My Easter with Signs & Angels (Personal Experience from Ela!): Puja-Meditation-Becoming


Jesus says: “I am the gate; whoever enters through me will be saved (John 10:9, NIV).

“Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it ” (Matthew 7:13, 14, NIV).  “The true light that enlightens every man was coming into the world.” (John 1:9) 

“Again Jesus spoke to them, saying: I am the light of the world; he who follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”  (John 8:12) 

“And he was transfigured before them, and his face shone like the Sun, and .. and his face was like the sun shining in full strength.” (Matthew 17:2 and Revelation 1:16:)

Sahaja Yoga Mantra Book about Jesus Christ (excerpts): “You are the Narrow Gate. You adorn the Agnya Chakra. You are the Principle of Evolution. You are the Sun. You are the Way to the Kingdom of Heaven within us , to Sahasrara Chakra. You are the Light in the Eyes of Shri MahaLakshmi.  You allow us to forgive. You were crucified and resurrected in pure Spirit.  You were born in the Primordial Egg. You are the Primordial being, the Aum.  You are Shri Maha Ganesha. You are the Purity of Innocence. You are a Child. You are Alpha and Omega. You are perfect Humility. You are the perfect sahaja yogi. You contain millions of universes.”

“We bow to the only son of His Virgin Mother – the Holy Ghost Shri Mary MahaLakshmi -, in whose every pore galaxies whirl as dust, who was born to teach us of His Father SadaShiva, the ever lasting God Almighty, Om Amen”

On Easter, in Sahaja Yoga Meditation there is always  a great spiritual celebration where hundreds of people of all ages gather together to truly venerate the message and powers-qualities of Jesus Christ within us (at the Agnya energy centre/third eye chakra level) with the pure desire and hope that they will be awakened in everyone.

A meditative puja (veneration in Sanskrit language) is performed collectively during which everyone present maintains a profound thoughtless awareness while allowing to flow expressions of pure loving feelings and humble symbolical gestures.  Each such global meditation event is usually dedicated to a certain chakra (subtle energy centre) and to its subtle powers represented by a certain archetype or incarnation that is universally recognized that had contributed to humanity’s spiritual journey. As we have many sahaja yoga meditation groups all across Ontario, various towns/classes take turns in hosting such global meditation events at the Ontario level.

We  from ‘here’ (Halton-Niagara region) had the honor to organize the Sahaj Easter Meditation-Puja event; Our responsibilities included also the inspirational decoration/set-up as well the features-guidelines for the entire flow of the activities related to this event. Of course, we also sing mantras and songs to spread vibrations in the ether and enhance our emotional beings. During these preparations we learn and experience a lot. Enjoy Ela’s sharing below. Click on the photos 🙂 

Letter from Ela: My Easter with Signs & Angels (Personal Experience!)

Easter 2013 in Ontario - basket with organic eggs

“Dear Sahaja Family,
I would like to share my personal experience while getting ready for Easter Puja. I was asked to help with a backdrop. My ” job” was to paint Archangel Michael (that is the spiritual governor of our Left/Moon/emotional energy channel). He is very close to my heart as I pray to angels daily. Due to previous commitments, one yogini couldn’t paint the second archangel, Shri Hanumana (known as Archangel Gabriel in the Judaism, Christianity and Islam beliefs), so I had to take over. To be honest, I wasn’t happy about it. In my “Christian mind”, painting an angel with a “monkey face” and a tail (as it is represented in the Indian mythology) was a little bit too much for me to deal with.
Here was my first lesson … how hard it is for us to  change our beliefs, we strongly hold on to our conditions in order to “feel safe and secure”, even if this “safe feeling” is fake and is usually fear-based. Back to Shri Hanuman… In order to get to know him better, I decided to study more sahaj knowledge about this archangel. The more I learned about him, the more love and admiration I had for him. When I was ready to paint, I decided to light a candle and invite Shri Hanumana to come and guide me during the process. My intention was to show his beauty, strength, power, and love he has for all of us. I got a regular white candle from a box of candles.
I was absolutely amazed when I looked at the candle’s knot. Believe it or not, the knot was in a shape of a little angel. 
Ela-Wax Angel 1
Wow! I felt like Shri Hanumana was telling me, “Don’t worry, I’m here to show my love and guidance !” For sure he was there! I felt waves of coolness while painting him. When the painting was done, I really felt his love for all of us. To my surprise I realized that Shri Hanuman became closer to me than Archangel Michael. Just one more reflection….
While cleaning Shri Mataji’s silver made footprint
Silver padukas of Shri Mataji
I felt for the first time coolness in my heart, just pure joy and happiness… no need to add more:-) Almost that I didn’t feel like putting them away. I could hold them for hours!
Another little miracle happened just earlier, while writing about Shri Mataji’s silver footprint and feeling coolness in my heart the hot wax from the candle went on my glass table and cool off in a shape of a foot!
Signs - simple yogic experiences of Ela's
I’ve made photos to share these incredibly re-assuring proofs that our awakened hearts are listened to by the Sacred Universal Heart and that we are all speaking the same universal language when Kundalini energy is fully awakened within us. Looks like we’re not helping to organize pujas, pujas are helping us to become better yogis. I’m so blessed that I was able to experience all these beautiful things on my Sahaja Yoga path to spiritual freedom. 

