Krishna is an ascended master who has pledged to help heal the inner child as we sing mantras and bhajans to him.
Krishna and Arjuna in the Bhagavad Gita
Krishna is known as the eighth incarnation of Vishnu, the second person of the Hindu Triad. His story is told in the Bhagavad Gita, composed between the fifth and second centuries B.C. It is written as a dialogue between Krishna and Arjuna.
Krishna describes himself as “the Lord of all that breathes” and “the Lord who abides within the heart of all beings,” meaning one who is in union with God, one who has attained that union that is God. He says: “When goodness grows weak, when evil increases, my Spirit arises on earth. In every age I come back to deliver the holy, to destroy the sin of the sinner, to establish righteousness.”
Arjuna is Krishna's friend and disciple. The setting is the eve of a great battle to determine who will rule the kingdom. Krishna is to be the charioteer for Arjuna. Just before the battle begins, Arjuna falters because he will have to fight and kill his own kinsmen. Krishna explains to Arjuna that he must enter the battle because it is his dharma—his duty or his reason for being. He is a member of the warrior caste, and come what may, he must fight.
The traditional Hindu interpretation of the battle is twofold. First, the battle represents the struggle Arjuna must engage in to fulfill his dharma and to reclaim the kingdom. Second, the battle represents the war he must wage within himself between good and evil forces—his higher and lower natures.
How to Ask Krishna to Help Heal Your Inner Child
Assess the age you were at the moment of the trauma. You can ask for these events in your life to pass before your third eye like slides moving across a screen or even a motion picture.
Visualize Krishna's Presence over you at the age when you experienced any emotional trauma, physical pain, mental pain, from this or a previous lifetime. Then, visualize Lord Krishna at that age—six months old, six years old, twelve years old, fifty years old—and see him standing over you and over the entire situation. If there are other figures in this scene through whom the pain has come, see the Presence of Lord Krishna around them also.
Give the devotional mantra and song until you are pouring such love to Lord Krishna that he is taking your love, multiplying it through his heart, passing it back through you and transmuting that scene and that record.
If you see Lord Krishna superimposed over every party to the problem, to the anger, to the burden, you can understand that you can affirm in your heart that there really is no Reality but God. Only God is Real, and God is placing his Presence over that situation through the personification of himself in Lord Krishna.
Adapted from The Masters and Their Retreats by Elizabeth Clare Prophet, ed. Annice Booth.
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