Hawaii, United States
Eastbourne, United Kingdom
South Carolina, United States
This was my first time participating in a Siddha Yoga Shaktipat Intensive after being introduced to the Siddha Yoga path two years ago.
Toward the end of the Intensive, I started to cry. I knew, somehow, that these were tears of recognition and love. I had always wanted to be loved, but never really believed before that it could be possible. I felt so much love from the people around me in the Intensive hall, even though some of them didn’t know me very well.
That night, after the Intensive, I had an experience in which the space around and within me expanded. I was surrounded by bright, golden light, so strong that it felt as if I had swallowed the sun. I became so drenched in this light that I was convinced that I was radiating it.
I believe that the Shaktipat Intensive has given me access to something that was previously hidden from me—something very beautiful and divine. I am filled with so much love that it seems like my body cannot contain all of it.
I participated in this Shaktipat Intensive with great joy. Ever since I first heard its title in August, this sacred event had seemed to draw closer with a unique and awesome presence and form of its own. Then, the day arrived and there I was, participating in the Shaktipat Intensive, immersed in that precious atmosphere of sacred grace.
During one of the meditation sessions, I was drawn deeply inside in a way that felt both familiar and new. My attention was anchored in my heart. I felt I had come to rest in a sacred abode nestled inside the sacred abode of my heart. It felt as if I had discovered a new, essential layer of my Self. There was a lovely sense of presence and lightness that accompanied this experience.
I am so grateful for the subtle experiences that I have had over the years when I have participated in Shaktipat Intensives. Each of them continues to guide my meditation practice. They are gifts to treasure.
Guildford, United Kingdom
I actively prepared for this Shaktipat Intensive, both outwardly and inwardly. On an outer level, I joined with my community to create a sacred environment for all Intensive participants to be able to receive the precious gift of this event. This communal effort brought our sangham together joyously.
Inwardly, I set an intention to be fully present and engaged in order to be open to receive the Guru’s infinite grace. My experience of the Shaktipat Intensive was profoundly deep and sublime. In the days that have followed, I have been drawn inside over and again. Fortunately, my circumstances allow me to follow these prompts to turn inward and meditate. As I have done so, I have experienced that Kundalini is actively doing her work, helping me to disengage from my limited thoughts and emotions. My gratitude is immense.
Michigan, United States
I offered seva for the Siddha Yoga Shaktipat Intensive. I experienced that doing so gave me a unique perspective on the power of seva. While it required me to remain alert and occasionally focus on my responsibilities, rather than on certain aspects of the Intensive, I unexpectedly found that offering seva enabled me to experience a deeper connection to the Intensive. It usually takes me some time to reach a meditative state, yet during the Intensive I felt as though I was able to effortlessly enter meditation.
I believe that offering seva allowed me to feel more in tune with the Intensive and brought me a profound sense of calm and a deeper connection to my heart. Offering seva held the key to accelerating my journey toward Self-discovery. This experience has enabled me to better appreciate the transformative potential of seva, especially its ability to aid me in my intention to connect with my heart.
I prepared for the Siddha Yoga Shaktipat Intensive by contemplating its title. I felt my preparation was completely supported by the Guru’s grace. When the day of the Intensive arrived, I entered the meditation hall with a sense of great anticipation. I was overjoyed to spend the day surrounded by the grace of the Guru and in the presence of a roomful of loving Siddha Yoga devotees. I experienced that every element of the Intensive moved me closer to my heart.
Since taking part in the Intensive, I have continued to notice how the shakti is still moving powerfully within me. One of the gifts of this Intensive for me is that I feel I am following Gurumayi’s guidance to “embrace calm.” Although certain challenging situations have occurred, they haven’t caused me any anxiety. Also, when I pause, I am aware of a sweet joy vibrating within—and I find that I am able to practice pausing more often. What a blessing it has been to prepare for and take part in this Shaktipat Intensive.
California, United States
Virginia, United States
Hampton Hill, United Kingdom
North Carolina, United States
St. Laurent, Canada