1. Receiving spiritual healing from the satsang of His Holiness Dr Athavale
During one visit to the Spiritual Research Centre and Ashram, Goa, India, an experiment was being conducted by the spiritual research team using aura and energy scanners on His Holiness Dr Athavale outside the Abroad section where I was rendering satseva. I was grateful for this opportunity to be near His Holiness Dr Athavale so I began to pray intensely to the Guru principle present in Him for my spiritual upliftment and continued to do so for 10-15 minutes. I felt the love of the Guru principle for seekers coming to me and tears began to flow due to spiritual emotion.
Soon the experiment ended and His Holiness Dr Athavale was walking back to His room. I was a few feet from the door when He walked past and looked at me, smiled and entered the room. His whole countenance was glowing, and His entire aura was blinding me with golden light. His head was radiant and His hair looked golden. I stood frozen on the spot, not knowing what to do1. Another SSRF seeker, Shweta Clarke, saw me and beckoned me to go nearer to His Holiness Dr Athavale. As I walked towards Him, His Holiness Dr Athavale started talking to me.
He told me I was looking more spiritually positive than a few months ago and He asked me what changes I had noticed in myself. I shared some improvements in me and when I was not sure what else to share, other seekers in the Abroad section began to share changes they had noticed in me. While this was happening, I felt a tingling sensation in my body. After some time, His Holiness Dr Athavale praised me and humorously said He had better leave so I could continue rendering satseva.
After he left, the tingling sensation continued in my ears and head. I also felt dizzy and my arms and legs felt weak. Shweta shared with me that this was because spiritual healing was occurring on me through the satsang with His Holiness Dr Athavale2. I was filled with gratitude for this once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Editor’s note :
1. Divine consciousness is yellow in the subtle dimension. Yi Wei was able to see the high amount of Divine consciousness in the form of yellowish-golden light emanating from His Holiness Dr Athavale for some time due to her sixth sense ability of subtle vision awakening. Being unable to move is one of the signs of manifest spiritual emotion, and this is why Yi Wei froze and was unable to move.
2. When a seeker faces spiritual distress, a spiritually positive stimulus such as the company of Saints can initially cause them to feel unpleasant. This is due to spiritual healing occurring on them. In this case, the symptoms experienced by Yi Wei were signs of spiritual healing happening on her. Such symptoms can also have a physical cause, so it is always best to check with a medical practitioner when they occur.
2. His Holiness Dr Athavale’s unique and sattvik sense of humour
Sometimes, while walking around the ashram I would meet His Holiness Dr Athavale. Once or twice I was so surprised that I gasped when I saw Him. Since then, when He saw me, He would gasp and then smile or laugh. The way He would interact with me was so endearing as He would do so in a way I could relate to with humour. I really cherish those moments, and I am constantly surprised by His love and natural behavior at times. I do not know what to expect from Him and it is such a lovely feeling.