Change…

More and more, I see that people are becoming eager to find out the “truth”……….they are consciously walking away from settled and conditioned beliefs of life. I have to but believe that the new wave of consciousness is gaining momentum, why else would the ‘Search’ become so “Alive”……..

It’s been a while since I have written anything and I wish I can attribute that to my travelling, schedule etc but I cannot….why? Because my head is also going through “Search” and I am as caught up in this entire energy vortex as the next person. I can only imagine someone’s fear and apprehension who is clueless about the energies swirling around us currently ……however is riding these waves of consciousness and energy.

There comes a time in life when we are absolutely amazed at how the seemingly unassuming events and situations can turn into blind turns and twists…..when the sanctuary becomes a confined space and the assumed and accepted version of life seems to be getting a make-over. It is about change and growth………..events, people and situations which never had any importance in our lives suddenly generate a magnetic pull and we find ourselves at cross roads…..doubting our very cores. It feels like all we have ever been, ever wanted is being overhauled completely by what we are feeling now…..as if an invisible force field around us is pushing us from within and around.

What do we trust and who do we trust becomes a perennial question invading the mind, heart and soul…silently shattering the silence…….to add to that we are also clueless as to where to go…how to go about it. It is true that no one is born with the rule book of Life…”Free Flow” is after all the very essence of Life however all through Life…as we continue to Live….we create certain “guidelines” if you will; in this moment where everything seems to be shifting and changing or being deconstructed…..it feels like “Something” is firmly kickin’ the derriere of the precious “guidelines” that we so lovingly and religiously created as a safe haven for when thoughts or situations run amok.

From an energy stand point, this seems to be the period where all things old and worn out need to be released and the path cleared for the new to make its way in, it marks the end of a 26000 year cycle on Planet Earth. One can argue that this seems easier said than done and I say they would win hands down. Although we have beautiful things to say about change, there isn’t a short cut to actually accept change…….we have to go through the entire process and it is imperative that we do so because only then we know exactly what we are leaving behind and for what reasons. The reason I write about this today isn’t because I can prescribe a way to go about it without being affected in the bargain, it is on the contrary infact…. what I want to say is that while this entire process can be painful….excruciating even…it is the only way to go. When we connect to this energy reality where we know that we have to move out of this space which although familiar does not feel comfortable anymore. If we want to be truthful to ourselves, then no matter how hard the journey is, the only thing that can bring us closer to ourselves and stop that feeling of restlessness is to move on. It is without a shadow of doubt easier to stay in our comfort zones and feel incomplete than gather courage to tread through the unknown waters….unexplored territories…..unchartered course of lands…………easier “yes”…fulfilling “no”

This too shall pass…no matter how hard it feels right now……if you keep going on and listening to that inner voice of yours…..the light will guide you and will take you to a place where you can be true to yourself and feel fulfilled. If it is any comfort, I know that we are not alone on this Journey of Change and Expansion…the whole planet is experiencing this…every moment of every day and that once we take a step…the next step appears!!!

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New Wave of Consciousness

It has been a while since I have written, a lot of that can be attributed to actual travelling or travel planning. This post is dedicated to the current energies……………. of late  I have been seeing that a lot of people are actually starting to look at aspects of our being which do not necessarily fall under the category of acceptable or logical or well “normal” even. So needless to say I truly believe that the shift is now happening at a far greater magnitude and more and more people are “wakin-up”.

It gives me unspeakable joy to see this phenomenon; I firmly believe that the collective consciousness of the human kind is In-For-A-Spin ……well! it has been for a while now. Although I have been doing research into this and meeting people who have been riding this new wave of consciousness for varying lengths of time (Time and Space being relative), I am coming across more and more people who although are very new to this are keen to understand (Finally!!!) what “Energy” is and how it governs every aspect of our being and world……. How their life is but a reflection of the energy they resonate with and project outwards. Every thought -thought and every word spoken carries a unique energy pattern…code if you will which attracts events and situations which resonate with that unique pattern….. thus our reality is formed.

