Monday, April 30, 2018

Soul Sustenance and Message of the day 30-04-18

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Soul Sustenance 30-04-2018
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Reliving The Memories Of The Past (Part 1) 

Have you ever spent a complete day thinking about events that have taken place a day or a month or a year ago? Do you know that the thinking capabilities of the mind are overused when we create thoughts of an already passed past? We forget that a positive future can be rebuilt by simply focusing on the present circumstances and doing the best in making it the best. A very common habit that each one of us holds inside us is of reopening events that have already folded in the reel of life and mixing them with the current state of affairs. We then create a negative future because our perceptions of current situations get influenced negatively by doing that. 

Remaining focused on the present is sometimes seen as over-positive thinking by some and also seen as remaining disconnected from the past. The past is very much the truth of your life. So, a balance has to be made between being forward looking i.e. taking care that the past problems do not re-occur in the future. At the same time we take care that we do not worry about that. There is a fine difference between concern and worry. While remaining concerned does involve thinking about the past, on the other hand, worry means the same but there is a difference. In the case of worry, thinking exceeds the necessary thought level, crosses it and touches the unnecessary. Sometimes it even exceeds that and becomes negative. On the other hand, remaining concerned means your thoughts remain limited to positive and necessary. At the same time you take the right action to prevent the past mistakes from happening again. Also, one who is concerned and not worried while remembering the past, will use the past as a stepping stone to enter a future which is free from the influence of negative happenings of the past. 

(To be continued tomorrow …) 

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Message for the day 30-04-2018
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To be free from weakness means to have the power to mould. 

Expression:When there is a weakness, it becomes difficult to mould according to the needs of the situation. Weakness creates hardness and rigidity not allowing the situations to create internal beauty. So the one who is constantly working with one’s own weakness finds it difficult to stop the negativity from being expressed immediately. The weakness is revealed inspite of making effort not to and there is unpleasantness created. 

Experience: To have the ability to mould means to become real gold. I become as flexible and beautiful as pure gold, which is ready to take beautiful shapes when it comes under the influence of the heat of the situation. So I have no hard feelings for having to adjust, but I am able to enjoy the beauty I create and the joy I spread. 


In Spiritual Service,
Brahma Kumaris

Soul Sustenance and Message of the day 29-04-18

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Soul Sustenance 29-04-2018
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Crystalizing Our Dreams into Reality (Part 2) 

Continuing from yesterday’s message, we have to know what we want to create in our lives that we care about. This has to be manifested very clearly in our minds. If we want to become mentally strong, we also have to become responsible for what we desire, and what we don’t and make choices accordingly. Just like a flower, in the preparation of her beauty, chooses her colours with the greatest care. She adjusts her petals one by one. It is only in the full radiance of her beauty that she wishes to appear. And then one morning, exactly at sunrise, she suddenly shows herself. In the same manner, our inner mental preparation done with care will create beautiful outer realities for us. While it’s very important to have conviction in our values, it’s also important to be accepting others and enhancing our inner being. Else we may find ourselves alone at some point of time. Hence, honesty with humility, along with unconditional acceptance is also important. 

Souls are capable of love, joy, blissfulness and compassion. All that we are seeking right now is pleasantness within and around us. If we find it in our mind, we call it peace. In relationships, it becomes love and compassion. And in energy, it becomes blissfulness. This is all that a soul is looking for. The ability of a human soul to stand on its conviction is immense. It is the World Drama’s plan to decide what’s possible and what’s impossible and God is also with us at every step. We, as souls, have to strive for our dreams. We should never use the past experience to decide on what can happen tomorrow. Meditation is all about transforming yourself from body consciousness to spiritual or soul consciousness; not in search of the divine, but a journey towards becoming an embodiment of divinity. If we keep the doors open to this dimension of spiritual thought, and realize that the source of all positive creation is within us, it will transform into a power that will create reality out of our thoughts.

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Message for the day 29-04-2018
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Feelings change intentions, thus changing actions too. 

Expression:When there are negative feelings like jealousy or hatred towards another person, those feelings naturally create misunderstanding. Even if the other person has a good feeling while doing something, a negative intention is attributed and this naturally changes one’s own behaviour or response making it negative too. 

Experience: When there is the slightest bit of negative feeling within me for someone, it naturally creates further negativity from others too. I find everything I come across to be negative, like the one who wears coloured glasses sees everything to be of that particular colour. 


In Spiritual Service,
Brahma Kumaris

Soul Sustenance and Message of the day 28-04-18

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Soul Sustenance 28-04-2018
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Crystalizing Our Dreams into Reality (Part 1) 

Our dreams and aspirations are like little seeds, invisible to the outer world. They could be different things for different people, but you alone will have your dreams as no one else has them. The seeds sleep deep in the heart of the earth's darkness, until someone among them is picked up with the desire to awaken. Then this little seed stretches itself and begins, shyly at first, to push a charming little twig upwards towards the sun. In the same manner, everything that exists today in this world was at first created in our minds essentially. Learning the art of creating thoughts in our minds, our inner world, very consciously is very important. Otherwise what happens in the outer world would not be anything more than purely accidental. 

