I'm a huge believer of Switchwords... for me they are no less than miracles. Infact once you tap into the ocean of the subconscious mind you open the door to miracles. Subconscious mind is the store house of memories which go back into so many lifetimes. Once we dive into this ocean many a mysteries start unravelling. One of my favourite Switchwords is REACH. I use it very often as I have this horrible habit of misplacing things specially my glasses and my cupboard keys. I also use it for clearing traffic....
Day before yesterday I misplaced my glasses. I looked everywhere specially my handbag and both I and my husband went through the bag again and again. It was then I started chanting the word REACH and again when I looked into the bag I found the case. I was speechless for I thought some Divine hands had put my glasses back into the bag. Even my husband was wonder struck. Trust me, there's huge magic in Switchwords. You may think I'm warped or maybe crazy but the magic of Switchwords is beyond the logical mind. The more you bring logic and rationality into such things the more things move away from you. The more you are in flow the more things happen for you. This is what the book Secret also says. When you're in total synchronisation with the Universe magic begins to happen. I'm a believer of magic. Try Switchwords for money, health, relationships, exams, healing, even cancer. I use it for so many things ... Trust the Universe and believe in its power and you'll see magic everywhere and in everything... Hello Zindagi - Aalkkah Rajvansh
Our lives are not our lives as we let others opinions govern us day in and day out. When I buy something for my house I also have this at the back of my mind that, will This particular thing that I'm buying, wipe off the smile from ' X's 'face' and this of course is going to give me immense pleasure... the other thought is that should I take X along with me to buy a particular item as I value her opinion a lot. Either way it doesn't matter whether what I bought gives me happiness or not.... what mattered was how it mattered to the other person!!! A comment from the other that it's not nice enough ruins our happiness. The fact is that we have given the remote control to the other who decides whether we have the right to remain happy or not.
A barrage of frustrations and disappointments follow when we don't trust ourselves.. our belief rests on the beliefs of others. The critical devil in us is quick to raise its ugly head now and again prodding us not to trust our own judgment. How we love to judge and be judged. Something in us tells us' hey isn't it fun when you feel low'... The lack of faith and belief in ourselves is highly detrimental, lowering our self-esteem. But who cares about ourselves. We love it and In fact quite look forward to the fact when somebody judges us and that too with a snigger. Opinions of others matter how so ever stupid or cruel they might be. But we have all conditioned ourselves to wear this straitjacket where we feel small, stupid and unworthy.
How many times have you handed over your remote control to somebody else.. Ask yourself?
Just for a change think the other way round and say " What others think of me is none of my business ' and I don't care two hoots about it... and have a good laugh about it.... Hello Zindagi - Aalkkah Rajvansh
I joined Yoga at the Sivananda Institute for Yoga in 2006 and have been practicing since then. I'm not a walk your health person nor I'm the gym kind as I find it too monotonous. The loud and jarring music in the gym gives me more palpitations than the walk or the run on the tread mill. I'm very much a yoga person and find it more soothing when I do the asanas while I exhale and inhale letting it have a very balm like effect on my limbs and emotions. Sivananda makes us do the 12 sets of Aasanas which work on every muscle, bone and your blood circulation. A bit of pranayam includes the Kapalbhati and the Anulom Velom. What I find most invigorating is the Surya Namaskar, again inclusive of 12 postures and by the times you finish 6-20 sets your body and mind are so refreshed that you're all geared up for more.
I still haven't been able to do the Sheersh aasan or the head stand for all these years but somehow now I feel I'm all ready and more determined to do it . Maybe now I'm in synch with the dynamics of the world being upside down also or maybe my rigidity is finally crumbling to pieces. I had been fairly rigid in my attitude about a couple of things which now I've begun to shed realising how useless and unnecessary they were. I' had held on to emotions which had a lot of gunk and goo and carried with it an ugly baggage which was very heavy. As I began dropping the excess i realised how light I felt and also less claustrophobic. Rigid attitude and belief lead to so many psychosomatic issues and a time comes when it also warps your entire being. With a rigid mind and a supple body I continued with my yoga.. but when I added meditation to it in 2013 I felt a huge shift within me. The crust began to fall as the core began to open up. All of a sudden a buoyant feeling came over me and I felt as though I had been set free. The mind began to exercise so much of suppleness and I could feel as though I was flowing. This enigmatic flow was very dynamic as it changed so many thought processes of my life. I was in flow, I was in acceptance, I was in grace.. so free, so unburdened and so unbuttoned.
