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EZINE.. INSPIRED LIVING


One of the most incredible gifts provided to you, me and everyone else on this planet, is the power to Choose. What you choose, you receive...unconditionally.

The vast majority of us are using our power to choose "unconsciously." below our conscious awareness.

The power to choose individually is often limited to obvious choices as a "surface level form of power", about what to think, what to say, where we work, what we eat, the clothes we wear, when we go to bed, etc.

Each and every minute of every day, whether on a conscious or subconscious level, both individually and collectively, we are choosing the inevitable outcomes that appear as the circumstances and the environment of our life.

A conscious utilization of your power to choose will enable and empower you to create and experience a kind and quality of life that harmonizes with those choices.

INSPIRED LIVING is a weekly mailed wisdom which provokes you into reflecting about your thoughts and shows you the options from which you can choose how you want to feel. The message throws light on choice of thoughts which cause some of the undesired, unwanted and recurring experiences and shows you how you can change, become conscious and avoid being entangled in them to stay light and balanced.

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Inspired Living Articles

  • DECLUTTERING IS FREEING
    Our life, our physical habits and our behavior are a complete map, a representation of our mind. While it is not easy to keep track of our thoughts, we can support the process by beginning to focus and letting go of what is adding or pressurizing us at the body level. Today let us choose to declutter our physical world somewhat.

    Over the years we have all collected many things which seemed useful at that time. We move on to buying others believing in our need of them and we end up with a lot of stuff.  There are many things we just keep for the sake of that one moment when we may need to use them or we hold onto things as reminders of some memory. In a way we hold onto the past when we hold onto clothes, photographs, toys, postcards, and so many other things. It all ultimately requires our organizational skills to keep them properly. We hang on to them thinking they will bring us happiness or fulfil a need sometime in the future.

    Being in flow requires freeing ourself of stuff that is no longer of use and some which acts like a reminder of the past. 

    So this week consciously attempt to go through your living environment and attempt to remove the things that are no longer serving you. Observe the way the thoughts tell you their story. Watch how your feelings shift and then gently decide that it is only happening in the thoughts. It is more about the thoughts and less about the object.

    We may find a lot many things that can be disconnected from and doing that is like freeing a part of our mind which will lighten and ease us at all levels. 

    To focus on our immediate physical environment requires a keen vision which comes from an intent to be impassioned. It is a state of readiness to experience life fully, to feel alive at every moment, our enthusiasm energizing whatever we do. 

    Decluttering is being disciplined in our living and is a way that helps us keep our lives organized. Disciplined living does reflect in the way we maintain our immediate environment which could be our cupboards, our desk and even the way we maintain our work folders on our computer. As we turn our focus to minute things we tend to become more mindful and aware about everything around us. Being mindful makes us more aware and alert to the present moment.

    When we reflect upon decluttering our life and our mind, we feel ready to unburden our self. It may not necessarily be about giving up things but it may mean a change in our priorities which help us expand in our energy. 

    As we choose to declutter, we are choosing to free ourselves of attachments, freeing the past and creating space, movement and a flow.


  • PAIN IS FROZEN THOUGHTS
    A lot many of us have braved painful and unhappy experiences and although life has continued, our pain remains frozen in our memories. When and if we decide to upgrade our thoughts and desire to progress, these memories act as hurdles and sneakily steal into our attempt and hold us back. They have tentacle like grip on our freedom and at any effort to change bring up a whole lot of fear and restlessness. Our old thoughts act like a spring that retracts and we are often unable to find enough clarity to step on it. 

    Our thoughts and our past come into our way of progress into the present because a part of us wants to remain weak and is okay with the pain. To learn to live in the moment we need to free our self of our unseen, imperceptible yet remaining emotional baggage lurking in the recesses of our mind. Our mind has no index of its contents.

     Energy when imbalanced keeps trying to get into a balance and invites experiences that have the potential to correct it. If we are holding sadness, then our experiences will potentially bring an option to be sad. If we choose to look past it with strength, then the lesson was understood and our energy benefits positively. If, however, we succumb to the sadness or pain again, which is a very high possibility, it being a past pattern, then we lose the opportunity to move ahead into the new thought and freedom. 

