spoken are ones that resonate deeply with some aspect of the speaker. And when such words are spoken within a group – in turns by individuals who are consciously seeking to tap into that alchemy – then the Mystery becomes more accessible, even tangible.
Rumi’s Room introduces a new form of collective imagination, using literature as our creative art-form to call forth inspiration, wisdom and self-discovery. We will honor the Voice of the Soul by listening intently as participants read aloud from literature they find personally meaningful, whether it be poems, prose, short stories, personal anecdotes, journal entries, marital vows, etc. The pieces that are read, and in which order, are part of the alchemy that we will create together. In honoring each other and ourselves in this way, we open the inner door through which the Soul may step through and touch us.
“The Mystery creates balance in ways that the logic cannot.”
~ Margaret McGill
Instructions for what to bring:
Each participant needs to bring at least 2 or 3 pieces of literature, which may be from Rumi, any other author, or written by the participant. Each piece should have a title, and should be able to be read aloud – without rushing and in its entirety – in no more than 3 minutes. Please type or handwrite these pieces, because the one you are lead to read will be given as a gift to another participant.