Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Om Namah Shivaya - Shiva Came - by Jean Baptiste

I am grateful to write and grateful that you are reading. Thank You! 

    I was totally planning on making my first post after the initial info post tomorrow but, I realized that I could not sleep until I shared this experience.  

    I have been vibing tremendously high since my spiritual awakening last week.  After suffering through Covid, I haven't been out or invited anyone into my house too much.  After my daily dose of enlightening conversations with people that I deeply connect with, I decided to invite two of those people over that shared almost identical experiences for my first SpiritualiTEA session.  At first I went back and forth about actually having them come over.  I realized I was inclined to make so many excuses to not let it happen because I was apprehensive about sharing such some of the deep experiences that I have been having.  I also have been extremely sensitive to all energy and with being quarantined for two weeks, it was just hard to be around anyone's energy.  I truly respect the people I invited over and am not planning on sharing our experience together until I know they are ok with it, but I actually hope to have them contribute to the Coinonia Now blog!  (if you're reading, this is an official invitation) 

I do wish to share measurable results from my spiritual growth from the whole day!

After my friends left, I decided to journal by the fire.  Journaling is a relatively new concept to me.  One of my friends and spiritual pointers, April Megginson, was the one who finally convinced me to handwrite in a journal.  People have been telling me the power of it for years.  I am so grateful that she got through to me.  

As a laid on the floor by the fire and I grew more open and honest with every line.  I came to a place where I needed to roll over and meditate.  Since my spiritual awakening (By the way, I plan on making a grand post spilling the details at some point) I have been able to access a deeper state of meditation and its increasingly exciting.  This time I started about by chanting Om Namah Shivaya.  What I new this to translate to at the time was "I bow to the light within me".  At the deepest state of meditation Shiva came to me.  

I was deeper and deeper in as half of my body relaxed into my cold floor and the other half was cooking from the heat of the fire.  Maybe I was too close but I was paralyzed wit the light of the universe and I honestly couldn't move once I reached a certain depth.  I wasn't sure if I was traveling anywhere outside my body, but at one point I definitely did.  I am not sure where I went.  I lost time and I found myself totally and completely enveloped in beautiful light energy.  My body was tingling everywhere.  It was at this point that I encountered a large head with glowing eyes.  It was a bit jarring at first but I felt calm immediately after.  It is hard to describe with words the rest of his/her features.  It couldn't tell if it was a man or a woman and at the time, gender did not matter at all.  Looking into his/her eyes, I felt so much energy.  I felt an even deeper connection to the light energy that was was swimming in already. After the brief encounter, the figure left me.  Then I slowly came out of my meditative state limb by limb.  

After this amazing experience I was compelled to look more into the mantra I had been so obsessed with for the last few days.  Om Namaha Shivaya.  I found this article that really broke it down to the elements of the words I was saying.  It was a very scientific explanation of the phrase and I definitely recommend it.  After reading and meditating on what I read, I realized that the head with shining eyes I encountered was Shiva.  I had to research if Shiva was a male or female.  I found that sometimes it's both.  There are pictures and relics where shiva is both himself and his wife Parvati.  I was able to connect this to the fact that half my body was hot and the other half freezing while I was meditating.  It blew my mind!  

I am so excited to figure out what it means with Shiva comes to you. If anyone knows or know someone who may know, please share!?

 I went to a new depth of meditation. When I was in fully, the more I relaxed, the more I left my physical body.  The more aware I became of my body and my surroundings, the more I let them go.  The more I let go, the more free I was.  The more free I am, the more I am true to myself.  The more I am true to myself, the more complete I am.  The more complete I am, the less I have to seek. 

April, told me that I am coming to the end of my seeking.  I am still figuring out what that means.

I decided that I would include questions in every blog post to encourage participation.

My questions of the day are:

Are we meant to live as many lives as we need to find our true selves?

Once we find our soul purpose and complete it, what is next?  Is that it?

After you are done seeking, are you supposed to point or guide?

My experiences so far have led to me believe that we are all connected by the energy that we all feel.  I know that I will embrace that connection with every soul that I am amble to encounter.  I never understood how I could love everyone I meet.  Now I see it is because they are me. We are one.

1 comment:

Jean Baptiste said...

Thanks for reading everyone!