birthday blog 2015
Birthday Blog 2015

The Innocence of the Newborn

When I look at a newborn baby I see a
purity and innocence that moves me deeply.

I try and remember that I too once
had those same qualities.

Sometimes in moments of deep meditation
or in focused contemplation I can feel
the edges of that state of being.

I think we can also touch it when we are
being freely creative,
in moments of uninhibited play
or deeply connected love making.

My 5 Year Old Best Friend

Yesterday my 5 and a half year old niece came to visit.
The two of us are best friends.

I was fortunate enough to hold her in my arms
when she was just 5 hours old.
Our close relationship began at that moment
as I told her how wonderful she was and she told me the same.

When I held her in my arms at that moment
I explained to her that the world is a difficult place.
There are many obstacles she will have to face
and many people will tell her she’s not good enough.

She Has Infinite Wisdom

I said that I could see the infinite wisdom of
the universe in her eyes and that she should
do her best to always keep that powerful energy alive in her.

I also told her that I saw the pure love in her heart.
Holding her in my arms her love flowed into me
and I could feel myself being nourished and healed by it.

The Newborn’s Message of Love to Me

I’m very fortunate that I speak baby
so I was able to hear and understand her when she responded.

She said to me:

“Uncle Vivek you have the same
wisdom and love inside of you.
You have lost touch with
a big chunk of it and
now your job is to reclaim it.”

We made a pact in that moment
that I would help her preserve her light
and she would help me find my own.

A Pact of Love with My Daughter

I made the same pact with
my daughter when she was born.

I can still remember looking into her eyes
as she popped out, umbilical cord still attached.
We had a moment of true recognition.
Seeing the beauty and inner perfection in each other.

My daughter is 18 years old now
and we continue to have that same recognition
and the same mutual support and love.

I still help to protect her light
and she still helps me to find my own.

Back to my niece though.

A Ritual of Love

One thing I have always done with her is
whenever I see her I hold her in my arms
and I say to her:

“I love you my darling.
You are beautiful and smart
and special and wise
and creative and intelligent
and fun and funny.
You are wonderful in every way.
You are so precious to me
and I love everything about you.”

I have been repeating the same message to her
(including variations)
every time I see her for the past five and a half years.

She Drinks In the Affirmations Deeply

Every time I do she buries her face in my neck,
becomes very still and listens intently.
I can feel she is absorbing this deeply.
Both the words and the emotion behind it
go into her and help her to remember.

Yesterday was no exception.
When she came over she jumped into my arms
and I gave her my message of love and admiration.

When the moment was over she pulled back,
looked into my eyes and said:

“You always say that to me.”

It was like she made a connection to the past
and was asking for some kind of confirmation.

I simply looked at her and said “because it’s true.”

That seemed to satisfy her and she went on her way
to play with her cousin and her brothers.

Messages of Love to Myself

As I enter my 48th year of embodied existence upon this planet
I feel like I should be saying these things to myself as well:

“I love you my darling.
You are beautiful and smart
and special and wise
and creative and intelligent
and fun and funny.
You are wonderful in every way.
You are so precious to me
and I love everything about you.”

Revealing My Inner Light Brings Joy And Fulfillment

The more I can reveal the inner light
that was my whole being when I was a newborn
and bring it into conscious awareness as an adult,
the more I believe I will experience
joy and fulfillment in my life
and also the more I will be effective at
spreading love and healing in the world.

I invite you to join me in saying
this message of love to yourself.

Create your own version that resonates with you
and perhaps say it to yourself once a day
while looking into your eyes in the mirror.

We can almost think of this as
digging through the layers of fear, anger,
wounds and pain to find the light at our centre.

The more we repeat this the more we will believe it
and the more our authentic selves will rise to the surface.

Birthday Blog 2015

11 thoughts on “Birthday Blog 2015

  • December 27, 2015 at 8:31 pm
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    “I love you my darling.
    You are beautiful and smart
    and special and wise
    and creative and intelligent
    and fun and funny.
    You are loving, and caring,
    and soft, and gentle and kind,
    You are powerful and brilliant.
    You are wonderful in every way.
    You are so precious to me
    and I love everything about you.”

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  • December 27, 2015 at 11:33 pm
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    Absolutely beautiful, Vivek. You speak Truth with a joyful heart. What a lovely gift you are to your niece and your daughter, to all children and to the world.
    Light and love to you,
    Gina

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    • December 28, 2015 at 2:06 am
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      Thank you for the lovely words my friend. It means a lot.

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  • December 28, 2015 at 10:20 am
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    Vivek. You are an inspiration to all and to me. There was a reason we met again! And I say to YOU…
    “I love you my darling
    You are beautiful and smart
    and special and wise
    and creative and intelligent
    and fun and funny.
    You are loving, and caring,
    and soft, and gentle and kind,
    You are powerful and brilliant.
    You are wonderful in every way.
    You are so precious to me
    and I love everything about you.”
    And will do so to me too!! :). With love xox

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  • December 28, 2015 at 9:38 pm
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    Tears. Thank you Vivek.

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