I have fallen sick many times in life,
So also, I have hurt myself many times.
As a dancer, there is always some kind
Of physical ailment or pain,
A muscle pull, a sprain,
Aches or even accidents.
Each time, I battled with it bravely,
Purely through my faith in God,
Or you may call it ‘Absolute Trust'
In the Universal Life Force to be healed!
Over the past years,
After a few days of medicines,
Rest and reassurance from my family,
I would be up and about happily,
With my daily chores,
Dancing and singing,
Talking and laughing,
Like as if nothing ever happened,
Like as if I was never sick,
That Life is meant only to be beautiful!
This Year 2022, there was a wave of change,
Everything changed right from January onwards,
'Omicron - ‘Covid Virus' attacked like a storm
Into the city of Mumbai, where I lived.
My family was afflicted with this virus, so terrible.
Just when we thought we had recovered in February,
I had a relapse that affected my lungs.
I coughed, coughed the whole day,
Till I could not bear it anymore.
The worst happened when I could not talk at all!
Though I felt hopeless and exhausted,
And as I could not talk at all,
My faith in God and the healing powers
Of the cosmos remained unshaken!
I began painting the symbol of 'Aum'
The ‘Cosmic Sound' of the Universe,
Followed by drawing the figure of Sri Ganapati
Elephant headed God - worshipped by millions in India.
I was not experienced in drawing at all,
But I painted with courage and faith!
As I completed around twenty five paintings
Of both ‘Aum' and ‘ Sri Ganapati',
My cough began to reduce considerably.
My voice is back, I am now able to talk!
It took eight months to heal.
I attribute my cure to silent meditation
On God and His immense power,
Concentrating on art work,
Of absolute faith and trust,
On the healing heart of the universe!
This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.I would like to translate this poem