Last week, I spent an extraordinary 8-day Teachers Training program for kids in the Bidadi ashram of my Master, Paramahamsa Nithyananda (fondly known as Swamiji). This trip was originally planned for July but it got postponed to October due to some family events. It turned out to be the best decision for me because everything happened so beautifully as a result of the delayed gratification and completion with family!
The moment I entered into the gate of the ashram after midnight, there was a sense of home-coming after being away for 2 years. The smell of the air was so fresh and divine. The Kalabhairava (Lord of Time) deity greeted me at the guardhouse and I offered my respect to the Lord of Time. Everything made me feel so welcome by the Guru’s grace. It was easy for me to immediately assimilate into the spiritual routine in the ashram – starting with 4 am yoga practice followed by 6 am Paduka Puja/Nithya Kirtan (Offer of gratitude and Devotional dance) and then 7 am Nithya Satsang (discourse). Thanks to the days of training in Inner Awakening program which helped me to settle into the pulse of the ashram life.
I thought my sole purpose of this trip was to attend the teachers training called Nithya Dhyaan Yoga for kids but what I didn’t expect was the surprises that awaited me.
The first pleasant surprise was the opportunity to volunteer in the kids programme called Kalpataru for kids which was to assist the children in the practice of 3rd eye awakening and conduct a yoga practice. There were over 80 children from Tamil Nadu and some were from the villages. They were so fascinated by someone which is of a different race taking the class. Their space was so innocence and beautiful.
The second wonderful surprise was the amount of time I got to spend with Nithyananda Gurukul kids and experienced their powerful space of possibility. The Gurukul kids are literally a living enlightened master’s extension, they live and breathe the Guru’s teaching and bio memory. They radiate such extraordinary presence and confidence as well as a complete surrender to the Master. I was given a chance to teach them morning yoga for five days, had several interactive sessions with them to catch their space and find out life living around the Master.
All the Gurukul children had their Third Eye awakened i.e. the awakening of the inner intelligence by the living incarnation that enables them to open up new possibilities in their lives. The Third Eye is represented in the space between the two eyebrows. It is the portal through which one can connect to the rest of the Universe. This connection is the basis of all yogic powers that any human being can express.
One Gurukul child shared with us about her experience in reading the message in Swamiji’s inner space during Kumbha Mela (a spiritual gathering in September). At first, she didn’t know how this could be done. But just by her sheer trust and surrender to the Guru, the words appeared in her inner space. Her experience just gave me such a big click that it is only with deep trust and surrender to the Master that miracles can happen. This is such a precious direct experience, something I would like to transmit to the kids.
Another fascinating experience was their ability to scan the body for any disease or health problem using the Third Eye power. They happily did a body scan for our group and correctly identified the body issues and energy block of each participant. We were totally flabbergasted!
What struck me was their powerful space and trust in the master which can cause miracles in Nature such as an ability to make the rose plants drop its thorns, to get the mango trees to bear more mangoes which are low-hanging, an ability to manifest the turtles as their pet and to cause rain just by doing Rudra homa (a fire ritual). Fundamentally, these kids are living in a divine plane where their lives are designed for enriching the world. The Gurukul (Vedic school) is like an incubator for these extraordinary beings to flower into divine beings under the direct guidance of a living incarnation. I can’t imagine when these children grow up, the kind of conscious waves of transformation they will create on planet earth. Amazing! The more time I spent with them, the more joy and bliss I experienced in their presence.
One thought which came to me – If many more kids in the world can experience this powerful space and confidence, the collective consciousness of the world will experience a quantum shift to enlightened consciousness – Satya Yuga. One thing for sure – I am going to be part of this reality! How excited I am!
In essence, spending time in the Guru’s home is tantamount to entering into a totally different plane of existence – the Guru’s garbha (Cosmic womb). Many great things happen just by His divine’s grace! I look forward to the next trip when He calls again. Namaste 😀