How to let go of guilt and deal with unpleasant emotions

So today was a really hard day for me. I had a series of emotional meltdowns and this led to a lot of chaos around me. But towards the end of the day I had an aha moment and a deep realisation.

Almost two years ago, I decided to play a prank on one of my batchmates. It was nothing too big but the worst thing which happened was that one of my innocent batchmates got framed for it. She wasnt punished but its really painful to bear any false allegations on yourself. At that time, I didnt realise how deeply I had hurt someone, but today I did.

You know that the law of karma is often misinterpreted as “What goes around, comes around.” Let me make it very clear to you that the law of karma is not the law of venegeance. Its the Law of Humility. We are never punished for our misdeeds, we are always blessed. Why? Because when I suffered for the wrong I had done, I was humbled and felt blessed and releived. So if you are holding any guilt in your heart, let it go. If you are afraid of the outcome you will face, release that fear because there is no such thing as divine punishment. You will not be punished but humbled and blessed.

Guilt is a feeling which disturbs our peace of mind and causes a raging storm of emotional turbulence deep within us. We feel so awful and weird that we cant even describe how we are feeling. Let all that pain go. You will get your desired outcome anyway, so why live with all that stress and fear. The divine intelligence within us knows that we are on a journey to salvation and this journey includes a series of failures and rockbottoms which bring us more in alignment with our inner divinity.

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Goddess Brigid meditation for Self Love♡♡♡

basket-burn-burning-688019Namaste wonderful souls. Tonight, I would like to share with you all my very beautiful Goddess Brigid meditation on self love and inner transmutation. No matter how you are feeling, this meditation will tune you into the power of love. Brigid is the Goddess of fire and transmutation and in this meditation she will be our healer and guide.

For this meditation, you can use any audio or youtube video on fireplace ambiance. It is best suited for the meditation. But if you want you can put on simple music as well. Now plug in your earphones and lets get started.

Sit down comfortably on a chair or cross legged on a mat or your bed. Make sure that you are in a safe and comfortable place where you can relax and will not be disturbed for the next few minutes. All the sounds in the background, the chirping of birds, the sounds of kids playing or the crackling sounds of the fireplace will only take you deeper and deeper.

Take a nice long deep letting go breath, inhaling to the count of four and exhaling to the count of eight. Once again, another long deep letting go breath, inhaling to the count of four and exhaling to the count of eight.

And now, as you slowly begin to relax your mind and your body, imagine that you are in a beautiful, warm and cozy room. See the wooden furniture, see the soft warm carpet floor and see the giant wooden cupboard. Maybe you want to touch something and feel its warmth and smoothness. Towards one corner of the room, there is a beautifully decorated fireplace with logs of wood glowing in the burning fire. Walk slowly and sit down close to the fireplace feeling the warmth of the fire.

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A powerful stretch meditation for SURRENDER

The most common cause of stress is that at a deeper level we are all trying to control the things which we know we have no power over. Yet we not only think but overthink about them and it makes us feel awfully overwhelmed. So today I am going to share with you my stretch meditation to surrender all thats not under your control. This meditation is inspired by the youtube channel blogilates’ stretch videos and a few basic yoga poses. You should be very gentle with yourself. You can push yourself a little but not to your breaking point.

You can do this stretch meditation on the bed or on your yoga mat, whichever is more comfortable for you. I advise you to watch the blogilates stretch videos and first do the stretches along with the video to get into the flow. Once you feel that you know the exercises well, then you can follow the meditation below.

Sit up straight on the bed or your mat making sure that your legs are straight in front of you and you are not sitting cross legged. Now slowly place your right foot over your left thigh, your left leg being straight. Bring both your hands upto your left calf region or your left foot, whichever feels better. As you start feeling the stretch, bring to notice what all are you worried about. Maybe you are worried about your grocery shopping or you are worried about adjusting in a new town or an upcoming job interview. Whatever it is, allow it to come up. Now take a nice deep inhale and on the exhale, release it all. Let it all go. Say out aloud or silently in your mind,” I know that I have no control over this. I am letting it go.” Repeat the same exercise on the other side.

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Goddess Yemanya meditation for inner peace and receptivity

Goddess Yemanya is symbolic of immense compassion, fertility and receptivity. She is also the fierce protectress who safeguards her children from all harm and danger. She birthed the seas and oceans into being and just like the vast ocean, her heart is full of love and kindness for her children.

