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A Letter to Our Daughter Careese. A Most Loving Offering to Jeneve.


Manatita is an esteemed author living in London, UK. He writes spiritual books, flash fiction and esoteric poetry, his favourite genre.

Careese Hutchinson

Careese Hutchinson

Dearly Beloved,

I just wanted to tell you how much I love you; how much you mean to me. The Light that shines in me is the same one glimmering in the deepest recesses of your Spirit and this makes me divinely proud; supremely happy.

Continue to be loving to your mom; your friends … your enemies. This life is sometimes one of shadows and setbacks. As such you will most certainly stumble. A fall from slippery snow, does not mean that the same snow isn’t beautiful. You simply need to learn the know-how of walking on this edge. Pick yourself up… go forward; go upward; go inward.

How I yearned to hold these sweet conversations my dear, my sweet … cute … charming child. I sometimes whispered the resonance of silence in your ears; talked to your magnanimous Heart with the language of Love. Alas! You were too young to comprehend. Still, nothing is ever wasted and now I see that the fruits of my silent endeavours, kissing the breath of thy memories, is finally bearing fruits.

Careese and Friend

Careese and Friend

Know that you are Bliss, the very pulse of existence … a unique dream of God. Without you, there never was anything made that was made. That which does not exist, can never come into being; that which exists, can never cease to be. As such you are the mother of all jewels; the sun of all suns. Your sparkle dances in the heavens; your inner joy echoes in the universal Heart where all are One.

But you must believe this. Have passion and a one-pointed focus to achieve great things, knowing while doing so, that it is the essence of the One within, the Inner Pilot, which navigates your sails. This is the secret of secrets. Know this and be free.

Let greatness be your aim, but Surrender to the Source of this Power, must be ever present. Learn to be used for the Higher Love and not to use this Love. There is a significant difference.

Say with the Master: “I can of my own self do nothing. It is You who dwelleth within me, who doeth the work. Alleluia! Yet the effort must be made until your capacity ends; until you are rendered helpless and begin to see the One who is all-knowing; all-wise and all-powerful doing it all on your behalf. Sweet Mercy, grant me the Grace to walk through a thousand Hades, if only to see Thy wondrous gaze. Glory be!!



So my Dear, minimise your anxieties, as they are sometimes as imaginary as shadows. The Light shines in Heaven even when the night is full; the stars and clouds will emerge, once the darkness and monsoons disperse upon the call of God. Yes, all is His and as you came out of His Light, so too, you will return when He summons. Why worry? He is the fate-changer and the Light-transformer.

So my Dearest, as the New Year dawns and we walk forwards to a new and abundant life, let us walk meaningfully, with purpose and an ever-growing melody, echoing in our souls.

Lantern Carrier, 6th January, 2018

~ Awakening The Inner Light ~

Careese Hutchinson

Careese Hutchinson

Ode to Our Daughter Careese

O my Absolute One, O Beloved,

You have immaculately transformed our blooming flower,

Into a most radiant rose.

Sweet Weaver, You have woven her –

Like a peerless tapestry –

Into the most precious gift.

Who says there is no wonder, no awe?

We awoke upon a golden dawn,

Only to find her flooding our Hearts,

With the brilliant hue of her lustre.

Shining with the opulence of the sun,

Her inner rays soothes and calms our Spirit;

Her elegance dances upon the wings of Light.

I remember, lying on the lap of the Caribbean moonlight,

Cute Orion, tugging at my Heart with its allure.

But now this septred jewel; this priceless pearl of ours,

Seems so much more beautiful!

I have seen butterflies, emerge from their cocoon,

Only to emanate like rainbows.

Stars twinkle in the twilight of the night,

A miracle of the mercy of Love.

But now we see Your enchanted magic,

Oozing from the perfect symmetry of her smile,

And we feel blessed.

O my Boatman! O Pilot Supreme!

Do continue to navigate the song-bird of her soul,

So that she can find her way HOME.

24th December, 2017 – Manatita, The Lantern Carrier.

