My name is Cherry-Lyn Gehbauer, I’m 21 years old. I was first introduced to ‘Sahaja Yoga Meditation’ a couple months ago, in November 2013. Prior to joining this class, I practiced meditation on my own, although a lot of the time I was very scattered, distracted and unable to concentrate. As soon as I started coming to these classes I found that I became significantly more balanced, more attentive and a lot more aware of my surroundings and myself. I now consistently meditate everyday, I found that clearing my chakras, raising my Kundalini energy has made such a positive impact on my life and how I handle situations.
I can now handle things better and easier, which caused me stress and/or frustration in the past. I found that taking a step back from certain situations and being aware of your surroundings helps in problem solving, and rather than reacting to situations, you have a clear mind.
This is where meditation has truly changed my life because when I’m in a state of thoughtless awareness, that’s when I’m the most creative, courageous and productive. It truly helped me see circumstances in perspective, whereas before I would react too soon, or say things that I would regret later on. I have learned through my experiences that one of the most important ways to experience pure and lasting joy is to live in the PRESENT moment. Also, I’ve become significantly more aware of how children see the world. They have such a zest, enthusiasm, excitement and curiosity about life. Having a child like enthusiasm makes life so much more exciting and adventurous! I found that just because we’re adults, doesn’t mean that we can’t see life, people and circumstances through eyes of innocence. When we live life in that way, life truly transforms for the better! When we focus on improving our inner selves, rather than materialistic things, that’s when the outer things that we desire start to show up. It’s all about being in tune with who we really are, and loving and accepting ourselves unconditionally. Also, I found that meditating in the mornings can transform your entire day! I also meditate whenever I feel like I need to, wherever I am! No excuses, I found it’s just so important to take time out of our day to better ourselves.
This, to me is what ‘Sahaja Yoga Meditation’ is all about! I am truly so grateful that I opened my mind and my heart to this amazing class. Everyone who attends this class is so welcoming, understanding and helpful! I would recommend this class in a heartbeat to anyone who wants to be more at peace, courageous, compassionate, loving and overall more joyful. That is all for now! I hope you enjoyed my testimonial. All the best! – Cherry Lyn
Sahaja yoga truly made me become more aware of other people’s energies and it becomes stronger as you become more spiritual. It’s helped me so much to become more detached of the negative influences and energies out there. It teaches you to protect yourself and to protect your spirit from other people, as well as protect my energy if I am feeling down, not to transfer it to anybody else. It’s given me the strength to live in the present moment, and to live in a child-like enthusiasm. I find myself more and more living this way because of the classrooms and the unbelievable people who attend them! 🙂 I find when things flow naturally with the Universe and we are feeling good, that is truly what life is all about ! I find I tune into subtle signs from the Universe. I do have a little story to share with you all, I had an experience almost 2 months ago that truly changed how I saw things. I started my day off by going to the library to drop off my sister’s book she was borrowing. On my way there I just felt compelled and I wanted a sign from the Universe. I wanted a sign from the Universe on what my next step in life should be. Then something happened that has never happened before. I was crossing the street on a light turning red, and a car was just seconds away from hitting me head on. I was terrified and so thankful and grateful. I believe the Universe was looking out for me, and now that I have joined sahaja yoga meditation I believe in the strong power of the Universe protecting us and guiding us. I realized a couple days after that I had a locket of Shri Mataji’s photo in my purse.Hey there! I am just going to write straight from the heart, hope you enjoy it and other people too!My name is Cherise, I am 21 years old. I joined the Sahaja Yoga group in Burlington at the Brant Hills Community Center in November. It happened very spontaneously. My twin sister and I were looking for something more and something that we can feel a part of and go in depth in. We searched many meditation groups online, and most of them cost money, but not this Sahaja yoga group. That is what attracted us to the group.Before I joined I found myself being frustrated on a regular basis because I wasn’t where I wanted to be yet. I would sometimes beat myself up because of the things I know I had potential to do, but wasn’t doing. I was frustrated at where I was in life and know I wanted to achieve more and to tap into more of the potential I know was out there. About two and a half years ago my friend showed me the movie “The Secret”, which is all about universal energy and how powerful it is. That is what started my evolution as a person and to help others as well realize their full potential and that right now they aren’t all they are capable of becoming.
I really don’t think that’s a coincidence, I truly believe I was protected. I found it so ironic. I was so thankful and grateful to be alive and to make a difference in the world and to show people they can become more and to help others become more. I believe this world can turn around if we are all collective and uniting in a huge way. I choose to look at life through eyes of love and not of fear. I follow my bliss and I truly enjoy the company of fellow yogis and seekers. I am hungry for knowledge so I can help others do the same and change their life the same way it changed mine.I am thankful I found this group because it has definitely made me even more spiritual and it’s an ongoing growth that I am so appreciative for. If it wasn’t for the classrooms, I wouldn’t be who I am today. I find it’s so amazing and so powerful connected to your inner spirit and the all-pervading laws of the Universe. Until next time friends! Love you all! – Cherise
Thank you dear Cherry and Cherise for opening up about your experience with sahaja yoga meditation. We decorated your stories with photos realized by other sahaja yogis like you (Patine – yogini sister from France and Omar – yogi brother from Ontario). Hope you like them! May your life be always fruitful and your chakras and hearts remain always in full blossom! Thank you for your help at our youth classes and with the inner peace workshops we offer to schools in Halton area. Enjoy below 3 more Inspiring Articles.