Reiki : The important practice of daily self-healing

Self-healing is an important everyday practice for all light workers and energy healers, which they often tend to forgo. They give healing to their clients, friends and family, relationships, situations or calamities half way across the world, but constantly ignore the need to give healing to themselves.

Though most energy healers and Reiki practitioners very well know the significance of self-healing, often they give in to excuses like lack of time and convince themselves that someone else needs healing more. A few also honestly acknowledge that they feel lazy doing self-healing every day and don’t try to make an effort unless they suffer from a problem – physical, mental or emotional.

Self-healing makes us feel strongly connected to the energy of Reiki, every single day. A supremely intelligent energy, Reiki can heal all aspects for us that we might not be aware of or might come up in the future. This beautiful connection with the energy guides us in so many different ways, bringing all that we need in our lives and taking away all that does not serve our highest good.

Keeping aside 15 minutes to half an hour every day for self Reiki, goes a long way in our healing journey. Like other spiritual practices, self-healing raises our vibrational energy, and is an essential processes for us to elevate from 3D to 5D.

It is not that difficult to inculcate a practice – early in the morning as soon as we get up or before going to sleep. In fact self Reiki at night, helps us to sleep better.

The main factor is to make the conscious effort. Often if we are travelling or do not have the time or the right situation where we can sit quietly and do self-healing, we can do Reiki in the train, on a flight, waiting at the airport. Hand positions are not necessary, just visualise yourself in the flow of the energy and give healing to each chakra.

One easy an wonderful way of doing self-healing if we don’t have much time, is to give oneself a quick Reiki shower. Visualise the silvery white light of of Reiki cascading down on yourself like a shower, totally covering you from head to toe. And then, see yourself merging in that light. Even a few minutes under the ‘Reiki shower’ will make you feel rejuvenated and new.

Grounding is an essential practice that is an important part of self-healing process, which all Reiki practitioners as well as those who are not attuned to any energy healing modality, can do every day. Connecting with the energy of Mother Earth, helps us to ground and calm the mind, and cleanses us energetically. It is a wonderful stabilising factor. (To know more, please read my previous article ‘Connecting With The Magical Energy of Mother Earth‘).

Aura cleansing and cord cutting are other significant practices that should be done every day, and hardly take a few minutes. These can be done by even those who are not energy healers. Unwanted etheric cords that keep growing back should be got rid off daily through some simple processes. To understand the need for this, please read my writeup on ‘How Unwanted Etheric Cords Are Binding Us Energetically‘.

And yes, an essential aspect of Reiki practice are the 5 Principles … that we often forget to say aloud, daily:

Just for today, I will not be angry.

Just for today, I will not worry.

Just for today, I will live with gratitude.

Just for today, I will be kind to all living things.

Just for today, I will do my work honestly.

If we affirm these 5 Principles every morning, it sets the energetic impression of how we are going to think, act and speak the whole day.

(Sudipta is an energy healer, Akashic Records practitioner and mystical storyteller. Her collection of short stories ‘Invoking Our Inner Goddess’,’Mystical Tales Of Sacred Earth’, ‘The Blue God’s Love’ and ‘Enchanted Waters: The Magical Flow Of Life’ are available worldwide on Amazon Kindle.)

The Call Of The Yogini

It was just as she had seen in her dream, about five years ago. Just three nights after Sumit had left her for her best friend. Kavita remembered the dream clearly because that was the only night, she had fallen asleep after he had walked out of their apartment.

In the middle of the jungle, surrounded by tall deodar (Himalayan cedar) trees, a complex of statues in the open air almost in decrepit condition, abandoned.

“These are the statues of the Yoginis that were created almost 350 years ago. And yes, nobody comes to worship in this unique temple complex now, as you can see,” said the guide Joka. He was appointed by the tour company, to take care of the all-women trekking group in the Himalayas.

An astounded Kavita started exploring the place, walking amidst the statues and other structures that were the remnants of the unusual open air temple complex dedicated to the Mother Goddess.

As Kavita made her way through the overgrowth soaking in the surroundings, she recollected how it was different from her dream, that she could clearly remember as if it was just yesterday.

