Waiting by the river Ganga … the tale of a forest gnome

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”

“How ugly”

“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.)

The Blue God’s Love

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.

Available worldwide across all Amazon platforms.

Amazon India :https://www.amazon.in/dp/B097ZS39SF/

When The Great Love Calls

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.

Connecting with the magical energy of Mother Earth

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.)

The Magical Bride

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.

6 ways of using Chi balls

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:

  1. On yourself: After creating the Chi ball, place it on top of your head. Visualise its energy surrounding / showering on you. If you feel the need for protection to keep negative people / situation / energies away, visualise it forming a ball of white light around you.
  2. For loved ones: Even if you are not attuned to distant healing (particularly Reiki), you can send a Chi ball to heal and protect a loved one in another city/place. After making the Chi ball, throw it on the person and imagine him / her surrounded by the energy. Pink is a good colour of Chi ball to send love.
  3. A situation: Chi balls can be used to heal situations, for instance, misunderstanding between two people, could be you and a relative, or between your siblings, a rift between two friends, etc. Send Chi balls for some days visualising that the people involved are now sharing a harmonious relation, are talking to each other, have come close together, and the Chi ball of love and harmony that you have sent is filling up the space around them. You could do this for a few days or a couple of weeks.
  4. Natural calamities: You could similarly send a Chi ball of healing to a place that has been the site of a natural disaster – from forest fires to floods – for healing the land, its people, the animals, vegetation and other natural resources. Sending Chi balls is a beautiful way to contribute towards the healing of Mother Earth.
  5. For your home: Our home is our haven, and should always be filled with positive and loving energy. If there is a particular room or a corner / area where you don’t feel too comfortable, you could place a Chi ball there. You can shower the whole room with the energy of the Chi ball by standing in the centre and placing it there sending positive energy to the walls, the ceiling and the floor – across all directions in the space. If you continue to do this for a few days you will start finding a marked difference in the energy of the room. You and your family can tangibly feel the positivity of the environs. You can also use the Chi ball for bringing harmony to a space (room) that has seen fights and arguments.
  6. Pets and plants: It is a wonderful practice to shower loving energy on your pets and plants. Always fill the Chi balls with a lot of love so that the energy starts working for them.

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.)

How to uplift your energy every day with the Akashic Records

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:

  1. Getting ready to write your records: Start this practice early in the morning. When you wake up, take a few deep breaths to calm your mind and feel centred. Consciously feel the bliss of the moment, and then look at the day ahead.
  2. Segmenting the day: Now comes the important aspect of dividing the day into different parts – the morning hours, pre-noon, early and late afternoon, evening and night. When we divide the day mentally, it is very easy for us to foresee all the big and small activities ahead of us throughout the day in an organised manner. If there is an important meeting, phone call or a task, pay special attention to it and visualise how you would like it to go. Even regular tasks, for example, cooking a nice lunch, a pleasant phone call with your mother in the evening or helping your child with his homework – every activity has its own individual energy of how you feel, think and accomplish it. Consequently, we need to notice what energy we are projecting in the Akashic Records.
  3. The strongest energy: It is important to understand that the Universe always picks up our strongest energy, so when we are visualising the day ahead, the strongest energy has to be uplifting and positive. It is the recording of this energy that will sail us through even a tough a day.
  4. The highest good of all: If you are visualising your day ahead, possessing a positive outlook and projecting a positive outcome for the highest good of everyone concerned, is necessary. You need to always keep in mind the best for everyone, whether you are going to make a sales call to a difficult customer; have a stressful meeting with an estranged spouse; or a much-delayed chat with a troublesome neighbour … there should be a genuine desire that the outcome should work out for the welfare of everyone involved. Sometimes if it is difficult for you to foresee how the outcome will benefit all parties concerned, then only feel the energy. The Universe will take care of how the situation will evolve. Also, even if the outcome always does not match how you have visualised the day, you will find that many of its intense negative impressions (anger, jealousy, utter helplessness, etc.), will have much less impact on you.
  5. Gratitude: The feeling of gratitude is in the heart of the Akashic Records and will bring about miraculous changes in our lives if we consciously choose gratitude as the strongest energy to be recorded in our cosmic library every day. It is the amazing energy that works its magic in unimaginable ways to heal and uplift our lives. The easiest process is that when we visualise each segment of the day, we fill our hearts with genuine gratitude thanking God / the Universe / the angels / our Higher Self, … for blessing each moment. The immense power of gratitude as the most dominant energy of the day brings about astonishing changes.

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.)

5 Astonishing Stories Of Nature Spirits

Tales of magical nature beings have always fascinated us. These nature spirits are as real as you and me – they are the elementals whose very existence is a part of Mother Nature herself.

Called by different names across different cultures – from fairies and gnomes in western countries, to the Yakshas and Yakshinis in India, their stories are all connected with trees, forests, water bodies, and other manifestations of nature, including as guardians of the animal world.

Sharing here the links to five astonishing stories of nature spirits :

The Forest Deity : https://thesoulenergy.com/the-forest-deity/

Garden of A Thousand Lotuses: A Fairy Tale : https://thesoulenergy.com/garden-of-a-thousand-lotuses-a-fairy-tale/

Guardian Of The Forest : https://thesoulenergy.com/guardian-of-the-forest/

The True Mirror : https://thesoulenergy.com/the-true-mirror/

Temple of Nature: https://thesoulenergy.com/a-temple-of-nature/

Enchanted Waters: The Magical Flow of Life

My new collection of short stories ‘Enchanted Waters: The Magical Flow of Life’, has just been published on Amazon Kindle.

Water is the magical flowing energy of the earth. It is our greatest teacher and miraculous healer.

Developing a strong connection with the energy of water means clearing out everything that is unwanted in our lives, surging ahead despite the many obstacles on our soul path journey, maneuvering our way through the challenges, cleansing, rejuvenating, and constantly renewing ourselves.

The ten short stories in this collection are from the hinterlands of India. Hope you enjoy reading them.

– A Reverie
– The Pearl Of Gomti River
– Guardians Of An Ancient Secret
– The Mind Lake
– The Unusual Story Of A Water Diviner
– A River Remembers
– Island In The Blue Mist
– A Boat Race
– Flight Of The Swan
– Waiting By The River Ganga

‘Enchanted Waters: The Magical Flow of Life’ is available across all Amazon platforms worldwide.

Link : https://www.amazon.in/dp/B08WPLXV6Y/

In The Cave Of My Heart

From the nothingness of cosmic darkness,
You appeared for a moment,
And smiled.

I was so stunned and ecstatic,
By the vision of your dark blue form,
Merging into the darkness again.

But the smile lingered on in space and time,
The promise of happiness,
A joy yet to be discovered.

Tears flow from my eyes in gratitude and love,
The knowingness of a divine legacy,
That I carry in my heart.

For the world you are Shiva the Greatest Yogi,
The meditative God who has no beginning and no end,
Shiva the annihilator, the cosmic dancer from whom everything originates and dissolves.

But for me you are my deepest Self, enshrined in the quiet cave of my heart.