My Salutation to my 200th Hub. A Dedication to Hub Pages; to ALL My Friends

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This Prose is the welcome arrival of my 200th piece, including poetry, here on Hub Pages. Seems only yesterday that I celebrated my 100th Hub, and here I am again, on my 2nd hundred one. I do not know how far my Lord will carry me, but whatsoever His loving request, I will most assuredly follow.

This is my fifth year here, and I have not always written much. I started as a prose writer, and then drifted into Poems, purely because I felt that it was a better medium to convey the same message, but in a shorter form.

Throughout this period, I have tried to serve, to inspire; to reach the Heart and to awaken – through His Grace – human aspiration for the Higher Beauty, for Truth, for Love; for Light ....I can only hope that I have been of some small service to others.

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The life of an intuitive Soul is a blessingful one. The Higher Light guides his fingers, and this same Light provides many instruments or branches as catalysts, to assist in this cause. Hub Pages has been one of these mediums, to offer a welcome haven, to enable me to travel a little, towards fulfilling my potential.

Here I have crafted words of sublimity, inspired lofty ideals, and reached out to the good in man. I seek no other purpose but to serve, for I know that it is in serving my brothers and sisters; in inspiring them to grow, lays my own growth.

Unintentionally, I have on occasions walked on sensitive paths; tread in uncomfortable waters, but mostly I have been blessed with wonderful and loving beings, who, like the hummingbird, have sung songs in my Spirit. For me the beauty of life lies in service, in the capacity to empathise, to sincerely and soulfully reach out to the spark in man, and to joyfully praise.

With Love to All

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Here on Hub pages you have offered me your friendship, your selflessness and golden hearts; you have touched the God within, in noble and sometimes sacrificing endeavours.

Man is innately God, and at times cannot but shows the Light and image of Spirit. This is my firm Faith or conviction, and I cherish the Highest in ALL. Doesn’t the evil-doer show sweetness to the nightingale? He, too, however hidden, has the flame within.

When the Light descends and the darkness vanishes, like the strong winds, only the zephyrs remain and there is then a calm and cool breeze. The running river flows dynamically, powerfully and majestically down the mountain, winding a fiery path, until it reaches the sea where all is calm. The end of all turmoil is Silence, and the depth of Silence is Peace.

So I thank Hub Pages most sincerely. I thank all my friends and also all those who contributed to my Hubs and made me worthy of your goodness. I pay my homage at your feet, and I look forward to many more endeavours together.

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Here I have met those who share the Light of God; those, who, for the Master’s own purposes, has chosen to serve in a different way, which is nevertheless timeless, unique and necessary.

It is all the Beloved’s Play. She chooses to manifest in whatever way pleases Her and all is necessary for the greater good. As such, She sometimes finds diversity to be the order of the day.

Both Light and Shadow, like night and day, are the dance of the Beloved, and would always enfold us in their arms. Thus we then walk along the Path of illumination, knowingly or unknowingly, like a flower, until the petal unfolds, and we feel its fragrance.

Today I will not name names, but there are those who follow me assiduously and diligently, and are openly admirers of my poems and prose. I thank you all - for your inner divinity, for the Love unparalleled, emanating brightly within your Hearts.

May you be garlanded with many beautiful roses, and the quest for inner happiness, be even more joyful, blossoming and fruitful. May the Absolute, the Supreme Mother-Father-Consciousness, guide and enfold us all, in Its loving embrace. Om Shanti! Shanti! Shanti! (An Incantation for Peace Supreme).

I reach out to you all, with my heartfelt Love. Glory be!

- Manatita, The Lantern Carrier. ©Copyrighted, 24th April, 2015.

~Awakening The Inner Light~

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bravewarrior 19 months ago from Central Florida

Manatita, you have such deep thoughts and they come through beautifully in your written words. This is an amazing piece.

Congrats on publishing your 200th hub! The best is yet to come.


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Jodah 19 months ago from Queensland Australia

Manatita, congratulations on reaching your 200th hub and five years on Hub Pages. I have also been here five years and am up to 197 hubs so I will be join you soon.


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manatita44 19 months ago from london Author

Shauna,

What can I say? Your discernment is real, and so is your loving Heart. I wish you much peace and happiness. Gratitude ... much.

Jodah, I look forward to it. I support your endeavours. Deep appreciations and wishing you God's speed! Peace.


