The Three Beautiful Angels Inside

Written by Gede Prama

From a beginners’ point of view, the human body contains plenty of dirty things. A view which is worthy of respect. Nevertheless, once the soul is full of light, one can understand not through a debate, but through accomplishment, that the human body contains plenty of beautiful Light. Moreover, not a few beautiful angels are hiding there. And this kind of angels is more powerful to rescue us than the angels from the unseen world. Of course, that is only if a person is smart and skilful enough to read the sacred messages from within.

The first beautiful angel who often saves countless people is the feeling of fatigue, restlessness and anxiety. Sadly, not a few people had misread this kind of angel and then run to drugs and other harmful things, when in fact this kind of beautiful angel is actually whispering softly and convincingly: “Take a step towards the old home of balance”. Concretely, the feeling of fatigue, restlessness and anxiety are actually signs that a person has grown away too far from her soul’s old home called balance. As such, if you are visited by this type of beautiful angel, please quickly take a step towards balance.

If being in a crowd feels very burning inside, find a solitude that is full of acceptance, so that your soul can bloom. If your soul feels dry because you’ve put too much importance on yourself, find other God’s creation around you to love. From dry grass, skinny cats, little children who need loving eyes, or lonely elders who need someone to listen. Suppose you feel weary in the material world, quickly learn spirituality. At least by living your daily life in the path of sincere service to others. Staring at others with eyes full of acceptance, listening sincerely to others, and sharing a smile are some available options.

The second beautiful angel who has often been misinterpreted is when you become prone to anger in your daily life. Some people call it a sin, some others try to scare you of going to hell; while in fact, such phenomenon is actually trying to tell us that there is a darkness inside that longs for the presence of Light. Suppose you often get angry to a subordinate such as your maid. It is actually an invitation to bring your expectations closer to reality. As your expectation gets closer to reality, the seeds of inner peace will easily bloom beautifully. Anger towards the persons close to us, such as our children, is another story. It is a feedback for us to perfect our soul’s wing called sincerity.

Some people are angry because they have very deep soul wounds. If this is the case, quickly learn to forgive. Start by forgiving yourself first. Then, expand it towards forgiving others who have hurt you. Back then, this was only a story in holy scriptures. Nowadays, the importance of forgiving can already be proven through the use of EEG brainwave measuring machine. In short, without forgiving, no soul will experience growth. As a practical step, if both parties are still burning with anger, it suffices to forgive in the realm of prayers. If you no longer feel burning inside, but the other party is still burning with anger, the most beautiful path here is to share a smile. If both parties are no longer burning with anger, learn to forgive in actions. At the very least, by never speaking ill of the person who have hurt you.

The third beautiful angel who is often rejected by everyone, even though it actually carries the deepest spiritual lesson, is called suffering. It can be chronic diseases such as cancer, being left behind by people whom you love so much, or being betrayed by close ones whom you have loved for a very long time. If that happens, learn to transform the suffering into a path towards peace. As has often been shared, there is a spiritual message behind a disease. As long as the person embraces the abstinence related to the disease, not only the disease will not kill, even more, it can also help a person to grow. A friend who had been affected by hepatitis B at a young age opened up many spiritual secrets behind hepatitis B.

The abstinence against alcohol and caution against cholesterol intake have helped this friend grow very fast on the path of meditation. This is especially because a body free from alcohol for decades makes it easier for the mind to concentrate, and cholesterol level that has consistently been maintained makes the body’s organs grow much healthier. This is a real example that a disease does not kill, but it helps the soul to grow instead. Further, the deeper spiritual message is that, if hepatitis B were not cured, it could ultimately lead to liver (heart) cancer. Reading this message, such friend learned to develop a beautiful heart. After a while, he not only illuminates his own soul, but also illuminates many human souls here and there.

As another example, there is a friend whose sole had hardened for quite a long time. Initially, it brought him a message to be careful in taking a step in life. Indeed, after several years, this hardening of sole had saved this friend and made him healthy. Afterwards, this disease further tells about the importance of being more connected with the energy of the earth which is full of love. The energy which transforms garbage into beautiful flowers. From here, such friend learned gardening. From planting grass, watering plants, being in touch with the soil, to being thankful with the blooming of every beautiful flowers everywhere. After decades of gardening, this friend has seen the growth of his soul from the garden.

In the beginning, he used to like the type of garden full of green. It is a sign of the soul that had begun to be tranquil inside. After a while, he prefers a garden filled with pink which represents loving kindness. It means that the tranquillity inside had started to bloom beautifully in the form of a longing of the soul to share love. After this calling to share loving kindness has been practiced for a long time, there, a deeper secret has been revealed. There is a circle of perfection in this realm. Garbage turns into beautiful flowers. Beautiful flowers wither into garbage. Young leaf represents birth; dry leaf represents death. Everything revolves around the same circle of perfection.

Borrowing a message from an old sacred book: “Summer does not reduce the amount of water in nature. Rainy season does not add the amount of water in nature”. Just as beautiful flowers and garbage, neither insults nor praise, and neither grief nor joy will decrease or increase anything. Anyone who can understand this through accomplishment, not through reading nor through a debate, there he will understand that as long as one is smart and skilful enough to conclude, even a disease can guide the soul towards enlightenment. As the sign, from the beginning of no beginning, to the end of no ending, everything represents the same dance of perfection. And the path that brings a person here is the most beautiful inner angel called suffering.

Author: Guruji Gede Prama
Photo courtesy: Pinterest
Translated By: Family Compassion

About the author

Gede Prama

Gede Prama started his spiritual journey through a dialogue with his symbolic Guru in a village at the north of Bali. The journey is then being enriched with his experiences of studying abroad, his meetings with the world greatest spiritual Gurus: His Holiness Dalai Lama, The Venerable Thich Nhat Hanh, as well as Professor Karen Armstrong; and also being deepened by his intense meditation practices.

Despite the fact that he was once a CEO of a large corporation with thousand of employees, and was traveling abroad frequently for the purpose of teaching, yet, being deeply moved by the Bali bombing incident in 2002, he then decided to leave everything and went back to his home island.
He has never leave Bali for the past few years. In fact, he rarely leaves the silence of the forest where he lives, except for the purpose of teaching at the sacred sites within Bali.

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