    Let's take the case of an exam which we couldn't clear or a job that we couldn’t handle properly. If we continue to ignore our responsibility to study or believe that we can’t do more than we have done... we are bound to invite similar results again. To clear the exam, we would need to choose to study, change our methods and work hard or put in the required efforts. The choice to make the effort to study or not makes the difference in the result, which is the same in all of life's experiences. 

    Our choice to change the way we behave in similar situations is what brings a different result. To break the conditionings of the past experiences we need to make a conscious effort to choose thoughts and responses differently. Our past patterns become a part of our personality and sometimes a comfort zone. Each time we are faced with an opportunity to cross the comfort zone, we feel a bit daunted and that’s when our courage is pulled up and we make a leap. 

    Try this in the next few days.. Observe your response to some interaction which you may normally classify as ‘not easy”. Notice your thought pattern regarding the situation in a diary. Now, next time, choose to respond with compassion (courage, kindness or fearlessness) in a similar situation. Observe, make a note of how you felt during and post the experience. 

    Life is not just about results and sticking to beliefs. It’s about feeling stronger, moving forward and freeing our self from hardened thought patterns to embrace our expanded state.


  • PAST LIFE REGRESSION

    Thoughts and memories of the soul journey


    The effects of a past life manifest in our current life in many ways and condition our thought patterns in myriad ways.

    Our subconscious mind is the storehouse of memories from past years and lives. Our mind does not randomly recall our past, but the amassment of thoughts in the form of emotions that we underwent living them, are the ones shaping us and our lives today. The consequence of these memories manifest in our current lifetime in many ways - phobias, self-limiting beliefs, physical problems, or innate creative abilities. Any violent and traumatic experience from our past, can be the reason for our fears, unmanageable anger, or low self-esteem, while positive ones become added to our reservoir of strengths from which we draw during current life moments. 

    A need to revisit our past life is usually kindled by our higher mind, for our growth and benefit in the now. This opportunity is brought when we are ready to take a leap in our strength and to bring awareness and freedom from our previously unlearnt lessons. Past life regression aids us to recall the unresolved memories that continue to exert an influence over our present reality in one way or another.

    As you may have read in ‘Mystical Journey of the Soul’,  Regression is the process of opening the layers of the mind, finding the thought under the thoughts and the thought over the thoughts. Regression aids in removing or going through a bottom thought from a stack of thoughts. Imagine a cupboard of files; if you are looking for a particular file will you not remove it either from under the pile if need be or from the top of the pile? In the same way, regression helps you to find your hidden thoughts and dissolve the ones that were causing issues. 

    There are many beliefs from our past that steer the course of our experiences, shape our relationships, and reflect as our behavior and our current life. In many of our past lives, we behaved ignorantly and we carry a feeling of ‘lack of trust in our choices’ which shapes our present thought process and our personality. Some of our deep seated past thought patterns crop up as our habits, our likes and dislikes and we become enslaved yet again, to their hold on our mind.We end up as prisoners of this belief and continue to look to others, for advice, or for approval, doubting our self or even to make decisions for us.

    Each time we let go of the control of any undesirable belief or habit, we free our energy and expand. It allows us to enjoy our life unrestrained and changes our whole projected vibration, laying foundation for a stronger and happier us. 

    Past life healing therapy is a gift from the Universe to help bring our lives into a balance and harmony just like the wheel balance is to a bicycle, to support the cyclist gain confidence to rely on his own self. 


  • BECOMING A CO-CREATOR

    We are the creators of our world. It sure feels unbelievable!! 


    We believe the Creator consciousness and us as separate. Possibly we’ve never given it a thought, but are mostly bowled over by experiences that often seem to come when least expected shaking us out of our reverie. 


    Sometimes cross the logic and question “Why is this coming to me “? Even your questioning is valuable. It wakes up you up from a state of passivity and you might feel stronger and more courageous.  


    It is very much about our feeling that we can do this that propels the flow and creates the solution. Which shows that the outside event is not an enemy. All pain is a sign that we need to look within. This is the single most invaluable understanding which awaits our consent and ownership.

     

    The power is very much in us and when we are ready to grasp the thread that flies our kite of life then it is called an awakening. This awakening initially, is at an intellectual level and it may be another few years, days or minutes before we truly imbibe it and learn how to live it. 


    Knowing it is one thing and living it is the path. It is this path that leads us to separate our ego from our wisdom and offers a deep satisfaction and inner harmony.

