Entering the Gateless Gate
The combination I am intrigued to explore is a combination of mythic storytelling, mystical poetry and song lyrics. These are what I love.
These are what take me into what we in Ireland call, The Land of the Forever Young. This is more a state of consciousness than a place of Irish mythology. It is were you move beyond dualistic and time bound thinking into that state of Timeless awareness.
So I start to play around with phrases that I so love and that I use in the workshop entitled Companioning Your Greatness. (W.B. Yeats)
So here are the first ideas that I begin to play around with as an opening to my first guided yoga nidra meditation. – at least in this format. I have done another yoga nidra script but it is much less guided in terms of inviting you into liminal space through the medium of mystical poetry and mythological symbol.
The phrases I am drawn to are :-
- Through the Gateless Gate to.
- The Field Beyond to follow the
- River beneath the River.
These ideas simply popped into my head after I had practiced Yoga Nidra this morning, had a cup of tea, fed the cats, walked the dog, sorted out a cat fight, noticed the doubt, witnessed the doubt and started to write about the doubt.
Let me say something about why these phrases are what I think Hafiz means by, “Speaking that Sweet Moon Language.” At least for myself, these phrases excite me and intrigue me. The first thing that the average Western mind will jump at when hearing these lines are that they are a bit like a riddle. They are kind of mini Zen Koans.
The key reason for scripting these phrases in this way is to take you out of what the Master Osho refers to as “logic chopping.” My beautiful Rumi says it in another way but with the same glorious invitation:-
Trade logic for bewilderment.