Love, Grace, Hope, Yearning and Happiness by Manatita
The ways of our Supreme Mother are inscrutable, yet precise. She unveils manifold plans for Her Universe, and utilises us, as paramount instruments, in this field of manifestation called the Cosmos.
As we struggle, She sometimes grants us graces which remind us of Her beauty; Her majesty, and then we weep. We shed tears not because of shadows, but of a joy and mounting flame within our hearts. Some call this longing.
This Path or Sojourn is so similar for most of us! We go through the seemingly long grind of emotions, desires and attachments; grasping, feeling, needing …, and the play of forces that the Mother provides, helps to make all this possible. Still, we came from Light and as each Soul remembers, the journey of this inner yearning begins.
Aspiration is the beginning and the end of the journey. Somewhere, somehow, and at some designated time, the inner spark of hope and Light, becomes conscious and aware; a tiny flame flickers within, and the struggle begins in earnest.
We ask ourselves who we are; why are we here; what is it all about and where are we going? This inner hunger is such that without it, very little – if at all – can manifest in God’s creation. It is in the base coarseness of our desires, as well as the mounting flames of our aspiring lives.
"Hope ... sometimes that's all you have, when you have nothing else. If you have it, you have everything." - rishikajain.com
Then the Mother begins Her work. We create an essential goal or purpose, as we seek to give meaning to life, and understand its myriad diversities and paradoxes. Without an intense faith in the Supreme Source; a Perennial Entity, it is nigh impossible to grow; to progress. Still, the Wise one says:
“O Mother, I remember you, only because You remembered me first.”
And so Grace – the Mothers Love, goodness and mercy – first fills our core with yearning, as a pre-requisite, to the self-effort which follows on. Initially we do not know this. Lost in this play of forces, the dance of Ego makes us feel that we are separate, that we have ‘free will’, and leads us on a path of division which inevitably fails.
What a wonder is this life! As it weaves and spins its intricate web, we dance and cry; we weep and waltz and jump with joy and happiness. Thus the cycle continues, until one day the human capacity ends and prayer – both verbal and interior – begins. This is ultimately followed by its powerful brother called meditation; more of the inner Grace that burns our veil, casting away its darkness, to grant us Light.
It is only then that our true dance begins. We love, serve, offer up ourselves in sacrifice for our true image: Spirit. Only this time it is blessed with a copious bliss that never ceases; a profuse and burning love which ever expands, and an infinite and indescribable sweetness, within the Soul.
-Manatita (Bard of Solace), 26th October, 2014.
~Awakening the Light Within ~
"When it's dark enough, you can see the stars." - Ralph Waldo Emerson
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