Awake in the World

“There are so many gifts still unopened from your soul’s birthday. There are so many hand-crafted presents that have been sent into your life by God.” – Hafiz translated by Daniel Ladinsky

Hafiz, an illuminated Persian poet who lived in the 1300’s experienced the awakened consciousness and revealed it through his exquisite poems. He saw divine consciousness in all around us and expressed deep wisdom through his exquisite writings about God. The spiritual consciousness of Christ, the Buddha, Mohammad, or anyone who achieves union with the One, with God moves into a place or being of total acceptance, love and peace. In A Year with Hafiz: Daily Contemplations, the writing for December 24th expresses the oneness that Hafiz encouraged. “Within me is a true monastery for monks of every creed. There, I pledge perfect obedience to Light…”

Hafiz’s universal writings on God consciousness act as constant reminders of the omniscient, omnipresent divine presence that permeates everything and everyone. Imagine if your soul, your mind, your heart and your body all grasped this reality at once. What a joyous gift to open. What a spectacular, limitless peace to simply be and accept that all simply is as it is. What of your soul’s gifts will you open today?

Bio: Debra Moffitt is author of Awake in the World: 108 Practices to Live a Divinely Inspired Life. A visionary, dreamer and teacher, she’s devoted to nurturing the spiritual in everyday life. She leads workshops on spiritual practices at the Sophia Institute and other venues in the U.S. and Europe. Her mind/body/spirit articles, essays and stories appear in publications around the globe and were broadcast by BBC World Services Radio. She has spent over fifteen years practicing meditation, working with dreams and doing spiritual practices. Visit her online at

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