I’m sitting in Guruji’s room on a padded bench directly to the side of him; approximately 3 feet away.
Next to me is a middle aged Chinese couple. They sit quietly then catch Guruji’s attention and begin to tell their story.
The man was a policeman for 30 years, his wife a loyal companion and mother of their only son. It comes to light that their son committed suicide (no explanation) and apparently the father found him with massive amounts of blood all over.
The Man can’t get the horrific tragic scene out of his mind. He’s been haunted by the incident since it happened and hasn’t slept for months.
He quit his job out of sheer exhaustion and trauma and lost all sense of peace. His wife also feels completely broken for herself and her husband; numb with the tragedy. They haven’t eaten or slept for months, and are besides themselves with grief.
As they continue to tell their story, Gurudev listens compassionately to their pain. All of us in the room feel such deep empathy for this beautiful couple. Guruji hands them Prasad (a beautiful orange) and assures them, it’s going to get better. (Both are taking the Shakti Kriya course).
Guruji looks at the wife and softly Asks: “It’s better already isn’t it?” She nods. Guruji reassures her it’s going to get even better for them, and they will be able to sleep again without constant images of the tragedy.
They begin to relax, as Guruji naturally hands out Prasad to others sitting near.
He spontaneously starts joking with me and the mood in the room lightens.
I decide to ask Guruji about my love life: “Where my man, Guruji? Have you found him yet??”
“I have a 75 year old for you – and he’s vigorous/strong and he has plenty of money”
“OH NO! Are you kidding?” I complain. “I want a younger man!
Guruji suggests John Osborne, who’s sitting at my feet, leaning against the bench.
“Heck NO!!” I emphatically moan. “He’s way too old for me. I want Mikey!!” The place roars with laughter. Mikey (Michael Fishman) turns beet red.
“Don’t encourage her” he implores of Guruji and the crowd
“Dvorah”, Guruji counters, “Mikey’s already taken.”
“I don’t care!” I beg, “I want Mikey” (The place laughs uncontrollably, as Mikey looks around as if to say GET ME OUTTA HERE!!
I’m now beaming with Glee! I love seeing Mikey so uncomfortable (cause I love him! hahahaha :D)
The room begins to naturally calm down and Guruji hands out Prasad as devotees leave and let others come in to receive a final evening blessing.
The couple sitting next to me turn and offer me their hands:
“We want to thank you.” they say. “This is the first time we’ve laughed since the tragedy. We want to thank you for making us so happy again.”
I’m taken aback: “I’m so happy to have helped in any way. It was fun, wasn’t it? It’s so wonderful to see you laugh.”
We laugh together again, shaking hands and bow our heads.
We leave Guruji’s room with more Prasad and chuckles and happily skip to our rooms. It’s late and we’re ready for sleep.
I have a final thought as I lay in my bed drifting off into space:
The WONDER of the infinite is unimaginable….and healing is a natural WONDER in the presence of The Divine.
The next day as the huge Shakti Kriya course ends, participants share their various experiences.
The Chinese couple (I met last night in Guruji’s room) gave their testimony, tearfully proclaiming they had their first peaceful night’s sleep in months, feeling tremendous relief at last.
This is the second story of the three miraculous stories.
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