I have had many spiritual experiences after meeting Datta. In fact, meeting him was a miracle in itself. So, I share some of these experiences. I had been injured, and started on a path of searching for someone to help me, as there didn’t seem to be a diagnosis for the problems I was experiencing after someone twisted my skull. I just wanted my old life back that was filled with material things.
There was an advertisement in our local newspaper that my husband had found to see Deepak Chopra. I was very excited as I had read many of Deepak’s books. While there, I placed my name on a mailing list for notice of other individuals that might come into our Canadian city to lecture. Shortly after the Deepak Chopra event, I received an email that a man named Siva Baba was going to be coming to town. For some reason unknown to me even today, I ran through the halls of the office telling anybody who I knew about Siva Baba. They asked me, who is he? Stopping to think of this and trying to control my own excitement, I realized I didn’t know. I had no idea who he was. I did know that I was thrilled, like he was my long lost something. I ended up coaxing my two sisters and mother, and several friends to attend his lecture.
That night changed my life forever and after the lecture was over, I knew my excitement about receiving an email about a man I knew nothing about was simply divine intervention. The night of the lecture, the final words from Siva Baba were that the majority of the audience would forget about him and would not seek further. My sister boldly went up to the helpers of Siva Baba after the lecture and said, not us, in years to come we will study his teachings and forever be connected. I was surprised my sister said that, since, I personally truly, did not know what to think although I knew I was in a form of bliss of sorts by the end of the night. I booked a private session for the next morning along with one sister, as one sister did not have the money to go.
I had my session and my sister had her session and after the sessions knew the third sister just had to go, so I gave her the money to do so. This session with Baba surprised me, as it was so beautiful, and he brought out so much pain I held within myself. Not knowing the rituals I left the room, and Baba’s helpers looked at me and said weird, he initiated you. I replied initiated? I had no idea what that was but accepted it.
My sister and I were to go to a Cancer hospital as my mother was getting surgery that morning, for skin Cancer. As we walked through the door, I felt ten feet tall and serene and I could feel my skin breathe in and out. As I looked at the various people in the cancer hospital, I realized I could see Auras and I knew who was sick and who was not. This surprised me a great deal. I thought this is a miracle that I could see that.
That night, my sisters and I were very excited with our experiences and talked about it for some time, at some point we all went to bed. As I lie down and shut my eyes, I was very surprised as I could still see the room as if it existed in a lit glow with all the particles of every object slightly separated. I had no teachings of what would happen after initiation so I trusted it, and let it be.
There was a little fear, as there was such a dramatic change in my consciousness from the very moment of initiation. I tried to let go and not let the fact that I was staring at my walls with my eyes closed. Then something incredible happened if being able to see with my eyes closed wasn’t incredible enough. There was a pin drop of light that stood in the foreground of the shut eye vision, and I saw a face. It was Datta’s face, yet his eyes were blue. His face came at me like the speed of fast ball flying toward me. I just watched this and at some point his face went flying into mine and hit me hard, so hard my head banged in the pillow that lay beneath it. I received a series of faces after that, I at that time didn’t know who those faces were, but felt comforted by them. That night, I was taken to some temple in my dreams by another man and after I had a very detailed and confusing dream.
The next day, although I felt confused about the conscious changes, I tried to go about my business as normal as could be. I needed to go to the grocery store. As I walked by the meat aisle, I again was surprised about an essence within me. I could not touch the red meat. IN fact, what I did was stop and prayed for every pound of hamburger and every roast and steak. I felt nauseated and couldn’t even look at the meat but silently stood near the meat and continued to pray and bless the animals that gave their lives to sit in the packages that stood before me. That was 4 years ago, and I have not eaten red meat since and I continued to pray for the animals as I walk through the meat aisle. That I thought was a miracle.
Since then, I have had many spiritual experiences with Datta and the following are just a few that have been confirmed. The dream I had that night, began to unfold itself in the 4 years to come, little did I know at the time, that I had been given a prophetic insight into my future. All things in that dream had come to pass including my house being flooded. I have prophetic dreams on an ongoing basis, most of them warnings to avert including one where my nephew was killed. Unbelieving my own dreams through the last four years off and on, I ignored it, and he died three years ago at the hands of another. Since then, I believe in my dreams and that is a miracle to me as I questioned my faith on an ongoing basis.
I studied Datta’s teachings and was never fortunate enough to see him again in person. But when Datta went on Youtube, again I was thrilled to see his face again particularly because I began to lose what he gave me. It just began to slip away.
Being on Youtube for the first time, I began to look for others who taught as I still felt lost in myself and my own life. As the last four years included losing many things that were material aspects in my life. I came across some pictures of a man named Babaji. Being raised as Mormon/Christian I had no idea who Babaji was. But when I saw the picture, I couldn’t believe my eyes, as the paintings of Babaji was the man who flashed in front of my vision the night I was initiated from Datta.
One night 4 years after meeting Datta and after watching the youtube videos over and over again, I decided to go on the Astroved site and ask the Astrologer three questions. That night I was in some sort of a dream, when suddenly Datta appeared in front of me. As if he just popped in and interrupted the dream, he kept saying to me, ‘concentrate Mona, concentrate’ and he performed a mantra that I did not know. It felt so real to me and in that state, I knew I was already awake but tried to have Datta remain in my field of awareness. The next day I was so excited with this experience that again I shared it with my sisters. The following morning after, I received an email from Astroved. They said, ‘Datta had a meditation with you.’ I thought, yes, he did!!! I was blessed again. That was a miracle to me because it once again reaffirmed my faith.
The next experience is the last that I would like to share as it took place on January 10, 2008. In watching Youtube I was particularly taken with the unity with God mantra from the Siva Sutras. Over the past 4 years since meeting Datta, I wrote a book and began writing choir music of Sanskrit Mantras. One which was Chaitanyam Atma. In the last two years my mother became very ill with cancer and had been battling 4th stage cancer for a year. By January 10th of this year, the doctors were giving her 12 hours, 24 hours etc to live. As she struggled to breathe, regardless of our differences, I wanted her to not suffer as she was riddled with cancer everywhere. That night I went to the hospital to be with her and began to perform mantras. The last I sung her the song I wrote called Chaitanyam Atma, Sounds of light. After singing the song and performing mantras for about an hour, I hung my head down and drifted into the energy of the mantra. Between awake and asleep I saw a figure reach out a hand toward my mother, and in my mind I thought it was Datta. I often questioned my experiences over the past four years. I think that is part of what I have to learn. And in my own disbelief thought it my own imagination and yet, I allowed the energy to move in and out of me as my skin even 4 years later continued to breathe in and out. Within moments of the image of the man I thought was Datta reaching out his hand to her, I had a very clear vision, of my Mother standing next to me on the left. She placed her hand on my right shoulder and said ‘I am leaving now’. This shocked me, and I bolted my head up and opened my eyes. As I looked at my Mothers face she took her last breath.
These are just some of the miracles I have experienced with Datta and since meeting Datta. The last of course confirmed something for me and I will not question my experiences again. Although I have questioned myself, I have always trusted in Datta and the love that he is and think everyday of the next time I can be blessed enough to be standing next to Datta.