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The Spirit of the Dawn: Monday's Inspiration 24


Manatita is an esteemed author living in London, UK. He writes spiritual books, flash fiction and esoteric poetry, his favourite genre.



Merry Christmas, my hubber-friends. May you continue to enjoy a cheerful and joyful day, as well as a most promising tomorrow; one which is fruitful of Love and Light.

Every moment is new, each day is a new dawn. The melody of the lark we hear tomorrow, will be different from the one we heard yesterday. So let us go forth replenished, ever ready for the unseen. Let us march with vigour, praise, good will, gratitude and above all … Hope.

Hope, that seed of light within the soul of man; this tiny bird in flight that cannot be caged; this sensor of an unyielding Love, awaiting for the longing, we so much desire. Each daybreak is a virgin morn. Each second offers the potential for progress. If we think that tomorrow will the same as it is today, then improvement will be limited and fleeting.

Christmas, in that spirit, is a time for reflection, renewal, replenishment and a re-kindling of the inner fire, that sense of enthusiasm; of vibrancy and zest we once had. Let us give thanks and praise. A new day beckons us and a year of challenges and promises await from the unknown.


Dawn is ever anew, ever fresh. The green glades of the willow sings its melody, whispering a clarion call to all. “Come!” She says. “The old clock is gone! Father Time, like a thief in the night, comes only to steal, that is, if we are not awake, vigilant. Let us be ready, raise our sails and steer the ship to glory; to the vision of the unseen; the land of dreams.”

A season of good will is upon us, the spirit of service; of thankfulness, is nigh. We rise to the occasion, watch the sunrise through our window, and our Hearts are gladdened and thrilled. Such a wondrous feeling! Isn’t this beautiful! I hear the bells of laughter ringing in the Heart of man; the jubilant emotions of the many and my eyes are filled with tears of happiness.

Come! Come! Yon nightingale brings glad tidings to our souls. Chanting verses with the cuckoo bird, they whisper in secret of our tomorrows, lament our yesterdays and prepare for our ‘Now’s’, the sacrament of the present moment.

O Flame! So unique and worthy you are! No self-doubt, no fear, no feelings of anxiety, for there is a shimmering lustre in front of us. March forward, inward and upward… cry with joy! Throw away guilt and insecurity. Leap into the unknown!


Today I hear the songs of the God-man of Bethlehem; sweet Mary’s voice beckons anew with glad tidings of the life to come. The Saviour smiles from Heaven and I feel truly blessed. The inner Pilot reminds me of my eternal Home; this blessed sanctuary; this Golden Shore of the Beyond from which I came, became isolated and seek once more. Wait, my Lord… wait. I see Your gaze; the path to Jerusalem… Just let me close the final curtain. I’m coming Home once more.

Manatita, The Lantern Carrier. 25th December, 2017.

Silent Night

A Dedication to my Hubber Friends for my 500th Hub

To Dora, Surabhi, Nellieanna, William D Holland, Shauna, Deb Hirt, Marlene B, Ruby, Linda Lum, Linda Crampton, Nikki Khan, Miz, Bronwen, Gypsy Rose Lee, Ann, Venkatachari, Mary Craig, R.I. P., Mary, Rochelle, Frank Atanacio, Chitrangada, shanmarie, Alicia, Audrey Howett, Bluebird, Patricia, Al, Whonunu, ,Deergha, CrisSp, Victor Kwok, Harishprasad, Ioannis, Doris Dancy, Genna, Nadine, Jodah, Gina,Phyllis, Faith Reaper, Jamie and family, and Vocal Coach, Emge, Chris Mills, Rajan Jolly,ThreeKeys, Sulabha, shanmarie, Midget and Astra Nomik, Eiddwen and S Williams, Ashish, Al, Dana Tate, and Paula (fpherj48) who has engaged with my poems and supported me wholeheartedly.

