Every year brings us humans (and this planet) a new set of challenges. And they make you wonder, is there any hope left for the future?
In 2019, a physical fire began engulfing one country, Australia. And on the other side, a mental fire was breaking down another, India. I was heartbroken by the statistics that 1 in 6 people from India are fighting depression.
This year, the story has been no different. We’ve had a rough start. As of writing this post, just 3 months into 2020, we are overwhelmed as a planet. An unseizing Coronavirus, growingly violent political protests and unrest, startling repercussions of global warming, and then some. Yikes!
I keep quiet on issues of such nature, for the simple fact that my own energy becomes erratic and chaotic the moment I watch the news. And I’ve heard this from many people – the media provokes our anxiety and a lot of people avoid it after one point.
To some capacity or the other, we are all an emotional sponge, absorbing emotions around us. We are not immune to opinions. And therefore, it makes sense that we become scared and seek protection from all that’s happening around.
But now, I chose to break my silence as an exception.
This post is a dedication to one of my newsletter subscribers. The lovely soul, Abu wanted to know how to keep safe in today’s day and age. So here’s my spiritual outlook on 3 ways in which we can heal ourselves on a bleeding, burning & broken planet.
NOTE : I am no expert, and these are thoughts framed based on my personal experiences and outlook. Feel free to take what resonates and leave out the rest.
#1 – Understand & Reinvent the Karma
It is natural to be scared when death is so close to you.
We are scared of other people because they want to kill us, or because they carry a virus that may kill us.
We are scared of nature, because it might drown us or engulf us in its flames.
And we are scared, because we have forgotten that there’s more to us. More to this reality.
Everytime things go wrong, as a collective, we are shaken and quickly begin losing ourselves to the external events. Because we’ve been living in our own bubbles, when reality screams for our attention and hits us hard, we lose our minds.
The world in general, is living in one of the lowest mental frequencies possible lately. The frequency of fear. What kind of actions do you think we would be able to take in such a mindset? Not very inspired ones, for sure.
Because of this fear, sooner of later, we might (and we will) be adding more fuel to the flames. It’ll make you experience duality at the maximum, behaving in ways that cater to the mindset of “me first”.
There is no “they”, and there is no “me”. We are all a part of one whole. What we do unto others, is done upon us too.
This is called Collective Consciousness.
That can seem overwhelming because now you’ll wonder if I’m asking you to do nothing, or to hold a positive outlook no matter what. But that’s far from the truth.
Everything happening to us is actually very old and repetitive. It’s human conditioning that sees the surface-level tragedy, but we need to dig deeper and identify the kind of pattern everything carries.
We can break many lifetimes of cycles, simply by becoming conscious of their occurrences and disengaging from old patterns. Start small, start with you. Start with those around you.
When the time comes to serve humanity, to display your lessons, to make or break a situation, let your display be from the highest end of the spectrum. Let go of that fear. But, how?
Let your display be that of a Karam Yogi.
Remember, we are all a part of one whole. That means healing one soul is healing every soul. So every effort counts. And everyone is needed now if we want to have any hope for the future.
- Stop seeking what you can “get”, all the time. Start giving.
If you want to be spiritual, really spiritual, stop living in the lack mindset.
Stop hoarding on food, medicines & masks.
Stop rushing others and creating panic.
Start spreading hope, not fear.
These are all primal instincts, fear-based instincts.
- If you see a stranger or animal that is injured, and have even the slightest urge to help them, don’t watch them bleed or pray for them to get help. BE their help. You might have been the help the Universe sent for them.
- Don’t take mishaps personally. The universe isn’t against you. When plans fail, it’s the universe protecting you, NOT punishing you. Only when you stop taking things personally, is when you remain detached. Otherwise, you’re busy fulfilling personal agenda and fending for yourself. And in such cases, we cannot be of service.
- Pay your dues, and don’t cut corners (no matter what space in life). Live out your karma properly and as consciously as you can so you don’t have it coming back for another round.
That means that even in the most dire of times, don’t lose your integrity.
Read More : 7 Things We Need to Get Straight About Karma
- Stop ignoring or mocking messages about global warming.
Start taking plastic-bans seriously.
Start taking the water crisis seriously.
And, start taking mother nature seriously.
If you want to have hope for the future, you have to admit that it’s rocky. Not live in denial.
#2 – Attract More Power to You
Here’s some more hard-hitting truth. Are you ready?
If you really were working to make the world and yourself a better place, you wouldn’t be engulfed in fear. You would be in your power.
And in a time like this, the Universe is giving such lightworkers and torchbearers even MORE strength and power to work on behalf of those that choose to be bystanders.
How else do you think Australian firefighters can serve a country tirelessly day and night? While we struggle to get up an hour earlier from bed to help our own parents at home, because we were up late at night texting and mindlessly scrolling? (I’m guilty too)
How else do you think doctors and nurses are able to be in a place of constant threat to their own lives, whether it was ebola or the new COVID-19?
Don’t you think that other people out there are scared too?
I believe that there is a firefighter, a doctor, an angel in all of us. But we haven’t called them forth to duty, and hence they’re in slumber.
So what should you do to experience your true power? I’m glad you asked.
Do things that are beyond personal gratification.
Things that are bigger than you.
Things that take courage.
That are bold and unlikely of you to do.
You may have had a flash of inspiration as you read these sentences. And then an immediate counter-thought, “no that’s too big”.
But that’s the very thing that will bring you true power to fight this. Then watch as the Universe unfolds with opportunities for you to serve mankind, in a way that will truly redeem you.
#3 – Do The Inner Work
Sure, you might not have the courage in the immediate moment to serve somebody outside on the streets.
But can you atleast show up for yourself?
You might think this sounds counterintuitive. Selfish even. But, until you aren’t grounded, authentic and self-aware, you will not be of much use to those around you.
Only when you start showing up for yourself, and stop waiting for someone else to come save you, is when you can go save the world.
Most of us are lazy. We procrastinate, complain and then get tired really easily. Aren’t you tired of not being dependable? Of not feeling ‘worth’ much? These aren’t my words, these are the inner dialogues in most of our minds.
If we are that unhappy to be alive, then why are we resisting death? We might as well say thanks because we asked for it, and now it’s here!
The truth is, we want to live. And we want to live well.
And that’s why, these catastrophes are happening. because the planet, the Universe and the future generations need us to wake up. We’ve been asleep way too long. We’ve been powerless way too long.
It’s time to step into our spiritual selves and truly integrate everything human with everything spiritual.
Of course there are unpleasant facts about the grim situation around us. And perhaps a gross simplification of the way ‘out’, but the solution starts with some fundamentals that we still haven’t grasped.
We need to take responsibility and claim our part in all of this, because that’s the only way we can make it through the increasing mess. We need to be near the truth, not run away from it. Once you see reality for what it is, it becomes real. And thus act-uponable.
And, every single one of us counts.
But if you don’t think you do, you need to ask yourself why you’re still alive. Because as the saying goes, as long as you’re alive, you have a purpose.
So my question to you is, now that you’re here and alive, when are you going to start using this life?
Love, Light & Awareness,
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