On the occasion of the first anniversary of our beloved Mother Shri Mataji’s worldly departure, a press release on behalf of Canadian sahaja yoga practitioners was submitted through Market Wire on February 23 at 9AM EST, and it was broadcasted around the world.Reuters, the largest news agency globally picked up our press release and posted it on their website. It was also posted on MSN, MarketWatch and NewsBlaze under the Title: Observing the Anniversary of H.H. Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi’s Maha Samadhi.
Shri Mataji left her human existence on February 23rd, 2011, in Italy. We have realized very shortly – everywhere around the world, as well here in Halton-Niagara region – that with Shri Mataji’s yogic powers, She came and bid farewell, provided comfort, love and answers to ALL Her spiritual children .. one by one .. exactly on that day or around that day of February 23rd. She appeared in real form, or as a vision or in dreams not only to adults but as well to children that are having this spiritual connection through sahaja yoga meditation and Kundalini energy awakened.
In this article we have started to gather-together such experiences, first from our yogis that are part of what we call ‘Halton-Niagara Sahaj Family’. Most of them had never met Shri Mataji in person … but see how She managed this before She left her human existence.
Gladys, 71 years old – sahaja yogini from Oakville: Motherly Saviour Appearance
One of my experiences with Shri Mataji since I have joined Sahaja yoga, is that every night when I get to bed and I do a Bandhan (protective rainbow of subtle energy) before going to sleep, is that I feel and see Mother (Shri Mataji) very close to me, like saying: ‘Have a good night, every thing is going to be OK. Tomorrow is going to be a better, and brighter day.’
Another thing that happened to me at that time in 2011, is that I was suffering with a bad migraine as many days in the past, but this night was terrible, and after taking many medication, I did not know what else to do to relieve this excrutiating pain, and I raised my hands to God like trying to get some help, and that I saw, (and I was not at sleep)…. I clearly saw the sacred Heart of Jesus, and Mother at his side with a sweet smile on her face, in a beautiful red dress, like giving me some support, and telling me, one more time: ‘It’s going to be all right’, and at that moment I fell like Bliss upon me, at felt at Peace, all the pain was gone. Little that I knew, that the very same night, Mother had passed away, and
She was with me one more time…….
Thank you Mother.
– Love, Gladys
Rajani – young mom from Oakville: Dream with Blessings
I had a dream about Shri Mataji. I think it took place in our basement. I was standing there, and in a circle there were other sahaja yogis sitting on folding chairs. In the centre of all of us was Shri Mataji – I think she was wearing a blue sari – and She was touching the top of our heads (Sahasrara chakra – or the crown chakra), one by one. She was happy and smiling 🙂
Paula – flight attendant from Burlington: Dream with Powerful MessageMy dream was that Shri Mataji came to visit one of our (Halton yogis) homes during one of our sahaj potluck dinners. She was sitting on a beige couch socializing casually and I wanted so much to bow and do namaste to my guru to welcome her and show my respect. When I got down on the floor and my head touched the ground,Shri Mataji got up and put her whole body over me.
She was as light as the lightest blanketbut I could feel her presence and knew she was helping clear my chakras.A long time after, I got up and sat with her on the couch.She was joyful but seemed a bit tired.She looked at me and said «Now you do the work…» and Smiled.”– Love, Paula
Debbie – from Burlington: Always the Mother, even for our own Beloved Mothers
It was the morning of Feb 23, 2011. I woke up with such a strong urge and need to meditate. Before starting, I noticed a light in Shri Mataji’s eyes (in the photo I have at my yoga meditation space I have in my house). I said to myself, “I do not want the light directly in Mataji’s eyes” so I adjusted the photo. Later on and while working, I looked at my own mother’s photo and said to her “maa, please let me know that everything is okay”. (My dear mom died on Jan 31, 2010 and today would have been her 76th birthday). Within a minute, the phone rang and I got the news of our beloved Mataji).
On March 1, 2011, Shri Mataji came to me in my dream. She was wearing a white sari with a brown border. She was coming to visit us in Canada and we were making preparations to have everything ready. I recalled making some sweets using flax seeds and giving Ahilan (a dear yogi) one to try. It was for Mataji so it had to meet approval and this it did. Shri Mataji was smiling so much, she was very happy, she approached me and said “so this is Debbie”. My heart was full of joy as I was thrilled that Mataji knew who I was. Then I saw her wearing a long brown robe. There was a young lady with a baby boy. This lady was depressed and sad. Shri Mataji was under a white sheet that covered both of them. She was talking to this young lady and helping her through her difficulties.
In January 2010, Ioana gave me a couple very powerful photos of Shri Mataji. I introduced my mom to Shri Mataji and gave her a picture which was placed in a frame and in her bedroom. I told my mom that Shri Mataji will take care of her. On January 27th, 2011, mom went in for a very simple surgery. I placed Shri Mataji’s and Shri Ganesha’s photo in her hospital room. My mom’s condition worsened and on January 31st, 2011, I was praying so much to Shri Mataji, Shri Ganesha and Shri Jesus. I asked for a miracle to help my mom recover. I was so tired and did not sleep for a couple days so while my other sister sat with mom, I decided to shut my eyes for a little. I immediately saw a field that was filling up with white daisies in an ascending order. I quickly opened my eyes because I felt that Shri Mataji (whose English name is Daisy) was going to lead my mom on her journey. Later that morning, my mom passed on.
I went through a very dark and sad period in my life after this. I could not cope with the loss, I could not sleep, did not eat and did not want to be around anyone. In the middle of March 2010, Shri Mataji came to me in a dream. She was giving me a bunch of bananas. I felt that she was telling me that it was time to go back to Sahaja Yoga, she was offering me fruits, nourishment, sustenance. Two weeks later I went back. My Sahaja family was there ready and waiting to help me. On the first day, I received a very strong and powerful workshop from Ioana and others.
