…. your Creator has created within you the power to become the Spirit. For which you don’t have to go into any ritualism, or any kind of punishment, nothing of the kind. As you are, whatever you are, only you have to desire to be the Spirit and you become. Because in you resides the power which will make you that. It is your own power. Which is the pure power. Other powers are not pure. Other desires also not pure. ……Now there is a power within us – believe Me – which can be easily awakened*. Especially when you are sitting under the sky, under these beautiful trees and on the Mother Earth.
The whole nature helps us. Just look at them how like a witness they are standing, nothing moving. They want to see these miracles in you. And this is going to happen. I don’t want to tell you that you feel guilty or you feel bad about yourself, never. After all, if you have done anything wrong, you are a human being. But God has forgiven you. Otherwise you’d not have been here. So please forgive yourself. Do not have any guilt. Is a fashion nowadays, to have a guilt. But actually, when you feel guilty, you catch on this centre here with which you can get a very serious disease of angina, also spondylitis….
The second point is that we must know how to forgive others, and God has forgiven you. Now, if you don’t forgive, what do you do? You do nothing. On the contrary, if you don’t forgive, you are just playing with your mind and torturing yourself. So, it is best is that we should forgive ourselves, and we must have respect for ourselves. We have to love ourselves. That doesn’t mean self-indulgence by any chance. On the contrary, you must know that you are made a human being for a special purpose. Not to be wasted. This human life is not to be wasted. You have to care for others and you have to care for yourself also. That is a very important point. That first of all we have to become the Spirit, by which we will realise our own value. By becoming the Spirit, what happens is that you get connected to the all-pervading Divine Power.
(An extract from talk of H H Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi,Public Program , Versilia, Italy, 29th August 1999.)
*To experience self realisation,you may visit http://www.sahajayoga.org or any other sahajayoga website/tv channel.