Manatita is an esteemed author living in London, UK. He writes spiritual books, flash fiction and esoteric poetry, his favourite genre.
Namaste! My fellow brothers/sisters of the Way.
The Light in me bows, acknowledges and pays homage to the Light in you. Each life is sacred, special … unique. We are made in the image of Spirit; in God’s own Energy … as such we have a right to be here.
You and I affect the world, by the vibrations that we offer to the world. So, in that spirit, it is good to offer empathy, wisdom and Love … to convey these very special virtues to our fellow beings. This pleases the Divine, who in turn blesses our Hearts, as we begin to walk in His abundant ways.
Abundance is an inner state. It is the peace or happiness; the joy we feel within. Peace is not outside us, as the Light of God dwells within. So when we are calm and quiet in the Spiritual Heart, we will convey this calmness to our friends, parents, neighbours', colleagues … to the world at large.
Sometimes we experience adverse conditions and life seems a struggle. There is always light at the end of the tunnel, and so what’s needed is a matter of patience, belief or hope. Hope is the song-bird of the soul, seeking the means to fulfill its own destiny. So, for example, Obama searched for his in politics and became a President.
Ours is the dream of this green pasture … this ball of joy which is waiting to welcome us, once we have figured out this great puzzle of His glory … His beautiful game.
When we are seeking, then hope, in a sense, is greater, as the vibrancy, enthusiasm and opportunities in life, is very much on our side. What needs to change? Mindset or attitude is important.
Mindset helps us to see the problem in a new way and to arrive at a solution. We say that it is not a dark tunnel, but simply one with lesser Light. We say that things will get better, even when the shadows are dense.
Personality helps. This is the sum total of our character, and this comes from the impressions of life given by our parents, schools, friends, environment, country … as well as the needs or necessity of the soul.
I was born into a simple family. True, my grand-father had some lands and I was never hungry in a small agricultural country. Still, my mother was pregnant at 16 and was encouraged to find a new home of her own. She brought me up almost single-handedly, as my father was never there. Later, she had another six children to look after, and life was anything but rosy.
My own realization is that we are responsible for our actions, not mothers … not others. So if the attitude or mindset is positive, we can do the impossible. Our eyes are so small, yet they see amazing things!
Let us offer and serve. Service helps to expand our Hearts, inspires receptivity and allows God’s Grace’s to dawn in our lives. Love Itself is infectious and if we feel Love, it is because of the measure of Love that others have shown us … having sacrificed for our sake. In the same way, we can also share this Love with others, in an intimate, prayerful or extremely beautiful ways.
How do we get the strength to do this? I suggest that it is a good idea to have Faith or a belief in Something Higher; to pray, both verbally and in silence., When we pray, we invoke and ask of the Divine, to supply our essential needs and at the same time, we strive to live in such a way, so as to please our Father in Heaven. This strengthens us and awakens our Hearts, to the fruits of Peace.
Finally, having the right mindset, can teach us to see life itself as a blessing. We can offer Gratitude to our leaders, to Mother Nature, to our parents who brought us into this world and all who have helped or hindered us. The Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has allowed us to grow. For out of the shadow of adversity, we are awakening in Joy.
The sun will shine tomorrow, God’s willing and again, by His Grace, we will be alive…. We will have something to eat, while others will not. Let us all be grateful. Let us pray.
“May the ever-compassionate; the all-merciful One finds us worthy … may all our needs, be it shelter, air, warmth, food and drinks be met. May we continue to adore, Love, praise, worship and surrender to the Great Intelligence that cares for and carries us. May we live with the Light of oneness, free from expectations, at the supernal feet of Love.” –Manatita, The Lantern Carrier. 31st May 2018.
The Flame in my Heart
There's a flame in the Heart of man,
Through which the Light of Heaven beckons,
Even in his abyss.
I go forth in my ignorance,
Oblivious to the voice of Love calling: "Come! Come!"
As She beckons me to Her intimate embrace.
Small clusters of fireflies dance within,
Carrying the promise of Hope --
This song-bird of my longing.
My phoenix rises, building a tabernacle of joy.
My inner candle glows, its burning balm,
Healing my afflictions, proclaiming
The banner of Light, of my celestial Home.
-Manatita, The Lantern Carrier. 29th May, 2018.
Hope in Adversity
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