For Americans today is our Independence day (July 4th). For the Hindi culture today is their Independence day (Maha Ganapathy Homa).
In class we will be finishing all our incompletions and then offering them to Maha Ganapathy Homa to burn them away and give us new life! Today I will be reborn. Maha Ganapathy Homa is the ceremony for conflict resolution. Anyone who attends the ceremony and offers their suffering to the Gods will no longer be able to speak out of their root patter, but only from their inner truth.
SwamiJi made an interesting point today, the United States was created from a place of incompletions where as India was created from a space of prosperity, abundance and inner freedom. I actually agree with this (the American portion). Creating anything (a marriage, a new job, a country) from a place of incompleteness will only bread more incompletions and decisions/reactions/rules that are created from fear. Where as if you are truly complete then you will create guidelines to life that enrich others and offer prosperity.
Many of you maybe thinking, “but the US is one of the most prosperous places”. And that maybe true in many respects, but we are one of the most unstable countries at our core. The news is all fear based. Our rules are all created from fear. People make decisions from fear or greed. We have more depression, anxiety, obesity, insecurities and health complications than most countries. I’d say we are functioning from a place of incompleteness.