Where then are we headed to, one might wonder…..especially with all the talks about the impending apocalypse…………well an end is imminent however it is an end to our old limited thoughts and ways of being not an end to Earth. Well as for the future…. I do not believe that there is a set path really….it is like clay…. we can give it any shape we want…… and if we impress a shape on clay, it takes that shape. Infact this is the reason why it is absolutely imperative that we now use our consciousness to transcend the already existing realities and limitations and create new ones which were always thought of as figments of a vivid imagination. Imagination, a sacred ground of thoughts where creation blossoms; …. “A penny for your thoughts people” 🙂

So as long as you are thinking something, think of something that would aid you in creating a new, more vibrant future for yourself. With every vibrant, creative thought, you add to the creative expression of the collective consciousness of the Universe. It is indeed far easier to think about what we don’t want rather than what we do want…a classic example being……..”I don’t wanna get late for work” rather than “Oh! I am gonna be on time for work” however we can train our minds to screen thoughts and only admit the ones that we would like to be turned into reality. I think it is time that we install that antivirus to block all the unwanted and potentially destructive thoughts and gear up our minds to work on the codes which create a magnificent Future. Let’s not forget the marvelous Domino Effect………….one good thought with the right amount of belief-energy to back it up can affect many minds who then spread it out further……………….

What we are today comes from thoughts of yesterday,

And our Present thoughts build our life of tomorrow.

Our Life is a Creation of our Mind.

~ Buddha

On that note, I rest my mind for the time being….on to some astral work now 😉

It’s your Life……Live it Your Way..!!!

You can choose for that day to be “Today”

It is the single most liberating experience of being alive, when we actually understand our true power and our role in creating…(designing if you will) our lives. The moment when we stop asking rhetorical questions, finding someone to blame and trying to control every aspect of our lives as per the benchmark “rights” and “wrongs” is the exact moment when we actually start living. It is not an easy feat especially with our years of conditioning and of course the rampant ravings of people always trying to prove their innocence in a situation, relationship or event gone wrong. After all if it was someone else’s doing, aren’t we safe….well safe enough to be the victim???

Don’t get me wrong, I have had my fair share of playing “victim” and it isn’t that I have any dearth of patience with people who are still a bit far away from finding their true power. No it isn’t that at all, infact the reason I harp on and on about it is because it took me a fair few reminders before it clicked one fine day and the “Penny dropped” 🙂

It is our thoughts, whether of fear or Love, envy or appreciation, and other emotions which actually bring about a reality. The Law Of Attraction rules!

Another aspect which I definitely want to write about is just because we claim our “power” does not mean that we become less compassionate, less social or less empathetic….it simply means that we do not blame others for our choices and we begin to connect with ourself enough for us to respect our own likes and dislikes; it makes us clear about who we really are and accept ourselves (every last bit of us…aspects that would make us proud or cringe in shame). It infact makes us less judgemental and opinionated about the people and world around us………we can appreciate the relativity of “Rights” and “Wrongs”…… so we can begin to see things as they are as opposed to seeing things through our conditioned, preprogrammed mind.

So here’s to Life….Live it Your Way!!!

The Journey from Darkness to Light….!!!

Well this post has taken me forever to write and I guess I sort of know why!! Everytime I sat down to finish it I somehow felt that I am not going to be able to do justice, I mean the proverbial Darkness has sooooo many shades and intensity levels and I felt truly at a loss of words. I kept thinking why is it becoming such a task and then I had to remind myself to breathe 🙂 and just go with the flow…I mean isn’t that the whole point…..to just let go and pen down what comes to mind!! So here goes….well….my flow of thoughts 🙂

We all encounter darkness….doesn’t matter when and how. It is probably an essential part of our existence too because our “Journey” is all about moving through the Darkness into Light. So in that respect, I believe Darkness deserves to be written about and explored a little more. There are many textbook definitions about darkness like the most “googled” one is “Darkness, in contrast with brightness, is a relative absence of visible light It is the appearance of black in a color space.” Well no matter how we perceive it, whether as an all-consuming force, a recurring heartache, a blanket of complete desolation or the mere absence of light…we know that Darkness exists. And in a way…it is only in Darkness that we can truly appreciate the Light…isn’t it???

