(Sharing a yogi’s recollection from Sankranti Day celebrated with Shri Mataji, on 17th January 2008, Italy)
‘Shri Mataji spoke on the microphone and announced that today is Sankranti.
She said that Sankranti meant the happening of something New. That with the Awakening of the Kundalini within us we have become new. But on the day of Sankranti we should know that we should appease the Devi residing within us and should know how to please the Devi (= the divine feminine power that acts as the creative energy of life in the universe and that is reflected within us as the Kundalini, the innate motherly energy). Referring to the customary ritual of Makar Sankranti when we give Til & Gud sweets (sweets made of Jaggery and sesame seeds) to others she said that this is for spreading Love amongst ourselves. She said we should thank the Sun a lot. Because of the Sun’s Grace so many things happen. Today everyone should offer Namaste Namaskar to the Sun. The Sun’s energy, knowledge & light should come within us. Mother (Shri Mataji) further said that we are all awakened. We have Chaitanya (Divine energy, Vibrations) flowing within us. Now we should use this Chaitanaya. Bring energy within yourself and bring peace within yourself and tell the world that within us only is this energy and that we should get it. From your qualities and from your truthfulness you should increase this and grow this. Today’s occasion is special because of the Sun’s special Grace on us. For this there should be Thankfulness. You have got a lot and you should be getting more and will be getting more. This should be increased. Shri Mataji said that we have done a lot of Puja (an ancient veneration protocol)to Her and She wondered that by doing such Puja what we desired of Her. She said that She desired that we become good Sahaja yogis and show the right path to thousands of people and teach them goodness and for ourselves She said that we should experience the energy that is flowing within us. Shri Mother said that She was very joyful on seeing all of us and.. Smilingly asked whether now She may go ..
and then She Laughed ..
and so did the Sahaja yogis and Sahaja Yoginis present there.“
The above photos aren’t fake; they are simply giving back to us the Reality of the Present and the snapshots were taken innocently by photographers like me and you :-), that had no idea what Inner Beauty their cameras will reveal about those special moments. There are thousands more that capture the light emanated by enlightened people (in the above photos there is Shri Mataji, our sahaja yoga Teacher and Master of Kundalini energy, whose purpose in life is to enlighten people so they can Radiate the Light of Love and enlighten many others. Hopefully the suite of photos are a Proof that this is happening! More articles on Sankranti Festival and its Subtle (Sahaj) Significance will soon come out. This article was based on a simple yet beautiful recollection (the author is unknown, one of the sahaja yogis present there ..) of a get-together in Italy of sahaja yogis and their beloved and venerated spiritual mother, Shri Mataji on the occasion of the Makar Sankranti Festival. Hope you’ve enjoyed it! We’ll celebrate Sankranti Day in Halton with meditations on Sun’s Transforming Powers to be awakened them within us. We usually enjoy our Potlucks following the in-person events. It’s possible that we’ll be singing Praise to the Devi, the Power behind all Existence. Thus, we’ll be experiencing the Yoga as the Connection to the Divine in a “Sahaj Family” loving environment.