An organized mind is one which is away from unnecessary movements, absorbed in its originally created pure thoughts. Such a mind then organizes the whole system. Our body, mind and fundamental life energies are then all organized in one direction. This alignment has to be kept focused in one direction for some time – the direction of our dream, which we want to achieve and fulfill. Besides that, it is also important to have faith in the Supreme Soul. If we have a strong desire to achieve something, but also keep thinking about the limitations, which acts as an obstacle to the fulfillment of the desires, it creates internal conflict. A thought is a powerful vibration, and faith is a means to reduce negative thoughts. This resonance of positive thoughts is fundamental to success. 

(To be continued tomorrow …) 

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Message for the day 28-04-2018
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An elevated consciousness brings speciality to the task being done. 

Expression:As is the consciousness, so is the feeling behind the task, and therefore its quality. Just to perform action and finish the tasks at hand does not bring speciality and accuracy as much as it should. When the consciousness is special, that means before a task is performed there is a thought given both to the task and to the self, there is speciality revealed in the task. 

Experience: When I am able to start each task with a special consciousness, like “I am victorious”, or “I am powerful” or “this task is for the benefit of all”, I am able to experience the speciality of doing the task. I am also able to increase my state of self-respect, whatever the task or however simple it maybe. 



In Spiritual Service,
Brahma Kumaris

Soul Sustenance and Message of the day 27-04-18

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Soul Sustenance 27-04-2018
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5 Steps To Becoming A Perfect Angel (Part 3) 

4. Keep A Daily Chart For Your Progress - The key to perfection is self-observation and under the eye of self-observation, weakness stop existing. So, keeping a daily mental chart about your self-progress is a very important key to becoming a beautiful person without any imperfections. E.g. I become angry very easily. If this afternoon I observe myself and make a note in my mind that I have been very peaceful and loveful since the morning and will continue to behave in the same anger-free manner for the rest of the day, it makes me more careful. Such a mental chart of regular progress over many days, makes us spiritual engineers who construct bridges of goodness that help us reach our desired stage of perfect human beings easily. 

5. Give A Gift To Everyone You Meet – The best way to become a beautiful human being, who does not make any mistakes at the level of the personality is gifting a virtue, a kind word, a lovely smile, a warm handshake, a caring hug to people you meet. When you make everyone richer with your love, joy and cheerfulness, they will return the same to you and you will become further richer. Spiritually rich people with the wealth of every virtue in their heart are created by donating that wealth to all. Also, the more others take this wealth from us at all times, the more we become careful that we do not make mistakes that reduce this wealth in anyway. So, take these 5 steps to becoming a perfect angel! Start the journey today and keep enjoying it! 

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Message for the day 27-04-2018
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To be free from worry means to have the power to change negative into positive. 

Expression:The ones who are free from worry change that which is bad into something good, because the state of mind is calm. The one with a calm state of mind is able to think creatively and see very clearly even beyond the situation. So there is the ability to transform the seemingly negative situation into something very positive. So there is clear decision-making and quick action. There is also no time wasted. 

Experience: When I am free from worry, I constantly remain satisfied for having seen the positive and finding the solutions immediately instead of looking at the problem and worrying over it. This internal silence gives the feeling of power, which naturally enables transformation in a second and only the goodness is absorbed. 


In Spiritual Service,
Brahma Kumaris

Soul Sustenance and Message of the day 26-04-18

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Soul Sustenance 26-04-2018
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5 Steps To Becoming A Perfect Angel (Part 2) 

2. Remember God Is Watching You - The best way to start becoming perfect is to know and remember that our spiritual parent, the soul’s Father and Mother is watching us and always wants us to imbibe positive qualities. This is what even any physical parent would want from his or her child. The child should become beautiful within and not just on the outside in terms of looks and personality. Also, as a teacher, God is watching us. He wants us to excel in different ways, as someone who gives respect and gets respect, who makes others content and others are also content with and also as someone who radiates goodness to others, in every sphere of life. Thirdly, as a Guide, God is watching us and wants to be a perfect example of the right way of living. Others should get inspired by how we lead our lives. As a friend, God wants us to hold His hand and show the world how true Godly companionship is the need of the hour. It is the key to remaining light and blissful, when surrounded by life’s pressures of the physical body, wealth, role and relationships. 

3. Remind Yourself You Are On The World Stage - We are all actors of the world and our every act is like a performance in the eyes of the world. Remember even every thought and feeling of yours is constantly being felt and perceived by people around you. It’s as if you are on a stage and just like you notice everything that others do, others are also doing the same. When we remain in this actor consciousness, we will see our every action with greater respect and responsibility and not be careless in the way we present ourselves to people. Also, the slogan that - What we do, others will also see and do the same - will become a positive reality on our lives. 

(To be continued tomorrow …) 

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Message for the day 26-04-2018
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True help is to help people discover their own specialities. 

Expression:When others' negativities or weaknesses are perceived, it is essential to look at their positivity or specialities too. This will naturally bring love and positivity in the relationship and there will be an encouragement of that positivity. So even if that person has no recognition or has not been using his speciality, an encouragement of it by others will naturally enable him to begin to use it. 

