Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Handling Emotions

In our everyday lives it is very important to be able to handle our emotions in a way that we can have balanced relationships with people around us, whether it is at home or at work. This can happen if we are always observant of our emotions. Instead of getting involved in our emotions, if we are aware of them and are able to observe them objectively, we can immediately centre ourselves and deal with the situation objectively.

This happens when we have been trained to stay in alignment with the Supreme energy, ie. the Creator’s energy. All of us are one with the Creator but to be able to remember it even in disturbing times helps us cope with the disturbances so that they pass without disturbing us. To be able to remember this even when dealing with people with whom we have differences is a technique which we have to understand, imbibe and practice. This is what we learn in Serenity Surrender workshops. Here we understand in the true sense that nobody really ever means to hurt us just the way we don’t ever want to hurt anybody. It is only because of our own karma that we understand others the way we do.

Blaming others and getting angry with others takes us nowhere. If we continue on this path, we only increase the negativity in us. Sometimes even if want to forgive others, we are not able to. Why does this happen? This happens because the root of that particular negative emotion is deep in us. To be able to forgive others, we first need to forgive ourselves. This process, sometimes, becomes painfully slow on the conscious level. But with the help of SS, it can be quickened.

It is interesting to know that in order to understand others, first, we should understand ourselves because what we see in others is actually what we are carrying in us. In our everyday interactions with others, many times we tend to judge others or even ourselves. This comes from the lack of self-acceptance and acceptance of others. Interestingly, acceptance of others comes to us naturally if we accept ourselves completely and unconditionally. Do we really accept ourselves?

Life would be so simple and effortless if could handle our anger, hurt, regret, guilt and many such emotions! Sometimes we get so muddled in all such emotions that we go on attracting more and more of them and there seems no end to the situations they bring in our lives. But thanks to Serenity Surrender that we now know how effortless and blissful life can be. We now know how to actually live every moment of our lives!

SS helps us know ourselves better which in turn helps us know people better. It empowers us to make our lives better and also make this world a better place!

- Vatsala

Friday, 1 March 2013

Miracles......a way of life!

      Three years ago, when I was in a lot of mess, my friend introduced me to Shivi and Serenity Surrender (SS). I was expecting to meet a counsellor, so when she started her healing session, being unprepared for it, I started doubting its efficacy. I just couldn't comprehend what was happening. But what I experienced in the following months was unbelievable. I had so much mental clarity, because of which, I was doing all the things that I always wanted to do. I was showered with so many opportunities from so many places. It was simply magical. Of course I did not know it then, that my altered beliefs were attracting the good things into my life.

        As time passed, I was back to my old self again and was wondering how I could experience that bliss again. There was also this one issue, that was really bothering me and I could find no way out of it. I prayed to God to help me. Within 15 minutes my friend called, and informed me that we were going to have a basic workshop in Pune in April 2011. I couldn't believe it. SS was the answer to my prayer!

        SS has made possible, all the things that I always dreamt of doing. It has also made possible, things which I never thought I would do. At the same time SS has helped me to know what I should hold onto and what I should let go.

        Prior to SS I was aware of the Vedanta philosophy, but was unable to put all of it into practice. SS has helped me do that. With SS there is so much more acceptance of myself than before.

        Recently I faced a major health issue. I kept healing myself as I have learnt in SS, and throughout this trying period I was able to maintain my calm. I hope to soon recover from it completely.

       SS has become a part of my life or rather a way of life for me. I now look at life as an adventure and a mystery to be unraveled!
- Sheetal Patil, Pune