Happy 2021

Whew, what a year 2020 has been!!!

Finally it’s on its way out teaching us some really harsh but necessary lessons.

The most important one being that we all have infinite reserves of inner strength that can see us through challenging times.

Let me begin by saying a prayer for the millions lives lost this year. May you be at peace wherever you are.

A huge gratitude to God and all of God’s helpers with their selfless service and who made life breathable for many of us- So grateful to be alive.

Having said that I know what I would like my 2021 to be like. For one, I don’t want to plan anything in the coming year. I just want to be able to live each day of my life fully, without fear, with lots of gratitude and in the knowledge that whatever is meant for me will make its way towards me and I want to welcome that with open arms, open heart and an open mind.

Wishing you all a wonderful & happy 2021. May you Live and Give Lovingly.

Good health, Peace and Prosperity wished to all of you

Madhavi ❤

New Beginnings

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“Create the highest grandest vision possible for your life because you become what you believe”- Oprah Winfrey

It’s always difficult to start over. Starting over tends to take on the magnitude of the nearly impossible. We feel that there are just so many different areas of our life that need changing, there’s so much to do, and so much to learn. And yet when it comes to taking that first step towards transformation, we always back down.

But, I always feel that December vibrates on a restorative frequency and we feel more empowered, resilient, and start gearing up for new beginnings and stepping into the magnificent unknown. As we step into the New Year , we begin to make resolutions, to improve the status of our life, to get healthier, to move forward, to get closer to our goals, dreams, and mostly that ‘difficult to sustain’ inner-peace.

A New Year means new beginnings and fresh starts. If you can let go of the past, freeing yourself of failures and disappointments, you can embrace a new perspective—a fresh look at the future and all the wonderful possibilities it holds. Isn’t it great that you get 365 new and exciting days to mark your destiny?

Change is about possibility, about opportunity, of embarking on exciting journeys of discovery.  Now is the time to either dust off those dreams, or create new ones. It’s a fact that goals are constantly evolving. What you believe to be your ultimate goal today will look quite a bit different in the months and years ahead. However, this is a time for creation, so set intentions & believe that you deserve to receive everything you desire & dream of.

Each one of us is being presented with a choice – to stay behind in our own darkness or come forth and embrace the light. We have to let go, a lot of physical and emotional baggage that no longer serves us and work on improving our life and ourselves.

Although it’s true that we must live each day to the best of our ability, we mustn’t let go of every opportunity that comes our way to focus on our goals. The first step towards getting somewhere is to decide you’re not going to stay where you are.

A great idea to consider is to get into the habit of asking yourself every day, ‘Is this supporting my vision of the life I’m trying’?

Close your eyes to the old ends and open your heart to new beginnings.

Forget the past and look towards the future.

New beginnings are chances that the universe gives you not only each year, but each day, every day to create the life you’ve always fantasized of having.

 

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A time to Introspect.

 

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It’s almost the end of 2018.

There were so many things I wanted to do this year.

So many dreams were waiting to be fulfilled. And I haven’t even started doing some of them yet. The idea is still stuck in the corner my head for the past few months. But then reality took over and I haven’t been able to actually write them down in black and white and manifesting them. Nonetheless I haven’t forgotten about them.

There are people I have been wanting to meet. It’s been too long and I haven’t seen them. They have taken up too much space in my thoughts but I haven’t been able to see them in the flesh. The pain does get unbearable at times, and the void seems even bigger. The plans were made but like it always is the case-Life happened. The plans are lying on the back burner waiting and bidding its time.

Some of the promises I made to myself at the beginning of the year were fulfilled while some are waiting in the wings with bated breath, staring back at me with pain and sorrow in their eyes.

As I am getting older, I have realised that the feeling of being contented with life is evading me. There are so many things I want to learn. There are so many doors that have to be unlocked. There are so many beautiful places in the world I still have to travel to and experience. There are so many moments in the day that I want to be alive to. I know I am getting even more impatient and greedy to accomplish some of ‘what I really want and close to my heart’ dreams before I kick the bucket.

And as 2018 is coming to an end, I hope I don’t lug the baggage of my previous years with me and stop stressing over the what ifs that I cannot change.

I hope I walk into the New Year with my eyes and my heart open to see the marvellous things around me and see God’s hand in everything.

I hope to forgive myself and the people who have caused me pain and give both of us a clean slate to start over.

I hope to be more thankful for inhaling every new day with a healthy mind, body and spirit.

I hope to be really close to my friends, and to also find new people who infuse me with their positivity and zest for life. People, who will love me and respect me, people who mean it when they say they care.

I hope to look at the sun and let all the shadows fall behind me.

And I hope to convert my two steps forward, two steps backward stance of my life into a groovy dance move.

And finally as 2018 comes to an end, I hope I am blessed enough by God’s grace to press the restart button and begin life afresh.

After all – IT’S MY LIFE!!!

Diwali – Life as a Celebration

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On this Diwali Let me share with you an article written by Sadhguru*

“Light and darkness are perceptions of our senses. May you know the light beyond senses. Hope you have a cracker of a Diwali” -Sadhguru

“Diwali is celebrated for various cultural reasons, but historically, it is called ‘Naraka Chaturdashi’ because Narakasura, a very cruel king, was killed by Krishna on this day. Therefore, this is a major festival celebrated across India.”

“Evil need not necessarily come in the form of demons. Desperation, depression and frustration can cause much more damage to one’s life than the demons that you have not seen. Diwali is a reminder to slay all that is negative in our life.”

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“The celebration is auspicious in so many different ways.

On this day, it is said that if someone needs money, they pray to Goddess Lakshmi.

If someone wants health, they pray to Goddess Shakti.

If someone wants knowledge, they pray to Goddess Saraswati.

These are dialectical ways of expressing that it will lead to well being.”

“In Indian culture, there was a time when there used to be a festival every day of the year – 365 festivals in a year – because a festival is a tool to bring life to a state of exuberance and enthusiasm.”

“Today, people usually celebrate only around eight or ten festivals annually because of our occupation and other happenings. Unfortunately, festivals nowadays mean you are given holiday at work, and you wake up only at noon. Then you eat a lot and go for a movie or watch television at home. It was not like that earlier. A festival meant the whole town would gather and there would be a big celebration.”

“All these aspects were brought into Indian culture just to keep a man active and enthusiastic in so many ways. The idea behind this was to make our whole life into a celebration.”

If you approach everything in a celebratory way, you learn to be non-serious about life, but absolutely involved.”

“The passage, the secret of life is to see everything with a non-serious eye, but to be absolutely involved – like a game. That is the reason the most profound aspects of life are approached in a celebratory way, so that you don’t miss the point.”

“The idea of Diwali is to bring that aspect of celebration into your life – that is why the fire crackers, to set fire to you a bit!  If you are a damp squib, then you need a cracker from outside every day. Otherwise, it must happen like this within us every day. If we simply sit, our life energy, heart, mind and body must be exploding like a live cracker.Love & Grace”- Sadhguru

*Jaggi Vasudev, popularly known as Sadhguru, is an Indian yogi, mystic and New York Times bestselling author. He founded the Isha Foundation, a non-profit organization which offers Yoga programs around the world and is involved in social outreach, education and environmental initiatives.

 Hoping the goodness of this festive season, dwell within you and stay with you throughout the year. Wishing you a Happy Diwali and a prosperous New Year!!