Fall at Ananda
November 21st, 2007
It has been a very pretty fall season here at Ananda. We got alot of rain off and on and then in between the mild storms we have had beautiful sunshine and clouds. The mix of rain and sunshine brought a little green back to our brown summer landscapes.
We then had a strolling kirtan (walked and chanted) throughout their home and into each of the rooms holding photos of the Masters, candles, and incense. We did this to consciously ask for the presence of God and Guru in their home and in all aspects of their lives.
During the meditation (I admit) I opened my eyes and looked around at my fellow disciples and felt very grateful and blessed to be with these people and part of this simple joyful event.
I also felt grateful for these practical, but profound teachings that can spiritualize daily life and bring God’s love into even the simplest of daily activities. Creating and maintaining a home, preparing meals, being with or helping friends and family, or working at our jobs and our worship all become connected and all become a vehicle to bring us closer to God and more aware of the Guru’s presence in our lives.
I left the house blessing with a quiet recommitment to feel that my Guru is with me in all that I do during the day. And when I forget…, I just try to remember again.
The last photo is Monday’s sunset. Wow. This was also taken at the “ridge.”
Happy Thanksgiving to you all. May God and Guru bless you.
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