Abraham-Hicks Daily Quotes

Friday, July 29, 2011


I received the following mail today from a friend and this so much echoed with my heart that I wish to share the following chatting an unknown author has had with God.

May be it is a fiction or imagination, but Who has seen God and still the thought that God is around gives us succour and confidence.

I have decided not to use my head (logic) while dealing with God and instead to look at my experience. Ofcourse my experience tells me that He is always around and listens to me, knock and the door shall be opened!

The following message arrived in my mail box at a time when I was in need of such holy inspiration and whoever wrote this piece needs to be thanked.

From: Dr.Shanti Sharma
Sent: Sunday, January 30, 2011 1:29 AM
To: iamsonali ;
shanti_padan@yahoo.com ; nklalwani@hotmail.com
Subject: Fwd: God and Me

God and Me
GOD: Hello. Did you call me ?
ME: Called you ? No... Who is this ?
GOD: This is GOD. I heard your prayers. So I thought I will chat.
ME: I do pray. Just makes me feel good. I am actually busy now. I am in the midst of something.
GOD: What are you busy at ?
ME: Don't know. But I can't find free time. Life has become hectic. It's rush hour all the time.
GOD: Sure. Activity gets you busy. But productivity gets you results. Activity consumes time. Productivity frees it.
ME: I understand. But I still can't figure out. By the way, I was not expecting YOU to buzz me on instant messaging chat.
GOD: Well I wanted to resolve your fight for time, by giving you some clarity. In this net era, I wanted to reach you through the medium you are comfortable with.
ME: Tell me, why has life become complicated now ?

GOD: Stop analyzing life. Just live it. Analysis is what makes it complicated.
ME: Why are we then constantly unhappy ?
GOD: Your today is the tomorrow that you worried about yesterday. You are worrying because you are analyzing. Worrying has become your habit. That's why you are not happy.
ME: But how can we not worry when there is so much uncertainty ?
GOD: Uncertainty is inevitable, but worrying is optional.
ME: But then, there is so much pain due to uncertainty.
GOD: Pain is inevitable, but suffering is optional.
ME: If suffering is optional, why do good people always suffer ?
GOD: Diamond cannot be polished without friction. Gold cannot be purified without fire. Good people go through trials, but don't suffer. With that experience their life become better not bitter.
Me: You mean to say such experience is useful ?

GOD: Yes. In every terms, Experience is a hard teacher. She gives the test first and the lessons afterwards.
ME: But still, why should we go through such tests? Why can't we be free from problems ?
GOD: Problems are Purposeful Roadblocks Offering Beneficial Lessons (to) Enhance Mental Strength. Inner Strength comes from struggle and endurance, not when you are free from problems.
ME: Frankly in the midst of so many problems, we don't know where we are heading...
GOD: If you look outside you will not know where you are heading. Look inside. Looking outside, you dream. Looking inside, you awaken. Eyes provide sight. Heart provides insight.
ME: Sometimes not succeeding fast seems to hurt more than moving in the right direction. What should I do ?
GOD: Success is a measure as decided by others. Satisfaction is a measure as decided by you. Knowing the road ahead is more satisfying than knowing you rode ahead. You work with the compass.Let others work with the clock.
ME: In tough times, how do you stay motivated ?
GOD: Always look at how far you have come rather than how far you have to go. Always count your blessing, not what you are
ME: What surprises you about people ?
GOD: when they suffer they ask, "why me ?" When they prosper, they never ask "Why me" Everyone wishes to have truth on their side, but few want to be on the side of the truth.
ME: Sometimes I ask, who am I ? Why am I here? I can't get the answer.
GOD: Seek not to find who you are, but to determine who you want to be.Stop looking for a purpose as to why you are here. Create it. Life is not a process of discovery but a process of creation.
ME: How can I get the best out of life ?
GOD: Face your past without regret. Handle your present with confidence. Prepare for the future without fear.
ME: One last question. Sometimes I feel my prayers are not answered.
GOD: There are no unanswered prayers. At times the answer is NO.
ME: Thank you for this wonderful chat. I am so happy to start the New Day with a new sense of inspiration.
GOD: Well. Keep the faith and drop the fear. Don't believe your doubts and doubt your beliefs. Life is a mystery to solve not a problem to resolve. Trust me. Life is wonderful if you know how to live.
We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Muslim or Christian, in Kerala they want Vastu home

Gone are the days when Vastu Shastra was used only by Hindus while constructing their homes, says 60-year-old K. Muraleedharan Nair, who is much sought after here for his knowledge of the ancient Indian building principles.

The fad has caught on among Kerala's Christians and Muslims as well.

'Today Vastu has no religious barriers. I have a steady stream of people calling on me, seeking professional advice right from when to buy a plot,' said Nair, a retired government employee based here.
Vastu is a system of architectural designs based on directions. It is all about creating congenial settings for a place to live or work in.
It takes advantage of the benefits bestowed by the five elements of nature, called 'panchabhootas', thereby claiming to pave the way for enhanced health, wealth, prosperity and happiness.
Widespread coverage in the media has made more people aware of it, Nair believes.

'This has become popular as TV channels conduct regular shows on Vastu and even newspapers have a weekly column by Vastu experts,' Nair, who also runs short-term Vastu courses recognized by the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), told IANS.

C.J. Varghese, an architect by profession, said even the builders of multi-storey apartments are very particular about Vastu.

'We have a few Vastu experts who give us professional advice because as far as flats are concerned there are certain limitations. But given those limitations, all aspects of Vastu are adhered to,' said Varghese.

Agreed K.I. Mujib, a Muslim and a leading builder in the state capital who specialises in villas. 'I have built over 100 villas and each home is Vastu-compliant. All clients ask for it, irrespective of their religion,' he said.

Kerala has seen a building boom, with remittances by Malayalis from the Gulf making the real estate sector flourish.

P.N. Suresh, executive director of the state-run Vasthuvidya Gurukulam, said the number of enquiries the institution receives for homes to be built under Vastu has gone up manifold.
'If one looks into the number of consultancies we have given to clients by preparing the plan and estimates for residences, it has crossed 6,000. We do get a lot of enquiries from the Middle East and also Europe seeking a plan under Vastu,' Suresh told IANS.

Shibhu K.R., a real estate agent who deals with non-resident Keralites, said Vastu was not so much in demand when he entered the business a decade ago.

'With property prices soaring by over 100 percent in the past decade, now we are very careful about buying land because when prospective clients come to look for a plot, they take expert advice on a home to be built on Vastu principles. We have burnt our fingers a few times!' said Shibhu.

Many have had bad experiences while buying a house, converting them to the ancient Indian building philosophy.

K.C. Babu, a retired government official settled in Kottayam, never believed in the science of Vastu. But when several marriage proposals for his son did not work out, he decided to apply it to his already renovated home.

'For more than a year, not a single proposal for my son could be finalised and I felt jittery. So a friend one day brought a Vastu expert to my home and he immediately identified the problem,' Babu said.

'While renovating my home, I had shifted the front door of the house. The Vastu expert asked me to bring it back to the original position and I did. Believe me, the very next proposal got finalised and my son's marriage was fixed,' Babu told IANS.

Likewise, Roy Cherian, a Christian, is taking no chances. A businessman in Qatar and currently on vacation in Kottayam, he has finally decided not to demolish the more than 90-year-old ancestral home he inherited.

'I have built a new home and was not very keen to maintain the traditional one, which usually remains locked up. A Vastu expert advised me to knock down the extensions made over the years but retain the main structure. He said it would bring more harm than good if I demolished the entire structure,' said Cherian.IANS