Love, Ela”

Yoginis from Halton-Ontario-2

Of course, as in all traditional spiritual traditions the Teacher, the Guide is the one that facilitates the Oneness and in yoga is the Guru. We are so lucky that our guru is a spiritual mother that is universal in her knowledge and teachings of yoga-meditation’s techniques and wisdom; even more, her powers are truly transformative and are able to be transmitted to her ‘children’ as she used to call us all. Shri Mataji is  ultimately our source of inspiration and the yogic  portal for our union with all and every single great spirit and avatar that walked on this earth. So we honor and invite her to be present with Her spirit and bless us all. Hope you felt it!

 (click!) Miracle of St Gabriel-Hanuman Mantra in the Australian Desert

Ela's painting representing Shri Hanuman aka the Archangel Gabriel who is considered in sahaja yoga to be the governing power  within our solar/right energy channelWe thank Nari and Ela for sharing their photos with us all. More to come!! 


This Post Has 19 Comments

  1. armaity

    Thank you Ioana for sharing such a beautiful heart-touching experience from Ela. It is only when we are sensitive enough to “see” these subtle reassuring proofs that the Divine provides us with, that we can go deeper in our faith , cutting across cultural differences and divides and find universal truth which abides within all of us.
    Thank you Ela for sharing your beautiful inner discoveries and wonderfully portrayed illustrations and thank you Nari for capturing them so effectively in film to reach out to so many of us.

  2. smrite

    Wonderful illustration 🙂

  3. Edda

    Thank you for sharing this experience; i felt so much love in my heart while I was reading Ela’s experience. All my love

  4. Thava Govender

    Thank you Ioana.I journeyed through Ela’s inner transformation in her stories and illustrations .When our sensory receptors are awaken we receive myriads of signals of the presence of the Divine Angels and Devas all around us .Blessings for sharing your Nirmal Love.

  5. Samar

    Thank you for sharing Ella’s beautiful experiece. It is simply emanating pure joy… a stong source of vibrations!
    The pictures are very powerful, thank you so much for sharing.
    I really have to mention the backdrop…WOW! WOW! WOW!
    All my love

  6. govindamayagovin

    It is a beatuful experience, and Mother is a Guru Primordial.

    When you come to Colombia?

    Is posible?

  7. Shivangi

    As soon as I entered into the puja hall that day, I knew it’s special 🙂

    At the end, I didn’t want to move away from the Altar … it was sooooo beautiful and joy giving. Thank you all who made it happen.

    Ela, thank you for sharing such a beautiful experience.

  8. Colleen

    Incredible experience Ela!!! Thank you for sharing. The backdrop was amazing, the vibrations at the puja were so strong!!! I feel honoured to be part of the Halton/Niagara group. Every body did an amazing job!!!

  9. Perviz

    Dear sister Ela, thank you for sharing such beautiful experiences. It is so wonderful to watch you blossom on your spiritual journey. The wonderful backdrop is the testament of your love, devotion and dedication you poured into getting the job done. We all simply enjoyed every bit of it and are blessed to be part of the Halton/Niagara collective.

    Moreover, Nirmal Ma certified her presence, joy and appreciation for her children with strong vibrations during the puja.

  10. Draupadi

    THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR SHARING this amazing story and the wonderful pictures. With LOVE from Austria – Draupadi.

  11. Ayesha Nadeem

    WOW I can understand how Ela feels and superb all this experience was amazing and when i am reading this i can feel vibrations, and i missed the whole time and can you believe in my ears all the voices are puja songs and complete joy. pure love for all of our Sahaj family and love the backdrop

  12. Mahazarin

    It was a beautiful Easter Puja, full of
    Divine blessing for the entire world’s Sahaja family. Thank you Mother for being with us at all times and giving us cool vibrations and joy.

    Thanks Ioana and Ela for sharing your Divine experiences of Shri Hanumanji aka Archangel Gabriel……. what a beautiful way of showing us all, the Divine presence.

  13. Anjali

    Dear Ela,
    I had been just admiring you through out that day when we met at Isabelle’s house. When you were holding Mother’s silver sandals by your heart and you and others were singing while polishing the silver. it was all so sweet and from the heart.
    You really were an instrument of the divine while making the backdrop. There is so much heart in it. Very beautiful.
    Thank you dear sister.


  14. Ela

    Dear Sisters,
    Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your beautiful, thoughtful and loving comments! All my love, Ela

  15. Chandra Sekhar

    Dear Ela,

    How much I am missing by not being amongst you all! Your experience and your narration of that experience is so joyful to read.

    Apart from being bathed by Ma’s love, your writing enhances love amongst us all.

    Thank you.

  16. kusum chandok

    Dear Ela,

    Wonderful vibration! WOW for five minutes I thought I was in Heaven. Thank you so much for sharing this amazing story. What a joyful, powerful experience.

    Mother’s blessing is always with us.

    Thank you Ioana For this beautiful post.

  17. Jolanta

    As a person born into Christianity, it is only after learning what I really need(ed) to learn from Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, and Her capable instruments, that the words of Matthew and John (posted at the beginning of this article), which I had heard so many times in church, and the excerpts from Sahaja Yoga Mantra Book, finally, TRULY, make sense.

    Great painting of Hanumana!

  18. Monica

    Reading this experience, the vibrations are taking me in the realm of thoughtless-awareness. The painting is beautiful and Hanuman’s eyes in the painting emanate such love.Thank you for sharing this.

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