LOA: Do you feel at times like hitting a wall in spirituality?

When you travel by road on a long journey, the driver stops the coach from time to time at the designated stations to stretch your legs. Some people would have a snack, some would have a drink, others would need just a toilet or cigarette break. Anyway, this refreshes and energises the travellers for further journey till the coach reaches the destination.
It’s exactly the same with the spiritual journey- one boards the coach, disembark a lot of times, and reboard after refreshing one’s focus. Some spiritual travellers might feel dejected and release frustration by complaining and blaming whoever they can, including their very belief, some might give a few days’ gap to meditation, yet others might take up a new hobby to distract. However, once the pressure is released one way or the other, and passengers have reenergised their belief the positive mindset jumps back on the driving seat for further progression, till the next break at the next station for onward and upwards voyage.
So, if you’re feeling tired, in need to reground yourself or a deep breath of mundane freedom, then it’s ok because such feelings endorse the fact that you are on a journey and definitely on the right coach. ‘Stretching the leg’ is a must to progress. Gradually, the stations become fewer and far between as you wouldn’t need too many breaks. The only difference is that spirituality is all about the journey and not the destination.

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Martin Luther King, Jr, Memorial — Ned Hamson’s Second Line View of the News

Originally posted on LANDBACK Friends: I used to go to Washington, DC, annually to attend meetings of Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL). I looked forward to taking photos there.

Martin Luther King, Jr, Memorial — Ned Hamson’s Second Line View of the News

Spills from life: The shape of the pyramid inspired the social human degeneration