She had seen these statues in twilight, just before darkness was about to descend in the evening. She saw an unbroken statue, a women’s face with hands in the front. A golden ball of light was rotating on top of the hands, it was as if the ball was energizing the atmosphere and even beyond. She could also make out the silhouettes of other statues in the background, but this was the prominent one.

Kavita tried her best to remember the face of the statue, but could not. What was clear in her memory was the suffused atmosphere, the ball of light, the palms and the eyes looking at her trying to tell something.

The eyes were alive in the dream and so was the whole atmosphere, charged with a surreal energy which she could feel even now.

“How many statues are here, or let’s say, were here? Would you be knowing the names of the Yoginis?” Kavita asked Joka. Her heart thumping fast, as she understood that whoever or whatever she had seen in her dream had brought her here.

“Originally the temple complex had the statues of 64 Yoginis, however now as you can see, very few remain, most of the statues are broken. I bring tourists here because it is an interesting place to visit in the middle of the jungle,” answered Joka.

Kavita now had a singular focus – to locate the statue she had seen in her dream. The eyes that looked straight at her, the ball of energy in the air … what did it indicate?

She looked around but could not find a similar figurine, in fact none of them were intact. There was no sign or resemblance to what she had seen in her dream.

Feeling helpless, she implored the guide and asked, “Do you know if among all the statues that have been destroyed, any of them were of great significance?”

Curious to see her deep interest in the derelict temple complex, Joka said, “As you can see not even one statue is in a good condition, it is difficult to recognise which belongs to which Yogini, and I am afraid I don’t know all their names. However, I certainly know that the most important one was the statue of Yogmaya. You are aware of her story, right?”

When Kavita shook her head to indicate that she was clueless, Joka started recounting the story of Lord Krishna’s birth. Others in the group also gathered around to hear the story.

Joka continued, “Yogmaya was the girl child born to Yashoda and Nand, who was exchanged with Sri Krishna by his father, Vasudeva. This was done by Vasudeva to save Krishna from being killed by his uncle, the cruel king Kamsa. And when Kamsa tried to kill the exchanged child, she vanished from his hands announcing that the one who will kill him has already been born. Yogmaya is another form of Adi Shakti, the primordial Mother Goddess, she is the energy who runs the universe.”

Listening to the story, Kavita felt that she almost could not breathe. She was certain that it was the statue of Yogmaya that she had seen in her dream.

Was it destiny that brought her today to the sacred spot of 64 Yoginis, after almost five years of seeing the dream? Or was it a call that has resurfaced and subconsciously guided her here?

But what was the message? Surely there had to be one, wondered Kavita, looking around at the ruins trying to find an answer.

She has lived through a nightmare in the last five years. It was as if all the dreams she had cherished in her lifetime came crashing down.  Her marriage crumbled and with it died all the treasured identities in her life – her carefully nurtured enviable lifestyle, her social standing as an art connoisseur that earlier gave her so much pride. Kavita believed she was nothing. She was so broken that she never realised all the happiness and power of her life she had invested in just one relationship, one man, whose betrayal, broke her completely.

She took this trip on the insistence of her cousin who felt that she needed a change from her life in Delhi and keep her mind away from the broken, crumbled pieces of her life that would never come together.

And here, after five years, she came to the very spot whose dream echoed the most painful memories that she wanted to forget. Kavita was keen to spend some time at the spot and suggested to the group that they can have their picnic lunch here. Thankfully, they all agreed to take a break at the spot and have their packed lunch arranged by the tour company.

As her fellow travellers started gorging on puris and potato curry, food was farthest from Kavita’s mind. Like a woman possessed, she went from one broken statue to another, trying desperately to locate the one she had seen in her dream.

Almost one hour had passed. As the group started moving ahead, Joka called out to her.

Fatigued and feeling helpless, Kavita sat down on a broken stump and acknowledged Joka’s call. “Yes I am coming in a few minutes, you guys move ahead.”

“I am sorry madam, I can’t leave the place without taking everyone with me. It is not safe for you to be here alone,” replied Joka in a slightly stern voice.

