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Poetry and love

Posted Jul 23 2008 11:10pm

Poetry and love go together. Poetry and falling in love go together. Poetry and heartbreak go together. Haven’t you written a poem at least once in your life? Maybe you didn’t even call it a poem. But that’s what it was. You were trying to express what you felt even if it really was beyond words.

Do you know Rumi? He’s the man that wrote amazing poems some 800 years ago - they are still bestsellers today. If you read his poems you can’t quite tell if he wrote them to his lover or to his God. You can’t quite tell if he at times appears drunk because he’s had too much wine or too much love.

Do you sometimes feel that your relationship with God - Nature - Love - Universe becomes so personal and intense that you need to express your feelings in words? And so write a poem because there’s no other way to say what you feel needs to be said?

Can you imagine doing it more often? Because it’s such a thrill?

If you do, it is my great, great pleasure to announce a

one-of-a-kind new book by Robert McDowell, titled:


and Using Poetry in Your Daily Rituals, Aspirations, and Intentions.

Robert’s book embodies Rumi’s truth and offers you creative

opportunities you’ve never had before!

You can order the book and also receive a cornucopia of bonus gifts

worth thousands of dollars from more than 80 bestselling authors,

artists, teachers, mentors, coaches, and spiritual guideshere.

I said this book is unique, that it’s not like any other book you

can find, but I’m not alone in making this claim. In fact, the kind

of praise this book has been getting just doesn’t come along every

day. Take a look at what these bestselling, spiritual guides have

said about it:

“In the way that Rumi allowed us to touch the heart of our soul,

Robert McDowell shows you how to easily create poetry that can

propel your spiritual journey beyond normal reality into cherished

mystic realms.”

–Denise Linn, author of Sacred Space and The Secret Language of Signs

“Reading this lovely guide awakens in you a deeper appreciation for

poetry and messages of the Spirit. It communicates a poet’s

soul–and helps you articulate that deep place of truth for yourself.”

–Caroline Myss, author of Entering the Castle and Anatomy of the Spirit

It doesn’t matter what faith or practice you follow! You’ll deepen and expand your spiritual work and your life work with the help of poems by others, and poems you learn to write yourself. Or as this bestselling author puts it:

“Poetry exposes me to a different way of experiencing the world.

When I read Poetry as Spiritual Practice I instantly translated the

poems into pictures. I can see fields of grain or rain in Autumn.

It is fascinating to see all the patterns and rhymes that can be

woven into language. I always enjoy learning about the different

ways that other people think of and experience the world.”

- Temple Grandin, author of Thinking in Pictures

“At the same time that Robert McDowell is teaching us to approach

the reading and writing of poems as acts of prayer in his

brilliantly insightful book, Poetry as Spiritual Practice, he is

quietly doing another astonishing thing: creating community.

McDowell’s exercises at the end of each chapter liberate poetry

from a solitary contemplative practice to a collective celebration

of the sacred. I will share this book with everyone I love.”

–Mirabai Starr, author of new translations of Dark Night of the

Soul by John of the Cross and The Interior Castle and The Book of

My Life by Teresa of Avila

If you want to awaken the spiritual poet within, you have a

beautiful and abundant opportunityhere now!

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