A Message from Ganesha

A Message from Ganesha

Today is Ganesh Chaturthi, which marks the birth of Lord Ganesha. As the Hindu remover of obstacles and champion of new beginnings, you may call on Ganesha when you’re looking to move past old thoughts, patterns, and conditioning; when you’re starting new ventures; or when you’re in a process of personal or professional transformation.

On Ganesh Chaturthi, here is a message from Lord Ganesha.

Beloveds, thank you for gathering in my honor, and thank you for your celebration. Please know that this day is a celebration of you as well – how far you have come, the change you have effected, how your world and psyche have deepened as a result of your spirituality. Know that and celebrate you, too, on this day and in the days following. You are a masterpiece . . . you have come so far, defeated so much, to arrive where you’re at. We recognize and appreciate your dedication and your progress.

Know also that we are here for you as you continue down this path. We have witnessed your suffering and have supported you behind the scenes . . . we shall continue to do so. Please continue to ask for our help, for although it is often unseen, it is very, very real. We would like to continue providing you with any assistance that we are able to during this time. If we could feel your pain for you, we would . . . but that is not a way for you to grow. Hence, you must feel your own pain, grow through your own trials, and learn your own lessons. We may lessen the burden some, but you must do the work.

Those of you who are doing the work are also reaping the benefits – enjoy the balanced perspective, expanded vision, and increased inner peace that you have cultivated. You may deepen each of these further as you deepen your work. But the lessons will still come – the wind will still be knocked out of you at times. Never feel as though you’re above these types of human struggles, or it is at that very time that something will occur and the shock will knock you off your feet. If you are always ready and prepared, knees bent, to take on the obstacles that confront you, you will be in a better posture with which to handle them.

The fact that these lessons still arise is not a bad thing . . . it is a symptom of your progress, your ascension, your growth. It is a very good thing! To have no lessons means that you are not growing, and you can avoid growth for only so long. It is much better to feel the emotions, to integrate the teachings, to understand through your lives the very nature of those things we strive to teach . . . love, forgiveness, self-respect, loyalty. These are the things that matter in life. The methods of learning may vary, but the lessons are all the same.

Next time a lesson occurs, relish it. Lean in, feel it, let go and immerse yourself. Don’t avoid the suffering, for in the suffering there is great liberation. This is how you shift your mind and refresh your perspective. Without suffering, the lesson doesn’t hold the same weight. It is an unfortunate but true fact. So consider the suffering as a gift from the Creator – express your gratitude rather than your disappointment. For the experience and the growth is well worth all that you go through to get there.

We are with you, and we love you. Enjoy this day as we encourage you to enjoy all days.

 

Ganesha: Remover of Obstacles & Champion of New Beginnings

Ganesha: Remover of Obstacles & Champion of New Beginnings

Ganesha is a Hindu deity who is both a remover of obstacles and a champion of new beginnings. Call on Ganesha when you’re looking to break through an outdated pattern, drop a bad habit, or create lasting transformation in your life.

Ganesha has this message for us in this time of dramatic change.

Loved ones, we understand what it is that you’re going through. The many changes that you’ve seen lately have been drastic and startling. We understand your difficulty in remaining positive and hopeful – yet we ask that you do so. If you can remain upbeat, positive, and a force of good for those around you, you will have a much greater effect than you realize.

Right now you must focus on shedding those things that do not serve you and that do not serve humanity. These things are coming up more frequently and with more pain than ever before – you are being confronted with them not to run and hide, but to overcome them, slay them, and move beyond them. These are the things that do not serve your soul’s evolution. Let them go.

You must understand that to grasp these things tightly – to attempt to control them, to hold on as they slip through your fingers – is to sabotage yourself. It often seems like those things that we have are the best that life has to offer, but I assure you that is not true. We will bring you better things . . . but you must have the space to hold them. If you do not make space, the new cannot even enter into your environment; it simply passes by to the next person who is a match and who has the space for that thing.

Rid yourself of clutter – physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual – and watch how your life transforms. Clean your mind like you clean your home. Your intuition is the most important resident in your world – give it space to move so it can function properly.

Stop using your energy on useless things that you don’t need. Instead, pay attention to your purpose. If you don’t know it, you’ll discover it. The answer lies in that thing you love that helps humanity. What do you do naturally that makes people smile? What can you do on a practical level to help? How can you be of service? Answer those questions and you’ll be far along your way to discovering your purpose.

Don’t wait – move now. Time is of the essence. There’s much to do and little time to spare. Rise, grow, help. Dig in and live to your highest potential. We are here to help you if you ask us.