our sacred blooming

Shiva, You have planted flowers in my willing heart where You have
taken up residence. i smell their sweet fragrance rising, & their
luminous colors light my whole world. You have placed a reflecting
pool at the center of this holy garden, that i may reflect
deeply upon the patterns of this life. i sit on the smooth stone
by the pool & lose myself in formless existence, allowing
the body to remain calmly seated. the scent of the blossoms
enfolds, carries me like wings, lifting me higher for clear vision.

ah, the light & the peaceful perfume of the flowers works magic,
freeing & releasing the shy hidden crippled selves inside. they
stretch & flex & become altogether new & curious to 
know more. i tell them that Shiva has planted beauty inside us
& the time to share our sacred blooming has now come upon us.

can you smell the sweetness of the blossoming flowers? do you see
the huge sky, the glow of light, the face shining in the reflecting
pool? do you hear the whisper of wings sounding softly overhead?

come & sit with me. let us loosen the locks & bars of the mind.
Shiva may plant a garden in your heart too if your earth is soft
& ready to receive seed. can you allow the new to enter
& to go deeply into the fastness of the heart? flowers may
soon be blooming so sweetly that you will not want to leave for less.

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 “our sacred blooming”

  1. All your poems are so beautiful. They inspire reflection and insights but this one is exceptional in its power to lift one up and transport effortlessly to a divine space. Thank you, Joy. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ”ฑโ™ฅ๏ธ๐ŸŒบ

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    1. thank you so much, Diti๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผโค๏ธi am also pretty much an observer to the whole poetry process myself๐Ÿค—it seems magical to me how they seem to have their own life & their own work in the world. this kind of poetry & the way it is written is a first for me: definitely divinely inspired!๐Ÿ•‰๏ธ๐Ÿ”ฑ

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      1. And in the process of sharing them with us, it takes on a deeper significance as we too learn and grow alongside, in a smaller way. Thank you.๐Ÿ’ž๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ

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  2. A visual and olfactory treat..you have led us to your garden…the reflecting pool, the almost indescribable smell of flowers in bloom…and we can sit by your side in wordless contemplation and admire with you the Gardner’s perfect design. Thank you for the invitation:) ๐Ÿฆ‹๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿ™

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