Starting the New Year 2017, with the blessings of Maha Ganapathi, fondly called Ganesha, the Elephant God, the remover of all obstacles ! May his grace be with each one of us throughout the year and each day of our lives.
The temple was crowded to say the least, rolling into the parking lot was a feat by itself,
……surprisingly it was a warm beautiful day for this time of the year, the snow has almost melted, the number of cars that moved in and out of the temple premises made me smile, FAITH is a beautiful thing when you believe in it. Irrespective of each one’s religious background, we are all the same, we BELIEVE in an Almighty, who watches over us and that means there is HOPE!
The cars slowly moved bumper to bumper to get the coveted parking spot closer to the temple, irrespective of the sunlight, the wind was still blowing cold. Oblivious of what was going on in the human mind which rushed from one reality to another, the cool Canadian geese were doing a “Walk like an Egyptian” number on the frozen lake, the sun rays slanted so beautifully on the frozen lake, while the geese seemed to be in no hurry to reach the shore, they were having fun.The message for this year in geese language, “Live life and remember to have fun while you are at it, however frozen the surface may look the sun rays will still get to them.Have faith in a higher power that will steer you safely to the shore !”
HAPPY NEW YEAR, dear readers. Thank you, for taking the time to visit my blog, share your thoughts and encouraging words. Together, we will win!
Thank you, dear Marielena for stopping by my blog and sharing your thoughts. Isn’t it the truth,, that there is a certain energy about a place of worship, a kind of transcendence fills you, with deep peace and belonging , irrespective of the maddening crowd, YOU are in an intimate conversation with the Divine. You kinda feel “heard” and surprisingly each one of us feels that way.
In India, we believe that the sanctum sanctorum where the deity is seated, is filled with vibrations from the millions of slokas/hymns recited from ages past, so each time we circumambulate the deity we imbibe the energy of the ancient mantras, hence the need to “deck up” (wear more metal like gold, silver and copper) since they absorb the positive ions is the general belief.
Many blessings and wishes to you for a beautiful, peaceful, healthy & happy year ahead, dear one <3
What a beautiful blog post, Maya! I so enjoyed reading this and the photos. And your words held such wisdom: “FAITH is a beautiful thing when you believe in it. Irrespective of each one’s religious background, we are all the same, we BELIEVE in an Almighty, who watches over us and that means there is HOPE!”
Yes, dear friend, we are all the same indeed, part of the family of the One Divine who loves us. Bless you and thank you, my friend, for sharing your lovely thoughts and words here. A blessed and Happy New Year to you! <3