A Song For My Beloved

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Inspirational Poem

As the stars twinkle sweetly,

And the moon shines brilliantly,

As the snow falls majestically,

And the wind rustles softly.

So too, I am immaculately woven from Thee.

As our paths did cross; Your Love shone from afar,

As Grace from above, did quicken my Soul.

As the morning rose, sings Your enthralling sonata,

And Your inner Sun, transforms me like coal.

Your sweet tenderness, elegance, compels me to stare,

With what heavenly Gods can I You compare?




You’re loving, compassionate, selfless and strong,

With concern and empathy whenever I’m wrong.

My heart sings Your graces when You are not near,

While my mind, so delighted, goes without fear.

I feel in my core that all’s welcome and right,

And the time has arrived to implore ‘the good fight’.

So pranams on my knees, with the best I can be,

My Beloved Supreme, I am all gratitude … to Thee.

-Manatita 22nd January, 2011.

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"Love is the meaning of Life;

Devotion is the secret of life.

Surrender is the goal of life." - Sri Chinmoy

A Song For My Beloved by Manatita. Adam's Video; Parachayaka's music

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HattieMattieMae 5 years ago from Limburg, Netherlands

vVery nice!


Manatita44 5 years ago

Thank you Hattie, you comment is very much appreciated.


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MsDora 4 years ago from The Caribbean

What great expression of love! Thanks for sharing.


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manatita44 4 years ago from london Author

Thank You Ms Dora.

What's your name? Your ceaseless service with writing, poetry and above all Purity is noteworthy. I commend you. 'A sleepless self-giver is God's victory-banner-carrier' says my spiritual Teacher. I see that you are serving in an inspirational way. May God guide and bless you, always.


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phdast7 4 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

manatita - This is elegant and lovely. I am primarily an essayist, but I appreciate poetry and occasionally write it myself. I saw on your Profile Page that you honed your writing skills by reading the great English Poets by lamp light. Impressive dedication.

I have a recommendation. One of my favorite poets -- Rainer Maria Rilke. A German poet, but easy to find in English translation. If you ever have a chance to read his work, I would love to know what you think. :)

I hope that you are having a good week. Sharing this with my followers.


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manatita44 4 years ago from london Author

Good to hear from you, phdast7.

I wanted to invite you to read two or three of my poems, but you have beaten me to it. I am essentially devotional. I like to lift up words and take them to a sublime or lofty level. I will look at your favourite Rainer Maria Rilke , tomorrow, Inshal'lah.

I am also a writer, and I see that you have led a rich life. Many blessings from above.


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thelyricwriter 4 years ago from West Virginia

Voted up, awesome, and beautiful! Loved this beautiful poem. Such passionate words.


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manatita44 4 years ago from london Author

Thank You, Lyricwriter. I write mostly for the Supreme. I am an aesthetic and esoteric poet, but I have been given the gift to write on anything, really. My choice is the Divine.

I see that you are rather 'touching' yourself. I offer you my heart.


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shalini sharan 4 years ago from Delhi

i really loved this poem, this is Beautiful :)


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manatita44 4 years ago from london Author

Thank You, Shalini. You write excellently too. I have suggested that perhaps you may leave out the dark words. You seem a sweet person. Much love.


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stellakeira 3 years ago from Calforina

Its an amazing expose of love with in a simple way .... But about my view this is true love .....


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manatita44 3 years ago from london Author

Thank You. Stella Akeira.

All my comments here are truly amazing, but there is something special about yours. Happy New Year and stay in touch


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Emanate Presence 3 years ago from the Head to the Heart

Your devotional heart for writing poetry is warmly accepted and appreciated. The singer, the song and the Supreme. Are they all one?


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manatita44 3 years ago from london Author

(LOL) You are so intuitive and discerning. Vivekananda asked a similar question to his Master. Of course Ramakrishna had seen God. Lucky Viv. How I wish we are all one! For the time being, I can only say that I know by faith. My deepest gratitude. Read some more.


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liesl5858 3 years ago from United Kingdom

Thank you for sharing your beautiful poem, I guess you are a gifted poet. I wish you every success.


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manatita44 3 years ago from london Author

I guess I am...

