Charity begins at home, is not just a literary expression first used by Sir Thomas Browne; it surely has a spiritual connotation too. As beginners on the spiritual voyage, as most of us are and might remain for life, we need to achieve that level of celestial realm where we can manifest own desire first before wishing for the world. Here, I would like to draw a demarcating distinction between ‘Desire’ and ‘Wish’. We can wish well the planet, as we should, but we can’t desire what we ourselves want for every individual on the planet too. Some people think that it is selfish to desire happy life just for themselves and it is greedy to desire wealth for self, but it is not, because there is a universal law controlling the process of manifestation as per your own mould of life. People sculpture their life as per their own very personal preferences and one size of desire does not fit all. If I cannot defend myself but desire to protect the whole town, would that be possible? The answer is in the common sense. I need to build my own strength first. How would I do it? By first desiring to be strong myself and then wishing to help others second. Fulfilment of a desire depends on feeling it while visualising. If I feel poor I cannot think about assisting a fellow being financially however needy he might be; but if I manifest desire for wealth for myself first then I can share and help others too. Our collective sincere good wishes for the wellbeing of the Earth can be and will be blessed by God, which is part of ‘collective karma’. ( I am currently working on the chapter about ‘Karmic Laws’ for my book in progress on spiritual levels and Universal laws, so, watch the space.) Now returning back to our very personal journey on life path, I would stress that in order to succeed in your manifestation, declutter your desire first and follow the rule of one step at a time. Focus only on yourself and what ‘you’ want out of life; your family or loved ones with whom you share your day to day life and who you feel complete the meaning of your own existence can be part of your desire by shared default-position. Thus, one can pray, for example, like this, ‘ Thank you God for blessing me and my family with the gift of love and happiness or gift of mental and physical health…. and so on.’ An ant cannot carry a log of wood, you need an elephant for that. So, before you grow in to a spiritual giant, carry only that your current strength can bear. This is realistic and achievable focus and categorically not selfish. Remember, we can still wish the faceless and nameless world the peace, love and happiness or whatever blessings we wish for it from the Universe, without the whole humanity partaking your personal desire. You are allowed a desire and a wish together in your prayer but in separate focus compartments. Hence, I’ll foremost focus on my goal in life by visualising and feeling the effects of my desire and then I would conclude my prayer by wishing the world and humanity a healthy, prosperous, loving and peaceful environment. To conclude, it is imperative to focus on self as the first step in spiritual development at both corporeal and divine level, then and only then wish others the very best of moral life. By doing so your prayer completes. Join me to light the 37th candle for desiring and manifesting your own safety and wishing for a wholesome world.
I desire, I pray and believe that the prayer would be heard and the benevolent Universe would manifest my desire in to reality. Here’s what has been a serious short coming with not ‘what I desired’ but ‘how I desired’. If I desired for health, especially with focus on a particular problem, I would think in terms of, ‘Thank you Universe for protecting me from all mental and physical diseases and pains’; if I desired happiness I would visualise my desire in terms of, ‘ Thank you Universe for blessing me with protection from all the mental and physical sadness and stresses.’ Nothing wrong with this straightforward chat with God as it’s simple and directly from the heart, but I realised how many times I’ve contemplated on the negative emotions of ‘diseases’, ‘pains’, ‘sadness’ and ‘stress’ while praying for just the opposite! Now the penny dropped- my thoughts were engaged intimately with something I wanted to get rid of. Since my thoughts are the communication line between my desire and manifestation, between I and my God, the subconscious scanned the negative feelings of these thoughts and it was exactly the life that printed out for me. I was twirling around in a small pond over and over again, instead of getting out of it in to the huge free world of abundance. Similarly, most of us have been praying for protection against Covid-19. We meditate through our gratitude to the Universe for safeguarding us from the plague, we pray for the world to defeat the disease and we pray for suffering to end for all on this planet- a very humble, sincere and selfless prayer but with a focal flaw. Once again, we are contemplating about sufferings, pain, plague and disease, whereas it should be exactly the opposite that our thought pattern must focus on. So, the principle of prayers is simple – think of what you are desiring and not the actual or potential hurdles. The nucleus of our meditative thought should be what we wish for, for example if we are wishing for money we need to think ourselves as rich, if we are wishing love then we must visualise ourselves in a loving relationship and not on poverty or breakdown of relation. Remember Law of Attraction is plain until we make it complicated with our erroneous thought pattern. Let us sieve through all that is not required in our mind and concentrate on the pure feelings left; and let the pure thought pour in to the subconscious. Now to translate the wholesome thoughts from the subconscious in to words, it would be something like this: ‘ Thank you Universe for a plentiful life of riches’ or ‘Thank you Lord for a healthy life and for mental and physical strength.’ I personally would focus on an integrated prayer for a wholesome life- ‘Thank you Universe for your benevolent blessings of a life rich with abundance of health, wealth and happiness to share with my family and loved ones so your gifts multiply to content all. This shall bring peace inside me and out spreading on the planet with your kindness.’ If we all pray together with positive thoughts, all negativities would be negated consequently, including the one faced by the whole humanity currently. Light the 36th candle for health, prosperity and peace in the world. Thank you merciful Nirankar.
