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Happy Birthday, Lord Ganesha   2 comments

Today, after work I went to my yoga class, truly looking forward to it, so I could blow out some mental garbage.  In class we were informed that today Lord Ganesha’s birthday is being observed in India (although it is tomorrow there by now).  Ganesha is seen as the remover of obstacles.  Well, I can certainly use some of that….

Anyone who has been through a divorce, especially from a person who is basically unhappy and looking for others to blame, can attest that this can create some obstacles.  Especially if there is a child involved… and the other party has trouble taking care of herself, let alone a child… and you happen to live in a community property state like California, where the aim seems to be to establish 50:50 custody as soon as humanly possible (because children are considered chattel, aka property).

To do this, the system is all too happy to ignore numerous red flags and violated court orders.  Worse, a ten year-old child is put in the position to keep an eye on his mother and to narc on her if she misbehaves.  Talk about parentifying a child, but I’m sure this won’t cause any problems later in life.

All of this sure causes some potential obstacles, to happiness, to financial stability, to raising a well-adjusted child.  Well, welcome Lord Ganesha, I could certainly use your help.

The thing one learns after practicing yoga for some time, is that these deities are not necessarily deities the way the West sees them.  Sure, many people take the Eastern gods literally, but it can just as easily reside in ourselves as an untapped potential.

So… there is an elephant in the room, but it is a good one.

Namaste,

Stephan

Free Ganesha clipart from:

http://clip-art-free-clipart.blogspot.com/search?q=ganesha

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Posted September 2, 2011 by dragonbreathpress in Fathers' Rights, Philosophy, Yoga

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