Sadhguru: Now, whether it was said by somebody, or you just overheard it, or you just imagined it – whichever way, it’s relevant, so let’s talk about it. What has doing your practice got to do with guru reaching out? This simple practice that you have learned – one thing that you have clearly seen is that definitely it makes you much more sensitive and available. If your energies are not open and available, there is not much room for anybody reaching out to you, not just the guru. Even life cannot reach out to you, because you miss everything when your energies are stuck and in certain patterns, which have happened because of certain ways of living and certain karmic structures, and so many things. So, if anybody has to reach out to you, it’s important that you have an open enough system. And for your physiology and your psychology to be open, it’s very important that your energy system is in a certain level of preparedness and openness.
So doing the practices definitely makes you so much more receptive. Otherwise it’s like your cell phone is right now not charged, but I want to call you. What to do? I will go on dialing, but you won’t receive it. So it’s better to keep your cell phone charged! Similarly, it’s better to keep your system charged and open, so that it can easily receive.
And it is also one simple way of you expressing your dedication to the path that you have taken. If that is not there, then there is no focus and there is no receptivity again. I want you to understand, the nature of life is such that only what you are truly focused on (energy-wise especially; mind-wise, body-wise, also it is true, but especially energy- wise), whichever direction you are oriented towards, only that will happen to you. So the practices are a simple way of orienting your energy to a higher possibility.
If your energies are truly open, your guru – even Shiva – has to reach out; he cannot help it. If your energies have really become an invitation to the divine, even the divine cannot refuse you; it’s impossible. Even if the guru does not want to reach out, he cannot help it if your energies are so inviting. So all that you are doing with your practices, on one dimension – there are other dimensions of health, well-being, all that – is that you are becoming an invitation to the Divine. So yes, it’s very true; keeping your practices going has a lot to do with how much you are available.