Touch base with yourself and understand your own self and take the responsibility of who you are and where you stand mentally, physically and emotionally. Flexibility and flow should become your core for when you flow… Zindagi Gulzar lagti hai, - Hello Zindagi, Aalkkah Rajvansh
I don't have a credit card and don't fancy having one. I'm from the old school who still cuts out the cheques. I've always looked with amazement when I see people carrying a whole lot of cards with them. I know it's very convenient but I hate the word "CREDIT", it kind of psyches me out. I don't want to create credit in my life and the debt that follows it. Americans practically live on credit and love the concept of plastic money. I enjoy the feel of real money when I give and when I take. I simply love the feel of it in my hands as it makes me feel of what I have and what I hold. The credit cards have this feel about them that "have you worked to make yourself creditworthy so that you could have a bigger debt?
The word creditworthiness wreaks of credit, nothing but credit. Credit is 'udhaar', borrowing, something which doesn't belong to you but you'll be paying it off... Ask yourself 'how do I increase the cash flow in my life'. I love the concept of being cash rich as it makes me feel very abundant and very prosperous.
A small amount spent with your credit card lands up costing you more and honestly I am not interested in that. When I like something and I know that I have the money in my bank and that I can withdraw it and spend on it with all happiness. People say it's so inconvenient to carry cash around, it's not safe blah blah and I say hold your money, look at it with love, feel it, bless it and then send it into circulation. That's the fun of money. It's like savouring the spices and ingredients put in a dish , enjoying every bit of it on your palette, letting it flow into your gastronomical index and then saying with a smack on your lips ," Ahhh I loved every bit of it" .
Do share your views on credit cards and credit worthiness and the feel of money in your hands... hello Zindagi - Aalkkah Rajvansh
All things are possible when you are willing to receive. This is the Universe's universal principle. Ask and you shall receive. I've seen amongst couples where wives are not comfortable about asking for money from their husbands and that includes my mother. She cannot ask my dad as it makes her feel uncomfortable. I see lot of women going through this same stuff. Why can't you ask your husband!!!! You can sleep with him in the night, you can make love to him but you can't ask for money as somewhere it's against your principle of receiving. You want to feel self-reliant, Independent and can do things on my own type. I've never felt shy in asking my husband for money, for anything In fact it’s only when you ask that you'll receive.
Receiving is as important as giving. You receive love only when you give it. Giving and taking are the two scales of a balance which we as individuals hold on to so tightly and abuse it with judgments. It's we who create the imbalance. Having money is all about the ability to receive.
When you say you don't like receiving or asking for anything from your husband it's like saying I'm quite capable of doing it alone, that you don't need anybody, or I don't need you. I have had no issues in asking and I ask as if it's my birth right. I ask because of the faith and the surety behind it, I ask because I honour my ability to receive, I ask because I'm comfortable with myself and my partner, I ask because Universe knows that both us believe in the celebration called life. We don't judge the other when it comes to giving or receiving because we are comfortable with each other vis-à-vis money's energy also. We celebrate our acceptance of everything because that's what is being in the flow about.
Would love to hear your thoughts about money and spouse... be honest - Hello Zindagi - Aalkkah Rajvansh
Who doesn't want money... we all do for whatever reasons ...I love money too.. it brings me joy, happiness , it fulfils me, it makes me feel good, I can buy what I want , I can help whoever I want to , it gives me a great amount of financial freedom.., Afcourse I love it..
Let me share some financial tips to attract money:
I read somewhere that experiences in life either make you ' bitter or better'.. so true. Every experience is like a knock on your life's door to evolve and transform or continue to be the person you are. How many of us allow ourselves to open that door. The process of change is not easy and the road to better or bitter is difficult but then every transformation brings with it upheavals and at times many painful resurrections. Now the question lies do you get better or bitter about those experiences. I remember during my trying times I would ask ' why me' and that was the bitterness showing up. You dwell in self-pity, your amour proper takes a beating. At that point in time you start getting hold of yourself. Gradually you realise that testing times either brings out the worst in you or the best and for me that was a huge learning. My attitude changed from 'why me 'to 'yes it's me '. When the going is good we never say ' why me' or that why is the Universe so kind to me. All we say is that we are so blessed. I began to say that yes I am chosen one to tread the path of difficulties and I will take this as my challenge. The moment you get into the acceptance mode things or situations stop troubling you and the animosity within you begins to die down. You stop bearing grudges and you stop complaining. When you are in acceptance the Universe begins to assist you and that where from bitter you get to being better. This transformation is not easy. Trust me acceptance is not about giving up but it's all about being at zero level where challenges shape you and don't break you.
