Time to go Home

At the dawn of my journey, on this beautiful planet, my days were filled with joy and laughter in an atmosphere that was fresh, clean, pure and invigorating.

Morning came and all was still well, but slowly followed the afternoon which marked the beginning of a change. The movement and transformation of noon and beyond brought a definite sense of tiredness in my journey. I moved on into early evening and everything continued, as alway, even though the journey and life had now become quite an effort. The dusk of time neared and so my journey.

Late evening fast approached until I was in the depths of night. I tried desperately to hold on to the day. I tried to re-kindle the happiness I use to experience but without avail.

Then, just as the last drops of hope were about to be lost, a memory awakened from deep within – the promise of a new day!

And before the day, there is always the night and the time to go home, the time to rest before the day begins anew.

 

Om Shanti

March 9, 2017 at 1:23 pm Leave a comment

Sailing the Ship of Life

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Internally there is a belief that I am the captain of my ship and yet often I find the ship of my life sails in whichever direction the wind of challenges, situations, relationships, circumstances take it.

I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to ensure I reach my destination. It’s not what happens that determines my future, it’s how I respond to what happens.

Let me truly accept that am the captain of my ship and the responsibility that lies with that.

Then as the winds of challenges blow and circumstance arises – let me learn, adjust, gain experience and become wiser – until I learn to master the winds.

Then through the choppy waters of life and the stormy days I, the captain, will sail through and reach the other shore – it is my destiny after all.

 

Om Shanti

March 2, 2017 at 12:45 pm 2 comments

Free to Forgive

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When I feel hurt it is usually because someone did something or said something – or maybe did not say or do something.
Then I feel I am not able to forgive them – perhaps I don’t want to forgive them.

What is it that I want from them? To change, to feel the hurt, to feel regret?

I need to step back and realise that by not forgiving them I am holding onto the feelings of hurt and remembering them again and again…. building walls of impression and vision which will influence the future.

In the process of forgiving, I am letting go but also subtly helping the other person to let go as I am no longer ‘holding’ on to them with negative thoughts and feelings.

When I forgive I make peace with the past. It does not change the past but it allows the possibility of so much more in the future.

Forgiveness takes place in my own mind and heart … It has nothing to do with anyone else.

 

Om Shanti

February 23, 2017 at 12:39 pm Leave a comment

Spiritual Pilgrim

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I am a spiritual pilgrim, a spiritual traveller, travelling through time.

The journey is long – it seems to go on and on to beyond.

Where am I going to?
A gentle response, from deep within the soul, utters – It is a pilgrimage from myself back to me.

It is an incognito journey I take to find myself. A journey I take alone, that no-one else can see or understand.
It happens in this moment, and in every moment that passes by. The journey is rooted within myself – within the active experience of my thoughts, feelings and emotions.
The happiness and joy, the stress and anger, the friend and the enemy, the bonus and the challenge – these, and more, are all scenes and side scenes that I pass through each day. They are on the journey but are not the destination.

I must journey on and just let them pass…and they will. I don’t need to pack them up and carry them on my journey – that would just be excess baggage that will make the journey more difficult.

Let me not stop. Let me let go and continue my pilgrimage back to me.

Om Shanti

February 16, 2017 at 9:38 am 2 comments

Believing into Being

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When I look at myself and keep focusing on the weaknesses that exist within my own personality then it will lead me into depression.

Weaknesses do not belong to me but I have acquired them through life experiences and so it appears as if they belong to me – but they don’t!

Do I believe that?

What I need to do is see the truth within myself, about myself, and believe that.

Let me understand that I am a soul. I need to have conviction in what it means to be a soul. Believe in the soul’s true nature and innate qualities.

Without belief there is no power of authority in that truth.

Like a picture of the sun – looking at it again and again will not give me light or heat. I need to see the real sun and then I will experience it.

Experience makes us worthy and powerful.

Experience gives us spiritual authority.

 

Om Shanti

February 9, 2017 at 8:12 am Leave a comment

AUM

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AUM is the eternal sound of creation…… and I exist ……. within this eternity

A – marks the beginning, the start of the journey through time
U – signifies expansion and the sustenance of the creation
M – marks closure – going back to the essence, the point, the seed

AUM…..

And then from the seed creation takes shape once again….
This is the eternal sound and the eternal cycle of creation.
This is the sound of ‘I’, the eternal being…

AUM means ….. I exist
AUM …. I am

 

Om Shanti

February 2, 2017 at 9:05 am Leave a comment

My Original Self

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When thoughts are expressed they lead to words and action. This expression of thoughts creates an experience for the self and leaves a memory of that experience within the subconscious.

When I repeat the same words and actions again and again, they become a habit. And when habits are repeated, over time, they become my personality – it reflects the way I am.

This personality I am now, has been created, over time, through expression and experience. Layers of experiences have superseded each other with dominating personality traits overpowering more subtle and gentle ones.

I take a deep breath and reflect on this ‘created’ personality of mine and the thought arises from deep within the soul – what was my original personality? Will I ever return to that original pure personality that I was?

And my conscience responds in a whisper – this is the destiny of the soul.

 

Om Shanti

January 19, 2017 at 2:11 pm Leave a comment

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