4681Re: help - Thank you so much!
- Jun 30, 2004Dear Julia,
Do not despair. Do not panic. You will be fine.
I have experience in being alone and far away from centre
activities. You are about 3 hours by car to the centre in Edmonton.
I live in Alaska, 3 hours by plane to the nearest centre in Seattle
and I've been on the path for 14 years. You can do this.
Now is the time to concentrate on your meditation and establishing
your inner oneness with your Guru. Read the books, phone the centre
in Edmonton, ask Srutika to phone you. Think of the Supreme in your
Guru instead of your situation. Consider that you are manifesting
God in how you interact with others. Take every opportunity for self
transformation. Always, always, keep the Supreme in your Guru in
your mind and heart. Work very hard at keeping the inner connection.
That's where progress is made.
Remember you are in the best of care in Guru's heart. Keep happy and
smiling. Perhaps one day you will have much greater opportunity to
join in centre activities.
--- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com, angel27loving
> [From Julia]
> It was so wonderful to read all the replies I have recieved to my
> "Help!" letter! It made me feel much better, realising that I am
> really not as alone as my mind thinks.
> Sri Chinmoy found me in Volgograd. It was like in a fairy-tale...
> One day I have suddenly become vegetarian, another day I suddenly
> began to run every morning. But then, I was told that there is a
> vegetarian cafe "Oneness-Heart-Kingdom" and that it is very
> lovely, so I have decided to take a closer look...
> When I entered it I felt like I was in heaven! It was an
> indescribable feeling: music, women in saris, beautiful
> atmosphere, parrots, flowers, pictures, aroma of good food... It
> was 1.5 years ago, in October 2002.
> I saw a woman in a blue sari talking to another one at the table,
> and felt that I knew her all my life; but whether it is true or
> not, I decided to know her better. Then she stood up and began to
> walk away; she passed the doors and walked down the hall (it is
> located in the big cultural building). I ran after her, stopped
> her and began to ask an enormous amount of questions... Her name
> is Evfalia. She was the first one who told me about Sri Chinmoy
> and his Path. A year after, in September 2003, I got a job at the
> cafe as a waitress (even though I was not yet a student of Sri
> Chinmoy), and began to explore spirituality.
> In October I started to attend meditation classes for newcomers,
> and on my 18th birthday in November was my 13th class! I filled
> out an application to become Sri Chinmoy's student on that day! I
> was there when all the disciples went in October to Macedonia,
> where the race devoted to Mother Teresa was held. My application
> was given to Lotika on Joy Days in Ukraine at the end of November,
> and she gave it to Guru on the Christmas Trip.
> My family and I left Volgograd on February 14th and we were in
> Calgary (Alberta, Canada) on the 17th. After a month of living
> here in Calgary, I was told that Guru had accepted me on February
> 13th! So February 13th is my "soul's brithday," which I guess
> makes me four and a half months old! :-)
> Now I am here, with all of you (Thank You, Supreme!). I have two
> jobs, but I have to help my parents to pay all the bills that
> come, so right now it is kind of difficult to save something. I
> also have applied to the University of Calgary for East Asian
> Studies, and in a week I will be notified if I am accepted or not.
> It is sad for me to be 'alone" here with no center and disciples,
> but I am so happy that it is absolutely not true - because I have
> all of you! Oh, My Supreme, for the first time in a long time
> after leaving the Russian center I am feeling such fullness.
> Does anybody know somebody from Volgograd (Evfalia, Alya, Lena
> Sudarevskaya, Vlad ("Aspiration Flight")...?
> Did anybody go to Macedonia?
> Where can I find out about upcoming events in Canada?
> Did anybody have an experience of being somewhere with no center
> or disciples for a long time?
> Oh My Lord, I thank you so much that I am among disciples anyway!
> Thank you,
> with love and flowers in Guru's heart, Julia (Yuliya)
> --- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com, sarada1007
> <no_reply@y...> wrote:
> > Dear Julia,
> > Welcome! What's happening? Tell us all about your new life in
> > Calgary. Where IS Calgary even? I'm so ignorant, I can always
> > use a free geography lesson. Sounds like it's on the sea.
> > By the way, you are really not alone. You have many new friends
> > thinking of you now, I'm sure.
> > So, here is an aphorism to cheer you up.
> > My Supreme, My Supreme, My Supreme!
> > If I can have God-closeness,
> > God-faithfulness and God-devotedness,
> > Then I have everything that I need.
> > My Supreme, My Supreme, My Supreme!
> > We all look forward to hearing from you very soon.
> > With love, Sarada
> > --- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com, angel27loving
> > <no_reply@y...> wrote:
> > > [From Julia]
> > >
> > > Hello to everybody! I am new here!
> > >
> > > My name is Julia and I am from Russia, Volgograd. Now I live
> > > with my family in Calgary, Canada. I am a new disciple, but I
> > > have a problem - I am alone here, there are no disciples in
> > > Calgary, no center. I am trying to do my best anyway, but it is
> > > very hard: I am jumping from complete isolation from the world
> > > to complete openeness, trying to balance them both. I am 18.
> > > There is a center in Edmonton, but another problem occurs - I
> > > have no money to go there every week.
> > >
> > > I am completely lost and you are the only people who will know
> > > it. I am missing Russian disciples so much, I am missing the
> > > Russian center, I am missing Sri Chinmoy... Thank you, Supreme,
> > > that I feel you are with me, anyway.
> > >
> > > Please, help me. Sometimes I feel that my inner child is crying
> > > because of this pain...
> > >
> > > With love in Guru's heart
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