Winter's Embrace: A Journey Within

December 12, 2023

Vahiguru ji ka Khalsa, Vahiguru ji ki Fatih!

In the tranquil month of Poh (mid-Dec - mid-Jan), as frost blankets the earth, it seems as if the external natural surroundings have collectively paused. Guru Nanak Sahib, in Barah Maha embodying the seeker's role, that of a human-bride, addresses IkOankar (Divine-Husband, Spouse) with profound intimacy:

In the month of Poh, frost falls, drying the forest, grass, and sap.
The human-bride pleads, why don’t You come and dwell in my mind, body, and mouth?

In the quietness of winter's embrace, a dual reflection unfolds — one on the external stillness, the other on the inner sanctuary of love.

Mirroring the stillness within, the once vibrant surroundings now stand frozen.
As we contemplate nature's pause, questions arise:
Can we reflect the stillness within?
Can we become seekers akin to a human-bride and address the Divine-Husband? Will this outer-world pause affect the ceaseless flow of love within?
Will the Beloved's messages also cease?

We, the seeker, pause.
We, the seeker, reflect.
We, the seeker, yearn.

Amid extreme winter's dark, cold serenity, an inward journey commences.

Listening deeply to the Sabad (Infinite Wisdom), the seeker seeks solace in the Love emanating from the Wisdom-Guru. Not externally, but within, the seeker implores the Beloved to reveal itself.

The seeker feels warm with Love and Remembrance for the Beloved.
The seeker knows the Beloved very well in this quietness — for they are friends.

Love drips.
Consciousness rises.
Remembrance permeates the mind, body, and tongue.
The seeker finds assurance — that all will be okay.

In the serene hibernation of winter, may we yearn to become seekers.

May we long to find solace in the timeless embrace of Love.
May the Wisdom-Guru be with us!

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