We are now in week three. We have transitioned from healing ourselves to improving relationships and making connections. This third week we expand our universal connection to bring peace in the community we live in and beyond.
The world is waiting for someone, and it can be you or me. Don’t underestimate the need of this universe and your ability. The dimension that extends the heart to heart connection to the outside world must move people at the emotional level. The change that is possible must come from the heart. In the larger reality positivity attracts more people because it comes from the heart. When relating to a group create secure positive bonds by giving yourself in service, walking your spiritual path, and sharing your truth in a group that is like minded.
Day 15 – Connecting to the World
Every day I look for ways to live my vision.
Prasada Hum (My consciousness is a blessing.)
MESSAGE OF THE DAY
We may see our lives and our sphere of influence in the world in quite modest terms because we are looking at the relatively small number of people we relate to, compared to the 7.5 billion people across this big world. But from the soul’s perspective, we all have a direct connection and relationship with every soul on the planet. The deeper and clearer our inner awareness is, the deeper and clearer our connection to all of humanity. This is how, in our own small way, we can have a real effect on the world.
Today’s meditation shows us how to maximize this connection through service, spiritual practice, and sharing experiences with like-minded people.
Journal Reflection Questions:
1. Write down three positive beliefs or values that really appeal to you, such as a belief in loving kindness, compassion, service, creativity, spirituality, personal growth, etc. For each one, list one action that will increase this belief in your world today.
2. Now reflect on and write down negative beliefs and attitudes you have allowed yourself to connect to, such as endorsing us-versus-them thinking, blame, stereotyping, angry politics, religious intolerance, etc. What feelings do you experience when you engage in these negative beliefs? How does it feel when you become aware of them and choose not to participate in their propagation? During your day, consider looking for opportunities not to join in when such beliefs are expressed and walking away when someone fosters them.
3. Reflect on the three “S” words and how they apply to you: Seva is giving yourself in service, Sadhana is walking your spiritual path, and Satsang is sharing the truth in a group of the like-minded. Write down your attitudes toward each of these and how they impact your life right now. Which one is the most appealing to you as a way to achieve inner growth?
4. Reflect further on your experience today.
“You change the world by being yourself.” – Yoko Ono