The 8 Spiritual Powers of the Soul

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What does Spiritual Power or Spiritual Mastery mean to you?

This article will take up each of the 8 main spiritual powers of the soul & show you how to apply them for spiritual mastery.

The knowledge of the soul and the 8 powers comes through the Brahma Kumari World Spiritual University in Rajasthan, India and is taught at B.K. Centers around the world. This knowledge  guides people of all races, creeds, belief systems, and religions back to their original birthright of self sovereignty.

Knowledge of the soul is needed to activate a change of self identification and awareness from Body Consciousness to Soul Consciousness.

Soul Consciousness is essential to living in peace, love, & harmony with yourself, others & nature.

No matter where you are presently on your life’s journey, this new awareness of the soul and the 8 main powers will elevate your thoughts and feelings about yourself and others and will increase your awareness and appreciation of the unique role you play and that other souls are playing.

As you familiarize yourself with each power, imagine what the power feels like, sounds like, and what your life will look like as you gain access and mastery to that power.

Reflect deeply on how and when to use the power and how you will feel when you are in command of each power. See yourself walking comfortably and confidently in the light of each of these eight powers.  Then check inside:


Check yourself for any  limiting, subconscious beliefs such as: spiritual mastery is reserved for the fortunate few who are mystics, saints, and sages, or other “advanced” “religious” beings.

Ask your Self, the unlimited you, to reveal all limiting beliefs, conscious and unconscious, about self-mastery.  Know that you have picked up these beliefs from the world around you. They are not true. They do not belong to you and it is time to release them.

Asking and waiting for a response will reveal the conditioned  assumptions that you have taken on board about how attainable or unattainable you believe self-mastery to be.

Your next step is to allow letting go of them to be easy.  This is an important step in freeing yourself to achieve your highest state of consciousness.

                How will you know when you’ve become a master of your spiritual power ?     

   Here’s one definition of spiritual power 

I am in my spiritual power when I am able to respond to people and situations from my original state of unlimited love, peace, purity, joy, wisdom and truth.

These qualities define who I really am.

They are my original and eternal truth and my natural state of being.

Knowing who you are makes all the difference.   As you use your original natural qualities and your spiritual powers, you realize that you are no longer living as a victim at the mercy of the inconsistency of the world and people around you.  Instead of being stuck in ‘victim consciousness‘, your awareness is of yourself living as a soul in your original state of spiritual mastery.  This is called soul consciousness. The ego is not part of the soul and its influence will diminish as you, the soul, shines through.

The more you review the knowledge of each of the eight powers, the more easily you will be able to realize them…

If you experience any power for even one second, your happiness increases so much.”

                          Murli (Raja Yoga Teachings from the Divine Source) 11/17/94

                                            These teachings about the soul are for all souls

  • As you become stable in the awareness of being a powerful soul,  it becomes easy to free yourself from old, conditioned patterns of behavior. You become free from the behaviors and outdated habits that controlled you before you realized who you are.
  • You are able to surrender negative, sorrowful, and traumatic impressions that have been left upon the soul– to the Highest on High.
  • Your original soul qualities of love, peace, purity, spiritual power, truth, joy, and bliss emerge and now guide and influence your life and the way you respond to people, situations, and circumstances.
  • Ego and attachments are no longer running the show.
  • You become detached and loving and are able to take yourself and others lightly.

 Loving, Detached, and Naturally Light

So Let’s Begin:

   The first power is called:

The Power to Withdraw

This power allows you to return to peace and find your center of internal focus by withdrawing your attention away from everything external for short periods of time every day.

Like a tortoise, moving to a position of safety, you are able to withdraw from the senses so that you are no longer controlled by them. 

With this power, you are able to disengage, when necessary, from negative or hurtful situations around you.

You become the detached observer, calm, cool, and contented. 

To build this power, give yourself time to be quiet and reflective and to contemplate upon your original nature and the nature of  Supreme Being of Goodness. Imbibe this power of Goodness or Peace or Benevolence from the Supreme.

As you cultivate this ability to withdraw, you experience how beneficial it is to retreat from the pull of the world, other people, and the five senses on a daily basis and to nurture and fortify your Self in the remembrance of the Supreme Being, who is also called and can be experienced as the Ocean of Love, Ocean of Peace.