I don’t waste a lot of time on political news, generally. However, a thought has been nagging me for some time. If we go as far back in the recorded history of mankind, a question might itch your conscious, which will only go away if you scratch it. This question in my mind is- How could only a handful of people rule over the masses? It’s not just in one part, or one country in the world, but it’s a global story of the common man! So, what’s the reason? Could it be because only a few of the human race are clever, and the rest of the masses are intellectually challenged?
Let’s explore this possibility with a few historical examples. The first known Egyptian Pharoah, Menes, gained the title of ‘Lord of the two lands’. Why? Because he united the upper and the lower Egypt as one. I understand that militarily or politically, a visionary who makes a mega impact on the current history will be upheld in reverence and would be bestowed with certain perks and positions by the less prominent people of society. From the rest, only a few might be fortunate to be decorated with individual medals or titles, but most soldiers would be praised collectively as a regiment. But does that mean that a General or a Marshall or an Admiral should become divine?! ( as the pharaohs did)  This is crazy! Now, their mummies are crumbling despite the best efforts to preserve them for eternity.
The World perpetuated this nonsense further, with the help of most of us! Shocking! Monarchies around the world have been the reason for a lot of misery to all living beings, especially to the social fabric of camaraderie. How? Well, by creating a class system at various levels, putting individuals in specific financial groups with further sub-divisions. In case of shortage of food in the country, the peasants couldn’t even find rotten potatoes, but so long the empress was stuffing her face with cakes! Such is our dedication to the nonsense we’ve created- we lay our heads under their feet to be trodden without much effort.
The World perpetuated this nonsense further. With the industrial revolution, as we are taught, we’ve become ‘civilised’, and trade has diversified with the exploration of resources since. Mother earth has been raped and plundered of all her treasures, while we the defeatist children been busy licking own wounds; we are the victims of exploitation by the few but stronger siblings and cousins. Really? Aren’t we more in numbers? Can’t we join hands to match the strength of the foe? Yes, in theory, we could, but it’s too much work. It’s easier to follow than to lead, easier to comply than to protest. So, the choice is simple, when the conscious is stifled.   
The World perpetuated this nonsense further. With industrialisation, business and life’s materialistic standards shot up. And so did our avarice for choice. Quantity took over the quality of consumerism. The Kings, the Queens, the so-called Royals- in fact, the entire paedophilic and incestuous cesspool of humanity has been replaced with another form of aristocracy, called Capitalism. The social structure fundamentally remains the same – The shape of the Pyramid.
The poor are not just poor at the same level but are known by different ‘types’ of poverty – Absolute Poverty, Relative Poverty, Situational Poverty, Generational Poverty, Rural Poverty, and Urban Poverty.
Similarly, the rich have types too. A millionaire is looked down upon by the multi- millionaire, who might be considered inferior to a billionaire, but then there is a multi-billionaire who’ll look up to a trillionaire!!! Frankly, my dictionary is now exhausted, but you get the gist.
The world perpetuated even this nonsense further. There are still only a few ‘…naires’ vs rest of human conglomeration, working for them. The singular Noun controls the plural pronouns in society. The most dangerous tool of Capitalist machinery is the Politician. They oil one another’s needs and stand in solidarity against the entire populace. When the ‘masses’ accept this system, it is called Democracy. Do you know what the weapon of mass destruction for the Poor at all levels is? The Law, which is remote for the down-trodden, but powerful enough to enforce order. Even natural disasters like pandemic impact the ‘masses’ more – physically and psychologically. The Capitalist Tool orders the Weapon of mass Destruction to enforce lockdown on the down trodden, while Capitalists, the Dangerous Tools and the Weapons of Mass Destruction have a swooning party (an excerpt from current affairs of UK). This nonsense travels beyond the borders too- if a country wants to stand on it’s own two feet, every such foot is broken by bribing the local Dangerous Tools who would use the Weapon of Mass Destruction to stop a life that strives to live with dignity. It’s not that just the western world is Capitalist enough to dictate the democratic principle in the world, and enforce sanctions in case of non-compliance. The Indian polity is like an encyclopedia of ways to force marry democracy and sanctions in the name of law and order, and unleash the force of engineered democracy on the voting public. The Dangerous Tools and the Weapon of Mass Destruction are so very efficient here. The Corporates are the new Maharajas and the Political gang the Wazir.
The World carries on perpetuating all this nonsense further. You know why? Because, the mass of humanity is short sighted, selfish, cowards, and dependent. We rushed to panic buy even toilet rolls during Covid, even though someone else’s backside might have needed it more! We are obedient followers like the sheep, as to think is too much effort. We all wear the trend set by the few corporates, eat whatever cooks in their factory and think whatever the SEO want us to.
It’s us, the common people who have let this nonsense come this far. But we were not always like this. What happened? We are intoxicated with the pace of fast food, auto-technology, remote controlled life, and mobile phone relationships. We have forgotten the use of our faculties. While we are turning in to robots on self-destruct mode, our Capitalist Masters are planning to subjugate yet another poor planet. God forbids. So who would control us, once the Masters leave? Before panic sets in our system like Rigor mortis, we should know that we would be controlled by our new masters, who from Dangerous Tools would have turned into zombies, due to serving the Capitalist for so long. OR could we reverse the ill-effects of this deadly spell? But how? First of all, we need to go back to the drawing board as human beings. Learn the definition of being human again. Recognise our ‘real’ needs and fulfill them diligently and honestly. Have empathy for others. Put the expectation for too much choice on a tighter leash. Learn to be satisfied. Gather strength to oppose the unjust pressure of capitalism. Resist the temporary joys – dreams are only sleep long; so wake up. Technology is not bad in itself, but the politics around it and our expectations bring the worse out of it. Use your vote carefully by considering the greater good, rather than misplaced loyalties and trust.
Remember, ‘they’ are only a few, and ‘we’ are the massive Masses.  

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Spills from life: Would a change of number in a year alter events in life?

