The Power Of Words
A powerful agent is the right word. Whenever we come upon one of those intensely right words… the resulting effect is physical as well as spiritual, and electrically prompt.- Mark Twain
Penned by Nilima Amit
- Reiki and Me
I had never imagined that Reiki would become my identity. People would know me as a Reiki healer. I experienced the Magic of Reiki 20 years back in 1999 to be precise January 1999. I and my husband had met with a life threatening accident. After around 10-12 days my mom got one my bhabhi and her 5-6 friends to the hospital for a Reiki session. They did group Reiki for my husband who was just shifted to the room from the ICU and was on traction with his right side immobile due to multiple fractures. After the Reiki session he could move his hand which he was unable to till then. And thus started my journey with Reiki. After being discharged I went on to learn Reiki level 1. I practiced initially for 21 days on myself and then for 6 months on my husband daily. He was healing with each passing day and doing all those things which doctors had feared he might not be able to do. After that Reiki was practiced by me only for self, my husband and my kids. But one day my neighbor requested me to heal her husband as he was having a sprain from a few days and medicines have not helped much. She had seen me using Reiki on myself and family for small ailments and healing them without medicines. I was skeptical as I had never given Reiki to an outsider, but she insisted. I did the session, next morning his sprain was healed. After a few days she had a back pain and asked for Reiki healing from me and so I did a session for her. After seeing the positive impact on herself, she actually bullied me to learn level 2. I am in deep gratitude to her for pushing me to learn level 2. And then my journey with distance healing started with a few close friends. I kept practicing with self, family and these few close friends. I once tried to go commercial with Reiki around 4 years back but didn’t get any response. I had my own inhibitions about being a healer as to how I would be perceived, how family will react and so I went back to healing only self, family and few close friends. But universe had other plans. Our visit to Babaji’s caves on the Christmas day in 2018 and Sheru taking me to the lady who had a fall and I proactively offering Reiki healing about which I have mentioned in one of my earlier post, but for me it nothing more than that. I still didn’t understand the signal from the Universe that I was ready to become a healer. And then exactly 20 years later in January 2019 my Reiki Master – my mom called me and said I need Reiki and please do the healing. That very moment my husband said Nilima this is a signal for you to step out of your comfort zone and heal the world. You are READY but i laughed it off and did the healing for my mom. Just as I finished my healing I got a call from an online friend with whom I had done an online fitness program asking about Reiki and she mentioned she will pay me. I didnt know what to say and just said I will do the healing for her. From then there was no looking back. And so here I am a Channel to heal one and all. Chosen one and the most blessed one. What more can I ask the Universe for!! By Nilima AmitImage Courtesy – Internet
- Healed and Shining – Most beautifully!!
The first relationship of my life but still we had many turbulence because I wore glares on my eyes which saw everything only in black and white. I refused to see anything beyond what I felt was right. It’s not that I was totally wrong but wasn’t 100% correct. This is my relationship with my mom.. I loved her and she loved me and still I had a wall built around me which I would not allow her to enter. A drop of tear in her eye and I would feel the pain more than anyone else and still I maintained my distance. Why did I do this to her? She was very strict and would scold me many times when I was growing up. Sometimes it would be for my mistakes but many times it would be because someone else has done wrong to her. I never understood she too was small and didn’t know how to handle her frustrations (She had an early marriage and I was born when she was just 18). Unknowingly I became her punching bag. To add fuel there were relatives who would casually pass comments on how my mom want to control me and is partial towards my younger sibling.. This made a permanent home in my heart and mind. What I failed to see? She stood up for me when I had to be sent to school, during my graduation and post graduation.She was firm that she will educate me and not get me married unless I become independent. She supported me when I decided to adopt. Along with this there are many small small daily things she did for me which I royally forgot. She confessed and ask for forgiveness from me after I grew up for being strict and venting her frustration on me but by then I was in no mood to let it go off.. I held the grudge too close. This led to ruining my life, my family and my relationship with her. Until one day my daughter all 4 years walks up to me and hugs and says if I can forgive why can’t you. This was a turning point and my healing process started. Once I decided to heal, Universe poured all ways of healing from all sides for me. A chance call from a friend for past life regression just because she wanted company and then the book “The Magic”. All this helped me see the real relationship I shared with my mother. I healed myself and our relationship. Today it’s complete and nourishing. Lessons learnt from this was never allow anyone else to judge your relationship or pass a comment even casually on it. They don’t know all aspects of it. Keep transparency and communication in all relationships. Holding anger and resentment only does harm not only to the relationship against which you are holding but to all the other relationships too. My mother taught me never to give up, keep learning, give your best in everything you do. Thank you Mummy and I love you.
