I had another blog written for this week. It was all set to go. But I was driven to change it and instead wrote about Divine Love and Stephen/Shyamdas. There seemed to be a dynamic energy pulsing at the Memorial/Celebration held for him last Saturday. I felt compelled to share what I experienced as the bhakti lesson I wrote.
Anyway, I accept that I (me, Deanne) am not the “doer,” so if this is what unfolded, it was meant to be. And it came as a kind of gift. It was not as if I knew Shyamdas very well. Indeed, probably almost every one there knew him better than I, yet it felt like he spoke to me. Call me goofy, if you like, but this is not an uncommon experience for me. It has happened, always unexpectedly, on previous occasions, so I have come to recognize this sort of transmission/ mystical event when it happens.
Love is truly the message! It is the reason we all gathered together, to share a love for Stephen/Shyamdas and/or for the family and friends who grieved for him. Maybe that love was so great that the soul of Shyamdas could not contain himself. After all, that is what bhaktis do, the love is so big it explodes in the heart. Especially if you are a chanter, singer, musician, as Shyamdas was. It becomes a living expression of that exuberant love. I am familiar with this feeling — of tears of joy spontaneously falling, of feeling connected to everything and everyone with a purity of heart, and of feeling “home” (as in hOMe) at last.
This then is a celebration of Love, of Divine Love. Whatever brought that Love to a deeper and more vibrant level warrants my thankfulness and gratitude. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
Now take a moment and look at the previous post. There are ideas you might try to enhance your own experience of Love — for yourself and for all that it!
With love and namaste, Deanne
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