This morning we fly to Israel.
The dear lady who gave up her bedroom for me in this Sufi House is sleeping on the couch in the living room next to the dining room where I am typing, and I am trying not to disturb her. I am typing in the dark and will have to post my Godwriting from the workshop another time.
As I was typing today's Heavenletter this morning in the very early hours, I heard the voices from the mosques of those who are praising God. Can you imagine what a wonderful thing it is to hear the beautiful voices of those at prayer five times a day? What would happen to the world if this were done in every country? I will miss the sound of these voices.
Last night at supper, Effendi beckoned to me to sit at his right. Then he proceeded to put marvelous food on my plate. That's the thing with Effendi. He is always thinking of others. He doesn't forget anyone. He honors all in his presence. He certainly has honored me. He doesn't miss a trick. One minute he is handing out great Sufi wisdom. The next he is making sure I taste everything at the table. The next he is calling his assistant and asking him to drive Santhan and me to the airport this morning.
How can I have lived most of my life without such love and hospitality. I think most of us have somehow managed without such abundance of love. May everyone feel the love that abounds here. May we all find ways to give love so generously as the people of this beautiful land.
I have to be brave to leave this Sufi House in Istanbul. How lucky I am to have been welcomed here. It has to be a miracle. For a little while, I have lived as a Guest just like in a Sufi poem.
This morning I leave one Holy Land for another. Edna, who is Heaven's Hebrew translator, sent me the following email. I have the feeling that Edna's fourth floor apartment is like a Sufi House.
My beloved angels,
It's my honor to have you as guests of pure Divine love and friendship at my humble apartment.
And, yes, you can give my phone number to all the subscribers in Israel and they can meet Santhan and you here, my pleasure.
Ho, I am so excited. Wow.
Dears, please let me know if you eat everything? Vegetarian or what? Don't be shy. I would love to prepare everything.