Ichcha Shakti, our power to will -I

Part A

From ‘The state of Super Consciousness-I’

Mahavatar Babaji is one such outstanding holy incarnation. He is meditating and living with a group of a few trusted and very advanced yogis in the secret caves of Himalayas living for just one purpose- to help mankind and the human race as a whole to evolve in Spirit. And also to make this planet more peaceful, worth living and to avoid any conflict between two or more nations. He is a living example for the world to see the full potential and possibilities of human development in Spirit.  He is a Maha Purush because he has crossed all the limitations of maya or prakriti and has achieved immortality. He answers to so many people’s doubts, questions and curiosities without their even being aware of it. He helps innumerable aspirants on their journey of self-realization and shows them their future path in direct and oblique ways.

How do the yogis achieve the highest levels of Consciousness?

Each man possesses a mental body of his own. It is the energy of the kind of thoughts that dwell and are nurtured in the mind. His intellectual property, his process of thinking and the kind of thoughts nurtured are all included in the mental body. Each thought that we send out, each thought that we receive and the cumulative power of it all makes a man what he is and it this thought power to which we are attracted in some people or repelled depending on the quality of thought.

Every thought has its own vibration and wave length. The nearer it is to Super Consciousness, the higher its power.  The lower the thought, the denser the wave. The higher the consciousness of the person, the subtler the thought. Our thought waves float in the ether like sound waves. One’s mind is able to catch the wavelength of a similar thought. We should be careful in mixing with people, spiritual aspirants should try to mingle with strong, healthy and positive minds.

There are three types of power that a man possesses in his consciousness.

Ichcha Shakti or the power of one’s desire

Sankalp Shakti or thought power and

Kriya Shakti the power to do actions.

Ichcha Shakti. It is the power bestowed upon humans to initiate an act. Without this power, the force to initiate and start an action does not come into play. The stronger the desire or ichcha shakti, the more possibility for the actions to manifest.

Part B

Yesterday evening my house was flooded with moonlight in the evening. It was a day prior to Buddha Poornima which falls today on 14th May. I wanted no artificial lights because the silver, soft light was slowly falling on the floors of all the rooms and it also had such cooling impact on my mind and body. I looked at the moon several times in the sky and appreciated its coolness and freshness. Its energy was palpable and then a very resourceful idea came into my mind. I opened all the windows; I decided to meditate in the moonlight. I quickly sat down on the couch where maximum moonlight was dripping and the mood and disposition itself was so contemplative and inwards. My mind was naturally very calm in this panoramic times.


Buddha Poornima and Bhagwan Buddha are so synonymous that I immediately travelled mentally to Bodh Gaya and sat under the Bodhi Tree to meditate. The swirling and rustling Peepal tree leaves were casting their magic spell already and I was soaked in every little divine vibrations coming from that spiritual place.

I felt that I was a very lucky soul to have visited Bodh Gaya and more so because correspondingly I could replicate at home what I did and experienced in Bodh Gaya. Besides, I imagined that I am sitting in that holy spot where Bhagwan Buddha must have sat there and meditated so intensely and got spiritual enlightenment. A gush of fresh spiritual energies encircled me and I felt as if I am really in that place even now under the moonlight. I have relived my those sublime experiences a few times more at night and in the wakeful times when I woke up at night I think once or twice .

In the day that broke today 14th May, it was very different. It started with a lot of commotion, thoughtlessness by people whom I met and also unexpected unrest from neighbours. I took things as they came and handled them with serenity in spite of serious concern that the external turbulence should not weaken my good hold of inner peace which I had gathered under the moonlight. By afternoon and the onset of evening, as the disturbing energies waned and faded I rested and I realized that instantaneously the mind had touched the foundation, the base  of very deep peace again. I was waiting earnestly for this to happen. When would the flow of contradictory energies wane so that I could take my mind to the innermost levels of peace was my thought throughout. I was successful in patiently co-ordinating the exit of bad energies and immediately going  back to the deep ocean of great peace after the tranquil  vibrations began coming in. It was only after this time that I was able to radiate the most brilliant spiritual energies and then compose a short article which would give us some new insights and messages from the holy, Divine Masters on this auspicious day.