As your sense of freedom from the outer world grows and the pull of peace from your inner world increases, your meditative time and the desire for it also increases.

the location of the soul

To be able to WITHDRAW absolutely whether from the beliefs and limitations of the ego and the roles we play, from situations, or from emotions and body consciousness…the practice is the same.  It is the practice of SOUL CONSCIOUSNESS. This body is a costume that I put on and take off. I am a soul, a point of light. Pure and Divine in essence. Full. A tiny invisible star of pure consciousness, so small it is impossible to see. I live in this body, work in partnership with this body, and I extend my life force throughout the body, BUT I am LIGHT.

This practice throughout the day of remembering this, makes the Power to Withdraw very accessible and also insures that meditation will come easily and powerfully.

The power to withdraw is possible even while engaged in activity.  Even though your thoughts must be involved during most tasks, withdraw every so often and return to your inner state of peace.

As you practice this, your thoughts will disengage when not absolutely necessary.  Your mental energy will be saved.  This is called true controlling power and brings great strength back to the soul.  The soul begins to take its rightful place as the one in charge, the sovereign being.  As you become the master of your senses and incoming stimuli, you no longer feel like a slave to emotions or to the body. You are no longer being knocked around by external circumstances. You have become comfortable and at home in your inner sanctuary.

Withdrawing or ‘going within’ creates the reward of new perspectives based on clarity and a cool head.  The power to Withdraw is all about perspective and opens up possibilities to change situations.  To Withdraw is to detach or step back from whatever the current situation is, be it feelings, emotions, confusion.  I then have room to make my mind quiet and to wait for a signal from up above before responding.  Clarity and coolness make space for the power of intuition.  The need to speak so much decreases and over-thinking is reduced.  As you experience success by following  your intuition, the feeling of self-mastery begins to accumulate.  The Power to Withdraw is the pivot for the Power to Discern.

           These are the many benefits of the Power to Withdraw.

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    The second power is The Power to Pack Up. 

It is the ability to stop all wasteful  thinking about past, present, and future events, in a second, and to remain positive, lighthearted, and free of burdens and worries.

This power is connected with the Power to Withdraw.


When withdrawing from the external world of the senses becomes natural and easy and you’ve made friends with your inner world, you will begin to notice that you are met by 3 obstacles: a chattering mind,  an analytical intellect with an endless list of questions, and a memory full of images of past impressions and experiences.  These 3 obstacles are your greatest challenges, but can be turned into your most valuable allies or advisors.  

However, because these potential ‘advisors’~ the mind, intellect, and sanskaras have gone unsupervised and accustomed to too much freedom for too long, they now mistakenly think  that they are in charge.  This is not their  fault; it is simply the result of what has happened to you, the soul, over time. Now is the time, to take back the reins.

The Raja Yoga Teachings tell us that the human journey upon the earth has consisted of playing various roles in different lifetimes. All these experiences are imprinted upon the soul. The impact of these experiences may be active or dormant. Traumatic and repetitive experiences make a deeper impression upon the soul and usually have a stronger impact upon our present life.  Inadvertently,  your past-life experiences can overshadow your present perceptions and influence and cloud your thinking.    This occurred during the lifetimes in which our consciousness of being a soul was dominated by the consciousness of the 5 senses and their influences upon the body.  The presence or awareness of being the soul, the master navigator of the ship had become eclipsed by the mistaken identity of the physical parts we were playing.  Compare this process to an  actor, who forgets he is playing the part of Hamlet and at the end of the play is completely traumatized by the final scene in which blood and corpses dominate the stage floor. The director of the play notices the actor’s reactive condition and steps in to remind him that it was only a play and that now it is time to take off the costume and return to the peace of his own home and get some much needed rest.

As you come into the awareness of being a peaceful, loving soul, you are freed from mental and physical tiredness, trauma, and malaise.  As you become the master of your life, your mind, intellect, and memories will stop creating problems based on past associations.  They will be sustained by the soul’s growing ability to guide and support them positively.

Your advisors the mind, intellect, and sanskaras (impressions and memories) welcome the intervention of the soul whose presence brings truth to the forefront- this is restorative to the mind and intellect, who have been deeply influenced sometimes positively and often negatively by all the comings and goings of the parts you have played. This shouldn’t become a power struggle between the soul and its advisors; make friends with your mind and treat it as a mother would care for a child who had gone astray.  All this can happen through meditation and contemplation.  With the kindness of a mother or a  friend, encourage your mind to relax and to slow down the production of thoughts.  Guide your mind to indulge in the luxury of silence.

