I am not a religious person, and yet I went to a nearby temple in a jest to offer prayers. I lit three joss sticks and bowed in prayers for the first thing that came to my mind, my sensei’s health, for peace and for Singapore’s peace. It was a quick no hassle affair throughout, but i left with a sense of serenity that i cannot explain. i was calmer that day, and i didn’t scream at my kids that much that evening.
I shared this recently with Harry sensei and he explained that it was my guardian angel that guided me towards this experience. He explained that our ancestors acts as our guardian angels and gives us hints and cues to protect us from dangers.
Our guardian angels are always with us, and it is up to us to listen to them, or not. Sometimes things happen for a reason and sometimes it doesn’t. Sometimes, seemingly unfair outcome in fact turns out to be a silver lining. these are reasons we cannot explain, or justify logically.
Admittedly i hadn’t been much of a believer in such mumbo jumbo, but as i grow older, these issues which seems to be utterly rubbish to me the the past is beginning to open up to me at a whole new level. I had a mantra before, which i couldn’t be so sure now ,”I have to see it, to believe it.” I also cannot pin point a specific event that changed me, it just seem to happen, spontaneuosly.
Harry sensei asked me to make a tablet (no, not the tablet PC kinda tablet) to honor my ancestors, as I told him i don’t have anything of such at home, my house is pretty much religious free. Having a tablet like this will ensure that my ancestors can continue to bless me, and protect me from harm.
I don’t really have much of an idea about that as my experiences towards this area is still considered in its infancy. However, i cannot discount the advise given to me by a 72 year old man, who have seen a hell lot of things in his life time.