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Seeds of Contemplation: The Inner Christmas Tree. Tuesday's Inspiration 13, to All My Friends


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


The Inner Christmas Tree

In retrospect, my whole life has been

About beauty, Love, Light ... harmony.

It's been about struggles too, for which good

Parent will not admonish the naughty child?

Infinitely more loving is the One within!

Amidst it all, the night knows of the glistening

Candescent moon and winter inevitably dissipate, so

I can enjoy the beauty and fragrances of Spring-flowers.

Dawn brings me song-bearers, so my Heart can

Be a Citadel of Love, as my soul sings with the Arias

Of Mother Nature. Aye, it is a most wonderful

World, and Satchmo was indeed blessed ... visionary.

You're an ocean of excellence too --an effulgent

Light that mirrors - in the Spirit -- everything I've

Just written. I'm not special, and indeed my strength

Lies in knowing that you have your own inner Christmas

Tree of Gratitude –that epitome of lustre, goodness --and above

All, that sweet supernal Silence. Let us give thanks and Praise!

Season's Greetings! – Manatita, The Lantern Carrier. 17th December, 2020


O Light, my Light, my Illumining Light, Come!

O Light, my Light, my Illumining Light!

Magi’s travel to Bethlehem of Judea. A star

Of the East, is cascading its fragrance,

Heralding the advent, of the one called Christ.

The gentle breeze, resonates the choral of the heart

In all directions; my soul is a delicate harp, praising

Your glories in David psalms. Mere Prabhu, (My Lord),

Angels sing of three Kings, whispering Your rhapsody of Love.

The minstrels dance from heaven, while Your

Spirit embraces the cosmos, singing: “Peace on Earth,

Goodwill to all mankind!” We celebrate with a festival

Of Lights, family gathering and delectable meals.

Santa descends from the chimney carrying gifts;

Our Spirits soar on the wings of heavenly Love

And the maturing seeds of prayer. Mary's sacred

Child is born, in the stable of a manger.

O Light, my illumining Light! Come!

- Lantern Carrier. 22nd December, 2020


Love: The Music of Consummation

O Love! Open the portals of my Heart’s Temple!

The dawn of awakening is beckoning me;

The Light of the Beyond, dances in my gaze.

The red thread of Liberation, walks upon my soul;

I now dine, in Your fire of transformation-flames.

No more the penury of darkness, as the blue moon

Envelops a song-bird, inebriated with its grandeur.

In this meadow of incandescent beauty, the notes of morn’s

Nightingales are ceaselessly composing symphonies;

The lush scent of lavenders, whispers Dior J’adore.

O Love, the rose encircles me with its golden raiment’s;

All my useless demons have long since dissipated.

The Breath of the inner music, now stabs me with its

Melodies; my core is consumed with a million thrills!

- Manatita, The Lantern Carrier. 17th December, 2020


The Master Speaks

"An angel can take the form of a deity, and a deity can take the form of an angel, if they wish to have certain angelic qualities .... angels take the form of ordinary deities who have compassion, affection and concern." - Sri Chinmoy

"All angels cannot have the same beauty, but all have wings. Angels are always dynamic! They are constantly moving, where as fairies can be very lethargic. Fairies are no match for angels in this respect." - Sri Chinmoy

Manatita reads The Inner Christmas Tree

Wisdom from the Master

Hope is at once both simple and profound.
It is hope that binds Heaven and earth.

Hope is the bridge between Heaven and earth.
It is hope that makes us feel, at the beginning of

Our spiritual journey, that we are of God and that we are for God.”- Sri Chinmoy

This 2020 Christmas

Wisdom from the Masters

” Hope abides; therefore I abide.
Countless frustrations have not cowed me.
I am still alive, vibrant with life.
The black cloud will disappear,
The morning sun will appear once again
In all its supernal glory.
“ - Sri Chinmoy

"Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.

In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you.

I go to prepare a place for you. …I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.” – Christ. John 14: 1-3. KJV.

"Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid." - John 14: 27. KJV

The Good Shepherd giveth his life for the sheep


© 2020 manatita44


manatita44 (author) from london on January 01, 2021:

Haha. Spirituality is all about looking from the inside in order for the outside to blend in harmony. You know that, don't you? Stay blessed, Mary.

Mary Norton from Ontario, Canada on January 01, 2021:

I never have before thought of an inner Christmas tree. Of course, it is so significant. I love my Christmas tree, so now I have to know my inner Christmas tree.

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

Thank you, Devika. Thank you so much! Joy to you and loved ones. I bid you God's Peace. Hari Om!

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

Happy Holidays to you manatita44 hope you are having a quiet and an enjoyable time. Your work is inspiring and always so much to grasp from your special notes.

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

You too. Peace and blessings from the Master.

Vanita Thakkar on December 23, 2020:

Restricted gatherings. Celebrations at home. Merry Christmas !!

manatita44 (author) from london on December 23, 2020:

Sorry. I forgot that Britain started first. Stay safe then. Peace.


