Tapping into Grace

By Ellen (Lajja) Mitchell

Board President, Svaroopa® Vidya Ashram 

I am honored to announce our Ashram’s 2022 fall fundraiser.  Our theme is Guru’s Grace (guruk.rpa).  We are focusing on the Grace that Gurudevi brings us, having received from her Guru, who got it from his Guru.   

This Grace has led you to the Svaroopa® yoga practices.  Like a constantly flowing river, Grace flows through Gurudevi’s teachings and all the teachers whom she has trained.  Guru’s Grace is everywhere.  It will find you when you need it.  

Gurudevi teaches us many ways to access Grace.  The list includes Shaktipat, meditation,  repeating mantra, chanting, and practicing and teaching Svaroopa® yoga.  Guru’s Grace is always there for us, always with us.  We can reach out (in) anytime, anywhere.  We can float on it, settle into it, or dive deep.  It is there always.  

When you support our Ashram with a financial gift, it’s not about how much you give.  It is the act of giving itself that puts you in the river of Grace.  A contribution of any amount supports the source of the teachings. 

One of the ways that I tap into Grace is by saying mantra.  Just one and you have tapped into Grace.  Say more and you can immerse yourself in the river.  If you have not yet tried our free Japa Club, currently offered twice daily, try it.  Say the mantra out loud with Gurudevi and others, you’ll experience the power of Grace. 

For me, mantra is a reset button.  It grounds me.  It settles me and allows me to tap into the river of Grace that runs inside me. No matter what is going on in life, Grace is still there, waiting within, to welcome me home to my own Divine Essence. 

To be devoted to Grace means being devoted to your own spiritual path and your own Self-Realization. It keeps you steadfast in yoga, meditation and life. Gurudevi advises us to look for the Guru in the depths of our own hearts.  Guru’s Grace is not about the Guru.  It is about you.  It’s about finding your way inward.  How beautiful is that!  

Join me in immersing your Self in the Grace of dakshina, selfless financial giving, to support SVA.

Donate today.  Click below or call us at (610) 644-7555.  Or you can send your check to Svaroopa Vidya Ashram, 116 E. Lancaster Ave., Downingtown, PA 19335. Thank You!

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