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When your inquiring intellect asks why it should be quiet, help it to realize that the understanding it desires only comes through listening and observing, not through relentless questioning and searching.  Invite it to relax, detach, and be a loving observer.

As you learn to slow down and enjoy the silence, you won’t be tempted to jump on every train of memories that races up from your memory-bank.   Let the memories come and go. Past is past.  Refuse to get on the memory train and these interruptions from the past will become less frequent.

This second power to “pack up” is crucial to keep you the soul, in the driver’s seat, in the present moment of awareness, moving in the direction of your choice.

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The 3rd power is the Power to Tolerate~ with this power you become like a fruit bearing tree that remains unaffected by the storms, the floods, and droughts of life and you respond to challenges with a positive frame of mind. Be like a mature, fruiting tree which when pelted by stones, drops its fruit in return. Have no irritation or annoyance… nothing will disturb your light frame of mind when you invoke the power to tolerate. golden light and tree

This ability comes with ease when you stay seated on your internal seat of the soul as the detached observer.  You are loving, involved, and detached at the same time.  In this light frame of mind, you can tolerate all types of situations and people, and the feeling of having to tolerate doesn’t even arise!  Instead you easily maintain your equanimity, your neutrality, by  understanding and accepting that everyone has their own unique part to play, and is playing it as best as they can.  This attitude will  develop the virtue of mercy for others, and yourself, too!

As you begin to practice the power of tolerance, you’ll realize that the first thing you’ll need to tolerate is your own inner reactions and triggers, as buried negative memories and emotions emerge.  Tolerance becomes possible when you detach from the thoughts and feelings by remembering that you are not your thoughts and feelings; you are the creator of your thoughts and feelings.  This awareness frees you to take charge of them and to create thoughts that are positive. It really is a game of awareness!

As you become adept at tolerating yourself, it is easier to tolerate others.  You appreciate your role in this world drama as a vital one.  You realize that you are a conscious being tolerating the actions of others by accepting their energy and  returning it with a higher quality of energy. (like the mature fruit tree giving its fruit to the one who threw stones at it)

Mastery of this power gives you the attainment of  radiating love in the face of insult, ridicule,  ignorance, rejection, criticism, and even hatred.  As a master of tolerance, you become a transformer of energy and are crowned with one of the highest values of life.

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The fourth power is ~The Power to Accommodate.  Like the ocean which receives all rivers that flow into it, you accommodate all in a state of equanimity and remain unaffected by past situations. You accept and encourage the presence, ideas, and wishes of others, easily. 

Visualize yourself as a master of accommodation who like the mighty ocean, accepts every river that flows into it, whether clean or polluted.  Yes, this is a big one!

Affirm: I am able to adjust myself and transform all that is happening around me with the power of accommodation and good wishes. I’m able to accommodate relationships and circumstances when I leave the  past in the past. As I embrace this truth, that past is past, the future appears clear and bright.

This doesn’t mean that you adjust to an atmosphere that is weakening or compromising. Rather through your broad outlook you transform negatives into positives, defects into virtues.  You are able to transform any scene that shows up into something beneficial.

The ability to accommodate others is a major challenge today. It means accepting and adjusting to someone else’s flow, working with another’s ideas, understanding another’s needs, being flexible, and tuning in.  For example, let’s say symbolically you are faced with a person who is ‘dying of thirst’.  Somehow you are not aware of it and instead of giving water, you offer diamonds, gold,  great advice, everything and anything, but a glass of water.  What the person wants is so simple, yet until he or she receives the water, it is difficult to value anything else that is offered.

Being accommodating requires a sense of fearlessness, which gives you the capacity to flex enough to allow a situation to develop naturally. Fearlessness, on your part, allows another to make their demands upon you.

Ask yourself: How fearless is my capacity to adjust and accommodate others to maximize the potential in each opportunity for the greatest  benefit for all?  The result of fearlessness is benevolence, a virtue that is god-like in nature and attracts more ot itself into life!  

Anahola Praying Maiden

The fifth power is ~The Power to Decide. This is the ability to accurately assess all situations with clarity and confidence.  The power to decide or to ‘judge’ allows me to know the quality of my own choices, decisions, and actions. It does not include  judging others; no-one has that right. As I grow in this ability, I can make clear, quick, accurate, and unbiased decisions.  For this I need to be above the influence of situations and the emotions and opinions of others. I also need a clear understanding of what is right and wrong.

