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Little had I realised that the chance meeting with Ma Krishnanandgiri in a cave in the Himalayas at 12000 feet, would continue to have a momentous impact in my life, even 20 years after the event.

An immediate impact was that I stopped looking for ‘spiritual awakening’ through books or any other intellectual medium. Inspired by her spartan solitary living ‘to test faith’, far away from any security or position in an ashram, I also began a life of experimenting and self-awareness, by bringing the spiritual into my intense career focused rat-race corporate existence, instead of pursuing books or gurus.

The approach of experimenting with life, albeit with my standard of security and comforts, continued as I ventured into entrepreneurship, giving up on golden gravy of the corporate world. My spiritual top-up practice would include mantras, yoga, meditation etc to attract good tidings as well as help me through the vagaries, life stormed me with.  My experience and lessons therefrom form the basis of my framework in Make You Happen.

 

 The impact on me was astounding. My intuitive levels jumped up so much, that it became difficult for me to meet people and conduct normal business.

 

In the meanwhile, in one such experiment, I underwent an Intuitive workshop, that dealt with increasing one’s awareness levels with the Third Eye Chakra. The impact on me was astounding. My intuitive levels jumped up so much, that it became difficult for me to meet people and conduct normal business. I would become innately aware of people’s thoughts, hidden agendas, unspoken feelings, atmosphere in a room, etc. I seemed to have acquired a sixth sense.

The picture wasnt pretty. I suddenly began seeing how much of our behavior was unconscious or subsconscious. If I responded to that, there would be intense resentment, and defense mechanism would kick in. If I responded to the conscious spoken word, I could see how incomplete or misleading, the transaction really was.

It felt like I had fallen down the rabbit hole ! Could this be the way, everyone went about their business in daily life, as a norm ?!

With an expeditious intent, I ran back to the practioner, and with her help, got re-adjusted to the ‘normal’ frequency of life in about six months. I may have got back, but I have never been able to get over it. I couldnt forget the kind of sub-optimal, and unfulfilling life, this ‘normal’ benchmark gets all of us to conform to.

 

 We build an ideal image of ourselves and hoodwink ourselves to be that image, while we carry on living most of our life unconsciously, often in direct conflict of the image.

 

Even at a normal perception of life, I started realising how much of our actions are unconscious. We build an ideal image of ourselves and hoodwink ourselves to be that image, while we carry on living most of our life unconsciously, often in direct conflict of the image. What is the direct impact ? Lives replete with unfulfilled dreams and relationships, frustration and disillusion.

I became pre-occupied with this hidden self-demon, and doing something about became an imperative. I began ruminating on how could I deal with something as intangible as ‘raising consciousness’. It is not that most people are unaware of this. Intuitively at least, most understand it, but how do you execute this ? I did not want to tag it with spiritual, given its dominatingly didactic and intangible tone.

Consciousness doesnt really go up, without self-awareness out of some introspection. Therefore, Consciousleap is being built on twin planks. We engage through a literary or art medium to stimulate self-reflection, and we take up life subjects that bring tangible value in raising consciousness.

And that is how, Consciousleap is eager to present its first offering in ‘Make You Happen’.

– Sanjay Desai

@conscioussanjay