~ Awakening the Inner Light ~

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© 2018 manatita44


manatita44 (author) from london on September 26, 2018:

God bless your Spirit, my Friend.

manatita44 (author) from london on September 20, 2018:

I do not understand, my Brother.

Rakesh on September 20, 2018:

Looks like hippo

manatita44 (author) from london on January 17, 2018:

Gratitude, my Dear Friend. You truly appreciate my work... my loving daughter also.

God bless your noble life.

Let me reciprocate and hope that the Supreme Love of all Loves, shower Her Light on you and daughter and all you those you hold dear. Hari Om Tat Sat!

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on January 17, 2018:

This is so beautiful—Just the perfect letter from a father to his daughter. Loving, caring and at the same time teaching her about life.

I can very well relate to it, because I am a daughter and I also have a loving daughter.

God Bless your beautiful daughter and thanks for sharing this heart touching hub!

Thank You!

manatita44 (author) from london on January 15, 2018:

Thanks Chris.

I sometimes forget that my friends have children. Have a son too. Hope that your family remains good. Like Jaime's and Eric's and others' I know that they are loved.

Thank you so much for your kind contribution.

My computer is down but I do plan on vising you soon.

Chris Mills from Traverse City, MI on January 14, 2018:

Lucky father, lucky daughter. When I think of little children, really, my heart just about breaks. My mind goes back to our little family, raising our sons, being husband and father. Seems like another life. You’ve harnessed that emotion here so well. Thank you.

manatita44 (author) from london on January 10, 2018:

Ah, Rochelle.

Thank you so Much!! Gratitude ... Much.

Rochelle Ann De Zoysa from Moratuwa, Sri Lanka on January 09, 2018:

Wow! Very beautiful and Heart touching :) God bless you and your daughter! Have a blessed New Year!

manatita44 (author) from london on January 08, 2018:

Thank you Gypsy.

I'm sure that he will be proud of you in heaven

Much Love.


Gypsy Rose Lee from Daytona Beach, Florida on January 08, 2018:

A most loving poem from a father's loving heart. Been way too many years or should I say ages since I was daddy's little girl. Thanks for the great memories and blessings to you and your daughter.

manatita44 (author) from london on January 07, 2018:

What an illuming and fulfilling contribution. It comes straight from a mature and beautiful Heart. God bless your Spirit.

Michael-Milec on January 07, 2018:

What a respectful celebration! One more thing we know better. A writer/poet expresses the Creator's heart closest to spotlessly. Your signature presents it adequately.

manatita44 (author) from london on January 07, 2018:

Indeed, Alicia, indeed. Do you have a daughter? Thank you so much!!

Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on January 06, 2018:

This is a beautiful message to your daughter, Manatita. I'm glad that you shared it with us.

manatita44 (author) from london on January 06, 2018:


Excellently stated and perhaps the mother feels it even more, as on average, she makes the greater sacrifice. But you got it wrong, my sweet. They are inside you, not outside. Safer... lol.

Thank you, Brother Venkatacharya Ji. Missed you. Are you well? here's wishing that a life of continued beauty, magnanimity and Love stay and increase for you, always ... even unto the end...

Linda Lum from Washington State, USA on January 06, 2018:

A piece of my heart exists outside of my body. I never knew I could love anyone as much as those two beautiful young women who are a part of me. There is no other love as pure and fulfilling as the love for one's child.

Venkatachari M from Hyderabad, India on January 06, 2018:

A very beautiful counseling message imparted through lovely words. I hope she admires you the most. May she flourish throughout her struggles of life. My blessings to her.

manatita44 (author) from london on January 06, 2018:

Ahhh ... Bill .. so sweet ... so sweet. Thanks a million!!!

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on January 06, 2018:

Well that was a tear-jerker! Here I sit at my desk on a Saturday morning crying because of the beauty of this. What a treasure your beautiful daughter is.

manatita44 (author) from london on January 06, 2018:

Well thank you, good Sir.

Most appreciated, Frank. This is a touching comment.

Frank Atanacio from Shelton on January 06, 2018:

what a wonderful offering.. bless the child my friend

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