Tansen played for the King and His Majesty was most pleased. Tansen played for God and the King saw music taken to new heights and unparalleled beauty. I am striving to be a good instrument of my Lord.

So sweet your comment here. Thank you.


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Deborah Brooks 3 years ago from Brownsville,TX

Amazing poetry here.. beautiful write to Our Lord God.. blessings to you

Debbie


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manatita44 3 years ago from london Author

Thank you so much, Deborah.

I know you will agree that without the inner beauty, it is impossible to find peace. Higher blessings.


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always exploring 3 years ago from Southern Illinois

Beautiful and uplifting praise. Inner beauty is what i strive for. Thank you for finding me on HP.


manatita44 3 years ago

Noble choice. Read more of my poems. I feel that you understand. My book is out soon. You may wish to look at this. Thanks for your kind sentiment.


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DREAM ON 2 years ago

I feel blessed to read such wonderful words. Lord our God works through people in many ways. Musicians in their music and teachers in their knowledge .Carpenters in their craft. Children in their playfulness. Pilots in their safety.Police in their protection. Firemen in their aid.Doctors and nurses in their caring and skills. The list is endless as the dreams we can dream. To see a poet put words on paper and watch those words come alive in the light. Exciting those who read and planting the seed that will lead to endless experiences and beauty. That is a gift I see with my own eyes and feel through every bone in my body. I enjoyed another special writing that sends me on my way only to bring me full circle back where I once started. Thank you for sharing.


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manatita44 2 years ago from london Author

Wow!

What can I say? This particular poem is very meaningful for me, and I'm delighted and inspired that it transported you so high. Deepest gratitude for your profound sentiments. You show an amazing understanding of my work. Happy Christmas! May 2014 be one of ever-increasing beauty for you.


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vocalcoach 2 years ago from Nashville Tn.

This poem is truly divine. It is an honor to follow you and the beautiful words you write. Joy and peace to you. ~ Audrey (vocalcoach.)


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Doris Dancy 2 years ago from Yorktown, Virginia

How blessed we are to see, even more clearly, our God through your words. He is nature, and here, you so brilliantly depict Him in all of His glory. You reveal Him through a variety of nuances whether it be from the stars, the moon, the falling snow, or the rustling winds. You are a master artist, painting the heavenly vision with your many shades and hues. Through your artistic strokes, God allows you to reveal Him to us in an increasingly BRIGHTER LIGHT. How can we ever thank you for the gift of enlightenment that you bring?


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manatita44 2 years ago from london Author

Beloved,

You are a true fan. You also feel what I'm trying to do - to love God, serve, inspire, uplift ...

May your radiant heart continue to shine and inspire, and may the Love of Jesus, the Christ, continue to bless you and loved ones. Peace.


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Twilight Lawns 2 years ago from Norbury-sur-Mer, Surrey, England. U.K.

"As the morning rose sings your fragrant aroma,"

What a lovely and elegant line.

Loved it.


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manatita44 2 years ago from london Author

So glad you liked this line, Twilight Lawns. Sometimes I pull them out of the ether. My thanks to you for your loving contribution. Much peace.


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daydreamer13 2 years ago

So beautiful!! One of my new favorites!


manatita44 2 years ago

Yes, I really love this one too. So happy that you are now my friend daydreamer. Tell me a little about you. ceeccil@hotmail.com

A kind and sincere appreciation for your loving comments. Peace.


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Perspycacious 2 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

This effort makes me think of those I cherish in these same ways, as well as Jesus and our Heavenly Father. Thanks for thinking beautiful thoughts.


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manatita44 2 years ago from london Author

Yes, you can apply it to both. Do you know when I wrote this poem I called it a Marriage Proposal. It ended with this in mind. However, I found it too beautiful for human love and added a few bits. Now it's addressed to the Divine, like most of my poems.

So yes, it's addressed to Jesus, the Christ, as He represents the pinnacle of Love. Also, to whoever or whatever God may be to someone different. Much gratitude.


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acaetnna 20 months ago from Guildford

Wonderful, very uplifting and extremely beautiful. I loved your writing.


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manatita44 20 months ago from london Author

Thank you so much, acaetnna. Loving thoughts.


