#spiritualguides , we all have one or more than one, and they can introduce themselves in many unexpected way, or via specific spiritual practices aimed to meet them such as #shamanicjourney to the upper world or even during #meditation .
Several years ago, before leaving my native country to move to UK, I found via shamanic journeying one of my #spiritualguide , who appeared to me as a cartoon-like child dressed as a monk with a big smile, a dot in its fronthead and a vibrant joyful nature. As Dianic Priestess devoted to an only-female spiritual path, I was very surprised of meeting this character as I was expecting to find one of the many #goddesses part of my #spiritual practice. Instead I had no idea of who this guide was and if it really existed, till I started doing some researching based on what I saw. So I discovered its name, identity and its gifts, which were just what I needed.
Recently it came back to me to remind me of its presence and teachings, in a moment of deep life changing, fears and healing I am going through, and despite the confusion and overwhelming emotions and circumstances acknowledging that the #divine , in all its different form, is always talking to us, made my heart filled with #gratitude .
This sweet spiritual guide is commonly known as #Jizo and it is a #Bodhisattva . Its name mean “Earth Treasure” or “Womb of the Earth”. It arrived in Japan with #Buddhism in the eighth century from its original form coming from India known as #Ksitigarbha (meaning Earth Matrix), a young and devout Brahmin girl named “Sacred Girl” or “Holy Girl” who made the vow of postponing enlightenment and remain on earth till everyone will be saved, and She continued with Her vow even when She arrived in Japan and was transformed into Jizo, becoming the protector of children, #women , travellers (especially the ones at important life crossroads who may be facing great challenges) and anyone who feels pain, as Its sacred purpose is to relieve suffering. Jizo may be petitioned for fertility, healing, to grant wishes or for protection against evil... [continue to read at: https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=2023746781199164&id=100006915859107]
🙏❤ If you are interested in the thought of Ramana Maharshi you can follow me on my profile facebook : Alessandro Longi❤There is "you" and "he". If through the search for the truth of "I", "I" ceases, you will cease "you" and "he" and shine like the One. This is the natural state of one's being.🙏Asking "Who am I?" Inside the mind, and reaching the heart, the self collapses. At the same time the true "I" appears (like "I" "I"), and although it manifests itself as "I" it is not the ego, but the true being.❤Silence is unmistakable eloquence, the state of grace rising from within.❤Primary substance whose essence is the silence that I am.❤Your duty is to be: and not to be this or that.❤Ramana Maharshi❤🙏💙🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏
💙Se sei interessato al pensiero di Ramana Maharshi puoi seguirmi sul mio profilo facebook : Alessandro Longi🙏Esistendo l’ “io” esiste anche “tu” ed “egli”. Se attraverso la ricerca della verita’ dell’ “io”, l’ “io” cessa, cesseranno anche “tu” ed “egli” e brilleranno come l’Uno. Questo è lo stato naturale del proprio essere.💙Domandando “Chi sono io?” dentro la mente, e raggiungendo il cuore, l’ io crolla. Contemporaneamente il vero “io” appare (come “io” “io”), e che, benché si manifesti come “io”, è non l’ego, bensì il vero essere. 🙏Il silenzio è ľ impareggiabile eloquenza, lo stato di grazia che sorge dalľ interno💙La sostanza primordiale la cui essenza è il silenzio quello sono io🙏Il tuo dovere è quello di essere : e non di essere questo o quello.💙Ramana Maharshi