Walking around the campus at Oneness University in Southern India, one encounters people from all over the globe. A microcosm of the sea of humanity shows up. How did we end up there? How did we find out about it? Was the trip to India on our "bucket list"? Even if India was on our bucket list, did it include Oneness University?
One of the dasas (teachers/guides) inquired, "How many of you said two or three years ago, one day I am going to take a trip to Oneness University?"
No one raised a hand.
"You are here because the Divine brought you here," he replied to his own question.
People come from China, Taiwan, Japan, Russia, Indonesia, South America, Latin America, Uganda, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Great Britain, Greece, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Czech Republic, Italy, Spain, Mexico, U.S., and Canada. In December people came from 40 different countries. We come from every part of the world. And despite cultural differences and language barriers, we share a connection that transcends everything.
I met one woman from Eastern Europe at the Deepening Process in December who said, "This life is so strange, five weeks ago I had not even heard of Oneness, and now I am awake."
The First Oneness Blessing
In January of 2009, I experienced the Oneness Blessing for the first time. I reluctantly went with a friend who had heard about it from a mutual friend in D.C. There was a guided meditation and about 12 people went around gently placing their hands on the heads of those of us who were seated. My mind went silent for three weeks. All the secondary chatter was gone.
I must say that the silent mind got my attention and I wanted to experience more of that, so I began receiving Oneness Blessings on a regular basis. A year later I became a Oneness Blessing Giver. Four months after that, I was in India at Oneness University deepening and preparing to become a Oneness Trainer, having made the decision and the arrangements in 18 days.
What People are Experiencing
Some people report being happier for no apparent reason. Some report positive changes in their relationships. Some report resolution of longstanding issues, improved mental and emotional stability and more abundance. Others report feeling more connected to people and nature.
These reports increase exponentially after people experience the neurobiological shift into Awakening.
In this brief video Anette Carlstrom, an Awakened Oneness Meditator from Sweden, describes the Oneness Awakening process.
Where Can I Experience the Oneness Phenomena?
There are Oneness Blessing groups meeting all around the Bay Area. Info is available at http://www.bayareaoneness.com.
You can also tune into Oneness Meditations online throughout the day. Check out the schedule at http://www.onenessmeditationevents.com.
If you are in the Eastbay, feel free to join us at Lake Merritt Church, 1330 Lakeshore Avenue, on Thursday evenings at 7 p.m. On March 28,2013 we will NOT hold the circle because the church needs the space for other purposes.