the pandemic is shaking out the hidden scorpions in the global drama of this divine culling event. it brings to view the cloaked & veiled shadow influences that disrupt cooperation & sincere tolerance, that negate inspiration, inclusiveness & kindness. they drain the joyousness from the rising innocent day. Shiva, You reveal to me how this great cosmic drama of maya creates a stage & a playbill, a menu, a compelling urge to act in the world as we are called. our cosmic dharma as jiva is to cling to the light. we have seen the dark. the cycles are turning, shifting now by cosmic rhythmic decree & we are the advancing edge. nature's cadences prevail throughout the galaxies. dear Shiva, carry us forward in this dharma of change. the darkness has exhausted the days of its dominance. the wheel of evolution turns & the dawning of light is now globally drawing near. the kali yuga wanes. dear Shiva, carry us forward in this dharma of change. hold us in Your heart & show us what is real, true & good.
the time to look within that the pandemic provides is a healing & integrative blessing, though strict. i know enough now not to confuse the wrapping of the gift with the real gift, which i receive gratefully. Shiva, i see that the sanatana dharma came to the west as theosophy & esotericism, telling the holistic tale that bridges cultures & lifestyles. we are more alike than different, preferring love over violence, gentleness over cruelty. we surge forward as a multitude toward the light. we stray only to learn the true nature of our need. we are ignited, blazing like a fire in winter, as we return to You, who are called by many names. You bring the sanatana dharma, ageless wisdom, the effulgence of eternal truth in daily life. the pandemic is the current opportunity to go within, emerging into Your dear embrace as we shed our ragged & broken crusty old skins for the supple skin of a newborn child in this world as we return to You, who are called by many names.
this is a global culling event, a time of physical alertness, a time of challenge to compassion. this is a time when the greater good for the greatest number is questioned & ignored by many who value personal will above group service. do You call me to You now, Shiva? am i one of the expendable ones in this intense global culling time? i am old, an economic drain, if the material world counts most. my offered gifts are not tangible, nor do they serve current social needs. Shiva, i am glad You came to me & i will freely return to You whenever You call me to come back. what a drama of the human heart are these times of global suffering! it is no doubt a good time to die, thus i stand with You, at peace myself. the body is all Yours anyway, always has been & always will be. i am content & ready to leave, to return to You who are my source. let be what is needful, use me well! gratitude to You is what remains & in this world, that is sufficient.
here i am, Shiva! covered with tissue wrapped in thick cotton tied up with strong twine placed in a small box hidden on a shelf in a secured room in a sealed safe house on a quiet street in the far outskirts of a small city known to very few. this nursing home life! protected & guarded like national treasure which cannot be touched! touch me now, Shiva! You have compassion for the outcast ones who live in shadow yet rejoice in light. here i am, Shiva!
You have placed me in the fire before -- this is not the first time, Beloved. Many join me -- we are a bonfire! we are all so brightly burning now that the fire can be seen from space. this is a good time to get lighter, to be burned clean of impurity, to discover how shiny we are beneath the blackening of surface slowly taking place in our world now. arrogance is consumed in this blaze as it rages in global cleansing. Your fire burns pure, my Beloved -- i give myself to You willingly -- my life has always been Yours to use. may this burning-ground be a blessing in the big picture we can't see yet. Lord Shiva, dance Your tandava now! dance us into global renewal!