- My Punching Bag
Punching Bag is something we all need in our lives to vent out. I too had one as a child in the form of my elder cousin brother who stayed with us. I really don’t know what was I venting out on him but I have troubled him to the core. I feel so sorry and guilty today for all the torture I gave him as his little sister. Even though he is my cousin brother by relation but for me he is my real elder brother. The person whom I would fight with endlessly on any and everything. I understood his real value when he decided to move out of home and stay in the hostel. I missed him so much then. I would wait the whole week for him to join us for dinner once a week. I must have cursed myself so many times as I thought he moved to the hostel as I would fight with him. Little did I know then that it was just a life progression. He is one person whom I have missed the most in my life. He holds a very special place in my life. I still remember how I fought, cried when he was teaching me division in my third grade. He would prepare my Bournvita every evening before I returned from school at the accurate temperature and still I would complain to irritate him that its too hot or too cold. My writing skills improved as he would correct my essays and guide me to write them better. I know when he reads this he is going to send me a list of corrections that I would need to do in this post. How we fought for the space in the cupboard and how I would dump my clothes in his section and spoil his ironed clothes. Today my cupboards are organised because I learnt it from him. He has been always a source of inspiration for me to do good in my studies, to grow as a human being. Bhau I love you and you mean a lot to me. I still have all the letters you wrote to me. I also have the first gift you gave me from your own earning on Rakshabandhan when you were doing your article-ship for CA. Though I don’t have the whole tiffin box, I have one small tiffin from the whole assembly. That’s my treasure of life. “I loved being your little sister. Yeah, just wanna say Thank You for being there. Love you!!”
- Books – Once enemy and now Friends for life
I have never been an avid reader but as a child I would enjoy reading articles related to psychology. These was the only time I would be completely drowned in reading with my heart and soul in it. Other times I would try my best to pretend that am a avid reader..pick books which my friends are reading as I had a few friends who would read lot of fiction and narrate the stories to us at dusk just before we would return home after our daily evening play. I too wanted to be like them.. Peer pressure .. but I never managed to go ahead of 10-20 pages. Parents too tried their best to encourage me to read but in-vain. I had a friend who had a wall full of books.. whenever I would visit him, I would only read Tinkle.. that was only that interested me. The only books I had read was study books and for my children (unwillingly).I have been surrounded by 2 men my husband and son .. avid readers but still I was just dusting the books and keeping them back in the shelf till 2012. In 2012 while dusting the books I saw this book “Unposted letter by Mahatria Ra” something attracted me , I opened the book and I was hooked. I had gifted my husband this book a year before. This book was a turning point. I fell in love with motivational, healing books and then there was no looking back. After Unposted Letter it was Most and More by the same author. Unposted letter was always on my bedside..it became my go to book for each and everything. I gifted everyone around me this book. Then the books that I read are countless and I have a copy of all of them.The books that I loved reading and follow in my day to day life are Unposted Letters, Most and More, The Secret, Magic, The Goddess Revolution, I Can, Zero Limits to name a few. Am glad to meet a few people who recommended me the right books at the time when I needed them the most in my life.Each and every book has made me what I am today. Given me the attitude to live my life the right way. I have healed myself through these books. Found my passion for healing and making a difference to people through these books. Now I can relate why as a child I ran away from books and only articles related to human mind, healing would take me to another world while reading. I wish I could have identified my interest early in life and started this journey much before but I guess universe has its own ways and we should just flow with it. That is the MANTRA.Today I love to read and I read a lot. I also gift lot of books. There are books for everyone’s interest, find your area of interest and am sure a cave of khazana will open for you as it opened for Alibaba in the story of Alibaba and 40 thieves.Image Source – Internet
- Friends who left their footprints
