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Reflections of the Heart. Monday's Inspirations 63


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


When The Nazarene Returns

When the Nazarene returns, He will shine

With the Light of Heaven; the glory of

A trillion suns! Will I be ready?

His raiment will shine with the grandeur of Paradise,

His words a sacred homily, a million times more

Powerful! If they crucified Him then,

What will they do now? Will I be ready?

“Not now.” Me hear dem say. “Our sons are still at college.”

“My daughter is not yet married,” said another,

“And I still need grandchildren.”

Likes attract likes. A Garden of Love, will only

Entice beauty; the illustrious moon, only the divinity of

Twinkling stars. O Life, the Saviour has taken away my sins,

Will you not take away, my little, little worries, at least?

O Lantern, saved or not, always be careful what you

Ask for, as you may not be ready, for the fire of His Grace.

- Manatita, The Lantern Carrier. 27th January, 2020.


Opening Myself to You

Flowers dance in Spring to the symphony of the

Breeze, my breath sings with the wafts inside their

Charm, waltzing as Your purple-tinted lotus’s shine.

Just as these ‘cuties’ bloom and blossom, opening

Their Hearts to the pageantry of life, so too, I open

Myself to You, O Love, O my song-bird of glistening Light.

Aye, sweet Beauty, Your kaleidoscope of colours

Draw me inwards, my core intoxicated in trance,

Drinking the rays of Thy splendour.

Within and without, I feel the breath of Your

Golden robes, adorning my soul with excellence;

Soothing my pains with a tapestry of dazzling hues.

Aye, my soul weeps music; the canary of my Heart

Rejoices, soaked in a rhapsody of celestial wines.

- Manatita, The Lantern Carrier, 25th January, 2020


Wisdom for today by Manatita

The Absolute Alchemist, transforms everything with Love.

So when we send Love, in response to hate,

We become God'sl Alchemists.

Reflections on life

© 2020 manatita44


manatita44 (author) from london on March 16, 2020:

OK, tough eye kid on the block. You can help yourself. Guruji has said so many times that the past is dust. Let go of what he calls 'the dead elephants' on our shoulders and move on.

I could tell you I empathise, but how much empathy we need before we realise that we eventually must move on? Wisdom is to chase what gives us happiness ... inner fulfillment. Everything else could be passed by.

Diane Denison from Cincinnati Ohio on March 15, 2020:

manitita44 You make me laugh. It is a very good thing, a God sent blessing I found Athos then Veda. Before I met the mischief makers. They twisted me up and I said , "Stay Strong , I say , births are short and your older. Ride the wave out of this birth cycle. I became like Pop Eye The Sailor Man - Athos and India was my spinach. Your writings of poetry I inhale elegance. Your there. I am still Pop Eye with my boxing gloves on. The tough kid on the block. I have a long way to go before I enter your land of beauty. Your poetry is the breath of God. I still stumble on the breath of God. Much Love Blown Your Way.

manatita44 (author) from london on March 15, 2020:


The one I wrote for you is deep, so more concentrating when you read it. Ha ha. Feel with the Heart ... the psychic Heart. You are already doing this.

Actually, one is called to the Light. Right throughout my Teacher's teachings, he speaks of God's Hour; he also speak of 'aspiring souls.' They are those who are ready, just needing a nudge.

I know that prior to awakening, I knew only so much, but post awakening, everything became an open book. Not in the sense of Realisation, but knowing that I had read the book before and I am just re-reading its sequels, so to speak.

Then Tibet, Athos, Vedas, Christian mysticism ... everything becomes accessible. Much Love.

Diane Denison from Cincinnati Ohio on March 14, 2020:

manatita44 India the people are very gentle, loving and peaceful. They grow up passing the ancient sacred text from generation to generation. Here in America I had to search for ancient teachings. It was a long search. I found Mount Athos You might call it Christian Tibet. I was thrilled . Then 2 years later I became friends with India. Then growth started. Yes, Yes, Yes I have to concentrate fully when I read your writings. That is why I am going to do it slowly 3 a day.

manatita44 (author) from london on March 14, 2020:

Metaphorically speaking Yes. Once we awake to his Presence, fully and ceaselessly, whether alive or elsewhere, we're cool. Ha ha.

Diane Denison from Cincinnati Ohio on March 14, 2020:

When I read your writings I must be in full concentration because your writing has a deep sweetness Of love and peace and truth in it. I hope you do not mind that I am sharing this with my friends on face book. They will love it . What will they do when Christ comes back? Become Enlightened

manatita44 (author) from london on February 24, 2020:

Ah Peggy,

You are choosing the more meaningful pieces. Awesome! Thank you!