Now that brings me to how I connect to Darkness? In this post, I use it as a metaphor to define the Darkness that dwells in all of us……Anger,  Insecurity, Jealousy, Resentment, Hatred,  Self-Criticism, Self-Loathing, and most importantly Fear. To me Fear is the absolute darkness because it truly can paralyze us into believing things about ourselves that are so debilitating that it takes quite a while to get ourselves out of it. Now the reason I was so keen to write about Darkness is because I wanted to share what an important part of our journey it is because it is only when we are aware of the Darkness, can we move towards the Light. I am sure that it is a known fact that the longer we have lived with any of the above mentioned emotions, the harder it is to get rid of it; however there is this one more critical aspect…..I have come to speak and work with loads of people through the therapy and counselling sessions or card readings and more often than not it is anger/ fear/ criticism etc for self which is the most destructive of all and the hardest to reconcile with. Even when I assist them through forgiveness sessions, the hardest part is when people have to forgive themselves; I guess that is because to forgive oneself would require us to own up to having made choices which were not (for lack of a better word) “right”. This is where most people stumble as understandably it is easier to deal with the pain if the source is external; it is easier to believe that someone else did “that” to us than believing that our unconscious thoughts brought us to that reality; it takes a lot of love, guidance and gentleness to bring people out of their self-imposed judgements and opinions to help them see the light, to help them see how liberating it is to finally let go of the baggage that they have been carrying with them for so long. It indeed can be more exhausting and challenging than climbing the steepest mountain peaks.

The light is there within us all but the darkest layer (before we reach the light within) is an amalgamation of Self-Anger, Self-Loathing, Self-Criticism and a strong sense of being helpless …..of being a victim. Infact I have come to realize that most part of our journey is about moving away from feeling and behaving like a victim and moving towards accepting our power in creating our lives and making our choices. Only when we become aware of this reality, can we actually move toward healing. I have also seen that the healing process always depends on the person being healed, I mean on the readiness of being healed. Having said that, I also firmly believe that whoever takes this step is always guided and there in lies the very essence of ascension. 

We need to understand that our deepest fears often lay unresolved and at times even unrecognised by us and this is where most of our behaviors and patterns of reaction originate from hence few of the most popular statements ever, ” I just don’t know what happened” or “I don’t know, why I behave like that”, or “I just couldn’t understand where that came from”………… sounds familiar???? I bet it does…..happened to me as well. It is always this absolute need to finally get the answers and break the “jinx” which prods us…pushes us toward the Light……….

One can write pages about this and someday I will……………for today I guess I just want to impress upon you the fact that it is alright if everything seems dark and desolate right now………….it is always the darkest before that first ray of Sun shines through…shattering the illusion of doom….all you gotta do is believe in the Sun

Even the world’s darkest, dreariest, longest tunnel ends and you can see the light…………….what matters is are you ready to keep on walking and moving ahead or you going to be caught up in the darkness of the past….after all in journey are the lessons…we cannot learn new things by being stagnant ❤

 

 

Never say Never

Robert Sternberg received a C in his first college introductory-psychology class. His teacher commented that “there was a famous Sternberg in psychology and it was obvious there would not be another.” Three years later Sternberg graduated with honors from Stanford University with exceptional distinction in psychology, summa cum laude, and Phi Beta Kappa. In 2002, he became President of the American Psychological Association. NEVER say NEVER ♥

Charles Darwin gave up a medical career and was told by his father, “You care for nothing but shooting, dogs and rat catching.” In his autobiography, Darwin wrote, “I was considered by all my masters and my father, a very ordinary boy, rather below the common standard of intellect.” Clearly, he evolved and more importantly he never quit. NEVER say NEVER ♥

“Our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising every time we fall.” – Confucius  

Do not allow anyone to take your dreams away because your dreams are actually the Divine Path that guides you, propels you, drives you to be who you truly have the potential to be. It is the journey to find the destination which has all the lessons, love, pain, thrill and finally a breakthrough…………do not give it up for anything!!!