Corona Virus is not a political football. It is time to take our destiny in own hands, as was always meant to be and Laws of the Universe endorse upon it. According to the Law of Attraction, which in simple terms mean that we have the power to make our life however we would like to, by generating right thoughts to entice right effects. But before we can trigger a thought in our mind we must have a cause to think and once a thought is engaged in to action it will yield an effect accordingly. This is also called the Law of Cause and Effects and is the key to making the right decisions and thus controlling our destiny beyond Covid-19. Politicians around the world are on the verge of reopening the lockdown and expelling the human live stock as calculated collateral damage in an unequal battle without any armour to save the precious money and win elections. The cleverest manipulation in all this is to make us think that ‘we’ need it for ‘our jobs’, for ‘our freedom’ and ‘our mental welfare’. Haven’t we paid enough with taxes, hard toil and depravity for such insurance? Aren’t the poorest suffering more because the controlling machinery has created the classes? My readers get the gist. Please join our thoughts as there is no social distancing with minds before following the pied piper. Society makes a nation and collective nations make the world that we all live in according to the arbitrary political maps and plans dictated to us by the elitists. Over a long history of human kind, we have been programmed to be obedient citizens with a blindfold to be branded with the title of ‘law abiding.’In reality we are just the common unimportant men and women called ‘the masses’ and what some airlines define as the ‘Herd class’ of economy cabin. Our thought is already been usurped by the controlling regimes and following their laws is an indoctrinated predisposition of every mind. Thus, no wonder our thoughts attracted the disastrous effects inside and around every individual in the name of evolution or progression or advancement. We have accepted a world of diseases and when profitable drugs are developed we call it scientific advancement; if we live healthier life style then most of these diseases will vanish by themselves but we are less receptive to an organic preventive remedy. The new corporate mantra is ‘ Drugs are better than cure and prevention’. In our current world, capitalism is the cause to think of avarice and its effect is selfish humanity (mostly). If we desire to sculpture our destiny we must control reins of the Cause, Thought and Effect by making the right choices now. A lot is lost already but there is no reason to lose all- better late than never. Not every human being has been affected by the greed virus and many rebels have fortified the core goodness in humanity that we were originally born with. Thanks to the blessed souls who have preserved the original thought to evolve spiritually and develop minds to higher vibrations. We all are trapped in the effects of the plague at the moment, which is a direct result of human misguided thoughts caused by fetish for indulgence. So, enough said and it’s time to take some direct collective action. If now is not the time, there never will be. But it won’t come easy as this would mean to sacrifice a lot of the synthetic addictions and build an organic world of health, wealth and happiness as peace, brotherhood/sisterhood and love will follow as the resulting effect. So, while in quarantine don’t be enticed by the fresh air outside as it might consist of poisonous breeze, don’t be compelled by monetary needs as you must learn to live on less than die for more ( Don’t be shy to ask and lend help in need), don’t be an emotional fool to rush out to meet your loved ones as you could potentially kill them or be killed. Don’t let the sacrifice of all the victims of Corona go to a waste and don’t let the pied piper lead you to yet another disaster. Listen to your own heart from the deepest core, and not the rehearsed deceitful rhetoric of a corporate minister. Step out only if ‘you’ think it’s safe- remember every thought must have a reason and it’ll surely have a corresponding effect. If the brave hearted noblemen come together globally and hold the fort for six years to restore peace, then we can quarantine for longer to defeat the deadly virus. Start with the right thought and determination, we have the cause and the opportunity; the effects would be an evolved spiritual world order by the people, for the people and of the people. We need to unite in our spirituality beyond all the boundaries. Meditate to connect with your inner self and raise your vibration; you would feel linked with rest of humanity through our common creator, the Universe. I hope every reader lights the 35th candle for a long life of the planet and its deserving denizens.
