With the elections in the US, it is a good time to introspect on our lives, the world around us and how we can make it a better place for everyone. Those practice spirituality have a somewhat different view and disposition towards events like elections.
Now, more than ever, we face one of the most challenging periods in our lives. Many people are having or fear facing a period when many things can go wrong quite quickly and easily.
Unfortunately, these are also when spiritual self-improvement can take a back seat as we can get overwhelmed with too many things. Sure, some of us will use this opportunity to go deeper spiritually, but the chaos and challenging times usually take too much of a toll on our attention.
And so, more often than not, things begin to deteriorate on many fronts. We start getting into a downward spiral, a vicious cycle where things start getting worse progressively.
Not all downward spirals need to be severe or earth-shattering. Some or even most can be the slow degradation variety and can also be in a particular facet or aspect of our lives.
The problem is that we don’t realize we’re in a downward spiral until things have gotten terrible. We are unlikely to take corrective action until we see severe outcomes.
For instance….we may find we’ve been eating unhealthy and skipping exercise over many months. Our relationships may be strained for a long time and at the point of breaking. Our finances may be slowly deteriorating as the savings begin to go down. Our jobs may feel stale and not motivating enough. None of these have to necessarily happen simultaneously, but they certainly can in isolation.
Or, the most popular one for those pursuing self-improvement – our interest, motivation and progress on spirituality and higher pursuits is waning continuously, and we’re hitting new lows every now and then.
So, how do we break out of such periods of downward spirals in our lives?
A healthy and special dose of spirituality is the only real way to motivate our physical, mental and emotional selves to get out of the rut.
The dictionary describes the Seventh Heaven as a state of intense happiness and extreme joy. That is, of course, if one were to exclude the religious definitions for that phrase. Yet, whether religion or the casual use of the phrase, human beings have never had a tangible and realistic way of realizing such a state and actually experiencing it in their lives.
You can definitely achieve this in Sahaja and live it fully. It is real, practical and well within reach if you are willing to focus and work hard. The results are, of course, well worth it.
Here’s how you can experience that state, or better still, spend a more substantial part of your conscious life being in that state. Here’s also why it can be elusive in today’s world of distractions and a tremendous downward force pulling us down and away from that blissful state.
In one of my recent online meditation sessions, I decided to choose the topic of love and its spiritual significance. Love is an ages-old feeling and phenomenon that is perhaps most widely and loosely used in our lives. To confirm this, I started looking up the dictionary meaning of the word and was hardly surprised at how the world understands it.
In fact, the meanings got more and more ridiculous and plainly wrong as I went down the list of various definitions of love.
A profoundly tender and passionate affection for another person? That’s way too shallow.
A feeling of warm personal attachment as for a parent, child or friend? I’d argue that it’s quite the opposite – those who love do so without any attachments.
Sexual passion and desire? Now, it clearly was time to toss the dictionary as useless for understanding what love really is.
So, let’s try and understand what love really means at a very evolved level of existence – in a spiritual person’s life.
As millions of people are waking up to a new reality triggered by the coronavirus, now is the time to get real about everything. We need real and powerful solutions. We need a sense of control and immense power placed in our hands to fight this war. And fight it at every level – individual, family, neighborhood, community, country and the world. Especially, when there appear to be no medical solutions immediately available. Scientists, medical experts, economists are all merely guessing and speculating. No one has a concrete answer or solution to how things will pan out.
Enter the most powerful form of spiritual meditation that works on an ancient energy dating back to at least 14,000 years ago.
While the form of meditation we offer is 50 years old (it was founded in 1970), the underlying power behind it is well known.
Sahaja meditation is an extremely powerful form of meditation capable of holistic healing and for many aspects in our lives, a form of protection. These include protection from harmful effects on our health, well-being, personality improvement, relationship and even our financial well-being. But above all this, it provides access to the unexplored and the powers that lie there.
That average meditation that you’ve been reading about or even trying or seems to be wildly popular – you need to throw it out right now.
Enough of the mental mumbo jumbo and flimsy solutions like being mindful and merely relieving stress. Or trying to appear cool by meditating. We need something a lot deeper that makes a stronger and longer-term impact. It should protect us from harm, heal our problems in many different ways and take us to a new level in our evolution. It should help us find the purpose of our lives, while giving us the security and confidence to deal with just about anything.
It’s time to do a reality check on what real meditation is and should be. And how you can embrace one into your lifestyle.