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Meaningful time Alone

Meaningful time Alone

Being alone,the significance of taking time to quiet ourselves,time to reflect,renew and make changes…to not be afraid of witnessing our inner selves.We can start this moment by doing however little where we are……we can strive to make time in the later part of the night when all are asleep or getting up early on in the morning or any ‘down/break’ time during the day to sit and reflect/breathe in and out/learn to meditate/pray/say mantras,visualize (all in the knowing to end unnecessary sufferings and finding peace of mind) a few minutes, no need to be hard on ourselves….always flexible and easy to simply be.By starting out this way, we can learn to be aware and find some comfort to retreat to in difficult moments.Whatever we may be doing,we can practice the awareness of bringing gentleness and kindness towards ourselves and to others…..remembering to always be flexible with ourselves is a factor so we wont ‘break’when things don’t go as we expect or that we don’t expect too much of ourselves and others…………

What might be our Spiritual Agenda?

What might be our Spiritual Agenda?

What is our spiritual agenda for the day?for now?apart from having a little fun, and carrying out duties,work,chores and other mundane activities.
Could it be the practice of being kind in the face of un-kindness?
Could it be making an assertive effort in spending a few minutes time alone to self-reflect,to listen to the heart,to touch the heart?,to rest the mind(learning to meditate)?
Could it be allowing the self to be Present/Aware of intentions,thoughts,actions,reactions,speech/words.
Could it be feeling of gratitude to someone(a stranger,an enemy)to life itself, to a situation,perhaps offering a good deed in thankfulness not only to whomever that made you feel good but reaching out into the unknown to witness that True Self of charity coming from within.
And it could be more noble agendas that the creative heart wants to be opened up to,not only in giving,but in being not afraid to receive goodness from others(without having any motive to mistrust,without further expectations,or misunderstandings or being doubtful about).

Worldly distractions provide a platform to forget the True Self.
Spiritual endeavours,provide the connection of remembrance of our True self.

Do we hear the chimes of Peace ringing Within

Do we hear the chimes of Peace ringing Within

No matter how much we feel knotted up,confused, angered,aggravated,frustrated or anxious about what we go through either during this critical time of world crisis or of our own personal disturbing/nagging drama/s in life……..when we find time to sit in silence,we might hear the lovely chimes of bells peal within and we can remember that our True nature is Love,Kindness,Compassion,Wisdom,Joyful endeavours and Charity.Then perhaps,we not only hear them,but we can joyfully arise to act on them,thus finding Peace!

Know Thyself

Know Thyself

When we can have a true understanding of our inner self and strive to see the beauteous within ourselves,there can be no envy,hatred, anger, judging or misunderstanding of another.When we know ourselves,we know another. Happiness comes from the wisdom of knowing the True Self!

This is a month of Ramadan, celebrated by the Muslims,a time of prayer,fasting/sacrifices,self introspection,charity and peaceful/responsible living.Does it have to be only for a month or only for the Muslims?Perhaps we can see that it truly applies to all …….Muslims and non-Muslims alike,for we are all humans on this road together,helping each other open the heart to loving awareness.

In general,people frown upon or are disturbed and feel defensive about spiritual messages and teachings…. could it be a threat,the fear that it may be against our way of living and the wanting to continue living the way according to the illusory world?

I myself at some point in my life prior to being spiritually awake felt defensive and resentful about listening to true spiritual lessons and teachings…….I felt it made me afraid of seeing the truth about myself in a guilty,shameful way.

While on a working nursing assignment in Saudi Arabia in 1998,I hated( I use this strong word) to hear and felt resentful about listening to the Muslim prayer call 5 times a day wherever I was…while in the bus,while working at the hospital, while trying to rest in the apartment,even while having time for recreation at the swimming pool,the call seemed everywhere!
I was literally disturbed and annoyed by it,it felt like a hard nudge calling me to face the truth and I wanted to ignore it so badly,I actually felt like putting my hands over my ears to not hear the prayer call.

Now,when I look back,I think those calls were so beautiful,so meaningful,so sacred,to me now it feels like the Divine(‘God’ is calling us in a personal way).I have great reverence for it and all religious traditions as I realize my Oneness with the whole of creation!Just as I remember in my childhood hearing church bells ringing calling and reminding of the invitation to pray,to ‘wake-up’,to give thanks,to be aware,to come to a place of peace within ourselves.
It is truly in quiet time with ourselves that we find ourselves, that we hear the ‘Call’.Are we afraid of our own spirituality(humanness),the love within ourselves that is free and accessible,the wonder of courage, strength,resilience and merciful forgiveness……………..

What do we want to hear?

What do we want to hear?

When we sit quietly by ourselves,what do we truly hear?What do we want to hear?Perhaps what we don’t want to hear!Do we hear the mind chattering with all kinds of distorted noises…confusing voices being heard,invitations to go here and there,to do this and that,to get this and that,to be kept busy?….does it make us annoyed or does it give us a sense of content/fulfillment?
Do we want to hear the silent,small voice of the heart,speaking of love and peace and kindness and joy and tenderness?What will be our choice and what will we want to do about it?Only we have the true answer Within our Being…….

Resurrection of Being

Resurrection of Being

The Resurrection of Being…………….a meditation of Self-Awakening,of being born again,being a ‘child’ again…….after death of the old-self.It is an innocence,simplicity,unknowing, joy-filled,receptive,creative energy moving from the Heart,Energized in Spirit.Watch a child at play and observe the freedom,the trusting,the light-hearted energy,the enthusiasm and the surrendering to the joy of the Moment!

This too shall Pass

This too shall Pass

While the world is under a mutual crisis and it seems to be in a’deathly’ silence,there may be a potent spiritual vibration arising from its quiescence…………without seemingly knowing,the world is in fervent mass prayers, spiritual chanting,meditations and a myriad of goodwill offerings and religious services being openly(publicly) and quietly rendered.With all these positive and sacred energies being raised collectively, there might be a harnessing of a great Shift and Elevation of Higher Consciousness.There is always Good coming forth from something not so good…….as certain behind the dark clouds,the blue sky waits patiently to reveal…………we wait,we trust and have faith when all these too shall Pass!Do we discern in the positive or choose to stay in the negative aspect?

The World as One in the Time of Covid

The World as One in the Time of Covid

The world in quietude,suffering,finally realizing its Oneness!No one is different from another, no one is superior or inferior,richer or poorer,smarter or poor of intellect,living in the slums or in a palatial abode,holy or ‘sinner’,black or white.No matter the country, the race or religion or gender or personal situation………….the world is in a state of spiritual retreat…….a subtle,unrecognized,unknowing confinement of being ‘forced’globally into a spiritual time of living.What we are truly experiencing is a time where we on a global scale slowly recognize that we are ONE as a human species.

We cannot go out and be outdoors as we like to,to be or visit with people we enjoy time with,to be free to participate openly in usual fun,pleasurable and exciting ventures,to work and be kept occupied,busy and to enjoy all various activities that gave us a sense of being alive.

This is a time, a grace-filled,blessed period that we can utilize wisely and allow suffering to bring us back into,within ourselves,into our true nature.Instead of being bored and feeling redundant,we can use the time for reflections,contemplation,listening to comforting soulful talks,meditations,prayerful endeavours and allowing greater/sublime inspirations and creativity to come forth from this so called ‘lockdown’ spiritual crisis……..the possibility of transformations into kindness,respect,understanding,charity, humility,loving awareness and the fearless compassion to do more…………..