As my power to tolerate and accommodate all people and all situations grows, I sense (judge) that I have matured into a wise soul who makes accurate, authentic judgments (decisions).  I have gained the immense power to see myself, situations, and others for the sake of acting in accord with harmony.  The power to decide or judge is the power to choose truth, even if I must stand alone in that truth.

The power to decide/judge is intrinsically connected with the power to discriminate; for to discriminate or discern is the ability to correctly evaluate the thoughts, words, and actions of myself and others as a benevolent empress.  While the Power to Judge manifests outwardly, it relies on the Power to Discriminate, an inner process connected with the inner knowing and wisdom of the intellect.

When inner knowing is acted upon, it has great impact upon the world.  The one who uses the power of discernment is making a statement that “I trust myself; I am clear that my actions are worthy and will bring success.  I’m prepared to stand by my choices and be accountable for the consequences.”

I trust that I can accurately assess any situation with clarity and confidence and decide how to respond.  In a detached, neutral state of mind, I judge my own thoughts, words, and actions to see if they are beneficial to the scene in which I find myself.  I become the judge of myself, rather than a lawyer defending myself and judging others!

If I see someone moving outside of the divine laws, there are two possible attitudes to choose from, other than judgment.  If someone is doing something wrong and doesn’t realize it, I adopt the quality or virtue of mercy to inspire him or her to make corrections by being an example.

If someone does realize they are acting against divine law and they are making an effort to overcome it, I maintain an attitude of respect and endeavor to empower him or her with my thoughts by seeing them as a ‘pure soul’. To accurately judge/access the needs of others and to assist them spiritually means that I must be free of self-interest.

Kindness is the Highest Form of Wisdom

                                               Brief Review of the first 5 Powers

I am able to rely on my judgments, assessments, and decisions only when:

(1)  I withdraw and restore my inner power as a soul,

(2)  I pack up and put a full stop to wasteful thinking,

(3)  I’m able to tolerate the emergence of any negative feelings, and

(4)  I can accommodate the ideas, desires, actions, and presence of others.

When I have mastered the 4 powers above then:

(5) I’m able to make accurate, authentic judgments and decisions and create powerful responses to life. I’ve found the balance of love and law~ spiritual love tempered by spiritual principles.

However, if I know the best course of action and don’t follow that ‘knowing’, it indicates that I’m not in command of the Power to Judge and Decide.

When I check in with myself, it is not to punish or shame myself, but to decide if my thoughts, words, and actions are consistently of the highest quality.  Only by checking in will I be able to change and make the adjustments I wish to make. This is called the process of checking and changing!

While I don’t judge others, I do review their actions…for rightness, for quality, and for value.  I’m an eternal student and learn from everything and everyone around me.  I have no need to judge any person for I know that innately all are good, even if their actions may demonstrate otherwise.

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The sixth power is the Power to Discern.

 Like the trained eye of the jeweler who discerns the real from the imitation, clarity of mind discerns the beneficial from the destructive and truth from falsehood in a second.

To clearly see what’s true from what’s not, and to know what’s really going on, I have to step back (as in the Power to Withdraw). Detaching from my opinions, desires and from the situation, I perceive much more clearly. Interestingly, stepping back acts like a magnifying glass-I am able to focus on the whole picture and all of its parts…I understand the truth of it in a second. I attain certainty.  I am not just seeing through the physical eyes, but with the inner eye, the spiritual eye – or third eye. This is the power of clarity, to see with different eyes and to hear with different ears. It is about trusting yourself even in the face of opposing opinions. 

The power to discern brings with it the power to listen to what is known deep within and to discern the subtler aspects of life. The Power to Discern is a beautiful key to unlocking the appearance of magic in your life. And while magic exists always as certainly as you do, it is the Power to Discern that allows you to capture the wonder, seeing it with a divine vision, a third eye. Then your security becomes anchored in the quality of your thoughts and actions today. You realize  that tomorrow doesn’t exist in your mind, tomorrow is a consequence of the alignment of virtues and actions that happen today.                                                                              (1)The Four Faces of Woman:Caroline Ward

Discernment uses the capacity to see the three aspects of time: the past, the present, and the future to assess the best course of action.  This power of the soul realizes that sometimes the best route is to take no action at all.

Discrimination supports the soul in not reacting.

The spiritual sight required to act from truth is only possible when there is an understanding of the laws and principles governing the course of human life.  Knowledge of the laws of nature, both physical and spiritual, restore one’s sight and clear the ability to discern and discriminate.  Only then can the illusions of  insecurity, superficial beauty and falsehood parading as truth, be dispelled.  Only then will things of temporary value be perceived and separated from those of eternal value.

