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Somatic Zikr – The Swing, Part Three

Somatic Zikr – The Swing, Part Three

Remember Me and I shall remember you. (Qur’an 2:152).

If in your heart you make a manger for his birth then God will once again become a child on earth.

– Angelus Silesius

The Swing is both a motion of releasing and opening that creates a space in our heart/being for the birth of the Divine Presence. Opening and releasing can be felt as a longing, a deep, possibly inarticulate yearning for something more. We can’t usually give words to the vague feeling of desiring something perpetually fulfilling, wanting somewhere we can rest and be ourselves, loved and accepted. Fulfillment doesn’t imply or mean always being happy or getting one’s way, but rather that there’s a deep knowing of the ultimate loving nature of existence and that our life exists within this context of loving human divine sacredness.

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