I felt photogenic at the car ride today and took some selfies. I noticed something in my eyes. There’s a sadness. A something. Something that I didn’t process. I know I’ve been in a rush of things and I don’t really sit down to find out until last minute. Some minutes ago I was reading the Rumi Oracle guidebook. I saw Rumi’s photo, tuned in and saw him smile and wink at me. He knows. I couldn’t help but laugh. It eased me a bit so I asked him for advice.
This is what he gave me.
The All-Encompassing Hand:
“You are the essence of my existence;
Who am I? A mirror in your hand!
Whatever you do, I will do.
I am your irresistible reflection.
With every breath, I feel
my heart is beating with yours.
In your joy, I am exuberant!
In your sadness, I am in sorrow.
If you are bitter, I become bitter.
If you are grace, I become grace.
My joy is when I am bewildered in your beauty
and taste the sweetness of love on your lips.
If I pick a rose without you,
it becomes a thorn in my hand.
If I am the thorn,
I become the rose in your hand.
“I have held your hand in mine for so long that I have long since ceased to distinguish where your sacred flesh once felt separate from mine. This sacred grasp pulses with love divine, and there is one hand, holding and held, one being, loving and loved, though we may appear by less ecstatic angels to be two. The love that gives us this handfast, beloved, is so powerful we could spin the entire universe upon its axis, and still our hands would be joined, gently and yet enduringly, in unfailing love and sublime friendship.”
“Perhaps you are in need of reassurance, dearest one. Perhaps you have been feeling somewhat alone on your path, or struggling with a matter deep within your precious, beautiful heart and speaking of it to no one. Such loneliness that can foster in the heart! With no other to bear witness to your life experience, you may question your life, your sanity, your truths, and create doubt where no doubt need be. This must stop now. You are worthy of so much more, and this suffering is not essential for your growth now. It is time to let it be and to open up to the touch of grace.
So this oracle comes to you as the hand of the Divine. It is the all-encompassing hand, the hand that has no limitation upon the blessings it can bestow, upon the troubles it can lift from you, upon the tenderness it can communicate to you through sacred touch. Allow that divine hand to reach for you, beloved. Do not turn it away. Do not let old shame, guilt or mistaken notions of false independence keep you from accepting this heavenly hand! This hand reaches to gently wipe away tears of the past. It will deftly unravel the ties that have bound your own hands, preventing you from fully giving and receiving according to your worth which is incontestable and without limit.
This divine hand will reach for you in your meditations, your sleep and your prayers. It will reach for you through life circumstances, through the smile or hug you receive from another, or the touch of another human being. It will reach you through the song of a bird, the falling of leaves, the soft fur of a beloved pet, through song lyrics that seem to speak what you are feeling deep inside, or the colourful dress of the stranger across the street who catches your eye and makes you smile. This divine hand is reaching for you now through this oracle.
‘Yes,’ says the Great Beloved, ‘I am reaching for you. Yes, I know you – you are my own! I would never abandon you! Perhaps you have turned from me unknowingly, forgotten how much I love you because the world is in a forgetful daze too, and ignores the caress of the breeze, the joyful acknowledgment of every sunrise and the reverence made radiant in every sunset. Life is the touch bestowed by my hand. Shall you receive me? Let me love you! Let me restore your soul and remind you there is nothing to fear now. Come; lay down your weapons and your fear for this moment. Quit using that mouth to cry for war or to cry in despair. Bring yourself to my table and use that mouth to taste some bold and rich wine instead. Enjoy with me, in this moment, the unbreakable bond that lies between us. Allow me to bring the cup of wine to your lips. Behind your head, so gently, lies my all-encompassing hand. Know the peace of my love; so deeply can it register with you now, that you shall never again forget it.’
This oracle comes with a particular message for you. There may be a situation or circumstance in your life that you may feel is somehow unable to be solved. This oracle comes with reassurance that there is nothing beyond the reach of the divine hand of grace. All can be solved, all can be resolved; there is always a higher, better, more beautiful outcome possible.
You are asked to pray using the sacred honouring ritual, and to do so with conviction. The Divine has this situation ‘in hand’ and all is unfolding as it should be. Ask for help each day by saying: ‘I ask for help this day, in all ways, through unconditional love. Thank you.’
You can be more specific in your request, asking for help in a particular relationship, or project too if you wish. The Divine wants to ‘lend you a hand.’ You must ask for help first however – so ask. Empower that all-powerful hand of grace to bless your life and all circumstances, relationships and situations that have been or are yet to be for you.”
Sacred Honouring Ritual: “Place one hand resting upon the other with palms joined together.
Say aloud: ‘Through the loving grace of RUMI, brother of my soul who loves me without condition, these hands are now blessed as the hands of the lover and the beloved, as the one divine hand, all-encompassing. I am blessed, protected, nurtured and received. I am touched by the Divine with compassionate mercy and loving tenderness. I call on the hand of grace to touch, heal, bless and protect all aspects of myself and my life journey. Through divine grace, so be it.’
Simply rest with your hands in the same posture for several moments, then finish your ritual.
If you wish, you may continue by speaking in prayer to the Divine and offer up any issue or concern you have. Give it a voice; it doesn’t matter how small or major the issue may seem. Talk it over with the Great Beloved, a wonderful and responsive listener!
When you are finished, place your hands in prayer, bow your head, and simply say thank you. You have completed your sacred honouring ritual.” – Alana Fairchild
The painting feels so peaceful. I can imagine and feel drifting in a golden black void held by my mother. Not a biological mother but my *Higher Self. She has so much love for me, so much care and acceptance. I’m asleep. There’s so much I don’t see. I don’t see 99% of my beauty. She does. She strokes my hair, holds my hand. She has no expectations. Only loving. I must remember that I’m loved like this. I’m cared for. I must take time to feel my beloved’s love because I’m deceiving myself into thinking that I’m all alone. She asks me to breathe. To take this moment to think of nothing, just to feel her breathing next to me. Her heartbeat. I am so cared for. I am so loved.
Angel Life Coach, Therese Castro
How I look afterwards:
I feel very comforted. 💖
*Our Self that is in complete union with God meaning without the limitations of a physical body and 3D perception.