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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It felt so good reading this article. Thanks for sharing!
My pleasure, thanks for stopping by Nikhila 🙂
Powerful read! Mindset is everything!
Suanlian Tangpua says
Your post give me a piece of mind after reading. Great blog to follow. Thanks for the share.
Thank you so much! Love & light to you, dear friend 🙂
Thanks for sharing this insight!
It sure is scary and easy to become engulfed in anxiety. Thanks for walking through all of these. I have been doing a lot of inner work myself and clinging onto what I believe to be true ❤
That’s beautiful Adriane! More power to you. We’ll brave through this time with grace and peace ♥️
I wasn’t able to send you a message through the contact form, as it does not have a Submit button. So I ended up contacting you on Quora, by replying to one of your posts. But such comments can easily get lost, so found this only other way to contact you :).
This is probably not directly related to your post but in some way it is. I have always pondered about something that deeply depresses me and fills me with rage towards the Divine. I was wondering if you might have any insight on this? So this is about rapes and sexual abuse of women, children, little girls all alike. I have always wondered why God, who has the power over everything, his creation, his laws etc., watches this happening silently when He can do everything He can to stop this from happening? Only yesterday I read about a 6 year old little girl being raped and the assaulter had severely damaged her eyes. When crimes of this heniousity take place, I wonder where God is and why He remains a silent observer? It fills me with rage, anger and hatred towards God. Have you any insights, thoughts you can share on this?
Hi Anu, Thanks for taking the time to write again. I did respond and I’ll share my response here as well as this is such a great question and needs to be reflected upon.
these are heinous acts, no doubt. However, we have to remember that God is not sitting up somewhere watching. God is WITHIN each one of us. We have the ability to access our God-like nature or devil-like nature because both are within us. It is our free will. We can be a Karam Yogi and step up to be at service, to fight against such crimes (and other problems). Or we can be bystanders. Even worse, we can be the ones committing the crime.
But these are all choices available to us. Remember that God cannot do TO us, what he cannot do THROUGH us.
And this is not just about us, but as a collective, we need to step into our true power and curb these incidents. Let’s not forget that we are constantly evolving, and that someday these incidents will completely be rid from the planet but maybe at that time different problems will seem huge to us.
We are evolving, and the least we can do as spiritual seekers it to speed up the process and come into our true power. Kahlil Gibran wisely said, we’re only as strong as the weakest ones in our society. If we are busy living in duality and blaming others, we will take ages to attain Oneness.
There are many thoughts on this. I don’t want to sound insensitive. I just want us to remember that we are much more accountable for this than we want to agree. And that we have to do our duty first, that’s all.
Bindu Thomas says
So much inspiration & positive during such a tedious situation. Thanks for sharing
So much inspiration & positivity during such a tedious situation. Thanks for sharing 🙂👌👌
Thank you Harish 🙂
Crickette, The Things I Have to Say says
Much of life ia really about perspective. Your mindset ultimately drives you to where you ought to be. These tips are really valuable. It will truly change how you will step through life.
Ella Stearn says
Wow, will definitely be adopting a couple of these 🙌🏻 very inspiring!
This is true, our spiritual health is as important of our overall health and we should treat it significantly since it is one of the aspects of our life that could define our future.
Sometimes it’s just impossible to believe in spirituality, especially when you have lost someone very close to your heart!!
I’m sorry to hear that. Sending you love, light & strength dear friend.
Marjie Mare says
I enjoy reading your post which brought me a sense of peace.
It’s so easy to fall into depression at times like these. Hopefully enough people see your post and are able to make it through with hope and a good fight!
Wow! I found this article so inspirational! Thank you for these spiritual tips.
blair villanueva says
Thank you for sharing your knowledge. This is very inspiring.
mariah krystal says
this was very inspiring. especially during this time
I feel like I could bookmark this and read it over and over again without getting bored. Very useful in these unsettling times!
Stefanie Kasal says
I love this… I feel like this could help alot of people right now. Keep on spreading the light!
I keep getting this what’s the point attitude. I needed this!
Such an amazing article.It has reminded me to wake up and redirect my energy and use it productively.Thanks for this beautiful message Vasu.👍👍
The world as a collective is purging right now. All the things that don’t serve the humanity are leaving the Earth. During these times we have to remember that we are light beings having a temporary human experience. We are a part of this massive shift of consciousness in which we become a part of the better world. A world filled with love, harmony and peace.
We only need to remember that we are not alone in this. All the forces of the universe are helping us to heal and move through this time. It’ll be quick. With so many people waking up on a daily basis and remembering what is real and what’s not. Things that truly matter and things we’ve been doing wrong since so long. It’s time to make amends and bring out the best in all of us. For what awaits us is a brighter future. It’s an exciting time to be alive.
Beautifully said, thank you dear one for sharing the truth with such eloquence!
Kevin Thompson says
Vasundhra… this is powerful. This… this is your Light Work. You are an inspiration.
Thank you Kevin, it means a lot to me. 🙏
Abu Shadab says
Wow!!!I am sure you have heard this zillion times, you have the gift of the gab.I feel a gush of positive energy exploding inside me.My major key takeaways are “To be a giver, as compared to always expect to get” and to show up for myself…We all were born for a purpose, and what is a life without a purpose?
I am also moved with the fact, that you considered my situation, and had the patience and commitment to write such eloquent customized blog…
Thanks a zillion
Thank you for the inspiration to do this Abu, I’m immensely grateful for you 😊
And yes, we are infinite beings of massive power, we shall overcome this by stepping into our power and being of service to all 😊