June 26th, 2006
I was first introduced to Sahaja Yoga when I was 12. My brother had been meditating for a few weeks and he gave me realization and a picture of Shri Mataji, which I kept in my room. I immediately accepted what he said as Truth without even really thinking about it. It is very easy for children to do this because they don’t really have any ego to tell them to doubt things that they feel are right. Also since I was so young, I could feel the vibrations strongly as my chakras were still quite clean.
Over the next few years, I would meditate only with my brother every once in a while. When I was about 16 I realized the truth of all this, I realized what vibrations actually were and who Shri Mataji actually was. I started thinking more deeply about these things.
When I was in high school I found that I needed some way to get through it. I could feel all the negativity that was present in a high school, all the partying that goes on, all the material desires, and those kinds of things that didn’t appeal to me whatsoever. I had my realization and I knew the futility of all this, I found it very draining. So I began to meditate more regularly.
For the past 2 years I have been meditating and foot-soaking every day and night and have recently been attending collective meetings. I have noticed incredible changes. I find myself not worried about anything. I find myself living in the present only, and enjoying whatever it is I am doing. I am able to concentrate on my schoolwork much better, and the caliber of my work, and thus my grades have improved. I feel more love towards the people around me. I know that every situation always works out, so I don’t dwell on mistakes I think I’ve made, or regrets I have. I find myself wanting to do kind things for others, and I am more aware of the feelings of those around me. The best part is that I know the Truth and I know why all these changes have come about in me. I know it is not because I am a great person. It’s because I am a blessed person. I have been given many blessings from Shri Mataji and everything in my life has become much more joyful because of it.
Thank you Shri Mataji!