“Alright, I am coming,” said Kavita, getting up with a sigh of resignation.

As she touched a stone piece for support to get up, she felt as if she received an electric shock.

It was so strong that she let out a cry.

Joka came running and asked, “What is it madam, have you got hurt?”

“No, I haven’t. I felt a shock as if an electric current passed through me,” said Kavita, as she bent down again to have a closer look at the stone she had just touched.

She could clearly make out two hands – all that had remained of the statue.

The hands that held the energy and brought her here.

It had taken time, but she had arrived.

Always sensitive, she could feel a strong surge of energy course through her body.

She knew it was impossible for her to take the heavy stone hands with her, and maybe they were not meant to be removed from the place.

After Kavita returned to Delhi, the dreams followed.

She saw herself standing in front of the statue with eyes that were alive.

The ball of energy came to her and merged into her body. When she woke up with a start, she found that both her hands were very warm.

This happened for three consecutive nights. She knew it was a divine help reaching out to her in a most unusual way, but what it was she was unable to understand.

A day later, Kavita got a call from her close friend Diya, asking if she would like to join an energy healing workshop which the latter was going to attend.

Kavita agreed, though not too sure why she did.

As the workshop started, it struck Kavita that this was the way forward for her – to be healed and then heal others, moving forward in life in the flow of the beautiful energy.

The goddess had herself come to show her the way. The wait had been long, but Kavita had finally found her true path.

(Excerpt from the book ‘Invoking Our Inner Goddess’)

(Sudipta is an energy healer, Akashic Records practitioner and mystical storyteller. Her collection of short stories ‘Invoking Our Inner Goddess’,’Mystical Tales Of Sacred Earth’, ‘The Blue God’s Love’ and ‘Enchanted Waters: The Magical Flow Of Life’ are available worldwide on Amazon Kindle.)

 

The Shadow Self

You and I are one, my dearest friend
But I always ignore your call
I turn away my face, not look you in the eyes
Try to forget your very existence.

Yet, you always come knocking my door
In the darkest moment of my pain
In the spotlight of my reflection
In solitude as my other self.

You are my suppressed sorrows
My unexplained fears
My forgettable foibles
My abandoned Inner Child.

I will never be whole
Unless I learn to love and embrace you
Then you and I will walk together into the light
My forever companion, my shadow self.

A Magical Christmas Tale: The Golden Antlers

The holiday season had just begun. The little village was lit up like a fairytale garden. Colourful fairy lights sparkled magically on the trees and the row of quaint wooden houses. The first snow of the season had started falling a few days ago, and a white fluffy carpet covered the streets. Though there were still a couple of hours left to midnight, no one was visible in the village square, which was dominated by a massive golden statue of a stag, a commonly found animal in the surrounding forests.

It was not surprising that in this magical environment, Golden Antlers stepped in chasing the Golden Lights. He lived in another realm where day and night merged into one, where there was no inanimate object, everything that existed could feel, sense and think. Golden Antlers actually did not realise when he had left his own home and entered the world where man lived. And there he was, standing right before the statue of the stag, in the village square.

He knew there was some reason why the Golden Lights, which flitted around in his world all the time, had brought him here. Did they want him to understand something or were they just being playful?  He wondered.

Golden Antlers was intrigued by the statue of the stag, its antlers towering high up, much bigger than his own. “What a magnificent creature.  It looks so beautiful and magical. I must bring it to life,” he said, blessing the hands that created the statue. You see whenever there was a full moon night, Golden Antlers had the power to bring to life anything he wanted. So far, he had been waking up crushed flowers and drooping leaves, insects and dying animals. He had never brought to life an object.

When he touched with his antlers the belly of the statue, a blue light surged through it. Within a few moments the statue of the stag became alive and started running towards the forest. Golden Antlers wished he could take the beautiful creature back to his own world, but he knew he couldn’t. Then he saw the Golden Lights flickering around him again, so he knew it was time for him to head home. He thought his job was done and he returned.

