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.