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Why Bother with Satsang or Spiritual Teachings?

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I received an email with a question that comes up in some form over and over again. Here is what someone wrote to me in response to a recent newsletter that asked for support for our transmission, teaching and free ebook programs:

"In "Nothing Personal" I learned that the real "me" is Consciousness within my Heart and also ultimately just God. Why is there Satsang?  Much less supporting it with contributions?

Here is my response:

This is a great question. My sense is that there are many levels of truth and that they are all true simultaneously. Many people are stuck in the practical and personal levels of truth and so the role of most spiritual teachings is to point to the much bigger truth of our ultimate nature as pure consciousness. But the small truths are still true, and so there is still also a place for all of the ordinary practical considerations of human life.

No matter how enlightened someone is, they still need to prepare and eat food, go to the dentist, do their laundry and so on. And so there is also a place for spiritual teaching or satsang and also for contributions to support it. But of course, if you do not have any problems with your teeth, you do not go to the dentist that week. And similarly, if you do not have any doubts or illusions about your deeper spiritual reality, then you would not need to go to satsang for pointers to your true nature. You might still enjoy satsang, but you would not need it.

I also still experience a deep gratitude for my teacher, Neelam, and so I regularly contribute to supporting her in her continuing to teach and help others, even though I do not attend her events any more. And this is true for me even though I also clearly recognize that all she did was point me to my own nature. She did not "give" me anything.

There is only truth, and there is no right or wrong experience of the many levels of truth. So if satsang and/or contributing to worthy teaching efforts has no relevance or meaning for you, then it simply is not true for you at this time. But it is still part of the truth that these activities have value for others and that on a practical level they need support to function.

You might also enjoy this piece I wrote about a similar question: http://endless-satsang.com/self-souls-and-different-levels-of-reality.htm

And finally, all of the different levels all appear within the same totality. There is no separation between the levels and it is only a question of what your awareness is focusing on in a particular moment that creates the appearance of a different level. You are always free to move in and out of any perspective as the moment seems to require. My sense is that the ideal is a total flexibility to move in and out of all of the different levels. Getting stuck in any level is limiting whether it is the relative level where problems and other people exist, or the absolute level where it is all seen as an illusion. Again because many people are stuck in the relative, spiritual teachings typically point to the absolute. But it can be equally a limiting place of suffering to become stuck in the absolute, and a good spiritual teacher will point someone back to the relative when they see someone stuck in the absolute.

I hope this is helpful.

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Recent Testimonials About Christ Consciousness Transmission

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JesusdanielletonossicroppedWe have received some great testimonials regarding the Christ Consciousness Transmissions that we are offering in weekly online gatherings every Sunday at 11:00 am Pacific time. If you have some feedback that you would like to add, please use the contact form here to share your experience. We hope to see you on this Sunday's online transmission.

 
 
 

Recent Testimonials about these Transmissions:

 

