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.
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.)
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.
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:
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.)
Gobu would observe them from a distance every day, sometimes taking the courage to inch closer to the boats that carried the passengers across the river to the big temple on the other side.
He would always cover his head with a cloth, lest people saw his long-pointed ears that were so different from human ears. It was unnatural for the nature spirit to wear clothes, but he always saw that human beings hid their own bodies. Why? He could never understand.
But what he could always understand was the look of dislike and suspicion in their eyes, the contempt they showed on their faces as he shuffled towards the boats, trying to help the boatmen pull it ashore so that the passengers could disembark.
“What a weird looking fellow”
“Why does he always turn up every time”
“Such protruding eyes, what strange disease is he suffering from”
“I hope he keeps away”
Yes, he could always hear what they were saying inside their heads. Gobu could also see how they saw him – a shuffling figure in tattered clothes (which he had found discarded on the shore), with a hump on his shoulder. He would have melted into the shadows of his home, the forest that bordered the river Ganga, had it not been for his insatiable curiosity about human beings and their strange ways.
Every day the boatmen would take many trips across the Ganga river, ferrying the passengers who went to meet the big saint.
They called him Ramakrishna, he had heard.
His own name, Gobu, was kept by his mother when he was born, in the depths of the earth below the roots of the trees.
Gobu had never seen a holy man before and was mildly curious about the “big” saint.
Did he look the same like other humans or was he much bigger in size and powerful looking?
Is that why everyone went to pay obeisance? He would often wonder.
Sometimes Gobu could also hear certain things about the saint that they were critical about. A few even thought that Ramakrishna was “a mad man”. He was not surprised though, for by now he had understood that a negative thought always jumped first in the minds of human beings, and went out of control till a bigger distraction lured away their attention.
One afternoon, the boatmen seemed very excited. They said Ramakrishna was going somewhere and would take a boat to cross the river.
Each boatman wished that the saint would sit in his boat. Feeling the excitement of the boatmen, Gobu got all charged up too.
But he was a bit scared, for he did not know how big in size the great saint would be. So, he half hid behind a tree, waiting to have a look at the man, who was the centre of so much attention.
As the boat approached the bank, he stepped out from behind the tree, to have a better look. He could not see any large figure, but his eyes fell on a diminutive looking man. Smiling, so happy and blissful.
And the very moment Gobu set eyes on the saint, the latter also looked at him. Their eyes locked.
Gobu could hear the words, “How beautiful and unique are all your creations Great Mother.”
He could also see what the saint saw – a beautiful shimmering blue light, like a little star.
“That’s me?” Gobu thought.
The saint got down from the boat, but before he stepped into the waiting carriage, his eyes seemed to be searching for someone, till they rested on our half-hidden forest gnome Gobu, again.
There was a half-smile on the saint’s lips, and Gobu could feel what the man felt, a strange stirring he had never felt in his life before, they called it “love”.
It seemed to Gobu a fire was lit inside him, a strange pain, a deep yearning, and an overwhelming feeling of belonging, seared through him.
He felt one with the saint, the waters of the river, the mildly blowing air, the trees.
Another strange thing happened. For the first time in his life, Gobu the gnome could feel tears trickling down his face.
“So, this is what the heart of an enlightened man feels…” the nature spirit thought to himself.
His curiosity about human beings was now satiated.
Gobu the gnome now knew why the Great Maker of the Universe has created a flawed human being in his own image. He realised that he has known what it is to know in the world of humans, so he stepped into the deepest part of the forest, to go back to his home that existed beneath the roots, carrying in his heart the fire lit by a Master that Gobu knew would light up the world one day.
(Excerpt from the book ‘Enchanted Waters: The Magical Flow Of Life’)
(Sudipta is an energy healer, Akashic Records practitioner and mystical storyteller. Her collections 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.)
Just released my little book of Krishna stories, ‘The Blue God’s Love’ in the Soul Tales Series.
Krishna’s name is synonymous with eternal love. A love that sets our hearts afire, making us delirious with the joy of belonging and the pain of separation. It is this intense yearning that is a soul’s divine journey, in response to the call of the Great Beloved.