I dreamt of my late sister and saw that she was visiting me to stay overnight and I had a conversation with her about our childhood memories and I thanked her for spending this time with me for a catch up ‘before she died’. She smiled in return and said that she couldn’t go without seeing me and that I shall be alright – Yes, that’s it; that was my dream from last night. I have heard various interpretations of dream and what each dream means. According to one of those theories, if you see a dead family member in your dream often andregularly it’s a sign that your own demise is close. Something I can actually confirm from my father’s experience- he was telling the family almost on daily basis that he dreamt of his demised dad for a few months before his own death. But the phenomenon was not recurring in my case. Another theory suggests that the dream confirms your love for the lost family member- No surprises there- anyone’s guess, but why dream of her suddenly now after four years? Other conjectures I had read were not applicable to my experience in this instance. So, where did this dream originate from? I decided to follow my thought footsteps, especially in the recent past to understand what the night-show in my sleep connotated, if anything at all. I was always very close to my sister- her being the eldest and me being the youngest, we had a unique bond. I have missed her ever since she passed away, but strange enough I never clearly dreamt of her, so to say, except for a glimpse in an incoherent dis-joined life slide show here and there in my sleep. But even that was about a couple of years ago. So, why now, suddenly manifesting as a very constructive scene from my life? In my focused state of meditation I have recently been seeking to know the purpose of my life on this earth and how to achieve it. I have been trying to connect with my inner self to find certain answers to my very personal questions. I am happy with my progression so far and I have miles to cover before I bid goodbye to the world. So much to do in such limited time; but quarantine has given us one thing in plenty- time, to think beyond the material realm. However, while the lockdown inside attempts to shut out Covid-19, our conscious mind is bombarded with the statistics of global deaths by media, corona conversations on the phone with family and friends, praying for protection from the plague, etc. etc. We are encompassed with the theme of death directly or indirectly and to add to this scenario there was news of two mainstream actors from Bollywood passing away at a very young age only a couple of days ago and I grew up watching their movies. Now, I am getting somewhere. The sub conscious is constantly recording every moment of life and when the outside influence becomes the stimulus for the mind, the inner thought and outside environment click together to project a picture that we know as dream. So, no wonder I dreamt of a dead loved one amongst the chilling crocks of raven announcing death all around on one hand and I seeking to enlarge my current life on the other hand. So, between these two ends my sub-conscious projected a scene of a happy moment from beyond the corporeal world. Not forgetting my dad’s dreams before his passing away; his health was deteriorating and he was in a frustrating mode of leaving behind unaccomplished tasks in case life runs short of track. He also reminisced his childhood frequently and missed his father dearly in his last few months of life. So, it explains his dream about his late relative. He too attracted what he sought. I am also convinced that due to keeping a positive mindset despite what is happening in the world at the moment and trying (sincerely) to raise my vibration with daily gratitude and meditation intercepted any melancholic feelings following this dream; instead, I felt a curious sense of gain : my sister’s eternal happiness and freedom combined with my own elated realisation that I remembered her best for her love and smile. So, even in my dream I attracted what I felt. Law of Attraction works in every phase of life. I also spent a few moments after waking up from my dream to think about the inevitable cycle of life which made me even more determined to make the best of my life. Starting from this moment, I ask myself, what could I do towards it? The answer was simple- do everything to stay safe at this current time. I am sure anyone reading this article would agree with this resolution. Let us light the 34th candle of vigil.