“Some people arrive and make such a beautiful impact on your life, you can barely remember what life was like without them.” Anna TaylorThis quote reminds me of so many people who walked into my life and changed it for good. I have this unique quality of feeling a connection with people with whom I interact. I instantaneously feel a connection or don’t feel a connection with a person in-spite of meeting them multiple times. If the connection is instant then that person is my friend. I will refer to this person as “friend” forever. But there are a few friends of mine without whom I can’t think of my life to be the same as it is today. As the quote says they have an impact and also a very special place in my life and heart.In the hustle and bustle of life we rarely tell our friends what they mean to us. I am taking this opportunity to tell a few of them that they mean the world to me.The 3 A’s in my life… who have been with me since my childhood or rather their birth. An integral part of my growing up years and teenage. We were buddies and nothing else mattered nor did our genders, We absolutely did everything together.. Those memories just fill me up with loads of energy and positivity whenever I am low. I always know you guys are just a call away. I am so blessed to have you in my life. You all will always have a special place in my life and heart.Priya, Minal and Preeti the three strong pillars of my life. They have stood by me always. If I was wrong you gals have corrected me, if I was down you have picked me, if I was scared you have encouraged me, guided me and just been there. We have agreed to disagree.. You gals are so different then me still we share a bond which is eternal. There is no judgement, no expectation just love between us. A connection from one soul to the other.My life would have never been the way it has been if you all wouldn’t have walked in my life. I can treat the opposite gender with respect and look at them as just human beings because of the 3 A’s in my life. I can respect everyone around me, not judge their choices in life and take responsibility of my actions because of Priya. I learned to love myself and live for me, stand for my decisions if I am convinced that its right .. from Minal. Motherly love is what Preeti showered on me. Preeti taught me to look after the people whom you love selflessly. Help a person and never ever remind them of it.Friends make or break you. They define you, give you memories, teachings and much more. Life blessed with good friends is the most enriched and successful life. Mine is one. Am sure you too have one..have you ever told your friends what they mean to you.. Go out and let them know.Love you all my dear friends. The one mentioned here and the ones not mentioned here ..each one of you have left an impact on me.. made me what I am. Loads of love and blessings. Image courtesy – Internet
- My Journey with Miracles and Magic
Miracles and magic exists. Yes it does. Its all around us. We just need to change our perspective and everything just becomes Magical. When I was young I did not realize they are miracles and just took it for granted but as I grew up, I felt the Magic in my life had diminished. It so happened because I took it for granted, was never grateful for it nor did I acknowledge. Rather at the first chance I would find faults and complain about anything and everything. Though it had diminished it showed up in my life when I most needed it. Like when I and my husband met with an accident, but still I was ignorant and continued to be the same for a decade or so.Until the biggest blow we got of our life.. we had to part with our house, business and everything else. There was no one to hold our hand … just the four of us.. me, my husband and our 2 little angels.. It looked like the darkest phase of our life but truly it was a Miracle.. We crossed over our EGO and stepped into our spiritual journey. Dr. Ghosh Sir introduced us to Kriya Yog and Mahavtar Babaji and since then these 2 things are integral part of our lives. Mahavtar Babaji held our hand and slowly and steadily as we instilled our faith and surrendered completely to him ..Miracles and magic returned to our life.They returned to our life in the form of our parents, siblings, friends who helped us to stand back and come out of the dungeon we had fallen in.Miracles started showing up in small small things like meeting a Rickshaw wale kaka who would drop me home daily after work at a very nominal cost then the actual meter reading. He would give me credit at the end of the month saying pay after you get your salary. A dear friend coming and handing over 2 lakh and saying keep this I have extra you will need it. I don’t want interest nor there is any timeline to return the money. Another friend put a word to her friend in US for a job and miraculously it was the best fit job which scaled confidence and got affluence in our life.Babaji showed up in each and every place and guided us to the right people, places, resources.There infinite evidence of his presence in our life. We just have to speak out our desire, issue and ask for his help and guidance, fill our hearts with gratitude and surrender without doubt … a magic wand moves and there its done…On 25th Dec., 2018 we visited Babaji’s Caves in Kukuchina in Uttarakhand. This is the cave where Babaji initiated Lahiri Mahasaya into Kriya Yog. We had