God Dwells in me as me

God Dwells in me as me – Eat, Pray, Love (Movie)

“God dwells within you as you yourself, exactly the way you are. God isn’t interested in watching you enact some performance of personality in order to comply with some crackpot notion you have about how a spiritual person looks or behaves. We all seem to get this idea that, in order to be sacred, we have to make some massive, dramatic change of character, that we have to renounce our individuality”

It has been a cause of debate for centuries…..what is the right way to connect to God….I for one is quite happy with the turn of events for the past decade or so where more and more the shackles are being released and the “My way or Highway” way kind of belief systems are being questioned…!!! Having said this, I am not insinuating that the traditional methods of connecting to God or connecting to the Higher Consciousness does not work…..all I am saying is, that truly isn’t the a way etched in stone. With the gradual reduction of the denseness in Earth energies, so many people are experiencing more and more events that cannot be categorised under absolutes. Each journey of finding our true inner self is unique, the bends…..the highs and the lows………..the joys and sadness………is all UNIQUE 🙂 I believe that is the reason why the world over people say that children are the closest to God because they just “are” so filled with their own light and they believe what their hearts tell them.

There are still certain reference points which people refer to from time to time to understand events or certain occurrences in their lives; while it is excellent that today, the tolerance for the “dynamic / supernatural” has indeed  gotten a fair bit of recognition and we have a lot of reference material which is available to us through the world wide web, it can also cause a bit of confusion. It is imperative that we understand that the Age of Aquarius is about going within and finding the answers and as it is our individual journeys there is not a set path. The beauty of this time is that it inspires us to see and believe in oneness and the fact that we all are actually connected to the Source as we came from the same Source. An Apple tree can naturally produce only Apples 🙂 We are all part of the same Energy source. All that we are and that we see is nothing but energy.

 This also implies that even if the manner in which we experience the Divine or find peace of mind is not listed anywhere, it is OK….infact it is better than that…it is your way…your unique way of connecting to your Higher-Self. No one can confirm or deny that theirs is the only path worth following to connect to God. It is of course great to come across teachers when we are ready to learn and the guidance they give us is invaluable however if what we experience is slightly different that what they speak about….you need not despair for you still will find GOD because God dwells within you as YOU 🙂 and also the way you receive messages from the Divine is your unique way…trust in that way and be aware of it because your awareness will lend more energy to it and make that connection even stronger.

Mindful meditation is one such beautiful example; the traditional method of meditation while highly revered is not the only way to raise our vibrations and increase our awareness……….being mindful of each moment while you dance, drive, read or clean the house is equally effective. Silence indeed calms our mind and makes us more aware however some people like me get the most valuable lessons when I am writing or talking to someone whether in a healing session or otherwise…the intuitive guidance simply flows through me. Yes! I admit that even I at one point in time struggled to go the tried and tested route of sitting down…quieting my mind and while I have had success with that too….the amazing feeling of the guidance flowing through me when my mind is completely occupied with something else is quite frankly the most invigorating experience for me. This is just one aspect, I am sure that each one of us experience God in our own unique way and there is nothing wrong in that. All I would like to add to this post is….listen to your heart for your highest guidance comes from within you so pay attention and respect that voice.

If your heart tells you that a stone you found on the road has magical powers; then it does. Belief and Faith is all you need for you to connect to your Higher Consciousness which is the Divine Universal Consciousness.

So if you feel that you connect to GOD while cooking then so be it……..that’s your way and I say it rocks!!!

A bend does not have to be an end!!!!!

You know there are many bends on life’s road….sometimes we cannot see what’s up ahead and our hearts are filled with fear and doubts….however ….if we choose to allow the bend to turn into an end then we would never know how far we could have gone….what all we could have learned….who all we could have met…..Life is a Journey….and only you can decide how far you want to go……………there is nothing wrong with settling down and not going further, as long as that is what you truly want and it gives you happiness. The question is……….. does it??

