The Play of Consciousness. Sunday's Inspiration, 12

Updated on January 6, 2020
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Manatita is an esteemed author living in London, UK. He writes spiritual books, flash fiction and esoteric poetry, his favourite genre.

Wisdom from the Masters

“Adversity makes you dynamic.
Adversity endows you
With faith in yourself.” -Sri Chinmoy

“Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.” -Rumi


Life's Divine Lila (Cosmic Dance)

I washed her with much dignity:

Face, neck, breasts, trunk and limbs … her intimacy.

I put on her attire: dress …socks; combed her hair.

It was just part of the normal routine.

Sometimes I was chaperoned,

Sometimes I just got on with it, on busy days.

In a world where one – for varying reasons – became unable,

It was a duty of professional care; I suspect it still is.

I’m only a fragment, of the Light of the Beyond. I wear

My ego delicately, playing a necessary game.

But like vulnerable children on the mother’s lap,

I’m caught in a dance, beyond my power to control.

When I left Grenada, I had no idea of nursing;

Yet I have offered my Heart selflessly,

Become a wiser instrument in this mystical,

Magical labyrinth of Love, called life!


Each moment is different, another challenging birth,

To ultimately show the light, even after the ugliest night.

The Divine Weaver dances with me, in a game of chess pieces.

I play interchangeably as rooks, bishops, castles, Kings and Queens;

The unseen moulding of this inner alchemy, is always in progress.

Amidst all this, Love – like the tide – tosses me to and fro,

Splashing my fragile ego against the rocks,

Only to re-create a synergy of surrender,

in this supernal void of Sound, in Silence.

Manatita, The Lantern Carrier. 26th September, 2019


Love is The Only Doer

Nothing really happened, when I fell down from Paradise,

I just fell.

Nothing really happened, when I danced with my shadows,

I just danced.

Nothing really happened, when I strayed from Her Majesty,

Weeping upon the myriad afflictions of my own doing,

I just wept.

You gave me a sweet smile, a long rope and limited freedom.

You said: “Go, my child. Enjoy this mirage of experiences.”

I gave a sacred bow and left, bewildered by Your Mercy.

Now in my delusory state of darkness,

I have forgotten the Light from which I came.

My Beloved, You are the action and reaction tambien.

Lantern has discovered the secret, that Love is the only Doer.

-Manatita, The Lantern Carrier. 11th December, 2019.

Wisdom from the Master

"When setting out on a journey,

Do not seek advice, from those who have never left home." -Rumi

Struggle is a necessary part of life. We are in isolation from Love, trying to re-discover our true nature, the Self. Motivated by desires, we feel incomplete and Love's inner drive keeps us seeking … a slow walk or march on an evolutionary journey to the Absolute Source.

We are subjected to the laws of duality, of hot and cold, of light and shadow, pleasure and pain. We can only transcend joy and sorrow when we merge with the eternal, in the plenitude of Love Divine.

Meanwhile, we travel along a road, like solitary wayfarers, stumbling and falling … rising and falling … rising, learning the necessary lessons, to find our way Home.

Someone asked me recently, what my name means. Spiritual Masters, including The Christ, have from time immemorial, given names to their disciples. The name reflects the soul's potential, the direction which it wants to take, which is most dominant in its nature.

So one may be musical, for example, be guided by faith or have a devotional bent. It is all due to the souls need to manifest in a particular way, which is necessary in its evolutionary cycle.

Manatita is a Sanskrit word coming from 'manas' (Mind) and 'tita', (Beyond). It means 'Beyond the Mind', in the Heart of our Lord Beloved Supreme'. In meta-physical teachings, the psychic Heart is far superior to the mind. Being of a devoted persona, I long for the things of the Heart: We and ours, unification and spontaneity, innocence and beauty, Love and Light, harmony and oneness...

Guruji gave me the name in 1989.


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  • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


    4 months ago from london

    Ah, Thanks Peggy. You read it. Lovely. Thank you so much!!

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    Peggy Woods 

    4 months ago from Houston, Texas

    Learning the meaning behind your given name of Manatita is interesting, and it seems to fit. You continually share the beauty of love in your poems.

