How to re-create your destiny?-II

October 30, 2008

 Mandira my dear, the festival of delight and light, Diwali is being celebrated everywhere now. There is so much gaiety, cheerfulness and illumination all over. Beautiful colours, sparkling lights and celebration in the air… All this impels me to write something  more on illumination of our minds, of our lives, our spirits and  therefore today I decided to tell you more on the same continuing subject.

 So apart from accepting our destiny with an open mind, the next related question one would ask himself is-  what more can I do to create my own future? One of the important things to fulfil this objective is to do creative visualisation‘. (More on this in –using-the-creative-powers-of-visualization)

 The human mind is usually very confined and limited because we shut the doors of learning ourselves. Quite a quaint feature of human nature, I must say!  But if we take a decision once  to take the initiative and have the motivational will to open the mind to new as well as further learning, the mind’s window is thrown open to receive new insight and understanding, ideas and higher knowing.

 Creativity is a spark of illumination and resourcefulness of the Divine in us. If we wish to exercise and blossom our creative powers,  we ought to first visualise and imagine it in the mind before it can be materialised in the physical world.

 Imagination and visualisation are the mental powers given to man for manifestation and extension of God’s universe. These powers are like the blue print of a plan of a  project whether small or big. So before something concrete and real takes shape in the physical world, imagination and visualisation should happen in the mental world and then in the astral world.

Creative visualisation– The human brain has 3 layers  and corresponding 3 levels of consciousness and awareness. They are:-

  • Conscious mind.
  • Subconscious mind
  • Super conscious mind

 Conscious mind- Whatever we see, hear and do during the day through various activities is done with the help of the conscious mind. These activities are carried out by the cells of the lower part of the brain. The nerves (the communication channels in our body) of the 5 senses are involved with this part of the brain and these are connected to the lower chakras or energy centres.

 Unless we act attentively and with full awareness, there are no imprints on the cells of the brain, the mind doesn’t form impressions and no grooves are formed. And no specific thought patterns are ingrained in the brain. So every act of ours should be carried out with attention and not absent-mindedly.

 Subconscious mind It is the next layer after the conscious mind and all the impressions of the sense experiences, material aspirations, mental perceptions, emotional expressions, creative pursuits are stored in the mind as ‘memory’ or ‘smriti.’

‘Smriti’ is Cosmic Intelligence and can be re-awakened by Yoga with regeneration of new cells in the upper parts of the brain by re-charging it with Cosmic Light!

When the chakras of the upper part of the spine and nervous system are activated, lost ‘smriti’ is re-awakened.

 Memories of all our lives are stored in the brain and can be recalled during higher stages of meditation, concentration, spiritual practices and Yoga. It helps us to navigate our future path of evolution. (More about smriti or memory in Kundalini Shakti-II)

 Memory is  a spark of Higher Intelligence. Scientifically speaking, memory is the impression of the mental, physical , emotional  actions and experiences done consciously in our brain.

 When  impressions are imprinted  over and over again by our repeated actions over a long period of time, they become our latent tendencies or ‘sanskaras‘ and are stored in the ‘anthakaran‘ or subconscious mind.  New cells are made in the nervous system by which we acquire new habits, talent, skill and intelligence. Latent tendencies are deeply rooted and difficult to remove or change.

  And it is also a fact that we act according to the  sanskara  or the latent tendencies lying in us. Our actions are induced and propelled by our tendencies of many lives. Therefore action or activity and mind or memory are very closely inter-related. It requires a sincere and persistent effort to change vices into virtues.

 By our will, by wise and prudent selection we can recreate our future by activating the dormant, unused subconscious mind. Our subconscious mind is like the ocean of infinite possibilities of untapped positive powers and faculties.

