Fire Walk with Me

Around 2004/05, shortly after I was introduced to meditation, I had quite a profound vision. On that particular evening, as I was listening to the guidance of my Kadampa Buddhist instructor, I floated out of the room and out of my body, where I met two “light beings”. These beings were formless orbs of pure light who seemed to be waiting there for this particular point in time and space to meet with me to give me a message that would change the course of my life.

These beings, who I still refer to as my “real parents” or my “Star Family“, carried me up above the Earth and showed me that we are all connected, All One. Every action performed – no matter how big or how small – affects everything on Earth and beyond.

They also filled me with a sense of love and acceptance that I had never felt in my entire life. They reminded me that this Love is All That Is.

And then there was fire. A Great Wall of Fire filled my vision and quickly brought me back to this reality in a most disturbing way. WTH?

After class, I tried making some sense of this vision with my teacher. He assured me that nothing I witnessed could have happened because nothing like that had ever happened to him. (?!?) So I left there feeling very confused and almost ashamed about my experience – the same feeling I had after my near-death experience. Go figure…

And so I tried to forget.

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In 2010, I went to yoga teacher training in the Bahamas. At some point the Swami/teacher talked about a vision that Swami Vishnudevananda, the founder of our tradition, had. Swami Vishnu saw something very similar to my own vision where our world would go up in flames! Needless to say, my heart was pounding when I heard this similarity and I felt like, at that moment, it was incredibly apparent why I was “randomly” attracted to the Sivananda lineage.

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Fast forward to 2019. Pictures of the Arctic burning, the Amazon rainforest on fire, and so much FORGETTING that we are All One. I am alarmed and a bit hopeless.

Have we missed our window of opportunity to level up? Will this vision of a world on fire, instead of one taken out by water as in Noah’s day, come to fruition? Only time will tell and I pray for the best outcome possible for all of us.

Hari Om Tat Sat. Shanti Shanti Shanti