By Punya Srivatsava
Punya Srivastava talks to transpersonal coach and author Suzy Singh about her latest release 7 Karma Codes and discovers the fascinating process that birthed the book
Ma, what did you say this homa was called?
'Antarman shuddhi homa, it means purifying the darkness of your inner mind. Antarman refers to your innermost core. All your life impressions are stored in here. It is the storehouse of all those big balls of pain you have. So when you ask God to take those pain balls away, you request Him to remove even those of which you may not be aware. These include the errors and pain of your ancestors that you inherited when you were born into this family.'she asked softly.
'So does this mean I will no longer feel the pain now, Mumma?'
'Ah! Now that is indeed a pertinent question. The homa purifies the inner mind, burning away the dark clouds of delusion that block clear thinking. It awakens the desire to rise above your unhappy state and inspires you to act accordingly. Then, by doing whatever needs to be done, you move yourself from pain to peace.'
'So you mean the homa will not take my pain away? She asked pouting in disappointment.'
'The homa purifies your mind and allows clarity, purpose and courage to dawn. The rest must be done by you, darling. Only your actions can make you peaceful or keep you in pain. So yes, you will need to do more, but the homa will clear your way, it will encourage you to do what needs to be done.'
'But I don't know what else to do Mumma. Who will show me the way?'
'I will my beautiful. I shall teach you all I know, but for now, tell me how do you feel?'
She wriggled her shoulders as if checking them out and then looked at me knowingly like an adult. 'You know Ma... I feel so light... just like I do when I take my schoolbag off.'
I smiled and told her that this was a sure sign the homa was working. When karmic residues and dark feelings were purified and removed by the auspicious fire, people often felt much lighter.
Hopefully, by the next morning her enthusiasm would return and the sound of laughter would fill our home and hearts again. It was past midnight and I was glad she didn't have school the next day. We both retired to our beds feeling happy and deeply relaxed.
As Precious drifted into dreamless sleep, I wondered how her life would be. Every soul born to this earth yearned to go back to God. Yet most people were unaware that their whole life was designed to make this possible.
Every adversity and challenge was a sign of this yearning, an attempt by the soul to turn towards the Source of all things, much like a sunflower turns towards the sun. Her life too would meander through the streets of suffering, searching for a secret door that could take her across the threshold of pain. Then her true nature would awaken and she would remember her genesis. She would discover the Source of all things and recognise that she too was a particle of God.
But until she discovered that, she would need the guidance of the Homa Code to support her through times when life appeared difficult and daunting, when her tender heart was bruised by the confusions of other people's minds and she was hurting. By practicing the principles of the homa code she would find the strength to overcome these challenges and rise like a phoenix that defies its own ashes.
(An extract from Life Positive Books’ latest offering, 7 Karma Codes: Heal the Storm Within by Suzy Singh. The above text is excerpted from the chapter titled The Homa Code.)
For some people, challenges are the stepping stones that take them forward. Suzy Singh, the author of 7 Karma Codes, is one such person who has treated each of the life’s setbacks as enriching presents. The Divine touched her very early in life. Her tryst with spirituality continued through her teenage. Deeply entrenched in her quest for truth, she even bid adieu to a successful advertising career.
It was the spring of 1999 when she was vacationing in Uttarakhand with her family - husband, young daughter and parents - when tragedy struck. A 6.7 magnitude earthquake shook the entire region. “It was a terror filled night and we thought we were returning home to safety the next day, but instead met with a brutal car crash,” says Suzy. This was the turning point in her life. Lying on a hospital bed with multiple stitches and patches across her entire face, she had the longest and hardest conversation with God, because “The answers took so long to come.”
Her spiritual journey, from that point onwards, took on a different meaning. The insight dawned upon her that we are given this human form, not to escape agony and hardships but to embrace them and use them to grow and evolve. Her latest book is a manual to help one do exactly that.
Following is a tête-à-tête with Suzy about her book.
What is Homa?
The Homa technique employs the principles of internal combustion by the fire breath to dissolve and release the destructive emotions that have become trapped in the cellular memory through personally experienced traumas and those that are genetically transferred from our ancestors. It also identifies associated dogmas and beliefs, and rewrites them so that they no longer limit and constrict the worldview of the individual.
Where did you get the motivation to pen 7 Karma Codes from?
|A deeply engrossing book that empowers the reader with |
the knowledge to balance his or her karmic account
In the truest sense, I believe that I didn’t write the book, the book wrote me. It changed me deeply, making me a kinder and better person. About a year before I began writing 7 Karma Codes, a participant at an energy workshop in Hyderabad came up to me and asked if I had written my book yet. Strangely enough, after that encounter, many people began asking me that very same question. It was almost as though the universe was nudging me, reminding and urging me to do what I was meant to. I felt that something was wanting to express itself through me. It was like a living force, alive and pulsating in every pore of my being. Shortly after, my daughter was hospitalised. One evening as I returned home from visiting her in the ICU and lay on my bed, a powerful vision gripped me, compelling me to write. The principles of the first code were born that evening.
The book has that oft-coveted quality of conversing with the reader. How did you manage that?
Well, I had a clear visual concept of the book’s layout but there there was no predefined structure to the content. It came to me like magnetised forces. It was almost as though I was being instructed in bits and pieces on how the book was to be developed. This was no easy task because I had to cleanse and clear my consciousness to receive the ideas clearly and present them lucidly. I had to tear away and rewrite almost 200 pages in the early stages simply because the consciousness of the earlier content wasn’t as pure as it was meant to be. Thereafter, most of the rewritten parts were conceived after deep meditations and then expressed in words. To cull out the purity and simplify the complex layers of the contents, I had to edit the book ten times. The 7 Karma Codes became my pilgrimage. Endless hours of meditating, introspecting, clinical work and writing followed, that changed me in ways unimagined by the time I finished writing and editing the book. Today, I am very mindful about practising the wisdom of these codes myself.
Suzy, what kept you on the path during the tumultuous time of your life?
When one gets to look death in the face twice in the course of 24 hours, it’s easy to lose faith in life, but fortunately that didn’t happen to me. I guess my faith in God was too deep to lead me astray from the path. Looking back, I now feel that the accident only accelerated my quest for answers. I realised there were so many unanswered questions, so many things I still didn’t comprehend about God’s ways and the construct of life that I needed clarity about. The search for answers, the need to understand why that car accident happened when I had already given up my material ambitions and committed myself to the inner life, was what took me even deeper into the quest for truth.
Which is your favourite part of the book?
This is a hard choice to make as I have to choose between my blind affection for a book birthed by me and pull out something that is special. I guess the best way to do this is to identify the part that not only tugs at my heart, but also serves a larger good. Therefore, it has to be the biographic narrative in the Anubhava code on mastering soul lessons. I feel strongly about the part where Precious is overcome by her fearful dream about losing her father in an air crash, and I am overwhelmed by my own suppressed fears. It takes a great amount of awareness to be conscious at such a time, instead of just pretending that all is well. By overcoming that terrible fear and facing the demons of my past, I am finally able to move from fear to presence, and eventually deliberate action.
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