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on February 24, 2020:

These are excellent reflective works of yours. Your first piece admonishes us to be ready to meet our God. The timing is all His and not of our choosing. I like the idea of becoming an alchemist of love.

manatita44 (author) from london on February 01, 2020:

Haha, Yeeppieee!!!

Love ya, Tamara. Gratitude.

Tamara Yancosky from Uninhabited Regions on February 01, 2020:

Your words pour out the light of God’s Glory with stunning brilliance!

(Lovely new profile picture, too). ♥️

manatita44 (author) from london on January 31, 2020:

You are correcr Dee.

I save them for my book normally. I'm a lover of peace and prefer to serve in a gentler way. But this style has it's purpose too.

All my work are designed to serve, to inspire, to reach the Heart ... to illumine, awaken ... gratitude

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on January 31, 2020:

Powerful presentation in the first message! Kinda different too, from your usual themes, but well done! The second poem is also appealing with its longing for desired intimacy. "My core intoxicated in trance/ Drinking the rays of thy splendour." Fascinating imagery.

manatita44 (author) from london on January 28, 2020:

Rosina, good morning.

Thank you, my dear. Love is the only answer it seems. Om Shanti!

Rosina S Khan on January 27, 2020:

I loved both the poems, Manatita. I especially liked "Wisdom for Today" at the end. Thank you for sharing.

manatita44 (author) from london on January 27, 2020:

Ha ha Ruby.

I was told only this evening, that my recent poems are different. I said it is deliberate, that I'm doing the same thing, just in a different way. Lol. I'm nearly always doing the same thing. Sometimes I'm subtle, sometimes I'm very open.

Let me know when I've gone past the balance, because my purpose is to Love. Ever the good and great you are, even in the face of the adversities of life. I bow to your great fortitude.

Ruby Jean Richert from Southern Illinois on January 27, 2020:

Reflection is a part of my life each and every day. To reflect is to remember all the joyful moments and hurts in life and I must say that the joyfulness outnumbers the sadness. This is another one of my favorites...

manatita44 (author) from london on January 27, 2020:

Thanks a lot, Lorna. Your sentiments are always kind to me.

Yoga is an ancient science, expounded upon by the great Sage Patanjali. It means to yoke, to join or bind; to bring together and in an esoteric sense, it means conscious oneness with God (Samadhi)

There are eight limbs or steps:

Yama -- do's, such as virtues, modesty

Niyama -- don'ts, such as non-stealing, non-lying, etc

Hatha -- asana or posture, which is what many practice in the West. Excellent for mental discipline.

Pratyahara -- control of the senses

Pranayama -- control of the breath

Dharana -- concentration/focus

Diyana -- Meditation

Samadhi -- the trance-like state

It is essentially the spiritual life and I have written about three essays on this subject. Much Peace.

manatita44 (author) from london on January 27, 2020:

Thank you, my Friend, Jason.

Appreciate your kind sentiment. Welcome!

Lorna Lamon on January 27, 2020:

Two very different poems Manatita yet both reflective. I frequently reflect on life, although I have practiced Hatha Yoga for many years - perhaps this is why. Beautiful writing as always.

Jason Nicolosi from AZ on January 27, 2020:

This was a very enjoyable read. Beautiful job, Manatita.

manatita44 (author) from london on January 27, 2020:


You are totally awesome. All we can be sometimes is sincere, and I feel you most certainly try. Om Shanti!

Bill, thank You.

You are already an orchid in this beautiful garden. Gratitude.


Thank you so much. What are you doing in Dubai? Write a Hub on it, perhaps? Much Love.

Nithya Venkat from Dubai on January 27, 2020:

Great reflections beautifully expressed, thank you for sharing.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on January 27, 2020:

A garden of love....sign me up to work in that garden, from sun up to sun down.

Blessings always

Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on January 27, 2020:

A great start to a new week. Your writing uplifts my spirits. I do reflect on certain things in my life sometimes.

manatita44 (author) from london on January 27, 2020:

Thanks, my Bro.

I hope that you are now getting to grips with things. Much Love.

Asif Jamal Marwat KPK from KPK Pakistan on January 27, 2020:

Informative and helpful material. You have done well.... i appreciate your hard work

manatita44 (author) from london on January 27, 2020:


Chuckle … chuckle. You're awesome, Bro. Carry on carrying on.

Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on January 27, 2020:

Reflecting is one of my favorite things to do. And this is so good I will reflect on it all day. Thank you

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