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Sara Sarwar Riaz 20 months ago from Michigan, USA

Love your way with words… a beautiful piece of writing.


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manatita44 20 months ago from london Author

Thank you Sara, and welcome. Good to have you. You write so well! Higher Blessings.


Smilealot 20 months ago

There is beauty in your inspirational and devoted words...well written:-))


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Rolly A Chabot 20 months ago from Alberta Canada

Hi manatita44

Such a beautiful heartwarming poem which leaves on in a place of great peace... meditation of its own. Thank you for your writing, you are indeed a talented writer... well done.

Blessings from Canada


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vocalcoach 20 months ago from Nashville Tn.

To read this inspiring poem once only leaves me wanting more. I am here for the second time to uplift my spirit. Thank you for sharing your immense talent as a writer.

Blessings and love,

Audrey


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jhamann 20 months ago from Reno NV

I can hear the respect and care you spend on your beautiful rhythm, each word is where it needs to be said, a prayer perfectly wrought. Beautiful and rich and full of joy. Jamie


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manatita44 20 months ago from london Author

Thank you, Smilealot.

I think this must be my most successful poem. It makes me happy as I am expressing my love to my Teacher, in the way an Apostle would speak to Christ.

Rolly, I truly appreciate your loving words. This poem is full of beautiful words, so fitting for our Beloved Lord Supreme, this Great Spirit of us all. My infinite gratitude.

Thank you, Vocal Coach. I feel honoured that you've visited a second time, and write such moving words. I will write to you. My heart is soulfully with you. In Love and Light. Much peace.

Manatita


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manatita44 20 months ago from london Author

Thank you, Jamie.

I just happen to be here. This is perhaps my most beautiful poem, one expressed to my Teacher and to God. For some reason five of you have come here today. I wrote this in Jan 2011.

I'm so happy that you came and say such nice things. What I said to Rolly, I now say to you:

"This poem is full of beautiful words, so fitting for our Beloved Lord Supreme, this Great Spirit of us all. My infinite gratitude."

P.S. I recited four sonnets this evening at Poetry cafe. Well received. Should you return here and wish for a video of me reciting, then let me know. I was not recorded tonight, but I have another. Peace, Bro.


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Jodah 20 months ago from Queensland Australia

Nice poem Manatita, a fitting tribute to your teacher.


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manatita44 20 months ago from london Author

Thank you, Jodah,

Nice to see so many returning to an older style poem, done in 2011. It is infinite in its beauty and you so rightly spotted the tribute. Higher blessings to you, my Friend.


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sujaya venkatesh 19 months ago

a divine love


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manatita44 19 months ago from london Author

Most certainly. Welcome and great to see you. Thanks for the sweet comment.


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dghbrh 19 months ago from ...... a place beyond now and beyond here !!!

Very beautifully done work here. The pranam on knees to be the best one can be....felt so apt and so very much spontaneous on reaching a higher level of consciousness. Divinity at a very higher self searching level where you can almost feel that you belong to the supreme soul, the Supreme Power Almighty.

Thanks for this share. Shared and votes up.


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manatita44 19 months ago from london Author

My Sweet Sister, so glad you came. I believe that I love this poem the most! Of course it's addressed to my Guru and to God the Supreme Artiste. Infinite gratitude .....


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dghbrh 19 months ago from ...... a place beyond now and beyond here !!!

My divine Brother....its been my pleasure to go through this one here indeed. Thank you and i too feel that its been your greatest creation till now. Very beautifully done really.


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manatita44 19 months ago from london Author

So you are here to. It's been a joy to know you. I really loved seeing you in those pictures of your recent Hub and to learn of your trip. I like how you protected yourselves and highlighter the need for women to be careful.

I was also so very happy for you that you got to go away without the 'sweet difficulties' that we all experience, when having to look after our own children. God bless your loving heart, Deergha.


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dghbrh 19 months ago from ...... a place beyond now and beyond here !!!

Thank you once again for making your time to go through that one. It has been a different experience to go out with friends for the first time in my life. With family its always a different sweet feel of getting together for a carefree time as we all remain always in a hectic schedule . When we go on a holiday trip we try to catch up among my son and husband as normally we always run around actually without time to talk properly on daily basis with work, schools and household things. You know how it is rite?

