Was it a coincidence? I think not.

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Nothing in what happens in your life is a coincidence.

Everything is predetermined and preordained by the creator. Two incidents in the past few days have reinforced my belief that coincidences are merely what you attract in your life at that particular time.

Good things, bad things…whatever it may be, it’s all happening the way it should be unfolded.

Life’s lessons are usually learnt in some uncomfortable circumstances. The lessons that teach you to either let go or have more faith.

Let’s go a little back here to emphasise the point I am getting at. Sometimes life’s responsibilities drag you into a whirlpool of immense work and you have less choice but to face that task alone. And those responsibilities bring with them a tsunami of intense emotions that take over your logical mind completely and leave you vulnerable and naked to negativity.

While I am a stay at home caretaker to an aged parent, I sometimes feel the need to take a breather from the stress of daily duties and just unwind. Some days that is possible, but when a long period of time goes by, the things at hand go so out of control that I am on the verge of losing my mind.

I do have house help, to handle the daily requirements, but there is no one around most of the time to have a decent conversation with.

I do have friends but then they too have their own issues to deal with and we can’t seem to find a common time to meet up to just enjoy each other’s company. I mean how much can one talk on the phone? My mind yearns to have conversations which ‘feed my soul’. Or just meet people who can change my perspective on things without sounding condescending.

Sometimes on weekends when the man of the house is in to share in his bit, I do like to go off to the parlour and self indulge in a little pampering. So about 2 weeks back as I was about to go for one of my ‘perk me up’ sessions I sent a silent prayer to the universe to please let me meet someone who I can have a normal and regular chit chat with. And guess what!

She came! Right there in the parlour.

I had never seen or met her before. I do not know who she was. But we just connected, and got talking, about random things, about poetry, about religion, about soul mates and twin flames.

There was no awkwardness. Our energies were synchronising together and the conversation just started flowing like a meandering river. The time just flew by. We spend nearly two hours talking.

It was the most liberating soul nourishing experience I have had after a long time. Suddenly all the stress and tension in my body seemed to evaporate.

Let me narrate another incident if this isn’t enough to satisfy your curiosity. I was in tatters and tears a couple of days back. Life felt like a huge burden I could not carry anymore. Although I am usually very strong about the upheavals in my life and take it in stride, but that day was I like walking on fire with my eyes open. I had had enough.

There are times when family can never understand what you are going through. And at times like these you turn to the one you feel most comfortable with, a friend or a colleague, or even a guru or mentor, to vent out your insecurities and your negativity.

And out of the blue without thinking much, I just decided to vent out my feelings to a dear friend. He has a very positive and calming influence on my mind.  He gives me the silent non judgmental, but at the same time an understated and tremendous support which is invaluable for me. He can read my mind. He is like a punching bag for me. I can just spew on a lot of things on him and he never complains about me nagging him. He quietly listens.

He just read the text full of negativity and ranting and texted back ‘what time can I speak to you? That’s it. That’s all I wanted to hear I guess. That he was around. That I wasn’t alone.

I knew he listened and understood what was happening. Sometimes that’s all you ever need. For someone to listen and not give you strong words of advice.

So anyway, I did not want to talk to him as then it would have me crying bucketfuls in front of him and that is something I definitely did not want to do. I cannot do that. No matter what shit I am going through I just cannot cry in front of anyone. It’s just not me.

Anyway what I am coming to is that he had changed his profile pic a few minutes back. And it was no coincidence that it had to happen at such a crucifying time for me. After I sent him my message I just opened his pic and was looking at it for a long time. It was like he was near me, his eyes urging me to hold on and be strong.

It was as if the universe was looking out for me, because suddenly my mood shifted. I became calm. There was no anxiety or bitterness left in my heart anymore.

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Were these two incidents just a mere coincidence? I think not. And if it was, then I would say that such meaningful coincidences help get us to places we need to be without knowing how we got there.

You may call it Fate or Mystery, or the Universe or God, but it’s about all the things happening to us or falling into place or coming together in a surprising, unexpected way without an obvious explanation. As you begin to accept it as synchronicity it drastically changes your life.

Everything that happens is predetermined and will be revealed to us when our soul is ready to accept the change. Synchronicity is like a mirror – whatever you believe in and manifest for yourself, it will reflect back to you. You just have to believe in it.