 If we continuously visualise a particular thing, feeling  or a thought and wish it to manifest, it will certainly manifest one day. The power of the will, will re-activate the sleepy mind. Will is the current, the force which recharges and electrifies the sub-conscious mind. The power of the sub-conscious mind then connects with the constructive, positive forces in the universe and our thoughts, sankalpas, wilful aspirations materialise as and when the conditions in the environment are favourable. But for all this, one must have self-belief, persistence, consistent behaviour and wish for it to materialize with a strong will. The spirits must not be dampened.

 So dear child, all those good things that we wish to see manifested, must first be visualised and created in the mental sphere.  Happiness, a secure future, spiritual advancement, physical and mental beauty, health, intelligence, higher IQ, happy relationships, success and other desires can be materialised by creative visualisation.

A fit body, regular meditation, concentration, healthy atmosphere,  good nature and amity are helpful in building a vibrant, dynamic and successful future.  

 Super-conscious mind- it is the Higher mind or the mind in the highest state of being. The mind which is super-conscious has very high degree of mental and spiritual awareness. During the higher states of meditation, the mind falls silent and there is complete rest and stillness. The yogi achieves deep concentration on the Atman or True Self and during this time receives the  sankalpa or the thought from God. The thought of God withholds within itself locked power and force which is later released and utilized for a noble cause, a great mission or dynamic spiritual work for the society.

 This high state of spiritual development is not achieved by mere human endeavour but rewarded by sheer benevolence of god! With purity of mind and a kind heart, humility and devotion it is possible to please God. So let’s all seek and ask for his  favour and blessings  so that we are able to become the perfect recipient of His boundless love and kindness and  re-design  our future.

 

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How to re-create your destiny?-I

October 20, 2008

Inside of a Shaligram Stone.

Today afternoon on 10th of Sept, I was sleeping when I was unexpectedly woken up by heavy showers, dark clouds, thunder stroke and lightning. A loud crash of lightning near the hills created in me an imagery -first of a thunderstorm, deluge, catastrophe and then of the formation of fossils in the form of the spiritual black stone of Shaligram in the Himalayan Mountains. A picture of a special stone like that of Shaligram was produced in my mind and I comprehended that fossils have inert cosmic energy implanted and preserved within them. I focused my entire attention on the sacred Shaligram stone with reverence. Though for once, I was a bit frightened of the loud thunder and lightning in the atmosphere and was in anticipation as to what next? At that point in time, it dawned on me that lightning, thunderstorm, rains etc. are all forces in nature and they are under the control of one and the same Power and  all this must be happening today because of the will of God so why should I be afraid ? I consoled myself by accepting the circumstances and I soon entered a calm state and my poise and repose was restored.

I also decided to choose this very time to divert and focus my mind intensely on that One Supreme Power, who is the originator and creator of all the forces. I took advantage of the extra-ordinary and freaky climatic conditions of that particular day in my favour. I earnestly prayed to that very Supreme Power to illumine me at those momentous seconds  so that I could resolve a few life-mysteries and solve some unexplained circumstances taking place in my case presently. I was  desperate to know why a particular set of events were occurring  in my life without my control like the unrestrained thunder storms and forceful wind of that day. I had no control on either of them.

Could I stop the events I questioned, can I change the course of my destiny by first taking control of myself, then willingly executing  and setting in motion specifically designed set of actions thereby controlling the destiny and hence changing my future? ? This thought  and idea was being compared in my mind to that of the forceful river in the Himalayan Mountains which changes its course on earth because of some act of nature or by sheer human intervention.

I received my answer instantaneously and the silent Power unveiled its concealed secret shrouded in mystery from humans as a sheer Grace upon me! What an hour! What a glorious moment!

As the waters of rain gives birth to new life, my mind too received new knowledge which widened the horizon of my sky-mind! Light of the Cosmic Force flooded my dormant fossil- mind and dissolved the last remnants of the unseen fine specks of muddy dust in the crevices of innermost layers and carried me like the rolling stones with the rushing gush to the roaring sea of limitless knowledge! I was completely soaked in the inundated flooding tides of waters of God’s Grace and pure Cosmic compassion! I was transformed! I was new!  A new opening and complete transformation took place. A new life awaited me!

