The Darkness before Dawn

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A new dawn can rise only when we listen to the inner consciousness where our Kingdom of Heaven reigns at least as long as we exist in our present state. A turn of consciousness should happen to refocus our efforts for inclusive society and oneness.

Hope and Reality

It is natural for us to feel a new dawn is about to break on the horizon, be it individually or for humanity as a whole. That reflects our hope and faith. There is always rejuvenation in the scheme of creation, even creative destruction, and anytime sea-changes can happen. Some believe and expect an event to occur – that in a way means we are incapable of forcing the much needed change we yearn for. We are now hitting more than brick walls, balking our further progress. There are worrying signs we are on a destructive mode threatening to leave a hostile environment for future generations to suffer for our indiscretion, thoughtless follies pursued with a devil may care attitude. It looks like we are sowing seeds of darkness but at the same time willing a brighter dawn! However, hope burns eternal; can we also be the chosen ones to usher in the same with new turn of consciousness? The wisdom is within us but we fail to take notice in the face of incessant cacophony of sound and negative vibration outside us! However, we have all the information gathered, collective wisdom and on top lessons from history, most important is that history repeats itself! And with weapons of mass destruction getting into “wrong hands” such repetition can be with a vengeance leading to all out destruction!

Step out of Beaten Path

What is the way forward? A new dawn cannot be by following the beaten path. A new trail blazer is necessary but that requires unity, action and certainly not working at cross purposes like now. When the darkness is at its peak, with resultant uncertainty, everyone yearns for light. But that also needs a new direction, letting go of those that divides us in every permutation and combination, leading us to pull at different directions. We are right and you are patently wrong is past; it should be - we are willing to understand you by coming half way; live and let live approach that soothes basic ego some are born with! Let go those hurt that punish us endlessly and a new dawn is born automatically – lo and behold for all to see, enjoy and savor!

Towards better Awareness

How to effect the change seamlessly to make it acceptable to all? It cannot be sudden like after a third World War that destroys most and we learn and coexist out of very basic needs licking nuclear wounds! Let it be gradual and later the data downloading will gather momentum!

Look Within: All beliefs are increasingly pointing to within us to make the progress. The kingdom of heaven is within us but we look elsewhere! We fail to recognize the spark of creation within and act on its promptings. We get carried away by outside appearance that is fleeting and deceptive. We fail to make a wise choice and end up chasing mirages. When we look within we see through others – their deceptive intent and more important who they really are, their purpose and motives.

Journey to continue: We tend to accumulate material riches and that pursuit soon becomes an end by itself. Nothing is taken beyond this blessed place – we go as we came, empty handed. Where we find ourselves depends on the goodness of our hearts and actions. So, why not do what is right all the time? If everyone tries to do that we are in heaven – all destructive intent and forces are history!

Accountability: We should take stock of our actions and the course we are taking to fine-tune them when necessary. When our agenda is for the common good of whole creation and good karma, everything falls in place.

Beyond family, country: We take a narrow view that our immediate family is what matters in an increasingly selfish world. It is taken as a zero sum game where for one to gain another has to lose! That makes us all greedy and selfish. Inclusive growth will pave way for all round progress. For that we need to look beyond family and country. The time has come for a truly inter-connected world – we are more than half way; no way can we turn the clock back!

Trustee: Let us understand who we really are – just trustees of material possessions that land on our laps. We value add and soon pass on. We also pass on the wisdom acquired through our journey here, learned mostly from our mistakes. When we hear the approaching footsteps from younger legs behind us it is time to hand over and get ready for the next lap, to run with gusto but differently cloaked!

Duality

Are we in the darkest period in history? In terms of our awareness it looks so. We refuse to change course even though we know it is a must for survival of not only us but the planet itself. The planet is under strain as everyone wants to live it up by digging up the bowels of the earth for finite resources. We also pollute like we have never done before. And then the weapons produced without a second thought. Human lives are increasingly expendable in such a scenario. We are still in the reckless game forgetting the basics that cry out for relief like hunger, poverty and rule of law. We are unable to control our destructive urges – so we are in a dark era. Earlier times, we did not know our mistakes and treated others as enemies. Now no more excuses for such! No country is an enemy – they are everywhere and in our midst too mostly! The enigma of creation is duality. The progress we make can also doom us if we do not have the wisdom to pursue the proper path.

