the light & the ashes

i now rise up from the ashes of purification, another
layer of ancient error burned away. again, in this manner, the
sadhana continues: a rising into the noon of consciousness
after descent into the dark interior to enkindle light.

darkness ever comes in service to light. they circle like dance partners
in the most ageless ritual union our ancestors understood.
Shiva, i come forth as Your shakti in a pure primordial way,
as Parvati, Her holy self, also does. it is long ordained thus:
that the seemingly separate polarities blend as one in truth, &
we all rise in time from the ashes of divine purification.
sadhana sincerely continues, in both the light & the ashes.

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.

3 thoughts on “the light & the ashes”

  1. This reminds me of the mantra, Asato Ma sat gamaya….. From ignorance to truth/ From darkness to light/ From fear of death to immortality. The picture is fascinating. Thank you for a wonderfully meditative post. 🙏🏼🙏🏼🌺💞

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    1. thank you so much🙏🏼that mantra, in english, is one that we often said when i worked at the school for esoteric studies. it is one of the theosophy/sanatana dharma spin-offs here in the “west”.


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