So today I am going to share with you my Goddess Yemanya meditation which will help you own where you are at, receive divine guidance and amplify the power of gratitude.

Sit down comfortably on a chair or cross legged on a mat or your bed. Make sure that you are in a safe and comfortable place where you can relax and will not be disturbed for the next few minutes. All the sounds in the background, the chirping of birds, the sounds of kids playing or the crackling sounds of the fireplace will only take you deeper and deeper.

Take a nice long deep letting go breath, inhaling to the count of four and exhaling to the count of eight. Once again, another long deep letting go breath, inhaling to the count of four and exhaling to the count of eight.

Now imagine that you are standing at the shore of the vast ocean in the dark midnight. The moon is shining in her full glory. The ocean waters are sparkling in the glowing moonlight. Gentle waves float in and out of the ocean. The water of the tides is reaching upto your naked feet.

A beautiful basket is kept on the shore right next to you. It consists of a few sheets of paper and a pen. You kneel down close to the basket and pick out the sheets of paper. You slowly and very gently lay the first sheet of paper on the soft sand. Taking a deep breath, you pick up the pen and slowly start writing all your troubles you want to share with the Goddess. What is bothering you? What is making you angry? Why do you feel hurt? Are you suffering from a heartbreak? You write it all down on the first sheet of paper. And continue on the next. And you write more on the next sheet. And more, in detail, on the next. Hold nothing back my love. Write it all down.

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Meditation to embrace change and transformation with Goddess Aeracura

The Goddess Aeracura helps us to cultivate patience as we go through any transition. A bride may be super frustrated as things may not be going as she planned, a new employee may be having a hard time in adjusting in the new workplace and someone nearing death may be too grief striken to see their blessings. Goddess Aeracura reminds us that just as a tightly closed bud takes time to blossom and open petal by petal, transitions too take their own time. What lies on the other side may be completely unknown to us just as a little bud has no idea as to what her life would be like once she is a full grown flower. But having trust in the process and remembering that there is a higher wisdom governing every transition, we can cultivate a peaceful mindset and be grateful for all the blessings being bestowed upon us.

So here I have a meditation with our beloved Goddess Aeracura to help us with any negative thoughts or feelings that might come up along the way.

Sit down comfortably on a chair or cross legged on a mat or your bed. Make sure that you are in a safe and comfortable place where you can relax and will not be disturbed for the next few minutes. All the sounds in the background, the chirping of birds, the sounds of kids playing or the crackling sounds of the fireplace will only take you deeper and deeper.

Take a nice long deep letting go breath, inhaling to the count of four and exhaling to the count of eight. Once again, another long deep letting go breath, inhaling to the count of four and exhaling to the count of eight.

Focus your attention on your heart centre, the area in the centre of your chest between your breasts. Focus on how you feel right within. Are there any zones of holding a lot of emotions which have hardened up over the years? Do you feel a sense of tightness or heaviness due to the upcoming transition? Now, as you start noticing these areas, consciously begin to soften and melt. And soften and melt. And soften and melt. And soften and melt. And soften and melt. Keep softening and melting all the hardened zones until you feel lighter and relaxed.

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Amplifying and magnifying GRATITUDE

Its not easy to practise gratitude when times are tough. But thats when its needed the most. On normal days, simple gratitude practices like listing down three things we are grateful in our gratitude journal is enough. But on not so good days, we need a much more powerful and stronger gratitude practice. We must amplify and magnify this energy of gratitude so that we can harness this inner strength for healing.

SELF COMPASSION

Today I would like to share with you a practice which is super powerful to build up self compassion. We talk a lot about boundary setting and saying NO when needed. But there is one thing we forget. Every NO we say generates within us feelings of shame, guilt, anger, worry and fear. Whether it is declining a job offer, saying no to a movie date, not paying attention to a chronic complainer, saying no to further studies or marriage to take some time for yourself or saying no to lending someone money.

Just think of the last time you said no to someone or something. How did you feel? Were you afraid that you had hurt someone? Were you worried about the outcome? Were you ashamed? Self compassion includes healing all feelings that come up with saying that no.

