Rishikesh Retreat

 

IMG_20180624_061110847_HDRWe all might have traveled to various places with friends and family but how about the trip to connect with your soul family – A spiritual retreat. A spiritual retreat brings out the best in you and now I am just sharing my experience of the first retreat at Rishikesh from 22nd June 2018 to 25th June 2018.

When the opportunity for this trip came up, the odds were all against it. A solo trip, leaving my 4-year-old behind was something I had never done before. I was certain that my family wouldn’t agree. And truth be told, my own heart wasn’t sure of traveling alone. But it was magical how smoothly things transitioned. As they say, when things are meant to be, the universe conspires to make it happen. My husband readily supported me. My daughter expressed the desire to spend a couple of days with her grandmother… And I suddenly found the strength to leave my introvertness behind and take this journey, which was to change my life/perspective in so many ways.

About my Guru

Vishal ShriPaul – Master & Life coach. He is founder at The Mahasatsanga foundation. He is simple human being lovingly called V. His main teaching is to make everyone full of love and gratitude.

IMG-20180627-WA0009In my personal views, he is a friend or an elder brother I can share anything and everything very easily. He is also fun to be with as he always instructs to not to be serious in life for serious patients are meant to be in ICU. He believes that we all should live freely. He can heal anyone with his magical voice and guidance. I have various experienced magical experiences with his different guided meditation. He shares his immense knowledge in such a way which is easy to understand.

About the retreat

 This retreat was filled with meditation, discourses, walk-in forest, Surya Kriya at the banks of Ganges amidst nature, Fun at river Ganga, sessions, asanas, Trekking to jhilmil cave and much more. At the beginning of the retreat, we were given instructions by V that the theme for this retreat is to be childlike and we were given different names so we break the conditioning of our mind to relate to an identity or maybe just to have a new birth.

IMG-20180628-WA0030.jpgAs we entered the resort, the entry gate was filled with beautiful pink flowers on the top and the garden area filled with greenery and flowers. The Jeevan Utsav resort had simple basic rooms without AC and TV (Unlike the normal resort or hotel rooms) and this made us bring closer to nature and to soul family. They served delicious food with love all the time – Definitely awesome arrangement for perfect stay.  In following early morning for the first time in my life, I had experienced the magic of Surya kriya. We went to banks of Ganga river to perform Surya kriya and it was the awe-inspiring experience to feel one of the best mornings in life. This made us filled with the pure energy of sun rays. And I realized that what it means to feel the nature so pure, so peaceful and so mesmerizing. We had fun at river Ganga too and enjoyed a lot. Thereafter the whole day was filled with discourses, knowledge sharing, Meditation and some relaxation time followed by evening bhajans and questions/answers.

 

Experience of Jhilmil Cave

IMG-20180625-WA0029The next day we had planned to go to Jhilmil cave and got ready by early morning. The way to Jhilmil cave was trekking of around 5 to 6 kms and I felt scared as I don’t really have the habit of walking. But when in the group we all support each other and motivate each other. I got inspired the way “old age but young at heart” people were enthusiastically walked on the trekking path. And then we performed meditation at Cave, again the first-lifetime experience… never heard or never did this before in my life. But the experience was awesome and beyond words to experience. I experienced the state of no thoughts at all. I felt like a Jyoti is entering in me from the top and felt cold shiver just like someone is pouring the cold water from the top and entering directly within me. I completely surrendered myself to Babaji. And then in the bottom, I saw beautiful grass freshly filled with water but so green in color that I have never seen in my life ever. And I found out what is the true meaning of “Feeling blessed”. Thank you, Babaji for all grace showered.
Trekking experience

On our way back, I took advantage of my slow pace walk and intentionally got separated from group… half of the members ahead of me and half of the members behind me. I wanted to connect with nature… I sat around the corner of the tree and hugged that tree as if we do to our mother and it felt like a lap of Mother Nature. I opened my ear to listen to the winds through leaves that made feel like the waterfall but actually, there was no waterfall. I heard birds chirping and admiring the beauty of nature with the thoughtless mind. Maybe I was totally present at the moment feeling loved by Mother Nature and not a worry that group might be waiting for me. I opened my arms wide as if I wanted to collect the whole peaceful beautiful this part of the world in my arms and if someone was watching me then he/she might have thought that I am crazy. And I walked more slowly touching leaves, capturing flowers on the way and in between sat down and started writing my feelings in notebook… and then members behind me came and I joined them to return.

