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Friday, March 29, 2013

My share on the Siddha Yoga Path website

This morning I finally got around to checking the Siddha Yoga Path website, and found that the Share Your Experience email I sent late last night is featured prominently as the very first share under the Unite-Love-Appreciate-Honor graphic on the home page! 

"My experience is that Gurumayi is inviting all of us, the Siddha Yoga sangham, to unite, love, and appreciate each other, the Guru, and the Siddha Yoga teachings at this special time. It feels as though we are making a new beginning, something that is very much true for me in the past few months. I have re-dedicated myself to my sadhana, my love for Gurumayi, and especially to mantra japa. The fruits of my devotion to God and the practices are immense! I am so excited to be alive and focusing on God now and in this body. I feel I have received an ecstatic outpouring of grace. 
Thank you so much, Gurumayi."
~ a devotee from Nevada, USA

I immediately felt so grateful, and I was filled with wonder. My eyes teared up. I hugged myself. Thank you, Gurumayi... 

Gurumayi chose my share to place right under her message, something that many in the sangham have begun to check daily. (As I observed in my share, something is afoot!) I felt layers of unworthiness falling away, and the new warmth between Gurumayi and myself glowing.

Then as I read the other amazing shares below mine, I felt they were perhaps better, "higher" than mine, for they exemplified the selfless sharing and love that devotees have for each other. I felt so honored to be placed amongst such great words of love. 

(There is always room for growth! I was happy not to be "comparing" in a limited, ego-driven way).

I do not feel that my share was included, or that I was placed first because I am first or better. When I composed the share, I felt that I might be putting words to something that was close to Gurumayi's intention. If so, I'm glad. Either way, it is pure grace, and I experience it that way.

Oh, I still can't believe it! *pinch*



Debbie P. said...

Namaste! I just found your blog and I am in love with it. I, myself, am newly following Siddha yoga path as well as Hinduism. :) I am a devotee of Ma Durga and am trying to incorporate both paths into every aspect of my life, but it is so hard! So many of the resources on the internet are geared towards Eastern Hindus and practitioners, and sometimes I feel a little bit alone! I don't know any other American-born Hindus. I think I will keep up with your blog, because it sounds like you have a lot you can teach me!

What a wonderful blessing to have Gurumayi post your comment. I have not delved completely into it yet, due to lack of resources, but when I see her face I can FEEL her love blasting through space at everyone! I feel like she knew that it was something you needed to see. :)

I hope to read more from you, soon!

jnana shiva said...

Hi Debbie and namaste:

Thanks so much for your comment! I recieved shaktipat from Gurumayi in 1999, and lived at Shree Muktananda Ashram for three years. Her grace is woven into every thread of the fabric of my being.

My Ishta Deva (primary deity) is Lord Shiva, but I have also fallen in love with Durga Maa. She is the might of right, and always sets things right. Jaya devi!

I highly recommend that you check out Hindu Dharma Forums for a great deal of information organized by topic. If you'd like to introduce yourself and ask questions, you will find many VERY knowledgeable Hindus who are helpful and kind whether they are "Western" or not.

I also recommend the Western Hindu blog, where you will also find a list of blogs by other Western Hindus (including mine).

Welcome to Sanatana Dharma, The Eternal Way known as Hinduism. Please let me know if I can help in any way regarding Siddha Yoga Path or Hinduism.

jnana shiva

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