What Golden Antlers didn’t know was that how his one act of kindness had triggered a chain. After entering the forest, the stag found a baby antelope, which was separated from its family. The stag adopted it to keep predators at bay and started searching for its mother.

The sculptor who had crafted the statue six years ago, had to give up work in recent times due to rheumatoid arthritis, which had affected his fingers. Lying in drunken stupor in his studio, he woke up in the morning to find that his hands had miraculously healed.

And little Tim, who had watched from his window, the statue coming alive and running away, saw for the very first time in his life an unbelievable happening. Though nobody in the whole village trusted his account the next morning, it taught him how to stand his ground. The incident instilled in him the strength of conviction, which helped him later in life.

One act of kindness, one blessing, one prayer, goes a very long way. When miracles happen in our life, we do not know whose good wishes have worked the magic.

 

5 Simple Protection Tips To Counter Energy Vampires

You must have noticed sometimes that there are certain people in your life, who leave you feeling tired, drained and unhappy whenever you have an interaction with them. These people can be members of your family, a dear friend or someone in your office team. Any face-to-face or telephonic conversation with them makes you feel low and sapped of energy.

While “energy vampire” seems like a too strong and negative terminology, the fact of the matter is that these people do exist in our lives. We might love them and care for them, not realising how our constant interactions with them, drains us energetically. Consequently, it is important for us to identify who these people are in our circle and take adequate protection.

It is important for to understand that just because someone is an energy vampire, it is not necessary that the person is “evil” or “has a negative intention”, the truth is they are often unaware of what they are doing to you – subconsciously draining away your energy to fulfil their own needs. As spiritual beings, we have to believe in the inherent goodness of all hearts, otherwise our fear will further lower our vibrational levels.

You might become a victim of an energy vampire if the relationship is unequal in some ways. You are the constant giver, in terms of attention, love and time, while the other person does not reciprocate in the same way, equally. Then there are those people who constantly offload their problems on you, while you might not be always in a position to tangibly help them, just by listening to their never-ending travails you find yourself feeling low and depressed. You might love your close friend and sibling, but their problems are having a detrimental effect on you.

If you are an empath or a highly sensitive individual then chances are you draw energy vampires like a magnet. They could be narcissist, clingy, needy and possessive – often people in your inner circle or family. Though you care for them, it is important for you to set the boundaries for your own wellbeing.

The important thing is to identify them. Check how you are feeling after every interaction, and accordingly take precautions to protect yourself.

Following are five easy tips:

  1. Imagine yourself surrounded by a silvery white ball of light whenever you are interacting (in person/telephone/online) with the person. The energetic impact of the conversation will be significantly reduced if you surround your aura in white light. It is an age-old simple technique followed by many energy healers and empaths. This ball of light is like a shield protecting your energy. You can also do this if you feel uncomfortable with a group of people or feel overwhelmed in crowded places.
  2. One wonderful way to constantly keep your energy uplifted and ward off the tenacious attacks (even unwitting ones) of energy vampires, is to take the refuge of a mantra. Silently repeat the mantra in your mind during the conversation, and witness its protective powers. The mantra can be a phrase from a scripture that you believe in, or a saying that makes you feel uplifted. You can also repeat the name of a God or Goddess, an ascend master or an archangel or your Guru – any higher vibrational being you feel connected to. My favourite mantra is “Om Namah Shivaya” (I bow to the Shiva/God, who is my inner self) … and have witnessed its miraculous powers so many times.
  3. An effective and easy way to get rid of unwanted energy from your aura is to brush it off. Newbie Reiki practitioners are taught this in their first class, however, this is something that anyone can do. It also works wonderfully for empaths who easily soak in unwanted energy from people. Step outside your home and just brush your shoulders, arms and body, with your palms, have the intention that the unwanted energy is being sent to Mother Earth. This hardly takes a couple of minutes and you can do it every day. Please do not forget to thank Mother Earth for absorbing the negative energy.
  4. Salt water bath has been a time-tested way of uplifting one’s energy and getting rid of any dense matter in one’s aura as a result of constant contact with an energy vampire. Put some sea salt in the water and take bath with it. You will feel rejuvenated instantly. Please do ensure that the water drains out completely and there is no residue left.
  5. Archangel Michael is the go-to angel to cut unwanted etheric cords. Just call out to him and request this wonderful archangel to cut all unwanted cords from all directions of time, visualise his sword cutting these cords around you – front, back, left, right, top and bottom. You can also ask him to protect your aura by drawing with his sword the flaming blue light of protection around you. Alternatively, ask him to cocoon you in his blue cloak for protection. This has to be done every day if you are regularly in touch with an energy vampire. (You can read more details in my previous article on the need for cord cutting ‘How unwanted etheric cords are draining you energetically’).