Without the development of this inner ability to discriminate, one’s journey is a path of many dead ends and frequent mistakes.

A master discerns exactly where she is going and seldom makes the same mistake twice.

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The seventh power is called the Power to Face. With this power, nothing seems like an obstacle, but rather like a stepping stone to victory.  You have the ability to confront and resolve external and internal obstacles, test, and challenges. To lack this power means to be dominated by external dramas.

When your inner strength has been restored and fortified with knowledge and spiritual power from the Source, you are able to face and conquer all the inner dragons that emerge on your quest.  In the symbology of the saints, dragons are slayed with sword and armor. In this case, you face your false dragons with truth and honesty and thereby put misleading beliefs, illusions, and destructive habits to rest.  With the power to face, you know that nothing is too fearsome to handle.  The soul is equipped with all the powers required to face whatever comes in front of it.  This may take the form of overwhelming emotions, lack of self worth, attacks by others, or situations that seem impossible, insurmountable.  The magic of the power to face is truth balanced by love; with the power to face intact, the soul will face the external tests of lies, corruption, fears, and hatred equally by walking towards them and seeing the true nature of each situation. This power looks deeply to find the hidden benefit and beauty within each circumstance and to respond only to that.

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Tests can come in the silence of your meditations or dreams as ancient images and feelings emerge from the dark and distant past. Horror, terror, or simply error will test your power to look at them squarely in the face, forgive yourself, and move on.  Remember past is past.  The power to face will bring the light of the day into any darkness that threatens your positive destination.

A master thrives on challenge and there is no such thing as failure, only feedback. Remember change and chaos are often inevitable companions on the spiritual journey. Since there is no better time than the present, your mantra as the master, must be ‘just face it, face it right now.’  A master knows that delay is costly. A master acts from the position of not being alone!

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Last, but not least, is the eighth power of Cooperation.  As you develop your ability to give your time, experience, and wisdom in service to others, you don’t feel that you are competing against anyone.  Co-operation requires the surrender of the ego.

To truly see someone’s highest qualities of character and not their weakness is an act of profound co-operation. The offering of powerful, though subtle thoughts towards the success of another soul is incognito, but invaluable co-operation. The generous showering of good feelings upon a friend or foe when they are down is selfless cooperation.  Co-operation is priceless when it comes in the form of inspiration and a constantly positive attitude regardless of the size of a perceived disaster!!!

To accept, acknowledge, and appreciate others is to co-operate with their journey, giving them the fuel of encouragement to spark their efforts.  Co-operation is essential for unity and harmony. It’s the only way to fly for the highest good of all.

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Have you ever been in love with anyone?  Have you been infatuated?  Impressed?  Influenced? The answer is probably “Yes” to at least one of the above. And oh, how we either shout out of joy or sadness when we wake up from that dream, obsession, or when that illusion shatters!

This article is not about falling in love and the consequences of breakup! Sorry to disappoint you!  It’s about how we give our soul power away to the one we have made bigger than life … in our head. It’s more about being under the spell of someone’s energy; under their influence; we are either charmed by their charismatic personality, or we see them as competition, or as an obstruction on our path to success. Either way, we give them more importance than we need to.  They occupy valuable ‘real estate’ in our mind where they take up space without paying any rent!

In his book “Thinking Fast and Slow”, Daniel Kahneman describes the “Halo Effect” as a form of “discriminatory bias”.  He says, “The Halo Effect means that if you like a person, you’ll probably like everything about them.”

The attraction influence

In case you are wondering whether you are under the spell of someone or not, these are some of the signs to look out for:

  • We will find ways to connect with the object of our obsession, through wanting to be in the same breakout group, or arrange timings to be in the same place at the same time.
  • We create the same or similar hobbies just to be able to spend more time together.
  • We will seek positive feedback from them; and get super upset and sulk when there is any negative feedback! We may become super-sensitive!
  • We will turn to them first when there is a tragedy in our life.
  • We will seek compassion and comfort from them when we receive hurtful comments in person, or via email from others.
  • We expect them to take our side in debates and voting.
  • We will assume we know what they like and that it’s “OK” to choose for them.
  • We become over familiar – and in fact the person can sometimes be seen in our mind as ‘ours’.
  • We fail to realize that we are living under some else’s shadow.

