Sunday… I put it in my calendar. This is a day for me. I enjoyed an afternoon outing at the beautiful Yuerba Buena Gardens. I felt at peace with myself. I proceeded to walk over to the SFMOMA (museum). My thoughts were just in a place of calm and serenity and it was a relaxing time. I observed a child, a young girl around 3 years old, entertaining herself not too far ahead of me. Then I noticed the odd situation of her parents ahead of the little girl engaged in a conversation… not aware of their daughter’s well-being. My attention was brought back to the little girl. The child found something rather enchanting towards or in the street and proceeded in that direction. She did in fact make her way to the middle of the street.
I immediately charged after her and entered the street. I quickly whisked her up by her arms and returned her to safety onto the curb of the sidewalk. Myself, well I had not made it to safety as I thought. I was hit by a bicyclist. The impact of the bicycle brought my body back to the middle of the lane in where I just retrieved the little girl. I was on my back – very disoriented – and then I heard a whisper – a very loud whisper in my left ear – a whisper where the heat of one’s breath could be felt. That is how close it was to my ear. And the voice said “DO NOT MOVE”. This voice was very stern and to the point. I listened and as I laid there a moving truck went over my body. Not one part of this moving truck touched me.
Immediately everything came to a halt – I wasn’t quite sure what just took place as it all happened so quickly. I just laid there in the street and chanted Om Siva Baba. At that moment, I wasn’t aware of all that just took place, but my body told me it was life-altering. With all of that, physically I walked away with a few minor aches and bruises. My Spiritual Growth…PRICELESS.
I know that I am truly blessed by Dattatreya Siva Baba. He is always watching over me and protecting me.
I also know that there was a deeper reason that this experience took place. I am so grateful that I have the opportunity to surrender my ego and start from scratch with no human attachments and to find true liberation. The past several days have been extremely powerful and I will continue to rejoice.
Everyday since then and every day moving forward I will sit with Datta and I will not let go of His Heavenly Feet as I surrender my karma to Him as He has so graciously accepted to take upon Himself and crush. Datta has done everything for me. He has given me so much Grace. And with this I will never forget that.
May we continue to accept His Blessings every moment of every day.