It is important to understand that an energy vampire will not have an impact on you as your energetic vibrations rise higher. In all possibility, they might drop out from your life. The separation might be painful for you at that time, but it will be for your highest good.

Every soul has its own journey and its own karmic blueprint. We meet other souls on the way, learn our life lessons and move on. But our primary relationship is always with our own self, we should never forget this.

(Sudipta is an energy healer, Akashic Records practitioner and mystical storyteller. Her collection of short stories ‘Invoking Our Inner Goddess’, ‘Mystical Tales Of Sacred Earth’, ‘The Blue God’s Love’ and ‘Enchanted Waters: The Magical Flow Of Life’ are available worldwide on Amazon Kindle.)

Invoking Our Inner Goddess

My new collection of mystical short tales ‘Invoking Our Inner Goddess’, just released on Amazon Kindle.

We all have an inner goddess, who wants to be known. She is the spark of the divine feminine, waiting for us to recognise and invoke her. And, when we do, her qualities start emerging and the veil gradually lifts.

From developing our intuitive abilities to having the courage of dealing with our inner demons; from discovering our inherent beauty to nurturing our Universal Family with our words, thoughts and acts of generosity; living a heart-centred life but having the strength to let go of people and situations that don’t serve our highest good; being gentle but never suffering from victimhood; being compassionate but not be taken for granted; embracing our sensitivity but standing tall in face of adversity.

The feminine energy uplifts us, and through us uplifts the world and elevates the vibrations of Mother Earth.

The stories recount the journey of women from different walks of life, who consciously or subconsciously kindled the spark of the divine feminine and awakened their inner goddess.

Available worldwide across all Amazon platforms.

Amazon India link: https://www.amazon.in/dp/B09J3L924R/

Energy Healing: The Path To Positivity

I was interviewed by the MysticMag recently, where I shared my energy healing journey, the various modalities I practice, and my views on how it is possible to maintain a positive energy and lead a fulfilling life.

This is the link to the interview on MysticMag website : Energy Healing: The Path to Positivity with Sudipta Dev

Excerpts:
Could you share your journey into energy healing with us and what inspired you to pursue this professionally?
My journey started almost 16 years ago when I learnt Reiki, primarily for healing myself. I was going through an extremely tough phase, within a span of 3-4 months I had met with a road accident, had undergone a surgery, and then fell down and broke my shoulder. Physically I felt battered and was mentally tired by these continuing mishaps. I learnt Reiki 1 without having any understanding of what energy healing actually was, but within a week of taking the weekend workshop, all my pains and aches miraculously disappeared. It was as if I had to go through the troublesome time, to find my way to Reiki. This was just the beginning.

After I became a Reiki Master Teacher, I was spiritually guided to take up energy healing professionally. I have been a business journalist most of my life, working for leading publications in Mumbai. Of course, it took me some time to gather the courage to come out of my “spiritual closet” and share with people that this is my true calling. I was delighted by the positive response I received.

What healing modalities do you focus on?
I am a practitioner of traditional Usui Reiki, Karuna Reiki and Money Reiki. Being an Angel Intuitive, I mostly combine Angelic Healing with Reiki, if my clients are open to it. Merkaba Healing is another modality I have recently started practicing. This I do individually or combined with Reiki. Again, depending on the wishes of the recipient.

