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.
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:
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.)
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.
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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
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.
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.