Working with Palm leaf prophecies and their mysterious origins

By Kyle Brooks
Working with Palm leaf prophecies and their mysterious origins

“According to legends the palm leaves were written by a group of advanced yogis called the ‘sapta rishi’… with the understanding that when the time was right, the guidance contained within the leaves would make its way into the life of the person to whom the leaf pertains”

Dried palm leaves were used in India in ancient times just as we use paper today. Many ancient scriptures were written on these leaves and bound and stored in bundles in palm leaf libraries. 

The palm leaves that we work with at My Palm Leaf are a specific set of palm leaves that contain predictions for individual peoples’ lives. To learn more about these palm leaf manuscripts check out this informative blog post. These palm leaf prophecies describe the life story of these people together with recommendations on how to live a better life.

The palm leaf prophecies, also called Nadi leaves, are different from standard Vedic horoscope readings, yet fall under the same ancient science of Jyotish astrology.

According to legends, the palm leaves were written many thousands of years ago by a group of advanced yogis called the ‘Sapta rishi’, the 7 seers or sages. These Siddhas or rishis were known to have many paranormal capacities, including, but not limited to the capacity to perceive time from a different perspective. 

You could say that they could see into the future, but really they possessed the capacity to perceive the past, present, and future simultaneously. Out of great compassion, they wrote down the lives of many many people on palm leaves, with the understanding that when the time was right, the guidance contained within the leaves would make its way into the life of the person to whom the leaf pertains. The messages and recommendations therein would help to facilitate an energetic alignment in the life of that person.

What Does a Palm Leaf Contain?

The palm leaf prophecies include very many intricate details of the client’s life, like the names of parents and date of birth, even details on sexual orientation and secret love affairs are contained within some of the leaves. These predictions are stored in the Indian palm leaf libraries which are temple libraries that can be visited and while there you can find your palm leaf and receive your palm leaf reading.

How is My Leaf Found?

“Like many things in India, it’s a kind of chaos but it works. As if there was a divine intelligence that organises the entire process.”

The palm leaves are stored in palm leaf libraries, predominantly located in rural areas of India, especially in the Tamil Nadu region. All of which work together in a slightly chaotic but also very harmonious way. 

There are different palm leaf readers connected with each palm leaf library. When someone books reading their thumbprint is used to search for their palm leaf. 

The thumbprint is sent to the different palm leaf libraries where they search until they find bundles of leaves that match the print of the client. These are then sent to the reader. Like many things in India, it’s a kind of chaos but it works. As if there was a divine intelligence that organizes the entire process.

Palm leaf librarian with bundles of stored palm leaf predictions at Saraswathi Mahal Library Research Centre, Tamil Nadu, India.
Palm leaf librarian with bundles of stored palm leaf predictions at Saraswathi Mahal Library Research Centre, Tamil Nadu, India.

My Palm leaf acts as a bridge between the temple palm leaf libraries and the people wishing to receive their palm leaf prophecy and guidance for their life. So there is no longer a need to go all the way to India to find your palm leaf. To better understand this process, check out our How it Works page on the My Palm Leaf website

Working With your Leaf

“A palm leaf reading is not only about information… The reading is a kind of deep spiritual process, the purpose of which is establishing a conscious link with the timeless dimension of the Sapta rishi.”

The predictions of the Nadi astrology system are not 100% set in stone, they are predictions, the most likely outcomes, based on the karmic circumstances in our lives at the time of the reading. However, Karma can be changed, especially through the remedies that are recommended in palm leaves. 

These prescribed remedies are a unique aspect of the Nadi astrology system. A palm leaf reading is not only about information, actually, the information is secondary. The reading is a kind of deep spiritual process, the purpose of which is to establish a conscious link with the timeless dimension of the Sapta Rishi.

On the surface, there is a reading happening that contains a lot of interesting information, yet on a very subtle level, we are opening to and receiving the blessing from a subtle dimension of timeless masters who exist to support and guide humanity. 

The more we open toward them, the more they can support and guide us. So working with the palm leaves and following their recommendations is a way to open to this dimension and invite this blessing into our lives.

Are There Specific Practices Suggested in the Leaves?

“The understanding is that each unique and subtle manifestation of consciousness [deity] has a profound yet subtle effect on the practitioner’s body-mind.”

This opening comes primarily through the practice of Puja. Pujas are a traditional form of ritual or spiritual practice performed as meditative offerings in connection with the recitation of mantras representing specific universal energies or benevolent manifestations of consciousness, referred to as deities. The understanding is that each unique and subtle manifestation of consciousness has a profound yet subtle effect on the practitioner’s body-mind. 

Curious about the practice of puja? In this video, How to perform a Puja My Palm Leaf Founder and CEO Stephan Oesterreicher explores and demonstrates in detail the practice of puja.

Also recommended can be other forms of selfless service and ways of displaying gratitude and selflessness. The practices are done weekly on specific days that have a corresponding energetic resonance with the particular deity being worked with. In particular, each form of puja or practice works to harmonize or transmute a specific energetic/karmic block (as mentioned in the primary chapter of a person’s leaf) that has been built up and carried over lifetimes.

If you’re reading this, chances are your leaf is calling you, and the opportunity to transform your karma awaits. A mentor once told me, ‘If you feel called, you probably are’. So head over to our booking page and begin the process of finding your palm leaf prophecy.

Kyle Brooks

Kyle Brooks is our trusted blog writer. With many years of experience as a Hridaya teacher, he has a broad experience with and knowledge of spiritual topics. Kyle is a breathwork and meditation specialist.

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The legends say that thousands of years ago, a group of Indian sages perceived the lives of people living throughout all ages and wrote them onto the Palm Leaves. These manuscripts are stored in temple libraries all over the south of India.

We help you to find your manuscript, have a reading online and receive the guidance of the sages. This guidance can assist you to overcome obstacles in your life, and understand your life from a higher perspective.

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