New Dawn

What will the new dawn be? I feel it will happen through a new awareness, a human awakening and higher consciousness. Scientific progress is taking us far and wide but not much towards the inner kingdom that is now in deep slumber! We need to awaken this deep well of wisdom. Let us not be blinded any longer. Our political leaders are equally ignorant, in fact more so. They dance to the tunes of their masters – not us anyway. They have to listen to few, those in their inner circles. The needed action has to be inspired from within us and spread like a wild fire. No point in acquiring all news at out finger tips – they are the same repeated ad nauseam. The new awareness will come only when we embrace creation and recognize that there is a Supreme One that keeps our heart beating and willing to take us back – lock, stock and barrel! We have to keep moving in the right direction and not end up at each other’s throats. Then a new dawn will rise on the horizon in full splendor!


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author avatar Chris Breva
4th May 2013 (#)

Good write Siva Full of hope and optimism as always.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
5th May 2013 (#)

Thank you Marvin for your enduring support - siva

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
4th May 2013 (#)

Thank you Johnnydod for your support - siva

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author avatar Songbird B
4th May 2013 (#)

When ever I read your articles Sivar my friend, I am filled with hope that mankind may one day awaken and be as clear sighted as you always are.. You inspire with your words my friend..Blessings to you..\0/x

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
5th May 2013 (#)

Thank you Songbird. It is said when a lie is repeated it is eventually taken as the truth. So I hope when truth, kindness, acceptance, hope and love are repeated the message will spread like wildfire. My take is we are inching towards a goal of oneness. In fact, the majority knows the truth but a minority sets the agenda. We should break their evil spell! siva

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author avatar smartleo
4th May 2013 (#)

great post...

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
5th May 2013 (#)

Thank you Smartleo for your support - siva

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author avatar Retired
4th May 2013 (#)

Ditto what Songbird said, dear Sivaji...always inspirational, elevating, wise and wonderfully compassionate. Namaste and blessings, rd

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
5th May 2013 (#)

Thank you Rama-ji. Your words are ever inspirational. They make my day. Cannot wait to read your next post. Namaste - siva

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author avatar C.D. Moore
4th May 2013 (#)

Very inspiring! thankyou Siva, we need constant reminders of our potential for good.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
5th May 2013 (#)

Thank you C D Moore. The Creator has given us unlimited bounty in terms of nature and brought us here when everything is ripe for our picking. And also unlimited wisdom to pursue our journey onward, forward. Every moment is rejuvenating. It is up to us to savor and show us our gratitude - siva

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author avatar cnwriter..carolina
4th May 2013 (#)

wonder filled and pictures sublime...as you do so very well dear Siva.....blessings...

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
5th May 2013 (#)

Thank you Carolina for your kind words of support and appreciation - siva

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author avatar Mariah
5th May 2013 (#)

And may your true commitment to spreading the urgency of much need change in moving towards the path of peace and unity, ignite those sparks of flame, uniting the masses, taking us one step closer each new day towards the NEW DAWN
Wonderful Article Siva my friend.
Mariah

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
5th May 2013 (#)

Thank you dear Mariah, I too hope your words will prove prophetic. I can feel an earnest desire for change and a better dawn everywhere. It is time for a change in our mindset, consciousness, and we owe that to the vast humanity hoping against hope for a more meaningful life filled with love and compassion - siva

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author avatar Retired
6th May 2013 (#)

Wonderfully optimistic and passionate. Humanity is inherently good - just a matter of patience, faith and trust.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
6th May 2013 (#)

Thank you Denise for your kind words. Hopefully we will see a turn for the better soon so that we live as we are created to do - filled with love and compassion for one another - siva

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author avatar Retired
6th May 2013 (#)

Nice Pic with good information.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
6th May 2013 (#)

Thank you Anuprita for your visit and comments - siva

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author avatar Subra
6th May 2013 (#)

Yes Siva, the new dawn will only arise with our own awareness and awakening. Easier said than done, of course! The problem everywhere is how we go about it. Each of us has to take stock of our own limitations as well as strengths and realise that until we put aside our selfish ego, pride, jealousy, greed, lust and all the other negative traits in our behaviour, there will be no new dawn! As you have correctly said dear Siva, the initiative must come from within us for a better world. Let's see!

By the way, to see another star performance from you is indeed creditable.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
6th May 2013 (#)

Thank you Subra - we are inching towards that goal. What are we waiting for anyway? Today I read that North Korea's missiles have the potential to hit US. Of course South Korea and Japan are easy targets. If these do not bring out latent awareness I do not know what will. Thanks dear Subra for your take and encouragement - siva

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author avatar writestuff
6th May 2013 (#)

Thanks for sharing your insight. I completely concur. An African sage once told me: "The darkest hour of night is always just before a dawning.'

