Letter from Miranda (Barrie Class)
“Two weeks ago I was welcomed by the Halton/Niagara Yogis to take part in a seminar. This was my first chance to go past the time limited meditation classes and learn more about Sahaja and what it means for me.It was an absolutely amazing experience, and difficult to describe. I will, however, do my best!Being part of a collective group of yogis immediately put my heart at ease. I was able to, for the first time in my life, meet with a group of people and skip the awkward first-meeting, small-talk phase (something I’ve never been comfortable with). Instead I was able to connect on a deeper, heartfelt level. I was able to open up and be completely myself, without being worried about being judged or misunderstood. I spoke straight from the heart, and was answered from others’ hearts as well. Sharing such a special part of me – my passions, interests, hopes and dreams had a completely transformational effect on me. I was able to learn and develop my spirituality without sorting through the layers of obstacles usually created by my thoughts and conditioning. I felt my spirit connect and become one with those around me.In the seminar we spoke about the benefits of Sahaja, watching a video on the effects meditation has on a physical level. We also had a chance to practice (and in my case learn) doing workshops on others. For the first time I was able to tap into collective subtle systems, which makes me very excited. I’ve always felt a need to be more closely/deeply connected to others and to help others at a general level. Being able to strengthen my energy and awareness, I feel much more prepared to be able to do this.My inner light has been slowly growing over the past months and this weekend allowed it to truly shine. When I look in the mirror now, I can see this light coming from within. It has been a beautiful and joyful experience.Being around other yogis, I was able to see parts of me clearly that I have either missed or been afraid to notice until now. I can feel the innocence, the wisdom and the peaceful joy that is part of my core, my very being. I feel a gentleness, a peaceful presence within and around me that is making my life much clearer, more balanced and much easier to flow through.The most difficult aspect of this new experience is listening to the voice inside me, reminding me to be patient and to allow the Kundalini, the love, to work on its own timeline, to grow roots and grow slowly enough so that it will have the strength and stamina to keep steady throughout my daily life.I have many dreams and hopes for the Barrie area, where I live, and am looking forward to seeing them all realized!!All my love, wishes and gratitude go towards those I had the pleasure to meet over the weekend, and to those yet to be met!Yours in heart, Miranda“
Around Thanksgiving there is a Weekend Sahaja Yoga Seminar (Ontario level!) at Couchiching Camp. Register at your classes!
(click!) Photos from International Meditation Retreat/Seminar on Native Indian Land (Canajoharie,USA, 2013)