Updated: Nov 13, 2021
Evolution of mankind is important. There is correlation and thus co- existence. There is a constant exchange of energy from elements - coherence and co-existence of life forms. Coherence to nourish and flourish is extremely imperative. Let's walk this path, where we correspond with nature only to become one with it.
Memory of wholeness returns in our divided beings once we connect in totality- we being the victims of forces of entropy, it is our opportunity to become whole again. Perhaps that is why in yoga and ayurveda there is a lot of emphasis on integration or should we say unison! Ancient civilization of the east, especially sanatan dharma (the way of life) has always propagated oneness. It has espoused unison which we call the absolute /kevalya as the only way to liberation & salvation. Haven’t we heard moksha and nirvana always? Only humans have the potential to rise above Gods and fall below animals… because of our consciousness. There is a road to liberation and salvation (Vedic philosophy of moksha and nirvana, attained through healing the separation of the fragmented being. Following are the 18 ways to transform & transcend. On your marks get set go...
Air: In the Vedic parlance, air means Vayu - the life sustaining process of human beings which weaves the fabric of living. It is O2, source of your prana or should we say urja in layman’s terms. Every form of life on earth is connected to air and space. By breathing consciously you become conscious of life itself. Our lungs are like trees to the body. They breathe in oxygen and breathe out carbon dioxide. Akasha links with this breath in and out, and yes trees are symbolic of life, living and giving.
Water: Circulation represents rivers which is vitality to all organs. Our body is 75% water- keep it hydrated. Or it can be a cause of drop in metabolism and performance o faculties. Water maintains the health of every cell in the body, helps eliminate by-products, aids digestion, improves texture of the skin- the flow of blood and glow of skin, and carries nutrients and oxygen to all cells.
Food: Food is fuel. It transforms and influences the mind. And not just that it influences our thoughts, attitude and behavior. It provides nutritional support, produces energy, maintains life and stimulates growth. Good food means a healthy mind and that means a healthy body and spiritual buoyancy. Food helps in cellular regeneration. It renews cells and organs of the body. Food brings creativity, enthusiasm and inspires our vision as well. Food has gunnas: Sattva or sattvic. Plain simple food must be eaten for nourishment of our body, faculties and senses. We become what we eat! Sattva guna brings righteousness to fore and makes us intuitive with extra sensory perceptions. And much more!!!
Exercise: Champions are born out of challenges. Exercise challenges the body, strengthens muscles and bones, improves the cardiovascular system, improves efficiency and functionality, aids weight management, boosts the immune system and helps the prevention of disease by increasing energy, resilience and tenacity. Workout should be a celebration not a punishment. Workout like a human not an animal. Creative workouts re-create you. Proper exercises make you responsive; alert, sharp and astute. Exercising helps build character and personality.
Rest: Rest must be meaningful. Never take your burdens to bed. The body oscillates between activity and passivity. Rest, which is the passive state, is actually active for healing. It induces calmness, reduces stress, decreases muscle tension, lowers blood pressure and slows heart and breath rate. It repairs and restores your physiology and biology. It brings order from disorder and dis-ease to ease by integrating broken pieces of your being into oneness.
Meditation: Meditation is not doing, its being – stop doing, start being… It is self-healing- the act of letting go which brings inner peace and dissolves tension and stress. It is a unifying process. It helps re-organize, resets all systems and functions. It orchestrates and re-orients the equilibrium and brings about equanimity. From broken we become whole again. Simply breathe in, simply breathe out- let go, let go, let go….
Prayer: Apart from invoking divine intervention, prayer is empowerment. It charges us spiritually, and is a great workout for the soul. It codes and decodes life. It induces conviction and confidence. It gives atmavishwas and makes us atmanirbhar. It reinforces self-confidence of life and living, by inducing manobal. . Prayers can transform. Prayers can work miracles and move mountains. Pray with your heart, pray with your soul. And bring the memory back of the whole.
Sunshine/Moonlight: The light and the heat of the sun have a warming and cheerful effect on us. It is a healing element because heat and light are energy, so absorb sunshine. It establishes our bio clocks, then stabilizes it and reverses also. The light of the moon under the sky has a cooling effect on us. The moon in the dark sky soothes, calms and collects you. The circadian rhythm gets synchronized by the serotonin triggered by sunshine and melatonin in the night along with moonlight, brings about perfect harmony.
Thought: This state of consciousness underlines influence on almost every human atom, so keep your thoughts, creative, constructive and your actions selfless- not selfish. They must follow the attention principle- put attention into a field and energize it, put intention of thought into it and transform it. Thoughts must be creative for productive actions. Let your thoughts be meaningful always. It increases self-esteem, empowers you with confidence.
Attitude #why not? Instead of asking why…. Ask why not? Attitude gives us the longitude and latitude of life. These are our judgments and feelings, defined as the readiness of the psyche to act, react or respond in a certain way. Keep your attitude optimistic always. It increases self-esteem. Why not makes you co-creator of your destiny of choice. Instead of asking why: ask why not, why not gives birth to all possibilities. In fact life is all possibilities. Why not opens your mind to all initiatives and drives you to fruition. Attitude in our judgments and feelings, define as the readiness of ourselves in a certain way. Attitude also influences our thoughts, feelings and actions which demonstrates the readiness of our being to act, react and respond. An attitude of optimism is the best attitude ever!
