The book of poetry I just wrote came out of a period when I fell in love with the Divine as the Beloved Lord (think Radha/Krishna). My heart has returned to it's firsl love, our Maa. All water is of the same essence but as ice it assumes many shapes. I have experienced the love of the Divine in many forms. When I open to them; the love and bliss is the same. My Maa is the One who takes me to the realm of bliss!
I think that the deep suffering I experienced during many years of depression dredged the channel of my heart to a great depth. When I opened my being to Maa's love there was a wide and capacious space for Her to inhabit. The experience of depression also taught me compassion. Pema Chodron talks about boddhicitta expanding when we let our suffering open into tenderness. There is always a choice. We can choose to let life's experiences harden us or create greater compassion for ourself and others.
My connection to Maa and living my life as an expression of Her love are preeminent most of the time. I become more truly myself whenever I see all of life through her eyes. As a prayer chaplain I find great joy. It is an incredibly precious experience to hold the hands of another human being and look into their eyes. God is there! Then to have the privilege of being a sacred listener to their heart needs. Being able to see them in their Divine potential and opening to the Divine that It's words may flow through me to comfort, bring hope and healing to their wounded soul. Neither of us is ever the same. We are transformed by the experience! My ego led life pales in comparison. I am more truly myself now than at any other time in my life.
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As a disciple of H.H. Sai Maa Lakshmi Devi I received training and initiation to offer Ananda Jyotir Diksha. For more information on this and Her Holiness Sai Maa Lakshmi Devi go to:
What is Diksha?
Diksha, or initiation, is the physical transference of divine energy, or light, directly into the brain, which initiates the process of Enlightenment. Sai Maa has also called Diksha: Initiation of Light into the Brain, Initiation into the Supreme Light, and Initiation into the Path of Enlightenment. This transmission of energy, of Light, of consciousness, of Shakti restructures the Brain and brings it into its original illumination. Because of the distortion of human consciousness, the brain consciousness has moved into imbalance. With Diksha and Brain Illumination work, the brain is brought back to a place of harmony and balance.
Diksha is the resplendent Light of the Self, God and Spirit flowing through your soul, transmuting seeds of karma. Diksha cleanses the mind, heart, emotions and personality of impurities and desires that have stood in the way of inner Truth, awareness, life, and healing. This transformation of brain functions allow your awareness to move into a higher frequency and a deeper state of meditation. Over time this transformation begins to stabilize itself. This means that this state of awakening, this first step of Enlightenment, starts to become permanent.
Through Diksha, and the resulting transformation of the brain and karmic patterns, you can move into the vastness of consciousness, where the power of love, of your own heart, starts to reveal itself. With the power of love in your heart it is easier to experience the expression of the Divine as joy.