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Hope

Hope

An Art Essay




HOPE FOR TRANSFORMATION

Nobility of the soul requires cultivating. This opportunity is granted to wise hearts every day. Many wise hearts are now dispersed across the world. This is a good thing. We need not despair for humanity; it already possesses the seeds of the future.




HOPE FOR THE GOAL

“On a day when the wind is perfect, the sail just needs to open and the world is full of beauty. Today is such a day.”
—Rumi




HOPE FOR GUIDANCE

The meaning of diksha is initiation, and one definition is “Induction into a new realm of awareness and practice by a teacher or trainer through the bestowing of blessings and the transmission of prana.” It denotes a deepening connection with the Source.




HOPE FOR ESSENTIAL SERVICE

“And he gave it for his opinion, that whoever could make two ears of corn, or two blades of grass, to grow upon a spot of ground where only one grew before, would deserve better of mankind, and do more essential service to his country, than the whole race of politicians put together.”
—Jonathan Swift, Gulliver’s Travels




HOPE TO MEET




HOPE FOR THE PLANET

The simple Mantra Om Shree Gaia Ma calls for the healing of Mother Earth. It will align you with the feeling of gratitude and the elements of Earth, Air, Fire, Water, and Spirit. It is powerful in cultivating your intuitive communication with Nature, and it serves to rebalance the energy of the collective consciousness toward that of wholeness, peace, and abundance.

I offer all of my prayers to thee, my respect and gratitude, and may this be a conscious oath to protect you and to honor you as I recognize the great need for your healing.

May your fields be rich and your soil fertile, and may they be sown and reaped with care.

May your mountains attest to your splendor and strength and your valleys hum with the lullaby of your receptive embrace.

May your oceans, waters, rivers, and glaciers be pure and nourishing, as the life-blood of the planet.

May your air be clean and free of toxins so that all may breathe deeply and fully the great life-force.

May your turning invoke an understanding of all cyclical things in nature; of growth and decay, of planting and harvest, of karmic cycles; and that as we give, so do we receive.

May your children learn to care for you and love you, and teach their children the same.

You are the Earth, and I am your child.

So it is!




Narendra

Narendra lives in California and is an avid Raja Yoga practitioner. He is the co-founder and CEO of Global Touchpoints, and is involved in Real Time Analytics. One of two identical twins, he believes in spiritual, emotional, mental and physical balance. He loves music, writing and sketching. His illustrations have been rendered in the book... Read more

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