there are invisible lines of connection between us. for some,
we are drawn closer together by them. for others, the lines have
become more like lines of separation, warning of the need for
distance. we are wise to heed such messages of affinity.
it is not an accidental thing to be born into these times:
it is a gift, an opportunity. we can accomplish much
in less time due to the kali yuga intensity. it's the
fast track of evolution that we choose. it calls for everything
that we have to give, & even more. we must persevere daily.
for this, we need those invisible lines of connection to draw
us together. we need silence & time to reflect upon our
own individual lives & the directions they take, & how
they can surprise us with the sudden unexpected plot twists.
we need one another to pool our combined strength for such plot twists,
as together our energies unite in Shiva, who uplifts &
supports transformative efforts on behalf of humanity.
may our invisible lines of connection become visible!
dear Shiva, please bless me in these harsh times with the endurance & patience of earth;
the relentless persistence & generosity of water; the purity
& high energy of fire; the clarity & transparency of air; & the
acceptance & inclusiveness of space. i serve You through these living elements.
may i give of my intelligent light freely to all, as the sun teaches. may
i illuminate the mystery & wonder of darkness, as the moon teaches.
may i be a spark of encouragement & upliftment, as the blazing stars teach.
the sun, moon & stars call us to lift our eyes to the sky to be touched by guidance
& instruction from divine powers vaster than our human capabilities.
may i be a source of ever-renewing nurture & stability, as earth
teaches. may i be a source of circulating motion, ever including both
the lowest & the highest realms, as water teaches. may i be a source of pure
dynamic energy & enthusiasm, as fire teaches. may i be a
source of inspiration, movement, change, inquiry & detachment, as air teaches.
may i be a source of healing through the sacred power of OM, as space teaches.
dear Shiva, i am grateful that everything has the capacity to instruct,
as You have ordained for our continuing healing, evolution & wisdom.
Shiva's dance is the powerful tandava, laying out lines of
commanding energy, vigorous & compelling. our human
dance seems to be the fibonacci-mandelbrot polka, three quick
steps & a hop. we throw ourselves into the perpetually
repeating self-similar patterns, intending to advance our
understanding. each dance move leads on to yet another, with but
a slight change, replication into evolution, flowing on.
new expressions emerge ceaselessly from the old. we step lively
to keep pace, all part of the innate cosmic pattern that subtly
links all expression as one self-similar repeating wingding of a
pattern. three quick steps & a hop & here we go again, dancing
out our destiny in the fibonacci-mandelbrot polka!