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I Have Always Loved You. Wednesday's Inspiration 10, a Soulful Offering to Mr Happy


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

Sky children of the Light


The Dance of Light

All is essentially of the Absolute Spirit or Consciousness, so both Light and shadow, are the dance of Love. She gives us thorns with Her left hand and roses with Her right.

She hides seeds in the arid desert and shoots of lush foliage in an oasis, at the appropriate time and place.

The Beloved dances with our joys and weeps while carrying us in our twilight hours of the abyss. Is there ever a time when She is not? I see Her, a great Order among the pinions of darkness, streaming like a live network of effulgent Light, alchemizing our sorrows and re-fashioning our swords of virtue, for the dawn of tomorrows.

Rejoice! The moving finger writes and we must continue to press the keys of the Beloved's keyboards, for they are designed without 'delete' and the 'backspace' is non-functional ... as all that She projects, is meaningful and purposeful, even unto the end of days.


Wisdom From The Master

“Everything really does happen for a reason, and even if you can’t understand it all, everything that happens to you is meant to happen for the progression of your soul.” -Sri Chinmoy

“ Judge nothing, you will be happy. Forgive everything, you will be happier. Love everything, you will be happiest.- Sri Chinmoy

Saskatchewan First Nations Children


I Have always Loved You

I have always loved you!

Way back when we played marbles together

Back-a-yard; You … like a goddess, climbing the

Mango trees and tugging at the succulence of their fruits.

Aye, the sugar of thy lips! Juiciness running down

Your playful innocence, tongue darting in and out in

Cute naiveté, licking this luscious nectar as it flowed, spilling

Down a bosom, fashioned by commendable gods of virtue.

Woven like a true Alchemist, You played and

Danced with Grace, way beyond excellence, even

As light rains showered gems upon us with their blessings,

And the wind carried our laughter to the indigo heavens.

Alas! One day astrology conspired with twinkling stars;

Took You away from me, a blooming and blossoming

Beauty, in the sunrise of our evenings. On this solemn day,

My memories floated on a million years … of weeping.

The rain shed tears and rainbows cried in my Heart.

My soul became heavy and the soil mud, as I longed for the

Seed hidden within it, to bloom and become my flower again;

I prayed that winter held its breath; that You entered my Spring.

I searched for You on land and in the heavens. The

Phoenix gave me feathers and I grew wings, exploring

The twinkling stars. I yearned for Your smile so badly, to sing,

To serenade my Heart; to whisper to my soul, “I Love you!”

Together we’d freeze time, like a crashed computer,

Gazing at the beauty of Silence. Behold! You came

Finally, as the scent of the ocean rushed towards me,

Pervading my core with serenity.

Across the deep did I see You, an ancient Mariner

Soaring on ships of Love. Waltzing above the horizon,

You entered my Heart with a blinding light, stunning

My Being with sweetness … and I remembered --as in a flash,

How we climbed palm trees together; played marbles in the garden shed.

Lantern Carrier July 8th, 2020

When I am gone, only Love can take my place ... only Love am I


Wisdom From The Master

"Whatever happens in Divine Providence, is always fruitful of good and Light." - Sri Chinmoy

"In our case, God has created us. Naturally His Affection, Concern and Compassion for us will be infinitely more than what I can ever feel for my little dogs. So when we are suffering, we have to feel that God also is suffering. If my Beloved Supreme agrees to suffer with me, then I have to accept my fate as it is." - Sri Chinmoy

"Once you enter into the spiritual life, you have to take each incident in life as a God-given experience. If we take it as a God-given experience, then we do not get angry at God because we know that God is full of Compassion and Affection for us." - Sri Chinmoy

The Oneness of Life

© 2020 manatita44


manatita44 (author) from london on August 18, 2020:

Thanks Umesh. Sorry I missed your comment. I really appreciate you very much. Much love my Bhaia Ji.

Umesh Chandra Bhatt from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India on August 12, 2020:

This is really the finest of poetry touching the child inside us. Separation is always painful and unforgettable. Well composed. Stay blessed.

manatita44 (author) from london on July 10, 2020:

Haha, Peggy.

I did this in the Caribbean. You did this too? Great!

Have a great weekend.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on July 10, 2020:

Your poetry is filled with imagery to which many of us can relate. Climbing trees and playing with marbles takes me back to more youthful days. Your message, as always, is inspiring.

manatita44 (author) from london on July 10, 2020:


So Sha is right. You do have a lot to say (Smile). Your lingua sound cool but I don't know it. Shame on me!

