This week has been one of the most challenging since I launched The Healing Forum in March this year. I've had doubts crop up about moving forward and felt a little tired with it all.
Since the beginning of launching The Healing Forum, I've been in a "classroom" around balance. It's not easy establishing a community, getting a business off the ground and being present for my family. And I've had to closely watch that I don't prioritise The Healing Forum and my business over the things I cherish the most - my family, my friends and my health.
It was wonderful.
I've stopped seeing "problems", "failures" and have developed acceptance. I've re-evaluated my approach and my ego has undergone some refinement in the process! So many positives from this tricky time and it is still a work in progress ...
This morning, looking for further guidance, I opened my Guru Sri Shakti Amma's book "Connect with the Divine volume 2". I opened it on a discourse that was highlighted with a quote "Simplicity in our lives will bring forth fulfillment and peace of mind". I want to share with you parts of this discourse as I know it will bring many of you some relief, just like me!
"When you are on the spiritual path, the great blessing, the big gift you get, is a great heart that makes you accept everything. When you are not on the spiritual path, everything can seem to be a problem. It could be a health issue or an illness you are fighting against. It could be some problem in the office.
When you are on the spiritual path, the great thing it does is it allows the great heart to accept everything. The first stage of the spiritual path will bring answers for many things. When you are on the spiritual path and when you understand the cause of all problems is karma, then automatically you will accept what is happening. When you are not aware of karma, then many things in life seem very horrible, and you will feel that these things are happening only to you. But that is not so. Everyone has problems in different ways"....
Towards the end of her discourse Amma shares -
"In a life without spirituality, you have to struggle for your day-to-day survival. But when you are on the spiritual path, you start to see your life and the world in different ways. Before, the world was for you, and when you think the world is for you, your mind wants to take everything from the world, which is not at all possible. This can cause a lot of worry and struggle. But once you are on the spiritual path, you see that you are for the world. The moment you understand that, you will feel very rich. You will feel content. Once you are content, you don't need anything from this world.
There are so many things like this that bring balance and joy in your life, when you are on the spiritual path. When you live in this world for survival, you want everything from this world. The moment you achieve something, the very next second, you will start to worry about something else. That is the nature of the mind. The spiritual path is not the place that will give everything you want in this material world. It is the path that will teach you to accept and to be happy, and to see this world in a positive way. What you are meant to have, you'll get. Everyone has different karma - you have to go through that. But the benefit when you are on the spiritual path is you get so much guidance, strength, courage, peace, happiness - everything. So it's a great blessing to be on this path. Amma blesses you all to have patience and faith.'
And so with a dose of acceptance, faith and patience (I'm not the best at patience), the show will go on but at a different vibration!
From my heart to yours,
Namaste and Happy Healing