Yesterday in the long meditation that I did in the morning, I had the great blessing and kripa of Shri Kartikeyan Swami again. He had once initiated Shri Mahavatar Babaji in Katargama into higher Kriya Science. So he is my Param, param Guru!

But before that there is something else to say too…..

Only on Sunday evening 11th May, as I took a long walk, I incidentally happened to be very close to Ayyappa temple where Kartikeyan Swami is also worshipped and I was very thrilled to recognise that he has actually called me to seek his blessings because there were never any plans to go to that temple. We reached at the most appropriate time where some drums were being played and the Aarti was being performed.

I paid my humblest, most sincere devotion, reverence and sought his benediction. He immediately conveyed, “After Babaji, from now onwards I am your Guru, I will take your lessons, tell everybody that you are my good disciple and your tapasya is bearing very pleasant fruit.” I had just gone there as a mark of respectfulness and gratefulness and I got more than I ever thought I was worthy of. My heart was swaying with joy as I saw the received inner benediction and outside spiritual atmosphere. I came home feeling very full and enlightened because I saw God’s unseen working behind all this; I only obeyed my inner guidance and got pulled towards the temple where Swami resides and in return was so gratified. I thanked God so many times!

During my long meditation Swami unfolded my very long spiritual journey as per his own appraisal, “From a low-set, sunken incarnation in the first life to higher and higher incarnation in every life until you have become an accomplished tapasvini, yogini, you have risen in every life. It was not in your destiny to touch such stellar heights in this life too. Your accomplishments are because of your excessively powerful thoughts and resolute of will. Everything has happened because of your power of will. And remember in future also you shall be able to accomplish all your dreams because of your strong Ichcha Shakti, and will power.

(To be continued)

 Photo of moon taken on Buddha Purnima by Nishith Patel and contributed on this post. Added by me on 27.05.14

Thanks Nishith.

5 Responses to Ichcha Shakti, our power to will -I

  1. pandey2 says:

    Wish you all happy Buddha Poornima. Buddham saranam gacchami. May Lord give us wisdom and strength to continue progressing in our spiritual Journey with more and more dedication till eternity.

    SarikaJi thank you so much giving us such wonderful gift by posting it today. It is amazing to read that you have mind linked yourself to Bodh gaya and got the same energy as if you are there.

    I am thrilled to read about Kartikeyan Swami. We are very fortunate to be here and read about Kartikeyan Swami and also learn about your strengths directly from lord himself.

    Thank you so much.

    With Love and gratitude.

    • spiritinlife says:

      My dear Paripurna, surely it is our great fortune if Swami Kartikeyan has started teaching us many useful things through some medium. Who can imagine being in touch with him? It is all his ‘daya’ mercy on us and Shri Mahavatar Babaji’s kindness that unknown, hidden forces which belong to us and are so essential for our spiritual growth were always untouched by us. We knew nothing about them The ‘siddhas’ are profound and give us profound knowledge. We should read more in few words.Our success in spiritual growth would depend largely if we understood and grasped what they are propounding.Being an auspicious day like the enlightenment day of Lord Buddha makes this post very powerful. My humble prostrations to Kartikeyan Swami and all the divine souls.

  2. Shahid says:

    Delighted to read this post. It’s a great feeling to do tapasya and
    yet greater to receive it’s fruit’s. You deserve everything you are getting mom and much, much more❤

  3. “It was not in your destiny to touch such stellar heights in this life too. Your accomplishments are because of your excessively powerful thoughts and resolute of will. Everything has happened because of your power of will.” – These words convey so much, so much power these provide to the dim lamps in the newer disciples like us. If these words could sink in and be understood with patience, disciples could inspire themselves beyond their own imaginations! These words form the backbone of learning the messages in this incredible Blog. Thank you Dearest Gurus for all the wonderful Gifts on the Blog. Thank you Maa for having an indomitable Spirit in Life.🙂

    • spiritinlife says:

      My dear Nish, So glad you picked up the backbone of learning the messages from the Blog. Resolute will and powerful thoughts bring to us what we in normal course of life cannot bring about. Unprecedented events occur with Grace of God and circumstances of life change. Initially they may look negative, harmful or detrimental. But later we are able to see how well God planned and protected us so that we can touch stellar heights!They all turn into benedictions and mercy.
      Got bless you on your path and may you touch unprecedented stellar heights on your way to God!
      With love

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