Dear Brothers and Sisters,
We wish to share with you two recent events with Our Divine Mother and Her Family.
March 15 - March 14th was the day of Holi, the festival of colors...
It is currently 4am (Wednesday March 15) here in Sydney and we are all just returning home from Our Mother's house at Burwood, we have a few hours of rest before work tomorrow but the night was so significant it should be shared with everyone just as it unfolded.
Firstly, Shri Mataji and Her family are doing extremely well and everything is proceeding well. March 14th was the day of Holi, the festival of colors, and Shri Mataji with Her two gracious daughters Kalpana and Sadhana Didi allowed us all to play colors with each other, after first applying some color to the face of Shri Mataji and then to each other. What then followed was ordered and vibrated pandemonium within the main living and meditation room of Burwood as all the Yogis took their lead and liberally applied the hues of red, green, blue, indigo and yellow to each others faces. Our once beautiful beige carpet now is slightly more varied in appearance and colourful in nature. The bhajan group played throughout as the air became thick with coloured dust, some of which hit its mark, most however did not.
Soon everyone was upon their feet dancing before Shri Mataji as the night moved into the early hours. It was a night to remember of sheer joy, lightness, and collective worship of Our Mother, at times we could once more see Her beaming smile lite up the room and our hearts . What was most amazing was just prior to the play of colors as we entered the room there was Our Mother quietly seated upon Her chair with rapt attention reading a book. She slowly turned the pages and was quite avidly reading a Marathi book exploring the origins of Indian culture and Sanskrit. It has been some time since many of us have seen Her reading and to see it with our own eyes just brought so much joy.
Quietly we slowly brought groups of Yogis who were working from the house at the time into the hallway so they could also see into the living room and also enjoy the moment. Shri Mataji concluded the reading session by Herself lifting a glass of Diet coke to Her lips and drinking. Fortunately we called our photographer in time and we were able to capture the moment which we will soon post of our site.
So to everyone please pass on the message that Our Mother's health seems to be steadily improving and She is happy and in good spirits, the joy of Her being remains the well spring of our own happiness.
For some 'colourful' photos of this most joyous event, go to:
March 11 - Bhajans at Mother's Feet...
Last Saturday night (March 11) Sahaja Yogis, devotees of Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, the Creator of the Universe and Word Saviour, had gathered in Burwood, next door to Mother's house, for their weekly reunion and collective meditation - At that time they did not know that the Goddess was going to bless them with Her Divine Presence.
When we arrived, the pre-school was locked, so we decided to sit on the front lawn and enjoy the collective singing. We were sitting in the garden near the fence facing Mother's bedroom. After some time we stopped to meditate. At this point, Aunty Kim came over and quietly told a few of us that Shri Mataji's window was open and that She was listening to the music and that we should "keep singing". A bit later, another Yogi passed a written message saying "Shri Mataji is having tea in the bedroom and listening". No more encouragement is needed to devotees who get great joy from offering songs at the Lotus Feet of their Guru.
At one stage, a Yogi from inside the pre-school wished to play Shri Mataji's talk for the weekly program (not realising what was going on outside). When it was explained by one of the musicians what was happening, there was a twinkling smile on that Yogi's face, when he realised that this was the only communion/communication that was necessary. We were also aware that if Mother wanted to sleep, we would have to stop singing. John, who was watching Mother's window, said "As long as Mother keeps her window open we can sing".
This feeling of being very close to Shri Mataji multiplied our enthusiasm and devotion. Our hearts were bubbling with joy.
This seemed to be just a continuation of the previous night, our weekly bhajan night rehearsal. During the first bhajans, I felt my attention somehow flat, lost on its way, not established in the Sahasrara. Then it started to relax and settle itself. By the tenth song, I could feel myself glorified, established in Sahasrara, with no more efforts or tensions. At that point we were all One, one with Her, one with The Eternal Glory of God. A few moments later, a Sahaja Yogi who was looking after Mother came to the fence to tell us that Mother was inviting us to come to Her place to sing more bhajans. We went and all sat in Her courtyard in awe, in auspicious silence. We started singing with unusual power and intensity, while Mother was getting prepared to welcome us in.
Then the curtains and doors opened. We were all invited in and witnessed the most beautiful and auspicious event. Mother was sitting with Sadhana Didi on Her right and Kalpana Didi on Her left. Instantly I felt a strong power of Auspiciousness and Love. I felt as the Mother power was multiplied. Sadhana and Kalpana Didi were holding Mother's hands, sometimes looking at Her and talking to Her and requesting another bhajan or kawali. They were the expression of Mother's Love. They were very happy. Sadhana Didi was bubbling with joy, encouraging her Mother for more music from this "best kept secret" as Sadhana Didi said. Mother closed Her eyes in meditation at times.
With all our love and best wishes,
Your Brothers and Sisters in Australia