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Spiral galaxy

Spiral galaxy

Oh, Energy of Pure Love Divine,
The Love that means Forgiveness, Care and Grace,
We wish that in our hearts you always shine,
You are the highest blessing that a soul can embrace!

In the Ocean of Emptiness, which is so great
That even atoms stay apart, very far away,
The Cosmic Rays are searching for their fate,
And lonely Stars are sliding along their way.

The Galaxies move slowly in a caravan
Across the sleeping universal Face.
No, you are not empty, the Cosmic Ocean –
The Creator’s eyes pierce, with Love, your Space!

Oh, Energy of Pure Love Divine,
The Love that means Forgiveness, Grace and Care,
We wish that in our hearts you would always shine,
As constant thankfulness that our souls bear!

We wonder how to correct our ailing world,
Which is so hard to grasp and still so usual,
Without cruel idols and angry words,
But only with Love – the force most unusual.
And when we look in empty cosmic space
We feel this love that pours from above.
How could they say that Universe is full of emptiness?
It’s only full of All-Pervading Love.

She is the one that moves starry worlds above
And whirls the planets like little flakes of snow,
And those not deaf from within
Can hear the call of Love –
The force always victorious, wherever it goes.

Vladimir Mikhanovsky. Hope Faith Love: The Road to God. Pune, India: Nirmal Transformations, 2007.

(Photograph: geology.com)

Originally posted 2009-02-18 09:47:57. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Sierra Leone countryside

It is July 2008, just one year since finding Patrick Sheriff alive in Bo, Sierra Leone, after eighteen years of no contact. That was in itself an amazing event following the chance meeting with the Sierra Leonian lady in a shopping centre in Toowoomba, Australia, nine months earlier. So much has occurred during the past twelve months.
 
July 2007 quickly became October 2007and we found ourselves sitting at Shri Mataji’s feet discussing the possible Tour of Sierra Leone in March 2008. That promised date soon took place and we found ourselves landing at Lungi Airport on 7 March after many vexing pre-flight preparations. Patrick was on such a high as he met us at the airport. It was 21 years since he visited Shudy Camps in England and met other yogis and later on Shri Mataji. 

          

During the 4-week Sierra Leone tour, six Sahaja yogis flew in from other countries to support the daily activities. Every day the public found us at Aberdeen Beach waiting under the twin trees. Simply, people came and sat on the sand with hands out and gained the experience of Self-realisation without too many questions. Day after day this was happening from 8.00am onwards.

 

We made contact with the manager of ABC TV in Sierra Leone, and thanks to his good nature we had radio announcements telling about the beach programs across from the UN helicopter pad. Also he agreed to broadcast a DVD of Shri Mataji followed by a live interview on television. The public were able to call and ask questions live as we sat in the studio and replied on screen. This session happened at peak viewing time and lasted for one hour.
 
He advised us that the Ballanta Music Festival was happy to allow us space during their event. We found our way there and put up our poster. Soon people were sitting in the chairs provided and taking the opportunity that was offered. Suddenly, a lady came around the building and her face lit up. She was the Principal of the Ballanta Academy of Music. She was so pleased to meet us as she had gained Self-realisation nine years earlier in the USA and never imagined Sahaja Yoga would be in Freetown. Over the past two months she has been holding Sahaja Yoga weekly meetings in Freetown.
 
Once we were invited to a dance troupe and 120 people or more felt the Cool Breeze. Day by day, many more found us on the beach. Once we had some children sitting with us and we asked one if he would sing a song for us. Immediately he spoke up and recited the Koran for us for the next thirty minutes. Who are these souls? Shri Mother’s children!

 

One day we only had about a dozen people with us and a man was walking past along the edge of the water with a rectangular board under his arm. I motioned to him to come but he kept walking even though he had noticed. I motioned again and he turned towards us. He sat down and took Self-realisation and would not leave us. The next day he arrived with a partially finished sketch of Shri Mataji taken from the leaflets we supplied. Later he asked if could he do another sketch, somewhat larger this time. They were both very beautiful.

 

As April arrived we prepared to celebrate Patrick’s 75th birthday which we all enjoyed. A few days later we were to catch the ferry to go across to Lungi Airport, to leave for home. In the months since our departure from Sierra Leone regular phone and email contact has been going on. Six weeks ago it was decided to set up a Sahaja Yoga ashram in Freetown.
 
Peter Corden

 

Editor: This story is a follow-up to our earlier story about the Sahaja Yoga realisation tour in Sierra Leone in March 2008. It is written by an Australian Sahaja yogi who went to Sierra Leone to help with the tour. The earlier story can be found here.

