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When I was but a young boy.
I see through a vignette,
a window to… Medieval times?
I run and play, youthful,
Young thoughts of a different kind.
Then something! A floating feeling
I watch a skinny body, fair haired lifting.
Rough straw on the ground, under me,
I remember mud and stones on the road.
Running out, a cart rolling along…
It was my last confused memory!
There appears another form,
It is me but I am older.
Much older, middle aged even.
How long the gap?
I know not.
I am much older now,
A foreign merchant maybe?
Well dressed, waistcoat,
older style of dress. I feel…
Turkish? Middle Eastern at least,
I am overweight, fat even!
Hard to walk,
Too much of a good thing.
I am on bended knee and short of breath,
Over indulgence brings my demise.
The cycle starts. Again!
I lay here, waiting to die
Looking ahead at the room but not seeing it
My mind racing.
I can see my loved ones around me
In the peripheral vision of my glazed eyes
As I stare straight ahead at nothing.
I would look straight through them anyway
I am too weak…
To even turn my head, to look upon them.
I am transfixed
Seemingly in and out of cognition
Yet always thinking…
How cruel the mind!
My life plays back
In that mind’s eye
How I wish the relentless thoughts could stop
I consider myself a Driver
Of a vehicle that is now worn out
Pushed to the side of the road.
I will leave it soon to go home
No luggage or possessions will go with me, nor even the clothes I wear.
Only memories and the love in my heart
What does it mean?
Will it be Alien to me?
My home is with my loved ones here, yet I know I must eventually leave them
Near Death, I realise how cruel ‘life’ is
And to me.
They can never see me in my physical form again
I can never hold, touch or even speak to them?
Better to have lived than not?
I don’t know.
Thinking about it alarms me, brings tears to my eyes!
They dry the tears running down my cheek
But they cannot heal my heart
Slowly breaking from inside out.
How did I get to this?
I know I must go but I don’t want to!
Will it be soon?
I am afraid.
But worse than that…
I am missing my loved ones before I have even left them.
More tears at this thought.
Oh my God it is a vicious cycle!
Still my mind will not rest…
My breathing becomes laboured.
I want to tell them I love them
But I have not the strength to speak
Even to look at them and smile? No.
The strength is ebbing…
I feel it!
Hard now, to even think.
I see the light
Fading it is
My eyes they are closing…
I feel my weight lifted
The tearing of Body and Soul
As I exhale for the last time…
Love and Peace
Sometimes we must see things from the perspective of the other person, in order to know what best to do for them!
Although some people can have few others that they may be able to rely upon, there comes a time when they feel they need a confidante, or an independent viewpoint to help them see a way forward in life.
It may seem difficult to understand in some respects, but when this situation occurs in life, it could be that the last thing they need is someone else. Although an independent viewpoint can help, the individual concerned must still end up making up their own mind anyway in the end. On this basis they do not need someone to understand their position, the lost soul in this instance, needs to get to the point where they understand themselves and the position they are currently at, on their own life path. External involvement could actually cloud judgement and delay self enlightenment, unless of course the external listener is a counsellor and therefore trained to help in such matters.
The person facing their life dilemmas, must learn to gather their thoughts and still their mind (through quiet contemplation or meditation) and, in so doing, raise their awareness to a higher level of consciousness in order to establish how they feel within themselves, what their position in life is, and compare this with the feelings they should like to have and the position they should like to be in. Once this understanding is realised, then and only then, will they be able to correct their course and get on the life path that is best for them.
They must concentrate on all the positive aspects and try to maintain them, bearing in mind that there may still need to be some adjustment to the extent of this, as finding a life balance often requires compromise. The compromises will be even greater if a partner or dependents are also involved.
When considering the negative aspects of their lives and what they should like to change for the better, there must sometimes be ruthless change. Often a new start may be necessary and this could affect others around the person, however once understanding of the change that is necessary has been achieved, then it is the persons responsibility to themselves (and those around them) and their own happiness, to make it happen!
There then, lies the formula for true balance and whilst an external source may be able to aid this process, the answers are far better coming from within and as a consequence of a persons deeper understanding of their own necessities in life.
A consequence of bringing about change for the better, may lead to a period of isolation and possibly result in a feeling of loneliness and self-doubt, especially if it means ending a relationship(s). This again is an often necessary phase in the human life cycle, for a person to go through, when re-balancing their position to meet what will be the right emotional and physical path of existence that is right for them. Change whilst difficult and painful, is necessary and often unavoidable, when a person is seeking to adjust their lives to meet their needs and expectations in life.
The question the individual must overcome when taking all of the above into consideration is, will the change(s) involved (even if implemented incrementally rather than all at once), justify all the pain and hard emotion that is necessary to bring the improvements about that are needed?
One thing that is certain, is that if the individual concerned is indeed unhappy with their current position in life, the situation is very unlikely to improve itself and any lifetime has only a finite period. Therefore every minute of life that should bring enjoyment and enrichment is wasted if it does not do this!
