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