The ‘inner environment’ of an individual goes a long way in making the ‘outer environment.
A phase comes in the life of a seeker when he or she has a personal experience of this. I correct myself. The experience might have been throughout life. But the realisation of this comes in this phase.
When this passes from one to another and to another pain body, to create similar thoughts, words and actions, it forms a negative chain and pollutes the environment.
And, may be, this collective consciousness forming a negative environment becomes so putrid that the five elements may also get disrupted in the atmosphere .
The degree to which it gets disrupted corresponds to the degree to which we have disrupted our collective consciousness. And, this factor, along with the pollution we cause in the physical environment , may be leading to the unnatural calamities as unprecedented psunamis, earthquakes,, epidemics leading to death of thousands, accidents by road, rail or air – I don’t know, but I wonder!
Our tendency to promptly retain memories of bad experiences, and attributing them to the people who were instruments for the latter, can create a negative impression on our minds , and then, we may unconsciously spread that in the environment by further thought, word, and action.
This must have started at early adolescence. From thence, we make friends and remain so only as long as they are of the ‘same kind’ – with common likes and passion. This is good and it doesn’t harm anyone, if it helps to talk about that person and the event, and we feel happy that we have someone, who sympathises with us , or, appears to be so. May be ,this can help us many a time to forget and forgive and move ahead . This is because the listener may be emotionally mature and plays a role to actually help the person to come out of it – he or she is a counsellor or a mentor, one can say.
But when an individual or a group of individuals, who might have had an apparently nightmarish experience with one and the same individual, become so obsessed with it that they become victims of destructive feelings and emotions of ‘blinding’ rage and vendetta, it becomes a part and parcel of their daily lives to talk ill about the object of their common dislike in their ‘gossip’.
They may even spread the word about the person and their experiences with that person to those kith and kin and friends who are in their ‘comfort zone’ . It may be very soothing, comforting to the ego, I think.
And, sadly, the negative chain becomes long and longer, and most of them may not have personal enmity with the unfortunate victim, but just are gullible enough to have such ‘blind faith’ that they don’t realize that anyone , be it even the dearest of friends, who talks ill about the same person (may talk ill about different people at different times – that doesn’t indicate anything; just a habit) each and every time they meet, cannot be right all the time. Something must have upset the balance and hence they are making a personal experience a serious issue of negative vibes . Reinforcing such thoughts, words and actions again and again creates such a negative environment that ‘the Power Unknown’ intervenes through Nature or some unprecedented misfortune. This proves to be a fact in most experiences in life, though not all. I think this is what the one who made the proverb meant when he said “Man makes his own destiny.”
This may be the cause of the reversal of once-upon-a-time closest relationships between individuals, among groups, parties, communities and societies and it may lead to stories of now-become intentional betrayal, revenge, and even depression, suicide, crime, murder and terrorism.
I might have had a nightmarish experience with someone, it might be a story of love and betrayal; but it may be one side of the story. How can I be so sure that I am always and for ever right and the other side is always and for ever wrong?
If one feels so, it may be just a projection of the false ego.(generally, leaving alone exceptions, as may be). What do I gain by holding on to it and trying to eternalise it by further reinforcement through thought, word and deed? I am only adding to my own misery and so also polluting the environment, though unconsciously. The more and more I hold on to it to eternalise the event and the bad image (in my little mind) of people who were instruments of my misery, the more and more I make myself miserable, and the more and more I pollute the environment , so much so, that I may not be able to get over it till death and even beyond. In that state of mind I may not be ‘the real person’ that I once might have been..
It is the imposter and impersonator ego-body that has vanquished the ‘real me’ completely and imprisoned me in my own mind! How unfortunate!
But, if one the other hand, if one can handle one’s mind and save it from catching on to this negative chain , one can be an instrument to pass on positive vibes in any environment, and may even become instrumental in negating the negative vibes in an environment. When a group of such individuals come together, and more and more join them, they can make a difference, not only to their own lives, but also to many lives around.
And how is that possible? I don’t think it is possible by just going to places of worship, praying everyday; these may not be enough – at least not in this kaliyuga…(there may be exceptions even now). Along with this, a seeker needs to work on his or her mind by regular yoga, pranayama and meditation, learnt from an authentic source, by initiation into it by one of the certified preceptors for these, and not by learning from the net, etc. It won’t be the same , and many a time, it may have an adverse effect as well, I think.
All the spiritual Masters of the world must have gone through all these stage of evolution of their minds and so they must have designed all these techniques for us as can be done in this digital age when hardly anyone has the time for all this and hardly anyone is aware of it till it takes its toll on his or her life.
Regular practice of pranayama, meditation such as Sahaj and Sudarshan Kriya have healed me to such an extent as cannot be expressed . Earlier I used to be a victim of the circumstances around me. But now, circumstances around me have, to a great extent, lost their hold on me, be they good or bad, as my mind may say, at that time. But I just observe my mind without reacting to it and breathe it out and meditate and pray to My Master. It works – believe me. Neither do I get over-bowled by the pleasures and joys of my life, nor do I get so depressed by the disappointments and sorrows that I can’t get out of it . This is the phenomenal transformation that has happened to me by regular practice .
It is not spiritual commerce, please, I reinstate it again and again with the simplest and the noblest of intentions – that everyone who has been like me, aware, or unawares, may be healed, and may get to really value this life and relationships , whatever way these are, much more than he or she may be able to, now.
God has designed our lives and relationships and the environment around us the way it is best for our growth. It is we who might have interfered with his perfect work.
All over the world, a welcome change is happening in the collective consciousness. Millions of youth are becoming aware of this and are resorting to spiritual practices , yoga and Sudarshan Kriya etc. to improve themselves and the society they live in. These youth are the ones who will be bringing in an era of ‘awakened consciousness’ to create ‘a New Earth’ of happy, stress-free people, truly living in peace and harmony together – free of stress, violence, crime and terrorism.
I wonder at how these spiritual masters reach across to millions of people all over the world to bring a transformation in their lives. They must have gone through the same stages of evolution of the human mind as all of us go through and mastered ‘the Science of the Human Mind’. Hence they are able to radiate love, peace and harmony wherever they go. One can feel it in their presence, so also during spiritual practices.
All of us have experienced this state of mind, aware or unawares, at least for a few seconds, minutes, hours or even days at a stretch.
How will it be to be so every moment, for ever! I wonder!
At this age and stage of my life, I believe that the only goal which is worth pursuing is that of gaining ‘a say’ over the mind every moment or most of the time. If don’t have the power to bring a transformation in people’s minds, but, at least, I can save my mind from negativity so that I will not empower a negative environment. This is the highest purpose of my life.