Become free from bondage

Baba says, ‘Everything depends on when you become free from your karmic bondage‘.

As I’ve gone through life, things have happened- I’ve made mistakes, others have betrayed me, there have been crisis to go through etc., and so I carry the guilt, shame, worry, grudges, bitterness with me. These emotional bondages make me heavy and hold me down. If I imagine my life to be a container, there is a limited amount of space available. Originally, this container has purity, peace, love, happiness, wisdom in it. My job is to protect this container. But along the way, if I allow worry in, it pushes out the peace. There isn’t space for both. Then, I go looking for ‘peace of mind’! If I allow guilt in, it is pushing out the confidence and so on. This is why I have a hard time enjoying life because my heart is contaminated with so many impurities- 30% worry over my job, 10% jealousy, 20% bitterness. I don’t realize that 60% of my container is negative. No wonder, I lose my joy, my zeal and enthusiasm.

Baba says, ‘everything depends on when you become free from your karmic bondage‘. I control what’s inside my container. I control what I think of, what I dwell on, what I listen to and read about, the company I keep. I have to make a very conscious choice- I will not allow these impurities to take up valuable space in me and poison my life. I am going to protect my heart.

Someone offended me at work, they didn’t treat me right, it’s easy to carry that bitterness and hold a grudge but I have to be disciplined and not allow it in, not allow it to sour my day. They hurt me once, let me not allow them to continue to hurt me by dwelling on the offense. My being offended is not hurting them, it is hurting me. It’s taking up space I need for the good things God has for me. I wake up in the morning and those thoughts of worry come- ‘what if this doesn’t work?, what if I cannot pay my bills? what if my business doesn’t recover? what’s going to happen to my kids if this pandemic continues?’ I can’t prevent the thoughts from coming but I can choose not to dwell on them. I remember that God’s in control, and as long as I follow His Shrimat, I am His responsibility. He will take care of all my burdens. Let me take inventory of what I am giving space to. This life in the confluence age is too short and too valuable to go through with negative things holding me down. I need that energy to do the things that God would like me to do to reach my destiny.

Baba says, ‘You now understand that you had stone intellects and that the Father is now making your intellects divine‘. The Father says: Simply study. Consider yourselves to be souls and remember Me, your Father. If you remember bodies, you will take sorrow. If you remain soul conscious, you will remember Me, your Father and remain constantly happy‘. When I place my container under the faucet of the clean, running water of His knowledge, it will clean out any impurities automatically.

Worry will make me weak, stress will make me lose my joy, take my enthusiasm. Living angry, resentful will shorten my life. And not only is this clearly harmful to me, but the fact is I don’t have a right to live this way. This life of the confluence age has been entrusted to me by God to serve. He needs my help in bringing about world transformation- I cannot serve if I am paralyzed by negative emotions. Let me get in the habit of emptying out the offenses, emptying out the worry, if I made a mistake, let me empty out the guilt; if I didn’t do my best, let me empty out the regret and do better next time; if I didn’t get credit for something I did, let me empty out the self pity; if something happened that I just simply don’t understand, let me empty out the questions of ‘why this, why me, how did this…’. If I can do this, I will live vibrant, full of faith, full of joy and confidence.

God Himself says, ‘this is a corrupt world, it is full of sorrow‘. That is telling me that I cannot simply live my life on auto-pilot, I have to actively protect what I allow inside me. I need to feed myself the nourishment of His knowledge and remembrance and throw away all the junk food that Ravan tries to feed me all the time.

This is what Brahma baba did. He faced all kinds of opposition from all kinds of people, he faced crisis where at one point, there wasn’t even enough food to feed everyone, he had enormous responsibilities of the yagya but he didn’t allow the negativity, the worry, the stress in. He had his container under the faucet all the time- when worry came, ‘Shiv Baba is my Protector and Benefactor, He is responsible, I am simply the instrument’. When external opposition came, he was quick to apply the full-stop of ‘nothing new’! He never allowed jealousy in by thinking: ‘how come these children are gaining recognition when I am the instrument…’, Instead, with the awareness of being the father of humanity, baba always put the children first. In other words, he studied well, he always guarded his heart and kept it pure, free from contaminants.

Let me do the same and follow father. Let me rise up and by taking Baba’s hand and company, say: ‘that’s it, this is a new day! I am emptying out all the negative’. I need to do this by faith. Ravan will work overtime and say loudly: ‘you are a hypocrite! remember all those mistakes you made, you don’t deserve forgiveness, or your problems won’t fix themselves, this is how it’s always going to be…..’ But let me through my third eye of knowledge, recognize these many forms of Ravan and protect myself from them. He will sound very persuasive but let me be alert and stay within my line of safety, that is, within the line of knowledge. Let me listen to only what God is telling me and receive His love in my life. I cannot earn His love, I cannot deserve His love, I can only receive His love. He wants me to receive it. God’s love is the only alchemy that heals and restores. And so He says: I, the Purifier, am your Father. Consider yourself a soul and remember Me alone. He has come to this old world especially for me. He has new opportunities, new beginnings, new possibilities. Let me do my part and engage with the Purifier with all my heart, give Him my 100%. When I do, I free myself of all bondages, receive healing, wholeness and reach the fullness of my destiny.

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