Life is good. I may not be able to see the Blue Moon this morning, but I can feel it. It’s radiating love and lightness all over.
The day before, that wasn’t the case for me. Although I did break through my defenses because of the love I felt coming from another eventually, the emotion I felt was fear.
Today I spent some time reading Baba Ram Dass. He always has something to elucidate that is right to the point for me. He just nails my spirit to the wall and washes it clean. I love him.
“What deeply touches your heart? In #bhakti yoga the form of your Beloved can be whatever you love deeply. You can find it in God, guru, in a teacher, in a flower, or a pet. The Beloved is everywhere. You can find your Beloved in anyone or anything you love deeply enough that opens your heart and takes you through. Just allow that love to open you and dissolve boundaries of your separateness, melding into one. 💓☝️🙏💓・・・Baba Ram Dass”
I am a Bhakti yoga devotee. I chant. I chant the name. I go off by myself into my meditation space and I honor Vishnu, Sri (Lakshmi), Shiva, Sati, Brahma and Saraswati. And Sri Lord Krishna and Hanuman with equal devotion.
My practice involves the chanting of ancient chants brought back to life by Krishna Das. He had left an ashram in India run by Neem Karoli Baba and needed to honor his guru in some manner. He could think of nothing to do but sing to him.
The English translation provided by Krishna Das on his website is:
I bow to the Soul of all. I bow to my Self. I don’t know who I am, so I bow to you, Shiva, my own true Self. I bow to my teachers who loved me with Love. Who took care of me when I couldn’t take care of myself. I owe everything to them. How can I repay them? They have everything in the world. Only my love is mine to give, but in giving I find that it is their love flowing through me back to the world . . . I have nothing. I have everything. I want nothing. Only let it flow to you, my love ……. sing!
All I can say is that I am so grateful Krishna Das WENT to India, that he met Maharaji-ji and that he brought back the chants so that I could reach nirvana. The both have blessed my life. Krishna Das sings, I grow in love.
And today, during the time of the Blue Moon, attuned to the Soul of all, I honor my teachers who have come before me and left me this profound fount of music to take into my Self so that I may show my Love for all.