dancing shadow shapes

the wind is playing with the newly-leafed tresses of the nearby trees
today, tossing them about as if they were the long curls of intense
& passionate spanish dancers. i only see their shadows on my
curtains, but oh, how joyous they seem to be, flinging & swinging their
new spring leaves in dramatic sweeping curves of visual gratitude!

deep within, Shiva, there is springtime in the soul as well, reaching out
eagerly to You in Your guise as the solar winds to dance in grand
cosmic revelry. although i cannot see it directly, i do
notice the evidence of light & freely given exuberant
wonder & joyousness. i am stretching full out to catch it in the
fingers of subtle new awareness & discerning observation.

in this world, only the form is seen, & it too is beautiful in
the way that graceful moving shadows are when cast upon a curtain.
they draw us to open wide the curtain that we may see truly with
direct perception rather than partially & obliquely only.

yes, Shiva, everywhere i look i see Your messages & teachings.
the dancing shadow shapes of the leafing trees are Your fleeting greetings,
giving rise to a broad smile on my face & melting warmth in the heart.

Author: swadharma9

i am 81, living in a nursing home and deepening my spiritual life as is appropriate as one ages. i am a student of the Sanatana Dharma and a devotee of Lord Shiva.

8 thoughts on “dancing shadow shapes”

    1. thank you so much, Shayan! i appreciate your kind comment and am really glad to see you back posting in your blog. that is evidence to me that you are experiencing a renaissance of well being🙏🏼❤️🙏🏼

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  1. ,
    Spring leaves fluttering in the breeze, a part of the cosmic dance and shadows on a curtain, a message from the Divine. Only you, could put it across so tellingly, so visually. Thanks Joy. 🙏🏼🙏🏼♥️🌺

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  2. Ohhhh I vibrate in the dance to this piece J. How beautifully you describe the shadow dancers…the swaying Spanish figures of this dance… I too have been an observer of this transcendental show…there have been times, I cried for the beauty and hidden meaning of those shadows on my walls…shadows dancing on twirling curtains, whispering to me about Life’s secret levels. that when least expected can reveal a truth.. You have the ability to find the words for these wordless moments, and this is part of your gift.. I always feel fulfilled when I visit your thoughts, your pages. You lay out the most exquisite banquet for the soul to relish in.. I can’t believe how synced we were today,,..but I guess I shouldn’t be so surprised.. knowing you a little better from your thoughts and through your words… Thank you!!❤️🤗🌹🙏🦋

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