The song of the old soul

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— Kashish Kaur

(This poem is about the cycle of life, death and rebirth and how our soul seeks enlightenment to be set free from this cycle but fails despite trying in numerous lives)

Lost lessons, words not yet spoken out

Another chance to clear all the doubt.

Tasks never considered to be done

Another dawn to start what was never begun.

Decisions made to reach the opposite end

Until the face just can’t continue to pretend.

The meanings lost until the chaos surrounds

Then gathering pieces from all over the grounds.

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This is the story of the traveler who walks the life in many lifetimes.

This is the wisdom of the hermit who lives behind the face of a man.

 

The journey started once with hope to transcend

Suddenly realizing there is no thing as an end.

Everything we do has a deeper meaning

Since every end is just a new beginning.

The longing eyes look for the final destination

But what it gets is another incarnation.

Until it sees the end is enlightenment

There is no worth of contemplation or judgement.

 

This is the story of the sailor who tries to reach his home

But instead arrives on a new beginning, a new dead end.

 

This is the story of an old soul

Trapped in the cycle of life, death and life.

Until the eyes of the soul realizes this truth

The life is just an illusion of the mind.

The wisdom gained from long lost lives

Wails the requiem of the longing this time.

The lessons learned from long ago age

Comes in the face of the song of the light.

Until the enlightenment.

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Read more about the author:

https://mindpickles.wordpress.com/2016/04/05/guest-blogger-kashish-kaur/

 

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The Magic Of ‘Intention Candles’ In Spiritual Work

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You remember the concept of awesome vision boards which help you remember all the positive things in life whenever you’re feeling down? Vision boards are deemed to be the perfect tools for manifesting the Law Of Attraction in your life. Whether it be fixing a goal , maintaining clarity, getting the motivation, or manifesting your dreams….vision board are always the best go-to solution. You can choose to put any images that resonate with you, your personality, your life or your dreams and the board itself becomes a powerful portal!

Being slightly different from the vision boards, intention candles are little tools for bringing positivity in your lives but through working with your intentions rather than your visions.

These are great methods for setting forth your intention and offering it to Universe, letting it know that you are ready to work for it. Intention candles are great for celebrating holidays, festivals or while working with angels. They can be used just about any day however, working with them on auspicious days or synchronizing them with the energies of Moon help strengthen the affirmation process.

How Intention Candles are used and How do they help?

1) If you want to offer your blessings or gratitude: How many times when we pray to God or Divine, do we only focus on ‘asking’. Here’s your chance to ‘offer’ and ‘share’ some of your goodness and happiness with the world. Let your friends in distress know through your soul communication that you are there to bless them with good energy. Thanking Divine for all the bounty you enjoy in your life is also a good way of filling the vast Universe with your little rays of love and positive energy. Blessing candles can be made anytime but during Full Moon, the spiritual energies are at peak and thus can be opportune moments for giving away some positivism.  Full Moons are all encompassing-those are the best times for manifesting whatever positive energy you want to bring to this world.

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2) Attracting bliss: Intention candles are a very positive and powerful ways of letting your sub-conscious and the Universe know what you want to attract in your life. If you have specific affirmations for improving relationships, career or self-development; offering those affirmations through Intention candles are a great way of going. This ritual can be done when the Moon is in its waxing phase and especially during New Moon.

3) Getting rid of old habits, patterns and situations: An Intention Candle lighted when the Moon is waning will help you get rid of old patterns or energies which no longer serve you and must be given away to start a new life. You can write down things that bother you in separate cards and offer it to the Divine while lighting the Intention Candle.

4) Gifting options: You can make your own candles for your friends and family. To personalize them you can carve the name and date of birth of the receiver on the candles. Also, putting special symbols or tokens which resonate with the receiver will help them connect to the candles better. You can add self-made or printed manifesting cards with words such as Love, Healthy Body, Peaceful Relationships etc with your candle kit while gifting. Gluing on charms, ribbons, beads etc to the glass of your candle is a great way of personalizing the Intention Candle as per the needs of the user.

It is important to sit in a sacred place at your home, where you feel most attuned to vibrations of Divine. Sit in silence, without any outside disturbances when you offer your intentions through Intention Candles.  You can anoint any essential oil (Lavender for harmony, Chasteberry for childbirth etc) or flower petals and herbs depending on their use and your intention.  These will help you focus on what you want to offer and tune into the vibrations of higher positive energy. Singing a prayer or song will act as Divine invocations.

Let the path be clear before me, let all go as I will
And the past be clean behind me, let all go as I will
And the ones I love beside me, let all go as I will
And the Goddess light above me, let all go as I will
And the Mother Earth beneath me, let all go as I will
And my own true self within me, let all go as I will
let all go as I will
let all go as I will

—- Free Ticket to Heaven by Ruth Barrett

As a precaution, never leave out your candle lit when you are not at home or near windows etc where breeze is strong. You don’t want your intentions to be blown up!

© 2016 Mind Pickles

May Book Prompts — Heartstring Eulogies

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You know how all the famous authors out there always say that writers need to write every day if they’re going to evolve and continue to improve their craft? They’re right. There’s things like National Poetry Writing Month and National Novel Writing Month that exist to help people with this very issue. To help push […]

via May Book Prompts — Heartstring Eulogies

Broken

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Out of my demon pains

I cry out blood

Sharpen out my love

Out of this blunt.