Karmic healing is an area of great interest to me and Akashic Records readings are a beautiful way of understanding and healing karmic issues. Then there is Mokshapattam reading, this is an enlightenment board used by sages and saints of India, thousands of years ago, to understand an individual soul’s journey.

I also take Soul Writing sessions, which is a wonderful healing technique for purging out deep rooted issues through writing. I have put together these sessions based my learnings in the field of writing (media) since more than last 25 years, my experience as an energy healer and other spiritual modalities, and as a mystical story writer.

You are also able to access Akashic Records. Could you tell us a bit more about this is and what kind of information is available to you when you open the Akashic Records? How can accessing Akashic Records heal?
The Akashic Records can give us all information that we need to know. The focus is on these three words “need to know”, if we seek answers for which we are not ready at this point of time, then it won’t be revealed to us. I have experienced that most people who approach for Akashic Records readings are facing karmic issues, debilitating patterns that are holding them down. I lead them to open their records, often they observe / experience something. Based on their experience and what I have been “shown”, the records are rewritten. This brings about an energetic shift and the process of healing starts.

The revelation comes from the divine and so does the resolution.

What are the more common aspects people approach you with and how can energy healing be beneficial?
The common issues where energy healing is beneficial are physical pain, chronic diseases, depression, sleep disorder, and cancer care. Reiki, Angelic Healing, Merkaba Healing, Chakra Clearing, Aura Cleansing and Cord Cutting are effective ways of helping people. I would like to stress here that an energy healer should never have the feeling of “doer-ship”, we are only the facilitators, the healing is done by the divine, our job is only to direct the energy.

Does it take a lot out of you mentally to do what you do and how do you conserve and protect your own energy when consistently healing and helping others?
When we heal others, we also heal ourself. So, energy healing for others can never be stressful. Yes, it takes time as there are no short-cut methods, but a healing session never drains me out. I work with the blessings and help of my spiritual team, as it is never a one person’s job. It is they who provide protection and the intuitive guidance for healing.

In your experience in working with people what would you say is the number one thing that holds most people back from living the fulfilling life they would like?
It is the vagaries of the mind. If we make the mind our friend, almost all our problems would be resolved. Every thought that comes up is an energy we are investing in, if we try and find out the root cause of its origin, most often than not, there would be one answer – the ego. Once we start doing inner work, which is like making ourself go through a fiery furnace, gradually all that is unwanted starts dropping out. It is a huge, huge effort, and we need to be constantly alert, however success is possible. No energy healer or Akashic Records reader can help us unless we work every day to uplift our energy and raise our vibrations. This can only happen when we gradually let go of all that does not serve our highest good. As we evolve, our world also evolves. The best thing is we are never alone, each one of us have our own spiritual team, we just need to reach out and ask for their help. It always comes.

Lastly is there any advice that you would like to share for someone seeking to maintain a positive energy?
One wonderful way of keeping our energy positive every day is by recording positive and uplifting energetic impressions in our Akashic Records. We can do this every morning by segmenting the day and visualizing for each segment the dominant energy of gratitude. What we continue to record each moment goes a long way in defining our immediate and long-term future, and the energy of gratitude can bring about miraculous transformation in our lives. This is something easy to do and hardly takes a few minutes, every morning.

Freedom from old karmic vows that bind us energetically

You may have noticed that no matter how hard you try, there are certain situations that keep happening repeatedly in your life, for which you have no explanation. These could range from repeated instances of broken relationships, constantly being misunderstood, being cheated upon again and again, inability to get a promotion despite trying your best every time, constant lack of finances, etc.

Has it ever occurred to you that you might have self-sabotaged the desired flow of energy for happiness / financial success / achievement and abundance on account of a vow, oath or promise that you might have made consciously or subconsciously in this lifetime or in any one of your previous lifetimes?

This karmic vow / promise that you had made to yourself has left such a strong energetic impact on your Akashic Records (cosmic library) that you are not being able to free yourself from it.