Hopefully, these few reflections can help those reading this philosophy. If you, or someone you know, faces the situation described above, then bear this point in mind; life is a journey, and requires as much attention to detail as any ocean going navigation!
There is sometimes a minor adjustment to the rudder to steer the right course, which should be manageable through the normal routines of daily life and these may be quite imperceptible. Then don’t forget the maintenance periods, where a break and refreshment is necessary in the form of holidays or getting away from it all. Other times, storms may well-up just as natural traumas and dramas do in life, this may require a pull in to port or resting up period, until such storms have passed. Then there are those occurrences that require drastic or evasive action if the ship is not to be sunk. In life these realisations or ‘wake-up calls’ may require a total change in direction, if there are rocks ahead however, one still has freedom of choice, be it a slow navigation through them or to circumvent them altogether.
These then are reflections on the path ahead. Plot your course well and make adjustments as necessary.
Love and Peace.
There will be labour pains during the birth of the new spirit
That child may appear ugly at first with many wrinkles
It will be unsure and vulnerable just as any child
Its walk will be clumsy though the heart will remain dogged
But God will love the child and look after it.
The child may also be weak and flounder, and make many mistakes
But it will continue to grow and become stronger & wiser
it’s limbs shall become coordinated and work together
and in time the wrinkles will disappear and reveal real beauty
The beauty that comes from purity of thought, word and deed.
The child will never be alone
There are those that will monitor its development and watch over it
Ride alongside it, protect it as it learns from within
Reflections of its love and mercy shall pour outward from it
and all will be cleansed in it’s path
Be assured that there are those who will despise the child
They will seek to deceive others in working against it
But the child’s spirit shall be one with those who see it
And their hearts shall be softened with love and understanding
The time is coming to greet the child, so prepare it’s way.
Lift up your hearts…
I wonder if people in society, will ever be capable of meeting the basic challenges asked of them…
1 Have faith in God.
2 Do not bow down to or worship idols.
3 Do not misuse the name of God.
4 Set aside a holy day for remembrance of God.
5 Respect your father and mother.
6 Do not commit murder.
7 Do not commit adultery.
8 Do not steal.
9 Speak only the truth and not falsehoods.
10 Do not envy others of their goods, their relationships, their house nor anything that belongs to them.
The terrorists in London last night shouted out that their terrible actions towards others were for Allah.
Normal Brits as a consequence, claimed that Allah must therefore be evil.
How sad and misguided that people can be misled in such a way. The terrorists acts were not instructed by, or would be condoned in any way, by Allah. This was said by the terrorists in a desperate bid to try and turn fellow peoples against each other!
God whatever his name given by people, will receive prayer and love anytime, but will otherwise abhor transgressions from his words which simply promote love and peace through global unity. The thoughts, words and deeds of such terrorists is the only evil that must be overcome. Such killings, just as those similarly witnessed around the globe, were just for the sake of killing and the perpetrators will be answerable to the very god they are supposed to have served. Their sentence will be harsh with their souls wallowing in the pits of hell!
God bless all peoples of the world that do not rise to the bait of sectarianism and remain united in love and peace.
Love and Peace.
I recently posted on astralunity’s facebook pages (link button is on the RHS of this site), about the Manchester Arena bombing and a contrasting post regarding Najih Shaker Al-Baldwai, a muslim man who shielded innocents from a suicide bomber recently, giving up his own life in the process.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to all those affected by these terrible events. Let us be certain in our knowledge, that these acts were not perpetrated by ‘heroes’ or ‘soldiers of religion’, but by cowardly murderers. Their acts will not guarantee them a place as ‘martyrs’ within the next kingdom of consciousness, but they will reside there as the lowest form of negative energy, where their souls can never be at rest.
Meanwhile those innocent children, parents and in the case of Najih, youths that had their whole lives of potential ahead of them, will be remembered in our prayers forever. Showered with our warmest wishes of love and wrapped forever in the light of higher consciousness, with no concerns as to the torments and divine retribution such as their killers will have to face.
Eventual forgiveness (http://astralunity.com/?p=426) may possibly be found in the hearts of those affected, and as such this would ultimately benefit their own spiritual progress as they continue their journey through life, but there can be no way forward for those who continue to promote terrorism and permeate the lives of innocents with murderous intentions. They have only the darkness of hell to look forward to and long may they held in its stark embrace.
The enlightened Peoples that constitute the many and varied races of the World must stick together, now more than ever, and remain united through these hard and testing times. Whilst such contrasts as those above exist to prove the point, there is still great hope for the future of mankind in our combined love and caring for each other.
Love and peace.
Nobody knows how long they have
and there is so much more to do
You may be tempted from your path
and that is up to you
As you get close to seeing the light
the deception becomes so clear
Distractions abound, TV’s, the phone
To stop you getting near
Look beyond and you will see
the task that lies ahead
Be true to those that need you most
and keep your faith instead.
Love and Peace