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OPEN LOTUS by Jennieke Janaki


I wrote this poem to encourage the feeling of giving oneself completely and without fear…

By opening oneself as we women are intended to, we make sure that we flower, and thus express the highest potential of love and wisdom. 

Only when we have the courage to open all the way, can we receive the full spectrum of the Truth. We as women have the innate capacity of surrender to become the vessel of Divine Will.
Photography by Lisa Saraswati Cawley

Open Lotus

My beautiful blossoming flower
Your colors magnificent
A delicate perfume
You are an exquisite artist
Your ability to shine is enlightening
When your petals open in the early morning
Still covered with fresh raindrops
Fragile and so vulnerable
I will take care of you
In your openness
Full of wisdom
Strong and fertile
I unite with my blossoming Soul
Be the pure Lotus flower
That I made you to be
I will shower you with all my Divine Virtues.
~
Photography by Lisa Saraswati Cawley


Jennieke Janaki was born in the Netherlands. She traveled the world as a model from 1984 - 1996. Jennieke took her first yoga class in 1989 in the Munich Sivananda Ashram. She recalls this experience as " a final homecoming". She founded Sharanam Yoga in 2006: an Integral Sivananda Yoga to balance, purify and heal. Its mission is "Healing through Surrender". She liked to write poems as a child and felt the urge to express her feelings again around 2005, which resulted in the publication of "Divine Sweetness". This poetry book is an expression of her seeking lasting love in the becoming One. In this book , Jennieke shares her intimate photographs, poems, and watercolor drawings, which she made during her travels as a model, yogini, and mother. Currently she lives happily with her two daughters, Cloe and Serena , in Miami Beach. Sharing her love for yoga , spiritual enlightenment through the classes she teaches with Adults and Kids. She truly feels that everyday is an opportunity to realize oneself and enjoy oneself on the path of finding the sanctuary within, where peace and joy are waiting to be experienced: “These Divine Virtues are our Birthright. Join me on the path to Happiness. Namaste, we are One.” You may visit her blog here, or connect with her on Facebook. 

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  1. Harmonizing one's will with that of the Divine will has always been a favorite subject of mine, dear Jennieke. Thank you for sharing your vision of that here, and welcome! :)) I loved seeing the yogic metaphor of equating the soul with a lotus in its various stages of opening appear in your poem. I especially liked these lines: "Fragile and so vulnerable, I will take care of you In your openness." Such a comforting reassurance from the Divine! I look forward to reading more of your poems in the future.

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