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
7th May 2013 (#)

Thank you Writestuff for your comment. We all know what to do but collectively we lose it and keep paying the penalty! siva

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author avatar Shirley Shuler
7th May 2013 (#)

Thank you, siva, for this insightful piece. When it gets dark and I can't see my way, I put my trust in God.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
8th May 2013 (#)

Thank You Shirley. We all need help from the One who made us see the light of the day and willing to take us back with warts and all! siva

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author avatar Delicia Powers
7th May 2013 (#)

Very powerful, thank you Siva...

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
8th May 2013 (#)

Thank you Delicia for your visit and support - siva

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author avatar Susan Jane
7th May 2013 (#)

Inspiring, beautifully written piece, Siva. Love the photos too.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
8th May 2013 (#)

So happy to read your comments Susan Jane. Your words are inspiring and kind - siva

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author avatar johnbee
8th May 2013 (#)

Good insight and well said.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
8th May 2013 (#)

Thank you Johnbee for your kind words and support - siva

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author avatar Terry Trainor
8th May 2013 (#)

Your insight and wisdom inspires the best in all of us. Thank you my dear friend.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
8th May 2013 (#)

Thanks dear Terry Your words are inspiration by themselves! Such comments make me put my best foot forward always - siva

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author avatar Kingwell
8th May 2013 (#)

Hi Siva, I too feel that we are slowly moving towards oneness. I have been reading and hearing more about it recently. Everything that we need comes from within and we must spread the word in every way possible.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
9th May 2013 (#)

Thank you Kingwell for the positive thoughts. We are expected to and let our thoughts and actions lead us to a better dawn - siva

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author avatar johnbee
9th May 2013 (#)

Thumbs up!

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
9th May 2013 (#)

Thank you Johnbee, you are indeed a dear! Your revisit means a lot to me - siva

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author avatar madugundurukmini
9th May 2013 (#)

New dawn picture is decent

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
9th May 2013 (#)

Thanks Rukmini for the appreciation - siva

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author avatar vpaulose
11th May 2013 (#)

Great post. Thank you dear Siva. I am back from India. Thank you for your concern and encouragement.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
12th May 2013 (#)

So happy to read your comments dear VP. You were indeed missed. I hope you are back to health and we will soon see you in full flow! siva

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author avatar James Sirois
16th May 2013 (#)

Bravo!! Awesome post! Everything that you have stated I can personally relate too. I too believe that a new awakening is within our grasp and that the awakening has already started. There is so much truth in your view about looking inside ourselves and banishing all that is ego driven. I believe in Mahatma energy, The I AM presence and the fact that All is One. so discouraging that we forget that. Your insight is blessed and your positive outlook, lie mine, can and will raise the vibrations of this planet. Namaste! Jim

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
17th May 2013 (#)

Thanks for your kind and uplifting words, Jim. We see only differences where we should be seeing oneness. When we should have trust, we have suspicion. That leads us to make all these horrific weapons that is just the opposite of creation. The least we can do is to enjoy the magnificence and munificence of the whole process. Our value addition is nothing compared to the destruction we bring upon increasingly without a thought for tomorrow. If we combine the essence of all religion and then understand that we are made just the same, we will find heaven right here. There are cynics still to portray such as idealism that will not work in a real world. Maybe they cannot be blamed as children are told to behave well that they do not see practiced! But the realization is already there that no system can take us forward unless we get it right and the prompt comes from within as the divine spark is inside us. Namaste - siva

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author avatar wonder
8th Jun 2013 (#)

A very modern and positive approach about breaking boundaries of ego, concrete and making it one world where everyone sings in one tune of brotherhood.A great write,siva.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
8th Jun 2013 (#)

Thank you Wonder for your support. Though we can love our beliefs it should lead to belittling others. Now some are rallying behind their Gods to take on others! We should never forget that there can be only one Creator, if at all - siva

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author avatar Waveney
23rd Jun 2013 (#)

very informative,without God things are impossible.
keep up the good writing.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
23rd Jun 2013 (#)

Thank you Waveney for your comments and support. Let us hope that we do not let the Creator down - siva

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author avatar sukkran
3rd Jul 2013 (#)

what a great post. thanks siva, for this well written, thought provoking read.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
3rd Jul 2013 (#)

Thank you Sukkran for your kind words and appreciation - siva

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