Monday, March 26, 2007

Increase your presence

Past is dead
Future is not born yet.
What-so-ever is…is only the present.

To be present with the present is the greatest gift you can gift yourself.
As, past is memory
Future is a fantasy
And only the present is real.
To be present with the real is to welcome life, hug life, and receive life.

Mind can only survive in the past and the future.
There are no thoughts in the present moment.
Heart is capable of being in the present.
The way to live a heart centered life is to be totally in the present moment.
There’s clarity.
In clarity, the clutter and clouds of thoughts fade away.

What takes you away from that clarity?
Membership to “Club 99”
What’s club 99?
Here’s the story for you.

Once upon a time, there lived a King
Who, in spite having his luxurious lifestyle,
Was neither happy nor content.

One day, the King came upon a servant who
Was singing happily while he worked.
This fascinated the King;
Why was he, the Supreme Ruler of the Land, unhappy and gloomy?
While the servant had so much joy.
The King asked the servant, "Why are you so happy?"
The man replied, "Your Majesty, I am nothing but a servant,
My family and I don't need too much –
Just a roof over our heads and warm food to fill our tummies."

The king was not satisfied with that reply.
Later in the day, he sought the advice of his most trusted advisor.
After hearing the King's woes and the servant's story,
The advisor said,
"Your Majesty, I believe that the servant has not been made part of The 99 Club."
"The 99 Club? And what exactly is that?" the King inquired.
The advisor replied, "Your Majesty, to truly know what The 99 Club is,
Place 99 Gold coins in a bag and leave it at this servant's doorstep."

When the servant saw the bag, he took it into his house.
When he opened the bag, he let out a great shout of joy...
So many gold coins!
He began to count them. After several counts,
He was at last convinced that there were 99 coins.
He wondered, "What could've happened to that last gold coin?
Surely, no one would leave 99 coins!"
He looked everywhere he could, but that final coin was elusive.
Finally, exhausted, he decided that
He was going to have to work harder than ever to earn that gold coin and
Complete his collection.

From that day, the servant's life was changed.
He was overworked, horribly grumpy, and
Castigated his family for not helping him make that 100th gold coin.
He stopped singing while he worked.
He was stressed out to complete his collection of 100 gold coins.

Witnessing this drastic transformation,
The King was puzzled.
When he sought his advisor's help,
The advisor said, "Your Majesty, the servant has now officially joined The 99 Club."
He continued, "The 99 Club is a name
Given to those people who have enough to be happy but are never contented,
Because they're always yearning and
Striving for that extra 1, telling to themselves:
"Let me get that one final thing and then I will be happy for life."

We can be happy, even with very little in our lives,
But the minute we're given something bigger and better,
We want even more! We lose our sleep, our happiness,
We hurt the people around us; all these as a price for our growing needs and desires.
That's what joining The 99 Club is all about."

We never have what we like,
We never like what we have.
Still, we hope
that someday,
we'll get what we love or
we'll love what we have!

May you be radiantly present.

Love, Satish

Friday, March 23, 2007

Life is beautiful

Life is basically a poetry.
It can be lived only with the attitude of celebration.
All else is a drag.

Drag means:
Born in 1970
Died in 1990
Buried in 2065

Let your life be integrated at the centre of celebration.
Only choose that which is celebrating, joyous.
If you can go on dropping all that is non-celebrative, serious,
You will be moving in the right direction.
Cultivate all that brings joy and celebration – at all levels.
Physical, mental, emotional, social, spiritual, financial, occupational.
If only the body dances, it is happiness; something is missing in it.
If only the soul dances then it is very subtle, abstract, not of the earth.
It has wings but no roots; again something is missing.
Between the two is the bridge of the mind.
The mind can divide the two; it can also unite the two.
When the mind divides, it is called division.
When it unites, it is called meditation.
And when all the three –
Mind, body and soul dance blissfully together,
As if they are one - that is celebration.

So let this be your criterion.
Whenever the question arises of what has to be done,
This has to be the criterion:
If it brings joy, do it.
And whatsoever brings joy to you will bring joy to others too.
Sometimes it may not be very apparent,
But this is the fundamental law:
That which brings joy to you is bound to bring joy to everybody,
And that which brings misery to you is bound to create misery for others, sooner or later.
There is no other service.
All that goes on in the name of duty is ugly.
Duty is a dirty four-letter word; avoid it!
Do things out of joy but never out of duty.

