Candle Flame by Morhardt Carmen Mencita Monoi Angel
sun has been shining through
the window screens today
warming our souls and bodies
counting this day as a new gift
thanking life for this blessing
measuring this passing day
with some gentle smiles
angel wings will fly them over
To lighten up at your place
a hazy blue candle flame flickering
through the thickening night! via poemhunter.com
There is always something beautiful and centering about the flickering flame of a lit candle. It pulls us inwards and helps us connect with that powerful source of divine, supreme energy known by many different names; God, shakti, life force… No matter what our day will turn out to be, we can choose to remain expectant that it will glow and flicker brightly like a flame, pulling in only what is needed to guide us and fulfill our day.
“Just as a candle cannot burn without fire, men cannot live without a spiritual life.” Buddha
Hugging is good medicine. It transfers energy,
and gives the person hugged an emotional boost.
You need four hugs a day for survival, eight for maintenance, and twelve for growth.
A hug makes you feel good. Grannymoon
If there is anything that gives comfort to the human heart, it is the warm hug we receive with love from another soul. Just like the flame draws us closer, the healing hug of a caring fellow human being, can transport us from a place of pain to a place of deep peace. It is a simple gesture of love and requires nothing from us but our freewill to connect. As Mātā Amṛtānandamayī Devī would say, “Does the sun need the light of a candle? God needs nothing from us.” Starting today, Mātā Amṛtānandamayī Devī , known affectionately as Amma the hugging saint, will visit Manhattan, at the Jacob Javits Center, for three days offering teachings and free hugs to all who need one. Have you had your hug today? More below…