God’s Little Guidebook
So a strange thing happened last night…well, to me, it wasn’t strange. I’m used to this stuff. But for others that look for signs that God is real…well, let’s just say God spoke and he spoke very loudly to me last night.
Mondays and Wednesdays are my usual evening classes at the Meditation Center. I was able to get in 10 minutes of meditation before class started. Meditation before class is a great way to push out all of the outside influences and thoughts from the day, so that you can relax and just focus on the upcoming class.
During my meditation, God was very firm in what he had to say to me. He really made me feel his presence. It was much stronger than I had ever felt before. Usually, it’s very light, filled with love and peace. This time, it was filled with a very serious tone, like a wake up call saying…’I'm tired of listening to you mope about feeling so angry all of the time with sorrow in your heart…you just need to listen to everything I have to say tonight because it is THE MOST IMPORTANT THING you need to know.’
He emphasized how tonight’s class was very important. If there was any murli (teachings) that was more important than any other murli for me that summer, it was this murli. It was so important that I was supposed to take it to heart, write down the most important points, post those points up in my home to read every single day, and continue to read that exact murli 3 times a day for the rest of the summer.
Must be a really important murli, right?
There are stories from the past of how God had taken a student’s sorrow and as a way to pay service and to stop moping, his students were required to do something for a period of time so that he could correct the situation. For one person, they were directed by God to sit in meditation at a certain time every single day for a year (in order to heal her illnesses). So she sat every single day at the specified time for a year while God healed her.
Last night, of course, was one of those kinds of moments.
As we sat down to begin the class, the teacher said that she had to read the murli a good 5 times, because it was a very powerful murli. She didn’t understand why it was important to read this murli that day, but for some reason, God wants it read that day.
What was it about? The News. Corruption. Writing.
I was thinking…oh boy, I am apparently in a lot of trouble.
This murli was originally written back in the 1960s. For some reason, someone in India had pulled this murli as the murli that needed to be read that day in New York City.
There are rules regarding reading outside news. We’re not supposed to. The only people that are allowed to read the news are the ones that can detach themselves from the drama of the world so that they do not get sucked into the drama themselves. They can detach, read, and decide what is the best step to make moving forward. In other words, they become a detached observer with an enlightened answer to the problem set before them.
Very few can hear or read the news without getting sucked into the drama. But reading the news wasn’t what this murli was about. It was about a corruption that was taking place in the world and how it needed to be written.
“WRITTEN” being the key word here.
The whole murli was about the methods that had to be taken to continue writing. There are things that needed to be discussed in order to open other people’s minds on how corruption can be changed, especially when we are in an age where corruption is normal. If you are not corrupt, you are not normal. That is the age we live in.
The murli spoke of how to approach all writing from here on out.
It also spoke of souls which are deeply in love, and how they both needed to remain in that deep love but grounded in God.
It spoke of the importance of working on sinning no more (we’re talking about actions of anger, sadness, sorrow…all qualities you never want to see in Heaven). The important point he was making in ‘not sinning’ was that it takes time to heal the soul from the weight it already carries. The soul will heal itself in time…just as long as you stop adding to it.
At the end of class, the teacher went around the room asking the students what points were important to them that they learned from the murli. Some discussed the importance of detachment and filling those around you with love (by imbibing the true nature of pure love and keeping it in your heart, sharing it with others around you by performing loving thoughts, loving actions). Others spoke of letting only jewels, not stones emerge from your lips.
When they got to me, I looked at the teacher and told her that Baba (our word for Father aka God) told me in my meditation that of all the murlis, this one was the most important murli for me this summer. I told her of how he wanted me to read it 3 times a day so that I could truly understand its essence.
Then I told her…I’m a writer. The corruption…everything…that’s actually happening right now. In this case, the discussion is Vladimir Putin and the upcoming Olympics. I’ve refrained from writing about it because I don’t want to say “Corruption happens, this is normal.” According to the murli, I was supposed to approach the situation in a new direction.
The look on her face when I told her I was a writer and this murli actually pertained to me…it was like she understood why that murli was chosen for that day. God needed me to hear that specific murli because it was important for me to understand how I was to approach my writing career from here on out. He had specific instructions on the way I was supposed to write and the opinions I was supposed to put forth out into the world.
It was a very powerful murli, seeded in deep, elevated thoughts. She didn’t understand why this murli was chosen until I told her this is what is happening in my life right at this moment. Baba said this was the most important murli of the summer for me and I was supposed to imbibe every word of it.
She smiled in awe and said, “Wow. You really are one of his children.” This was coming from the realization that it was a strange, yet powerful murli discussing things that are not normally discussed at the Center. It was something written in the 1960s, but for some reason had to be read that day. It was chosen by someone in India. Then I show up on this specific day. Baba has already told me of this murli’s importance. I’m a writer and the events being discussed are happening in that very moment. ALL OF THE ELEMENTS including 2 souls deeply in love and that FAMILY card…these are two separate elements that pertain to my sorrow. There are firm “STOP SULKING” messages, as well as “these things take time”…I mean EVERYTHING in that murli surrounded my current situation and how we would be handling things going forward.
What are the synchronistic chances this would happen? That’s the way God works.
There are things that happen in life that will hurt you and create boundaries that make it so hard for you to connect with God. This second time around (going back to the meditatation center), I have struggled because God knows what is in my heart and I’ve been furious and mad at him, but I still sit in his lap every week to hear what he has to tell his children.