It is for a reason that your spirit guides never fails to tell you to be positive and not let the negative take on your senses and bog you down.

The Chance meeting with that woman or the picture of my friend changing at that precise moment was not a coincidence. It was written in my soul plan. The Universe was merely reflecting back to me what I was attracting at that moment. Such incidents are rarely an accident. Sometimes I agree things are not in our control but our realities are largely the result of our unconscious wants and the energies that manifest within.

The point is that everything you attract into your life – every person, every object, and every experience –has all been drawn into your reality by none other than YOU

 

Think about this!!

madhavi

 

 

12 Laws of Karma

Following yesterday’s blog on Karma, today I will share with you the 12 Laws of Karma.

To stop being afraid and to start being empowered in the worlds of karma and reincarnation, here is what you need to know about karmic laws.

The wheel of karma is of the notion that everything in our life takes place due to past actions and that present actions affect future lifetimes.

You can use the laws of karma to create success in your life. It’s all about choices, and it states that as you sow shall you reap, but a hundred times over. Your world is 100% the result of your previous actions, words and thoughts.

  1. The Great Law

Whatever we pour into the universe will come back to us. The simple explanation of the great law is: our thoughts and actions have consequences – good or bad. If what we want is Happiness, Peace, Love & Friendship, then we should BE a Happy, Peaceful, Loving and a True Friend.

  1. The Law of Creation

Life does not HAPPEN by itself. We need to make it happen. The life we see around us was created by our own intentions. And since what we surround ourselves with, becomes part of us, it’s our responsibility to ensure these surroundings are conducive to our desires.

  1. The Law of Humility

Simply put one must accept something in order to change it. Acceptance is a near-universal virtue in many belief systems. What you refuse to accept will continue for you. In focusing on the negative instead of making changes to address the negative, we’re committing to a zero-sum result.

  1. The Law of Growth

When we change ourselves, only then do our lives change. Our own growth is in our hands. It’s not the circumstance, or the people, or the things that will change. ‘ME’ is the only person, I have control over, above any other circumstance. True change only occurs if we make the commitment to change what is in our heart.

  1. The Law of Responsibility

Our lives are of our own doing, nothing else. The mirror we stand before shows us our own true reflection. When there is turbulence in one’s own life, there is often turbulence within us. If we’re to change our life, we must change our mind set & our surroundings. We must take responsibility for what is in our lives.

  1. The Law of Connection

The past, present and future are all connected. Everything in the universe is connected. As such, we must put in the work to change these connections if we desire something different.

  1. The Law of Focus

We cannot think of two different things at the same time. Relating to our spiritual growth, we cannot have both, negative thoughts and actions, and expect to get positive results. We must give our full attention to achieve any desired task.

  1. The Law of Giving and Hospitality

Our behaviour should match our thoughts and actions, demonstrating our selflessness and show our true intentions. Selflessness is a virtue. Without a selfless nature, true spiritual growth is nearly impossible.

  1. The Law of Here and Now

One cannot be in the present time if we are continuously looking backwards. The present is all we have. Looking back regretfully robs oneself of a present opportunity. Old thoughts and patterns of behaviour totally negate the present chance to advance ourselves.

  1. The Law of Change

History will continue to repeat itself until we learn the lessons that we need to change our path. Conscious commitment to change is the only method of influencing the positive energies to direct it to fruitful outcome.

  1. The Law of Patience and Reward

Nothing of value is created without a patient mind set. Toiling away cannot be avoided through wishful thinking. Our rewards are claimed only through patience and persistence, nothing else.  True lasting joy comes from the knowledge of doing what’s necessary. The reward to come in on its own time.

  1. The law of Significance and Inspiration

The best reward is the one that contributes to the Whole. You get back from something whatever YOU have put into it. You feed love, you will get love, you feed hatred and you are served hatred. Energy and intentions are vital apparatuses that decide the significance of an end-result.

“Karma is the law of cause and effect – an unbreakable law of the cosmos. Your actions create your future. The reason your fate is never sealed is because you have free will. Therefore your future cannot already be written. That would not be fair. Life gives you chances. This is one of them.” – The Tree of Awakening.

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