More often than not, the fears we feel are not even our own…it is actually fears which others have felt because of failures that they have experienced or because of the successes that they could not achieve. How often do we put off or give up doing something because someone tells us…this won’t pay the bills…or how do you know this will work out better….or you should stay in this relationship or job, atleast you know what is wrong here…..it’s better to be sure about such things…………oh! this list could be endless. We are forever being told and shown by others what we can or can’t do…..the benchmarks set for us….our abilities constantly graded against what our parents, peers or predecessors have achieved or not. While they have their lessons to learn and their choices to make……should that define YOU?

So often, we see that a child is being told to be better at something simply because someone else is……..their uniqueness but a forgotten fairy tale as opposed to be a beacon which should guide the child in this life. Another classic example is when we see a child equate love as an expression of having achieved something or having done something right. We have witnessed numerous accounts of people who study hard all their lives because they want to achieve the dreams that someone dreamt on their behalf…while it is entirely a noble act as long as they are happy doing it….more often than not this results in them being miserable, frustrated and unhappy about themselves.

The point is not what thousands of people are doing or not….the point is do we want to continue being in this stagnant frame of mind…state of being…where every thought, course of action and choice is determined by the abilities or lack thereof….. of… others? Like I have mentioned earlier, if we stop because we are happy to be where we are, it is truly magnificent because we are following our heart and mind however if we stop because we are scared to go on or scared of failing someone……then you have something to think about.

For every reality that we believe in….there is an alternate reality we can create……..however….creation requires imagination, faith and above all the courage to move out from the known to explore the unknown. Our world today would be devoid of so many things if someone did not believe in them once upon a time…….like electricity, aircrafts, telephones, internet, telekinesis…..when they believed in these……they were driven and guided by the Universe for the Law of Attraction has always existed…….what you think about the most……creates your realities.

So, today ask yourself…..are you truly happy being who the world believes you are…….doing what you are doing and being where you are…if yes…..brilliant…..but if no…..then would you give yourself a chance to dream your dreams, sing your song, dance to your inner rhythm and take that leap of Faith. You have chosen this beautiful time to be alive on earth because you have a purpose………………find out what that is and live that purpose.

When I was first faced with rappelling down a 90 feet wet and slippery dam which ended in absolute rocky ground…………..I was certain that I SIMPLY cannot do it because I have a dislocated knee and I would not be able to keep my balance and secretly was afraid of what a fool I would make of myself………..I am so glad that I had people who pushed…………they pushed till I had to push all these thoughts out of my mind………however…..when they put the harness on and asked me to let go of the railing and simply put my complete weight on the harness….I thought this man is crazy if  thinks I would listen to THIS bit of instruction….he kept asking me to trust…..and I kept tightening my grip on the railing……..once again I was in the grim hold of my fears and I almost gave up. Then I heard my inner voice telling me….if I could do it….I could learn to let go and TRUST the process…………….and I DID. After the first few steps…..the exhilaration I felt cannot be justifiably expressed through words.

I know that thousands of people rappel everyday in much harsher and scarier places and this might be a simple task for them…………………..yet I know to me that day and that deed redefined my abilities and my faith in myself and the Universe. Incidently, that act not only brought out something New in me, it helped me release a lot of Old. It made me believe that everyday, there are new things which we can do or redefine our old things and there is always support available….we only need to believe and be on the look out for it.

So I say again…………….

You know there are many bends on life’s road….sometimes we cannot see what’s up ahead and our hearts are filled with fear and doubts….however ….if we choose to allow the bend to turn into an end then we would never know how far we could have gone….what all we could have learned….who all we could have met…..Life is a Journey….and only you can decide how far you want to go……………there is nothing wrong with settling down and not going further, as long as that is what you truly want and it gives you happiness. The question is……….. does it??

A Bend need not be an end…just a mere suggestion of a new turn on life’s road 🙂

 

The Simplicity of being a Child!!!

