out of this world

the occasion of covid finds us again at this nursing home. covid
is a great respecter of age, finding mature elder bodies to be
the very best hosts: simply too tired to refuse entry, so come on in!

it is surely the way of nature of the elderly to make way for
the new generations of fresh young bodies to carry on. they have the
strength & resilience to do the most necessary things in this world.
caring for it comes to them now: to these lively & eager fresh fledglings
who flex their ready muscles & minds as they wait for their turn in the sun.

in the meanwhile, at nursing homes throughout the struggling world,
the designated elderly await their journeys home to the pure land
where all bodies are composed of luminous light & originate from
the universal refulgence, starshine, & from Shiva's abiding love.

but weep not, for there is no suffering, & this fateful transition comes
to all of us in good & proper time, like a graduation party
after the most difficult course ever encountered at university.
now our preparation is over & done, the course is completed &
graduation is in the past. we are now freed from old obligations.

nature has taken its given course. all is well in the vaster holy
realm wherein we find our true home of the heart. it is far beyond the
portal that covid opened to us for a brief time, yet it works well for
our sacramental homecoming. Shiva waits for us there to welcome us
with song & dance! i hear that the music & light show is out of this world!

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.

10 thoughts on “out of this world”

  1. Fantastic and inspiring…out of the many reactions to having (once again) covid running rampant through your halls, you have chosen, the highest and most positive reaction of all. I really loved this post…you hit the nail right on its head:
    “like a graduation party
    after the most difficult course ever encountered at university.”
    What a perfect description of Life:) and I know how gracefully you will dance at that party when you receive the invitation…but meanwhile, take care of yourself, your wisdom and your friendship are invaluable for me. You are a one-of-a-kind in my life….💃🏻🎈🦋🌈🌟❤️

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    1. indeed, i do take care! I have been told that keeping the curtains closed that define my room/space is probably helping a lot. this is the second time i have shared the room with my covid-infected roommate without contracting covid. i also wear my mask when i go outside the curtains. thanks for your kind & inspiring comments!

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