How to get your spiritual house in order

I rise in the morning (like many of us I’m sure) a little bleary-eyed, staggering flat-footed along the hallway from the bedroom to the kitchen.  I blink and scrunch up my eyes against the harsh morning light pouring in through the blinds, and then I catch a glimpse of it …..
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Sharing our light in service to others

Have you ever thought about light energy and how it is the basis of everything on Earth? All the great Masters knew this. Jesus was often quoted in the Gospels as saying: “If therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light.” (Matthew 6: 22-23), referring to the practice of focusing on the spiritual eye in the forehead during meditation. Similarly, in the Hindu scripture, The Bhagavad Gita, Sri Krishna tells spiritual seeker Arjuna: “Out of compassion for them, I, who dwell within their hearts, destroy the darkness born of ignorance, with the luminous lamp of knowledge.”(Chapter 10: verse 11).

In ancient times, the importance of the sun to all aspects of life was reflected in its deification in the form of the sun god Ra.  As Ra shares his universal light with us this summer, let’s follow his example and share our individualized light —our gifts, love, time, and so on — with others.

Summer is the perfect time to do this because it’s a time of plenty when the natural world offers infinite bounty: there are fruits ripening, vegetables ready to be harvested, warm sunshine raising our spirits. As we delight in this bounty, let’s remember the words of Christ and Krishna above, who showed us how to lead a better, kinder, and more spiritual life to bring us closer to God.

We can all do this by giving of ourselves to help others. We each possess a vast amount of inherent Divine light that can be readily augmented by tapping into our inner silence. As we do this, we strengthen our link with its Source. For me, this happens best when I connect with God during meditation. Once we rediscover this light through the process of awakening, we can then share it with others. Amazing!

Read the rest of the article here as featured on Best Self Magazine.   Have a wonderful summer – and remember – share your light with others!  It will benefit both them and you.  Much love, Anita.🌞

Divine Goddess

What do female voices from around the globe think is the meaning of the Divine Goddess/Feminine?  To find out, I recommend this wonderful book, Goddess: when she rules (Golden Dragonfly Press).  Profits from the sale of the book will go to charities which promote education for women.  I wrote the essay below as a contribution to the Goddess book.   The editor, Catherine Schweig, also hosts a great blog site for those interested in spiritual poetry:  Women’s Spiritual Poetry.   Click on the image to read the article which was published in Mystic Living Today e-zine.  It’s a bit longer than my usual posts, so you’ll need a cup of tea or coffee and a biscuit.  Enjoy!  Much love, Anita.🙏

Divine Goddess: Healing our planet through compassion.

The decider game

I wrote this post last year around this time when I was watching the French Open Tennis championship at Roland Garros in Paris.  I was enthralled by the levels of determination, fearlessness and resilience shown by the players as they battled for supremacy on the tennis court.  I saw clear links with how we might nourish these spiritual qualities in our daily life.  The article, entitled Jeu Decisif, has been posted on Watkins MindBodySpirit magazine online today.  Click on the photo below to read on.  Have a great day!  Anita.

 

More on patience!

Patience in action this week 😏:

my husband sieving 4 tonnes of topsoil over 3 evenings before filling our newly created flower beds;

me walking very very slowly with my elderly dog, Jet, who struggles and drags her back leg, but is still keen to get out for short walks to catch up with all the doggie news (who’s been where and done what and how are they etc.  You can tell a lot from dog pee apparently!);

sitting to meditate twice daily despite feeling a little disconnected of late (just keep on keeping on!);

acceptance when at times poetry isn’t flowing freely (trusting that perhaps I need to do more introspection for spiritual growth, or that this body-mind needs rest for a period, or that there is some other reason of which I am unaware.   Just trust and accept, no forcing.

Om Shanti!  Have a wonderful weekend and keep a look out among those closest to you for examples of patience in action.  Sometimes the answer to our inner struggles is played out before our eyes and we can’t see it!  Much love, Anita.❤