 

Overall Experience

 

This trip truly transformed me from within and before this trip, I was not happy though there is no actual reason for my unhappiness. But then on this trip, I realized love means the absence of judgment. This is all we need to be happy. A simple hug filled with divine love can do wonders. A soul family connection is just like brother and sisters. The positive vibes from V were so strong that it made us positive and energetic. I am not the night person but in this trip, I slept only for few hours max 4 hours or so, as we chit-chat with divine members or bhajans in the late evening but felt energetic just by standing nearby V or having communication about positive things, meditation and much more. I wonder our daily life too will become miracle if we stop judging others and drop our ego to look within to improve yourself instead of failed attempts to change others. I learned that we need to accept each other just as the way they are and we truly experience what V shared with us in the beginning –
ॐ सहनाववतु सहनौभुनक्तु सहवीर्यं करवावहै, तेजस्विना वधीतमस्तु मां विद्विषावहै।

ॐ शान्तिः शान्तिः शान्तिः।

अर्थ- हम सभी एक-दूसरे की रक्षा करें। हम साथ-साथ भोजन करें। हम साथ-साथ काम करें। हम साथ-साथ उज्जवल और सफल भविष्य के लिए अध्यनन करें। हम कभी भी एक-दूसरे से घृणा न करें।

 

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Confessions of Mother

The most wonderful blessing in the world is to be a mother.  Being a mother brings a lot of responsibilities and few confessions as well.  Sure, I love being a mother and am happy to see my daughter growing up. I talked too few of mothers (Don’t want to mention names so kept them hidden) like and we all opened up few confessions below:-

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Tarot Predictions for week – 15th April – 21st April

Aries (March 21- Apr 20) – You have great force of will this week and it could be easy to push around someone less driven than you. Try to do things right the first time so there’s less “clean-up” tomorrow, when people may be less forgiving or understanding. Do what’s important first, rather than what is easiest or the most fun. You can do that some other time but today it won’t work.



Taurus (April 21 – May 21) – Trust yourself to be able to handle absolutely anything. It should be an easy day, and all you have to do is face whatever demands are made of you and then deliver what you can. You will not disappoint, even if you have to postpone doing or giving something. Trust that everything is working smoothly under your competent guidance, do your best, and have no regrets.


Gemini (May 22 – June 21) – Boredom could be a problem this week, so put more energy into finishing what needs to get done before you decide to slow down or stop for the day. Once you’ve done the minimum required for the day, the rest of the time becomes yours to do with as you please. You don’t really mean to waste the rest of the day, but you don’t have to burn yourself out, either.

Cancer (June 22 – July 22) -No matter what is on the schedule, you may need to step out and start something else new and exciting. Your regular duties and usual work won’t be neglected. You’ll just realize that there are other wonderful things that you do not want to postpone nor neglect any longer. This kind of dynamic spirit makes the week go fast and makes everything easier. Have a great week!

Leo (July 23 – Aug 23) – Act with boldness, but not too much, and make this an easy and productive day. If something challenging or unexpected arises at work or with family, be receptive and stand your ground. Don’t push back until you know what it is you’re up against. Then if needed, give as well as you get. You can do this tactfully.

Virgo (Aug 24 – Sep 22) – It’s possible that you’re putting yourself under more stress and pressure than anyone or anything else going on around you. It’s not necessary to beat yourself up emotionally like this. Things are fine and you can make things even better if you curtail the urge to obsessively dwell on only what and who is letting you down. Be your own best friend and give yourself credit for what you’re doing right.


Libra (Sep 23 – Oct 23) – Preconceived notions and old ideas could make it hard to deal with all the new and different situations and requests that could crop up today. It’s possible that you’re not actually being presented choices that must be made now or soon. Just as likely you’re being tested or tempted. It may be hard to resist a knee jerk reaction or two. Avoid committing to anything definite if you can.


Scorpio (Oct 24 – Nov 22) – Change has been coming your way for a while now and in this week you may see the first explicit features of it. What happens this week is only a beginning and you may look back in a few days/weeks/months and recognize that your life is in the process of making a turn for the better. It’s the nature of life to not stay the same, and you are being moved forward now.


Sagittarius (Nov 23 – Dec 21) – People may look to you to get some enthusiasm back into their lives. If sagging a little in spirit yourself, you can still inspire others. This can cheer you up, too, so don’t underestimate a small glimmer of joy in something that you genuinely love. No one has to agree with you. They only have to allow you to do what feels best to you – and you to them.