This is very dangerous because we can actually start to disrespect this person and see them as an object and possession, as we sub-consciously attach the label of ‘mine’ to them.  We do not know what they want and yet we speak for them and ‘guess’ on the basis of what ‘we think’ they want.  We stop giving them the respect and courtesy to think and speak for themselves.

Remember: this is not about ‘being in love’ it’s about being impressed and influenced by this person.  Or shall we say it’s about having our mind captured by someone or something.  The media tries to do this all the time … on TV they call this improving the ratings, in social media language we collect more ‘hits’, and in the real world it’s known as growing a ‘fan club’.

The influence upon us, even against our own rational mind and conscience, is extremely unhealthy.  This is where we can easily be influenced under gang and peer pressure, or by that ‘special one’.  As we fall under that influence we get affected, we are no longer the neutral observer, unbiased and appreciating the good qualities of others.  Indeed we begin to take a partisan stance, where we can only see the good from our side of the fence.

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The Comparative Influence

We will go out of our way to undermine those we perceive as the competition.  We become influenced in a comparative way… then jealousy begins.  Then what do we do:

  • We ‘follow’ them consistently (by not following them)! We keep an eye on their Instagram and Facebook accounts to see what they’re up to … in a stalkerish way!
  • We envy their life … We wish we had it.
  • We will be jealous of their achievements.
  • When someone is talking to us who finds them pleasant and amiable, we begin to speak about their faults and weaknesses.
  • We look for opportunities to put them down.
  • We seek control in group processes.
  • We want attention.
  • We try and prove ‘ourselves’ to be more efficient.

Remember: this is not about an obvious dislike for the person, it’s like the runner beside us. We don’t hate them but we definitely want to over-take them!  There is an energy of comparison and competition, because somewhere we believe they are greater than us in some way.  Maybe it comes down to insecurity and a lack of self-respect, and hence, we want to excel … to race past and achieve victory over them.  We can see their weaknesses whilst not knowing our own.

What’s the point of telling you all this?

So, what is the problem with all this?  You might say, “Nothing.  That’s life.” However, it stops us from BEING POWERFUL. It stops me from being ME. When I allow myself to be impressed and ‘coloured’ by another, that dilutes my own ‘colour’.

And the noteworthy thing is that everyone can see these subtle attractions or aversions taking place … except ourselves.  The fact that we have an opinion either way implies that we have been swayed in one or other direction. We are also blind to the consequences of these interactions; we see nothing wrong with them, in fact we justify them when we are confronted. Which in itself indicates that there is something amiss if we have to stand in defence.

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So, what can I do?  How can I come out of this?

Firstly, I need to ask myself: Do I truly want to become free from the subservience of these energies?  Then I need to become free from over thinking and waste.  If I want to become free, to maintain my clarity and the ability to make unbiased decisions, then I have to work to remain free.

Secondly, to ask myself: Do I want to become a powerful person? To think for myself, without the influence of another, to stand up for what I believe in and not what my ‘other half’ believes … Am I ready to stand in my own power and self-respect?

Thirdly, to recognize that if I want to win the trust of others I need to be neutral. People will not tell me why they don’t trust me. They will just not trust me. It’s an energetic thing, and it is very powerful and very subtle.  It’s more like a basic instinct.  We see this at work in the animal kingdom. For example, cats and dogs will trust us and therefore come close to us, or they will run far with fear.

Once we have established what we want then we need to take steps to maintain our independence.  We need to be ever vigilant about these dynamics that are playing out in our relationships.  We have to pay close attention to our mind, to set our attitude towards co-operation and not competition.  We want to stop the energy depletion. Just like a machine, and for the system to work smoothly and efficiently, it requires regular maintenance, proper handling and oiling.  In our relationships, we need to oil them with the vibe of good wishes. This creates harmony in life.

So, if you really want all this freedom then it’s time to become mentally and emotionally independent and strong.  Recognize your own self-worth and preserve your power.  Do not give it away to others.

It’s Time… to become neutral and have equal good wishes for everyone.

© ‘It’s Time…’  by Aruna Ladva, BK Publications London, UK

Place Hamsa hands, Om signs or Nazar (eye shaped amulets) to ward off evil.
Burn sage. Place salt in bowls in corners of your home to ward of evil energies
leave for 24rs and then throw in your bin outside.

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A Great Mahatma Speaks about the Power of Faith and the Inner World

Mahatma is not a position, it is a state of being.”

