Hello Dear Ones,
This is a glimpse of the 4-week Deepening Course which is highly recommended. Do all 4 weeks in sequence if possible. The next best scheduling possibility is doing weeks 2-4; then, do week one following week four. If possible, schedule when Bhagavan will not be in silence/seclusion. Warning: this Deepening is not for the faint of heart!
Margo, so glad to hear your Oct/Nov plans for Deepening; go for all four! What a grand idea to get a group from NM together to go! Prayers for this to unfold... Let’s go next summer, also!
Each day of the 4-week Deepening was very, very intense physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually! Along with many other yogas and processes during the last three weeks, we focused daily on one of the 21 conditions. We were led into many teachings and discussions preparing for the petty self to be slaughtered. Showing the lack of that particular condition, we proceeded with the ritual practices. When helplessness was experienced in the presence of the Divine Sri Murthi, healing Grace was bestowed. When surrender was definitive and Grace descended, I awakened to the presence of sweet peace...resting in the arms of my Divine!
These conditions were grueling to see and to face head on. Fear was a daily companion! Each day I experienced the mind's repetitive speech saying, "There is no problem here that 'I' alone can't solve, and 'I' am not helpless." Oh! These mental charges clutched me! "I am independent, strong, capable and able AND can heal my own self AND need no one to help me!" It was an amazing realization how the mind holds spirit hostage by claiming it has the ability to heal and solve any problem! Also, the mind decorates the garbage that we carry around making it difficult to recognize! "To see is to be free."
My mind's condemnation really showed up BIG time and often, too!! I had NO idea the impact of manipulation and endless chatter involving judgment, significance, prejudice, jealousy, worthlessness, etc. It was honestly great to witness the experience of all this mental activity and have gratitude for these experiences...enjoying the pain!! Authenticity to "the way it is" expands consciousness. "We can not change the mind." "When the impossibility of change strikes you, you are awakened.”
So many visions, miracles, dreams, mystical experiences, and higher realms flowed freely and flowered in abundance. A life review occurred (without physically dying!); the mind died though. Amazing processes, yogas, many journeys in the Oneness Temple, weekly Darshans with Bhagavan, teachings, fastings, Indian practices/rituals, Kundalini movements, and so forth manifest in reality today. These awakening states arouse the warrior to awaken fully. At the hour she will ride with the army of 70,000 horsemen with swords in hand bringing forth the Golden Age!
Being able to experience "All That Is" and having a deeper bond and a closer, more personal relationship with AmmaBhagavan/Divine Consciousness is miraculous! Our bond strengthens with dependency upon God! God is equally dependent upon us, also!
Life is truly awesome! We are privy to such an incredible phenomenon! What an awesome gift sitting at the feet of the Lord!!!! My heart rejoices with humble GRATITUDE!
I really enjoyed sharing with you these few experiences of the Deepening. Prayer continues for your Deepening! I love you dearly. Look forward to seeing you all soon!