The awakening.

Socrates was put to death simply because he dared to voice his unique thoughts . A few hundred years ago, you would be called insane if you were to say that in the future, it would be possible to land on the moon.

Today we live in the age of instant gratification, and scientific proof. Yet, one area which science fails to answer is “Life after death”. There are countless studies and countless controversies involving this.

Before my dad died, I was very influenced by Dr.Brian Weiss. Believing what he wrote, made death so acceptable. I have read all his books and practiced the techniques that he outlined and was stunned at the results.

Yet, after my dad’s death, uncertainty about what seemed clear earlier, has crept in. It is just like a how a dream has a way of fading away as the day progresses and later it appears more and more unreal. As soon as you wake up, it is still fresh, and it feels like it really happened.

The painting above (called ‘The awakening’) which I completed yesterday, is a tribute to my dad. It shows an individual or a soul, rising towards ‘enlightenment’, perhaps after release from a constricting physical body.(what we call death) It essentially depicts a ‘free soul’.

I picked up The book “Only love is real” by Brian Weiss, again last evening and read the first chapter.It was too beautiful to not share.

Chapter 1

Know, therefore ,that from the greater silence I shall return...Forget not that I shall come back to you...A little while, a moment of rest upon the wind, and another woman shall bear me.
---Kahlil Gibran

There is someone special for everyone.Often there are two or three or even four.They come from different generations.They travel across oceans of time and depths of heavenly dimensions to be with you again.They come from the other side, from heaven.They look different but your heart knows them.You heart has held them in arms like yours, in the moon filled deserts of Egypt and the ancient plains of Mongolia.You have ridden together in the armies of forgotten warrior-generals, and you have lived together in the sand-covered caves of the Ancient ones. You are bonded together throughout eternity, and you will never be alone.
Your head may interfere: "I do not know you." Your heart knows.
He takes your hand for the first time, and the memory of his touch transcends time and sends a jolt through every atom of your being.She looks into your eyes,and you see a soul companion across centuries.Your stomach turns upside down.your arms are gooseflesh.Everything outside this moment loses its importance.
He may not recognise you,even though you have finally met again,even though you know him. You can feel the bond.You can see the potential,the future.But he does not.His fears,his intellect,his problems keep a veil over his heart's eyes.He does not let you help him sweep the veil aside.You mourn and grieve,and he moves on.Destiny can be so delicate.

When both recognise each other,no volcano could erupt with more passion.The energy released is tremendous.

Soul recogniton may be immediate.A sudden feeling of familiarity,of knowing this person at depths, beyond what the conscious mind could know.At depths usually reserved for the most intimate family members.Or even deeper than that.Intutively knowing what to say, how they will react.A feeling of safety and a trust far greater than could be earned in only one day or one week or one month.

Soul recognition may be subtle and slow.A dawning of awareness as the veil is gently lifted.Not everyone is ready to see right away.There is a timing at work and patience may be necessary for the one who sees first.

You may be awakened to the presence of your soul companion by a look, dream,a memory ,a feeling.You may be awakened by the touch of his hands or the kiss of her lips, and your soul is jolted back to life.

The touch that awakens may be that of your child, of a parent,a sibling or a true friend.Or it may be your beloved,reaching across the centuries, to kiss you once again and to remind you that you are together always, to the end of time.


  1. Chitram nannayitundu.
    Kayyile pookal entine signify cheyunnu?

  2. Jeevithathile nalle karmangale aano
    aa pookkal signify cheyunnathu

  3. Deepak, Abhiprayamgalku nanni!
    Hindu mathathil taamara, 'purity'de prateekam aanu.Athinal ee chitram, athmavu uyirna lakshyamgalileku ettunathine prateekarikyunnu.

  4. That is a beautiful concept and I couldn't possibly add to it in any way. It makes sense of why you instantly feel more at home with some people on meeting them for the first time than with others you have known much longer.

    Your artwork is wonderful as always and captures your intended meaning beautifully.

  5. was reading regarding regression and going into the past life yesterday. It does worry you when you think about it. However one thing Brian weiss does is to make you less afraid of death though not totally.

  6. bob-Kat :thank you.Yes, it is true that with some we connect instantly and some we feel repelled for no logical reason.But who know what it is! Who has done research to 'prove' feelings?

    Satish:Why does it worry you? Also, it is not really 'proven beyond doubt'.For every believer there will be a skeptic.

  7. Nice work yaar. I feel to follow the entire lesson.
    Good luck.

  8. wow wat a beautiful concept..
    As u know i too have been thinking abt life after death n reading on it.. this has lead me to a new opening.. thanks to u..

  9. My heart jumped when I read this Preeti..something is right here.Will need to re read and think.

    I like your painting. So true..don't you feel as if you are so much bigger than your body..sometimes like a firework contained and ready to explode?..

  10. Wow, beautiful and powerful!
    I think I like Brian Weiss after all! But loss makes us doubt every single think we might have believed in. It turns us upside down and it'll take some time to get back to some of the things we were before.

  11. Payal: Thank you.I presume you mean that you want to read the entire book.(who am I to give lessons!!) Read it--its worth it.

    Diyadear: yes--it does open your mind to a possibility one never even considered.

    Niall:Always appreciate your comments.Yes, I do agree with you.I felt the same way when i read it the first time--like an 'awakening'

    Devil mood:Maybe you are right.May be i'm just still too blinded by grief, and it will clear slowly.

  12. hi there, hopped over from deepak;s....thanks for sharing:D i love the poem by khalil gibran

  13. Wow, you really made me think. I hope I can recognize my soul someday.

  14. Linalani: The pleasure was mine!Thanks for dropping by.

    Katherine: :)Mostly i try to find myself.Soul seems a far cry--but hey,whom am I to deny!

  15. Anonymous1:01 AM

    I'm one of the skeptics, albeit a new one. But take makes life that bit more precious and every person a little bit more special.
    In just a few years we will be gone, and a few more will be forgotten.
    There is so little time to leave our footprint on this speck of life we call the Earth.

    Loving the painting as ever.

  16. Freelance :thanks for the compliments about the painting.I dont know about leaving foot prints--if we walk meaningfully, i guess it's half the battle won.

  17. Yes I agree with the thought that soul recognition may be instant or may be a gradual process...

    But .. I also feel that getting to understand and more importantly "living" the full existence of your soul mate is a gradual and enriching experience which helps you often recognize true reason for your own existence.

    The journey and the process of realization is more colorful and meaningful and can bring you to peace with yourself and life as a whole...

    Great piece of article.. thanks for sharing it Preeti..

    And fabulous painting ... sometimes words fall short and it is in visual representation that we can capture the real depth of a thought and feeling ... and you seem to have been able to do that in your work ..

    God bless

  18. Vinny:Thank you! I really dont know about soul recognition and stuff.It just feels very nice to believe it--because you feel it, and it semms true.The key word here is 'seems'.
    Who knows what the truth is.I wonder.


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