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mary615 19 months ago from Florida

You have just got to be one of the sweetest, gentlest souls to write here. I'm a long way from 200 Hubs! Congrats and I look forward to seeing more of you.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend. I'm off to visit family....


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jhamann 19 months ago from Reno NV

Your words have really brought me out of my mornong slump this morning. I remembered the joy of the journey and how I have met the most beautiful people I have met my whole life. Congratulations! And joyful celebrations! Jamie


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manatita44 19 months ago from london Author

Yes, Mary. It's a great time to do so. I trust that all goes well. Wishing you a great week-end. Appreciations for such a sweet sentiment.

Jamie, so true.

We meet some truly awesome and wholesome people here. Happy weekend to the family.


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Faith Reaper 19 months ago from southern USA

Congrats on your 200th Hub ...WOW! That is awesome, Manatita. I did not realize how long you have been on HubPages.

This is such a beautiful hub here. You are such a kind and compassion person and gifted writer and poet. I always receive a blessing when I read your work.

Peace and blessings always and here's to the next 200!


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manatita44 19 months ago from london Author

Chuckle, chuckle, my Friend Theresa. I keep hoping to settle down and put my poems together for Blossoms of The Heart. Work enough there! On this family Saturday, may you enjoy His blessings and have a great week-end. Much Peace.


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Faith Reaper 19 months ago from southern USA

Yes, let's not get ahead of ourselves on the next 200 LOL. I know that is a special project placed on your heart to accomplish. It will be a beautiful compilation no doubt.

Peace


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manatita44 19 months ago from london Author

For sure, God's willing. In love and light.


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MsDora 19 months ago from The Caribbean

Congratulations on your 200th piece of beautiful inspiration. It seems that you did the second hundred in one year or under. Blessings always!


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IvoryTusk 19 months ago from Albuquerque, New Mexico

The Buddha taught that if you change the heart of one, you change the whole being. I have been touched by your posts and transformed for the better through your wisdom and compassion. I have not been able to create more hubs since the onset of a grueling teaching year, but I have always turned toward your posted kindness for motivation, inspiration, and the absolute nourishment of my spirit.

Strive on!

Much joy and many blessings,

IvoryTusk


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manatita44 19 months ago from london Author

Yes, Dee. I like your eye for detail. I write constantly but not always for Hub Pages. I also do too many things. Just returned from America last week! Thank you for being here to share this with me. Much peace.

Ivory, what a sweet thing to say. Without looking, I feel sure that I have written a dedication for you. I will check later as I write and read so much. Please forgive me.

Thank you for your loving contribution.


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Jodah 17 months ago from Queensland Australia

Hi Manatita, I am a little late reading this delightful hub but as they say "better late than never". I had thought I was ollwing you, but obviously not. I have put change to that. Congratulations on your 200th hub and ive years at Hub Pages. I also published my 200th hub in May and have also my 5th year here so we share some commonality. Well done and may God bless your further writing endeavours.


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manatita44 17 months ago from london Author

Thanks again, Bro. You have actually graced my Hub a second time, and I am responding to you a second time. Happy that you came again. Much Love, my good Friend.


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Jodah 17 months ago from Queensland Australia

So much for my memory manatita:) It seems I am reading so many hubs I am losing track. Maybe I needed to read this a second time. Regards.


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manatita44 17 months ago from london Author

Yes. Sometimes I do, also, and it seems different. I think our Consciousness changes from day to day, and again, we can occasionally have more time. I read Ann's piece on the Hanging gardens ... so beautiful! But then I had already commented before. Happens.

Without looking, I believe that I am following you to. Indeed I did a dedication for you, and I do believe that you have seen this. Keep up this great work, Bro. Much Love.


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sunilkunnoth2012 17 months ago from Calicut (Kozhikode, South India)

You have an amazing talent to describe things poetically. All your poems are the reflection of your beautiful thoughts. You have reached yet another milestone here and that has been subjected here as a topic. I hope you achieve more heights and accomplish all your goals as per your own set schedule. Keep on writing. Also please do share your hubbing experience as it may boost the confidence of freshers here. Best of luck. God bless you.


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manatita44 17 months ago from london Author

My gratitude, o Brother of mines. I do appreciate the blessing, and I appreciate you. Much Love.

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