Posted by PoetryPasta
The grass looks very green today – on both sides of the fence; the sky blue, with fluffy white clouds. The birds sing along their merry way to look for their next worm – and we sit and gaze at the screens of our laptop, or iPad, or iPhone, engrossed in the world within – which is actually without.
When we are gazing at these said screens, we are perhaps communicating with friends, or updating our own online presence – very important tasks indeed! Many of us also study online, or using online materials, which is useful too. These screens are very important in our lives.
There is a joy, however, in feeling the grass under our feet; in running with the wind blowing in one’s hair; in playing football or cricket in the park with friends. There is, after all, a need for balance – the world within the www can be explored, but we must remember to also keep in touch with the world outside – the trees, the grass, and the physical presence of friends and relatives. Only then will we be complete human beings to ourselves.
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My latest poem – enjoy!
As the days roll by
And the darkness is on
The run away in the
Distance of the city
Lights; Then do I
Stand before Thee and
Announce that knowing
Thee is a privilege; Misbegotten
Dregs of dark deeds
Shadows that haunt…
My soul; Thou Art Here
And that is finally
All that I now know
There are many books that deal with issues related to Spirituality and God. None, however, explore that between man/woman both with and as God, as well as Walsch in ‘Conversations with God’. Walsch’s novel has many ‘truths’ that might be discussed.
The crux of the book hinges on the theory that we are all God ourselves, all we need to do is look within, and ‘He/Her/It/Us’ will speak with us. Walsch asks God, ‘Are you saying that all the bad things that happen to us are of our own choosing?’ God replies, ‘Not in the conscious sense – which you mean. They are all of your own creation’.
This brings us to the cycle of karma – what we do, comes back to us. It is said by some that even thoughts that a person has influences matter.
Walsch surmises that the Trinity is the same in all religions – the Father, Son and Holy Ghost in Christianity akin to the Brahma, Shiva and Krishna of Hinduism. However, this could be a source of contention, as not all religions have a ‘Trinity’; Buddhism, for example, does not. It believes in Buddha, and no God, but as man.
This brings us to an interesting point; what, then, is the common theme amongst all religions? Walsch’s God talks as a father, a friend. Is this common of all religions? In Hinduism, God can even be in the form of a husband or wife.
There is one aspect of all religions that have a common theme – Love. Whatever form God takes, it is one of Love. There can be debate as to whether the Lord really is a strict ‘Father’ or a loving ‘Husband’ – but all religions agree that He/She is love abounding.
This now brings us to the Final point of the exercise – if in all religions God is Love, then cannot religion itself be ‘discarded’ and God himself/herself be worshipped as true ‘Love’ in whatever form we choose. God in Walsch’s novel calls Walsch His ‘Daughter, Son, Purpose…and Self’. Is God not also a Husband, a Wife, a Love, a Lover?
I choose to leave you with these words – God is Love. But what is Love? Where is Love? Is it not in everyone we meet, all we see – the land, the ocean, rivers and trees…in our fellow men and women, indeed in the rest of the Universe, above and below? For are we not one, created equal, to be as One with All till Eternity.
Africa – An Essay – “The ‘flame’ trees that lined the only road from Nairobi city to Jomo Kenyatta airport whizzed by as we drove past. Occasionally, a giraffe or impala stood out in the dusk, silhouetted against the setting sun, and a strange tugging at my heart made me want to stamp my feet and yell out “No! I want to stay! I don’t want to go!” I had a feeling of helplessness, as though precious riches were slipping through my fingers, and I couldn’t do anything at all to stop them. This is an eyewitness account of a life spent growing up in Kenya, East Africa, until the attempted coup in 1983. It is indeed an essay on the times spent there. Sinha writes with fluidity, candor, as well as surprising layers of complexity…”
Inspirational Articles – We are all searching for Peace in our innermost souls. This collection of Articles will hopefully help to bring about the Peace and Love that we, and this world, all want and need. “I believe that the best sort of gain that we can hope for is when we make others happy. To see that sparkle in the eye of that old lady whom you help to cross the road” Sinha writes with fluidity, candour…
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Once I had a dream – a dream that I was falling deeper and deeper into a chasm…then suddenly I would wake up; this was a recurring dream that I still have now and then. I think to myself that, what does it mean? What does it all mean?
And the other dreams…do they have meanings too? Many seers say that dreams have meaning – if you dream of animals, apparently you are concerned about your fellow human beings, or brothers and sisters – and nightmares might mean that you are having indigestion from last night’s supper!
Perhaps there is meaning in dreams – or perhaps it is your subconscious mind at work, bringing into your dreams the thoughts that are lurking beneath the surface of the mind, at the end of a busy and eventful day.
So, I might ask myself…what is the meaning of my dream of falling into a chasm? I remember the first time I dreamt it – I was only 6 or 7 years old – and at the end of it I woke up and found that I had actually fallen out of my bed! Obviously then, it had to do with the fact that reality was intervening in my dream. Is that not what every dream is? A bit of reality, a bit of what we hope for, what we want, but also fear of the things we dread.
It would then seem that dreams are things that we conjure up that might be somewhat based on an aspect of our lives that we are exploring in our sleep – be it to our liking or not. Whether dreams can predict the future or not we can explore in further detail later – suffice to say that in some bizarre manner we are the creator of our own dreams!