For past 15 days i have been suffering from bad cough and wheezing. To ease my cough and drive out the phlegm from my body, my dear dad-in-law, who is being with us for some time, has been making Kadha for me. Kadha is a concoction of various herbs mainly, black pepper, ginger, tulsi, tea leaves etc (i’ve yet to ask him for a complete recipe) boiled in water for some time. Then this hot kadha is sipped slowly 2-3 times a day. Kadha is pungent. Depending on your level of discomfort, may need to add more black pepper and ginger, making it more pungent. Sometimes you like it, sometimes you don’t. This works as an expectorant that on taking it in diligently, the phlegm and the foreign particles are washed out of body. It goes and hits the affected site. The throat is soothed, the air passage is cleared. Every time it goes one level deeper. Slowly, one starts breathing normally as blockages go away.
What we do when we feel spiritually blocked, choked? When we feel many bottlenecks are in our path- personal, professional, spiritual, or, when we feel disconnected with our Supreme being? If we are encountering any issues recurring in our lives, whether personal, home, relationships, jobs, business, physical health, it is surely due to the spiritual blockage in some area of your life. When not addressed, this gets accumulated and gets to the level of choking. We need spiritual kadha for this.
Spiritual Kadha is The Word of God, that acts as spiritual expectorant in your life’s situation. To get rid of my throat allergy and bronchitis, i need to clear my throat and lungs congestion by taking kadha myself. I cannot expect you to dring kadha for me that i am free of inflammation.
In the same way, to improve situations in my life, i can expect only myself to work upon my self. That is inside out. For that, i need to inhale Word of God that will sweep my road clean from everything and anything that comes in my way of healthy living.
Bible says,“My son, attend to my words; consent and submit to my sayings. Let them not depart from your sight; keep them in the center of your heart. For they are life to those who find them, healing and health to all their flesh. Keep and guard your heart with all vigilance and above all that you guard, for out of it flow the springs of life.” (Amplified Bible -Proverbs 4:20-23
Specific Word of God for specific situation acts right at the accident spot to act as first aid when situation is severe. And, then, slowly acts towards reaching to the bottom to repair. If your soul is bruised, it will act like a balm. If you need directions in your work, it will give you directions. You may find it bitter at times. But, if the congestion is higher, kdha has to be more pungent.
Many a time you may not like to read it. Just like your kadha, if you read word of God diligently, you keep clearing your system. Each time you eat and drink the word, your spiritual phlegm – spirits of unforgivingness, jealousy, anger, pride, envy, gossip, vengeful feelings, covetousness, competitiveness will be thrown out.
Every time the word will go deeper your spirit, deep down to deal with your hurts, abuses, feelings and emotions, bad experiences and guilt (of doing something wrong, or wrong to someone). And, there will be a time when you will be a free spirited person.
So, keep taking your spiritual kadha – the word of God.