Words cannot express the gratitude and love I have for Shri Mataji and my sahaj family for bringing light into my life. This pure knowledge of Sahaja Yoga has transformed me from within and has been my compass on life’s journey.
Lots of love always, Debbie
DIVINE DREAM for/from Oakville , OntarioIt was a warm, mildly windy day. It was our Sahaja Yoga premises on Lake Shore road in Oakville , Ontario , backing on to Lake Ontario . I walked out from our large back yard towards the lake, telling myself we should have a very good fence here with a gate and a lock for the safety of our SY children, lest they may walk to the lake unsupervised. Yes, it was our Sahaja yoga property.I walked towards the lake and stood on a boulder there on the shore, and there, close to the waters, SHE (Shri Mataji) was sitting, wearing a beautiful sky-blue sari, with HER divine feet close to or in the waters (I am not sure), looking up at me with that divine smile on HER beautiful radiating face! Yes, it was our Ma… smiling, with full of joy, swinging HERSELF back and forth. Yes, SHE was enjoying being there and yes, SHE was talking to me in my mother tongue Kannada!I was so comfortable too! I was so relaxed and so close to HER in my heart I forgot SHE is our Divine Mataji and I should do namaskara (salutation) to HER. I was just looking at HER and listening to HER talking, no reaction, it was pure joy.Then our dear Ioana walked to lake from our SY house and stood on the shore with me, but closer to Shri Mataji. Shri Mataji continued talking to us both, still in Kannada. I signaled Shri Mataji with my eyes that Ioana couldn’t understand Kannada. Mataji, without saying a single word about it, simply conveyed me (was it mischievously? I wonder) that SHE would talk in Kannada only. Now, I started translating HER talk to Ioana, in such precise English, that I could convey Ioana whatever Mataji said in a couple of words (English). Even in my dream I was surprised at those precise English words I used!!! (When I woke up, I remembered a couple of things I translated to Ioana, but, alas, I cannot remember them now).Mataji, SHE just flooded the whole place with HER pure joy. Ioana and me, we were so joyful (you should have seen that ear-to-ear big smile on Ioana’s face!), there was nothing to think, nothing to talk, nothing to do, nothing ….. not even to do namaskara’ (salutation) to our Ma, because our Ma was so close to us we did not feel any formalities between us, it was simplistic, pure joy of being one, HER and us, just one.How much I may try, I cannot convey here in full that ‘joy’. It was just ‘complete joy’.Then, while Mataji was still talking, beaming with joy, all of a sudden, Ioana got so excited as though Mataji touched her with a magic wand. I don’t know what was it, but Mataji did something to Ioana and it seems it was direct communication between Mataji and Ioana and I could only see that Ioana was so excited that her hairs stood up.The way SHE was sitting there, so relaxed, as though it was HER place, it was HER backyard, the way SHE was so restful in that place as though saying “the needed work is done, I am sitting in my backyard, relaxing, come along, join me .. ” , this is the kind of joy I saw in HER face, there was a contentment of completion, this itself is a message for us.I do not know how the dream ended, but when I woke up, I felt our meeting at the lake was just a natural event. It took me some time to realize that we talked to our Mataji and Ioana and I had HER dharshan (divine appearance) in my dream and Mataji did something unique to Ioana which made Ioana so extremely happy, nay, extremely joyful!There is so much I would like to share about this dream, how joyful SHE was, how beautiful SHE was, how close to us SHE was and how SHE made me and Ioana so happy and joyful but, I am afraid, words fail to do justice here.SHE is here for us, all the time, with all HER POWER of LOVE.-Chandra. January 26, 2012.
Chandra – retired professor of economics, Oakville: Spiritual Divine Teacher for Intellectuals
May be all through I was seeing HER as a Human being, that is why all these pains… and, it is my fault. When I see HER as Incarnation, the pain disappears… how can there be death and birth for the Divine ….. how can there be an end and a beginning for the Divine; SHE is just a continuous flow in eternity….. SHE is beyond eternity … SHE is not mine to hold on to! … SHE is always with me and what is there to hold on to? SHE said “I will be with you whenever you remember me…. with all my powers” .
For the Divine HER, this is just a hop in and a hop out, here and there, as Krishna was there with Radha, dancing with her, at the same time with Draupadi, supplying her eternal sari and at the same time, with Gopikas, playing His flute. And we are the blessed ones we were here when SHE hopped on to this Earth…. SHE only said Sahaja Yoga is just one aspect of HER… SHE has other things, other aspects .. … other Worlds …. other levels of consciousness….. other Ramayanas, other Mahabharatas to look after.
Am I not a bit selfish, even foolish, when I cry for HER to be with me all the time in HER physical body….. when will I recognize HER Divine spirit in my Heart… when will I tell my mundane thinking mind to think beyond its limitations …..
I think all this turmoil in me is HER Divine plan ….. plan to cow me down of my intellectual arrogance….. plan to cow me down to surrender….
But, nothing matters now, my vision of HER has expanded beyond of HER physical body, gradually, SHE is sinking in my heart as limitless, timeless Divinity, this feeling is gaining weight in my heart, I am getting a feeling that SHE is like that vast blue sky on me, always there protecting me ….. just above my head … just eternal… I am getting HER picture in my mind not as I see HER in her photos in physical form, but as just ETERNAL. This perception is clearing the dark clouds of pain in my heart as Sun clears the fog…. at this VERY moment, SHE is teaching me what I should really know…. the Eternal Truth of what really SHE is.
Thank you, Ma….” -Chandra
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