Celebration means expansion.
When somebody is celebrating,
Energy starts moving in ripples and can spread all over existence.
An expanding energy can feel moons and stars and suns within itself,
The whole universe within oneself.

Only one who is innocent enough to celebrate small things of life can understand that life exists.
Because life exists in the small things:
The food you eat,
The walk that you go for in the morning.
The love that you have for your beloved,
The friendship that you have with somebody,
Moments when you start falling into sleep,
When you start rising early in the morning.
Life exists in such small things.

Don’t miss a single opportunity of saying yes to life.
When you say yes, say it with great celebration and joy.
Celebration has to become your religion.
Misery is sin.
Sadness and seriousness are companions of misery.
Joy is virtue,
And all that helps joy should be nourished, cherished, invited.
Continue to meditate, and continue to dance and sing.
See life in as many ways as possible, in all its colors’.
Celebrating, you come closer and closer to the heart of reality.
The moment you stop celebrating, you are cut, disconnected.
Celebration is the bridge.
When you dance, it is not only you who is dancing;
the whole existence is dancing with you –
The earth and the sun and the moon and the stars.
It is a celebrating existence...
it is continuously dancing.

Life is beautiful.
God is hidden everywhere and in millions of ways...
The celebration is already happening.
The invitation has been given to you – simply participate.
Unless your life can become a celebration,
a tremendous joy, don’t be satisfied, don’t be contented.
Go on searching:
There must be some method,
There must be some way where you can lose yourself completely,
Madly, in ecstasy.

The world is in a celebration.
You can stand by the side...
You can remain just a spectator.
My invitation is to become a participant.

Be happy, so that you only attract happy people...
Happiness protects.
You attract only people who love happiness and
You think of life in terms of celebration, festivity.
Whomsoever we attract, we attract.
It has been noted that people fall in love
With the same type of person again and again and again.

See the new possibilities
Feel the freedom
Hear the whisper…

It’s time to celebrate life.

Meet Master Healer Satish Dholakia

Healings are offered by Satish Dholakia, a dedicated spiritual healer - teacher and Master NLP practitioner from Mumbai, India. Not bound to any traditions or philosophies, he prefers to heal and teach from the spontaneous flow through him. Clairvoyant and Clairaudient since a child, he spent years in communion with the divine, sharing his psychic gifts with an open heart. Satish founded Inner Cosmos in Mumbai, India in 1991 currently offers energy healing classes and private sessions in Los Angeles, California. Group classes are offered internationally upon request.

Love and Blessings, Satish

Friday, March 16, 2007

Breathing Joy

Breath is the most important sign of life.
Breath continues…life continues. Breath stops…life stops.
Right breathing and one can experience life filled with vitality and joy and
Wrong breathing introduces many physical, mental, emotional and spiritual challenges.

Two disciples were chatting
“My master can fly and walk on water. What does your master do?” asked one.
The other replied – “My master is miraculous. He eats when he’s hungry. He drinks when he’s thirsty and he sleeps when he’s tired.”

That is simplicity.
Life is simple. Existence is simple.
Our minds are complex.
It’s complicated to understand simple life through our complex minds.

How to go beyond the mind?
By being present with the body.
How to be present with the body?
Breathing right.

Oxygen is life.
Carbon dioxide is non-supportive to the body.
Breath comes in…Oxygen…Life force comes in.
Breath goes out…Carbon dioxide…non-supportive energy goes out.

Five components to right breathing

Slow, Smooth, Deep, Relaxed, Joyful

With just a little awareness and a little practice, you can open up many higher dimensions of psychic and spiritual realities…all by just breathing right.

May you master the art of right breathing.

Meet Master Healer Satish Dholakia

Healings are offered by Satish Dholakia, a dedicated spiritual healer - teacher and Master NLP practitioner from Mumbai, India. Not bound to any traditions or philosophies, he prefers to heal and teach from the spontaneous flow through him. Clairvoyant and Clairaudient since a child, he spent years in communion with the divine, sharing his psychic gifts with an open heart. Satish founded Inner Cosmos in Mumbai, India in 1991 currently offers energy healing classes and private sessions in Los Angeles, California. Group classes are offered internationally upon request.

