I wanted to share a crazy idea I had with you.
In a recent article entitled: When the Light of an Era goes Out (1) – An article by Llewellyn Vaughan–Lee, Llewellyn writes the following words:
The Prophet said “Even if you know the world will end tomorrow, plant a tree.”—that is an affirmation of life. We participate in life because we are actually present in life as it is, rather than in an illusion. We need a certain number of people in the world who are present in life as it is, to hold a certain axis of awareness and love in the world, to keep watch on the world and for the world.
Reading this brought back to my mind an old idea about having a cup of tea with some readers in the spirit of friendship, but then the following counsel given in Part Two of the article made me shelf my crazy idea until today: “It’s not a good time to start an ambitious project unless you are Noah.”
Whenever someone enters the Sufi house they are given a cup of tea and some cookies as a sign of welcome and hospitality. No inquiries into personal affairs are made. No one is asked if they are Christian or Muslim. I think that that act is in many ways a positive affirmation of not only life but also of our inherent connection as being created beings on the earth. If we are entering into an Age of Oneness what better way than over a cup of tea with someone.
I have had the benefit of getting to know a few readers. They are scattered all over the world and unfortunately I cannot fly everywhere to share a cup of tea. I thought then, what if we would pick one day out of the week, and treat someone to a cup of coffee/tea/hot chocolate and just talk with them person to person. You could take a picture and we can create an album on Flikr perhaps called the Tea Party or whatever catchy name you all would like.
This is something I plan on doing probably starting this summer. It be nice to get some feedback from you all and try it out!