Capricorn (Dec 22 – Jan 20) – Some big new opportunity could come your way this week. Focus your attention on the one thing you want most to have happen and it won’t be able to resist you. You can be persuasive and graceful, smooth and strong all at the same time. Act with quiet confidence and be admired later. This week, enjoy having people listen and do almost everything you suggest.




Aquarius (Jan 21- Feb 18) –You don’t want to spend the whole week trying to swim upstream. Work on your self-control and don’t let anyone or anything lure you into overreacting or flying out of control. Be practical and don’t get in your own way. You can have your silly fun later, and fantasize your revenge, at home in private with those who love you no matter what you do or say.

Pisces (Feb 19 – Mar 20) – Speak and behave respectfully and dispel all manner of potential difficulties and obstacles. You don’t have to fake any feelings or opinions you don’t really have. Simply act with decorum and tact, and then take your place on a somewhat bigger stage. Respectability is what will keep things under control and keep it all moving forward. Do as much as you can and feel gratified.


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Tarot Predictions for April week – 8th April – 14th April

  1. Aries (March 21- Apr 20) – the card advise to hand over the current task to someone else. You don’t need to handle all by yourself. This is time for mental clarity, truth, justice, and fortitude. Those waiting for promotion will get this week. At times we put up barriers and close in on ourselves. You need to open your eyes to see what is offered to you.

 

  1. Taurus (April 21 – May 21) – An opening may appear that promises enrichment, comfort and the chance to make your dreams real. The time is to learn from experts and knowledgeable teachers. Everything is working together in harmony. The world and everything in it is yours.

 

  1. Gemini (May 22 – June 21) – the card tells you to concentrate on long-term and something permanent. Those waiting for marriage will get the chance to meet someone and fix the plan. You are in the best phase of life, make the most of the good times, but be quick as time waits for none. Love and marriage are on cards, those looking for it. It is time to join with another for better results.

 

  1. Cancer (June 22 – July 22) –the card is warning to look before you take the step. Time to believe in yourself and trust your heart. This is also a time for assessment. Be sure that you are meeting your goals. You need to develop new skills and to seek external knowledge. Those who want to start the business, the advice is to postpone for the time being – not a good time to start any new venture.

 

 

  1. Leo (July 23 – Aug 23) – It is time to take care of your health as you might fall sick. It also carries the positive message that the darkest hour comes before the dawn. Those planning for pregnancy may get the good news. There is the strong possibility of the male child. The card represents an important ending. Travelers have to be cautious of accidents.

 

 

  1. Virgo (Aug 24 – Sep 22) – those who wish to settle the property matters; this is the week to complete the investment plans. Some of you may get the news from overseas for travel or work. You may accomplish one of your dreams this week. The card represents the victories that are possible through willpower.

 

  1. Libra (Sep 23 – Oct 23) – the week will be full of emotions and romantic overflow. Those planning to travel overseas; may get the chance to fulfill their wish this week. The card reminds to open up your heart and release all the fears and doubts. Success in love, work, and financial aspects. There may be some misfortune for some, may get depressed.

 

 

  1. Scorpio (Oct 24 – Nov 22) – You are socially active this week. Bring out your creativity and innovative ideas to shine in the world. Get in touch with your feminine energy to provide love and support to others. It is time to celebrate family and home loving. You are energetic, motivated and go-getter.

 

  1. Sagittarius (Nov 23 – Dec 21) – the card is a warning sign that you are neglecting your health. There may be the material and economic setback for some of you. You need to be extra hard working and stubborn to make your wishes fulfilled. Get involved in meditation. You may have so many options but you can’t make the right choice.

 

  1. Capricorn (Dec 22 – Jan 20) – the card represents that you are not willing to accept some truth about yourself or the situation. Feeling like unable to move ahead but you are blocking your own growth. You are going to need extra patience and perseverance. This is challenging week for you.  Someone Spiritual can help you work positively with your feelings.

 

 

  1. Aquarius (Jan 21- Feb 18) – this week you need to take a stand. This stands for aggression and defiance. Accept the responsibility that goes with your wish. Keep moving and you will make your wish come true. The card is the reminder not to give up. You have the inner strength to endure.

 

  1. Pisces (Feb 19 – Mar 20) – You might get attracted to someone very strong, dominating person or a career oriented person. If you are recovering from illness, allow yourself time to heal. You need to slow down. Find some inner peace. Sometimes you need to put your own interests first. You will receive the rewards according to your efforts – as you sow so shall you reap.

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