Sunday, December 21, 2008

Adventure with Amma (November Tour, SR & Michigan, 2008)

The latest adventure with Amma was most wonderful, and as always, deeply transformative. I had the grace and opportunity to be with her in San Ramon as well as Michigan, for a very powerful 2 weeks. It was truly life altering to be with her for what seemed like a very long time. Although this time was much shorter than some of the others tours, the effects of her deep and powerful Divine presence permeated deep into my soul.

Devi Bhava in San Ramon really cooked me from the inside out. All of my neurological signals were scrambled. After a nite of cooking in Amma's Divine cauldron, I have to admit, I felt a lot of resistance in going to Michigan. That resistance deepened as I spend the day traveling to Detroit, and upon arrival, already felt quite home sick, alone, and afraid.

The grace factor was strong, however. From the first day I woke up at the Michigan program, I felt Amma's loving embrace as an invisible hand that guides everything. Now I look back on that week with great affection, with so many special moments, magical happenings, sparkling encounters, and glimpses of a realm that typically seems so distant from us - yet is our own very true nature. Around Amma, one just slips into these moments of transcendental reality, and for a moment, even just a flickering moment, a mortal is allowed to look upon the Divine realms and be awestruck by the beauty, simplicity, and perfection that is always there, just underneath the veil of illusion that we typically wear. What a grace to have Amma in our lives!