Just as there exist special spiritual places of power in the world, i.e. highly potent fields that help us heal and gain existential insights, there are also beneficial objects through which enhanced universal energies flow. As I live in the ‘sacred city’ of Rishikesh on the banks of the ‘sacred river’ Ganga in the ‘sacred mountains’ of the Himalayas, I would like to make some authentic ‘sacred tools’ available to those of you who are outside of India and can not travel here.
The word sacred in this context means a spiritually elevated status. The term indicates the possibility of direct experience of a greater intelligence and positive energies, which can also be described as divine. And it is those benevolent powers of our existence that touch our soul and remind us of our own divine essence and origin.
To support you in everyday life, to deepen your spiritual practice, to protect yourself from negative influences, or simply to elevate your soul, I offer traditional, handcrafted objects, which I get blessed for you by Ma Ganga in the Brahmamuhurta* Hours before sunrise – charged on the river bank with the pure, healing waters of the emerald-colored Ganges in the Himalayas.
Here is a spontaneous conversation I just had with my professor for Clinical Hypnosis, Dr. Yogesh Choudhary. He is 70+ and has a wealth of wisdom to share. We talk about the global lockdown, its opportunities, dangers and damages, about life, death, love, Earth as well as energetic and spiritual aspects in the current context.
Topics covered:– state of humanity & Earth – material vs spiritual aspects of life– greed & consumerism – lethargy & restlessness (tamas / rajas) – interferences with nature & dangers of playing god – lockdown as opportunity to look within & realise what is important – awaken to the reality of the soul – free will choice of humans – decision makers & abuse of power – bias & lack of information in msm – the need for introspection – inner voice & intuition – nature might have to resort to bring back order – biggest spiritual event in India 2021 – how to transform fear – power of fear of death – power of love – diseases & energies not conducive to love – today’s anti-spiritual education – when elders don’t display fearlessness, effects on children & society – the subtle body beyond the physical – what remains when you die
Audio recording of our conversation (52 mins.) – best to listen to it with headphones:
“We are giving more importance to the physicality of life. Not the spirituality of life. So if this pandemic was forced upon us by the powers that be, if over a period of time, maybe six months or a year, people can awaken to the reality of the soul, then it will be beneficial. I wish everybody that they awaken. The main thing of this pandemic is that they awaken. The first stage of awakening is, can they somewhere trigger themselves to see that we are meant for more than what we feel we are. It’s much more than that. We are a soul. We’ve got a body, but we’ve got to ascend to a higher dimension than from where we came.” – Dr. Yogesh Choudhary
“Greed is the major energy which has captured nearly 98% of the people. We are in the grip of greed.” – Dr. Yogesh Choudhary
“If the parents are afraid and they are depicting fear in the house, it is going to affect the child. I don‘t know what tendencies we are going to leave behind. The elders don’t display fearlessness. Take precaution but don‘t be so fearful.” – Dr. Yogesh Choudhary
“How do you tune into your inner knowing? How can you trust your own voice? This is also nothing that gets trained in education. So people might feel something is off, but how can they learn to really trust their inner voice and intuition? How can that connection to the true communication channel, which is the higher self or the divine, how can that be established, is another big question.” – Marina
“If we don’t gain momentum of individuals that are woke and really make decisions for the organic way of living, then Earth does not end up in a good space.” – Marina
If we come across someone who harbours envy, competition or even hatred towards us without reason, it can be helpful to know that their emotions usually link back to an abusive childhood.
A jealous person tends to have experienced prolonged comparisons, loneliness, envy, disdain or criticism at some stage in their formative years (between conception and adolescence), which caused emotional wounding and a distorted sense of self. Classic: narcissistic mother and / or father who are abusive, unattentive and unable to provide loving encouragement to their child.
Although both parents are important, the mother-daughter dynamics as well as the son-father dynamics are particularly influential. If a mother is jealous of her daughter‘s accomplishments, the child not only becomes confused, but often gives up to secure mum’s approval. It seems easier and perhaps safer for the daughter to do nothing and therefore not expose herself to criticism. A destructive pattern that runs through all her adult life and gets passed on to the next generation, if it remains unhealed.
The son of a narcissistic father tends to get idealised and expected to fullfill his father‘s vision. The son is not seen for who he really is. And he is never able to live up to dad‘s ideal. Therewith has a similarly abusive childhood as the above described daughter: emotional enmeshment and lack of acknowledgement, leading to self-doubts, confusion, suppressed anger and sadness, shame and insecurity.
