We have just finished our annual unity group retreat, and as usual it has been a deep, Divine, challenging and amazing experience for us all.
Over the years it has transpired that being part of the unity group is a calling, a vocation and a passion. Earlier in the year before we visited Amma in April, I asked each member of the unity group whether or not they felt fully committed to Shanti Mission and being a member of the Unity Group.
Prior to coming away Shankara decided that in fact his calling and vocation was professional music, and so he resigned from the Unity Group so he was able to devote himself fully to express his light and focus in that field.
During the week we also discovered that Durga Devi has a vocation, passion and calling to be with her family and be more of a full time mum rather than taking up a further vocation at this stage in the unity group.
It felt really appropriate to dissolve the Unity Group, which has operated for five years. We formally released not only Durga Devi and Shankara but everyone else as well. Durga Devi then returned to Shankara and Sophia who were in a villa nearby. Out of Sophia’s mouth came “Mummy, I’m happy” words she has never said before! This seemed great confirmation that Durga Devi had chosen the right way, and that she would most affirm and cultivate her spirit through a pathway other than the Unity Group at this time in her life.
Having said a rich and teary farewell to Durga Devi, we then meditated. Almost immediately we were lifted high on the inner plane and joined by a massive light body and told that we were now to form a council of light. The council of light was to formally take up the spiritual governance of Shanti Mission, to care for our disciples and students and to help bring a higher vibration of life and light to humanity generally.
I was directed to ask each person individually whether they wanted to serve in this way. The energy as each took their vow to serve in the council of light was exquisite and massive. Gayatri Kamadenu, Jagatambe, Parvati Sundari, Savitur, Shiva Kata Tjuta, Bhadrakali, Ganga, Ananda Netti, Shekinah, Arjuna and Maitreya and Shakti Durga all took new vows to be one in unity as a council of light in service to humanity.
We feel full of renewed spiritual vision and vigour, and excited about the new role that we have taken on together. My prayer is that this becomes a fountain of wisdom, light, love, Divine guidance, spiritual energy, bliss, joy, clarity and protection for everyone associated with us. I have an inner knowing that it will be a wellspring of spiritual teachings, leadership and guidance, and that it will operate as the spiritual core of our mission.
All paths are sacred and can meet in the same place eventually. Durga Devi is continuing to work closely with me and will continue to head up the Therapist training program. I have great confidence in her ability as a spiritual aspirant and teacher and love her like a daughter.
My vision is that we form over time 12 more unity groups, with people who really want to explore their spirituality in practical and grounded, committed expanded and luminous ways.
Please bless us as we begin this new part of our spiritual adventure, and our blessings will be flowing to you to help lift every thought, word and action.
Om Shanti Shanti Shanti