As to the Latin, it worked very well in NZ and the Maoris are the better for it. Other countries are not the same. I guess the old Maori Elders had vision. Unfortunately Society itself is full of unjust elements. Where do we start? Man is essentially greedy.

I like the music too. Both flute and drums ... and the stream, are very calming. Thank you for the blessings. Appreciated . Gratitude for honouring my page. Om Shanti!

Mr. Happy from Toronto, Canada on July 10, 2020:

P.S. Thank You to Mr. Erick as well. He's had many things to teach me in the last decade here. Cheers!

Mr. Happy from Toronto, Canada on July 10, 2020:

Great! I just fiddled with my keyboard and erased my entire message. (And my messages are hardly ever short - this one wasn't) Maybe I said something I was not supposed to, haha!!

So, thank You for the very nice surprise! I appreciate it.

And what do You mean You do not know me? I'm "Someone else's child", no? I thought You knew me. Haha!!! : )

This name I did not pick. The vast majority of my names I have, I did not pick. They were given to me. People like names/labels. Me? Not so much. I could care less about labels. I care about Intent and Actions.

"Think good thoughts. Say good things. Do good deeds." is the message from Zoroastrians. We would do well to follow that guidance.

"writes with a social conscience" - I have to because we live in societies and as such, we need to have certain agreements and then (since You like Latin): "Pacta sunt servanda".

Thank You to Mrs. Shauna L. Bowling for the kind words as well. They are appreciated. All the very best!

Nice music You picked. The flutes and drums are Sacred here. Cheers!

So, I don't understand poems much. This brain just doesn't work well with metaphors and such but again, I can "see" Intent and I thank You for yours!

May Wakan Tanka guide your path.



manatita44 (author) from london on July 10, 2020:

Thanks Sha.

This is appreciated... much!

Shauna L Bowling from Central Florida on July 10, 2020:

Manatita, I love the way "I Have Always Loved You" comes around full circle. Such a beautiful poem of Life.

I always love reading Mr. Happy's comments. He has a lot to say and has a sense of humor as well.

I'll be back to watch the videos. Just wanted to stop in and voice my appreciation.

manatita44 (author) from london on July 10, 2020:

Thank you my dear Devika.

You're kind yourself. I hope that life offers you some more financial security soon. Stay blessed.

Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on July 10, 2020:

Sometimes certain events happen for a reason and then you would have other reasons for other events. I like the way you write and share such happy and kind words.

manatita44 (author) from london on July 09, 2020:

Great Mary.

Write some more. It's beautiful! Writing is never the problem but our own states of Consciousness. Glory be! Gratitude ... much!

Mary Norton from Ontario, Canada on July 09, 2020:

I agree that things happen to us which progress our life and often we don't see the reason when it is happening. In hindsight, we realize how necessary it is.

manatita44 (author) from london on July 09, 2020:

Hi Manuela.

Welcome here! Portugesa? Maravilloso!

Interesting thought. To do this, it will have to happen outside God, since from my standpoint, God is the only Doer, the sole Agent, as the Great Ramakrishna Paramahansa calls It. Perhaps you mean this but if not, great to have your sharing. Gratitude!

Manuela from Portugal on July 09, 2020:

Yes, somethings happen for no reason. Love the poem.

manatita44 (author) from london on July 09, 2020:

Namaste, Anupam and welcome here!

Great to see you and I do appreciate how much you love my poetry. It is a poem between love and mystery, riding on the crest of infinitude. Yes, it's healing music. Thank you. Dhanywaad.

Anupam Mitu from MUMBAI on July 09, 2020:

Amazing love poem and the music that you have shared is so pleasing.

manatita44 (author) from london on July 09, 2020:


A very sweet sentiment from you and so glad to know that my images are worthy. Gratitude.


You have my empathy and America, nay, the world has my empathy. Of course, I rather love your assessment in relation to God as this is what I'm saying. Didn't we as a people survive two wars and great depressions? Interesting that in my Guruji's philosophy, we are actually progressing, but we move in a spiral sometimes.

He also teaches, that when a new Light is about to emerge, the darker forces resist and gets stronger. But take comfort, as the old cliche of 'this to shall pass' is very real. Tell Sha not to worry so much. Offer it all to Jesus, The Christ. Another cliche: 'Let go and let God.' Love you guys.


I rather love this piece. I took it back home in the Caribbean, weaved it there and then fashioned it in heaven. Lol. You are very kind ... always kind and understanding. I bid you much piece.

Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on July 08, 2020:

I love your poem, Manatita. It's one of my favourite ones from you. Thank you sharing it.

