There are many things we take for granted realising not blessing we really have..if only we learnt to accept things as they are and moved on..
Life certainly in not a bed of roses but it is not about thorns too. We only have to find the right path to move on...
Reading “Rolling With It-Lessons learnt while Sitting Down” by Vikas Shivdasani will make you cry at the helplessness of wheel chair bound person but also make you smile at the incidents that happen when you leave everything to the supreme being and learn to enjoy life as it is
Vikash Shivdasani, alias Vikki’s journey has not been an easy one..being born to rich parents, life was for enjoying with family and friends, attending parties, drinking, smoking, travels and entertainment, until the day, he fell off from 3rd floor and injured himself from waist below, became paraplegic and was confined to wheelchair.
Then began the continuous effort of healing that took him from McAllen to Houston to Los Angelos to Bangkok to Philippines, to India and other cities in finding cure, going through numerous surgeries that included Stem cell therapy, pressure soars surgeries, in an effort to return to normalcy.
The best healing has been the healing of the mind that arrives when he learnt to come in terms with reality in the company of enlightened souls like Anita Moorjani, Wayne Dyer, Elizabeth Gilbert, Devikadidi and many other healers and healees who taught him to find the strength within.
In one of the episodes, he talks about the fall he had from the wheelchair, in the middle of the night, when he went to fetch his mobile from his car. It was raining heavily and he couldn't slide back on the chair, there was no one around, he let go of his frustrations and he asked God for help when almost instantly he saw guy walking in the distance, who came to his rescue, helped him by using his thigh as leverage point, then push off to help him get back in the chair. I nearly cried at his helplessness.
He tried different sit down careers as consultant lease locator, sit up comedian, estate agencies, biology teacher but found true calling in writing, and to become spiritual healer and in meditation..
Vikki never gave up the thought of being able to walk one day. Anita Moorjani's experience, Dr Joe's work and Abraham all talked about the possibilities of being able to heal our physical bodies through tapping into highest energy or vibration of love.
His workshop at Dr Joe meditation resort at Cancum is eye opener as to what our mind is capable of achieving with concentration on different chakra and how we can manifest our energies in our life to attain what our heart desires.
There is a deep desire to be able to walk again, and Vikki nourishes this idea all times of his days and night, although he continues to live life on wheelchair, accepting it as way of life.
He maintains his humour even when things were tough. he quotes
Since I was a kid I have always enjoyed being funny and telling jokes because I noticed that I made people feel better. Laughter is the best medicine they say and I have always been a guy that enjoyed laughing a lot. I especially loved getting others to laugh with me if they were dealing with tough situations. As I moved forward as a wheelchair user, I realized that I had many more opportunities to be funny and I milked it as much as I could.
Fifteen years in wheelchair, he has met many teachers, had mystical experiences and has been connected to Divine energies. Some insecurities, some rejections has only made him stronger, he believes that world can become a better place when more people are conscious of their inner world of thoughts and feelings, and know how to regulate and change them.
Lessons that he has learnt while sitting down... are really tough one..kudos to him for writing so openly... very brave indeed..a must read for those who take life for granted...