Greetings and love to my friends all over the Globe. At last, comes the day – SAFAR is ready for release. What an exciting journey it has been. I started this blog with the hope of reaching out to millions of souls in need of guidance and strength through my own transformational and experiential journey of life with Divine Friend Dadashreeji. There has been a long gap since my last blog and often I was asked, where can I buy the book, when can I read it, when will it be released. With a smile on my face I would tell them, I don’t know for I am waiting along with you, ‘It is He (Dadashreeji) who knows the time, place and date, He has to choose the right people to be a part of this journey along with me for it is His book and only He decides. A journey of nearly 19 months for the book to reach here, as it went to the publisher, editor, corrections, preparation, printing, so many roadblocks to clear to make it completely ready for the reader. These 19 months made it clearer that it was truly my Divine’s book so who was I to rush the process. Yet another lesson in patience and complete, absolute faith in the Divine plan.
SAFAR will be out by November 15, and I thought of sharing a few bits and pieces of my journey with the Divine.
“Kurbaan jaaee us vela suhaavee jit tumre duaarae aaya” – Guru Granth Sahib Ji
Meaning: Gratitude immense to that moment which brought me to your doorstep. Words fall short for the expression of gratitude, yet I will always keep trying for there is so much to be thankful for. Thank you Guru Nanak Dev ji for You are the One who picked me up, and brought me to the Right Path. It was Your Grace that cleared the path and created the way, for me to reach my Divine Friend Dadashreeji.
An excerpt from the book ‘Safar’ – God for me in my childhood years was like a feeling that overflows, as is the case with most childhood memories. Overloaded and consumed, taken into the system through the eyes of my Elders. Later on in my twenties, I viewed God as a watch-keeper, overtaxed with my demands and expectations. Devotion meant adhering to rigid beliefs and assumptions and thinking, if I pray to God, solutions will come my way, though my devotion lacked faith and belief that my prayers would be answered.
Fast Forward to today… Today, God is my Inner Divine, a constant whom I live, breathe, eat, pray and sleep. Where earlier God was inaccessible, now He is everywhere, both in my pain and pleasure. “He is me and I am Him” Today the truth I live is, God is an ‘expression of freedom to love’ with joy and grace. Yet the road that had been paved for me was a hard one. The understanding came, albeit much later, that God alone knew the pain and suffering I could take in my life. The path I was on was of self-destruction where I stopped seeing the person I was. I only saw the destruction of the ‘Self’, where I was fading away in the chaos of my life. Just before I was ready to break apart, He came in the form of a messenger to bind me back together. God gave me His hand and showed me the path of light, thus taking me away from darkness.
This book is the journey of my broken parts that were picked up and sewed together piece by painstaking piece, to be made whole by none other than the Maker Himself: my Dadashreeji. It is my story from the heart, an ongoing spiritual journey, evolving and growing every moment towards the path of Oneness. The destination is not my ultimate goal any longer for the journey in itself is beautiful. I no longer crave heaven for I have found heaven, my Eternal Home on earth. Now I live only for the present, loving and sharing the abundance and grace I have received in life. The purpose of my life—and this book—is to show the way to all, for experiencing their Inner Divine with the grace and guidance of the Divine Himself. The “Journey of the Self ” is one such journey that will take you through various stages of life, giving clarity and guidance on how to avoid the misguided path in order to connect to the True One within yourself.