Beyond the sea, embedded in seven hills lies a town that is known as the 'Northern
Light' of Europe. It has a breathtaking history and is the capital of a strong
and openhearted nation. We are talking about Edinburgh, Scotland, or 'Edinnboroo'
like a local would say. There are uncountable stories to tell about this most
interesting city, but for today we are only going to tell one.
HOW GOETHE HELPED TO SPREAD VIBRATIONS
Once a year Edinburgh changes into a paradise for every artist. Dancers, storytellers,
jugglers, acrobats, musicians, filmmakers, writers, artists and actors meet
in August and compete with the Scottish Tattoo for some audience. From the 2nd
to the 26th of August the biggest Art Festival in the world takes places in
the medieval heart of the city with one Million visitors who come along that
month to choose between 500 shows per day. The Royal Mile, the main street which
goes from the castle to the palace, is overcrowded with artists who advertise
their shows and possible audiences who want to take their pick for the day.
This year was a special year for the theatre lover, because there was only
one play which had vibrations and that was Goethe's 'Faust', performed by Theatre
of Eternal Values, Shri Matai's very own theatre company. Shri Mataji saw the
play last year in Canajoharie and praised the performance, so TEV Canada decided
to try bringing the enlightened play to a bigger audience. With the help of
the Scottish Yogis and the financial support of TEV Germany, Austria and Switzerland,
the try became reality.
Flyers were distributed throughout the festival, TEV-Angels from other countries
came and helped advertise the show and supported the Scottish collective who
booked a booth in the beautiful Princess Garden, next to the fountain, to give
self-realization. Together we had the goal of giving 1008 people self-realization.
Well, if we made it or not isn't sure but the fact is that about 250 people
saw the show and about 600 SY flyers have been given out to people who asked
for it and had hopefully received their self-realization, either at the booth
or in the performance.
Miracle after miracle happened during this time. An Iranian family of eight
came, asked for their self-realization and felt it so strongly that they got
lost in the vibrations. On the weekends, the line-up for raising the Kundalini
was so long, that no one had a chance to take a break. A lady in a wheelchair
wanted her self-realization and went away with the most beautiful smile on her
face. Meanwhile, TEV spread vibrations in the theatre. The play, focusing mostly
on the old fight between Good and Evil, also has a very strong emphasis on innocence.
Gretchen, the heroine in the play, thinks that she has lost her innocence but
asks the Holy Mother for forgiveness and is redeemed. Faust also at the end
sees that there is another way and turns his back on the devil who had given
him youth and the young Gretchen.
Of course, nowadays it's not a crime anymore to have children before marriage
but at Goethe's time the consequences were dreadful. As a result, we had an
audience which either could understand the play or couldn't. Of course it might
have also something to do with the vibrations, which got a tremendous strength
during the play, or Shri Mataji's photograph which was in the theatre as well
and was introduced every night, each performance being dedicated to Her. Most
evenings we had a very receptive audience. A Jewish man from Israel shook all
our hands and thanked us for the wonderful play; a journalist from Croatia looked
at us for a very long time with a smile of total happiness; a couple in the
front row went out with glowing faces and shining eyes and even young people
made us compliments and liked it a lot.
So we might have, after all, hit our goal! We certainly had three weeks of
joy and appreciated each other's company in the collective. The multicultural
meetings we have in SY are always fascinating, and the blending of qualities
which every nation has just raises the awareness of all of us. And so once more
we will part away with wonderful experiences, sweet memories and joy in our
Thank you, Shri Mataji, for giving us this great family which has received
us with open hearts and the hospitality of their homes.