The power of faith in the self allows the soul to stay stable and steady; to keep moving even when I think that no one is looking at me or noticing what I’m doing. Really there is no need to look for recognition or praise. All I have to do is just continue to become worthy through purposeful actions. Love us automatically engendered in others for me as a result of my good actions. I receive blessings from others in the form of pure wishes and I am seen as a humble instrument.

Each of us has our inner world which we are creating inside ourselves. Become a detached observer to see what type of a world you have created for yourself.

The types of thoughts you have, are the indication of the type of world you are creating inside yourself. Whatever feelings are in your heart create the atmosphere of your inner world. If you are influenced by someone, or suppressed by someone, then that is like an invasion of your world. The best way to insure the security and protection of your inner world is to invite the Higher Power in. The more time you give to sit with the One, the more the Higher Power comes into your world. If you invite anyone else into your inner world, then the Higher Power goes away. This One is the Comforter of Hearts. We must keep the temple of our hearts clean, so the Supreme can come and rest in our hearts.

Do You Know What Spiritual Practice Really Means?

Dadi Janki Speaks

“At this time, it is important to ask yourself, ‘How can I get closer to God?’

Experience God as the Ocean of Knowledge and as the Ocean of Love. When you experience the unlimited, all limitations automatically fall away. Spiritual power is a combination of knowledge and love.

A soul with spiritual power will remain light and will know how to adjust to whatever happens in the world around him or her.

There is an expression, ‘liberation in life in a second’. This means to be able to go beyond a situation in a second. And this is something that each of you can learn to do according to the situations you encounter.

Spiritual Practice means using spiritual power in your practical life. When you practice this, there will be no need to think too much or to say too much. And then you begin to see things differently.

When you look at something, see it as God would see it. See yourself as God sees you. Be useful to God. God gets many tasks done through such souls at this time-the souls who see things as God sees them.

Understand who you are and what God wants from you.”

Thoughts are like….ants…

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 in 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.


Serving others is to offer them the GIFT of your ELEVATED THOUGHTS. {Dadi Janki}

What the World Needs Now???

Why is it important for us to create an atmosphere of peace?

We should have so much peace and silence accumulated inside that when a situation arises, the vibrations of our accumulated peace are able to transform it. That situation should not cause us to lose our peace. We shouldn’t change, but the situation should turn around because of our peace.

What the world needs now is purity, peace, and truth. Originally these were our personal property, which we have lost and want returned to us. These unlimited treasures will be useful to us forever.

If I am to reclaim my inner source of peace, then let my thoughts be connected to God, the unlimited Ocean of Peace. Let my thoughts be aligned with my true nature, my honor. I must remember that I am a peaceful soul.

What Happens When You Begin a Habit?

First you make your habits & then they make you

The beginning of a habit is like an invisible thread. Every time you repeat the act you strengthen the strand. Add to it another filament with each repetition, until it becomes a great cable and binds you irrevocably to each thought and act.

Your habits are either the best of servants or the worst of masters.



Make time to practice reaching the inner space of Silence that brings untold benefit.

An untold benefit of silence is that it brings you into
the part of you that is pure and perfect…

The place in you that is innocent and untouched by the less than perfect characteristics you’ve acquired by living in a less than perfect world.

Silence brings benefit by opening
the place within which is filled with divine qualities.

It opens you to a portal of a constant state of resourcefulness and well-being.

Silence holds the key to this place of freedom from conflict and negativity of any sort.

Silence opens you to the Still-Point-within where you find a deeply refreshing experience. When you reach there, you will know by the sweet smile which takes over your lips.

A Practical benefit of SILENCE is that you manage your thoughts better.

You will find that there is no need to think as much as you did; that simply sitting in Silence will emerge, effortlessly, much of all that you need.

Another benefit is that the experience of Silence releases you from the grip of your negative programming and conditioning.

You will more easily experience the truth of your inner peace and dignity. This further aids the mind in remaining focused and capable.

THIRDLY, the power of Silence can be shared. As you increase your experience of Silence, your power can help those without power to continue in their efforts to grow in awareness of this place of silence and experience peace. Your treasure of Silence plus the additional treasure of true, powerful thoughts will help others go beyond the limited into the unlimited and the divine.

It feels so good to “go beyond” in this way, to leave behind thought and speech and become quiet for a little while.

It’s so refreshing and nourishing; it’s habit-forming.

Love for spiritual introversion, solitude and silence complements our life in such a beautiful way.”