Lay my bleeding heart,

On your dead fingertips,

The cramp that this knife gives on stabbing,

Gifted you your long desired fun.

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When your heart had been a football kicked,

When your love had been quite deep,

I laughed at the intensity, the intensity of its depth,

And threw it with the roses you gave,

But oh my, did i ever wonder-someday I’d receive back the fall.

Now my tears burned,

Pushed out blood from my pierced eyes,

My nails all noched,

I know now

THAT THIS IS WHAT BROKEN MEANS!!!

© 2016 Mind Pickles

I composed this poem when I was 14…..it’s such a long time back and I’m enamored by my thoughts at that age. I used to write a lot of dark stuff back then and I just love the tone and style of my writing. It’s just come up so well, I am glad to be sharing this past version of me through these poems. My life’s first blog was https://queenofgoodness.wordpress.com/ where lot of these poems appear. It was really a silly time and I’m just spellbound by my innocence back then. Enjoy my Darke creations and let me know how you feel about ’em.

Ugly

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He told me I wasn’t pretty

Said my body lacked the grace

And I piteously believed him

And camouflaged my face

In cakes of powder

To hide my ugliness.

He said my body lacked grace

And I wasn’t

Like the pretty conventional models

Dolled up on magazines

And I piteously believed him.

I played feverishly with layers of clothes

Sometimes hiding my curves

In disgust, and sometimes

Revealing, in hope for comforting words

Until one day, I

Stopped by

To take a look in the mirror

And my eyes pierced through my soul

Smiling back at me

And I

I found, that I was uncorrupted

Beauty at her best

It was,

Only him that was ugly.

How often we’re made to believe that we aren’t enough. That we need to look like everyone else, wear what the latest is in fashion, copy the celebrities in order to look the part. We’re body-shamed, made to feel unloved by harsh, unsecured voices. But we can choose to ignore them. We can choose to create an identity that exists beyond the shells of this harsh society.

Here “him” doesn’t only reflect a selfish boyfriend. This poem is yours and you can choose to play with the identities. It could be a guy body-shamed by his girlfriend, it could be the woman’s mind deterring the woman to be her best self, it would be the harsh society where beauty is equated to corporate profits and false ideals laid down by clever & misleading marketing. The ‘Voice’ could be of anyone. But it’s your choice whether you let it affect you.

© 2016 Mind Pickles

Voodoo Doll: A Revelation from Land Of Oz

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Ragged Doll and Ragged Heart
Burn me witch
Use me like a dart
I ruined the life of an innocent blood
Could I have been worse than that?

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Ye invoke my soul with the curse of words
Bloody Witch, oh did she hurt
The poor Golden Witch Of Good
Glinda was weak, so she knew.

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And I pierced her entity
Spread my Darke Power like a bee
The venom ran through thee
Like the sperm through ovary.

Glinda the good witch did you know
Honey could be consumed by poison
But my witch likes it bitter
And would like to see you frozen.


Curse me not, I ain’t no bad
The pins hurt like hell
And drive me mad
I am a powerless poppet, you know
Yet I love these escapades, though!

A fun poem which takes a dramatic twist between the Bad Witch and Glinda, the Good Witch. The Land Of Oz has a new revelation….that of the Speaking Poppet.

*A fantasized, Hollywood style take to Magick World. Hope you enjoyed!!

© 2016 Mind Pickles

Book Review Treat: Yama By Kevin Missal

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Kevin Missal has introduced a very riveting plot through his novel “Yama”. This is the story of a man who takes justice in his own hand and strives to punish sinners as per the eight hells talked about in Bhagavad Gita. Needless to say, when arrogance mixes with spirituality, and morality takes a turn to fanaticism, all you have in result is a self-proclaimed saint hiding an unforgiving psychopath beneath his cool exterior.

However, the characterization done by the author is so immaculate that you are led to explore all the crevices and corners of a character deeply. Thus, when we get to learn about the two main and conflicting personalities, we are left wondering what the many faces of mankind has in store for us. On one hand we are introduced to Iravan Rajput, a private detective and a dedicated ex-army commander, who is also a compassionate and loving family man. He is a man of rationale and justice. On the other hand we are introduced to Yama, a man who claims to be a man of justice but all he really is is an unforgiving sinner, who goes on a quest to punish “sinners”. Through him we are introduced to different mythologies, versions of hell, sins and other elements of dark fantasy which make this book a very interesting read.

Another character we are introduced to is Swati Kaushik, a woman unlike the typical Indian woman, an ambitious, quick-witted widow who embarks on the quest with Iravan to find the self-proclaimed God of Death.

The book is a gripping read and is impressively well-researched, it can easily be called a modern take on Indian mythology, and a thriller with dark fantasy mix. However, this book is extremely slow-paced and some parts of the plot seem to be exaggerated.

This book also is very different in sense that in a current Indian society devoid of its mythological roots and apathy towards violent crimes which seem to happen on daily basis, here we have Yama who takes concern for societal ills to a destructive turn. The book also seems to be a commentary on hypocrisy and morality, and what happens when we become what we condemn, in this case becoming a sinner against sinners.

I am giving it 3.5/5