Part of me is frustrated that I can’t feel that peace like the students around me. I just feel mad and heartbroken. His murli last night said, “The sins on your head takes time to get rid of.” In other words, he sees the struggle and wants his children to know it will take time to heal.
The stumbling??? His answer was just to remember him. He’s my companion holding my hand and walking me through this. He’s not going to just wash clean what is in my heart. He sees it is broken and knows it will take time to get back to that point of peace and love again. Until I can reach that stage again, I just have to remember he’s there to help me through it all, like a father cradling his crying child after they have stumbled and hurt themselves. It takes a while for those scars to heal and the pain to be forgotten.
Last night’s class was a very powerful teaching with very direct and powerful words. The teacher tried to understand WHY THIS MURLI before the class. She discovered why at the end of the class. God needed me to hear it. He was giving me specific instructions.
He mentioned the family bit again and then said to remain silent and listen to him. In other words, he will no longer entertain my badgering to just let it be and let me walk away from wanting that dream. His words to me were to just be quiet and listen to him. He’s keeping his promise.
God told me to go back to the meditation center and to hockey writing months ago. He literally had to twist my arm to make me go back to hockey. Trust me, I did not want to return. I was done. God…no, he put me there for a reason. His plan was just unfurled for me last night and I’m sitting there going…really? You like hockey that much, eh?
Just a reminder to self…we are all instruments of God. He uses us in different ways. Seems to him that this is an important aspect to his greater plan…that’s why corruption was discussed (which is very odd for this subject matter to appear in a murli…thus the teacher’s confusion on why it was being discussed…to me, it made sense).
I guess this entire time I was trying to figure out ‘why hockey?’ certain elements in the universe had not come to pass yet. Now that they are present, God had a clear cut guide laid out for this very moment. He had it written back in the 1960s so that it could be read on July 24, 2013 in New York City. Why? Because he needed a message to reach one of his children so that they could put his plan into action.
For those looking for an answer…one of the most important parts of the murli when it came to reading the NEWS…LOOK for any article on doing charity/service…follow it and commit yourself to performing that act of service to help out others.
As for me, the reading part is important because I just got an email on the Pan-Mass Challenge, so it looks like that’s a sign. As for writing…you are reading this, aren’t you?
Maybe someone out there is looking for a sign from God or needs an answer to a question looming within them. Maybe they’re just looking to see if maybe God is out there, if he’s real.
What happened last night to me was one of those clear cut, “Michelle, quit sulking” moments. And yes, he did emphasize the need to stop sulking…especially at home.
More importantly, we had to talk about someone.
He spoke briefly on the subject manner saying there were souls deeply in love, but they must remain in that love grounded in God. After that, he spoke of family and the importance of staying in remembrance with God.
In other words, remain silent and listen to God because apparently he’s still working on this situation just like he’s told me again and again. Sure, he forgot all about his promise. Sometimes time gets away from him before he has to be reminded that I’m running out of time and someone forgot to do something…
I swear to you…God said he forgot his promise to me. Dude is busy…
At least I can see out in the universe how he’s making up for it now. In the meantime, he’s given me instructions on how I need to use my time for the remainder of the summer.
God is very real. If you were in that class last night, you would have been just as shocked to learn that the murli pertained to a student sitting in that class right at that moment. A powerful murli, at that.
The sign it was my murli came at the beginning when he used the word ‘peahen.’ A peahen is a female peacock. There are various lores out there into what the peacock represents. To me, it opens up a vast source of knowledge on all of the historical references to peacocks I’ve gathered over the course of my lifetime, especially as it relates to angels and God. [I'm sure you didn't think a reference to angels and God would come about from a peacock, right? You'll be amazed at what you'll find if you ever research it.]
As for moving forward, God gave me my instruction book for the remainder of the summer. The fact he had this written in the 1960s (before I was even born) so that it could discuss a matter happening in 2013??? I mean…there’s the whole wow factor…and then if you’re the one the instruction book is going to there’s the whole…crap, I’m in trouble and this is my punishment for bringing sorrow into his lap.
At least he makes his point and I’ve got a guidebook on my new path in life. For those of you who follow this blog…plan on reading a new spin on the world going forward. He was very clear on what needed to be written.
It just amazes me how important this subject matter is to God right now. You know the world has got to be really bad if he needs the topic of corruption to be discussed and dealt with. It’s also not so often you hear God so straightforward in what needs to be done. I mean, I’ve never in my life seen something so to the point since the guys in the Bible were being told exactly what they needed to do.
In this day and age, people would call you crazy if you said God talks to you. Yet, these are the same people that worship God and read his teachings and stories of how GOD TALKED TO PEOPLE. He never stopped. People just stopped listening.
It’s always been a matter of seeking God and finding him. And in last night’s lesson, learning to remain silent and listen to what he has to say…and then doing exactly what he’s telling you to do…that is the message. He has a plan and he’s now giving out his orders.
This is about creating a New Heaven on Earth. It’s not about promoting violence. It’s about taking every possible concept of heaven and making it appear on earth. It takes great effort and work to make it happen.
Me? He’s telling me how and what to write to get people thinking and churning his knowledge in their minds. At the same time, he’s helping me to rid my heart of its sorrow and focus on doing his service. After all, we tend to forget our own pain while we help others heal.
So that was my strange revelation from last night. A lot of wow factors involved. A lot of answers to my ongoing questions. A lot of instructions on how to be from here on out. God…he’s no joke and he is seriously not joking right now.