Reflections of the Heart. Monday's Inspirations 63

Updated on February 1, 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.


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

Do you reflect much?

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Questions & Answers

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    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


      2 days ago from london

      Ah Peggy,

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

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      Peggy Woods 

      2 days ago from Houston, Texas

      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.

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      3 weeks ago from london

      Haha, Yeeppieee!!!

      Love ya, Tamara. Gratitude.

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      Tamara Yancosky 

      3 weeks ago from Uninhabited Regions

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

      (Lovely new profile picture, too). ♥️

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


      3 weeks ago from london

      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

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      Dora Weithers 

      3 weeks ago from The Caribbean

      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.

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      4 weeks ago from london

      Rosina, good morning.

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

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      Rosina S Khan 

      4 weeks ago

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

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      4 weeks ago from london

      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.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      4 weeks ago from Southern Illinois

      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...

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      4 weeks ago from london

      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 profile imageAUTHOR


      4 weeks ago from london

      Thank you, my Friend, Jason.

      Appreciate your kind sentiment. Welcome!

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      Lorna Lamon 

      4 weeks ago

      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.

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      Jason Nicolosi 

      4 weeks ago from AZ

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

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


      4 weeks ago from london


      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.

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      Nithya Venkat 

      4 weeks ago from Dubai

      Great reflections beautifully expressed, thank you for sharing.

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      Bill Holland 

      4 weeks ago from Olympia, WA

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

      Blessings always

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      Devika Primić 

      4 weeks ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

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

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


      4 weeks ago from london

      Thanks, my Bro.

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

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      Asif Jamal Marwat KPK 

      4 weeks ago from KPK Pakistan

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

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


      4 weeks ago from london


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

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      Eric Dierker 

      4 weeks ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      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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