been planning to visit for many years now. Just a matter of 10 days .. planned, booked and we arrived. Its a couple of hour walk to the caves from Kukuchina… As we headed towards the caves.. at one place where babaji’s photo is put up, there was a lady who called me out saying go from here. I went near her and she handed over handful of marigold flowers to my husband and two strong sticks to support us while climbing the mountain. She also asked her dog Sheru to accompany us to the caves. I have always been dead scared of dogs… but Sheru didn’t scare me a bit. Rather I spoke to him, touched him… I just felt it was Babaji who is with me. He was all along with us as we climbed.. He never led us. If we took the wrong path he would just go on the right path and sit. He would let us move ahead and just walk behind us. Wow what a life lesson I got.. Just be there and guide when required and you can carve your path. Thanks Sheru for giving me this lesson.. Every parent should do this with their children “Just be there and guide your children when required and let them carve their own path”.When we reached the caves, Sheru sat outside the caves. There was one person who just got out of the caves. He was lighting a dhoop.. I always identify babaji’s presence with a sandalwood fragrance. What a wonderful way of Babaji to tell me that I am always with you!!! You guessed it right he lighted a sandalwood fragrant dhoop. He also shared his story of Babaji and local stories about the caves. He was from a nearby village. Sitting in the caves and meditating with my husband and kids was one of the best and most precious moments of my life. I guiding them through the meditation gave me an insight of the work I have to do ahead in my life.After we were done and kids felt little hungry, I got my pack of chaklis made by me out. We offered Sheru and he ate out of hand.. I feeding a dog with my hands was like another miracle in itself. He relished them. On our way down Sheru accompanied us and suddenly disappeared. We thought since we were walking slow he went back to the lady. We reached the lady’s house and as we handed the sticks and thanked her.. Sheru appeared from behind us.. He was watching us from a distance as we took our journey back to ensure we reach our destination safely.. One more life lesson. You don’t need to be visible always to be by someone’s side.Sheru accompanied past his masters house to a lady who had fallen down on her way to the caves. Something in me just told me Nilima heal her. First time I proactively offered reiki healing to someone. She felt better and was on her feet after the healing. I felt as though Babaji is making the message loud and clear to me of being an healer and to help people around …
- Jack of all trades… Master of none
This proverb has always intrigued me since childhood. I have felt hopeless many times in the past because of this proverb. If I didn’t succeed in something as per my expectations I would curse myself saying how do you forget the proverb “Jack of all trades and Master of none”. I would go bashing myself for knowing and learning too many skills. As a child, I would be sent by mom to lot of classes like art and craft, stitching, typing, painting, musical instrument, swimming, badminton, table tennis, rangoli, cooking and what not. My cousins and a few friends would always look down on me and say “You will be master of none and you wont be successful ever.”. Its very surprising how negative words get tattooed in our brains but my moms positive words didn’t .. she would say “these are skills and will never be a waste, they will come handy to you when you need it.”. How I wish I should have focused more on her words rather than this very proverb and what my cousins and friends said.Today I realize the importance and see the benefits of each and every class and skill I learnt has impacted my life and me. Its made me what I am today. I now firmly believe this proverb is not true. I do lot of things from life coaching, online business, reiki healer, volunteering at KMM and for visually challenged students, blogging to being a software professional along with being a full time mom and wife. I transition from one to the other with ease. All the skills I acquired have helped me to excel in each of them. I give my 100% to each and everything and the positive feedback I get keep me motivated to do better in each one of them.There was a time in my life when only a 9-6 job would take all the energy out of me. I would feel I cant do anything other than this in life. My life is so hectic with office. But I was so wrong, there is always space and time to do whatever we like, for our passion, for all those things that give us satisfaction and contentment.Make a list of all such things and start doing them. New doors will open, new opportunities will open, new people will walk into your life, you will grow and evolve into a beautiful being.. the way I have.. so will you.Explore the gifts life has to offer and see life transforming into a musical melody with high and low notes and there is no looking back…. Life is beautiful, Embrace it.