 

(Photograph: www.sahaja-yoga-sl.org)

Originally posted 2008-07-20 03:23:05. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Shri Mataji, founder of Sahaja Yoga

Shri Mataji, founder of Sahaja Yoga

Please enjoy this report on the Mind Body Spirit Festival held from 30 April  to 3 May 2009 at Darling Harbour, Sydney. A very popular Sahaja Yoga stall was  provided as part of the Festival.

Wow! What better way to celebrate Sahasrara Day than to gather 70 yogis at Darling Harbour, over a period of four days, to give Self-realisation to over 2,500 seekers.

Our [Sahaja Yoga] stand stood as a beacon of light in a sea of confusion, attracting seekers continuously throughout the festival, in a non-stop stream of humanity. The scene around our stall was reminiscent of the sort of crowd that one might encounter during Diwali in India, richly colourful and diverse, with a sense of wonderment and awe. For the Hindus Diwali is a very special time, for the Christians it’s Easter and for the yogis it’s Sahasrara Day, the day we celebrate Shri Mataji’s opening of the Sahasrara – the entrance to the Kingdom of Heaven.

Throughout the festival over four full days the seekers came, drawn to an energy that few understood, but which virtually all, with very few exceptions, felt deeply within. At times in rows three persons deep, they stood with arms outstretched and hands above their heads, as the yogis worked as instruments of the Divine, gently spreading Shri Mataji’s love over everchanging waves of humanity.

Seekers and yogis alike were all moved by the sheer beauty and the joy of the experience. Each had a story to tell, each an experience that would somehow change them forever.

When time allowed, seekers would sit on small stools and would be taken through affirmations and Self-realisation in the traditional manner.  At other times the pressures of the crowd necessitated a slightly less orthodox “group” approach. Typically this involved three or four seekers gathering around a yogi wearing Shri Mataji’s photograph. After first placing their hands towards the earth, and asking Mother Earth to take away the negativity, with hands outstretched and eyes closed the seekers would then ask from their hearts, “Almighty God, please give me Self-knowledge. Please give me the knowledge of my true nature.” The vibrations flowed, the seekers smiled, opened their eyes and their faces beamed with joy. Here are a few of the many, many wonderful experiences of some of the finest seekers you could ever meet.

A 74-year-old Scottish woman who felt vibrations immediately in both hands: “Oh, my God, I can feel it !” – as she then placed her hands above the hands and towards the body of the yogi giving her vibrations, “Oh, my Lord ! I can feel it in your hands, your arms! My God – your whole body ! God bless you, God bless you!”

A 13-year-old boy answering a yogini’s question concerning what he thought of his experience: “That was so coool! – the whole experience! I’ve never felt anything like that before.”

A 56-year-old European lady feeling pain in her left arm, receives vibrations to remove the pain: “My God ! You’re a Magic Man… what magic was that?”

A 60-year-old man who had attended Mother’s program at the Town Hall in 1991: “Shri Mataji said that if I didn’t want to have Self-realisation I could say no, so I did say no – I was afraid. But now I’ve changed. I was ready for this, and I thank you for this blessing. I feel wonderful!”

An Indian Sahaja yogini speaking about her experiences with the seekers: “This is just like giving realisation in India, it’s so easy; that’s why I keep coming back every day.”

All seekers who left the stall were provided with a small gift bag containing a list of venues for follow-up programs, an audio CD of Shri Mataji leading a guided meditation, and a brochure explaining Sahaja Yoga in a little more detail.

Originally posted 2009-06-11 23:47:02. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

The next One-day Sahaja Yoga Meditation Workshop in Sydney will be held on Sunday 30 November, 2008. 
 
You are invited to attend this Workshop which is suitable for both regulars and beginners. Everyone can learn this simple technique and experience the peace and joy of true meditation. 

Topics to be covered in the Workshop include how to meditate, clearing the chakras, mantras to assist meditation, techniques to reduce stress and tips on how to meditate at home.

Date:
Sunday 30 November, 2008
10.00am to 4.00pm (Doors open 9.30am)
 
Venue:
Sahaja Yoga Meditation Centre
10 Clarence Street, Burwood, Sydney
(short walk south of Burwood Railway Station) 
 
Workshop cost:  FREE! 
 
Meals and materials:  Lunch, morning tea and workshop materials will be provided at a small cost. ($5 by donation at the door).  

If you would like to attend, please email us indicating the number of people wishing to attend, so that we know how many people to cater for. Email your details to: workshop@freemeditation.com

We hope to see you there!

Originally posted 2008-11-20 18:17:05. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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