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Last week, we discussed how, each of us, Radha, with our Soul, Krishna is in a creative dance- Rasaleela. This is called co-creation, about which we have discussed before. One thing we see nowadays is that, all of us are finding it very difficult to be creative. Open social media or a business website or a magazine. Many times ideas and the scarcity of ideas are discussed. Why has very genuine, creative ideas that work for the good of the world has become, so less.

If we realize, the world has so many people vying for new seed ideas, funding of it and scramble to get venture capitalists to fund it. A lot are great ideas. But many don't even make a dent in the problems of the world, such as- hunger, poverty, resources depletion, water contamination, environmental pollution, climate change, rising heat-index, and more.

But remember, humanity always had progressed through ideas. So, why nowadays, humanity changing, revolutionary ideas are not coming forth? Why suddenly the human imagination and creativity has become scarce? All of us are after our own pot of money, that we never see the treasure chest with abundant gold, gems, we already have. What has happened? This world has seen bronze age, age of the wheel, industrial revolution and now, the internet/ social media revolution. But even after all these revolutions, why a major part of humanity still struggles to feed, clothe and have a cozy pad for itself? Why? Of course, at the present moment though, we are bogged down with an even more stressful situation- the pandemic, and its ramifications.

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Calm, peaceful mind or is it mental chaos?
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So, are we just racing for random ideas or trying to find ideas that really work for humanity? I think as of now, we have all the tools at our disposal- internet, social-media, infrastructure, technology, intellect, intelligence as well as electronic capabilities. Only one thing is missing from the picture. What is that? Our own mind.

Mind: Our mind! Unfortunately, that is not in the picture. It is bogged down with debates, arguments, value demeaning, divisions, fake news, conspiracy theories and then, mental trash. Yes, mental trash. Anything in our mind that does not work for our own life is trash. So, we as a Soul has to decide, is our mind a temple or a trash land. 

We, humans tend to keep our body and surroundings clean and neat. If we are able to maintain that cleanliness for our body, shouldn't we be more aware of what we keep within our body- the mind? This many times, we have no clue about. We accept everything whether as ideas, concepts, stories or narrations other people bring. But many of them don't work for us, our life and thought process. So, we should be careful what we take and carry within our mind.

What we have within our mind, come out in our life as words, thoughts and actions. We try to change our physical reality. But as long as our mental reality aligns with our physical reality, change in individual life is not possible. Let us take an example. A person considers themselves poor. They are in that mindset. Such a person won't "see" the opportunities life may present to them. This poverty can be physical, emotional, mental or psychological.

Life always presents us with opportunities. But in our mental chaos we don't see what life is showing and presenting us. For example, from 2010 to 2015, I was just racing behind my career to find a job/ employment. People have no clue how many resumes, cover letters, recruiter phone calls and interviews, I have attended. My mind was so confused with-how to find an employment, I almost missed the opportunity life was trying to present me. 

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Digital transformation or losing our mind to chaos?
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When my mind was filled to the brim with employment, career, job, how could I ever think about my spiritual gifts? My mind was filled with worry, sadness, disappointment, anger and the other stress that comes along during a job search. Mental trash. I had to throw everything out, clear my mind and think for almost two years before the idea of writing and spiritual concepts came up. My mind was filled up to the brim with trash, mental trash. 

Old value systems: This is what most of us carry within us. Concepts, thoughts, age old ideas and value systems, which could have worked in 1700s or 1800s, but most probably not in 2020s. Let me elaborate on a funny fact. 😄 I write on Quora. Most of you know, I am a female. But in Quora, when I write an answer, many times people come, thank me and say, "That was a good point/ answer, Sir/ Gentleman". What? Not Ma'am or Madam? Can you see the human mindset here, that if it is a deep thought process, idea, concept- it sure could not be a lady? It has to be a man. So, just assume, it is a man and Thank the gentleman. (Here, I have to Thank my parents, who taught me, my ideas/viewpoints are valid and valuable.)

Now, why as humanity in the twenty first century, we should think a lady cannot be a philosopher? In Vedic wisdom, there were Gargi, Maithreyi, and Lopamudra. Hinduism is filled with Goddesses- Saraswathi, Lakshmi, Durga, Kali and Parvathi. Actually, wisdom is signified by a Goddess- Saraswathi. So, now, my question, should ladies be given equal value only in mythology, sacred texts and Vedic stories? Not in real society, within the family and the world. How can that be? Now, making huge value systems (organized religion), where the half of the world populations has no true value, that is not good enough for the 21st century. Ladies are indeed full citizens of the globe; full human beings and they should be given proper value and respect. They should not be made voiceless or value-less.

Yes, patriarchy was the norm of the society for the last 2000 years. No, I am not for matriarchy, as well. I think, that also is not good enough. Men should not be belittled or put down to make it equal, as women were in the lower rung of society compared to men before. That still, is not a position of true value. The concept becomes the same. Only the inequality is now proceeding in the other direction, because the other group is now taken to task. 

Instead, everyone should have a voice and should be acknowledged, whether it is male, female, or the other. All have a right to their voice and value. So, even in the 21st century we are carrying these age- old values or norms, think about what all else we would be carrying. When our minds are filled with such trash that may not work for our current time/ space, is it not our responsibility to do a thorough scrubbing and cleaning of our inner mental realms?

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Voice to speak our truth, heart and mind
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I had tackled my own this mindset, which I kept until forty-five years of age that I have to find a job. Now, if I have to find a job, how can I be an entrepreneur and pursue my creativity? If my mind is fully aligned to the mindset of, "I need to find a job", how can I align myself to the duty, I already came into this life with? See, the difference. If a Soul is fully aware, they realize, they already have a duty/ job aligned to their life that they bring into this lifetime. The only thing, awareness needs to open.