You must have heard and read a lot about starting the day with thanking God and again before bed time. However, it’s a commonly misunderstood concept that the gratitude can only be offered during, what I would call the ‘blackout time’; in other words- when you sit in complete focus with eyes closed and mind empty. I have written considerably about traditional theory of meditation vs connecting without much ado in my previous blogs, for further reference. The theory of closing your eyes and trying to empty your mind of all thoughts etc. etc. can stress a person even before sitting down to meditate. The more you try the worse tensity gets. So, when your imagination is exhausted flying all over the world of past, future and present resentments, you feel that you’ve achieved nothing except frustration and people seeking positivity in life, instead start feeling defeated by the forced meditation regime and turn away from their belief in the omnipresence of the divinity. Usually, they also retreat to reading the prayer books and performing all the non- consequential rituals which is like getting on the hamster’s wheel and actually reaching nowhere. Remember, peace is where you reach through meditation and is not the starting point. Thus, I would like to stress, based on my personal experience, that you don’t always need to turn in to a lotus flower to connect to inner self to feel peaceful within. You wake up and instinctively say, ‘Thank you God/ Universe (or any of your preferred names for the supreme being). I am grateful to you for all the goodness in my life and would humbly ask for all these virtues to be multiplied to fulfil my life.’ So long you believe and are being sincere in your gratitude, you have meditated- it’s done. You can meditate as many times as you would like during the course of the day- for example, when anything or anyone makes you feel happy, just take a moment to thank the Universe. It’s simple and let’s not make it more complicated than need be, especially in the current climate of COVID-19 when we have enough on our plate already without piling up any more. Remember, a heartfelt gratitude has all the power and energy to lift your vibration. Give a pat on your back every time you remember to thank God. Be happy and stay safe.
I understand that lock down is beginning to weigh some of us down; but it’s only the hope from faith in self and the Almighty that will show us the light through the current dark tunnel. We can fight it but fight it together for better days ahead. Let my poem say the rest:
We the children of the light, we children of the dark became We hide we lurk we thieve we kill, without a blush of shame And built shadows from the Sun with tall bricks soulless And blasted the waves to quench our corruption excess Now we live in fear of darkness we sought so keenly Now the hands eclipse the face scarred obscenely It’s not too late, it never is to submit and pray for light It’s a pain that will pass and again shall be alright For we the children of the dark seek the days bright For the hope in good in heart shall rebuild the soul’s sight
I dreamt of Utopia post Coronavirus and I saw what looked like a free world The sky was blue and the birds flew happy No animal lived in the waiting for slaughter The fruit so sweet lusciously climbing From the fertile breeding soil pulsating And springing life potent to all fairly Then I saw two humans of disparity One was mirthful singing with the birds While the morose tangoed with the devils Of own heart, to poison every fruit on the tree To quell all freedom out of God’s kingdom So he was obtruded on to the banished lands To keep all the homogeneous beings to live In the Utopia of life with happy simplicities
Struggling with concentration while trying to meditate? Then, please read this article to the end. Meditation requires concentration but you can focus on what you have seen and heard easier than on the abstractness of a thought. It’s a bit like not been able to see the electricity but can see a lighted bulb and its glow. Similarly, when I can visualise a healthy body I can focus on the abundance of health; When I remember an occasion that made me happy I can contemplate abundance of happiness; When I received a decent bonus I could relate it to the abundance of wealth. So, we need to think about a real life example that we have actually seen and heard which can then enhance our feelings and strengthen our belief when meditating, while desiring any aspect of Health, Wealth and Happiness. There is one vital responsibility on our part to practise this to perfection- think of a positive image but move on to build your current desire on that feeling, instead of getting stuck in the time zone. From my personal experience and those who tried my method can confirm that it makes concentration easier and hence, don’t be dishearten by a straying mind because it can actually assist you to focus. I am talking about the corporeal level of spirituality where we still desire to better our physical life. But how does a wandering mind help to ground our thoughts? The hardest part of meditation is to calm down the drifting mind. Instead of struggling to wrestle it down and end up all stressed up blaming the meditation itself, try to follow your thoughts and you’ll discover the reason why your mind is drifting towards a preferred stimulus. A thought is like the magnet and it creates a magnetic field to attract events which have stirred a deep feeling within yourself when they happened. A thought inside