Projected ‘Reality’

The world is a projection of what is in my mind. What I see and experience in my life’s drama belongs to me and me alone. Nobody else can see or experience it in quite the same way.

If I cease to exist then my drama will also cease to exist….. and this is true for every other person too.

It seems this concept is revealing the ‘reality’ of my life – that what is happening to me each day is merely a projection and perhaps not even ‘real’. When I am able to digest this then I will be protected from the influence it has on me – on my behaviour and experience.

Whether the scene in my life right now is making me upset, angry, sad or even very happy – it is all just a projection of my mind.

Step back and see the drama of life as a witness – partaking in everything yet being influenced or dependent on nothing.

 

Om Shanti

May 18, 2017 at 7:28 am Leave a comment

Who am I again?

It is the eternal question of identity. Who is it that I really am?

If I can see something or experience it then that which I see, experience or use cannot be ‘me’ as I am the one that is seeing’, ‘experiencing’ or ‘using’.

As I look deeper at my subtle self, my thoughts, my feelings and even my intellect, I begin to realise that maybe I am not even these subtle aspects of what I call ‘I’.

Yes, I have a mind, but I can step back and look at what is going on in my mind. So the mind cannot be ‘I’ as ‘I’ am the one that is looking at the mind.
I have feelings and I can experience these feelings – so I am the one experiencing and not the feelings themselves.
I use my intellect to discern, judge and decide – I use this factuality actively to perform an operation. So the intellect cannot be ‘me’.
So who is it that I am? it needs stillness, silence and patience with the self to understand. It requires the exclusion of everything else to experience this ultimate truth.

I am awareness…..I am pure consciousness.

 

Om Shanti

April 27, 2017 at 9:25 am 3 comments

Am I good enough?

Whether overtly or subtly, and to varying degrees, I mostly gauge my worthiness on external things.

If I have the latest gadget, the perfect home, family, friends, the career, the perfect size, looks, personality – if I have all these then I will be fulfilled and feel good about myself – I will be seen to be ‘good enough’.

The truth is, whether the world sees me as ‘good enough’ or not, I can never be truly fulfilled from what I am, what I have, what I do on an external and material level. It is the goodness that is within me that will fulfil me and raise my levels of happiness and contentment.

Let me start tapping into this goodness.

I learn to talk to myself sincerely. I ask myself – who am I? What am I? What is my true nature? Without intellectualising and interfering, I let the questions reach deep within. I spin the questions in the mind and the answers come. Deep down I know my own truth. I need to just harness the power from this truth.

It is this power of truth that will protect me from being drawn into false beliefs time and time again.

 

Om Shanti

April 20, 2017 at 6:49 am Leave a comment

Identity

On my spiritual journey, the question that constantly arises in my mind and in my consciousness is …..who am I?

Who am I?

I find myself engrossed in activities and engaged in conversations and soon enough I become a part of that which is happening around me. In fact I lose myself in that and in doing so I lose the connection with my true identity. Who I am is then based on what I do and how I look and what I have achieved.

However, who was I before all of that? what was I?

My identity is that of a spiritual entity, of soul. Subtle, pure and complete. I have moved so far away from my original identity, that I find it difficult to comprehend. And yet, the ultimate truth is that I am a soul.
A being of spiritual light, eternal and immortal…….

If I allow myself to be still and detach from the gross reality that I have become accustomed to, then I will be able to transcend into the subtle and the reality of that.

I the soul am a subtle energy, let me experience that now.

 

Om Shanti

April 13, 2017 at 7:51 am Leave a comment

Inner Connection

The world today is embroiled in being constantly connected. How fast and clear is my internet connection? How easily am I able to stay connected?

But what about my inner-connectivity – How well am I set up to connect with myself?

Whilst surfing the net I inadvertently take action to block the annoying pop-up’s as they appear to disturb me.

Do I surf my inner world with ease, without interference? Or is it hampered by pop-up’s in the form of memories of the past, fears for the future, disheartenment of present world conditions and the virus of negative and harmful thoughts?

Rather than block my inner pop-up’s let me allow them to surface, acknowledge them, assess them, take some learning from them before then let go – this will dis-empower them.

The quality of my inner connectivity will then transform and allowing me to hold that inner connection whenever I want, however I want, wherever I want.

Check – how is my inner-connectivity now?

 

Om Shanti

April 6, 2017 at 7:21 am Leave a comment

Spring Cleaning for the Soul

I awaken from the slumber of winter.

Time to blow away the cobwebs of worries, doubts and fears
Brush off the dust of resentments and regrets
The past is the past

It’s time to open the windows and let the light in
The light of God and the might of God!
I am coloured by the power of His presence.

The light within once again sparkles
Bringing love, peace and power within
And leaving a beautiful fragrance of happiness for all to share

Let each day be Spring!

 

Om Shanti

March 23, 2017 at 7:59 am Leave a comment

Parallel Universe

I live in a parallel universe. One is the physical world in which I am the person I know with the personality, habits and role that I play. The other existence is in the universe within – my own inner world.

At each moment these two universes and two existences of myself are connected by the decisions I make. Every decision and therefore every action that follows affects both my inner self as well as my outer personality.

Silence and stillness are the natural nature of I the soul, I crave for them and search for them, yet they seem so out of reach. Why is this?

With every decision I make I give priority to sustaining the needs of the role and the personality that I am. The needs of the soul get overlooked. Who is this personality I have come to be subservient to? Who is it that consistently takes priority over the deepest and most sacred part of me, the soul?

It is the ego – the one that needs to be recognised, understood and respected. The one that has to be always right and win no matter what the cost. In trying to ensure the ego is sustained I renounce my peace, my happiness and more.

With courage let me decide to give priority to sustaining of the soul, the spirit that I am.

 

Om Shanti

March 16, 2017 at 8:17 am Leave a comment

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