Awareness: It is the duty of the individual to develop and put the work towards developing the deep awareness for ourselves, our life and why we came into this life for. Nope. Unfortunately, others cannot find it. How much ever others could have guided, given suggestions or said ideas, they are saying it from what already, they and I know. But what about things/ concepts or duty, which I myself had no clue. Above which, others are absolutely in the dark about?

So, in such scenarios, we have to develop our own awareness. What are we keeping in our mind? Whatever we are keeping, does it add value to our current life, society and existence. If it doesn't, it is our job to change it, transform it, improve on it or dump it. Anyway, it is not working for our life or Soul evolution. So why not take it, change it and align it to the values of 2020. Yes, then comes the hard part. Inner work. Not easy. Nope, not easy work. But necessary work.

Because we only know of this one life. Yes, I write about Soul, Soul wisdom, previous lifetimes and Soul journey. But in truth, can we really look at ourselves and say, yes, this is my Soul. It looks like this, this and this. If I do that, people would say, I am crazy. So, in reality we have only this life we know of in a very limited way. So, it is our duty to make it the very best it can be, within our capability.  Yes, I can dream up grant ideas. But I also should keep myself grounded to reality to know what I can and able to do.

So, taking the best of both worlds. Accessing the creative space, but finding an elegant way to bring it into the real, physical life as well. If you know Vedic astrology, the next six months is a fantastic time for that. Anyway, all of us are tied and made prisoners within our home. Why not use it to our advantage. As of now according to Vedic astrology, the two bigger planets, Saturn and Jupiter are deeply conjunct. 

This second while I am writing this, I checked on Jagannatha Hora 8.0 (Thank you Sri. PVR Narasimha Rao for such an amazing free gift to the world). Both Jupiter and Saturn are together at 5 degrees of Capricorn. Jupiter, the huge planet of higher ideals, out of this world creativity (Sagittarius) and spirituality, higher wisdom (Pisces) at the same degree as Saturn, conjunct, the lord of the material world, with organization, structure (Capricorn) and huge networks, social groups (Aquarius). The total, full conjunction is on December 21, 2020.

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The awareness to know about ourselves and our life
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The best time to strategize, "How can I bring my creative ideals and aspirations into solid reality- Capricorn, of my life". Capricorn is the highest Earth sign there is, from an Aries natural chart. A person who knows Vedic astrology instead of sitting and worrying, 'Oh, there is a pandemic, I am tied at home. I cannot do anything', would use this time to strategize, align, so that when the pandemic is over, we are perfectly placed with our creativity, idea, thought process to capture higher realms of our own life. It happens next after 60 years. By then all of us readers would have gone out of this life.

Travel light: So, we need to be aware of what we are carrying within our mind. Whatever ideas, value and concepts, is it working for our life? Otherwise, what can we do? Another point is, whichever mind is loaded with a lot of mental trash, it cannot access its own creativity. The creativity of the heart has to come through the mind. Think the CPU (heart/Soul) is fantastic and most modern. But the monitor is crappy and old (mindset). That monitor cannot align with the out of this world CPU. So, the monitor needs to be upgraded. So, our mindset and values have to align to the higher visions of the Soul.

Also, mind that is loaded with mental trash cannot access the creativity. To access our own creativity and passions, our mind needs to become a clear channel of flow. There should not be blocks and plumbing issues. So, for that, we need to remove everything that does not work, and align our life to solid values, objectives, intentions and desires. That becomes our first duty, before the real duty of pursuing our work for this life.

Above the concepts and ideas, what do we hoard even more? Emotional burdens, hiccups, experiences that have deeply bothered, sorrowed or brought us down. Life is made up of experiences. These experiences many times are lovely and beautiful. But many times, they are deeply grueling, and takes a toll on us. We keep on hoarding up on these emotionally tough experiences. Finally, the mind is under such huge emotional burden, it is a big lead ball on our legs. If there is a lead ball hanging from the leg of a bird, can it fly? No.

Unfortunately, our bird of creativity sits within our heart tied to a huge lead ball of emotional pain or trauma. Only if we let go off any emotional pain or mental trash, we can fly the highest realm of ideals and creativity, like a majestic bald Eagle (The symbol of the USA). In my own life, I had to let go off the emotional sadness, I was feeling for a lost career of two decades. I had to completely let it go. Yes, true once a while a slight sadness would indeed come. But if that lost career was not there, this very nascent career would never have made an appearance into my life. So, everything happens for a reason. I truly understand that.

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The freedom of the mind to pursue creativity and imagination
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So, in this life, if we keep on carrying huge emotional or mental burdens, we cannot fly high to the realm of creativity and imagination, because the burdens are going to bring us down. If the mind is too bogged down with lower, negative emotions, how can it be light, so that aspirations, passions and interests become the wind under our wings? So, we need to let go off all that tries to keep us tied down into our life as a crawling worm. 

Instead, being totally grounded in our own life, we should take up flight to the highest potential in our mind, we can ever reach. Remember, last week, we discussed how to live our life as a creative dance. The same way we have to live our life as a creative flight cruising the highest realms of our own thought dimensions, for that we need to be very light. As light as a bird. For that we need to travel very light within our mind! So, travel light with very less baggage!

I wish you a good and safe weekend, and I'll see you next Friday!😉

Next week: Emotional Universe!
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