Love and Blessings, Satish

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

How to clearly think with focus

Once a poor artist lived in a village.
He was a very talented and used to create so many beautiful designs.
It was truly a magical experience to see his art.
Though he worked very hard, he could barely make his two ends meet.

Every day this artist would go to the forest to cut some wood from the trees. This wood was used as fuel for the kitchen by his wife. Every day was the same routine.

One day as he was just about to cut a tree, he heard a soft voice.
The voice said – Please stop! Don’t cut this tree.
The artist could not see anyone around.
Again, he positioned himself to cut the tree.
As he raised his axe to cut the tree, he heard that same soft voice –
Please stop! Don’t cut the tree.
The artist was scared and confused.
He asked in a frightened voice – Who are you? Where are you?
The voice replied – I’m the tree fairy. This tree is my home. If you cut this tree, I’ll be homeless. If you spare my home, I’ll grant you a wish in return – You can wish for anything you want.

The artist felt blank.
He said – I cannot really think at this moment. I must talk to my wife about this wish.
I’ll be back soon. Please wait right here.

The fairy’s said – Thank you. Take your own time.

The artist rushed back to his village.
On the way, he met his best friend.
The friend asked – What’s the matter? Why this rush?

The artist said – A tree fairy in the forest has granted me a wish to wish for anything.
I’m confused. I’m going home to ask my wife’s advice.

The friend said - “Why bother your wife? I’m your best friend. Go back to the tree fairy and ask her to make you the king of a prosperous and an abundant kingdom. Then you can have all the comforts and luxuries and you will never have to work in your entire life. You will be extremely rich”.

“Thanks for your advice. But, I must first talk to my wife”.

Soon the artist reached his small home in the village. He told his wife about the tree fairy and his friend’s advice. The wife thought for a while and then said – Don’t follow your friend’s words. You don’t have any experience to be a king. You may be constantly worried about being attacked. With that kind of wealth you loose peace of mind.
Simply listen to me – Just ask the tree fairy to give you another head and an extra pair of hands. This way you can think twice, see more and can accomplish twice as much with the other pair of hands. This way you can earn twice and we’ll be able to save more and get ahead financially and eventually we can buy a new home of our dreams.

The artist thought that this was a brilliant idea. He rushed back to the tree in the forest.
On reaching the tree he called out loudly – O tree fairy, I’ve come back to express my wish.

“Please express your wish and it will be granted now” – the tree fairy said.

“Please grant me an extra head and an extra pair of hands”.

Immediately the wish was granted. Now the artist had two heads and four hands. He was very happy. He ran towards his village to show his new manifestation to his wife.

On the way, so many people noticed this strange creature. It was shocking and scary to see him. A big crowd gathered around him. The crowd thought that he was a monster who had come to eat up their children. So they started beating him and throwing stones at him till he died.

Thoughtless and unintelligent choices transform our blessings into curses.

How to have thoughtful and intelligent choices in our life?

Staying centered and grounded. Staying connected with your body.
Receiving guidance from your inner psychic in the silence of your heart.

Love and Blessings,
Satish Dholakia

Saturday, December 30, 2006

What is my purpose?

Once upon a time...
a king went hunting in the jungle...
caught one of the most beautiful bird...
beautiful feathers, exotic colors....simply fascinating.
brought it back to the palace...
guards upon guards upon guards....
Big king…so his kingdom was big.
Central room in the central palace.
special room for the bird.
Many  watchmen and security guards.
Golden cage...studded with diamonds and rubies and emeralds...
Most delicious food....
Not many birds in the history of bird life,
Had the fortune to have bird food directly from king’s kitchen.
by and by the bird started liking that cage.
forgot to fly...became sad and depressed.
One day someone took the risk
Opened the cage...and let the bird out....
it felt the flutter in it's wings...
took off...
in the vastness of the blue sky...
Yesss it is possible...big birds may eat this fellow up,
the rains may shatter it's wings...
and the lightening may burn him up...
Yet...the joy feel the vastness...the open sky...
the freedom...
The bird is born to fly...not to stay in a cage.
Yesssss there may be problems and challenges...
It has to follow it's fly.
It has to do it's fly.
because that's what the bird is supposed to do.
Now, meditate on the thought  -
What am I supposed to do? What's my true nature?
What is my purpose?