To Dabby Liric, Missy, Verlie Burroughs, Ajodo, Chris Mills, Peggy Woods, Robin Correti, Auroro, Brian, Nadine, ahorseback, inspired heart, Swalia, wordswithlove, vellur, Sakshi, Hari, Desmond, Reynold, michelle (midget38), RJ Schwartz, Vasantha, kwake, Saqib6608 and more recent friends ...

To: Jo, Minnetonka Twin, Graceinus, Susette, Walter Poon, Peach Purple, Kenneth, Nell Rose, Ruchira and Eric Dierker, , and DDE, Abailijah and Ps Traubie, Wayne Barrett and Rabadi, Sujaya, ahorseback, Inspired Heart, Kevin, Shampa and Flourish Anyway, Taiwokareem, Rod Martin, the lyric writer, snakeshade, anushka, … and every one who have supported me here on Hub Pages. Some names I do not recall. Too many, sorry.

Wisdom-quotes from Sri Chinmoy


Wise quote

"See the land her Easter keeping,

Rises as her Maker rose.

Seeds, so long in darkness sleeping,

Burst at last from winter snows.

Earth with heaven above rejoices." - Charles Kingsley

Sri Chinmoy Quote



© 2017 manatita44


manatita44 (author) from london on January 26, 2018:

Thank you, Isabella.

I'm working on some computer problems and with luck should be fully operational by weekend. I believe you also sent me some fan mail. Did you? Thank you so much!!!

Joan J Bell from Texas on January 25, 2018:

Manatita as always I love your work and am glad to be back on Hubpages and to get to see what you've been writing. As always you never fail to impress.


manatita44 (author) from london on December 29, 2017:

Happy New Year, Frank.

I try ... I try.

With very best wishes of Love to you and yours. Much Gratitude... much!

Frank Atanacio from Shelton on December 29, 2017:

Love the the spirit of the dawn.. you sir are a true poet

manatita44 (author) from london on December 29, 2017:

Thank you.

Have a happy festive season and Happy New Year!

vasantha T k on December 29, 2017:

Congratulations, manatita for completing 500 hubs. With best wishes!!

manatita44 (author) from london on December 27, 2017:

Thanks Nikki.

My Love to you and the young one. May you inner beauty continue to shine and I wish you a very loving and healthy 2018.

manatita44 (author) from london on December 27, 2017:

Thanks Nikki.

My Love to you and the young one. May you inner beauty continue to shine and I wish you a very loving and healthy 2018.

manatita44 (author) from london on December 27, 2017:

Thanks Nikki.

My Love to you and the young one. May you inner beauty continue to shine and I wish you a very loving and healthy 2018.

manatita44 (author) from london on December 27, 2017:

Thanks Nikki.

My Love to you and the young one. May you inner beauty continue to shine and I wish you a very loving and healthy 2018.

manatita44 (author) from london on December 27, 2017:

Thank you Dee.

Seasons greetings!

Yes, sometimes I write the prose that way. Thank you so much. I wish you a very wonderful 2018 and a life of continued health and happiness.

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on December 27, 2017:

Even your prose is exceptionally poetic! Hope you enjoyed the blessings of the season. Looking forward to a New Year of joy and inspiration from you and with you.

Nikki Khan from London on December 27, 2017:

Thanks Manatita for sharing this amazing hub on special occasion of Christmas and for writing my name in.

Congratulations on your 500th article.May God Bless you more in 2018 to write more beautiful articles.

Many Blessings.

manatita44 (author) from london on December 26, 2017:

Thank you, my Dear Linda.

Wishing you the very best yourself. May you and those whom you love, enjoy a life of beauty, health and an ever-increasing Consciousness, for 2018 and beyond. Om Shanti!

Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on December 26, 2017:

This is an inspirational article, Manatita. Thank you very much for sharing it and for the lovely dedication. Congratulations on your 500th hub! I hope you have a happy new year and a great 2018.

manatita44 (author) from london on December 26, 2017:

Very true, my brother. Thank you so much!!

MG Singh emge from Singapore on December 25, 2017:

Christmas is a good time to introspect. It's a gay period and reminds that life is worth living.

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