Up Your Spiritual Credo

Words: Dr Rajgopal NIDAMBOOR

The propelling action behind all action is desire. It works on a compressed spring called consciousness, which also relates to value. The upshot is simple. Unless you value a thing, you cannot desire it.

All of us have within us a strong urge to become explicitly valuable to others. Whether we follow our urge, or not, in reality, is beside the point. Take politicians, for instance — to drive home the idea. We don’t believe in them. Yet, the end result is they succeed in making themselves visibly ‘valuable’ to us, their fellow beings.

There are outstanding people all around; they possess great individual qualities. They are not politicians. They hold a position of high esteem in the eyes of their fellow citizens. Why? Because of their sense of heightened consciousness — the power to be what they want to be. It is this elevated intensity of consciousness that places them at the helm. They achieve, because they visualise and translate what they perceive into action. When you are in their company, or presence, you are also lifted into a higher plane of consciousness.

Our consciousness plays a decisive role in the maintenance of our well-being. In medical terms, every change in consciousness brings with it physical and mental connotations. From forgetfulness, confusion, loss of perception and anxiety to acidity, peptic ulcer, high blood pressure, diabetes etc., What’s more, every perceptible, or imperceptible, change brings a corresponding shift in each tissue and cell of our body. This pattern may also have a cascading, secondary effect. For example, a regular routine like driving a car, or attending office, may sometimes become a major hassle, or chronic malaise — the song of our own burden.

The resultant effect is obvious — breakdown. Breakdowns, or damage to health, can occur in a flash, yes. Ironically, the process of recovery, or repair, may sometimes take a long time. The more one gets marooned in anxiety, for instance, the more difficult it is to resolve it. This explains why many people fail to respond to therapy and become chronically ill, depressed, or frustrated in life.

It’s imperative for us to make a sustained and determined effort to improve the quality and depth of our consciousness. In other words, we should learn to detach ourselves from unprofitable contemplations. To achieve this prospect isn’t easy. We have to take the bull by its horns — not necessarily on the basis of the pleasure-pain premise, but by employing our instinctive and intellectual mind. Or, judgment, forethought, and a new wave of consciousness.

This fresh slice, or emblem, of consciousness is self-consciousness. It enables us to disassociate ourselves from false emotions and moods. It helps us to realise ourselves as spiritual entities, having a mind and body — not just a body encompassing mind and soul. When this happens, our sense of self-consciousness evolves. This, in turn, leads us to a higher form of consciousness. You’d know its identity — cosmic, or spiritual consciousness.

Spiritual consciousness is the most powerful healing force of all. It resides within us. It harmonises and calms every function and process of our body. It also speeds up our normal healing processes by way of a triumphant surge — a gush that slowly demolishes every trace of illness. Every cure, or even ‘miracle’ cures, achieved since the dawn of time is an outcome ‘engineered’ by this flash of expanding spiritual consciousness.

This isn’t all. Our spiritual consciousness is evidently a big source, or reservoir, of inspiration. It has inspired every great advance in thought and action, every musical composition, and every great work of art. It also mirrors conviction — not just a feeling that one shall have it, but a certainty that one already has it in full measure. For one’s own good, and also community’s good.

Dr RAJGOPAL NIDAMBOOR, PhD, is a wellness physician-writer-editor, independent researcher, critic, columnist, author and publisher. His published work includes hundreds of newspaper, magazine, web articles, essays, meditations, columns, and critiques on a host of subjects, eight books on natural health, two coffee table tomes and an encyclopaedic treatise on Indian philosophy. He is Chief Wellness Officer, Docco360 — a mobile health application/platform connecting patients with Ayurveda, homeopathic and Unani physicians, and nutrition therapists, among others, from the comfort of their home — and, Editor-in-Chief, ThinkWellness360.

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