1. Experiences on meeting His Holiness Dr Athavale for the first time
I had come to the Spiritual Research Centre and Ashram on 9-May-2016 for the 5-Day Spiritual Workshop. During the workshop I came to know that I had spiritual distress. On one of the days, we got the good news that His Holiness Dr Athavale would be meeting us. That morning I felt very tired as if my vital energy had been sucked out. Along with this my stomach was upset and I had to go to the restroom frequently. I was told that the reason for this sudden distress was because the negative energy affecting me was reacting to the news of meeting His Holiness Dr Athavale. I wondered how I would be able to sit through the satsang with my upset stomach. I kept praying to be able to stay in the satsang of His Holiness Dr Athavale for the full duration. During the satsang with His Holiness Dr Athavale, I did not feel distress, instead I only felt happiness and my spiritual emotion was awakened.
After satsang, I went to my room and had to go to the restroom once more. Then extreme pain started in my stomach and I felt like vomiting. There was a large ringing noise in my head, and it kept getting louder. I started feeling dizzy and I felt I needed to lie down immediately. Totally disoriented, I stumbled towards the bedroom and I remember shouting, “I surrender, I surrender!” But before I reached the bedroom, I fell down and my field of vision blackened and I felt I vomited something out. I felt something negative and black was expelled from my body. It felt like a spiritual cleansing as I was lying helplessly on the floor of the corridor. I did not have the strength to move nor speak. Seekers who were nearby heard me and came to my aid. I remember crying with gratitude due to all the love from seekers that was given to me that day. I felt very fortunate that just by meeting His Holiness Dr Athavale this negativity within me was expelled.
I want to bow a million times in gratitude to His Holiness Dr Athavale!