Today, it is this that I wish to share and distribute  with all those people and the readers who have love for God as even a drop of the holy water of  sacred knowledge will give birth to new germination of life, a new birth, a new start to them. It is my silent prayer at this pious hour to the Supreme God to bestow on all those readers a new dawn, a new life of higher and deeper comprehension and spiritual understanding in their ever expanding minds!!

I know that my current life situations are the doing of my past life, I continued thinking. The result of my actions are bound to show up and bear fruit, no matter what, now or in future. I cannot control the occurrence of them, they are inevitable. So what could be done, what should I do? I wanted to know.

It dawned on me during that brief period that I always have two options at every milestone of my life-journey. I can either accept the circumstances happily or reject them despondently. In fact, the better word would be ‘resist’ and not ‘reject’ as merely rejecting would not stop the reactions or past-life effects to materialize anyway! If I resist my present life situations, there is a turmoil in my mind. Turmoil further creates uneasy, discordant mental formations which will alter or jeopardize my immediate or far off future. So,

 a) In this way, I am not covering up my chartered journey and also not burning and exhausting the previous karmas.

b) Simultaneously I am also creating more new mental karmas by rejecting my present life by not owning up my past.

It is for me to now understand and accept that I am taking an incorrect approach in my life in dealing with my current events.

And the second possible option is acceptance.  Acceptance with an open mind.

If I accept whatever comes in my life gracefully with an open mind, that means I have no resistance in me. Absence of resistance gives me peace of mind. Peace is the nature of God. Through peace I become attuned to God. Peace is given to us as a gift from God. It flows like the pure waters of Ganga in our life as a Grace of God. So if we accept and own up our past life and prior deeds with an open mind today,  the doors to the Sweet Divine are flung open!

Unexpected descent of Peace and Grace should be viewed as Divine intervention. Recognize its soft foot steps and silky touch…

Divine intervention is a bigger and higher force than the force of our karmas, the law of cause and effect, reaping and sowing of energies in the Cosmic Universe.

Once we accept our life as it is and do not resist or rebel, we begin to comprehend the subtle unknown spiritual laws of god operating in our universe. We become peaceful. We are then empowered by a mightier force of the Almighty. Because of which we not only accept the challenging life roles, tasks and duties, hardships, griefs and sorrows, we are also able to invoke superior unseen, unearthed powers in us by which we can change, re-align and re-structure our future! So let us re-create our destiny with our own wish, acceptance and ultimately Divine intervention in the form of Grace!

Peace! Peace! Peace! to you, me and all!!

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Creating your destiny

October 10, 2008

Mandira, I hope you enjoyed reading some of my mails published in the previous posts which were written to some of my dear friends. It contained some interesting topics for you.

Let’s now move on with another fascinating and intriging subject like destiny or fate. We have at some point of time in our life wondered if there was any control over the events occuring in our lives. Where do they come from? Why some circumstances take place in our life and not in other’s? What should we do when we are faced with formidable life circumstances and how can one face their onslaught, if they are overwhelming?

This post was written by me lying in the bed when I was unwell and recovering from sickness a few weeks ago. I hope it will satisfy some of the commonly asked questions in our minds which we seek and wish to know on our long journey of our life…

The last few days have flown at a  dizzying speed. Everything was moving in the right direction for me. I was in a very good health, enjoying good and restful sleep, eating and exercising well. This showed on my face which was glowing and radiant. I was full of energy and bounce. My mental and emotional health was sound when one fine day I suddenly crashed. I fell ill and got a fever and felt enervated. I was laid up in bed for 2 days and was recuperating.

