I had practiced meditation for many years before my first Shaktipat Intensive with Gurumayi. After my first Intensive, my meditations took on a whole new and different direction, taking me deeper and bringing me to greater levels of bliss. It was totally effortless, as if the shakti
was now guiding my inward direction, instead of my mind trying to manipulate or force itself to go within. New worlds were also opening up, providing such stillness and calm. It was almost like discovering worlds within myself that I never knew could possibly exist.
To this day, almost 25 years later, my meditations are effortless and rejuvenating. I look forward to closing my eyes and bathing in nectar, thanks to Gurumayi's grace through the Shaktipat Intensive.
a Siddha Yogi from Iowa, USA
I was fortunate to be born into a Siddha Yoga family. My grandfather and father served Baba in the 1950s, when Baba stayed at Chalisgaon, a small town in Maharashtra, India.
For me, shaktipat
is a magical word. I had always wanted to receive shaktipat
, ever since I was a teenager and started practicing meditation daily for a few minutes.
My first experience of an Intensive was in 2001. I was offering seva
in the meditation hall, and in all the meditation sessions, I needed to remain alert and focused on the seva
. Then, in the last meditation session, I suddenly experienced a very powerful force rising from the base of my spine and moving up to my head. My back straightened, and I was crying and experiencing pure joy. At the same time, I was thanking Baba, Gurumayi, and Bade Baba for their blessings.
Since this first Intensive, my life has changed. I feel as if my life was elevated into a higher orbit. Now, I never miss an Intensive, and I encourage all my family members and friends to participate in the Shaktipat Intensive in honor of Baba's Mahasamadhi.
a Siddha Yogi from Gurgaon, India