Ruby Jean Richert from Southern Illinois on December 23, 2020:

No vaccine available yet. Merry Christmas....

manatita44 (author) from london on December 23, 2020:

Thanks my Didi ji.

Getting close, now, the festivities. You're coping? Hope the family are well in these challenging times. Much Love. Hari Om Tat Sat!

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on December 23, 2020:

Beautiful poems, in tune with the Christmas spirit, and the upcoming holiday season. I loved all of them and also your recitation.

Merry Christmas to you and wish you blessed times ahead.

Stay Safe and take care.

Thank you for sharing this.

manatita44 (author) from london on December 23, 2020:

You too, my Didi ji. Stay well and blessed. Can you guys gather at the Ashram? Om Shanti!

Vanita Thakkar on December 23, 2020:

Joyous and bright and uplifting - beautiful verses and messages of enlightened souls. Loved reading them and the energy they radiate. Wish you a very Happy Christmas, Brother Manatita !!

manatita44 (author) from london on December 22, 2020:

Indeed, Ruby.

We now need all the Higher blessings we can get. Hope you are well and stay well. Have you had the vaccine? Happy Christmas!! Much Love.

Ruby Jean Richert from Southern Illinois on December 22, 2020:

This was such a blessed piece. May you have all the joys of the season, may all your dreams come true. Merry Christmas!

manatita44 (author) from london on December 22, 2020:

Thank you so much, Pamela.

God bless you too. May the Divine Mother watch over you and keep you safe. Merry Christmas!!

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on December 22, 2020:

Your beautiful words are perfect for this Christmas season. I love the idea of the light from within, and that is a good way to live.

At a time when the world is not peaceful and the pandemic continues, it is a pleasure to read everything you write. I hope you have a wonderful Chrismas. God bless you, Manatita.

manatita44 (author) from london on December 22, 2020:

"My most heartfelt gratitude for your most beautiful and kind words.

May your life experience even more of Spirit's divine characteristics.

May you also continue to be a beacon to all those that aspire inwardly to catch a glimpse of this love, to have it fill their lives.

May the lantern you carry pull more and more souls into the oneness of life.

Seasons greetings and Happy Holidays!" -Michael Mulatya

"This is a beautiful card. The little angel is very adorable. Thank you for such a beautiful message. With love in my heart, I wish for you to have continued peace, and may you and those you love have a wonderfully Merry Christmas, remembering the love of God and the gift He gave to us in the birth of Jesus Christ. Shalom!"- David Leo Sirois

manatita44 (author) from london on December 22, 2020:

Hi Manatita, thanks for your charming Christmas Jacquie Lawson card and your most eloquent message. In these arduous times we do indeed need to gather round the inner Christmas Tree, and celebrate the fact that we will rise above these times that now seem to limit us. It will not always be so, and therein lies our goal and our sacred and divine destiny.

pip-pip, Pavitrata

manatita44 (author) from london on December 22, 2020:

Dearest Brother Manatita

What a joyous greeting. And reflecting your glorious poetic visions.

I send you greetings for a blissful Christmas full of inner Love and Joy from the Great One. May we all meet again in the not too distant future. Keep HAPPY.

Much love, from Indrani and Leight

manatita44 (author) from london on December 22, 2020:

Thank you, Paul.

Good to see you, Bro. Stay safe and blessed. feliz navidad y Feliz Ano Nuevo!- Lantern Carrier

Thank you, Louise. Igualmente! (Equally!! Much gratitude for your kind sentiment.

Louise Powles from Norfolk, England on December 22, 2020:

That's beautiful poetry. I hope you have a lovely Christmas.

Paul K Francis from east coast,USA on December 22, 2020:

Beautiful Christmas message

manatita44 (author) from london on December 22, 2020:

Hi Peggy. Hard times! May you and your loved ones enjoy a life of beauty and perfect peace, God's willing. Merry Christmas!!

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on December 22, 2020:

What beautiful words you have planted in our minds and hearts. Wishing you many blessings!

manatita44 (author) from london on December 22, 2020:

Thanks a lot, Rosina. Right Spirit, right time. May you and family enjoy an awesome Christmas ... a life of inner and outer opulence. Jazak Allahu Khairan!

Bill, thank you so much!! May you and family be well and may the spirit of goodness love and beauty, continue to shine on you now and always. Peace.

Sankhajit, my Bhaia ji. Much love to you and family. Infinite gratitude!

Sankhajit Bhattacharjee from MILWAUKEE on December 22, 2020:

your composition makes me spellbound.....

Rosina S Khan on December 22, 2020:

These poetry are lovely pieces bearing the theme of Christmas. The wise quotes from the Master are awesome, as always. Thank you for the terrific share.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on December 22, 2020:

May the spirit of Christmas infect us all this holiday season, my friend, and truly bring joy to the world. Wishing you peace, with love, from Olympia. Thank you for your friendship over the years.

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