12 Signs Someone is Secretly Jealous of You: 1. Sabotages you with their Advice 2. Subtle Rivalry 3. Imitates you in some way 4. Steals your ideas / opportunities 5. Deceptive Compliments 6. Rarely admires you with Sincerity 7. Ignores your Creative Output 8. Embarrasses you in front of others 9. Incoherent Responsiveness 10. Starts / spreads Rumours 11. Dislikes you for No Reason 12. Will make you feel Inferior
So while the person who displays jealousy towards you is surely in need healing (above all inner child integration and a spiritual practice that facilitates self-awareness), it is not your job to fix him or her.
When people, things or situations trigger us, and this means we get emotionally explosive or numb – e.g. irritated, upset, angry, jealous, helpless, guilty, quiet and withdrawn, overpleasing, stroppy or sulk – it is a sign for wounds that are hidden within us and that we have been carrying for a long time since our childhood and formative years, and most likely even as past life carry-overs. Every emotional charge or psychological check-out is a signal that tells us we have a fragmentation or blockage in our system. And our fight, flight, freeze or fawn reaction is an old compensation strategy to cover up the original pain and shock. But every autopilot reactivity is also an invitation to heal. Each emotional trigger offers an opportunity to go to the actual root cause, and transform and find closure with the topic or trauma at hand. It just requires our willingness to selfresponsibly face our icky feelings and long forgotten burried deep grief. A clear confirmation for a successful, permanent healing within us is this: if we come across a familiar old trigger and stay calm – remain physically, biochemically, emotionally and mentally neutral. When we have ‚miraculously‘ shifted from unconscious reacting to conscious responding, or just remain in serene observation. In this day and age, no one is free from trauma, misunderstandings, limited identifications and suboptimal manifestations. Parents, ancestors and authorities, society and collective imprints are key influencers and confusers in our lives. And the implications are huge, for each person, as well as society at large. This means, for people to live peacefully and harmoniously with each other on this planet, every individual is required to face themselves, do their inner homework. There is no way around our own individual introspection, inner clearing and maintenance work because nobody can do it for another. Each one is their own healer and master. In fact, the path of yoga is about the union with our real selves, spiritual selves. It is about a our committed search for truth, our courage to uncover all false programmes in us, rejecting all distractions around us and remaining uncorruptable. Regular stillness meditation to calm the nervous system down and increase self-awareness, holistic soul healing and energetic alignment, integrative bodywork as well as comprehensive detox (body, home, relationships), wholesome sattvic food and time in nature have proven to be a very effective combination to dissolve emotional trauma imprints and autopilot reactivity permanently.
As it is unfolding now, and it can be witnessed everywhere, men and women have started to re-member their original essence, reactivate their codes and balance their masculine / feminine aspects, heal their bodies and souls, revise their perceptions about themselves and life, and step out of concepts and conventions. Continue reading →
In The Yoga Sutras, the sage Patanjali introduces a systematic path to (re-)gain higher consciousness. This has since been called Raja Yoga or the Royal Path, with techniques and lifestyle guidelines to awaken the individual to its true self.
Patanjali provides a set of instructions known as the Eight Limbs of Yoga, to lead the practitioner to the ultimate state of freedom, liberation and self-awareness – in short, to Samadhi. Or enlightenment.
Recently someone asked: Nowadays, millions walk the path of Yoga, why only a few reach Samadhi and Kaivalya? Continue reading →
It is interesting to observe “spiritual tiptoeing“ in some individuals. They excuse ignorant behaviour of others, avoid confrontation at all cost, and are extremely accommodating and empathic. Per se there is nothing wrong with empathy, but I can‘t help but notice the tendency in spiritualists to avoid calling a spade a spade, avoid judging someone‘s wrong actions and avoid asserting healthy boundaries.
“Never give a sword to a man who can’t dance.” – Confucius
How someone is conceived, carried, birthed and brought up effects their entire life.
Every traumatic experience in those significant formative years leaves deep imprints in the individual’s psyche, body memory and soul – therewith injuring their connection with themselves and the cosmos, preventing and (self-) sabotaging healthy beliefs, clear perception and harmonious behaviours. Continue reading →
We are in the middle of a spiritual war disguised as physical battle. And I think it cannot be emphasised often enough: Everything that occurs in the visible, physical world is directly connected to the invisible, spiritual world. Our biggest problems are spiritually rooted.