Vows, promises & oaths

Conscious vows can sometimes be religious ones (vows of abstinence, chastity, poverty) taken by monks, priests or nuns. Or it could be a promise made to yourself at a subconscious level, e.g “My son gives me so much of grief, if I had no children, at least it would free me from the unhappiness.” Or, ” I have no desire for money or fame, I have dedicated my life to serving humanity.” Thoughts like these often have such strong emotions that even in the distant future new energy is not able to flow through a specific area of your life on account of the old dominant energy.

Your energy goes wherever is your strongest emotion, and if it is an energy of a lack, then it binds you till you consciously realise that you have to do something to break the bondage of stagnant energy in a particular area of life (relationship, career, finances, success, etc).

It is said that be careful what you wish for, for it may be granted. The only thing is that the timeline of our wish coming true might be much longer than what we had thought, and sometimes across lifetimes. It comes true, but by then we do not want it.

“I have never asked for this,” you say. But the truth is, you have sometimes in the past, only now you no longer wish for it.

Breaking free

The important question is: How do we free ourselves from vows or promises that no longer serve our highest good?

The best thing is, it is very much possible and not difficult too. There are different ways, and you can choose what suits you the best.

All of us have our spiritual team with us, our angels and guides, divine beings, Gods and Goddesses you believe in. It is possible to break through the bonds through all directions of time, with their help.

Archangel Michael is the favourite resort of most people wanting to get rid of past energetic impressions of old vows, oaths and promises.

If you believe in the mighty power of this wonderful archangel’s sword then simply request him to cut the unwanted etheric cords that are binding you to these vows, from all directions of time. Visualise his powerful sword cutting these cords around you – left, right, front, back, above, below.

This exercise has to be done every day, even if you are unaware which karmic vows are binding you, they will dissipate over time. You can tangibly feel lighter and a marked difference in the energy after every cord cutting session, which hardly takes 2 minutes.

It is advisable to do a grounding exercise after the cord cutting (for grounding procedure, please read ‘Connecting With The Magical Energy Of Mother Earth’) and connect with Mother Earth.

Another great way of releasing self-limiting vows is to take the help of Goddess Kali. Manifestation of the primordial Mother Goddess, she is the Goddess of Time. Her ferocious form can be intimidating to many, but those who approach her like a child, can establish a very personal and deep relationship with her. She has the heart of a Great Mother, who fiercely loves all those children seeking her blessings and is extremely protective of them. Her blessing cuts off everything not needed in our lives, for our soul growth and divine destiny. Simply praying to her to release the bondages of past vows that no longer serve our highest good, works like a miracle.

A common issue for many people is removal of money blocks. Here, Money Reiki works wonderfully for removing money blocks that you might be carrying from the past.

Akashic Records readings is an effective way of recognising the karmic vows and beliefs from the past that are holding us down. The records can be rewritten to cut those ties (to know more, read ‘Why Akashic Records Readings Are So Transformative‘), and can change the whole energetic pattern.

Empowering affirmations can also go a long way in releasing karmic vows:

* I release all old vows, promises and oaths that do not serve my highest good

* My present and future is unaffected by any vows I might have taken consciously or subconsciously in the past

* I am a powerful child of God and free from all self-limiting energetic patterns

We are constantly creating our destiny. Often in our everyday lives, we place conditions on our own self without realising the implications of the energetic impressions. It is therefore necessary to regularly cut the cords (read for more details ‘How Unwanted Etheric Cords Are Draining You Energetically’), and free ourselves from the etheric web of patterns that hold us down.

(You might also want to check out this unusual little story on the impact of a past life promise made to oneself: ‘The Jasmine Trail’)

(Sudipta is an energy healer, Akashic Records practitioner and mystical storyteller. Her collection of short stories ‘Mystical Tales Of Sacred Earth’, Enchanted Waters: The Magical Flow Of Life’ and ‘The Blue God’s Love’ are available worldwide on Amazon Kindle.)

In Search Of Silence

I would always search for silence in the cacophony of the world,
Till I realised that permeating all the sounds,
Is your cosmic energy dear Mother Kundalini,
For everything in our inner and outer world is nothing but your supreme consciousness.

I heard you sing a lullaby in the pitter patter of raindrops,
I recognised your soft chuckle in the chirping of birds,
I perceived your roar as a train passed by,
And, I could feel your pulsating energy in the traffic noise.

