February 2nd marks the ancient Celtic festival of Imbolc celebrating the midpoint between Winter Solstice (December 21) and Spring Equinox (March 21). Pagan/Wiccan believers honor this special day of hope between the frozen and dark longest night of the year and the promise of the virile fertility of Spring. Many of our contemporary religious and cultural days are deeply rooted within the annual rhythms of Nature… Imbolc, Ground Hog Day, Candlemas Day, St Brigid’s Day… all interconnected within the season of lactating ewes.
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When conditions are sufficient, a cloud transforms into rain, snow, or hail. The cloud has never been born and it will never die. This insight of signlessness and interbeing helps us recognize that all lives continue in different forms. Nothing is created, nothing is destroyed, everything is in transformation.
– Calligraphy by Thich Nhat Hanh
Guru, Spiritual Guide, Teacher, Mentor, Interfaith Minister, Comapassionate Gardener… many names…similar vocations. Thank you to my Internet follower Ganesh for these wise words. Ganesh, you inspire me. Thank you for sharing your perspective and wisdom. Namaste!
The most important thing a spiritual Master does for his spiritual children is to make them consciously aware of something vast and infinite within themselves, which is nothing other than God Himself.
Guru is a Sanskrit word which means “he who illumines.” The one who offers illumination is called a Guru. According to my own inner realisation I wish to say that there is only one real Guru, and that is the Supreme. No human being is the real Guru. But although the Supreme alone is the real Guru, here on earth we value time. If we Find someone who can help . us on our journey towards illumination, we take his help, and we may call him our Guru.
A spiritual Master or Guru is like the eldest child in the family, and the seekers are like his younger spiritual brothers and sisters. Spiritual Masters tell and show their…
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