For God and Guru

Today is a day for giving thanks. On this day, under the Full Moon in July, all esteemed teachers are honored and revered as sacred, in the Hindu tradition...

So today, I give thanks for all of my teachers, and my teachers' teachers - they form a long line of unbroken sages and channels of wisdom - going back to the beginnings of time...

I especially thank God for my spiritual teachers - those who showed me the way to faith and Divine love - and those who both introduced me to - and helped me deepen my yoga and meditation practices...I need not name them...They know who they are. I know who they are...And I honor them - without the slightest reservation and hesitation...

I am thankful that I found my teachers in every instance - those who were a positive influence - and those who were not - for each one taught me what I needed to know and showed me what kind of a student and teacher I wished to be - and did not want to be as well...

I am thankful for the impact of my most significant teachers - for when I was ready - they appeared offering guidance and direction, in worlds seen and unseen...

I am thankful for all of my angels, and spiritual guides - in this world and other planes, and for those who have crossed over as well, for they reach down and touch me, and continually show me the way I must go and the path I must walk...

And so, I wrote this morning:

Today and every day,
celebrate a rich harvest of blessings.
Today and every day,
give thanks for your teachers, and your teachers' teachers.
Today and every day,
forgive everything and everyone. Forgive the unforgivable.
Today and every day,
love with great abandon.
Today and every day,
live your life to the fullest.
Today and every day,
dwell most fully in each present moment.
Today and every day,
honor, live, forget, and love...

For God and Guru--
what else is there?

Comments

Vivian Campagna said…
Dearest Olga,

I deeply appreciate your humble and sincere expressions of gratitude for "God and Guru" on this special day. Thank you for giving voice to the feelings of my own heart. And thank you for your poetry.

With love and gratitude,
Vivian
Beej Galvan said…
So blessed and grateful. Jai Olgaji!
Olga Rasmussen said…
Thanks Vivian for your sweet words! And blessings to you as well Beej!
Julie Taylor said…
Thank you Olga for the most beautiful words I have ever heard for Guru Purnima! What you have learned on your journey thus far shines bright and full just like the moon.
Blessings!
Olga Rasmussen said…
Thank you Julie for your touching words, blessings to you1

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