Dialog with Loved Ones – October 2018
प्रयत्ना सफला सन्तु, सफला सन्तु मनोरथाः।
Dialogue with loved ones
The festival season is just around the corner. In the coming days, you will be celebrating Navratri, Vijayadashmi, Kartik Poornima with immense joy and fervour. As you immerse yourself in the celebrations do remember to take the solemn vows during Sadhana which will lead you to greater success in your life.
Festivals are important in our life. They renew us by banishing our mundane routine. We feel invigorated and happier while celebrating them. But, amidst, all that merrymaking do remember that festivals are a time to recharge yourself spiritually by performing Sadhanas because the stars are in the perfect alignment. Therefore, it is an auspicious occasion for performing sadhanas which will help you achieve greater success on your spiritual plane.
Always my blessings to you will be:
May all your efforts succeed and your desires get fulfilled!
Why some of your efforts succeed and the rest don’t? If this question has been plaguing you all the while, it is high time you should reflect on the intensity of your efforts. Two factors the desire to win and the commitment it takes to score the goals you have set for yourself determine your success. To a large extent, these goals define the purpose of your life and give meaning to your existence.
Desires are the fuel on the journey called life. For realizing those desires, we make plans, work harder and invoke the blessings of Shakti. Unless we become energized with Shakti, it will be difficult for us to achieve our life’s goals.
I am proud to see you all striving harder to attain your life’s objectives. Your indomitable zeal and courage are sufficient to overcome all sorts of challenges that stand between you and your life’s goals.
Invoking Shakti during Navratri has a greater significance in your life than celebration. It is integral to unraveling the shakti chakras – the fields of energy trapped within us and sadhanas hold the key to those energy fields. However, this transformation doesn’t happen overnight. It requires patience and persistence but at the same time, the sadhanas have to be performed with utmost sincerity.
Our devotion to Shakti inspires us to work harder towards mitigating challenges. There is a simple rule of success – the intensity of your efforts, the drive in your hearts will determine it. The fire in your belly comes from your inner inspiration and success is a heady mix of perspiration and inspiration which comes from your faith in the Shakti, your unshakeable devotion towards her.
Beyond the realm of affection, love manifests in your life in myriad forms. When you are imbued with love work becomes a calling, your body is your temple and the Guru is the driving force of your life. All these emotions manifest from love. Devotion does not happen in isolation. It needs the force of love to express itself. Wherever reverence goes enthusiasm follows. You cannot give your 100 percent to a goal listlessly. You have to be enthusiastic about it to allow it to manifest in your life.
What causes reverence? Why do we have reverence for Lakshmi, Shakti, Shiva, and the Guru? The reverence blossoms from your heart. It is a divine feeling and it cannot be taught or planned?
When reverence touches your heart it changes you. Just the way love does with its magical touch. You can neither invite love nor reverence. It is a realization. A deeper form of respect, devotion, and an unshakeable faith.
Love and reverence do not diminish with distance. In fact, distance grows the hearts fonder and increases reverence. I would urge you to perform sadhanas with a reverent heart. Allow the divine love to unfold in your heart when your do sadhanas then you will no longer hanker for the results.
The mere act of doing sadhanas will fulfill you and in this fulfillment lies the key to siddhi.
Often, I feel you get disheartened because your efforts have not borne fruits the way you had planned. However, if your let reverence guide your actions failures will no longer daunt you.
Kartik is an especially auspicious month for Sadhanas. Make the most of it. During Diwali perform Lakshmi Sadhanas with sincerity and reverence. Lakshmi controls our world. When we are in the fold of her grace our world changes for better – our efforts fructify, life becomes colorful and complete.
Most of us confuse Lakshmi with wealth. Once again, I would reiterate that wealth is an outcome of our efforts. Therefore, Lakshmi sadhana acts as a catalyst for the achievement of our life’s goals.
And, what goals have you set for yourself? Your goals are simple. You want wealth to live a complete life. You want to build a cordial relationship with your loved ones. You want to earn dignity and prestige for yourself.
Beyond these worldly goals, I as your Guru would urge you to work on becoming alive and conscious. Your every pore should reverberate with energy. Whatever you do pour your heart and soul into it.
You should try to align your body with the energy fields lying within your body. When the energy trapped within the chakras starts its upward movement the difference will resonate in your body in the form of heightened passion and energy.
Your life’s goals will begin to materialise. Then onwards, success will be yours.
When you visit me I can feel your reverence, your undiluted love to me. Our meeting lasts for a few minutes and it leaves you satiated and craving for more at the same time. You are sated after spending a couple of minutes with the Guru. Yet, at the same time, you crave for more. You want to experience that divine bliss once again. Filled with the longing for the next meeting you part away with me with a joyful heart and a spring in the step.
The same experience replicates during Sadhanas. Integrating with the Guru unlocks a beautiful experience within you. You become alive and pursue your goals with passion. When your efforts materialise you pause for a bit to let the feeling of success sink in you and then you set a new milestone and pursue it with relentless vigour.
If you are trying to decode success in your life you have to contend with hunger and satisfaction simultaneously. The satisfaction will come with success but it will make you hungry to achieve some more.
This is the beauty of accessing in your energy fields during Navratri. You will no longer suffer from energy stagnation. Stress will melt and you will pursue excellence and success with passion.
Reverence, dedication, passion, and faith in the Guru work in a rhythm. Your work loses monotony and becomes your calling when you imbue it with passion and faith. It is okay to feel restless until you achieve your goal. That restlessness sharpens your focus on your duty. It keeps you motivated and you will have the energy to work tirelessly towards your goal.
Drop aside all confusions. The path that you have chosen for yourself is the right one. On this path, reverence will blossom in your hearts. You have to carefully nurture that reverence throughout.
This Navratri, I bless you all to invoke the energy of Kali to accomplish your goals and Lakshmi to nourish your desires!
Perform festivities in the coming days with abandon and energy. But, do remember to perform sadhanas along with your family. I as your Guru will participate with you in your sadhanas and I am always there with for you in your moments of joy. You are mine and I am yours.
I am confident that fueled with the energy of devotion and trust, you and I will achieve many milestones in the realm of material and spiritual progress in the near future.
Stay happy always!