1992/02/28

Let go. Be.

"If you have unwanted thoughts give them to me. My energies are too high for them to harm. Actively surrender such thoughts and allow my peace to enfold you. If you find certain thoughts clinging to you, ask what their function is. Are they not serving to reinforce your ideas of your selfhood, your separateness, your specialness even? Ultimately what they’re doing is to allow you to convince yourself that they’re /you’re ‘serving’ God. But how can that be?
"God requires no service but love and honour. Anything more than this is karma /sin. So no matter how ‘busy’ or ‘responsible’ or ‘committed’ you are just leave it out. Just be. Leave doing to doers. Your greatest gift is your self. And who are you – if you only define yourself by your deeds?
"Let go. Be."

1992/02/25

The Mind alone cannot understand spiritual phenomena

"You’ll always have a problem if you’re using your mind to generate an explanation of spiritual phenomena. Accept that you can’t explain everything to everybody. Part of what they hear must engage with their own spiritual expectations, thereby drawing them into the area of heightened awareness. The inner voice is a perfectly natural phenomenon. If you seek to describe an everyday experience then do it from the viewpoint of everyday experience. Draw people into it. Why are you afraid of this? If you offer people‘s minds an escape route they’ll take it and trickle back to earth instead of being led on onward to a new or deeper understanding. You’ve got to have the courage to follow, and be seen to follow, the spiritual path. Otherwise you’ll never realise your own destiny as an enlightener, but remain stuck half–in half–out of the quagmire of a conventional identity. Strike now, and strike out on behalf of your whole inner person. Don’t be hide-bound by your external persona. Let your inner wholeness represent you to the world."

1992/02/22

Just accept that I, Sathya Sai, know

"How wise of you to seek time with me. We of the inner world desire to communicate just as you do. The challenge of communicating on the restricted frequencies you can understand exercises us just as it does you. But the effort is a challenge and the result stimulating. If you really want to draw down gifts and abundance you’ll have to become a great deal stiller. You’re excited at the moment and enjoying the buzz you get, but the ideal is to internalise that as a source of energy and recover your calmness.
"No, I’m not going to make promises about dates. You just follow the path a step at a time, and have the joy of watching it unfold like a new dawn each day – instead of being tortured by the anticipation of your conscious mind! Just accept that I, Sathya Sai, know."

By this time I had secured funding for my CataList magazine from a publisher & we were looking at launch dates.

1992/02/21

We work with what we're given

"So now you have discovered some of my followers. Were you expecting something more?
"Even in spirit we work with what we're given – & we're given what we have to work with. There is no single divine standard: each individual and each element is held within its appropriate balance of probabilities. Humanity judges by constantly refering everything back to a norm or stereotype – so that most of you never come to see things as they are. This process is exemplified in your exam systems – which couldn’t be a more irrelevant measurement … and for what? You might as well judge a jug on how much water had been poured into it!
"Now you know who I am within you you will find it much easier to contact me when you need guidance. "

1992/02/19

Being quite certain of your inner truth is the greatest gift you can give the world

"Being quite certain of your own inner truth is the greatest gift you can give the world. Testifying to exactly where /who you are is your response to the divine within you. For it requires no embellishment, no relational insight. It is of itself alone.
"Because it is, and doesn’t need to communicate, it communicates. Be as a flower: which grows wherever it is and, when it needs to, attracts those who can pollinate it. When it has flowered it folds itself away to return again when it is bidden. Be what you are – do what you have to – need nothing."

1992/02/14

What matters more: getting on, or hearing my voice?

"What matters more: getting on with things, or hearing my voice?
"It is of the utmost importance that you still yourself. Or else, as sure the road bends, you will go astray and never know you have done it until you suddenly find yourself alone in the dark. Let the cool waters flow. Ask for nothing but to know your path a step at a time. Anything more than this is sin /karma. If you follow your guidance, you will be led."

1992/02/13

Respond to the pace of the earth & discover your own heartbeat

"Contact with the earth is most important. People who live in flats are at a great disadvantage. It profits everyone to get out into the country and feel the essential nature of matter – and indeed the essential matter of nature!

"However fast you go nature /matter retains a constant steady pace. And who lasts longest? Who doesn’t trip over hir feet in an effort to surpass hirself?!
"Think about it: you can’t surpass yourself, can you?, or where would you be? If you could, you would’ve left your self behind and be in an area of total unreality. You can’t excel yourself either. You can excel others, but what good does that do you? You certainly wont discover your self as a result. So don’t go faster, go slower, respond to the pace of the earth and discover your own heartbeat."

1992/02/07

You're here to bring liberation into the world

"Ask yourself what you’re doing all this for? Will all your busyness set a single soul free? Remember, your role is a minister of light. Anything more than this is sin /karma. Be detached at all times. Retain a clear overview. That is your function."

1992/02/04

Always listen to your heart

"Thank you for coming to be with me today. The busier you are the more you need to observe times of quiet. You’ll achieve far more by keeping to a steady and unspectacular pace than you will by hareing off in an unbalanced way. Always listen to your heart. If you can’t hear it beating you’re going too fast. Focus your energies in being exactly where you are now, not where you plan to be. Find the present in the present, and trust any grand designs to the architect. Go now."

By this time I had started my holistic listings magazine CataList in the basement of our house, with funding from a publisher. It was a very hectic period getting the fledgling publication off the ground with a skeleton staff.

1992/02/02

You’ve uncovered the diamond

"You’ve uncovered the diamond within yourself. Now you must cut and polish it so that everyonelse can appreciate it and reward you.
"It is the intensity of your anxiety that has led you to this inner awareness, and you’re absolutely right to pray for your survival – but once you've achieved some security you can move on/inward to place that diamond /intensity /power at the service of the higher go(o)d."

You’ve uncovered the diamond

"You’ve uncovered the diamond within yourself. Now you must cut and polish it so that everyonelse can appreciate it and reward you.
"It is the intensity of your anxiety that has led you to this inner awareness, and you’re absolutely right to pray for your survival – but once you've achieved some security you can move on/inward to place that diamond /intensity /power at the service of the higher go(o)d."

1992/02/01

Whatever you’re doing can wait

Always allow yourself time to start each day with a period of calmness. Whatever you’re doing can wait, indeed must wait, until you’ve contacted your self. Is anything more important? If it appears so from your perspective ... then reconsider your perspective. If people require things, you must ‘render to C├Žsar’ but not before you’ve rendered to God that which is most preciously your mutual possession: the Self where you and s/he meet.
"If you allow mundane expectations to govern your life then yours will be a mundane life, but if you allow the ‘inner’ to take precedence you can expect a wealth of wisdom to accumulate which you can spend as you wish, when you wish, without ever depleting your resources.
"Inner Being, not Outer Becoming is the goal."