Sunday, September 14, 2008

After the dhuni rain

The sun is rising on a beautiful clear blue sky in the Heartland. We have had a day and night of heavy rain, the remains of Ike that hit Texas yesterday. We sat out yesterday afternoon under the back carport awning watching the torrent as it beat on the metal roof over our heads. Baba has thoroughly watered this place after we lit a dhuni fire Friday night!

This weekend our local Baba buddy from OKC has come out for a visit. We were going to attack a couple of caretaker maintenance type chores but mostly got “rained out”. The old house has lots of wood doors that warp and stick during humid times, the basement door needs to be changed and there is some moldy furniture in the basement that needs to be removed. Stuff.

Looking forward to two new pilgrims who are coming this week. One early in the week coming from the East coast, DC, and a second by the weekend from Washington state. Washington to Washington! Baba keeps attracting people to His place here. My friends back in Oregon keep asking, why anyone would move to Oklahoma! It just gives me a chance to tell them about Meher Baba and His Center here.

Don’t forget to write!

In Meher Baba’s Love,

Ron Lansing, Caretaker, AMBHC

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Gustav Blows through Prague and so do Baba's Pilgrims

Hi again, sorry for the absence. We have been busy, if you can imagine that in sleepy Prague, OK. Since Labor Day weekend the weather has been overcast, wet and very bluster as the remains of Gustav swirls into town. It is nice to have 70-80 degree weather in September but everything is soggy!

We had a pilgrim unexpectedly come to the Avatar Meher Baba Heartland Center early this week. We all went out to Baba's "Crash" site (she said she didn't like the word "accident" when it came to Meher Baba!). As everywhere the grass was green and soggy, the state highway guys had just mowed leaving the vase of flowers, a Baba picture and a metal cross in the culvert depression next to the driveway cut. We all sat on the grass and marveled a the "blasts" of silence in between trucks roaring by. Our pilgrim, a meditator who came out from Norman for the day, was just hearing about Meher Baba and she was quite drawn in by the feeling at the site and (it seemed to me) in awe of His spilling His blood here.

It is always such a joy and Baba blessing when He sends someone here!

Love in Him,

AMBHC caretaker