My husband asked me about my resolution for this year and I hesitated to answer. Do you know why? Because I thought to myself, ‘ resolution is just words unless I’d add action to it’. We all can relate to a question that our parents, uncles, aunties, and almost all adults might have asked when we were children, ‘What do you want to become when you grow up?’ I remember it created so much confusion in my little mind instantly because there were so many buzz words that my parents and teachers had injected into my brain- ‘Doctor’, ‘Engineer’, ‘Pilot’ and ‘Accountant’…I think my memory couldn’t go past these few of the most important occupations in society. But in reality, I became a teacher in school, then a trainer for adults in known Airline, then a Manager in the same company, Semi-professional dancer and Choreographer till university days, Editor of a Youth Magazine, a Blogger, an Author, a Wife, and a Mother …… I became all but what I was told by my adults. I am glad I became all I wanted to be instead of what I was told to. This is also very important for maintaining a positive mindset.
Now before a question scratches someone’s brain to ask me, ‘What if I had failed at everything I could become? Would I then regret why I didn’t try harder to become what Mummy or Daddy or teacher insisted ?’  My answer to that would be, ‘If I failed in what I wanted to be, it would be for two reasons only- either I was barking up the wrong tree or didn’t try hard enough.’ That settled, now I would say that instead of making a New Year Resolution, make a lifetime resolution of doing what you could and then invest all your energy and effort into achieving your own best self. This might not be suitable to others’ expectations of you but your mirror would show you dignity and self-pride each and every time you look at yourself. Show the World what ‘you’ could do! If they don’t like it, they could foxtrot oscar! This is real confidence ( not over-confidence, which is like thinking of walking on water….and we all know what would happen if we attempted that!!!!)
We all very well know about yo-yo dieting experiences, especially between post- Christmas and post-summer vacation times, or pledging by swearing at every near and dear one’s life not to drink another drop after the head-spinning hangover. Hand on heart- How many succeed in keeping their promise to themselves? So, instead of short-term impulsive goals, try to choose long-term achievable targets. Focus and go for it like a rottweiler after the bone.
So far we discussed being true to yourself, knowing your own potential, working diligently, focusing, building confidence, develop a positive mindset. Voila! We’ve grown the ability to manifest all our dreams. This is my Resolution for every year of my remaining life. Be MY best and settle for nothing less. What about you? Happy 2022 to all my fellow bloggers and readers.       

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Law of Positivity: Reality of ‘Half-empty’ & ‘Half-full’

Be your best Both sides important Build belief democracy or farce democratic autocracy from craigsbooks Grow expectation humanity in quarantine I am a consolidated personality I am not singular Initiative begets blessings Juxtaposition in life Manifest your abilities Man is not kind Own up to ownership Resolution is for life Right acton for right results spiritual stagnation You are your potential

Split-personality or just ME?

We all have a double personality, also called a split personality. When you are meditating, all the thoughts that enter your mind without conscious permission are thoughts of our other half who is born, living, and determined to die with us, unless we can either amalgamate the second ‘me’ into a unified ‘us’ or mute the stranger who always try to push the me out of me. ‘Why didn’t I do that? Something stopped me’. ‘I had a bad feeling about it but something seems to make me do it still!’ ‘Why did I not just shut up instead of blabbering on? I incriminated myself with my talkativeness.’ ‘I want to lose weight but just can’t say no to food despite my resistance’, etc., etc. I am sure many of you share this experience of regret or confusion and even shock at your own decisions, actions, and words. We give our behavior various excuses like lack of willpower, lack of confidence, lack of motivation, and lack of willingness, and so on. In fact, all these phrases fit. We all have this ingrown opposition which we mistake to be stronger than us because we give it too much time without much analysis or challenge. This is a silent voice in the head, yet a deafening influence on our mindset. This voice echoes at all 3 levels of our abstract existence- the conscious, the subconscious, and the unconscious mind. The reason that the intruder has comfortably scouted inside the sanctity of mind’s most intimate apartment is: We willingly appoint this stranger as our closest confidante and remain totally unaware of its overpowering expanse.
There is a flip side to this as well. ‘I was all set to travel, but something inside me said ‘don’t’. When I heard of the crash, I thanked my hunch’. We call such near-miss experiences, ‘gut feeling’ or ‘sixth sense’ or ‘intuition’. I call this voice my split personality. Meditation could help one to understand that this mysterious voice inside our mind is nothing but the echo of our own fears, doubts, and equally, our faith and our own convictions. This voice resides deep in the subconscious and seeps through into the unconscious; this is the reason we hear it as a remote echo from within.
The amygdala in the brain processes emotions in its right and left hemispheres. The right side is associated with negative emotions and the left side with positive emotions. Depending upon our genes, the environment in which we are born and brought up, as well as our natural preferences as we grow up decide which emotion is overpowering in our character. Emotion survives through expression, like positive emotions would express themselves as love, charity, and empathy. Same way, the expression of negative emotions is hatred, callousness, greed, and so on. We create, nurture and develop a voice inside our mind, which we might hesitate to say aloud, and over a period of time, it grows into a palpitating entity hidden within us. We give it all the names, but it is part of our own identity. Because the split-self does not work from the conscious platform we start giving it all the fancy mystical interpretations.
To consolidate this split- part of our own self, we need to connect with ourselves through meditation, reflect on actions as ‘our’ karmas and not give ourselves the excuse for bad karmas. Analyse whether your mind is more inclined towards negative thoughts or positive emotions. Adjust a healthy balance through conscious choices. Eventually, tilt the balance towards positive. We can do it if we persevere. When I refer to meditation, I don’t connotate religion or even yoga. It simply means introspection of self, unbiased and impartially. The other half of ourselves within ourselves is meant by nature to be a permanent feature of ‘ME’. Rear it proper and use it to your advantage.          

