El Morya's Garden
Celebrating the Sangha and the Can-Do Spirit!
By Rev. Jaspal Soni and Rev. Lois Drake
In many dictations the ascended masters have shared the significance of India and America as twin flame nations for the earth. Saint Germain has held the vision for India for centuries. In 1977, he said: “India and America are two of the greatest nations in the entire world. Although mankind are not aware of it where India is concerned, the ascended masters are.” (Pearls of Wisdom, vol. 20, no. 33, August 14, 1977) and “Take notice, please, that the name ‘India’ begins with the letter ‘I’ and ‘America’ with ‘Am.’ Is this not significant?” (Pearls of Wisdom, vol. 2, no. 20, May 22, 1959).
Guru Ma during her pilgrimage to India in 1980 revealed the seven chakras of India while she was with the devotees in New Delhi. She said the chakras of India were as follows: Crown (Sri Nagar); Third Eye (Rishikesh); Throat (New Delhi); Heart (Jaipur), Solar plexus (Mumbai), Seat of the Soul (Hyderabad) and Base-of-the–Spine (Chennai).
The Opening of the Heart Chakra of India
Jaipur is also called the pink city of India. In September of this year, three members of the Chananda Cultural Society, Jaspal Soni, Lois Drake and Poonam Chugh traveled to Jaipur to assess the feasibility of conducting the first of a series of workshops on the teachings of the Ascended Masters. We had a pending invitation for some time from one of the local seekers who had attended the first Summit University Seminar held in New Delhi in 2013. On September 18, 19 and 20, we visited Jaipur which is about 175 miles from Delhi and is accessible in 5 hours by train.
We made arrangements for accommodations in downtown Jaipur in a comfortable Western-style facility at the residence of one of our former guides, Mr. Dependra Singh. Dependra had been one of our guides who had helped us during our previous four India pilgrimages in 2009, 2011, 2013 and 2015. He lives with his wife, father and two teen-age sons in a nice upper-class neighborhood. The house has three guest rooms and a large basement that can accommodate up to 100 people for workshops.
We met with our local contact (Mr. Bhanu Pratap Singh) and his team to discuss the prospects of media advertising through different venues such as the placing of ads in local newspapers, distribution of fliers in the local area and other means. We drove around the neighborhood to get a feeling of its layout and energies.
As a result, we have planned two workshops in Jaipur on Saturday, December 2nd and Sunday, December 3rd to share the teachings from 1:00-4:00 pm conducted by Jaspal and Poonam. We pray that the angels will bring all who are meant to attend the workshops.
Historical Significance of the City of Jaipur
Jaipur is the capital and the largest city of the Indian state of Rajasthan in Western India.
In combination with two other cities of Rajasthan, Jodhpur (blue) and Jaisalmer (yellow), Jaipur (pink) forms the threefold flame of love, wisdom and power for the state. Raja Bharmal, the ruler of the Amber City (now the city of Jaipur) in the sixteenth century, offered his daughter Jodha Bai to Emperor Akbar to form a political alliance between the Rajputs and the Moghuls. El Morya, who was embodied as Akbar was reincarnated as a Rajput prince in Rajasthan in his last life.
Victory Workshops at the Ashram
Beginning November 4, Chananda Cultural Society will embark on an eight-week course of how to work with one’s Mighty I AM Presence for healing and to achieve life-goals through seven practical steps. The title of the workshop is “Claim Your Victory Now!” The timings of workshops are every Saturday from 2:00 -4:30 pm. These steps are modified for India but are based on the presentation given by the Summit Lighthouse Board in the month of May during a webinar.
Celebrating Diwali at the Ashram
Diwali was celebrated in India on Thursday, October 19. It is the biggest and the brightest of all Hindu festivals. Some believe it to be the celebration of the marriage of Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth, with Lord Vishnu who represents the central figure in the Hindu Chart of the Presence. Diwali also commemorates the return of Lord Rama (along with his beloved, Ma Sita, and his brother, Lakshman) from a fourteen-year-long exile after vanquishing the demon-king, Ravana. In joyous celebration of the return of their king, the people illuminated their kingdom with clay oil-lamps and setting off of fire-crackers.
As in previous years, we decorated the ashram with lights and distributed gifts to the staff of the ashram building who serve selflessly to provide comfort for our members and visitors. Our members visited the ashram to bring offering of prayers and gifts to the ascended masters. It is indeed a holy period of communion and peacefulness. On Diwali eve, we went over to the public park located across the street from the ashram and celebrated Diwali with Chananda’s Children by sharing with them the meaning of Diwali and distributing refreshments. It was a joyous feeling to be with the children and their parents in the flame of oneness and community.
Chananda Cultural Society hopes that you had a blessed Diwali. Thank you for your prayers and loving support always!