The essence of this love is playful. It is an endless play and we are his playmates, within this body and thereafter. Krishna, the Blue God, plays his flute and we, his playmates, dance around him, sometimes unable to understand his music, our steps often faltering, but then we catch a glimpse of him and start again. This is the divine dance that frees every soul to explore eternal life, eternal love.
The Blue God’s Love is a collection of mystical tales, exploring every aspect of love that uplifts, that sets us free and makes our hearts dance in joyous abandon.
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Wearing the kohl of your vision in my eyes,
Krishna, I am so blessed by your love divine.
Sometimes as a toddler playing with stars,
Sometimes as a face in the clouds afar.
Then I see you as a child conversing with birds,
Your beautiful form I often fail to describe in words.
My heart dances with the bliss of your love sublime,
And I cannot stop the tears flowing from my eyes.
Gratitude fills my heart like an endless stream,
As you reveal yourself to me like a destined dream.
You come to me unexpected even when I don’t call out your name,
And leave me wondering how blessed is my fate.
To know of your presence in my life,
To follow the call of the Great Love that sets my heart ablaze.
We are all daughters and sons of one great mother – Mother Earth. We are born of her and intrinsically linked to her, spiritually and energetically. We change as she changes, and our vibrations are uplifted as she evolves.
In these tough times when we are all trying desperately to find our bearings, consciously making an effort to bond with her spiritually, can truly make a difference in how each one of us can realign our relationship with her. For how many of us hear her silent call (which she does all the time), truly understand her magnanimity or even regard her and her natural creations as sentient beings?
It is in forming this deep spiritual bond that we can connect with her energetically – uplifting ourselves, opening a floodgate of revelations (for she is a generous mother), and bringing our hearts closer to her heart.
There are many simple ways how we can consciously strengthen our energetic bond with her.
– Healing through touch: We do not have to be energy healers to send healing energy to Mother Earth. Our hands are our greatest tool. Take a few moments every day to sit on the floor (even if you stay in a high-rise apartment). Touch the floor with both your hands, close your eyes and feel that your loving touch is healing her many scars and wounds that we as a species have inflicted on her. No expression of love ever goes unnoticed. She will reciprocate.
– Grounding: Grounding is a wonderful exercise to connect everyday with Mother Earth. It’s great to do it in the morning, before you start your day, or anytime in between when you are feeling stressed or frazzled. This helps you in many ways as you feel centred and calm. Visualise roots expanding and going down from the sole of your feet, deep into the womb of Mother Earth. You can do it whenever you want to calm your wandering mind. The stable energy of Mother Earth will keep you focused.
– Earth Star Chakra: Located 8 to 12 inches below your feet, the Earth Star Chakra is outside our physical body, unlike the commonly known 7 chakras (subtle energy centres). Every day we are bombarded with energies that are not good for us physically as well as spiritually. These range from energies from electronics to negative talk / thoughts to news of violence, etc. By consciously connecting with the Earth Star Chakra, we can get rid of these dense energies and draw the clean and strong energy of Mother Earth through the Earth Star Chakra. You can do this through visualisation. Spending time in nature and walking barefoot are other ways of connecting to the Earth Star Chakra.
– Spending time in nature is a joyous way of connecting with the spirit of Mother Earth. Nowadays, even if you cannot step out of home, just visualising yourself in nature is a powerful exercise. For example, feeling the wind flow through your hair, smelling the rain drenched earth, are easy visualization techniques. You can even listen to nature sounds to help you in visualization, like sound of the waves, call of birds, gurgling brooks, etc. Nature is sentient, the energy that flows through the wind or makes a flower bloom, is the same that gives us life. Connecting with it elevates our vibration.
– Chi balls: In my previous article on chi balls, I had mentioned about giving healing energy to plants and also about sending healing to a place that has witnessed natural calamity. It is an easy energy healing technique that anyone can do without training. To know more about chi balls please read 6 Ways Of Using Chi Balls.
Mother Earth always gives us manifold times when we start connecting to her spiritually. Her spiritual gifts and blessings are way beyond what we can ever imagine.
Just make a little effort, and let the magic flow into your life.
(Sudipta is an energy healer, Akashic Records practitioner and mystical storyteller. Her collections of short stories ‘Mystical Tales Of Sacred Earth’ and ‘Enchanted Waters: The Magical Flow Of Life’ are available worldwide on Amazon Kindle.)
