LET THE POWER BE WITH YOU by Shivi Dua & Wisdom Tree Publications
This book, authored by Shivi Dua, aims at self improvement. It helps the reader understand how the root of all that we experience in our lives lies within us. It helps understand the contribution of our thoughts and beliefs to the miseries we go through, and how to correct them in order to experience peace and harmony within and around us.
The book explains what Karma truly is and how unconditional acceptance of the present moment is the key to creating a better future for ourselves.
It has a do-it-yourself section that gives practical ways to begin to understand our own thought processes and changing them to experience positive changes in our lives.This book forms an integral part of the Serenity Surrender Basic Workshop.
“Each thought is a prayer and every prayer is answered. So, watch your thoughts. Each thought creates certain vibrations in and around us thereby reaching the Omnipresent naturally."
Each prayer is answered as soon as it is heard and each prayer is heard as soon as it is said. The effort that we do need to make, however, is in ensuring that all our thoughts are positive so that our prayers do not keep canceling each other's effects.
Everything that we think about receives energy through our thought. When we accept our power, we also learn to send our power packets to the all that give us happiness. We stop sending them to those that upset us because we don't want to energise them and increase their role in our lives.
At times, when we are praying, we might be asking the Creator to help us forgive those who have done us wrong, while at other times, we might be busy condemning the person for doing the same. Brooding over the past in this manner will give rise to anger and possibly, revenge. In our ignorance, we are sending our power packets to the wrong that we experienced, the person we believe wronged us and to the emotions of anger and revenge. These will then easily negate those we sent during our prayer for forgiveness. Later, we might even find it convenient to blame the Creator for not answering our prayers.
Accepting the past and whatever unpleasant may have taken place, helps us integrate it in us. Reminding ourselves that the other person in question is entitled to his own way of looking at things; handling his life helps us accept whatever happened between him and us in a neutral manner and in moving on. Only then we can continue to create positive vibrations to 'forgive and forget' though it really should be 'accept and forgive'. Accept them as they are and forgiveness follows naturally. Trying to forget only makes us remember it some other time. Accepting it actually frees us of the burden.
It was about four months since we had moved to Chandigarh, when one morning on her way to school, the bus my daughter was traveling in met with an accident. A truck hit the bus and a windowpane broke and fell on my daughter's hands, leaving her with cuts and scratches. While narrating the incident, she also told me that all the children in the bus were concerned about her. She said despite the blood and the pain, she felt good. She recollected earlier incidents in other places we moved to where it was through some sort of suffering that she made friends in the new place. She finally said: "I knew something like this will happen and I will make friends here also." Needless to say, I pointed out to her that it was this belief of hers that was creating this misery for her time and again and that she deserved to make friends wherever she went easily and effortlessly ... All you have to do is to believe in your power to create your life afresh and send the right power packets out to the Universe.
Extract from the book that appeared in Speaking Tree, Times of India on Oct. 31, 2009.
A primer for positive living - Economic Times, 1st Aug 2009
Are you your own worst enemy? Shivi Dua helps you befriend yourself in LET THE POWER BE WITH YOU (Wisdom Tree; Rs 145; 107 pages). A software professional turned healer, Dua believes unconditional love—for ourselves—is the key to happiness. To grasp that elusive key, you have to fulfil five tasks: know that you are responsible for everything you experience; use that power to overcome inner conflicts; shed the negative emotions that mar your relationships; restore your physical health; and having done all this, use the power thus gained to achieve what gives you most satisfaction. This could be whatever you want—you don’t need to experience an ounce of guilt if your goals are money and fame rather than inner harmony or world peace! It’s your dream; you just have to go out and live it.
- Harmony Magazine, December 2009
When challenging situations arise, most of us are left groping for ways to cope and often allow the situations to get the better of us. Very rarely do we realize that we have the power within us to tackle the most challenging of situations. This simple but powerful book is a reflection on the various truths and trying situations of life, on how we tend to look at them and how we can use them to grow. The writer believes that testing situations keep returning to us till we master the art of overcoming them. The books aims to change our outlook on life, money and relationships and consequently help us move up the evolutionary cycle.
- New Woman Magazine, September 2009