Did I ever tell you about how I became confident about my creativity and how it suddenly just exploded?
If you’ve been keeping up with my profile, stalking it, checking up on me every once in a while, you probably realized… oh Tida paints?? Tida photographs??
Well… That’s how I feel too each time I pick up the paint brush, style new food recipes, accessories, decor, pick up my dad’s camera, or even when I open photoshop to edit photos. I amaze myself when I just do things without thinking. (Creative things okay, like painting, writing, etc, not like robbing a bank without thinking.)
Of course I want to believe that I was born a genius, a total whiz kid, knower of all knowledge (LOL), but the truth is… it took a lot for me to get to this point when I trace my thoughts back to HOW EXACTLY I got here.
Before I start talking about this story that I’ve always wanted to share about but never had the opportunity to, let’s go back to the story of TASTE eMagazine first.
When my marketing senior left the events catering company that I was working at, I was left to handle our online food magazine slash newsletter all on my own. And to my excitement I was going to revamp the entire thing to be as color and artistic as it possibly can be. I scheduled my timetable so that I could go out and shoot and feature all the most interesting things of Singapore – and my boss thought I was going mad!! They were like, Tida you’re doing marketing for a catering company, we’re not a food magazine. We have an online food magazine but we’re not a publishing company!
But despite but boss’s disapproval I went ahead and did what I wanted to do any way but just reduced my ‘outing’ time.
And these were the results of my first magazine back in 2013:
To end this post, I’d like to finally get to the point of why I’m writing it. I am writing it because one day I showed up to the ashram in Singapore, and it was a very astrologically powerful day that the planets aligned in a way that they haven’t in a thousand years – and if we devote ourselves to meditation in selflessness, the receiving could be tremendous.
Some of you might be wondering… what does CHANTING have to do with self-growth?!
To answer your question in the best way that I possibly can – all matter is upheld by sound frequencies according to the law of physics yes? That’s how glass breaks when at a certain sound frequency, and the frequency of the Sun, when recorded, vibrates the primordial sounds of Ommmmm.
With this being said, our sacred languages of Sanskrit and Latin when spoken, vibrates at a much more powerful frequency than modern day’s adapted languages – that’s why mantras in Hinduism and Buddhism are in Sanskrit. The correct chants when done from the heart can change your life.
On Thursday, Jan 19th & Wednesday, Jan 25th at 8PM EST (Florida/NY time) there will be a Chanting Workshop at Divine Bliss International, and I wish I could be part of it, and I wish all of us (that want to experience this) can be part of it 🙂 So I just got excited to share my story in relevance to this workshop.
So if you’re in Florida, or are anywhere in the world and want to know more about it, here’s the workshop. If you want it to happen in your country too, let me know. Talk to me and Let me know that you want it to happen and we can work something out together!
The world is more depressed, lost, and angry than ever, and only in selflessness can we change it, and only the right teacher can teach you that. There are many books you can read, many ‘teachers’ you can learn from, but only the Enlightened one who knows exactly where you are standing in life can show you the way. If reading the Bible or the Gita can give us enlightenment, all of us would already be. That is why I am so eager to share this with you, because if I can find answers to Me when I share these experiences with you, and if I can be the vessel of sharing such stories (and learning from them as I type it to you), then imagine what you can benefit from selfless service too 🙂
Lastly… “You can only give what you have.” – says Guruji.
And I grew up thinking I have to be selfless and give to others first before I give myself. Yet I remained in anger because I gave in expectations and I wanted things in return. I wanted to believe I was a good person, and each time I felt like I wanted more, I didn’t have enough, and I wasn’t getting what I wanted, I was constantly angry at my selfishness – because that’s what society teaches you right? Selflessness is an art that must be learned.
When I discovered Guruji and saw how She was the epitome of giving, compassion, and enlightenment, I knew the only thing I could do for my life was to serve Her and be the humble vessel to share my realizations. Most importantly it was my duty to share it humbly without gloating with OMG look at how much I’ve changed – yippeee look I’m a monk and all kind of thing. Only in my service have I learned and received from Her. That is the biggest task She gives all of Her student, to learn how to Give selflessly, and to learn how to be a Nobody. When you are truly a nobody, you’ve realized you are one with the cosmic energies of light.
To really end this post now, through Guruji’s grace and the study of self-realization, my capabilities are at their peak, and each day I learn at such a fast pace through Guruji’s teachings.
“Learning with me is like taking the express way. You will progress quickly. The lessons you get will also increase.” – Guruji told us this before.
I’ve stopped sharing my learnings on this blog because I feel like each time I wrote I was preaching… teaching you all instead of being a student. But from now on I’d really like to continue sharing my stories and realizations with you guys, I just need to find my voice in my learning instead of trying to teach you guys what I have not achieved. Again, thank you for reading! Here are more pictures of how much my service at Divine Bliss International has made my capabilities explode so far:
The jasmine vines on the orange wall – Guruji’s grace as well that She allowed me to paint the ashram.
And in photography:
As usual, if you would like me to post more, like and comment on this post or on Facebook!
I’ll also change this website to a gallery for my portfolio images instead of just blog posts too, so I’ll let you know about that soon.
Til next time beautiful people,
p.s. I do believe I need to write more! When I stop writing for a long time it turns into a rant instead of an insightful article hahahahah 🙂