She would always wait for him when the sun set,
Beautiful and resplendent in all her glory.
And everytime he saw her,
He would fall in love all over again.
His bride was ethereal and magical,
But he knew she could never be completely his.
She would vanish every morning at the break of dawn,
And he would pine away till sunset awaiting for her to return.
Her mesmerising beauty captivated every heart,
Whoever saw her found it difficult to avert their eyes.
In anguish he would see her showering a hypnotic magic on them,
And, desperately he would try to cover her in vain.
But the Lord of the Clouds,
Could never hide his beautiful bride.
The Queen of the Starry Skies always reigned in her majestic beauty,
Casting an enchanting spell on the world every night.
In these difficult times when we all need to constantly keep our energy uplifted, think positive, be hopeful and have a balanced approach to life, one simple energy healing technique can truly help us. It is the wondrous Chi ball. Chi is the universal / life force energy, called by different names across various cultures.
All Reiki practitioners and those into other energy healing modalities are well aware of Chi balls and its wonderful effect on healing people, harmonizing situations, space clearing, and so many other uses.
However, even if you are not an energy healer, you can easily make these Chi balls. The power of the universal energy (Chi) is for everyone, and your strong intent can make it work for you, your loved ones and your home.
These energy balls are made with our hands, imbued with our love and intent. To make a Chi ball first rub both your palms together, and then slowly start taking them apart, then try bringing them together again, very slowly. Repeat the process a few times. Try and feel the energy between your palms. After sometime, when you are bringing the palms together, you can feel some kind of an elasticity in the space between both the palms – as if there is something tangible in the air between them. When this happens, start visualising that you are making a ball of this energy, by taking your palms around it to create and mould it.
Power this ball with your intent and send / throw it where you want it to go.
There are so many wonderful ways of using Chi balls, highlighted here are 6 simple ones:
One important aspect you need to keep in mind when sending a Chi ball is that after you have sent it to people / situations / places, always cut your own energetic cord with it. You can cut the air before you with your hand (like a karate stroke), imagining that the cord has been separated. You have done something wonderful, however you should not have etheric cords tying you down to the situation / place / people. After doing any energy healing, cord cutting is necessary.
The more we practice making Chi balls and using it, the easier we start finding how this can heal, harmonize and bring about positive energy for people and situations.
(Sudipta Dev is an energy healer, Akashic Records practitioner and mystical storyteller. Her collections of short stories ‘Mystical Tales Of Sacred Earth’ and ‘Enchanted Waters: The Magical Flow Of Life’ are available worldwide on Amazon Kindle.)
The Akashic Records are the storehouse of our countless thoughts, actions, emotions, our energetic imprints through the many lifetimes. These are the repositories of our soul path journey. It is possible to access them and heal any unwanted energetic impressions of the past that is impacting one’s life and might continue to do so in the future.
In my previous article ‘Why Akashic Records Readings are So Transformative‘, I had explained how past records can be rewritten. In this writeup I will focus on how the Akashic Records can make a difference in our everyday lives by recording for each day positive and uplifting energetic impressions. What we continue to record each moment goes a long way in defining our immediate and long-term future.
For this you do not need the expert counselling of an Akashic Records reader, but can do it yourself very easily for 2-3 minutes every morning, even if you have limited knowledge of the Akashic Records. The Universe always comes forward to help in our soul growth, we just need to recognise the signs.
This little visualisation exercise can be done every morning, and you will find a huge difference in how your day has gone by, and gradually it will bring about a remarkable energetic shift in your life. I have tried to put it down in 5 simple steps:
A word of caution – when we visualise the day, we need to be alert about not getting swayed by negative thoughts or feelings. The mind has its unique way of taking hold of our imagination and jumping from one negative thought to another. So, it is important to be vigilant. In time, we will find that this little exercise will also help us in making the mind our friend.
The whole process of uplifting our day with the Akashic Records will not take more than 2-3 minutes in the morning. It won’t be long, maximum 7/10 days, and we start noticing the difference in how the energy of each day starts shifting for our highest good.
(Sudipta Dev is an energy healer, Akashic Records practitioner and mystical storyteller. Her collections of short stories ‘Mystical Tales Of Sacred Earth’ and ‘Enchanted Waters: The Magical Flow Of Life’ are available worldwide on Amazon Kindle.)