    If I can know that my fall on the steps or anywhere was unconsciously invited by me to remind me that I was making weaker thoughts, choices and lowering my consciousness would I not want to shift their frequency? 

    If I woke up to the awareness that the anger  the people around me was so I could learn to be patient and forgiving would I not feel that it is possible to contribute to changing it by focusing on my own thoughts and responses?

     If I become aware that people around me seem uncaring towards me is because I ignore the plea of self-acceptance within, then can I shift my perspective?

     

    Doesn't it, then,  all about activating an awareness to understand the recipe for creating harmony? Can we, then, blame anyone for being instrumental in our pain or can we keep focus on the message behind the scenes and choose how we want to be? 


    Understanding, believing, applying this will bring a positive, visible change in the environment around you slowly but definitely.


     "Self-inflicted pain resolves at self-defined time". The "Self-defined” time is when we recognize that we invite the experiences as needed for our growth in strength so no one except us is in charge. Our effort lies in our conscious work to build our awareness and remain focused at all times on our attitude. 


    Subtly question every occurrence and try to understand the message underneath the appearance.


    Once you take charge, you will feel truly alive and will naturally become a co-creator of your inner and outer harmony. 


    Love yourself. Recognize it’s all about you and marvel at the show.



  • MEMORIES STAGNATE OUR FLOW

    A lot many of us have braved painful and unhappy experiences and although life has continued, our pain remains frozen in our memories. When and if we decide to upgrade our thoughts and desire to progress, these memories act as hurdles and sneakily steal into our attempt and hold us back. They have tentacle like grip on our freedom and at any effort to change bring up a whole lot of fear and restlessness. Our old thoughts act like a spring that retracts and we are often unable to find enough clarity to step on it. 

     

    Our mind has no index of its contents.

     

    Our thoughts and our past come into our way of progress into the present because a part of us wants to remain weak and is okay with the pain. To learn to live in the moment we need to free our self of our unseen, imperceptible yet remaining emotional baggage lurking in the recesses of our mind. 

     

     Energy when imbalanced keeps trying to get into a balance and invites experiences that have the potential to correct it. If we are holding sadness, then our experiences will potentially bring an option to be sad. If we choose to look past it with strength, then the lesson was understood and our energy benefits positively. If, however, we succumb to the sadness or pain again, which is a very high possibility, it a past pattern, then we lose the opportunity to move ahead into a new state and freedom. 

     

    Imagine an infant struggling to learn to walk. He falls infinite times, yet he still chooses to try repeatedly. He learns because he keeps trying and doesn’t sit to stay safe. Yet, we all have forgotten to be this way and often stick to safety rather than try new ways to move on. The infant doesn’t have a fear of failure in his memory so he acts from determination and crosses his stage.

     

    We want newer results, but we are unwilling to change our ways, our thoughts. Our past patterns hold us in their grip and trap us in a comfort zone. Many opportunities come to help us out of the comfort zone and it can feel daunted, but that is when our courage can be pulled up and we grow stronger. 

     

    Try this in the next few days.. 

     

    Each time you feel discomfort in your emotions, question and observe what in you is resisting? Ask yourself if this is serving your growth positively. If not, choose to let it go. 

     

    Life is not just about holding on, banking on results and sticking to beliefs. It’s about moving forward, flowing and freeing our self from hardened thought patterns to embrace flexibility and lightness.

     

    Love yourself. Break free from your comfort zone and let your energy flow. 

      



  • THE LANGUAGE OF THE UNIVERSE

    I recall a time when I wanted life to move as per my wish. I wanted to paint the hues of life with colors on my palette, my desires and my limited viewpoint. My understanding told me that happiness could be found in objects, people and from our environment. And one day I stopped dead in my tracks when an inner voice told me' Just imagine how everything will be if only you were not there'? WOW!! As I visualized this through my inner eye... The picture seemed quite bright & this startled me out of my reverie. I had been so self-absorbed & judgmental that the flow of life was going by unnoticed.  

     

    Out of ignorance and our insecurities we keep trying to change, modify and fix our surroundings, the people around us, the set of circumstances, but that's never the recipe for satisfaction or happiness is it? It is so easy to say all else is faulty and I am right. Our desire for inner satisfaction fulfillment and our untrained senses and mind programming make us look for it outside. Each time something doesn't work out the way it should, then, our mind looks for a reason which says someone is to be blamed. If the exam doesn't go well, it's easier to saythe question paper was tough or out of syllabus. If we get poor marksthe teacher is too strict, if there's no harmony at home it is the fault of the spouse or the mother in lawif there's an issue in office then it's easy to blame the system and so on.

