Reported by Vibhuti King
“I knew I wanted ‘The More,’” says Bhadra (Elizabeth) Archer, recalling her reason for enrolling in her second Shaktipat Retreat. “I went with a great sense of yearning. During the retreat, I experienced being at one with Cosmic Consciousness. I felt at one with our lineage including Swamiji, Baba Muktananda and Bhagawan Nityananda. I felt at one with Ganesha and everyone around me.”
“And I know I still have work to do in order to align myself with the Cosmic level. I tried very hard, too hard, to align myself during the retreat. I did not relax. It was not until now, a month later, that I have been aware of subtle changes. I have realized the importance of trusting and relaxing, whether in meditation or throughout the day. I often feel a melting and floating sensation. I am practicing the surrender of each day to God, Guru and Self.”
Shaktipat from Swami Nirmalananda awakens your Kundalini, so the inner force continues to arise within you. Bhadra says, “I now know that Kundalini is at work even when I do not feel it directly. I now see results, even though I have not been experiencing the kriyas I used to depend on as a sign of change. I am practicing being present in all that I do. My heart feels infinite love towards Guruji for all she does for us.” Swami Nirmalananda responds that the end of the kriyas means there’s been a big shift!
Jyoti (Rebecca) Yacobi shares, “The experience of the last Shaktipat is still unfolding. My most vivid memory of it is the descent of energy from Swamiji into the core of my body and my being. That energy was amazingly powerful and subtle at the same time. It ran through my spine downward and upward. All I wanted to do is savor and be in that experience, to allow that magnificent power to percolate into the deepest levels of who I am. The process continues.”
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