Nomination for the Sunshine Award

Gratitude for Award Nomination

I am grateful to Zakia for nominating my name for the Sunshine Blogger Award. I have been following Zakia’s blog @https://bethelifechanger.org/ and have loved the posts, be it the prayers for the day or money-making scheme.
The questions by Zakia and my answers:
1. What do you think about life?
2. When did you start writing, and why?
3.Do you believe in dreams? Are they real?
4.Did you change? If yes, why?
5.If you become a president of an under-developed country, What changes will you do on priority?
6.Who is your true love?
7.What is your approach to being helping hand?
8.How do you deal with happiness and sadness?
9.Do you love coffee or tea? And why?
10.How is socializing to you? Do you enjoy?
11.Lastly, What is your best memory in life?
ANS:1. It’s a chance to excel in whatever you set your mind to.
ANS: 2. I started writing when I was 9 years old. The writing was the ultimate expression of my feelings. It was also instantly addictive.
ANS 3. I have a ‘take it or leave it’ relationship with my dreams. I believe in those dreams which motivate me, but kick away like a pebble the ones which are a mere distorted version of any part of life. It’s up to a person to make certain dreams a reality, but not all dreams are worth testing out- they’ll pass with the night.
ANS 4. Life is a flow and meant to evolve. One must change with time. Some change by getting old and others change by maturing. I would like to think that I have used the changes in me to improve myself by gaining experience and learning from them.
ANS 5. Looking at the current situation with the farmers and workers in India, I would de-corporate the country as a priority to stabilise the balance between filthy rich and unfair poverty. The only issue here would be that since the President of India is a mere rubber stamp, I would have to be the Prime Minister.
ANS 6. My true love in this world is my family- My hubby and children. My true spiritual love is my own soul; the pure essence of the Universe itself.
ANS 7. Help those who are willing to help themselves.
ANS 8. One doesn’t have to ‘deal’ with happiness. It’s like rain, it will drench you, quench you and make you dance like a peacock. Sadness, however, is  like a wild horse, which need to be tamed and reined. Only a positive mindset could overpower the beast, or it would ride all over your emotions. Meditation is the best gym to build your mental muscles to guard against negativities.
ANS 9. I love both, decaffeinated tea and decaffeinated coffee. The choice has to match with my mood.
ANS 10. I love socialising with chosen people- it may range from one person to a crowd of few. I would enjoy a room full of strangers if the main focus resonates with me- Music so I could tap across the floor, an art gallery to get motivation for my next painting, a book shop for my favourite genre, and of course, shopping in a busy store.  
ANS 11. When I became a mother the very first time, I was overwhelmed by the miracle.  So much so that I repeated the experience twice more.🤗
My questions from my nominees:
Q1) What is one thing that makes you happy and sad at the same time?
Q 2) How do you keep yourself positive?
Q 3) What is your favourite genre and why?
Q 4) What is one personal trait you would like to see in your life partner? If married or in a relationship already, then what is the best quality you love in your partner?
Q 5) Do you think that texting has undermined the skill of writing with a pen?
Q 6) Is technology a boon or a curse for mankind, in your opinion?
Q 7) Is diet more important for health or exercise? Please give a reason for your choice.
Q 8) Should people keep pets? Please give a reason for your choice.  
Q 9) Should vegetarianism be promoted or do you think meat is the healthiest source for protein?
Q 10) Socialism or capitalism or a combination of both or a totally new system? Please give a reason for your choice.  
Q 11) What is your favourite pastime and why?
The Rules for the nominations-
1 Thank the blogger who nominated you and links back to their blog.
2. Answer the 11 questions sent by the person who nominated you.
3. Nominate 11 new bloggers to receive the award and write them 11 further questions.
4. List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post and/or your blog.
People I nominate for their amazing blogs are:

