The Rumi Healing Circle Retreat
5th to 13th August
Rumi Healing Circle explores the 7 levels of the Nafs. This process is a powerful vehicle to the ultimate knowing of Self, which is a priceless gift for your life purpose. You’ll experience a nurturing safe place to reconnect with who you are.
In the spiritual presence of Jalaluddin Al Rumi and his Spiritual Teacher Shams of Tabriz the Master Alchemist who passed through all seven stages of the self to reach the Nafs Safiyah (Pure Self)
You can expect 3 hours per day of group coaching, group energy healing and group sound alchemy with Khalid Waleed. This is a highly intensive and personal experience resulting in self-discovery and personal growth.
The first level has also been described as the domineering self or the self that incites to evil. The commanding self seeks to dominate and to control each individual. At this level there is unbridled selfishness and no sense of morality or compassion.
Descriptions of this level are similar to descriptions of the id in psychoanalytic theory; it is closely linked to lust and aggression. These have been called the swine and the dogs of the self – the sensual traits are like swine, the ferocious ones like fierce dogs or wolves. Wrath, greed, sensual appetites, passion, and envy are examples of traits at this level of the self. This is the realm of physical and egoistic desires.
At this level people are like addicts who are in denial. Their lives are dominated by uncontrollable addictions to negative traits and habits, yet they refuse to believe they have a problem. They have no hope of change at this level, because they do not acknowledge any need to change.
People who have not developed beyond the first level are unaware and unconscious. As the light of faith grows, insight dawns, perhaps for the first time. The negative effects of a habitually self-centered approach to the world become apparent to the regretful self.
At this level, wants and desires still dominate, but now the person repents from time to time and tries to follow higher impulses.
At this second level, people do not yet have the ability to change their way of life in a significant way. However, as they see their faults more clearly, their regret and desire for change grow. At this level, people are like addicts who are beginning to understand the pain they have caused themselves and others. The addiction is still far too strong to change. That requires far stronger medicine.
At the next level, the seeker begins to take genuine pleasure in prayer, meditation, and other spiritual activities. Only now does the individual taste the joys of spiritual experience. Now the seeker is truly motivated by ideals such as compassion, service, and moral values. This is the beginning of the real practice of Sufism. Before this stage, the best anyone can accomplish is superficial outer understanding and mechanical outer worship.
Though one is not free from desires and ego, this new level of motivation and spiritual experience significantly reduces the power of these forces for the first time. What is essential here is to live in terms of higher values. Unless these new motivations become part of a way of life, they will wither and die away. Behaviors common to the inspired self include gentleness, compassion, creative acts, and moral action. Overall, a person who is at the stage of the inspired self seems to be emotionally mature, respectable, and respected.
The seeker is now at peace. The struggles of the earlier stages are basically over. The old desires and attachments are no longer binding. The ego-self begins to let go, allowing the individual to come more closely in contact with the Divine.
This level of self predisposes one to be liberal, grateful, trusting, and adoring. If one accepts difficulties with the same overall sense of security with which one accepts benefits, it may be said that one has attained the level of the contented self. Developmentally, this level marks a period of transition. The self can now begin to “disintegrate” and let go of all previous concern with self-boundaries and then begin to “reintegrate” as an aspect of the universal self.
At this stage the individual is not only content with his or her lot, but pleased with even the difficulties and trials of life, realizing that these difficulties come from God. The state of the pleased self is very different from the way we usually experience the world, focused on seeking pleasure and avoiding pain. A Sufi story illustrates this:
Sultan Mahmud of Ghazna once shared a cucumber with Ayaz, his most loyal and beloved companion. Ayaz happily ate his half of the cucumber, but when the sultan bit into his half, it was so bitter he immediately spit it out.
“How could you manage to eat something so bitter? the sultan exclaimed, “it tasted like chalk or like bitter poison!”
