Namaste Honoring the Spirit in You, That's in Me
I am sitting in the corner of my universe thinking and writing, with music playing in the background and a garden filled with water fountains facing my window; to the right is a scented candle burning near pictures of my loved ones who have passed on; next to these pictures is a statue of Archangel Michael, which I have had for years and has traveled many miles as I relocated from one side of the USA to another. It represents to me, my connection to a higher force which I may not see, but is there for me at all times. Next to my office, is another office where my mate is peacefully doing his thing. Life can have so much beauty, as the beauty I am seeing and feeling in this moment, but then there are also moments, such as loss, not only of loved ones, but of a relationship, health, job, money, home, that can hurt us deeply and shake the core of our being.
Yet, this is what life can be like at times. The contrast between experiences, the ones that fill us with peace, and the ones that challenge it. I have learned as time has passed, that shifting our focus to seeing the sacredness in everything we do, from the air we breathe, even to the food we eat and to the love we give, honors our individual existence in this planet and our connection to the God force. The God force would be life itself, as all that is on this planet has the essence of God permeating it. Through a reverence for life, we can transcend our pain.
In living life with appreciation of our sacredness, we learn to honor the sacredness of others. This opens our hearts to seeing the perfection and beauty that is within each and everyone, no matter where they are in their human expression, as each person/soul has their lessons to learn. The physicality of this reality will end one day, but the real substance of our being, which is our souls, will live and shine on forever.
There is beauty and strength in living with the awareness of the sacredness of life; it adds a glow and power to our being, a glow to our work, our purpose, and our play, and it adds meaning to our death which is the stepping into another portal but without our bodies; a continuing dance with the God force.
Imagine a world where we all honored our selves and others, not from an ego perspective, but from the love within our hearts and souls, the world would indeed be a paradise as the human need to judge and harm will cease to be as an expression. Ironically, by respecting oneself and others we have the greatest force/strength.
As the sages of old have said while holding their palms in front of their hearts or third eye, "Namaste" which means, "I honor the spirit in you, that is in me," I continue to honor myself and be grateful for my existence, here and the world beyond, and encourage all to honor yourselves as God's divine creation.