So a family getaway and an all friends trip has both its different advantages. Anyways I always love to read your special hubs. Take care and hope you are enjoying your days.


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tillsontitan 19 months ago from New York

This is lovely from start to finish. Of course at first I thought it was about a woman but you made it clear in the end. Beautiful glory to God.

It was nice to see a picture of your guru.

Voted up, useful, awesome, and interesting.


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manatita44 19 months ago from london Author

This is a favourite of mines, and rightly so considering it's addressed to God and Guru. If you are musical, perhaps you can put it into song. Your supreme and sincere comment is noted an esteemed. Joy and Light.


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MonkeyShine75 18 months ago from Los Angeles, California

Great hub. I love the words in your poem, and you seem like such a kind, and sweet person

Thank you for sharing

Voted up, and AWESOME

Mara


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manatita44 18 months ago from london Author

Mara,

So glad you came here. This means a lot to me. I can feel your seeking spirit. The road is long but worthy. Persevere. If I can be of service, then let me know. Until then, in Love and Light.


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pstraubie48 18 months ago from sunny Florida

How beautifully your express your thoughts...it is indeed your gift and a gift from you to each of us who come to read

Thank you for sharing this with us.

Angels are once again on the way to you ps


manatita44 18 months ago

I truly appreciate your loving sentiment, Patricia. God bless you and all your love. God bless your daughter and family. Much peace.


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Lady_E 16 months ago from London, UK

This was absolutely beautiful to read. You were born to write and inspire. (Very Distinctive) The poem also has a depth of meaning. How did I miss it? You published it 4 years ago.

Thanks and Best Wishes.


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manatita44 16 months ago from london Author

Well my sweet Friend,

You've missed many but that's not your fault. I have been here for five years and wrote 215 Hubs, the greater majority being poems. You missed the one that I wrote for you, though, and that's very recent.

Yes, I really love this poem. It is addressed to my Guru Sri Chinmoy and indeed to God Itself. It does not have the metaphors and powerful esoterics, that I have used in later poems, but I have made exquisite use of nature and added devotion and simplicity.

Thank you so much for your loving contribution here. This is my most successful poem with readers. Much Love.


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Doris Dancy 15 months ago from Yorktown, Virginia

Hey Manatita, I'm here for a change!!

I love your descriptions in this poem. With such vividness, you put the reader right in the place created by God. You are, indeed, a master word smith, but more importantly, you show in your writing your closeness to the Almighty. You are truly blessed, and He has blessed you to catch a glimpse of Him.


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manatita44 15 months ago from london Author

So sweet of you, my Spiritual Sister.

I thought that you had seen this poem before. It is my most popular poem. It is dedicated to my Teacher and to God. I use more metaphors and powerful images in my recent poems, but this is still my favourite, written nearly four years ago, I believe.

Simplistic use of nature, as well as cute, adorable, devotional and charming ...

Actually, I have sat in prayer and Silence for 33 years! I also practice Celebacy. Would be funny and not worth the effort, if I was not receptive to the Higher Graces, or kinder to human beings.

I have passed on you loving message to Mrs D already. Much Peace and this time remembering Monica with lots of Love.


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word55 15 months ago from Chicago

Great poem manatita, Should make a great song too! Look forward to it. God bless!


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manatita44 15 months ago from london Author

Thank you so much, Word55. God bless you, Bro. Sleepless gratitude ...


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word55 15 months ago from Chicago

It was very sharp that you put the music score to this very special poem on the dedication hub "Ode to The Red Rose. A Dedication to CrisSp."


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manatita44 15 months ago from london Author

Yes, Al, this other matter affected me and I wanted to return to beauty and the joy of the Soul.

Again, I've known for many years that even if people are your friends, not too many feel comfortable with insulting stuff, if you know what I mean. Doris has given me feedback and said really nice things about the song. I've now given her the link to my new poem.

Actually she has a comment here but I do not see yours. I thought that you had been here before. Thank you so much for all your noble and loving service. Much Peace this Sunday.


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Missy Smith 13 months ago from Florida

Very Beautiful manatita44! It was really captivating as I read it out loud. I have only meditated to Deepak Chopra's voice. The lady has a great message of inspiration and such a soothing voice. Very Pretty!


