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As we come towards the end of our Being Divine Online home retreat it is my great pleasure today to share with you some further reflections from Ratnavandana on this theme.
She beautifully evokes where and how she is currently spending this time of lockdown in rural Wales, UK, and shares how the Brahma Viharas have been helping her at this strange and difficult time. What she gives us is her deep confidence in these practices and a rich tapestry of images rooted in the poetry of the natural world:
I remember a few years back when we had an experience of an eclipse, the only one I have seen in my lifetime, just how it felt when darkness fell and the sun’s light was no longer present. It was only for a short time but it was eerie and I knew in that moment that nothing could live without the sun. I think this is true of love too, that nothing can live without love.
So sit back, have a listen and as Ratnavandana herself advises, take a moment to stop - and enjoy this glorious evocation of what dwelling in the Divine Abodes can, and does, offer.