Today is 31st December, the last day of this year and of the month too. And it is also my birthday and this year I would like to celebrate it differently- by writing down my thoughts for you about what all I know regarding the importance of our birthday. I hope you will enjoy reading my blog entry as much as I have enjoyed collecting and writing my thoughts. I humbly dedicate this article to Divine Mother of Pondicherry who infused spiritual vitality and resurrected me with Her vibrations when things were not going right for me once and I was groping directionlessly.
I read somewhere in a book in which the Mother had mentioned that on our birthday our soul rises up and goes to meet the Divine. Therefore we must pray and meditate with great interest and fervour on this particular day as we are very close to our source of origin. Though these days people believe that merrymaking and revelry is a good way of celebration but for me these lines reverberate on every birthday of mine since then.
Ma also explained to me that before we are about to take birth and come on the earth, it is our soul which decides and determines as to how many karmas will it dry up or work out, out of the uncountable karmas (i.e. sanchit karmas or accumulated karmas of all the previous lives) stored up as unripe fruits of karmic seeds in us. It is we who decide whether we want to undergo the formidable efforts and salvage ourselves or not. It is we who decide in which life and when and how should it be done. Some individuals don’t want it, some postpone it and just a very few have the courage and fiery determination to decide and agree to finish the long-pending job of salvaging their soul from their milleniums old ignorance. It is decided on the reasoning and understanding that if eventually one has to bear and work out the fruits of actions of many past lives at some point anyway, so why not do it now? Why not free myself from the entrapment of numberless cycles of life and death? It has to be done any way at some point. Although man lives in a deep slumber but the Spirit wants to be free from the shackles and soar in vast space and take a flight of freedom and float in ether without limits.
Now the question is -Does it really happen? And how?
The answer is yes, when we pray.
When we pray so quietly, unknown to all, who is the witness then?
The God residing in us is the witness and administrator of our pledge and invocation.
And on what basis does God give a consent to our request?
If the pleader makes an earnest request by praying intensely to God to free him from the bondage of countless regressing rebirths and consequently free itself with associated mental and physical suffering, wishes to atone, make amends, then God is merciful and gives consent. Liberation and salvation is not possible without the consent of God who is benevolent, supportive and sympathetic. He helps by appointing a mentor for us in the form of a Divine Guru when we come to stay on earth and also bears a part of the weight by giving us the much required support and encouragement in the form of generating the force of forebearance, courage, fortitude, firmness in our goal, persistence in us. And also by helping us build an unshaking faith and complete trust in the Highest Power.
Now will you remember this? It is very important.
My dear child, whatever I have revealed to you today is a very pensive and profound matter of spirituality. It is worth consuming all your attention and thoughts. Imagine that very short transitory moment, the power of a single moment when we decide for all our lives to come and that moment when we pray intensely to God for this, even when we are not born in the physical body! The impact and repercussions of a moment’s intense prayers! How much power is contained in our praying intensely! Think. Imagine the power of intensity, imagine the power of praying and put it together and see the impact of the power of intense praying!
Intense praying contains the power of feelings, faith, devotion of God and is surcharged with willful intentions. So we must learn to pray everyday, many times and make it a natural habit. You never know which is that crucial, life-altering moment you see. Praying should become a habit. Talk to God in this way.
Some people ask me what is praying? Why should I pray?
A prayer is an invocation, a request for help and an expression of thanks made to God. It can be an earnest hope or a wish. It is a call upon God for mercy, redemption and correction.
Praying is communicating with the Omnipresent God to find a solution to a problem. It is an acknowledgment to God for favours and obligations.
When we pray, we acknowledge and accept that there is a Higher force in this universe and we submit to it for our existence.
With our prayers we send out positive vibrations in the atmosphere. It is the broadcasting of one’s innermost desires, yearnings, requests and wishes. It is purposeful invocation to the Supreme for the advancement of oneself and others.
In praying lies mental, emotional, physical and spiritual healing. We can regress in previous lives and therefore heal our past. We become even-tempered, peaceful and restful in mind, body and spirit. It dissolves and releases the knots and blotches of stagnant blocked or burnt energies in our system. It accelerates the process of evolution of our Spirit by exhausting the karmic deposits.
Prayers can be said loudly or silently, alone or in a group small or big one. It can be for ourselves, our family, community, country or for humanity for the wellbeing and goodness of all.
The more intense and truthful, emotion packed the prayer, the more powerful its impact on oneself and on others as well.
One can pray anytime, during the day or at night, while resting or while in activity, at work. By doing so the mind of the devotee does not wander aimlessly and is riveted firmly and hence in control. It is attuned to the Highest Power through which we receive solutions, guidance, strength, determination, peace, fortitude and stability.
Extraordinary and welcome events occur in the form of miracles in sincere praying through the work of God.
We recover, recuperate, revitalise, find remedies. We bloom, we flower, we rejoice in health and mental peace.
Many of my prayers have come true. I have prayed for years for mental prosperity, spiritual growth and physical fitness and for an uncomplicated, worry less existence. I have wished and asked God to make each day of my life peaceful, joyful and purposeful. I see all my prayers coming true!
My sweet child, it is my sincere prayer that may your heartfelt prayers also be heard and come true!