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    5 months ago from london

    And another great sentiment as well, Brenda. Highly appreciated.

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    5 months ago from Washington Court House


    Another exceptional set of poetry.

    It is so difficult to take care of others but you are right becomes a routine that we do without even thinking.

    On your last one...we do fall from grace from time to time. He does let us stumble and fall only to pick us up again.

    He will forgive us when we find our way back home again.

    Great writing.

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    5 months ago from london

    So Sweet, Dee, so Sweet.

    I'm never really happy, unless I can't create … look for new ways of expression. Loosely speaking, this seems to be what God does in this ever-transcending movement and we are all His prototypes. Praise be!!

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    Dora Weithers 

    5 months ago from The Caribbean

    "I play interchangeably as rooks, bishops, castles, Kings and Queens . . . Amidst all this, Love – like the tide – tosses me to and fro." It seems obviously true. Your second poem also reveals your pull towards love. You're special.

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    6 months ago from london

    Yes, Audrey,

    It is a struggle as I have mentioned, a necessary part of the journey. I always try to empathise, as I struggle too, less now, but who knows about former life-times?

    We are now, the Karma of how we lived our lives before and perhaps I acquired some merit a long, long time ago. But yes, the struggle is part and parcel of the souls path to evolution.

    You actually write with tremendous clarity and wisdom. It is a special gift from the Supreme. Glory be!

    Hi Linda C,

    Thank you. Part of the poem says that we are all very fragile and in need of each other, that we are not so independent as we believe … that we are in fact a part of God's 'dance' and we are here to try to do it well.

    We play different roles but only to find out sooner or later, that we are all brothers and sisters, who will have to sit at the feet of God in final surrender to the Will Divine.

    Thanks Rinita,

    And unique, yes. I'm using nursing to say a lot more. Look deeper! Lol.

    Always a joy to see you, my dear. Much Love.

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    Rinita Sen 

    6 months ago

    Incredible poem from the viewpoint of a nurse. We forget sometimes there are selfless givers all around. Quite unique, both poems. The rhythm is soothing in the second one. Beautiful!

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    Linda Crampton 

    6 months ago from British Columbia, Canada

    Nursing is a profession that is so often filled with love. Thank you for the skill and care that you've shared as a nurse, Manatita.

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    Audrey Hunt 

    6 months ago from Idyllwild Ca.

    My life is a journey and love is my map. Even so, I sometimes get lost or make a wrong turn requiring me to go back and try again. Your inspiring poetry is so beautifully written.

    Thank you, dear friend,

    Love and gratitude,


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    6 months ago from london

    Thank you, Devika,

    Glad you continue to appreciate my work. Truly grateful. Peace.

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    Devika Primić 

    6 months ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

    In depth of love and love is by choice. Love when you want and fell like having love in life. Your writing hives me a great feeling of positive and uniqueness.

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    6 months ago from london

    Sorry about the first poem.

    Occasionally I send poems to individuals, but did not realised that it was posted. Serving with love and humility is not the message. My work is usually a lot deeper. In fact, it is usual for me to begin one way and end in a different way.

    Good to hear from you. Much Love.

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    Linda Lum 

    6 months ago from Washington State, USA

    The first poem you have shared before? A beautiful description of serving with love and humility. The second brings to mind the Garden of Eden. We were not created to be mindless beings. We were created perfectly with the ability to act imperfectly. We love with choice, not because we must.

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    6 months ago from london

    Thank You, Bill.


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    Bill Holland 

    6 months ago from Olympia, WA

    We will always be connected in love, and I find that to be very comforting and gratifying, my friend.

    Blessings and love always

  • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


    6 months ago from london


    You have covered it all! Thank you for being such a lovely follower, as well as the first one here and with such a great sentiment. Much Gratitude.

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    Rosina S Khan 

    6 months ago

    Another mystical hub rich with wisdom quotes, poems, images, video and text which describe your devotional work as a nurse and love being the actual doer plus reveal the wonderful meaning of your name. It is all part of a big mystery yet exciting to read as the reader goes with the flow, Manatita.


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