The Invisible Garment – 25 The Principle of Desire by Connie Kaplan

Understanding the Principle of Desire 25 Whenever I open a book of Rumi’s poetry, the exact words I need jump off the page at me. This morning, I read this: “All desires are the desire for God, obscured and veiled.” The spiritual principle of Desire puzzles us, perhaps because the common use of the word …
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About Connie Kaplan

May I introduce myself to you? I want you to know the “ordinaries” of my life because I want you to know who is offering these teachings to you!

I was born Connie Cockrell on December 16, 1948 (at 10:45 AM in Lamesa, Texas for you astrologers.) My name is now Connie Kaplan. I am married to a wonderful man, Vic Kaplan, and we live in Los Angeles.

I hold an undergraduate degree in English, a Master of Arts in Radio, Television and Film Production, a second Master of Arts in psychology, and a Doctorate of Ministry.

Raised in Texas as a minister's daughter, spirituality has always been an important foundation for my life. I spent twenty-five years actively involved in traditional religion. In my mid-twenties, I began to explore other spiritual systems. However, as a career choice, I went into television production. I spent fifteen years working as a free lance script supervisor and then an associate director. In my early thirties, I had reached what every American woman might rightly call the American Dream. I was married to a wonderful man – a television executive producer. I had a healthy, beautiful daughter, a great house in a great neighborhood, and an enviable career that offered plenty of options for time off to be a mom.

In 1986 I was suddenly struck with a mysterious virus which rendered me almost helpless for about two years. During this time, unable to work and incapable of handling normal life circumstances, I experienced a profound spiritual transformation which altered not only my inner experience of life, but my outer expression of life. While I slept life away, I dreamed myself awake.

Since the early nineties, when I returned to the "normal" world, I have devoted my life to teaching others what I learned (and continue to learn) from this mystical awakening. I teach dreaming as a spiritual practice. I counsel with modern day mystics. I nurture the birth of that same awakening in everyone I encounter.