Lesson 36: My Holiness envelopes everything I see

Lesson 37: My Holiness blesses the world “Senseless. Useless. You sent me here. I want to go back to Mumbai.”  The messages appear rapidly on my phone. Somehow, the anger did not rise. Instead, I felt a wave of compassion. Two days ago, I had been scared when he messaged about not wanting to live. …

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Lesson 32: I have invented the world I see

A strange thing took place as I hugged the kiddo this morning. Usually in my morning rush, I would respond to his hugs with a mixture of hurry and restlessness to get moving. Today as his arms wove themselves around me, I had the strangest feeling I was hugging myself. I could see my need …

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Lesson 31: I am not a victim of the world I see

This thought about falling sick that keeps returning to my mind. I choose to see it and let it go. I am not a victim of sickness and disease. This thought about feeling guilty I upset him, I will not dwell upon it today. I am not a victim of guilt. The thought about not …

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3 tips for times of overwhelm, stress, anxiety

We are all energetic creatures. Like it or not, we are impacted by the moods of those around us, the events that transpire around us, and the general state of the world we inhabit. Some of us are a little more sensitive to these energies than others. Currently, it feels to me like there is …

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Lesson 23: I can escape from the world I see by giving up attack thoughts

Our laughter sailed across the room disturbing other diners and causing some to look at way with irritation. But we didn’t care. Most of the girls didn’t even notice it like I did. Sinking back into my seat, I watched them talk. I couldn’t hear their words. My mind was too busy with mine. Friends. …

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Lesson 15: My thoughts are images that I have made

I found myself in nature today. I wanted to believe she had missed me...was waiting for me to come. But I know I was deluding myself with such thoughts. In my absence, she was herself all along. A colour here, a texture there, she had not changed her habits a bit. If anything, she had …

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Devotion to form or Oneness?

Baba, is it more important to be a devotee or focus on Oneness? Sai Baba :- The 'form' is just a means to get you somewhere. In prayer, most focus on the form, but the purpose of the process is forgotten. Devotion is a process of evolution. It is the stepping stone to Oneness. It …

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Lesson 11: My meaningless thoughts are showing me a meaningless world

The dishes clattered loudly as I threw them into the sink. Pausing for a moment, I waited to see if she responded. When she did not, I continued cleaning. I pushed the drawers shut roughly. I sighed and muttered to myself. Though I wanted to make it perfectly clear that I was irritated and angry, …

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Lesson 8: My mind is preoccupied with past thoughts

The clock ticked as I tossed around the bed. I shouldn’t have stayed up late drafting that article. Why did I send that? Did I really need the money? Or was I craving some attention? It had been years since I had sent a query. What would the editor think about it? Should I have …

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Of Special Relationships and Oneness

Baba:- On the topic of special relationships, wanting specialness and belonging, I want you to understand that when I said you are not special, but you are all special to me, I also meant 'you all belong to me, God.' Everyone belongs to me. If you look deeper, you will see that all times, the …

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