1. Zakia Attia @https://bethelifechanger.org/
2. Eternity @equippingblog.wordpress.com
3. @cozycardreading.wordpress.com
4. @weightedvest77.wordpress.com
5.@ 5thgenerationgirl.wordpress.com
6. Parneet Sachdev @timelessmind.org
7. @neelkamal563149445.wordpress.com
8. Colin M @poweroftragedy.wordpress.com
9. @golnaranart.wordpress.com
10. Maitha254@dixon254199350648.wordpress.com
11. BELLE: The book lover@dixon254199350648.wordpress.com

How to churn out Positivity out of Negative cause  

Think about what makes us desire for anything – answer is, absence of something. When one feels the need for money, for example, it means there is scarcity of it. Scarcity is equal to depravity, and feeling of either of these thoughts stems from a very negative base. Yet it’s the thought of ‘need’ which bears desire, and to desire means evolving life. Stagnant life degenerates. Now, with this belief, let’s analyse how the negativity is washed out completely out of the process of desiring to leave the residue of pure positive emotion from which manifestation unfolds.  
The urge of depravity begets a thought to fill the gap with fulfilment of our need. This stage is most crucial to shape up the manifestation, or not. Thought evolves into emotion, which has a much stronger frequency than a thought. So, before a thought influences an emotion of negativity through overthinking, our conscious mind need to take complete charge pragmatically. ‘Tell’ yourself to think of an authentic action towards achieving your fulfilment. The concentration should be to charge energy into progressing your desire further, and not to encourage and nourish sentiments of self-pity or poverty in your mind. No time to stand still and think as brain has a propensity to freeze up readily unless you give this horse a squeeze to trot and gain speed gradually. Bacteria of negativity would grow rapidly in the stagnant water, impairing not just the taste but making its constituency stale too. The same thing would happen with your desire if you ponder too long on desire itself, without actually engaging the right gear and pressing on the accelerator to get going. So, to continue to move towards your goal is The Vital part of manifestation. This movement can range from finding another job or business, exploring your skills deeply and applying them appropriately, changing your current strategies towards time management, work and people; above all, must meditate to build your belief stronger and stronger. Meditation and introspection are like supplement, for a stronger and healthier mindset. Soon you would start to see your efforts – both physical and spiritual- sprouting results. The more this plant of action grows, the deeper the root your belief would take. Your responsibility is to nourish this plant consistently. In other words, you would be too busy to even think about depravity, poverty or any weaker thoughts. While you are flowing with your desire, you are moving closer towards manifesting it. So, don’t dwell on the negative aspects of your desire, rather engage your energy towards how best you could achieve your goal. This would lift your vibration and that’s all is the Universe expecting from you. Put your best foot forward and the rest would get done with Nirankar’s blessings. After all, God help those

