Talk for BK IT Professionals at Om Shanti Retreat Centre, Gurgaon, Delhi, 9 February, 2019
Is there a sleeping angel inside you? Our subject today is Awakening the Angel Within. So there must be a sleeping angel inside. Is there a sleeping angel, or a sleeping devil? You are working with information technology and artificial intelligence. Artificial intelligence provides an extra dimension. Have you all seen Steven Spielberg’s film Ready Player One? It is a film about virtual reality – a reality that is not really there. The players are not interested in the reality that is there, so they hardly participate in it. They participate in another reality with other identities. How many identities do you have? Do you know all your births? You can calculate them by looking at your present sanskaras. You have enough information to calculate electronically what your births probably were by putting your…
“Creativity is connected to humility and it moves quietly in the sacred resources of the soul. I’ve often believed it to be rooted in the energy of purity which is the bedrock of creation.” Dr. Sister Jenna
TO INCREASE CREATIVITY~
Keep allowing inner space to welcome new thinking and new ways of doing and being.
Cultivate an attitude of creating a safe space for folks to share their stories with you. Believe it or not, it helps so much to create.
Do your very best in being present.
Be compassionate when listening.
Keep your notebook close so you can jot down your flow of creativity when it comes.
Be internalized when you can and observe where your thoughts are going. If it is towards waste, creativity can’t thrive. Rather gently seek to find something of pure beauty to trigger consciousness back to openness and positivity.
Lastly, ask the Highest Source of Creation -what next and listen as openly as possible.
By making this a regular practice and just being an open and caring human being, you can trigger more creativity in simple things like preparing a meal, writing a story, cleaning the stove…for there are countless humble efforts to save the world!
I would like to relate to you an incident that someone on the spiritual path once shared with me. She is a mother of two kids and and her children used to give her a really hard time in the morning. First they wouldn’t wake up and when they did, they would not get ready for school and would fight between themselves and throw tantrums and she really dreaded the mornings. Then she was introduced to the fact that our external world is a mirror image of our internal world and that if she could create the scene of a beautiful and organised morning in her mind with utter conviction, it would manifest as the reality. She found the idea interesting and thought of experimenting with it. In the early morning meditation that she had been introduced to, she refreshed her mind and starting…
Arriving upon the sacred shores of Mama Kauai in the middle of a hot and steamy August of 2000 slowed me down…way down. The air felt heavy, oppressive, yet I deeply wanted to be here. Nonetheless, I had grown accustomed to the cool mountain air of Waimea on the Big Island of Hawaii where I had resided for 7 years. Now I was in transition; after awhile I realised that what I was feeling was more a response to my inner landscape, the inner climate, rather than the outer temperature. The truth was that Mama Kauai was requiring me to do “due diligence”… to do what was right to clear, lighten, and elevate my vibration.
I wrote this poem in response to what was emerging and as an answer to the sacred call to bid farewell to the old and welcome the new. I learned quickly that honesty with the self will clean the heart and the pain, in order for soul wisdom to shine through.
Before the dawn, I lived in a sweet open-beamed 2 bedroom flat, flanked by mountains, overlooking the glorious view of Hanalei Bay and an expanse of ocean that guided the mind all the way to the ‘end of the road’ to the great mountain called Makana…God’s Gift.
I called this home a “tree house” because it was perched on the second floor up in the trees. There is something magical about having a tree, as well as mountains as neighbors. I remember my son, as a 10 year old, climbing into the bough of a great mother tree. He told me she was a female tree and spoke to him and gave him true counsel and needed sustenance. Trees never lie, compete with you, or with each other. They never speak behind your back. As a matter of fact, trees have your back. No wonder when it comes to the history of human beings on earth, our story can be portrayed as the “Tree of Life”. More on that later!
This morning I am breathing in the life-giving essence of my friends, the trees and my supports, the mountains.
Struggle can find no foothold when confronted with gentleness, because conflict can only exist when fed by two opposing forces.
Throughout life we must cope with blockages that impede our forward momentum. Whether these obstacles are of a personal, professional, or societal nature, our first instinct may be to push against the obstruction. But the simplest way to alleviate resistance is to approach it gently, with a soft manner and kind intentions. Struggle and strife can find no foothold when confronted with gentleness because conflict can only exist when fed by two opposing forces. So many areas of our lives can benefit from the application of gentleness. The beauty of gentleness lies in its multifaceted nature. It is part love, part compassion, part patience, part understanding, and part respect for others. When we move through life, we naturally attract these wonderful elements into our lives.
This does not mean that gentle people are by nature passive or meek. Rather, their copious inner power is manifested in their gentleness and their choice to move with the flow of the universe instead of against it. You can make use of gentleness in your own life by applying it in situations where you feel challenged by your circumstances or by people in your environment. As you move forward gently, the energy pervading your life will likely shift and, consequently, the blockages before you will vanish. Cooperation progresses smoothly when approached gently because all parties involved feel confident that their needs will be met. And quarrels are easily quelled with gentleness because the dualistic concepts of losing and winning are made moot by our willingness to exercise infinite patience with those whose values differ from our own.
Gentleness must be practiced, as we are inadvertently encouraged to act competitively in certain phases of our lives. At first, your established habits may make being truly gentle challenging. Yet after a time, if you commit to consciously applying gentleness to all areas of your life, whether by collaborating rather than competing or yielding graciously to the impassable roadblocks in your path in order to seek a new road, you will find that you begin to act gently habitually. Your patterns of thought and behavior become ever more peaceful, and you will discover that you encounter far less impassable resistance on your individual journey.