I was watching the rain outside my window, the light from my oil lamp dancing on the walls. The stillness of the morning penetrated me to the core. My mind was calm as I looked at a picture of my spiritual Master on my altar in the room where I meditate. His framed photo decorated with fir boughs for the winter season. He was smiling at me, His eyes glittering, I felt His Divine energy flowing from the image and filling the room.