“My beloved sultan,” answered Ayaz, “I have enjoyed so many favors and bounties from your hand that whatever you give me tastes sweet.”
When a person’s love and gratitude to God reach this level, he or she has reached the stage of the pleased self.
Those who have reached the next stage realize that all power to act comes from God, that they can do nothing by themselves. They no longer fear anything or ask for anything.
The Sufi sage Ibn ‘Arabi described this level as the inner marriage or self and soul. The self pleasing to God has achieved genuine inner unity and wholeness. At earlier stages, people struggle with the world because they experience multiplicity. A broken mirror creates a thousand different reflections of a single image. If the mirror could be made whole again, it would then reflect the single, unified image. By healing the multiplicity within, the Sufi experiences the world as whole and unified.
Those few who attain the final level have transcended the self entirely. There is no ego or separate self left, only union with God. At this stage, the individual has truly realized the truth, “There is no god but God.” The Sufi now knows that there is nothing but God, that only the Divine exists, and that any sense of individuality or separateness is an illusion.
Rumi illuminates this state for us:
If you could get rid
Of yourself just once,
The secret of secrets
Would open to you.
The face of the unknown,
Hidden beyond the universe
Would appear on the
Mirror of your perception
|Studying inspiring passages from Rumi's famous collection of poems the Mathnawi as we dive into the sea of divine love.|
|Igniting the inner fire of divine love with Ney (Reed Flute) Sound Alchemy Meditations that bring us closer to the divine presence.|
- Reducing stress, anxiety, anger, and depression.
- Increasing creativity, intelligence, and focus.
- Increasing the ability to learn and improve Memory.
- Increase feelings of Vitality and renewal.
- Increased emotional control.
- Improved self-esteem.
- Improved relationships.
- Increasing facial vitality.
- Strengthening internal organs.
- Strengthening and maintaining senses.
- Strengthening general activity.
- Preserving and strengthening sexual ability in both sexes.
- Regulating sleep.
- Maintaining vitality, health, and beauty of the body over a long period by regulating the flow of energy in the body, by God’s permission.
The Rumi Healing Circle led by Khalid from the city of Mawlana Jalal Uddin Rumi was one of the most transformative retreat to date.
With the backdrop of Konya, using a combination of coaching (which consisted of reading from the famous works of Mawlana Rumi), energy healing and sound alchemy, Khalid took us on a spiritual journey starting from nafs e ammara ( the commanding self), working our way through the seven stages of the nafs, all the way up to nafs e safiyah (the pure self).
There was a roller coaster of emotions as we delved into each of the stages the nafs has to travel through to reach its ultimate union with its Creator, its Beloved. Making us aware of some of the pitfalls, struggles, sacrifices and finally the joy the nafs experiences, left us longing for the Divine and aspiring for that union with the Divine.
The RHC has really put life into perspective for me, it has been a reminder of what my true purpose of existence really is, my potential as a human being and has liberated me from some of the mental shackles that has been holding me back from embarking on that journey of the nafs.
Khalid is an amazing facilitator who used an array of techniques in a creative manner to make the experience all the more remarkable.
Um Kulsoom (United Kingdom)
About the Instructor
Khalid is a master healer, intuitive coach, teacher, entrepreneur, and traveler. He is the founder of Miraj Healing.
He draws inspiration from the teachings of Sufi Teachers such as Rumi, Ibn Arabi, Hafez, Abu Hasan Al Shazili, and Sh. Nazim El Haqqani.
Sufism brings a culmination of Abrahamic wisdom and delivers it into a set of daily practices that include prayer, meditation, energy healing, chanting, whirling, and readings.
He has also studied various western and eastern healing techniques that have allowed him to benefit many people suffering from different ailments.
His approach is multi-dimensional and focuses on a holistic ascension of consciousness that can transform the spiritual, mental, emotional and physical bodies.
Khalid's clients find his perceptive and intense insights a welcoming and healing influence in themselves.
Rumi Healing Circle Retreat
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