Behavior: Be responsible, remember that we are not alone, we live in an environment where life is coexistent and energies co-respond. Behavior impacts our environment. Coherence in behavior brings harmony in our circles. It also impacts our thinking and thought process. Loose thoughts give rise to loose behavior which negatively impacts our environment and surroundings which creates disharmony. If one were to behave in awareness and consciousness, appropriate behavior, behavior towards building harmony, creativity, productivity, sympathy, empathy, compassion for others, then it will add value to peace, plenty and prosperity of the universe. Behavior ought to be building blocks of your character and personality. In fact your character and personality are determined out of your behavior. Make sure you are cool, calm and collected. Make sure that you are breathing slowly- in awareness and regulation. Be aware of your relaxed rhythm of breath for you to be spontaneous in your behavior- not behaving out of past experiences or future anxiety but behaving in here, now -in totality i.e. being complete in all you do.
Compassion: Having empathy and sympathy for one and all is compassion- a virtue like love. The moment you hate something outside of you, you correspondingly hate something inside you. Introspection of the same gives you self-realization. Your body self realizes the anomalies in your mind, sentiment and emotions when it is not uniform with your thoughts, feelings and being. Compassion is the most powerful tool of transformation for mankind. It makes the world go… it makes the world grow. If you know, that a new born baby when patted a lot on the back, forehead, cheeks and stomach gradually grows well with tactile nourishment, involvement, care, love and affection. Compassion can be infectious. The more you spread it the more the world will be a wonderful place to live in. Your circle of life and as many circles you touch (with compassion) will help you harmonize as many such circles of life; bringing joy, solutions, bliss, happiness and being a cause of healing and wholeness in people’s life.
Benevolence: To err is human, to forgive is divine. Forgiving yourself and the world and not holding anyone responsible-including yourself, for anything is unshackling yourself. This act leads to emotional contentment and also promotes physical health and healing. Benevolence comes from compassion. It is the flow of your heart. When your heart is in rhythm and flow… you share, care and give. Benevolence is also more about forgiving in life. With more benevolence at your disposal your heart will function in a regulated way, fulfilled in itself with absolute joy because it heals you and gives you a goodnight sleep. It cheers you, makes you look forward to every moment of your life. Your eyes should reach out to uplift- so remember you are blessed: with arms to uplift the underprivileged and shoulders to take responsibility of the less fortunate.
Creativity: Stimulating the imagination with originality of thought generates energy and beauty. Creativity allows perpetuity of life. If you are constantly creative there is a purpose to your being. It wants you to live longer, extends your life more and more as you create more and add value to the universe with meaning. It eventually influences your life and the lives of every such person it touches. Creativity makes you a leader and visionary. Creativity rubs off on others, to remove others from their dungeons and low moods for them to get more fulfilled. Teach everyone to be as creative as possible. Play music, write poetry, paint, sketch, cook and clean. Also clean your home with creativity. When you are creative, you are creating a universe and ecosystem of happiness. You create joy in and around you.
Grace: This is elegance in a manner, and only people who are aesthetic, loving and creative get endowed by grace. Humility is also grace. Grace also comes in receiving and giving. Caring and sharing is grace. Do so with your absolute heart and being consumed by it. Make sure you are not doing it mechanically. Be vibrant and radiant within yourself as you give and receive. Grace brings about state of healing. Grace brings blessings from fellow family, fellow humans and every person who is part of your circle. Grace makes you larger than life. It makes you appreciative of divinity. With grace you access infinity.
Gratitude: Be grateful for your existence- for all existence, count your blessings, acknowledge everything you receive, be aware of how much you have been given…not of what you lack. Thanking makes you happy and more humble. Thanking creates an environment of a strong magnetic field. Thanking brings appreciation and admiration. Gratitude makes others open up to you. It makes them look up at you and wanting to be there for you more and more. It invokes divine grace and intervention. Gratitude eventually brings contentment, peace and good sleep which is unparallel. Gratitude heals your heart, physiology, biology and increases your immunity. It makes you whole. People who are integrated have integrity to be grateful. Show gratitude and grow. On your marks, get set… go!
Philanthropy: This is simple love for humanity; there is joy in giving, fulfillment in sharing, bliss in caring, and reaching out to someone with just a smile or a prayer in good faith. This can unleash a powerful and joyous response in you. Begin with appreciating people and prayer. Reach out with your mind and heart imagining prosperity and wellbeing, for every such human on earth. Philanthropy will be complete when a day comes in human life where sharing will reach all homeless, all hungry, all ill and all unclothed. It is the highest karma and dharma. It is the first religion of humanity. Giving, giving away and sharing when you have it least or don’t is worthy of humanity. You don’t need to have material things to share. You have to have a heart to care.
Optimism: This is the way of life. An optimistic life is a fulfilled life. It sees life as an opportunity. With optimism growth is natural, because you are in flow, in rhythm and in harmony. If you believe the un-believable happens. You can achieve more, do more, grow more and collect a plethora of experiences. Let optimism be the new theism!
Every bit of these 18 healing affirmations influence your mind, body and soul. It triggers transformation with healing touch. So let us heal ourselves and heal the world. Let there be immunity! Organic unity of the cellular community results in immunity for humanity. Let there be flow and rhythm which synchronizes individual unit rhythm with the cosmic rhythm. Integration brings healing which brings wholeness. The integrated will have integrity.
Infinity Maximized … Eternity Mickeymized!!!