Law of Attraction : How to be thankful for the present you desire to escape

The words echo in my ears, ‘Be thankful for whatever you have in the Present’ or ‘ Be happy with what you have now and be grateful to God.’ All sounds logical and definitely have a spiritual undercurrent in these wise words, but if we are ‘thankful’ for and ‘happy’ with our current situation, then why do we even need to desire for more or different?
                              I’ll share with you what has resonated with me: Life is about prioritising situations. So, when I am thanking Nirankar, I pick the best moments in my life. In other words, my life might comprise of a thousand situations and I feel happy only about less than a dozen of them. The highlight is the fact that I have something, however small, which stirs mirth in my life and that is what I shall be thankful for. But my desire is that I want more of such happy situations. Secondly, when I desire for more of ‘something that I already have,’ it actually means that I am not starting from zero but have something to begin with- again, a reason to be grateful. If I desire for ‘different’ then I must have potential to receive it and am ready to work towards it. What it means is: if I want to change my current job to another role which is better suited for my skills, then I have my skills to be thankful for; and if I improve my scope by learning new expertise, then I must appreciate my capability to learn. Lastly, with regard to ‘escaping’ the present movement is concerned, then again, remember prioritising life. Escaping negative is actually positive. Let me elucidate. If I have bad company and I desire to improve my social circle, then my focus would be to look for better people and should not think much about the current situation. So, this would be my new mission and God shall put me in situations where I would have an opportunity to meet new friends or colleagues. We hear people saying, ‘I escaped it by the skin of my tooth.’ This escape is good. Focus on glass half full, and desire for it to be filled to the brim, provided the desire is morally grounded and is not greed.

Law of Attraction : Feeling guilty or better by seeing less fortunate?

                     I grew up listening to adults saying, ‘Don’t waste; think of those who have nothing,’ ‘Be grateful for what you have; look at others who are less fortunate,’ ‘Be thankful, it could be much worse’, etc. etc. I understand the aim behind all these theories of moral mentation, but a question raised its logical head and I couldn’t ignore it. I wondered, ‘Should I feel guilty about looking at less fortunate to make myself feel better? Is it even moral?’ Once again, Nirankar blessed me with a response from within, which satisfied my curiosity. However, receptivity to my theory is absolutely reader’s free will.
                     I’ll explain with an example: in case you desire more money in life, it’s best not to ‘compare’ own current situation with anyone else’s circumstances. If you measure your pocket against someone more fortunate, then it’ll only magnify your feeling of deprivation, and if you think of a poorer person’s misfortune, then poverty would still be your immediate focus. In both cases, you would be attracting impoverishment as opposed to prosperity that you really desire. What I now understand from the moral lectures of the wise adults is – ‘Don’t waste, because whatever you have is by blessings of the Universe,’ ‘Be grateful for your current life, as you must build upon strong foundation,’ ‘Be thankful, as gratitude radiates positivity which is instrumental in manifestation of desire’, and ‘ feeling guilty has no place in spiritual realm, as its origin lies in negativity’. The morality in life, in this context, means to nourish Empathy rather than condescending attitude, Humility rather than ego and Contentment rather than perverse hunger. This is so because when we empathise, we could offer solace without ‘sharing’ someone’s misfortune. In other words, you offer to influence the other person with your own positivity, rather than walk under the cloud with them. Desire, but not to fan own ego, and to be grateful for now is like ploughing the grounds of life, in preparation to sow desire.
                    To summarise, I would say that one must focus only on own life, and not compare our situation with anyone else. Think about fellow human beings, only in the context of selflessness in helping them, however you could without pressure. I thank God for his blessings and also pray for the welfare of others. Thank you, my elders, for telling me about the precious half-truth about life, and my gratitude to the Nirankar for teaching me the other half. I desire to improve life by my own standards. I feel contented.