Methods to use your hidden powers to transform your life!
POWER! When we hear the word “POWER” different images will come to the mind to different people. A health-conscious person would imagine a powerful person as somebody who has got great fitness and great muscle. An army person will think of a country that has got great military strength. A parent will think of a child who is powerful in his studies. Entrepreneurs will imagine somebody who has made a lot of money. So the word POWER has got a broad scope and the interpretation which different people have for it, cannot be considered as incorrect.
But the POWER which I am going to discuss with you is going to transcend all the above-mentioned POWERS. I will explain it to you by starting with an example.
A child asked his father that he wants to go to another country because he loves traveling and exploring different parts of the world. The father was very rich, so he gave him permission. The father arranged for the airways and helped him to get all the necessary things that would assist him in his traveling. He gave him a lot of money, so he will not have any financial problems.
The son went abroad and after 3 weeks he came back. The father asked the son about his visit and whether he enjoyed it or not? He also asked him whether he has brought any gift for his father? The son said that the trip was wonderful initially but after few days, he had spent most of his money, so he stayed in the hotel because he did not have much money left and strolled in the nearby areas.
The father was very surprised and shocked to hear this.
He told, “Son! I gave you the cash so that it will help you if you require anything urgent. But I have already given you a Credit Card. This credit card has got a limit of twenty lac rupees. How could you forget to use the credit card when I had already arranged for that? The son felt guilty because his father had already given him the Credit Card a long time before but he had never used it so he did not remember about it during that trip.
Now you can easily relate this incident with yourself. Have you ever tried to explore how much powers you have? If yes, then what are your findings and how much of these powers have you used? And if you have never explored these powers then your life is more or less like the son who forgot to use his Credit Card.
All power is within you; you can do anything and everything. Believe in that, do not believe that you are weak; do not believe that you are half-crazy lunatics, as most of us do nowadays. You can do anything and everything, without even the guidance of anyone. Stand up and express the divinity within you. – Swami Vivekananda
Now there are a lot of POWERS that are very evident and visible to us. For example, we can see the POWER of a boxer based on the number of people he breaks down, similarly powers of the military strength of a country or success of entrepreneurs and IQ power of students are very tangible. But what I am trying to discuss with you is the POWERS which are not visible to us. These are powers that are lying dormant in us. We don’t use them because we don’t know how to use them. How can we use them because we don’t even know whether they exist or not?
We have got great mental as well as spiritual powers apart from the material and spiritual powers. But they are hidden inside us. We can only use them if we make a sincere effort for this. It will require a change of mindset for this and making modifications to our lifestyle.
We need to, first of all, find some teacher who will help us begin our journey and at least bring us to the beginner’s level. We need to be very careful in selecting our teacher and make sure we do not find a teacher who does not have the proper knowledge or has got ill intentions. There are a lot of divine energies and powers which are lying dormant and are waiting to be tapped. The teacher will help us to ignite and get those forces moving.
The methods may vary from teacher to teacher. Some teachers might help you get started by teaching you basic meditation. Some other teachers will get you started by explaining to you about scriptures and few of them would guide you to do good karmas and follow the path of Karma Yoga. Any method will work but the motive for this should tap the divine powers within us.
Now these divine powers, as I told you previously, are hidden inside us and are not visible. But the big problem and the biggest challenge for the teacher is that due to our in-correct lifestyle and lack of discipline in our thoughts, it will be even more difficult to explore these powers. Layers and layers of dirt have been formed on it.
As everybody knows that the best way to cure a body is to first de-toxify it. There is a pool of blood that is blocked in areas which have resulted in poor circulation of blood. Only after we remove the filth and de-toxify those areas, our body can be cured. So the journey to explore these powers will be long but it will be worth it. The results will be immense but it will be evident only after the student is sincere and disciplined in his efforts. It will regularly require tapping by the teacher but the student has to take his teacher’s word and never give up.
I will give you an example of this which will surely help you to know how important and useful it is to explore such powers. There was a group of students who studied in a college near our school and they formed a small community. They met once every week in one of the person’s houses who belonged to that group. They only discussed spiritual topics, never missed an opportunity to meet some illumined person, watched good videos and kept on increasing their spiritual knowledge.
They also came to our school to request students to become a part of that community. Their motive was totally selfless without any expectation of reward. Now I had two close friends and we discussed among ourselves whether we should join this community and check whether it will help us in any way. I was excited and told both of my friends’ to participate in it. One of my friends immediately refused and told me that it was totally useless and he was not going to join it.
Beautify your inner dialogue. Beautify your inner world with love light and compassion. Life will be beautiful. – Amit Ray
My other friend liked the idea but he was not very confident so he also did not join. I got involved in it and learned so many things in that group and began to analyze my life more closely and got curious about spiritual powers. I used to meet both my friends’ at weekends and we used to have tea and do a party. We also went to picnics on holiday. But now I started to skip such parties and preferred to spend more time in that community.
Now after around 4 or 5 years, I lost complete touch with one of my friends who totally refused to join this community but I was in some contact with my other friend who had shown his interest to join this community but did not join it because of his apprehensions. Now let us fast forward our life after 10 – 12 years. My friend who had not joined because of his apprehensions had become an active member of that community after he faced few tragedies in his life and now he enjoys it so much that he is an even more pro-active part of it compared to me.
Now you need to decide what kind of person you want to be. Would you like to become like my friend who totally rejected spirituality? Or would you prefer to be like my friend who would embrace spirituality but only after suffering problems and challenges in life? There is always good room to make excuses like I can not find good teachers or I don’t have time or blah blah blah? But then how do other people find the time, find good teachers, and also do good progress.
The only solution for this is that first of all you need to be curious to change your lifestyle. You need to acknowledge that you are not living a proper life and a change is urgently required for this. You need to GET STARTED. If not now, when? You need to believe that there is much more in your life than just material pleasures and a monotonous lifestyle. The problem with most of the people these days is that they do not even know how spirituality can have a life-transforming effect on them. My suggestion to all such people including you is to at least take a few steps and then things will begin to fall in place.
We have got unbelievable powers but we don’t know how to use them.
We judge POWERS only be 2 criteria, PHYSICAL and FINANCIAL.
We need to find a teacher who will get us started in our spiritual journey.
It will be a life-transforming decision for you.