Portland Threshold Society Circle
It was Mary’s painful need that made such a babe as Jesus begin to speak from the cradle. Whatsoever grew has grown for the sake of those in need, so that a seeker may find the thing he sought. If God most High has created the heavens, He has created them for the purpose of satisfying needs. Wherever a pain is, that’s where the cure goes; wherever poverty is, that’s where provision goes. Wherever a difficult question is, that’s where the answer goes; wherever a ship is, water goes to it.
Don’t seek the water; increase your thirst, so water may gush forth from above and below. Until the tender-throated babe is born, how should the milk for it flow from the mother’s breast?
The Threshold Society was founded as a U.S. 501c3 non-profit in 1988 by Kabir and Camille Helminski and continues under their guidance. For information about Threshold retreats, activities, and publications, please visit www.sufism.org.
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