Here is what others are saying about their experiences with Shiva!
Once again I want to thank you … for creating such an amazing space, through these [Clear Light Calls], to experience the Light, and to experience how our community can come together around that. It’s such a blessing. – JD
Coming back into the light, into stillness is a little bit like the feeling of when your parents leave you home alone for the first time with no babysitter. It takes a little while to really accept the fact that this space is for you, that there is no one watching, that you can dance, sing, jump on the couch, eat ice cream out of the container and there is nothing else you’d rather do but that. The dance of life. It’s like trying to describe the color of light. It surrounds us yet we look right through it. Still teetering with my ego and anxiety, the light has peeked through the door. It’s so easy, no wonder why no one trusts it. It doesn’t matter when I become Enlightened, because I am Enlightenment. –Chi Dharma
I value my spiritual teacher highly; he has enhanced my life and allowed me to have more fun with it. I don’t get caught up in the hysteria of life, rather I am able to relax and witness life. I realize life isn’t personal, and therefore I am not as judgmental. I am an impulsive, hyper person and can be annoying. Much of my personal energy has gone to self-control and monitoring myself. In my time with Shiva I have received unconditional love and kind corrections. I now have positive methods to make life happier for others and myself. When I needed help, even though I didn’t know I needed help, Shiva and the spiritual family surrounding him have always been there for me. –Bonnie S
I cannot begin to describe my meditations with Shiva. It is such a joyous happy feeling. I have felt the energy and watch myself dissolve into the cosmos. Being with an enlightened teacher that can help guide you and help oneself to open their eyes to truth, beauty, and so much love. I myself find words inadequate to explain what I felt and witnessed. Only that it is something intangible but real that I hold in my heart. Each time I go to another meditation or power place with him, I find my life changing radically for the best. I am happier, more loving and also…more compassionate to others. I guess that is all I have to say now. –EW
In the extraordinary world I inhabit when I sit with Shiva, I lose all the words necessary to describe it. And in the ordinary world, it is often difficult to remember. I meditated with Shiva tonight, so that world is fresh in my mind, my ego has not yet had a chance to deny the experience.
Meditation with Shiva is like being in a world of light. The room glows and the mind stops. Even when I try to have a thought it just evaporates. I feel my heart open and light pour in. My judgmental, critical mind is gone and a peaceful emptiness inhabits my body. I feel like I am dissolving into the light.–MG
For years I have heard Shiva say that we weren’t who or what we thought we were. He has said that we were a breeze blowing through the Universe. Or, we were like a puff of a dandelion drifting on a wind.
All of this seemed like a wonderful analogy but did it have any relevance in my life, the world I lived in? More than once, when on trips to Places of Power with Shiva, I had seen the world in front of my eyes undulate and shift back and forth. This was due to being in higher states of awareness that Shiva held us in at the time. These were direct experiences that the world was not as it seemed. But I couldn’t make the leap to “knowing” that we are just beings of energy having experiences in these bodies.
Then, recently on a pilgrimage to Mt. Shasta, all that changed. Meditating on that mountain with Shiva brought a truth, a knowing. I had been meditating and had a short discussion with Shiva and had gotten up to walk around and look at the mountain. The world in front of my eyes was undulating and shifting back and forth. I brought my gaze closer and the foreground was doing the same. So, I gazed at my hands as I extended them in front of me. My hands were dissolving and shifting back and forth. Then my hands disappeared! This world is not as it appears and we truly are beings of Light and energy having adventures in these bodies!–KF
I went with a group led by Shiva on a trip to the desert. We walked up a gorge. As we walked, I felt as if some adventurous part of me that had been asleep was waking up. I was also sobbing for no reason. It was just about dusk. Shiva said, “look at the mountain”, as I gazed at it, I realized that I was dissolving into the air, my head and the mountain and the air were one thing. …Something within me changed and when I got back home. I made major changes in my life.–NA
During tonight’s meditation, Shiva said, “You’re very close, James.” He said I was touching the hem of Enlightenment. I sensed the golden fabric. Then the cloth of Enlightenment became a garment draped over me. Except there was no “me”, only the shape of the cloth as though it covered someone. There was an intense sense of emptiness; and a joy felt in the awareness of purity.–JM
Shiva teaches mysticism, so setting with him is always an opening into the other realities. And over time one sees the magic in all things and the ‘perfect moments’ happen more and more often. Shiva was holding a meditation intensive in the city where I live. Near sundown Shiva took a small group of us up to a hilltop that overlooked the city, for an evening sunset meditation. He told us that he would open different dimensions and for us to just stop our thoughts and just observe. I had the most awesome experience. The phenomena were amazing. I flipped through dimensions of time!
This was important to me because I had been wrestling with the concept of time for a while. In the microcosm of our life, time exists, the days pass, lives end, friends come and go and we feel all of this with our emotions or our physical bodies. But, without something to reference to there is no time, just moments passing through our view. But I’ve strayed from my story.
As I meditated with Shiva, I saw the world sliding and shifting like an illusion in the desert. The world wasn’t physical at all. I saw the city change into what it must have looked like at the turn of the twentieth century. There were only a few twinkling gaslights and not nearly as many trees, only a few strung along the river. Then the sunset and there were only shades of deepening gray over this city from 1912 or 1913 that I was looking at. Then it all dissolved into the void. Now you must understand I was not asleep nor did I have my eyes closed and imagining all that was going on.
Shiva ended the meditation and we slid back into what is called the first attention. I was shocked! The sun hadn’t gone down, the sunset was still happening. Brilliant oranges and pinks filled the sky and the city was once again the growing, thriving twenty-first century city. I had been totally involved in the 1912 city that it was totally real – I was in another time dimension while at the same time that my body was in the present time setting on a hill with Shiva. So, I saw that time is not linear! You can reincarnate in the eighteenth century, the twenty-first century or the twenty-seventh century. Time is not linear, all things are happening at once.
As we were setting on the hill I saw another student, Vadra, with a nice neon green aura. Then he disappeared and then was pure white light – his true nature, his true being. I thought “hmmmmÉ. If I saw that in him, that he’s more than just his physical body – could it be that it is true of me also?”–RA
So I thought I was simply going to yet another meditation session of some sort. I really wasn’t expecting anything unusual. After all, my “theme song” had always been that I was the person who did NOT have mystical experiences as did others I heard from or read about – seeing auras, having out-of-body experiences, or the like. So I was totally unprepared for what happened. At one point, as I sat watching Shiva I realized that what I was seeing was starting to shift. First I had been seeing a human form sitting in front of me; next I’m seeing the form take on a somewhat golden hue – until finally it (he) appeared to be just gold light. I certainly couldn’t say how long this lasted. I remember Shiva finally saying something to the effect that now we were coming out of meditation, and I found myself trying to somehow prolong the experience (of the gold light). But then Shiva looked right at me and said, “Well, you have to CO-OPERATE!”
Since then I’ve had other equally or more intense experiences at the meditations. At the most recent one, I was experiencing the gold light as being especially bright and I was intensely focused on it (or maybe merged with it; I don’t recall even experiencing “I” at that time). Suddenly Shiva said to me, “Susan, are you breathing?” Before I could answer, he said, “You haven’t been breathing for five minutes.” And, interestingly, this did not seem to be of concern to me at the time. In fact, as best I can recall, the moment seemed, if anything, absolutely perfect.
These are some of the profound experiences I’ve been having. I’m still new to this Teacher and this community and I’m not sure what all this will mean for my spiritual unfolding, but I’m open and willing. I think I may have finally walked into the fire!–SS