Linda Lum from Washington State, USA on July 08, 2020:

The Weaver's tapestry can be so difficult to bear on this side; all that we see are knots and tangles. It makes no sense. We shake our heads in disillusion and despair. But our God sees it all from a better perspective. He sees the beauty.

Ruby Jean Richert from Southern Illinois on July 08, 2020:

This is beautiful! I like , " The wind carrying our laughter into the Indigo Heavens " Thank you for always sharing your poetry with us. You, my friend are blessed.

manatita44 (author) from london on July 08, 2020:

Pamela, you're very sweet! Quite active too. I like that.

Keep going, you are carrying the banner of Light for the younger folks here. Glory be!

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on July 08, 2020:

This article is full of beautiful words, poetry and some advice on the way to live. I really liked this phrase, "Waltzing above the horizon,

You entered my Heart with a blinding light, stunning."

Your writing is just so beautiful and I always enjoy it. God bless you, Manatita.

manatita44 (author) from london on July 08, 2020:

Lorna, I don't know Mr Happy either.

I guess he is too blissed out. Lol. Still, he uses this name and writes with a social conscience, something necessary for most of us.

Yes, Yogananda used a similar quote. I first read him in 1985, perhaps and I still remember. I added a couple of words , as in a sense, Love is not replacing anything. It always 'Is.' Much Love.

manatita44 (author) from london on July 08, 2020:

Well, My Brother,

A mighty sentiment indeed!! One highly appreciated. You are correct of course and I rather like your: 'every creature is a "glass" through which you can see images of the Absolute.'

I have just finished a GP session on webinar, as a guest, really. But the questions tell me - as if I did not know - that so many of us feel lonely, vulnerable and afraid. The three specialist all talked about great coping mechanisms, which are very practical things to do varying from diet, exercise, cognitive therapy and so forth.

Just one mentioned mindfulness briefly and absolutely nothing on Spirituality .

They tried, but I'm just saying that may be one of the reasons, we are where we are today. Since when did we become afraid of talking about the soul ... talking about God? sad. We can get a quick fix in Mc Donald's when we are hungry, but it's not so with spiritual living.

Thank you so much, bro. I know that you have a lot to do with a wife and four children, plus your school children as well. May Allah continue to grant you His extra mercies.

Lorna Lamon on July 08, 2020:

I believe that everything that happens is to prepare us for what is to come. We may not understand it at the time, however, it will be made clear to us eventually. This is what I feel your poem speaks of. I also enjoyed the quotes by Sri Chinmoy and the quote by Paramahansa Yogananda - so beautiful. I do not know Mr Happy, however, this is a wonderful tribute Manatita.

Ioannis Arvanitis from Greece, Almyros on July 08, 2020:

My dear and beloved brother, I believe that every creature is a "glass" through which you can see images of the Absolute. Most of us are blurry and dark for the largest of our time. But there are some Servers of the Light, as you are, my brother, who are clear windows to a Higher Inner World! Thank you for the refreshing and healing beauty of this work! Gratitude!

My Love embraces you!


manatita44 (author) from london on July 08, 2020:

Thank You, Theresa.

Appreciation! Were you speaking about your mom? I seem to see something somewhere, but couldn't find it on your videos. Let me know. Thanks.

Thank you, Bill.

Good man indeed! Thank you so much!

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on July 08, 2020:

Mr. Happy is a good man. Manatita is a good man. It is only fitting that one should write a dedication to the other, and we are all richer for both of them.

Blessings to you both, and appreciation always!

Teresa Maru from Kenya on July 08, 2020:

All beautiful pieces, but if I were to choose, "Dance of light" it is definitely!

manatita44 (author) from london on July 08, 2020:

Thanks Rosina,

You are truly wise. Gratitude for a loving sentiment.


You probably know that water signifies consciousness. Very healing naturally. Thanks for your support and welcome here.

Eric, only a moment, indeed! The scriptures say that there is nothing hidden that shall not be revealed. Thanks bro.


So glad you like my work. Much appreciations!!

CHATRA RAM from BARMER INDIA on July 08, 2020:

Realy i am very inspired this poem

Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on July 08, 2020:

Beautiful. Hey I climbed trees and shot marbles. Both of my sons love both. Mr. Happy is a good soul to honor. Sometimes God's mystery is just a matter of time.

Liliane Najm from Toronto, Canada on July 08, 2020:

I miss so much being by a water stream.

Rosina S Khan on July 08, 2020:

I do believe everything happens for a reason. Your poetry is fantastic. And the quotes from Sri Chinmoy are wise and splendid. Thanks for sharing, Manatita.

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