UNCONDITIONAL GRATITUDE

Being grateful for your wins and your gains is easy but not enough. Just as we lay a lot of emphasis on loving yourself unconditionally, its also important to be grateful for anything and everything. I know you may not agree with this. When we talk about forgiveness, we do not say or accept someone’s faults as right or justified. We stop holding on to the pain and release the trauma by sending love to all so that we can be free from that unending pain and misery.

The same holds true for gratitude as well. Unconditional gratitude does not mean that you are happy for your losses or that you feel good because of them. NO, it means that you are grateful for the divinity this pain is invoking within you even if you cannot see it at the moment. Its not about being okay and putting on a brave face. Its about believing in love, no matter what. Its about realising that whatever hardships you are facing, whatever pain you are suffering from is a manifestation of the solution for the highest good. Whatever is happening with you, is actually happening for you and for the highest good of all.

“My pain is a solution for the highest good of all.”

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Speaking up for yourself with confidence

“Kindness in words creates confidence, kindness in thinking creates profoundness, kindness in giving creates love.” Lao Tzu

There are certain moments in our lives where we feel the need to stand up for ourselves. People say mean and sarcastic things to us and though we choose to practice compassion and forgiveness by not acting impulsively, we also feel the need to stand up for ourselves and not take this sh*t anymore.

Just as the first line of the above written quote says, kindness in words does create confidence. When we react impulsively, we often end up saying mean and nasty things to others and that does not make us feel any better. But when we choose to speak with kindness, we take a stand for ourselves making sure to send love to the other person.

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Balancing logic and intuition with Goddess Hecate

How do we know when we are with someone who has the potential of being our best friend? How do we decide if its time to move on? How do we make career choices and welcome abundance into our lives?

Namaste powerful souls. Today I would love to share with you some insights on balancing logic and intuition and why its so important to maintain this balance. When I am with someone with whom I can be my true authentic self, relax and feel that warmth and comfort, I know that a new friendship is on its way. Thats how our intuition guides us to the members of our soul family. I have read dozens of books on the power of intuition, but I have realised that even after learning how to trust my gut instinct, I cannot rely solely on it. Its not that easy to master the intuitive guidance and thats when we should start being mindful of our choices. Just because it feels good to be with a certain person does not mean that I overlook the fact that their habit of smoking  is intolerable or their repeated use of foul language irks me or they not keeping their promises is not okay. Just because it started off as a beautiful relationship does not mean that logical reasoning needs to be denied.

Just as scientific evidences are needed to put forth certain theories, its best to let logical reasoning support your intuitive insights. I have seen many psychic healers and authors explain beautifully how trusting your vibes can be pretty useful for us and intuition must be trusted even if it defies logic. With all due respect for them, I disagree. You can surely consider what your intuition has to say, but silencing your mind and not looking for logic can mess things up. At the same time if you choose to believe only in logical reasoning neglecting your inner voice, you may land up in loveless relationships and unpleasant job situations.

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Birthing Miracles and boundary setting

What does boundary setting truly mean? Why is it so important for us to set boundaries?  And how do we do so in a way that is for the highest good of all?

So many times in our lives, we are faced with people and situations which do not allow us to be our true authentic selves. Living in a family where self care practices are regarded as laziness and working yourself to the point of an emotional breakdown is considered to be a virtue, I understand how difficult it can be for us to show up as who we really are. We start to dim our light so that we can fit in with ease. Thats where boundary setting comes into play. 

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The Scary Godmother is here again( Making transitions with peace and freedom)

“But my dear, this might be the biggest mistake of your life. What if  it doesnt turn out the way you imagined. What if things get worse. What if you regret this later. You are safe here, why leave?”

So this is what I woke up to this morning. I am soon moving out of my hometown for a brand new job and my Scary Godmother has just been rambling ever since. She has so much to say to me. A part of me argues that she is pretty wise and it might be true to some extent. She does prevent me from getting involved in dangerous stuff like smoking, drinking, rash driving and so on. But things get a little messy when she just cant mind her own business.

We all are scared of transitions, arent we? Be it a major transition like death or a small one like getting married, we are all scared of them. Because we dont really know what lies on the other side. We have no idea how our married life is going to turn out, how we are going to feel in the new town or where we are going after we die. And thats the reason our beloved Scary Godmother gets a wonderful opportunity to make us feel afraid and worried.

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