From: Companion of God-Dadi Janki- former Head of Brahma Kumaris

Dearest Soul,
                    Please share these thoughts in the beautiful way you do, with someone else to lighten their life! It may not be in the form of an email; it could be in the form of “good wishes for their well-being and pure feelings towards that soul”…simply by thinking and directing these true, pure thoughts towards someone you care about, you can lighten their mind and increase their spiritual power so that they have enough energy to rise above their difficulties and challenges.

Detached and Oh, So Lovely!

May you be free from the limitations of your mind, free from the bondage of too many thoughts, and from negative thoughts. Free yourself from mental slavery! Yes, may you be a Bestower of Liberation and experience such joy, far beyond the temporary, limited senses. Truly the quality of your habits and your thoughts is the elevator that will take you up or down. Free yourself from the habit of seeing other’s faults or weaknesses. What you see, you tend to absorb. See goodness, see the spark within each human entity. Experience the lightness and brightness of you, the soul. After all, this body is oh, so temporary. To become attached to anything temporary will bring only temporary happiness, with a wake of sorrow following close behind.

Retreat into the timeless nature of you the soul, and your original, eternal home, far beyond this earth, for it is presently being swept clean in preparation for our NEW BEGINNINGS. This is truly the end of an Epic Cycle. Souls have become tired from playing our mortal games, sooo many costume changes, different parts, different roles, lifetime after lifetime! Find and enter your original Purity, your original Happiness, your original Peace.

Turn up the volume of the original Melody of Happiness that lies deep within so that no notes of sorrow can be heard. To do this, recognize your true nature as a soul, detached, distinct, and separate from this body of matter. Recognize your true self, always governed by Love and Light. Recognize this truth of yourself and begin to find it in others, too. Remember the original Kingdom of Happiness that reigned upon this earth. Find it inside first. Be of Faith that it is soon to come, once again.

In this way, become detached from this old world of sorrow and vice, of greed and anger, of violence and grief! This is all passing, dissolving, melting to make way for our original truth.

The original nature of the soul is that of a peaceful, loving observer, the one who experiences and co-creates beauty, joy, peace, and love.

The Soul, YOU, so Detached!!! And Oh so Lovely!!!

6 Women Speaking About Themselves & What Spirituality and Self Appreciation Means to Them

Six women gathered for their first Zoom Meeting together. Each was invited to join the group to read and discuss the spiritual contents of a book called “The Four Faces of Woman” by Caroline Ward.

In our opening session we shared our reasons for joining the group…it sounded something like this. Each one had the aim to become authentic, loving, beautiful, trusting, and aware.

Connection was highlighted~ connection to the self, others and God.

We were connected. Connected by the joy to know all that is divine within the self and in the One Above.

One participant said that to her “Spirituality” meant: the awareness of God and our own Divine Nature that eventually sends Light Out into Everything!

Another said for her Spirituality meant to realize the deep significance of Silence in connecting with God…that Silence is the way to do it!!!

Another said for her Spirituality is a way of life, as well as life-changing.

And yet another said Spirituality was the interconnectedness she felt with her Guardian Angel who was helping her to be kinder and more loving to people and animals.

Honesty was in the air and a deep sense to share from the heart.

And more importantly for some,

to listen from the heart.

Question: What did you especially appreciate about yourself that made 2022 more doable and even successful?

The women’s responses were profoundly relevant to the qualities needed by our world, its leaders, and people as we go forward.

#1 : Appreciation of the Self is Important

One soul commented on the tumultuousness of 2022 and that she relied on her quality of Flexibility in order to respond to the many changes in an accepting way while standing in her truth.

Another soul said that Peace and Silence in these trying times helped her to navigate.

Another courageous soul said Love and Faith in God and Trust in Life helped her shift from “being a mess” into a Loving Being with Self-Respect.

And yet another bright soul said: Forgiveness in Family Matters was what she appreciated about herself this year. She reflected I’m easy and don’t hold grudges…yet I’m still feeling challenged ~To Forget!!!

And another beautiful soul shared that taking responsibility for her feelings was what got her through 2022 with more grace.

Our Goals for 2023 sounded like this:

Emerging optimism, harmony, and time for meditation so I can make the changes to be responsive to others and even my community in a positive way.

Being more present and patient with myself…dropping the struggle…appreciative of the little things…AND trusting myself to Be My SELF.

Going deeper into silence and Oneness. Keeping the Connection with the One Above.

More Silence and Nature Time to bring into the rest of Life.