“Manthan in Coorg” as the program came to my notice, I was eagerly waiting for that.

When I reached Coorg, Magnolia resort which had serenity of the forest yet comforts of the city. My main intent to join NV Life was due to my son’s hyperactivity but with guidance and knowledge I began to work on myself. On the afternoon of 25th Nov, I met Naveen and the other participants.  In the evening we met before dinner to get acquainted with each other. Everybody introduced themselves with little information about themselves. It felt so much like being at home.  Next morning, we were at conference hall for the science behind “Meditation the Cure”, there was detailed discussions and information shared through presentations. This was something very interesting and educative.  

We had our organized sessions of classes and meditation; everything was very well blended …the knowledge of science and its implementation. This became further interesting with the coaching session; we were told to coach our fellow participants and to be coached as well. This actually led to learning a lot about ourselves. Everything was flowing very smoothly.  Our breaks, interactions and meditations were so well blended that it itself led to lot of learning as well as healing. Meditation with food was something very new but very powerful. This exercise was to show that how we get into unnecessary hoarding of food, money and sex, which is not actually needed.  

This retreat was a wonderful experience meeting my course-mates in the course and learning a lot about self. There is so much pain hidden inside me, which came I kept undercover for many years. My survivor attitude made me to do things the way I did. The last experience was cherry on the cake, where I realized that how much I was longing to flow through life enjoying every bit of it. Thank you! 

Ragini Singh

Responses

While drawing our algorithm, we start with identifying our symptoms. Do we look at our symptoms of today or from our childhood? Our tendencies also seem like they are about today and not from our childhood. How should I interpret this?

You can start with identifying your symptoms today and make your Algorithm identifying your Lack, Tendency and Pattern. It may seem like the tendencies are loud and clear today. This is only because as an adult, you are either more aware of it, or the tendency is more pronounced. However, if you go back to that age group of 7-14, you will find that the same tendency existed back then as well.  

For example – your lack is abandonment and so your tendency is need to prove/ excel. As an adult, you try extremely hard to prove yourself at work, but maybe as a ten-year-old you wanted to make sure that you win a colouring competition or feel worthy by collecting the maximum number of berries or fruits. 

 So, you would notice how the nature of tendency existed even back then – sometimes subtly, sometimes pronounced. It is just a matter of developing sensitivity to recognize it in that time and space. However, you can always work with current scenarios. 

Now that I have made my algorithm and have identified my lack, what do I do with this? Do I have to re-visit my childhood?

In every moment of disappointment – current or past, you can experience the lack. There are two ways to attend to the lack, once identified – 

  1.  You may simply keep your Algorithm/Lack in awareness by writing the events of the current time and go into breathing 
  2. You can revisit your childhood and write about moments that you experienced the Lack/Algorithm and once you have written a few events (in detail), you may lay down and begin to observe your breath. 

In either of the processes, your Algorithm/lack is in your complete awareness and observing your breath after this would only bring an expansion in your awareness. 

After finding my LTP and mapping my algorithm, I can see how I have suffered in my childhood and continue to do so. What can I do to remedy this and reverse my suffering?

 Since you are seeking the cure, you must know that state of meditation is the state of cure. The more you are in this state, the more you move towards light, thus curing your suffering.  

All the things which come into your awareness, must now be attended to by Observing your breath. For process of attending to what has surfaced, refer to Ques no 8 

Now that I have made my algorithm and have identified my lack, what do I do with this? Do I have to re-visit my childhood?

In every moment of disappointment – current or past, you can experience the lack. There are two ways to attend to the lack, once identified – 

  1.  You may simply keep your Algorithm/Lack in awareness by writing the events of the current time and go into breathing 
  1. You can revisit your childhood and write about moments that you experienced the Lack/Algorithm and once you have written a few events (in detail), you may lay down and begin to observe your breath. 

In either of the processes, your Algorithm/lack is in your complete awareness and observing your breath after this would only bring an expansion in your awareness.