Om Shanti

Om Shanti… I am the light, I am the peace of the world. I am the light, I am the peace of the world. I am the light, I am the peace of the world… Om Shanti. Bliss

Tangled

Tangled

I am the process of soothing the fire-breathing dragon! The fire burns of reaction, of unconscious loss, dragon has been wakened to protect its possessions, its family, it’s lair. A stranger has stepped in disturbing the peaceful slumber.

Dragon awakened last evening after coming back from my nieces Christmas gathering. I ignore as many family gatherings that I can. For I am the stranger among them. I don’t know how to be. There is no drama, just family members who spend time together or at least communicate on a regular basis. Of course I am always invited and now it is to bring mom even though I have asked them to pick her up several times during the past year. Christmas is the one occasion I felt that I would/should show up.

spiral

spiral

I suppose resentment is the response that reacted as anger once getting home. With a confused mother, wandering around the house looking for something she could not name.  I wanted to just set with the dogs, I just wanted to be. Riley’s inability to walk has become a sadness almost too unbearable to contemplate. My patience with both of Mom and Riley blooms into confused anger. Poor Muffin sits there looking at me or wants to go outside.

Sleep was interrupted several times with Riley crying which I think I was sensing in my sleep, the night was not restful. 5:30 am was wake up time. Still hearing cries from down stairs, I prepared to settle at the table with laptop, fresh coffee, dogs at my feet. Once I got everything situated, moved Riley in the room with me, coffee hot, computer warmed up, ready to engage. Mom arrives, wandering about, looking for the comb she using for the dogs. I already explained to her it was on 6 am. The dogs are still sleeping, I am feeling anxious, hyperventilating, trying to keep calm, almost in tears.  Trying to explain to mom the hour and my time, etc. She disappears, Muffin ask to go out, a walk will do us good. It is dark and raining, I am in near tears, walking being present, being the moment, trying to recognise and honor what I have been experiencing.  I say prayers as I walk, I have for years, 3rd and 7th step prayer, St Francis Prayer, another I took in from Joel S. Goldsmith readings.

every direction

every direction

Upon coming in the house and once again getting settle, Mom is dressed, getting her coffee. I can’t be in this energy now. I so wanted to sit with the dogs, to blog etc. Yet the TV comes on and mom wanders from room to room. I packed up and returned to my room, my over stuff sanctuary. Let candles,  downloaded photos I took two days ago, viewed them while listening to Bliss: Hundred Thousand Angels.

I love when I am moved by my own photographs, even stunned by them at times! Having a moment. Those moments seem rarer that once before, yet the magic still can happen.  I research Dragon myth and archetype for dragon was the creature that came to mind. The protector, the fire-breathing beast roaring.  Of course poor dragon should not have to be blamed, as well as anyone else. It is I feeling unsafe, unprotected, maybe even up loved, a stranger to myself and to others.

extended

extended

Om Shanti, the vibration of OM was and always is soothing, moving, comforting.  The affirmation: I am light, I am the Peace of the world repeated  for 5 minutes  gives me hope and a bit of peace. I don’t feel that I am either the Light or the Peace of the world but I can find serenity among those sounds.

Om Shanti Om Shanti Om Shanti : I am the Light, and the Peace of the World

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13 comments

  1. You have so much pain in you life Jeff . I am glad you can find peace of mind in your wonderful mantra and your amazing photos .
    I gave up seeing anyone over Christmas years ago …there is just me, my husband , my son and Oscar the dog and that’ s all we need . No fall outs ,with family and fiends, just honesty …we like our own space .
    I hope you have a peaceful Christmas .
    Cherry

  2. Angels, spirits, beings of light, Masters, guides and guardians be here for the healing of Jeff. Grant him the strength to endure the confusion and suffering in his home. Let white light surround and bathe him in protection of love, let purple healing light course through his body and strengthen his chakras. Ancestors and totems soothe Jeff’s spirit as he has soothed others. And let this healing of my friend Jeff be for the greater good of all. Bless and dismiss, bless and dismiss, bless and dismiss.

  3. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and feelings, wrapped like bits of branches around itself. May the light illuminate it all, as it always does, and may you feel peace this blessed season even in the midst of suffering. Love and Happy holy-days, Kathy

  4. It is aggravating to have our rhythms interrupted by those whose own rhythms cannot be defined. No wonder your dragon has awakened. You are serving a thankless master — that of an aging parent whose disease will try your soul beyond reason. You are wise to find your moments and capture the light to carry with you as often as you can. Sending you blessings and light.

    1. The dragon stirs and is ready to roar and spit fire at any moment! The light that shines at moments, and blends with the spirits and souls here, you among!
      Blessings on your Holiday!!

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