El Morya's Garden
Celebrating the Sangha and the Can-Do Spirit!
by Rev. Jaspal Soni and Rev. Lois Drake
The month of April makes nature look very beautiful, especially in the public park located across the street from the ashram, as new leaves come out of the trees and flowers of different colors bloom everywhere filling the air with their magnificent aroma. At the ashram, we celebrated two major events in April which, by God’s grace, added much light and positive energy to the city and the nation.
As we do every year, we celebrated Mother’s birthday at the ashram on April 8 with great joy and enthusiasm. We sent a colorful invitation to our members followed by calling them individually by telephone. We also prepared a booklet for everyone which included Mother’s keynote, “Beautiful Dreamer” and simple decrees, including Heart, Head and Hand and violet flame decrees.
The weather had turned cooler (from 100 degrees F to the low 90s) as it had rained the day before. The wind was very calm and blowing at a comfortable breeze conveying a message that the beloved elementals had done their share of holy work in preparing a perfect chalice of love.
We began around 5:00 pm and ended at 7:00 pm. About 25 people came, including three new seekers. We talked about the legacy of love left behind by Mother in terms of what it means for us to strive daily to bond permanently with our Atman (our Higher Self). Beloved El Morya had talked about this in his dictation which was played during the recently concluded Easter Class at the Inner Retreat.
We prayed individually to Mother and the masters imploring to achieve the gift of permanent bonding to our Higher-Selves before partaking of the delicious fruit cake and many refreshments brought by the community members.
The joy and happiness felt by everyone testified to the presence of our beloved Guru Ma, the masters and hosts of light. Happy Birthday, Mother!
On April 15, we conducted a full-day workshop, “Restoring Wholeness to Your Seven Energy Chakras with the Violet Flame” in Hindi language from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm at a nearby Chirag Residency Hotel. The information shared was about the chakras, in particular the difference between the simple rainbow spectrum we are familiar with as chakra colors, and the ascended-master pastels that carry frequencies and attributes of God’s light.
During our past experience sharing the teachings in India, we have learned that not many people understand the purpose of the seven chakras from the divine perspective as taught by the Ascended Masters. As a result, there are many information gaps and even some erroneous assumptions that are based on human logic rather than divine understanding. Keeping this in mind, we opened our presentation by first explaining the chart of the Divine-Self and the interconnection of the seven bodies—the three upper bodies (the I AM Presence, Causal Body and Higher-Self) and the four lower bodies (the etheric, mental, emotional and physical bodies) with the seven chakras.
We gave a brief overview of each chakra including their positive and negative expressions and their relationships with the corresponding organs in our bodies and the resulting diseases. This portion of the presentation helped us set the stage for introducing the violet flame and the teachings on the purification of the four lower bodies and healing of the human organs by the application of violet flame.
We played the brief YouTube clip by Mother on “Violet Flame and Seven Chakras” and concluded with the chakra purification and sealing meditation by Archangel Gabriel.
Thirteen people came including four new ones. One of them was a retired Indian Army Major General. People asked many interesting questions about the colors of the chakras. We invited them to come to the ashram for the follow-up workshops on Sunday mornings and Monday evenings.
The entire workshop was video-recorded for posting brief segments in the Hindi language on the YouTube, Facebook, our website and other social media venues.
As a follow-up to this workshop, we have scheduled a series of five, two-hour long workshops beginning April 22 thru May 20 (10:00 am-12:00 pm) in the Hindi language on Sundays at the ashram. For those, who will be unable to attend on Sundays, we have an alternate class scheduled on Mondays from 5:00 to 7:00 pm.
Topics will cover the violet flame, angels, ascended masters, the Chart of the Presence, and the science of the spoken word. We will spend at least a half hour in each workshop decreeing so people can experience the power of the science of the spoken word. We pray that these workshops will be a God-Victorious experience for everyone!