By Rosemary (Rudrani) Nogue
I am grateful for Guru’s Grace. This is why I give dakshina (financial support). It is a powerful practice that increases my capacity to receive Guru’s Grace. I always donate to our Ashram’s semiannual fundraisers. They are opportunities to reciprocate and express devotion.
Donating is a valuable, concrete way to express gratitude for all I receive. My life would be so different without my Guru — Swami Nirmalananda — and the Grace that flows through her.
Years ago, I became aware of a tangible inner upliftment when teaching Svaroopa® yoga. I didn’t have a name for it then. Before teaching, I would internally ask her, whom we lovingly call Gurudevi, for support. What I now recognize as Grace arose inside and still does. It allows me to teach from a place of deeper awareness. At the beginning of group meditations, I offer arati and a chant to our lineage. I settle deeper inside.
Of course, Guru’s Grace is always available to me, not just when I’m teaching. Grace supports me touching into Self in day-to-day life. Yet I must do my part to be receptive to this Grace that is always flowing. I choose to increase my capacity, so I have space to let Grace in.
I offer devotional arati to Gurudevi and our lineage morning and evening. I immerse myself in beautiful Ashram practices and programs. Daily, I partake of mantra repetition, meditation, and chanting. I zoom into Swami Sunday with Gurudevi and our swamis. I regularly enroll in Gurudevi’s Shaktipat Retreats. I use her many Freebies offered online. The more I open to Grace in my life, the more I am empowered. My capacity to receive more Grace expands.
When I am in the flow of Guru’s Grace, life is easier even when challenges occur. I am clearer because my mind is quieter. I am present. When I am in the flow of Guru’s Grace, I am more my true Self. Grace is an integral part of my life. Gurudevi serves as a riverbed for Grace to flow through. The flow finds me when I am receptive to letting it in.
Grace is always flowing. When you are receptive, you let it in. Offering a financial gift nourishes your capacity to receive Guru’s Grace. Your donation also nourishes the Svaroopa® organization, which provides Gurudevi’s teachings and free offerings to you. Guru’s Grace opens your heart and mind so you can experience your Self.
Please donate with an open heart and mind, so your heart and mind open even more. The act of donating, in any amount, gives you an inner upliftment that builds on itself. I offer my deep gratitude to you for considering this invitation!
Donate today on our website. You can 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!