Some favorite quotes from mystics who entered into relationship with the Divine as Beloved. May you be uplifted by their words.
As God’s beloved, I live in the bliss knowing that my soul is never separated from Him, for I learn to know Her in all that I see. God dissolved my mind—my separation. I cannot describe now my intimacy with Him. —St. Teresa of Avila
One day He did not leave after kissing me. —Rabia
I made you, dear, and all I make is perfect. Please come close, for I desire you. —St. Teresa of Avila
How can we live in harmony? First we need to know we are all madly in love with the same God. —St. Thomas Aquinas
Come girl-friends let us gamble with the beloved
If we win he is ours, if we lose we are his! —Mira
“I am only the house of your beloved,
not the beloved herself:
true love is for the treasure,
not for the coffer that contains it.”
The real beloved is that one who is unique,
who is your beginning and your end.
When you find that one,
you’ll no longer expect anything else:
that is both the manifest and the mystery.
That one is the lord of the states of feeling,
dependent on none:
month and year are slaves to that moon.
When He bids the “state,”
it does His bidding;
when that one wills,
bodies become spirit. —Rumi