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manatita44 13 months ago from london Author

Thank you Missy. I have this poem in two video versions. (the actual poem) One being sung by word44, and the other a meditative video, with moving pics, words and music. Let me know if you like them and I will send to you. They are about 3 mins each.

I truly appreciate your contributions. I have heard Deepak too, particularly with the Rumi poem's. Excellent!


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Surabhi Kaura 11 months ago from Toronto, Canada

Gifted hands... Manatita... gifted hands the lord has graced. May copious blessings bestow on you. You've been showered with the utmost fragrance of spirituality. I really loved this poem. Read it out loud :) I am sharing this with my friends.


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manatita44 11 months ago from london Author

Thank you. This is a dedication to my Guru. Have you seen the video? I will send it to you. Much Love. -Manatita


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Dana Tate 9 months ago from LOS ANGELES

manitta, this is one beautiful poem of praise.


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manatita44 9 months ago from london Author

Yes, it's my most popular, which makes me proud, as it is dedicated to God and Guru Sri Chinmoy. Thank you so much!


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ladyguitarpicker 8 months ago from 3460NW 50 St Bell, Fl32619

Dedicating your work to God and it will be great, only the best. Thank you for a beautiful work of love. God Bless, stella


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manatita44 8 months ago from london Author

My Gratitude to you, Stella. This is a very loving sentiment, and I truly appreciate this. -Manatita


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Aamna sehar 3 months ago from Pakistan

Amazing. Just wonderful.


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manatita44 3 months ago from london Author

Aamna, I feel your Heart of beauty and I send you my Life of Love. Gratitude...


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Gina Welds-Hulse 3 weeks ago from Rockledge, Florida

Elegant, elevating, uplifting! Simply beautiful! What a gift!


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manatita44 3 weeks ago from london Author

Yes. This, I believe, is my most popular Hub, written more than three years ago, I believe. Thank you for coming, Gina. The first video is a visual meditation; the last two are Al's and Adam. Put up only yesterday. Thanks Gina.


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Emanate Presence 2 weeks ago from the Head to the Heart

Manatita,

Your devotion is heartfelt and touching. May I humbly offer an observation that in the consciousness that we are one being, my own wording has changed to not separate.

'So too, I am immaculately woven from Thee. As our paths did cross; Your Love shone from afar,'

We are woven from Thee and we are Thee.

Your Love shines from what seems afar, and we are that Love.

We - everything that is

are - in the present moment

one - single, self-existent

being - of pure consciousness

From the Whole Human blog at Emanate Presence.

Blessings to you, Manatita.


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manatita44 2 weeks ago from london Author

Thanks Bro, So good to see you back. I missed you for a while. Better now?

You are right, of course. I have two versions of this poem. Again, it carries it's own metre and sings in a particular way. So I will leave this one as it is. But yes, what you say is awesome, but marginally impedes the flow. Again, I carry a Spirit in my poems which you will continue to feel if you read a few, including the prose work, which is very vibrant... alive.

I am always willing to listen, though. Let's see what comes up next, who knows, I may be inclined to change. Just read a couple more. It's been what, four years or so? In Love and Light.


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Emanate Presence 2 weeks ago from the Head to the Heart

Yes, four years or so. Lots of water has flowed under my bridge. Your poem is perfect as it is. I didn't mean it needs any change, only suggesting to consider for future poems writing from 'we are one being' consciousness. My writing is now on the Whole Human blog of Emanate Presence and I don't get over to HubPages very often.

In Love and Light, We are One Being.


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manatita44 2 weeks ago from london Author

Yes, yes, that is why I suggested you read a couple more. My 300 plus Hubs says nothing else. Feel the Spirit! I sat at the feet of a most remarkable visionary of the 20th and 21st Century for 34 years. So if you are saying that all is Consciousness; all is Spirit; all is the Absolute Sat, Chit, Ananda, then you are on the exalted pages with Ramakrishna, Ramana Mahashi, Sri Aurobindo and the Persian mystics.... all is Consciousness! Separation and isolation ... boxes, are the causes of strife.

Read some of my poems and prose. They carry a spirit which is lofty and sublime.

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