Throughout the resting period, I was in communion with my inner self, talking to my Soul asking questions and receiving replies. Although I was cut off from the outside world, there was a lot of activity going on in my inner world. ‘Life goes on, work goes on, they never stop’ as they say I reflected on it. Life flows continuously like the flowing of the river waters and in our lives activity must go on because work is a form of worship, we worship God in this way too. During my confinement in bed, all these things stated in the following space came in my mind which gave me illumination and a slight  peep into the spiritual laws of karmas.

I realised that our destiny or prarabdh is fixed because of our past deeds and  released energies in the cosmos. Some circumstances will inevitably take place no matter what. Some of these are pleasant and happiness giving while others we wish to ignore or delete them out of our lives. So how does one face the concurring circumstances? What should be our attitude towards the continuous inflow of not so pleasant, unpalatable and not so easy life situations?

It dawned on me  that working out and living one’s destiny is sadhana and tapasya. Whichever karma comes our way, what so ever life circumstances we have to grapple with,  should be accepted gracefully as Prasad of God, as Grace of God, as Kripa. This is wisdom. Therefore I meditated and contemplated on these enlightening thoughts for 2 days while recuperating thereby working out my karmas as well as recreating something wonderful and good for future by visualizing, recreating and re-structuring  my future. My future depends on today. What I create today, I get tomorrow!

Although I had very little energy, but these spiritual realizations which led to new wisdom and deeper understanding of karmic theory generated so much peace and tranquillity in me and in the atmosphere around me that it could be compared to blissful moments of prolonged, deep meditation ! I bathed in divine peace when…

It was during this time that I saw a big yantra, a geometrical figure with my inner eye. This is the same yantra which we had seen in the birthplace of Divine Mahavatar Babaji in an obscure village in Tamil Nadu. (Attached below are a few picturess of Perrangaipettai or Porto Novo as it was earlier called)

In the centre of this yantra was a circle. Out of this place, I saw  a high level of energy, in the form of Light, which began to emit and flow towards me. It soon began to enter my body. I felt  energized at that very moment and I could feel the distinctive creative powers entering me. My whole body  was completely energized and  I felt recharged with subtle divine energies. I was immediately elevated and became very relaxed after this. The tingling creative vibrations entered my every pore thereby not only healing me but also bestowing on me a good amount of creative energy which I very much needed because of my illness. I was pondering over the fact about how will I be able to write my next article and what should I write?

To create good literary work, one needs to ask God to grant you, shower on you divine creative powers and energy otherwise the work reflects ‘you’ and not the Highest Force.

Just after this interlude, in a divine vision, I saw many words descending like a water cascade from the upper space of the skies. They were falling and entering one by one in my brain like weightless white feathers  that float in the atmosphere and fall on the ground very gently. As they were falling over me, a voice whispered to me, ” From now onwards, do not write very long articles. The following write ups  are going to be shorter  but full of power and energy.”

In the evening I got much better and after having a hot cup of tea, I was inspired to blog. To know  the date, I saw the calendar and I found this saying on it-

“When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the aeroplane takes off against the wind, not with it.”

So no matter how many times during our sadhana, we are met with innumerable hurdles because of inevitable play of our destiny or some other unknown forces in nature, we must not be afraid to face them. Prarabdh karmas are going to manifest till our last day, they must not deter us in our spiritual progress. We must not lose hope and feel disappointed and therefore never get tired of it all. We must endure. We must go on relentlessly as this is the only way for the human being to overpower the powerful force of the effects of the  karmas created by him before in the past. Along side, we must think, wish and visualize positive pictures and images in our mind to create a pleasant and dynamic future. Whatever is manifested in the physical world is first created in the mental world. All creations are born in the subtle domain first.

In this way, we can recreate a better and brighter future of our choice and liking with the power of our will. This is ” Selection by will.” This is how destiny can be re- created consciously. Everything lies in our hands. We create and build our destiny by overcoming past karmas with submission and acceptance and at the same time creating new, better, refined karmas with positive attitude and creative visualization. ( Also refer Using the creative powers of visualization)

Om shanti, shanti, shanti Om.