Love and Blessings for a playful time.
Satish Dholakia


Thursday, June 15, 2006

Zen Master's Magic

A Zen master who was also a magician...famous magician...
Many people wanted to be his disciples.
He was very choosy.
Not everybody was allowed to be his student...his disciple.
What he did was simply fascinating....sheer magic....real magic.
One fine day a young fellow showed up at his space.
Wanted to learn magic.
The master looks at him...
Asks him to come early morning the next day.
The seeker was disciplined.
Arrived in time...early begin his lessons.
The master invited him to swim in the river.
The fellow was a bit amazed.
What has magic to do with swimming?
Will see...what the master has in his mind...
Early morning...cold winter morning....freezing waters....
The master was very strong and tall.
The "would be" student enters the river with the master.
The master takes him further and further deeper in the river.
All is well.
The fellow is freezing.
Does not say a word.
The master is enjoying the water...just as a swimmer would enjoy the water.
The master holds this fellow's head and pushes him in the water.
Shouts at him...what do you want to do?
The fellow is scarred to death.
Trembling he replies...
get me out of this freakin water.
The master pushes him back in the water...
and shouts again...what do you want to do?
the fellow is really scarred.
Starts crying.
Please get me out of this water.
The master compassionately brings him out.
And tells him: When each and every cell of your body wants to learn magic...
Above water...below water....wherever....
When each and every cell of your compelled to learn magic...
Come to me.
My doors will open for you.
Right now you need some preparation.
Under forgot everything about magic.
When you arrive at that state...where each and every cell...all they want to do is learn magic....
I'll appear...wherever you are.
For now...go back...and prepare yourself.

This story is very symbolic.

Magic is happening all around you.
It’s all about asking your self – Am I ready for the magic?

Love and Blessings for a magical time.
Satish Dholakia

Wednesday, June 7, 2006

Recognize and Release Energy Vampires

Sometimes you meet someone and you feel very energized and connected with life. You feel joyous energy all around you in their presence. You want to spend more time with such people. And sometimes it also happens that you meet someone and immediately you feel drained, exhausted and confused. These are vampires who suck your life force because they are not connected with their inner light. They have to survive on other people’s light. This could be very draining on energy for you.

You cannot satisfy a vampire

The interesting thing to notice is – You cannot satisfy a vampire. No matter how good you behave, how much you give of yourself, there is a black hole that is never satisfied, never happy, always hungry for more.

Vampire’s agenda

Vampires come in many packages. Some have their own body and others do not. One common thread you may notice is – they cannot connect with the source of light within themselves. Their basic agenda is to consume your life force. Another name of this game is – Psychic warfare.

The two energy centers they use to do their tricks

The two chakras that vampires commonly attack are solar plexus chakra and the third eye chakra. Solar plexus chakra is used for draining the life force and third eye chakra is used for draining the will force.

Signs felt in the body

1. Feelings of something just not being right.
2. Your gut feelings tells you that the feelings you get from it are not normal, or come from an external source.
3. Physical fatigue that cannot be explained by other means
4. Unexplained lack of concentration
5. Lately people tend to stay away from you
6. Things constantly going wrong

And there could be many more versions and variations of these signs of possible psychic energy interference.

Protect yourself from energy vampires

Your body has all the intelligence to guide you, protect you and tell you the difference between what’s right and what’s not right. Your gut, your stomach is the most accurate psychic on this planet. The challenge is to connect with this accuracy within. Just a little practice of this skill and you will be empowered for the rest of your life. Just be a little aware of your body. Where are you?
May be your feet touches the ground. Be aware of it.
May be your hand is holding the phone. Be aware of it.
May be you are sitting on a chair. Be aware of your butt.
And so on…simply being aware of your body, where are you…is the first step and a very powerful one to protect yourself from energy vampires.

May you be free from all energy vampires.

Love and Blessings, Satish Dholakia

Meet Master Healer Satish Dholakia

Healings are offered by Satish Dholakia, a dedicated spiritual healer - teacher and Master NLP practitioner from Mumbai, India. Not bound to any traditions or philosophies, he prefers to heal and teach from the spontaneous flow through him. Clairvoyant and Clairaudient since a child, he spent years in communion with the divine, sharing his psychic gifts with an open heart. Satish founded Inner Cosmos in Mumbai, India in 1991 currently offers energy healing classes and private sessions in Los Angeles, California. Group classes are offered internationally upon request.

Love and Blessings, Satish