finds its release when you are in a concentrating mode – you become the captive audience to the drama created by the mind. The scene enacted can be painful or joyful. Whether its negative or positive, it will result in pulling you away from the focus on your current desire. Let’s see then how to handle a negative scenario first- I am imagining sitting down to meditate and suddenly start thinking about my late sister and it pushes me in to the well of sadness. I have to think how to climb out now. So, I would either think about the other siblings whom I love dearly and are still alive or I would coach myself to think of a happy memory to get back in to the happy mood and once in the positive mindset , I would carry on with my desired focus. But if it’s a happy reminiscence that has forced me off on to the hard shoulder, then I would get back on the road by thinking that I would desire to turn every day of my life in to as happy a day. Once on the right path in either cases, I would continue with my journey of mediation. Setting yourself back on track requires practise and it’ll test your resilience and determination. The next stage would be feeling what we have successfully focused on. Once we get the tingling feelings on visualising our focus we could say that we are ready to align and manifest whatever we desire. I strongly feel that it is actually easier at present time to take out a picture of health, wealth and happiness from the pre-corona times, and focus on the feeling that triggers within you and yoke together the exalted feelings with the actual purpose of your meditation. I am ready to focus on my purpose now, why don’t you join me too? Let us meditate together, wherever we are, and join at the bedrock of our current desire- Life without the plague. It gives me the incentive to light the 30th candle to the hope in life.
It’s true that the laws of the Universe guide us how to align with its ultimate Energy, however, ‘it’s through I that I meet my Maker’. The energy of the Universe is also called by many other names such as God, Waheguru, Allah, Bhagwan, Almighty and many more. But we ourselves are the medium to align with the frequency of the Universal force. The sequence of oneness is like this- Nourish the positive thought of stepping on the path to knowing yourself, then practise to calm down your fleeting thoughts which is also called meditation, speak to yourself about all the lingering doubts and what would quench your scepticism silently is your subconscious speaking within you, the more you connect with your subconscious the more you would raise your vibration (our energy) to align with the higher frequency of the Universe itself. We have such a great potential but how many of us recognise this treasure hidden inside us? Frankly, not many, and consequently the power lies dormant in most people. We live in a society where spirituality is interpreted mainly through religions which are competing with one another to win the medal for holding the BEST God! We are stuck in this quicksand and the more we brawl the swifter we sink. This is mostly the picture we humans have drawn of our individual god- fighting and slandering the other gods! It’s time to replace this canvas of dogmatic beliefs to paint a unified faith in one universe which is faceless and colourless. This is where the laws of the Universe become relevant and imperative. However, it’s vital to also understand that these laws are not setting up a cult or inventing another new religion, not even challenging the existing ones. On the other hand, many people mistake Laws of the Universe as an easy substitute for their own religion which didn’t yield the desired results in life. Fact is not many people can honestly claim to have actually understood their individual religion fully in its real context as most of us have just accepted a lazier version of listening to the third party (mis) interpretations of the holy books, creating more misunderstandings and non-believers, along with profitable businesses and politics in many cases. Fact is that the true understanding of any religion is interrelated with the Laws of the Universe. The theology of the laws is not a magic trick, instead, it’s a spiritual science ( vaster than academic science) that is disciplined, logical and practical; hence also requires self-training. In fact I have understood my birth religion better after my acquaintance with the laws of the Universe, and I am still learning. As an example, one of the Sikh prayers, ‘Japji Sahib’, which I’ve recited my whole life and I am beginning to understand only now. Japji Sahib(A prayer written by Guru Nanak) defines the Almighty perfectly, for me- God is ONE (not Sikh, not a Christian, not a Hindu or a Muslim but in the sense of the ONLY ultimate Power) and only oneness of humanity can align with oneness of God; It’s THE Truth; It’s the ALL doer and the Creator of all; It’s without fear or hate; It’s Timeless and has no beginning or the end, It’s not bound by gender, species and is outside the cycle of birth and death. We need to understand the laws without prejudice and I am confident it would also help to understand a religious theology better too. If we can learn to define our religions without institutionalisation and territorialism, we can win the war against the ungodliness thriving inside the mankind today. This can only result in becoming one with peace, aligned with love. If this thought is not heaven then I wonder what is? Join me to light the 29th candle for oneness.