- Balance with a PAUSE
Yes you read it right… PAUSE… Ask your body and soul what it is wanting at that moment. Try to listen, acknowledge, understand and provide that to your soul and body. This is what I feel is the balance.We all read and come across lot of inspirational and motivational quotes and articles 24×7.. thanks to globalization and social media. Terms like ME Time, Pushing your envelope, Going an extra mile are the in things. We all get inspired and try to emulate this in our lives. At times we succeed, get satisfaction and just love the experience and sometimes we get exhausted, feel irritable with this. Quiet natural and normal. We all try to be super-humans.. but we forget that we all are very unique in our own ways and need different things to nourish our body and soul at different times.We read about how someone continued exercising or trekked in-spite of having a broken leg or a back. This truly inspires us but sometimes our body might not be ready to push that envelop and we need to listen and give our body the time to heal and be ready to achieve that. There are times we feel inspired by a cousin or neighbor or someone on social media who is doing everything at the same time working, cooking, doing social service, partying till late night and running a marathon the next morning. That’s really commendable and we get inspired and want to follow it. But again the word which is important that is PAUSE . Ask will this really nourish and enrich my body and soul. How much of this will really make me happy and better. We all don’t have to do everything.I have been there.. gone through it and then realized I don’t have to be a superhuman.. Just need to be a good human. I learnt to take a PAUSE and listen to my body and soul.. and give what they are longing for. It works wonders and gives the right BALANCE required in our life. Our right balance need not be other persons right balance. So always look within. You will find your right balance and have a fulfilled, accomplished life now and forever.Go ahead identify your PAUSE moments and strike the right BALANCE that is your own unique one. Have a PAUSED BALANCED Life and always stay happy and blessed. Love and Blessings.
- Dream Come True
Dreams.. I love to dream.. they make me feel alive, give me a purpose to move ahead and achieve them. I have achieved quiet a few of them in the past. We all have dreams and few of them look like impossible, not achievable to us. Similarly I too have such dreams, one of them being interviewed on Radio and the other was of addressing an audience which is kind of huge.. an auditorium full.Both looked like distant dream to me until last month, last few days.Destiny has its own plans for us and it gives us whatever we desire if we work towards it and become deserving. I lived my two dreams back to back on Wed 28th November 2018 and 29th November 2018. I addressed more than 200 students and teachers together on 28th November 2018 in a school where I would take sessions as a part of my work as a volunteer with LifeSchool’s Keep Moving Movement. I have been part of Keep Moving Movement for last 4 years. I have learnt and grown as a speaker and human being under the able guidance of our mentor Narendra Goidhani. I have been facing a class of 40-50 students for last 4 years but never more than that. There was this dream of taking it to a bigger audience and making an impact, living my fingerprints on the lives of these students. This year the school, I have been taking sessions at, invited me and my co-volunteers to address their students and teachers almost more than 200 of them. It was scary at first. But we decided to give our best and achieve and fulfill our dream. It was dream come true. Honored and overwhelmed.Couple of days back one of the RJ’s from a well know radio station in my city connected with me and told me she would like to interview me as she wants to celebrate adoption month in her show. I instantaneously jumped at the opportunity as I was going to achieve 2 things. Firstly, live my dream of being on radio and secondly I was going to get a wide audience for creating adoption awareness which I have been doing in my own small way from a few years. I walked into the radio station yesterday, 29th November 2018, a little skeptical, will I be able to speak well but the RJ did a fantastic job with me. I recorded between 1.30-2 pm and I was on Air between 4-5 pm. Coincidentally that one hour had the best songs played on that radio channel. What more could I ask for .. I am humbled at the ways of the Universe.I am speechless, grateful and all geared to do more better work and spread my message and my imprints far and wide. With Love, Gratitude and Blessings signing off for now.