All the sounds of the world beckoned me to go within,
And discover the deep silence in my heart,
Where you preside in your most beautiful form,
As the very essence of my soul.

Why it is so important to identify the lessons from karmic contracts?

Recognising the patterns in our lives is very important to break free of karmic contracts and vows. These agreements that we either make at the soul level with others, or with ourselves can often put our lives through a whirlpool of repeated happenings that leave us with just one question that we often ask, “Why does it always happen to me?”

We are born again and again and form karmic relationships with souls that continue to impact our lives, positively or as a challenge. Why a challenge? Because we sometimes need to learn the lessons of life, which come to us in the hardest possible way, for our own soul growth.

If we learn the lesson and move on, we are freed from the contract, but this does not happen so easily. Sometimes it takes a lifetime or more for us to recognise the life’s lessons … and work on it.

These contracts exist between everyone we come across – our parents, brothers and sisters, friends, closest relatives, spouse, colleagues, sometimes even strangers who unexpectedly sometimes drop into our lives and exit leaving a deep impact (either positively or negatively). We are mostly born in the same soul family – someone who might have been your father in a previous lifetime might be your son now and the relationship that exists between you is an extension of the energetic pattern that existed in a previous lifetime.

The important thing is, how do we recognise a karmic contract? The answer is simple: Start noticing the incidents that happen as a pattern in your life. We might believe it is our fate to suffer like this … but the truth is each one of us is empowered to change the situation.

When we understand that we are bound by a karmic contract with another soul/s resulting in the trauma, it sets the path towards healing. The recognition is the first step.

Once we recognise a pattern, it is then a matter of understanding what is the important life lesson that we need to learn – do I value myself so little that I am constantly underrated by others? Do I need to be more generous towards others so that the same generosity is reciprocated towards me? Or do I need to relinquish control instead of holding on to people or things that sap me of my strength?

When we start soul searching and asking these questions, the process of healing deepens further, and so does the gradual unravelling of the karmic knots.

We are born to be free, to be blissful and joyous. This is God’s plan for us. What often holds us down are these karmic contracts formed by relationships of pain. To explain further, if you have a troubled relationship with your father in this lifetime whom you feel has never treated you well, it is a karmic contract being played – either you had given him pain in a previous birth and this is a retaliation happening or conversely a repetition of what has happened in a previous life, as your soul is yet to learn an important lesson, that of self love or self value.

Akashic Records readings help us in recognising these karmic contracts, however the work has to be done by each individual himself / herself.

The three steps to breaking free from karmic contracts are – identification, forgiveness and letting go.

It is only forgiveness that changes the status quo in karmic contracts – forgiveness for the other person and one self. It is not an easy process, takes a lot of determination and strong will, but the only way.

Unless we forgive and let go we can never be free from these shackles. Once this happens and the life lessons are learnt, we are set free to form our future and define our destiny.

We also need to be patient, and treat ourselves with kindness and compassion. Many lifetimes of hurt and injury cannot just disappear overnight. We should constantly remind ourselves that this journey has been essential for our soul growth.

Positive affirmations also help us in changing the energy. We can take one step at a time and the change surely starts happening. You might find the following articles helpful ‘How to uplift your energy every day with Akashic Records’ and ‘Why Akashic Records readings are so transformative’.

A few simple affirmations, which you can modify as per your wish:

  • I am letting go all karmic debts from the past. I am free and make my own future.
  • Difficult karmic contracts have no control over my present and the future. I forgive myself and others.
  • I love and value myself. I am empowered to uplift my life to its highest potential and fulfil my divine soul destiny.

The next article in the series will focus on the vows that you might have taken in a previous lifetime that continue to have a debilitating impact on your present life.

(Sudipta is an energy healer, Akashic Records practitioner and mystical storyteller. Her collection of short stories ‘Mystical Tales Of Sacred Earth’ and ‘Enchanted Waters: The Magical Flow Of Life’ and ‘The Blue God’s Love’ are available worldwide on Amazon Kindle.)