    We are conditioned and blame someone or something when the results are . No one says ' its ok there must be a reason why this is different than desired '. It's so easy to pass on the responsibility because it's in the way we have let our mind work. We try to change our loved ones by telling them how to be and impose our thoughts on them totally oblivious to their needs. 

     

    Taking responsibility for our happiness requires an awareness and focus on our own shortcomings. This requires a certain amount of courage.  It is easier to blame the management, or the governing body for mismanagement. Can we really sort out anything besides ourselves? Even that is so hard. Then why question, complain, worry about things we really can't do anything about? It's become a thing. It’s a topic for conversation.

     

    The Universe has a language which can only be understood by a deeper connection with our inner wisdom. We need to tune in to that frequency and then we will find a meaning to every occurrence, every experience, and every relationship. And to start to learn this language we need to understand that the only variable in every situation, every experience is our own understanding and behavior. If an event or experience has come to me then it's to do with me and I need to keep my inner focus at all moments, myself. This develops our ever existing awareness and its result will enhance our engagement with life overall. 

     

    Let’s pause and look at the perfection of the Universe. The stars, the moon, the sun, the sky, the Nature in totalityit's all so perfect and in sync. There's no computer required to program the time for Sun rise or Sunset, Moon rise or set. Every aspect simply continues to exist and flow unceasingly and unerringly. The Universe doesn't need to change for us. Everything moves as per a larger plan and it is perfect as it is. There's perfection and rhythm in everything. It will still continue to play its role as it always has whether we see it or we don't. 

     

    Until we start relating to this language we see every situation purely from our limited viewpoint which is conditioned and programmed by our past learning. We surely can upgrade our attitude and how we respond to everything around us. 

     

    'Let go ' of the desire to control, change or manipulate. 

     

    The language of the Universe is the language of the heart. Learn it, live it, spread its goodness. 

     

    Love yourself, love life. 

     

    Stay well.stay happy.

     



  • OUR FRIENDSHIPS
    What is the reason for our friendships? Are our friendships empowering us or are they holding us from progression?Do we have friends who are our comfort cushions ? Do we stay with ones who boost our need to feel good or powerful ? Are our friends there as a company to while our time or are they the ones who we hold onto because we have an image of being someone other than who we are?  
     
    It is time to reflect deeply on this.
     
    Our friendships are a reflection of whatever is our thought process. It is hard to know what kind of thoughts are passing our thinking mind but if we observe the behavior of our close associations especially the ones we feel a strong affinity to, then we can see our state of being reflected through them. 
     
    Life surrounds us with a mix of people who offer us diverse opportunities to refine and develop our strengths. They bring us our lessons and it is up to us how we use them. If we feel victimized, then we are shirking from the lessons they bring and deny our self our very own power.
     
    Desiring to live a progressive life would require a continuous inner reflection and a determination to change which only a strong friend can lend a hand to. 
     
    Life for most of us has become crowded and the outer crowd in our life is a reflection of an inner crowd. 
     
    Our mind field holds our intent, conditionings, our experiences and memories that are very personal. It is all within the anonymity of our mind and so we say it is inside. 
     
    If we lean on someone to always help make our choices whether it is about our clothes, our relationships matters, or about our work and the like, then we both emanate the same thought frequency. So if we want to change in some way, can this friend really help? 
     
    People of same consciousness will only take us around in circles and not out of them. 
     
    Understanding the working of the mind by our self is quite tricky since we always ask our conscious mind to solve the issue from the intelligence which created it in the first place. Intellectual discussions are not the way out of the chaos in the mind. 
     
    The answer to this puzzle is within our subconscious mind. It has all the solutions, but our beliefs and need for friends instigates us to hear more than to turn within and listen. 
     
    To listen to our inner voice requires an awareness and a determination that comes up slowly with regular meditation and trust in our inner knowing.
     
    It is time to build a rapport with your inner friend, your best buddy, your very own GPS for an empowered life. 
     
    Love yourself. Choose to bond with your inner friend over and above all others.