How Loving Choices Create Miracles, Beauty and True Wealth.
In 1969, a massive flood was followed by a catastrophic drought in Majuli Island, Asam, India. Scientists declared that this river island would be dead, a wasteland, within years.
But a 16-year-old hero was in waiting. Local Jadav “Molai” Payeng reminds us what we are capable of – kindness, positive, determined and loving choices create miracles, beauty and true wealth.
Single-handedly, Jadav, now in his late 50’s, has manifested a 1360 acre forest out of a catastrophe. Hand in hand with Mother Nature, he has birthed an entirely new eco-system, gently (judging by the kindness flowing from his face) planting a sapling every single day, for over thirty years! One could say that his forest is his “Tree of Life”. He does not have a degree in horticulture, or management, or natural sciences. But out of devastation, one human being has created a shining Emerald green Eden out of a Void, one choice at a time. His story touched me deeply and inspired this blog.
Our miraculous, exquisite Divine Mother Earth is under constant attack from a largely unconscious modern society. Our disrespect of Divine Nature, upsetting its ingenious balance and unfathomable generosity, is having a disastrous effect – climate change, destruction and suffering. Over the past year alone, there have been record-breaking catastrophic storms, fires, droughts, massive ice-melt in The Arctic, unprecedented recession of glaciers, the extinction of rare species and the radical depletion and pollution of our oceans. There are many more examples, resulting in huge loss of life, habitat and property around the world. Not to mention war and slavery, still pervasive in the 21st century, but the latter are topics for another day.
Choices, based on the toxic modern expression of greed and fear, result in a shocking imbalance in nature and in humanity itself. Humanity’s detrimental effect on our environment is scientifically undeniable. Choice and consequence – cause and effect (karma) – through the Divine Gift of Free Will, cause suffering and pain or upliftment and prosperity for The Highest Good and for The Good of All.
Jadav “Molai” Payeng is an astonishing human being. He doesn’t own Jadav Towers, isn’t a Bollywood star, run a bank or a country. He isn’t a God-like Indian cricketer, a cricket-nuts country at his feet. He comes from a humble background. He has already given infinitely more than he will ever take. Our unique, magnificent Mother Earth provides us with everything we need to enjoy abundant lives, to use in creation or destruction. We combine our resources – science and Mother Nature’s bounty – to build rocket ships to explore our solar system and beyond, more inspiring endeavour to expand and advance our civilization. Or we attach war heads to rockets with the intent to create devastation and untold suffering.
Every single choice we make is based, one way or another, in love or in fear. Jadav’s choices are clear. Where desolation once was, beauty, new life and true wealth now reign. The “Forest Molai”, appropriately named after Jadav, is now double the size of New York’s Central Park! Royal Bengal tigers, elephants, deer, rhinos, reptiles, wild boars and abundant bird life inhabit a forest – courageously created out of kindness – a kind of love – by just one man. Jadav says his forest is like his family. He plans to plant 5000 more acres of trees on Majuli. Once he has achieved that, and there’s little doubt that he will do it, he will have created a 500-kilometre expanse of beauty, a radiant nursery for flora and fauna on the banks of Brahmaputra River. It’s fair to say that Jadav is a healer and a shining light for all humanity.
Not everyone dreams of creating a thriving forest, but everyone can make choices based in kindness and love, serving our individual and therefore collective Divinity. When one person engages in Self-love, one act of kindness offered to another, a single positive uplifting word or gesture, we all heal a little (or a lot) and our consciousness is raised – often, such choices literally change lives. Healing our truly extraordinary planet is a necessary healing for all, because everything is multi-dimensional and interconnected. It starts with us, one loving choice at a time.
The Forest Man’s choices, his kind love and efforts to make a greener world, have earned him the highest civilian award in India, the Padma Shri, which he received in 2015. This humble villager’s forest is a gift to India, nature, humanity and the whole world.
A hero made a positive choice. And he has stuck to it, every single day, for over three decades. He shines as an example of employing the Sanskrit Yogic term “Ekagrata”: “one-pointed”. It means a one-pointed focus and pursuit of one matter, absolute attention and undisturbed concentration. It is achieved through consistent, determined practice of meditation. Implementing these practices, the Yogi is able to eliminate all distractions from their consciousness. Westerners may call this keeping focussed on the goal. Jadav initially faced much resistance from his community. Fortunately he was single-minded. Observing devastation opened his heart. “Ekagrata” keeps the mind grounded and calm as we pursue our aim.
Many, perhaps most Westerners who practice Asana (Yoga postures) have an entirely mistaken concept of Yoga. Yoga is not about “body-beautiful”, it’s about attaining Union with one’s Divinity – our True Nature. Jadav, in many ways, could be called a Yogi, employing a concept in Yogic Science to breathe oxygen, life, love, beauty and benefit into his and all of our collective environment – into our collective consciousness.
Jadav is Listening. He has Aligned his Heart (emotion) and his will (mind) with his intention (body/action) – that is True Yoga. Miracles. True inspiration. And who doesn’t need a bit of that!
Like most of us on this amazing planet, I personally have experienced relative upheaval. But Light often emerges from darkness. I found ways to begin an ongoing healing journey that continues to change, to empower, to expand and enrich my life and the lives of many others. It’s as if I am planting my own metaphorical forest. I would consider it a privilege to assist you in doing the same, one positive choice at a time.
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Many Inspired Blessings to All.