By Julia (Chintamani) Wallis
Guru’s Grace is unconditional and always available. I could never even imagine asking for as much as it gives me. But you do have to tune in to it. Different yoga practices work on your ability to dive inside and allow Grace in. As Gurudevi says, “The key is your receptivity.”
One of yoga’s most important practices is dakshina — selfless financial giving. Like devotion to Guru’s Grace, dakshina comes from a deeper place within. It’s a sweet surrender that flows from your heart. This gift keeps Gurudevi’s River of Grace flowing to you. You can help others be led to the river as well. Please join me in donating to our fundraiser, titled Guru’s Grace.
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 helps support the source of the teachings. You support our yoga and meditation programs. Your donation also supports the administrative and physical structure of the Ashram. You keep the river flowing.
My practice of dakshina started with supporting Gurudevi’s free teachings. A few years into my Svaroopa® journey, I got married and started a family. As I had young children, I wasn’t able to leave them and attend teacher trainings or other programs. Instead, I discovered I could listen to Gurudevi’s discourses that were, and still are, available online. I would do my mothering and listen to the discourses. I could stay in the flow both by listening to the discourses and by financially supporting her teachings.
Guru’s Grace always supports and guides me. Often, when I’m looking for an answer to a problem or a question, the response arises from within. I can tell it’s not coming from my mind but rather from a deeper knowing. This often happens when my students ask me questions. Sometimes my reaction is a small-s thought: “I really don’t know the answer, I can’t help you here.” Then I settle; I become a riverbed that fills up with the flow of Guru’s Grace. In that moment of settling, the answer just pours into my awareness.
Such is the power of Guru’s Grace! It makes a difference in your life. Consider for yourself, how is it that you recognize when Grace is coming your way? And please join me in expressing gratitude for Guru’s Grace by donating to the Ashram.
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!