Growth, transformation, evolvement helps in the soul's journey towards evolvement. The soul yearns to better itself and the power lies within us to help ourselves. The more we resist the more it persists. The choice is yours... get better or stay bitter - Hello Zindagi
I'm not a foodie.. I've never been the kind who likes to try different dishes or kinds of food. I let people order for me when I'm out as it doesn't matter what's on my plate as long as it's vegetarian and now vegan. I'm the typical dal - roti person (even roti is out of my diet now) and loves fruits, the fibrous content that keep my intestines well-greased and healthy. I'm total lad of the soul. I never chose to become what I am today but it just began happening and I flowed with the tide.
I remember meeting a young guy from Bangalore at a workshop who was a breath Arian. At first I thought it had something to do we brotherhood and I left it at that but later when I Googled it I saw that these people live on and by the breath alone. I was truly fascinated. Afcourse I had read in the Autobiography of a Yogi about some of these saints who lived on their breath but seeing this young guy wanting to turn his life on that was quite amazing. Today there's no dearth of menus and venues who provide you with the fanciest of and the most mouth-watering food but then surviving on breath alone is huge, or maybe madness. There are cults and fanatics who believe in surviving on breath alone and many have died in this persuit.
Life's ultimate journey is all about breath and breath work and breathe mastery and if you could master it you journey is complete. Just observe your breath.. How fast it becomes when you're scared or excited or how you gasp for breath in one of those panicky situations or how calm your breath stays in moments of peace and tranquillity.. That's why they say meditate, for its all about the control of breath, being aware, being conscious. Conquer your breath and you can connect with life. How amazing is the process of inhalation and exhalation and which we all take it for granted? So inhale peace and exhale stress.....
Coming back to living on breath alone .. would you like to try it. No way Don't skip a meal just because you didn't have time ... just try leaving one third of your stomach empty, the other third with food and the rest with water. It's a tall task but that's how you go the Ayurveda way... to keep the fire burning in your stomach the proper way.
Share your views. how good or bad is your gastronomical index. Does eating food limit your stress or increase it, does eating make you happy, or do you cringe when it's eating time, does the thought of food excite you.... does your moth water the moment you think of a particular kind of food... pizza, pasta, Mediterranean, Japanese, sushi, Thai, Chinese, Butter chicken.... hello Zindagi - Aalkkah Rajvansh
Have you ever asked, how important is your relationship with yourself!!! Talking in Socrates tone, how much have you strived to know yourself. I'm not talking about your likes and dislikes.. it's going beyond the persona, beyond the mask, beyond the frivolous stuff. How much do you ' tune in 'to yourself. Aap apne aap Ko kitni achi tarah se jantey ho...
I've always felt that it's very important to perceive yourself in the quietness of yourself, in total solitude. The very idea of ' maun vrata' (silence) comes in here. The idea of silence is all about contemplation and connecting with yourself. I've tried to introspect, do the inner talk, clean the garbage and the poop lying inside. It's not an easy task. Whenever I sit down and write my journal lot of crap comes out. This cleaning helps you a lot to understand the reasons behind your negative feelings. Emotions or energy in motion keeps coiling into rings of negativities and many a times you realise that they or this chess pool does not belong to you and you carry what I call the JEE or the jointly entangled emotions. Lack of solitude and Contemplation lead to this mess. Emotional eating, drinking, compulsive shopping, drugs, insomnia etc. are the poop of this mess. We are built to think before we feel and mindless thinking, over thinking, stressful thinking lead to changes in the heart rate, blood pressure, increase in the cholesterol. Emotional stress from unresolved negative emotions can really lead to physical and mental breakdowns.
Unresolved anger will lead to liver issues, grief will get stored in your lungs, and resentment will find a house in your kidneys and so on and so forth. Repeated or prolonged exposure of all this leads to breakdown of your immune system inviting diseases and disorders. Diseases breed on unresolved emotions and I call them the ' vectors'.
When we contemplate, introspect, and build a relationship with ourselves then we won't seek short term solutions like over indulgence in food, drinking or drugs which work to suppress unpleasant feelings. Feelings are like fire, they rage fast. We need to dowse them, extinguish them. In order to do this you need to learn to tune in to your feelings, to be in sync with yourself. Feelings are a ' learned response to a particular situation '. Remember situations (sometimes) cannot be changed but your response can be . Become friends with yourself, learn to understand your emotions... feel your feelings fully whether its pain, fear, anger, betrayal, animosity... when you feel your feelings and live them fully you learn to release them and this is what I call ' cleaning your poop'. Uncleared poop stinks and that too badly. Nobody is going to do that for you. You are the creator and you are the destroyer... the choice is yours..... Share your story of poop if you feel like….
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