Simplicity of being a child……….a thought that has often crossed my mind especially in the last few days. As I observed my 2-year-old nephew, I came to realize even more poignantly the faith…the absolute Faith that a child never seems to be without. Whether they are in a room or outside or in a moving car……..they just Believe that there will always be someone to hold them if there were to be a likely fall. Even after a fall, a child will never get scared to walk again or run or go out to play. No matter how vicious the fight, the next morning a Child again goes looking out for that friend; after getting scolded by a parent, a child still loves them. No matter how little or how much they have….they share because they want to and this desire is not fuelled by duty or righteousness……………..it is just their heart’s desire. They believe in Fairies and Angels, in beautiful worlds filled with absolutely gorgeous realities, they wonder how a bud turns into a flower, they believe in the man on the moon. 

 They don’t know how to hold a grudge or how to stop smiling.  They are the epitome of unconditional love….they just will avoid a person if they don’t feel comfortable….they do not slander a person if they don’t somehow gel with them. They just trust their instincts and allow their bodies to tell them when to expect what. They are so open about what they like and do not like….they just don’t have the understanding of Judgement…..hence they are completely themselves where-ever they are. The curiosity and inquisitiveness which is so innate to them is what propels them to try new things without fear, they do not have even an inkling of what is it to suppress. They don’t get scared of being labeled as dumb or foolish if they don’t know something. They are just Pure Beings of Love and happy to BE.

Why is it then that we destroy this beauty and innocence of a child to turn them into people who are competitive yet never satisfied….want to earn more yet never have the time to enjoy that………..want to love yet somehow forget how………..want to cry yet get scared of the labels…..want to learn new things and explore new places yet suppress these feelings……want to play yet don’t have the time………want to call their friend yet think too much about losing the fight………judge people basis what they can do for them……stop listening to the voice of their souls…………..lose their Faith….and ultimately forget how to be happy…..and thus starts their journey to look within themselves and to go looking for Happiness….something they were born with.

The good news is that today more people than ever before are working towards ensuring that the kid in us….stays there…happy and healthy. It ain’t wrong to grow up and learn what we are meant to learn on our journey on this planet, I mean after all we choose to be born to learn lessons and progress on our soul journey but who says we cannot keep the child within us to help us on this journey and trust me it is possible….we might get hurt or disappointed on this journey but we will always have the child in us to help us smile, get up and walk again or may be Run….who knows….after all then we will have our Faith in Miracles right where it should be…………in our hearts 🙂

If you are looking for inspiration, look at some of your baby photographs because all you need you will find there………….you will find the True You….Fearless and Free….ready to just BE

Beautiful Words

The Four Reliances:

First, rely on the spirit and meaning of the teachings, not on the words;

Second, rely on the teachings, not on the personality of the teacher;

Third, rely on real wisdom, not superficial interpretation;

And Fourth, rely on the essence of your pure Wisdom Mind, not on judgmental perceptions.

It is better to conquer yourself Than to win a thousand battles. Then the victory is yours. It cannot be taken from you, Not by angels or by demons, Heaven or hell.

With gentleness overcome anger. With generosity overcome meanness. With truth overcome deceit.

Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it. Do not believe in anything simply because it is spoken and rumored by many. Do not believe in anything simply because it is found written in your religious books. Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders. Do not believe in traditions because they have been handed down for many generations. But after observation and analysis, when you find that anything agrees with reason and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all, then accept it and live up to it.

Happy Easter

Easter symbolizes new beginnings; allow the beautiful and loving energies of Easter help you transcend your limitations and old patterns…………shed the old beliefs

Merge with the new…………merge with Universal Love and Forgiveness…….allow the beauty of Spring to bring forth the blossoms of Peace, Happiness, Balance, Inner-Silence and Divine Love into your life. Easter tells us that there is more to Life than meets the eye, there are Miracles strewn across the fabric of life…..we only need to be have Faith. Whatever we ask for with Faith, we receive with Love.

Let us celebrate this beautiful spirit of Easter, allow the Angels of Love to fill you up with this Amazing Grace and Celestial Energy so that you are able to view everything with Love, Be in Love and connect to your True Self.

HAPPY EASTER

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