Be The Change

Whenever I poke my head out of my meditation room and observe the chaos in the world around me, I get a little shell shocked. My knee jerk reaction is to retreat like a turtle and return to the safety and security of my shell, protecting me from the negativity found in the world out there.  

In our society of  information overload we are bombarded with a constant stream of negativity from a variety of sources. This can leave us feeling helpless and hopeless. How do we decipher the truth from the propaganda? How can we make a difference? 

These were questions I asked one day after watching a documentary on chemtrails. I found myself looking up at the sky every time I went outside wondering if I was was being sprayed with chemicals. The bigger question was who and why would anyone do such a thing?

Before my mind had the chance to run away like a high speed train, I was gently guided back to reality by the angels. “Do not get caught up in the frenzy and drama of Maya” they said. Maya, or cosmic delusion is the veil of ignorance that separates us from the One Consciousness. From the Bhagavad Gita we learn that wisdom is covered by ignorance; that is why people are deluded (blinded by the world of Maya).

 “The One in many, and the many in the One”.-Paramahansa Yogananda 

“Only good comes from God. All that is not good originates from delusion and ignorance. What you focus on, you create. Poverty, illness, and war are earth-bound energies that carry very low vibrating frequencies. They are not from God but are fear-based thoughts and actions. – The White Angel

When we believe ourselves separate from everything else we create an out there, a segregation of us and them. Low vibrating thoughts of fear, hate, and anger create disunion and negativity and the result is suffering. History is a great reflection of separation and division caused by race, religion, and nationality, resulting in suffering and a greater divide among people.

Ahimsa; non-violence

The angels, saints and great masters tell us the antidote is more love, compassion and understanding.  This universal message was taught by Christ, Buddha, and other great teachers. This philosophy is also known as Ahimsa (non-violence to all living beings) and was found in Patanjali’s eight limbs of yoga. It was the answer given by the angels when I asked, “How I can make a difference”?

The White Angels tell us the following, “Humankind can begin moving to the light by replacing negative thoughts with positive thoughts; there is nothing to fear. It begins with the one. One individual can influence many, and many individuals can influence institutions, media, governments, and religions.”

‘Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” Mahatma Gandhi

Mahatma Gandhi once said, “In a gentle way, you can shake the world…be the change that you wish to see in the world.” We each have a role in the cosmic play. How we shake the world will look different to each individual. Focusing our attention on the negative will cause waves of unrest, anxiety, and fear. The old saying, it is better to look at the solution and not the problem applies here.

So this brings me back to my meditation room, for it is in there that I gently shake the world in my own individual way. By aligning with source through meditation, I pray for Mother Earth and all of her inhabitants, sending love and light to all of God’s creatures. Prayer is a powerful tool for change and transformation and this is my quiet contribution to the divine law of loving my neighbor.

“Do you want to change the world? Then change yourself first. Do you want to change yourself? Then remain completely silent inside the silence-sea.”-Sri Chinmoy

For more messages from the White Angels read Ani’s Book, From Stilletos to Wings.




4 thoughts on “Be The Change”

  • Dave Hanke says:

    Loved this article Ani! Reminds me of so many of Yogananda’s teachings. Be the light in the world.

  • Ania Hanke says:

    Ani, your opening article is so wonderful and so needed at our times today. I cannot agree more. For many of us, what a great reminder to put all that we know and trust into daily practice, if not into every awaken moment.
    Yes if all of us can do it, our entire world will be filled only with
    Love, Light and Peace.
    I also thank you that your message was so simple yet so profound .
    It should reach more people than just your followers…. please reach out to magazines, like Yoga Journal and more…
    White Angels will spread your message.

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