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Holy Spirit is Everywhere

Holy Spirit is Everywhere

Some believe this to be true,
But only to belong Somewhere

Some seek it to make a Better Self,
But only to show Self to Another

Some seek it to make a Better Self, And they seek Everyday
And they seek for Everyone

Some see it…
Some feel it…
Some label it..
Some dance in it…

And Some, just smile and thank it…

– Nim –

Appreciation of Le Christ Triomphant de la Mort et du Péché by Pierre Paul Rubens

During my holidays in Basel, Switzerland, I was blessed enough to visit Strassbourg, France for a day. During my time there I visited the Strasbourg Museum of Fine Arts.

There were so many pieces of art that captured my heart, but a few made my heart skip a beat.

Christ triumphing over Death and Sin or Le Christ Triomphant de la Mort et du Péché by Pierre Paul Rubens is one of them.

This article is my appreciation and my interpretation of this painting.

One Foot on the Ground

For me the above section of the painting depicts two main things

One foot, the Right foot, solidly on the ground.

For me, this indicates that Christ was firmly grounded. He acknowledged that he was a normal human being. He was humble and grounded. It also indicates that he was solid in his faith and service.

One foot over Death, Hatred, and Ill Will

I wouldn’t want to use the word Sin, as it is over used and has too much identities and beliefs around it.

For me the skull and the bones clearly represent “Death”. The way it is presented adds a layer of “Harm” or “Ill Will”. The fact that one foot is stepping on these bones for me represents that the Christ overcame Death by attaining Eternal Peace. He reached the deathless. It also represents he is human and has human thoughts, but he is quite alert about these, hence he had overcome Hatred and Ill Will.

Serve now for the Future Generations

These segments of the painting tells me he loved planet earth and he understood the focus in the “now” should be about children as they hold the planet’s and all of humanity’s future. The child holding on to the green leaves, for me indicate that

If we plant a seed of love, hope, faith, and service, now, the children will be able to harvest the fruits of it in time to come.

Faith in the Curious to Return to Innocence

This section shows Christ’s faith, strength, determination. The cross for me represents protection. The child here represents the curious minds who yet haven’t subscribed, but are curious.

For me this child represent ego captured within every human being. Therefore as a whole Christ protects himself and others from his own ego is one way to look at it. Another is ego’s curiosity, let it be Christ’s own, his followers, or others.

Overall I see this section as,

His actions and early fruits invite some egoic energy. But with solid intention, faith, love, compassion, and strength he lets the curious egos to be! Knowing they’ll return home one day, to child-like innocence.

Children

The painting’s children represents to me Christ’s own child-like nature as well as well as how he looks at all others.

Face of the Christ

His eyes are filled with love. But the eyes also speak of sadness, heavy heartedness or pain. There are prayers of hope captured in the lovely sad eyes of the Christ.
The face itself looks peaceful.

Isn’t he Beautiful?

– Nim –

Here I am again to Thank You…

I was hit hard with Love. Love brought me to Basel, Switzerland. I was living in a beautiful crazy lovestruck imagination.

When I saw the Etihad Airlines, waiting for me to board at Melbourne, Australia airport, I cried so much. I was afraid. I knew what ever the reality was, I would be confronted by it. My poor mother who was also waiting for her flight, which was at the next gate, couldn’t take her eyes off me, her eyes filled with worry, and kept on telling me:

Be strong, I will pray for you. Don’t think of the past, and enjoy your holiday and see the country.

I didn’t even feel the 14 hour flight as half of it, I cried.

It took me so much of tears and courage to spend each initial days in Basel. I knew I’m in the West and these are the lands of Christ. I knew I had to pay respect to him.

Jesus Christ was the Buddha in the West
Thich Nhat Hanh (During an Interview with Oprah Winfrey)

I always believed this. But most Buddhists don’t see it this way, so I was blessed to hear Thich Nhat Hanh’s words.

I came to pray here as although I was smiling and touring around Basel, Switzerland, I was hurting inside.

That was the day I had to stop my prayers half way through and write this article:

https://nimeshe.blog/2019/08/19/what-more-do-we-want-from-you/

Since that day, miraculously my prayers were answered. I accomplished the first thing I came here for. To reconnect with the reality.

And I met some beautiful people in Basel. Some touched my heart so powerfully.

I will be leaving Basel, Switzerland tomorrow knowing I can easily live here. Yes, the country is a little backwards for my expectations, but behind that backwardness, the people are authentically beautiful.

I carry home some great memories of Basel, Switzerland. I carry home no regrets or no longing to be loved. I finally feel free.

