The late, great Dadi Janki has been and still is a mentor for thousands, if not hundreds of thousands. She created “The Call of the Time” dialogues and retreats to serve the movers and shakers of the world. She has inspired people in the field of world service who also maintained a spiritual dimension to their lives and work. Since the first dialogues began in 1998 in Oxford, UK, Dadi Janki and the cadre of those she became a spiritual resource for, were looking at this basic question: What is the call of this time for you? Now in 2020, this question is even more pertinent, whether you are navigating world issues or the challenges of your own life and assisting others to do the same.
Dadi Janki was deeply touched by the community of souls that had emerged and considered each one to be a spiritual friend. Her love for them evoked a feeling of special care and concern for what they each faced in their field of service. She shared her thoughts and insights on the inner state of being they would need to maintain in order to address the outer conditions in the world. Her consistent message to those spiritual friends was to pay attention to the quality of the thoughts in your mind and create spaces of silence in which to slow down your thoughts and bring the most elevated of them into life.
The following is a short letter written by Dadi that shares a universal message for anyone with the intention of creating a positive influence upon our world.
“In order to serve in the world at this time, we need a mind that is qualified to serve. Our thoughts, words, and actions should be aligned with the values we want to bring into the world to strengthen a foundation that seems to be falling apart. However, when many people turn inward and look for strength and power, the state of their own mind weakens their resolve to serve. What do they see?
Thoughts are like ants. They can create havoc for us, if we are not careful. Ants follow each other like an army. If one comes, then a whole troop follows. And they line themselves up is such a way that it looks like an invasion. In the same way, one wasteful or negative thought has the power to form an army and create a pattern of thinking that can defeat the soul. So observe the spiral of your thoughts. Is it an upward spiral, or a downward spiral?
Take care of the pattern of your thoughts. It takes one second for thoughts to be positive and one second for thoughts to be negative. And it takes one determined thought to transform a negative thought into a positive one.
Serving others is to offer them the gift of your elevated thoughts.“