Experience: Making others aware of their specialities and subtly encouraging them to use these specialities is a great help that I can do for others. When I am able to give this unique help and cooperation, I not only find benefit for others, but I am also able to get the good wishes of others. Even others naturally become positive with my positive attitude. 


In Spiritual Service,
Brahma Kumaris

Soul Sustenance and Message of the day 25-04-18


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Soul Sustenance 25-04-2018
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5 Steps To Becoming A Perfect Angel (Part 1)

A very important aspect of our lives is giving respect to everyone we meet in the day and showering praise on each one as they interact with us. People often talk to us and everyone is looking for and expecting love filled behaviour from us. So, to serve others with my nature and good wishes radiating from my inner positivity, I need to be full of the treasures of all the qualities that exist in human nature. There should not be a single positive nature characteristic or virtue that I should be lacking. When we became full of all qualities, people will experience perfection from us and get inspired to become perfect themselves. Sometimes a single negative word, action or even facial expression can distance people from us and also make them inclined towards negativity. In this message, we look at different practical methods to become a perfect human being or angel, who satisfies everyone at every step and becomes an example for others to follow:

1. Create The I Am A Soul Feeling
 - The first and foremost step towards becoming perfect is seeing oneself as a spiritual being and not a human form only. This is because it is the soul which performs all actions. To remember that it is me responsible for everything I do, through soul consciousness, will make me positive and powerful and always to willing to bring positive changes in myself. The soul is an energy with immense potential to bring about any thought and personality change through the power of self-wisdom and the power of determination. So, right from the time you wake up every morning and throughout the day, keep the I am a soulfeeling in your mind, and make actions beautiful and perfect.

(To be continued tomorrow …)

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Message for the day 25-04-2018
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The one who has self-respect is the one who is free from aggression. 

Expression:When the situation seems out of control, there is naturally a feeling of helplessness. This helplessness further creates tension, which gets expressed in the form of aggression. Such a kind of aggression cannot be suppressed or controlled. To be in the state of one’s own self-respect is to be confident and the one who is confident will be assertive but can never be aggressive.

Experience: I am able to keep my mind cool, when I am in my state of self-respect. So I never react to situations negatively but I am able to understand the situation and respond in the right way. I take decisions in a calm and composed state of mind, so I find myself relaxed and easy even in the most difficult situations.


In Spiritual Service,
Brahma Kumaris

Soul Sustenance and Message of the day 24-04-18

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Soul Sustenance 24-04-2018
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The Spiritual Seed And The Human World Tree 

Spirituality introduces God or the Supreme Being as a seed, a point of reference, the spiritual Pole Star, remembered by all souls all over the world. But over a period of time, with an experience of linking my mind and intellect with Him, we realize that although He is a seed, a point, He is a not a non-living seed but a living one with a unique personality of his own, a personality which no one can match, a personality of spiritual truth, of beauty, of purity, of generosity, of love, of giving, of peace, of humility, of bliss, of power, of sweetness etc. How is this possible? We normally think of a seed as inactive or dormant, despite the enormous potential that lies within it, due to which it gives rise to a complete tree and bears fruits and other products. God is the seed of the human world tree. When I see virtues around me, whether it be in all human souls including deities, prophets, saints and the founders of the great religions or animals or nature, I know that ultimately this comes from God but God is not all pervasive, i.e. he is not present in all humans or nature or in the divine souls, but everything that is good in them comes from the virtues that are present in God or basically from the personality of God (mentioned above), because the tree is the creation of the seed, so all that is positive in the tree has come from the Source, the seed, perhaps sometime in the past. But, despite the goodness which is visible; today, peacelessness and pain do not seem to have reduced, and have probably increased, if we look behind the false covering of material success. The goodness is only in small patches. So what is the need of our times? 

To spiritually uplift myself, I, being a part of the creation, a part of the tree, need to catch the positive energy within God, the creator, the seed. This energy is subtle, in that it is non-physical, but it is also glowing like light, and in meditation I can catch that glow, absorb it and feel its spiritual embrace healing me and making me complete or full. At the present moment, recognizing this need, the Supreme Being is shining the light of His personality through pure thought and vibrations more brightly than ever into the human world tree, inviting us: Oh sweet child, come and reclaim for yourselves your birthright, the inheritance of truth, by absorbing the qualities inherent in me through meditation or a spiritual link with me and making them your own.

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Message for the day 24-04-2018
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The one who has the power to face is free from tensions. 

Expression:To be good with those who are good is quite natural, but to be good with those who are bad is known as having the power to face. This naturally comes when there is the power to transform even that which in negative into something positive. When there is the power to face, there is no retaliation, no conflict. There is love given to all around. 

Experience: When I am able to transform and look at each and everything in a positive way, I will not have any difficulty with any situation. I will naturally be able to face all situations in a light and easy way. When I am able to be free from tension in this way, I am also able to give my best and thus become an inspiration for those around me. 


In Spiritual Service,
Brahma Kumaris