Red bottle brush blossoms
swirl in the steamy Florida heat despite the sizzling temps the ashram is always a welcome refuge Softly, I enter the sacred premises doing namaste to all the hallowed murtis Soon songs decorate the tranquil atmosphere Smiling inwardly waves of euphoric bliss well up from a Divine spring The sweetness is Non-Stop truly my heart is a honeycomb dripping with holy Love I break off pieces of this nectarine prasadam an offering for you
Sea was wild this morning
tempestuous waves toss their sage and silver manes, galloping in all directions nostrils flaring seafoam They say there's a storm brewing in the Caribbean.... My hubsy and I mosey along the crystal shoreline I marvel at the many footprints, even a few paw and bird prints I speculate there might even be some fossilized footprints beneath it all. One pointedly I search... for the only footprints that really matter.... Your Silver Padukas The only footprints that can carry me across the ocean of change to a higher shore Gazing out on the tumultuous ocean salty air chafes my lips and face my husband beams his radiant Buddha smile we hold hands chanting Ommmmmm Wind gently whispers Your name in my ears I hear the soft rustle of sanyasi robes heady scent of sweet jasmine ...and Your.Lotus feet enters my heart...
I love to watch egrets fly
white wings glide past me in concert as I pause my morning stroll my spirit not the least bit shy joins the beautiful congregation soaring through the twinkling blue
Like sleeping beauty She slumbered on some remote island leaf tucked away inside my heart Sri Saraswati Devi strums my heartstrings awakening the Ecstatic Muse Leaving the world of fog and phantom behind She soars close to my ears Singing her Sunrise Love song
Veridian waves wash over me
calm, healing currents streaming over hot black asphalt of my mind racing in all directions Emerald turf, tides rise up surging, gushing from open, uninhabited woodland lots and neighborhood lawns I smile totally in awe - the thousand shades of medicinal green elixirs Nature concocts for us: soothing jade, invigorating pine, dazzling emerald, gentle fern, happy go lucky shamrock, pensive moss blessed, peaceful olive branches repair, restore, revive our flagging spirits O Devi we take refuge in Your alcoves of Green Goodness and "lie down in Green pastures" on your Divine lap
Oooh a bouquet for me?
Thank you.... The Earth lovingly presented an effusion of beauty saffron blooms garland the path on our way to the temple Davidji and I tiptoed into the quiet, serene sanctuary majestic Murtis surround us with dazzling eyes as we prayed and sang fervently From the jeweled throat of Durga Ma To the Blessed ****** cradling baby Jesus the parade of Deities charmed our minds and lifted our spirits O Resplendent One I wear an endless mala drunk on your Sweet Names Amrit fountains flow incessantly
The marigold Monarch butterfly
oblivious to the moans, suffering and pain of our worldly realm sips nectar from divine floral cups oozing with celestial sweetness alights blissfully upon the holy hand of God
What a celestial evening
The Violet flame could be seen exalting the Western horizon Angel anthems permeate the air ethereal chariots stream across apricot yellow skies David and I ride our bikes towards the sunset our faces flushed a radiant purple These are precious moments One cannot help but sing The sheer glory of it all!
I saw my Lord walking
along the shoreline euphoric green waves frolicked at His feet racing towards Him they longed to touch His splendor Royal pelicans flew above Him like angels in divine formation His wind tossed curls Glittered with bits of seafoam and even the Sun descended and knelt at His holy feet Who can gauge His Glory We are all sacred echoes inside a seashell pressed to his celestial lips
Plumeria in my hair
I followed footsteps of the Sun to the Sea I hear Krishna's conch Om Om Om He is calling me