Meditation on the Seven Leading Names

You are invited to take a journey into the mystery of the inner life of the universe. This reflection is a guided meditation that takes about 20 minutes. Find a place where you won’t be disturbed. 


The meditation takes you first into the depth of your own inner life. Here we encounter pure intelligence, a universal phenomenon, the essence of our own self and of everything else we can imagine populating the universe. Once we identify as the essence of the self, we can explore how the universal intelligence awakens from sleep. Each step is marked by the opening of certain capacities which we generally take for granted. In the course of this exploration, we encounter meaning and purpose in the inner life of the universe and in our own lives.

We came whirling

out of nothingness

scattering stars like dust.

—Rumi