So thank you, what ever the energy that is captured here. Thank you for looking after me for the last week and a half. Thank you to all love shown to me by all the people I met, including random strangers. Thank you all beautiful people I met. Thank you Basel, Switzerland.

Most importantly:

Thank you Dear Lord.

And last, but not the least:

Thank you Jesus for the love you showed, for being a human sacrifice. Thank you for tolerating all the pain given to you, but still giving us the message of Love.

I’m sorry that the world is not quite there. But, I will keep believing we are getting somewhere. I will do what ever little I can in the name of your love

– Nim –

What more do we want from you?

Here I am kneeling in front of you in a strange country, in one of those many Churches built with your name tag. Everything was written in German, but from what I’ve gathered, it is an Anglican Church.

Of course it gave me a relief to see a Church that I can go in and light a candle. I found myself praying for my own peace of mind, praying to help me ease my pain, and a peaceful earth.

But, while sitting for a while, taking pictures, It really bothered me that we, as humans, pray for more from the one who ended up teaching so much, yet got crusified. Two thousand years later, your pain and suffering isn’t enough for us, we want more. We still place this mess of a world in your hands.

I believe you did your job, you were a peace warrior, who got misunderstood by the community during that time. How vicious would have they been, to crucify someone who spoke of wisdom and peace. Someone who promoted nothing but love.

It really saddens me!

It terrifies me!

I believe it is no longer in the power of our prayers, but in the power of our actions. This country I am visiting seems a blessed nation, I can see people freely moving around, not too scared of their belongings being stolen. Although I did notice the occasional beggar on the streets, which confused me.

If each of us took action to be kind to one another, our prayers will automatically be answered. I suppose it’s easier said than done. Especially when greed for money, power, status, and aversion towards others who do not agree with one, or who is doing better, and the confusion of all mind objects come in the way. But we can still try. I’m sure we can try, but it needs a majority shift I’m sure, or the flame of love will die!

I’m sorry for bringing more of my burdens to you. Halfway through my prayer, I stopped. I can’t bother you or God anymore. All I can request God is help kind and humble human beings to be stronger than the cruel ones. And lead those cruel to understand humanity.

In my short life, thus far, my own good intentions got misunderstood, or misused plenty of times. The hurt it brought me was enough to break my heart into a million pieces. If petty little me felt such pain, what pain would you have felt to be hanging their on the cross, looking at your mother. What pain would you have felt! What an unbearable pain you must have felt. Would have been a lot more emotional pain than the physical pain of crusification.

After all that pain,

What more do we want from you?

What more do we pray from you?

Are we so powerless not to do something on our own?

– Nim –

At Fire and Clay!

Fire and Earth
Water and Trees
Animals and Us
Heaven on Earth!

Uber to Me
Me to Anthony
Anthony works hard
At Fire and Clay!

Of Course You Belong
The Aarons and Kellys

The Robyns and Monicas

Nick and All

At Fire and clay!

Blessed I was to see you All
My Uber time with Anthony and All

Who ever you are
Wesleys of the Past
Who ever you are
Wesleys of the Now

I’m sure you Know
God Loves Us All!

– Nim –

P.S: None of the pictures above belong to me. I have captured these from this video.

We all have a choice A Cross, A Burden A Cross, Our Wings

We all have a Cross to bear
Purified by our Intention
Rested on our “Self”
Driven by our Hopeful Dreams
Driven by our Miraculous Potential

We all have a Cross to bear
Polluted by our Intention
A Burden on our “Self”
Driven by our Hopeless Dreams
Driven by our Doubtful Potential

When “Self” feels the Weight
It’s time to reflect on “Self” to “Self”
It’s time to express our “Self” to “Self”
It’s time to meet our “Self” with “Self”
It’s time to see our Dreams’ meaning to “Self”
It’s time to see our Potential seen by “Self”
So we understand our Intention
A Polluter or a Purifier
So we understand beyond “Self”

We all have a choice
A Cross, A Burden
A Cross, Our Wings

– Nim –

Only Another Day of Sun

Imagine there was no Time
Imagine there was no Calendar

Imagine there was Day
Imagine there was Night
Imagine there was Sun
Imagine there was Moon
Imagine there were Stars

Would you then celebrate Everyday?
Birth of the Christ
Birth of the Prophet
Birth of the Buddha
Birth of an Angel
Birth of a Deva
Birth of your Father
Birth of your Mother
Birth of your Brother
Birth of your Sister
Birth of your Friend
Birth of your “Self”

When Everyday Is
Only Another Day of Sun

– Nim –