About portents for the coming year…

Portent Crow

“There are interesting things on the horizon for you… Usually, people fear my predictions but you needn’t do so! From my vantage point, I can see growth, both spiritual and worldly, in your future this coming year… keep an open mind and face the coming days with confidence and optimism! – Crow with a cawing prophesy, Parklands, Nairobi

About the subtlety of my efforts…

Pink Rose Petals“To attract Your attention, O King of Love, I have become as soft, as delicate and as subtle as I can be in this material world… I have done my best to eliminate all ego and put out for all to see, my entire trove of vice and virtue; the scent of my innocence, enticement and vulnerability, the colours of my gentleness, impermanence and service to all around me… O Source of all Innocence, how I long for Your loving glimpse on my effort? – Pink Rose Petals in Garden, Parklands, Nairobi

About the search for Light…

Silhouette“Is it possible for the Light to touch me? I am dark, earthy… I have very little to show for all my devotion… The Light shines brightly showering all before it with a luminescence to behold… But what about me? Can I be so privileged? Is there hope for me? I know that it is not what I do that matters, it is how I am… To exist in a way that makes me ready to receive the Light… The Light is omnipresent, shining like a brilliant star… my search just needs me to reflect, remember and be…” – Silhouette of a leafy branch in the shining sunset, Mauritius, 2016

About the joys of being alive…

Moon splendour

“I am all aglow with happiness tonight… What is the reason you ask? Well, for one, it is a privilege to contribute to the splendour of the evening attracting your gaze to the heavens… More importantly though, I get to participate in celebrating the beauty and wonder of His creation! Look up my fellow beings, with awe and humility in your hearts, and let us all experience the joy of being alive!” – The moon in all its splendour, Parklands, Nairobi (2018)

About the secret to happiness…

Innocence in the garden

“What is happiness but the confidence and freedom to be who you truly are… the ability to express your beauty without worrying about who will notice or what they will think? If you let go your overbearing sense of self, mute out the self critical monologue inside you and instead trustfully play your wonderful part of the Natural Whole, you will experience the very essence of happiness…What do you say?” – Radiant beauty on the road, Parklands, Nairobi (2018)

About stress, worry and anxiety…

Radiating Sunlight

“Wisps of stress, anxiety and worry draw curtains of darkness that hinder the natural goodness, beauty and warmth of the heart… However, O Mankind, like fire and water, these two opposing forces are elementally very different… The source of your love, kindness and hope is Infinite, Universal, Divine Light whereas stress, anxiety and worry are rooted in the finite, materialistic egoism of this world… Therefore, let your heart spread goodness, light and warmth which are essential to your true self!” – Sunlight radiating through dark clouds at sunset, Port Louis, Mauritius (2015)

About the softness of His Mercy…

Rain in the trees

“Do you think I deserve the drops of rain from on high that caress my leaves? Do you think it rains because of the effort that I expend in my existence? Do you think the rain picks only my bright and evergreen leaves while forsaking my gangly brown branches? His Mercy is all pervasive within creation and requires no effort or righteousness from you except to express gratitude in response!” – Tree basking in the rain, Parklands, Nairobi.

About altruism…

Garden Rose

“For all those of you unwittingly mired in self-indulgence, think about me for an instant… My colour, my scent, my beauty, indeed my entire being is dedicated to the pleasure and benefit of others… I know that it is easy to get carried away in your virtual world of unfettered self gratification, but please take time to empathise with those around you? Particularly those with a real need of your consideration and service…” – Teary rose in the garden, Parklands, Nairobi.

About a symphony of greenery…

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“If you were watching us on a stage, would your comments about us be ‘He is too old’, ‘She is too ugly’, ‘It is too short’, ‘He is too loud’, ‘She is too fat’? Or would you see harmony, with all of us facing the sun in earnest expectation of warmth and sustenance? We may be old or young, ugly or beautiful, short or tall, loud or soft, fat or thin but we all have fundamental similarities! Should you not be on the lookout for a similar symphony of your fellow beings around you everyday? – Greenery at Moka in Mauritius

About diversity and similarity…

Source of the Nile

“There, in the distance, are the waters of Nalu Baale (Lake Victoria)… Here, close by, are the waters of the White Nile… In between, are the natural springs that give impetus to the longest river on your continent and separate it from the Lake… Visibly, you can perhaps discern the difference among us but do you think you could tell the difference within our waters? Amongst humans, you see a variety of people who are different but do you think there is a difference in the basic components of humanity? If we all behaved as if we were intrinsically alike, how would our world outlook change? – Boat ride at the source of the Nile, Jinja, Uganda