- Compartments like a train…
A train has many compartment coach.. each compartment coach is linked with each other by a chain and a door or separator which once shut has no link with the other coach. What happens in one coach is not known to the other coach. Similarly is my mind… divided into fine compartment coaches. Its very easy for me to shut one and move to the other. No disturbance in one coach can affect the functioning of the other coach. Its very easy and comes naturally for me to shut and move to the other.Would pen a few instances – When I was in college and I had a fight or breakup with my then boyfriend and now husband, I would still be at peace at home, do my studies and score the best marks. Once I would be at the study table what mattered to me was only my studies. I have consistently been in top 5 throughout my graduation and post graduation in-spite of any disturbance in the other compartments.Once at work no problem back home with in-laws would stress me and affect my work.Being at home does not make me worry of my office or work.When my family or friends would say – “How come you don’t get stressed?”, “How can you focus and concentrate even after a fight?” , “How can u be so positive and smile even when u met with a life threatening accident?”, “How could you decide about adoption at the age of 12-13 and stick to it without a single doubt?”Initially I wondered and then retrospected… Bingo.. it was like Eureka.. I was at first amazed and overwhelmed .. oh my God I can do this and I never realized it. Going a little more deeper, I felt it was because of Osho and the spiritual, meditative environment I spent my childhood in.As a child, my parents would visit Osho Ashram at-least once a week and sometimes even more number of times. We would accompany them as staying at home alone as small kids was not an option. I remember we would play with our cousins and few friends who would tag along with their family and then would do some meditation dance and sit to hear the discourse by Osho… not even 5 minutes into the discourse and I would doze off till the end. Somewhere subconsciously all the discourses have impacted me. As a family, I have been witness to many spiritual discussions and family meditations as a child. All this have left its impressions on my subconscious and soul so deep.These have created well defined compartments in my mind and I travel through them with ease, no extra effort required.One this weekend of Thanksgiving .. my heartfelt gratitude to the Universe for this invaluable gift of compartments I have got. Blessed. Always blessed.
- Welcome to my Life
I have always been a very private person. Not too many post on social media. But life always has something in store for you. More you shy away from things the more they chase you. On insistence from family and friends I have taken up blogging to share my many journeys along with my learning.Being born in a family where more than 80% members are Osho followers was a blessing. I have grown up seeing my family members meditating, celebrating and laughing together as a child. I have had the opportunity to be in the presence of the Great Master Osho. As a child this never seemed to be a blessing though .. was more of a bane.. Will surely write on this sometime later.I have been very confused as a teenager and in early twenties whether my family was a forward thinking progressive one or an orthodox one. Now I realize my family was much more ahead of the times than most of the families but at times would get drowned in some orthodox or societal norms which is quiet natural. As a family they too were discovering, growing and learning with each experience. For sure I knew one thing always that many different people coexisted with varied beliefs and principle as one big happy close knit family. Everyone’s space was preserved and never invaded. No one ever judged the other person for being a certain way. Growing up was a mix of varied experiences, beliefs, fears, cultures, people, etc.As I look back I see so many journeys… its overwhelming… Loads of writings to come soon.. Stay tuned.