Spin of Life

Today I got really worked up with this email I received from a (well educated, well traveled, usually open minded) friend. The email contained an article with propaganda against a certain religion (I won’t tell you which one, I’ll leave it for your imagination). The article was basically total misinterpretation of verses including one where it mentioned “It (the religious text in question) advises men to take a green branch and beat their wives, because a green branch is more flexible and hurts more”! It gave a reference link to all the verses from where it was quoting. A quick research showed that this specific article is found all over the web in literally hundreds of variations. Only God knows how many thousands of zealous people have shared this propaganda with how many thousand others!

When I followed that specific link to see how in the world a major religious text can contain something like this, I found that it was something about Job being asked to strike the ground with a bundle of rushes (a green plant) to a. keep the satan away or b. produce water from the ground (I couldn’t be sure because it was a bit confusing) but nothing to do with women, or hitting them, or anything about the choice of green branches for more pain!

Having gone through this it really made me upset thinking about the situation the world is in right now. What are we doing to each other and the planet? With so much of propaganda against each other and our faiths, with so much brainwash in the hundreds of channels on TV, with so much of ignorance in the hearts of these so called educated folk of the world, are we really going to survive or actually become the cause of our own extinction?

Being around so many spiritual teachers and like minded people, having so many students around the world who write so many wonderful things about my work, most of the times I feel there is a great awakening happening in the world right now. That people are slowly waking up to realizing that there is more than what meets the five senses. That there is a deeper reality with miracles and magic that we can access right right now if we choose to. That God does exist, not in our hearts, but we in the heart of God. That we are all brothers and sisters, part of a cosmic drama, playing our parts, spiritual beings having a physical experience and not the other way round. That what I am doing is actually making a difference and setting off a chain reaction around the world…

But some other times, on days like this, when I see so much of darkness in the minds of, not the villagers of third world countries, but our educated folk who travel around the world and apparently “see” a lot… it pains me. On days like this, it appears to me, the world is in its teen ages, spiritually speaking. Bad attitude, bully type mentality, and total disregard for anything beyond our own understanding of what is RIGHT. Ignorant of our ignorance, wise in our own esteem. The result? Countries like Nigeria and Ecuador being crippled for oil, trillions of dollars being spent on wars, planes flying into buildings and about 24,000 people dying every day from hunger or hunger-related causes (Source: The Hunger Site at thehungersite.com).

Anyway, the fact that I don’t like to feel this way, and the fact that I understand the power of our mind projecting outwards, makes me quickly find out something powerful that can snap me back and help me feel optimistic again. So today, the video that helped me smile back is below. Its the Spin Of Life. Somehow, in its own offbeat funny way, it made me think of how all things are interconnected and how we are all in this great journey together.

So this is for you, not just for today but for all days when life makes you feel down. But in exchange for my efforts (if it has ever helped you at all) I have a request for you (its 6.30am where I am and I still haven’t slept, that’s how bothered I got): do something today to eradicate the idea of separation from the minds of our friends and family. No matter how small your step, do something today to spread the love and the idea that we are all One, in this planet together, and when one is hurt, we all suffer. Whether we realize it or not.

With lots of love for you and everyone you care about.


And if you too need some inspiration and lightening up, here is our collection of Motivational Videos For Spiritual Awakening

6 thoughts on “Spin of Life

  • Hey Dude, It comes with the territory. I have meet many so called spiritual people who are so far up there own arse.
    Just because someone is Intelligent does not mean they are ‘Soul smart!’………Love!
    And how many people truely know, feel, be, Love beyound themselves.
    Let alone feel Love within themselves.
    I often get a good kicking from these ‘enlightened’ Minds.
    And I just smile. Because I know something they dont know. The mind itself is an illusion.
    Awareness comes when You, Yourself are aware of that illusion. Thats where freedom starts.And being ‘Authentic!’
    You be ‘Cool’ dude. And keep writing, I like what you do.


    Ange Fonce

  • Hi Shafin,

    I’ve been following your blogs since the time I’ve read and studied your e-course. I only read your blogs and comments on it but I really don’t post until now… I am so blest to have come to know you and your blogs, you awaken my spiritual being and made me realize the greatness within me. Thanks so much. You made a difference in my life.


  • Little things in life can make a huge difference… We need to spin our thought process to ensure that we do the right thing!!! Else we would get caught up in the spin of life…

  • I know how you are feeling Shafin. Some days it’s hard not to stumble into the darkness and lose the path you were on the day before. But I, like you, believe that people are changing and that before long they’ll awaken to the truth of our universal connection and the boundless love that it holds. It’s sort of like, “I can’t believe I forgot something so simple in the first place.”

    Don’t let hate mongers get you down.

    Keep spittin’ the truth friend.

  • Thanks Shafin, I really love your post.
    I think that more and more people are awakening, more people are going to the right path, but as for the duality law, we will assist in the near future more people that on the contrary will do badly, until a certain point where the criticical mass will be reached. So be prepared, also this bad signs are signal of change.

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