  • “Just after you finished the transmission, there was a calm, easy presence that filled me. Then something extraordinary occurred—I had mobility in my neck.  About a week ago, my shoulders and neck jammed up, and I’ve been walking around like Frankenstein.... What you saw and what I experienced, with blood flow and the tingling in my mouth, then the instantaneous healing in my neck is awesome in every sense of the word, and I couldn’t wait to share this with you this morning. I even slept like a baby, hardly any shoulder pain this morning.  It’s a glorious realization of Divine Power and Blessing and Connection and Oneness. Thank you for being the conduit for undeniable healing. As you could imagine, I’m kinda on a cloud-nine of awareness and gratitude today!” –S.B.
  • “The day after the session, I felt Christ presence in my heart chakra. This was a more direct experience of Christ than I recall having before. During the session, I felt a deep soft love.... Since the session, I felt some big chunks of fear release. During my meditation this morning, I felt myself stand fully upright inside for the first time, not bent forward/pulled down toward the lower chakras/emotions.... I feel that whatever happens in life, I can meet it from love because that's what's here, now that fear has been released and shakti is flowing. This is a significant change, since I now see that I was responding from fear quite a lot before.” –J.M.
  • “The transmission shifted me back into Love. Afterwards, I felt an expansiveness in my chest, like the shield that had been guarding my heart had fallen away. For the next three days, it felt like my heart was being healed and repaired. Old hurt, anger and fear seemed to drop away. In its place there was a gentleness, softness, and sweetness filling my heart. I am in awe of the affect this had on the relationships in my life. My husband and children began to mirror back to me my own state of love, patience, and kindness. I am deeply grateful to experience such a profound healing of the heart and for tapping into Christ's loving presence from within.” –L. R.
  • "Nirmala, I just wanted to say that the transmission experience yesterday evening was astonishing. It was a mind-blowing, 'psychedelic' experience, but one that was personal and soothing and healing and comforting. For at least a few moments, I just felt indescribably good, better than I can recall feeling for many years, if ever. It will take me a while to fully process the experience. My skeptical, analytical, left-brain dominated mind is intensely curious as to what the hell just happened, if you will pardon the expression!" –J. T.
  • “I am the same person I was when we last talked, but I am also suddenly very conscious of this other I, one who is not just the form or identity of the me that I seem to habitually think myself into, not the one skimming the surface of this life, but the I that I recognize has always been more and is now suddenly invited to come forth again, reveling with curiosity, authenticity, and newness/excitement.... There’s no measure of gratitude for your generous assistance in opening these higher chakras, Gina.  I truly didn’t believe I was so ready, but ‘it’ sure seemed ready for me. I feel like I’m just starting to experience what it is to literally get out of my own way. I’m eager to share my excitement of actually experiencing what I’ve only let myself learn and read about.” –S. B.
  • “Thank you so much for the transmission session. It was so beneficial and still is. I felt a little bit drunk afterwards. I see that anger no longer has the impact that it had before. Angry thoughts came, but I just saw them and didn’t get involved with them. I am much calmer. I am feeling the benefit of the transmission even now. I am so thankful!” –L. L.
  • "I loved the group Satsang and transmission this morning. It was incredibly beautiful and I am feeling my connection to Jesus renewing in a way that is deeply touching my heart. I will be on the Sunday weekly group sessions as long as you have them." -G.S.
  • “The transmission was very, very strong for me at the moment you were transmitting. I cried the whole time. I think your Heart just exploded, so much Peace and Love.” –M. B.
  • "I feel so much less fear, and so much more trust and seemingly subsequent happiness. It is that I now trust without thinking what I have trusted from a conceptual vantage point for years.” –B. K.
  • “I have been having very visual experiences with Jesus during the transmissions. He shows up right in front of me and shows me things or tells me things. It has changed me profoundly, and I am very grateful. Jesus is my friend and Beloved now, and I feel His Presence with me wherever I am and whatever I am doing. Now that I have that frequency instilled in my being, I am able to remember it and call upon it throughout my day. I now can use it to shift a challenging situation, to open to more joy/love, or to bring healing where it is needed. It is also very healing for me to hear the message of Jesus coming through your female voice and body. It helps me to know that, I too, can BE that—that, I too, AM that.” –K. W.
  • On November 12th, I experienced my first powerful Christ Consciousness transmission from Nirmala and Gina and a wonderful channeling through Gina. The transmission was like the best meditation ever. What I received was dramatic and life-changing. During the transmission, I felt the fulfillment of a calling to religious life, which had begun some 62 years ago, and I now feel I’m finally making some significant progress on my spiritual path and with my new mission. I’m beyond grateful.” – J. D.
  • “After the transmissions, I have felt totally calm, as if the emotional edge is off of everything, and the voice of the ego has been more or less muted, noticeably so. I find that although I react to things that happen during the day, it is with a certain distance, like an amused observation of myself. I try to stop and remember Jesus during the day, and recapture that calm joy when needed.” –L. K.
  • "When the transmission started, I was flooded with emotion that moved me to tears, a great washing over me of gentleness and space. I felt the sensations that I am familiar with when connected with Spirit: a heavy pressure in the brow and crown, heat emanating from the heart through the body,  and something I had not had before, an image of Jesus in a glowing long white robe stretching out his hand to me and flooding me with love. After the transmission, I sat for some time watching the flames in the wood-burning stove, in a place of quiet-mindedness, peace, and spaciousness. I had been in a dark place the previous week, of grief and perceived aloneness and loss, and since the transmission, that distressing sensation is gone. I will join you again. Thank you." C. P.
  • “Wow, thank you for the transmission this morning. I've never experienced anything so intense. I can't begin to describe it other than releasing grief, perhaps many lifetimes worth, realigning energy centers, releasing denseness, and feeling it resolve to a beautiful mult-colored light. Like a birthing experience, perhaps. Thank you for such a beautiful experience.” –Q. P.
  • “Gina and Nirmala are conduits for an extraordinary gift, the direct transmission of intensified Presence & Love. I recommend you sample what they offer, and when ready, breathe and receive.” -M.A.
  • “Just a quick note to tell you how profoundly I have been healed by my participation in these transmissions. I attended the first session in the most emotional pain I had ever experienced. My heart literally hurt. I had had an 'arms’ length' relationship with Jesus due to wounds of Catholicism. Long story short, I was willing to receive any healing this group of ascended beings had to offer. And I was healed, and I still am in grateful awe that this is true for me. The pain in my heart was taken from me. Wow. And thank you! I have been back every week since and plan to keep attending.” –L. C.
  • “I wanted to let you know how wonderful the transmissions have been. I'm receiving and feeling transformed through being so much more able to access the silent presence beyond the chattering mind. A great deeping. It is the most important thing in my life.” –J. B.
  • "I've been blessed to receive several CC Transmissions from Nirmala, and although all are uniquely rich in the mysterious depths of divinity that I can't quite describe, my common experience and takeaway gift is one of remembering and reconnecting to my true essence. I'm left with a surprisingly profound silence where thoughts once were..." -S. B.
  • “The transmission was so beautiful and profound and very effective. So much energy and consciousness moved for me. I felt so much got done in such a short period of time. It took me effortlessly to a very deep meditative place and sense of unity consciousness. I could feel everyone on the call connecting, becoming one, and receiving so much healing and help.” –A. C.
  • “Since the CCT, my relationship with Jesus has deepened and so has my meditation. I have received helpful messages during meditation that bring additional clarity. What is most important is that now I ask Jesus for help many times a day, and I know He is helping me. During the worse storms, there is a knowing that I am never alone. I know this will change my life. I am so grateful for the CCT.” –F. W.
  • “From the first transmission, I have been physically overcome and am just a puddle of compassion. My limbs are heavy and become unusable, as I relax and receive. Being open to receive really is key. Sometimes I notice sharp pains or the area of my heart feels void, open as if it has been replaced with God’s eternal flame. I welcome all the feelings and sensations as a gift. I have been brought to my knees through Jesus and the others’ presence. Large chunks of emotional pain have passed through me as it transforms into light. These sessions, the words, and Presence of these nonphysical beings, are changing me on a fundamental level, complementing and enhancing my growth and devotion to my divinity. I can honestly say these are the absolute highlight of my week, and I look forward to each one. Thank you.” –B. M.
  • “Since beginning the Christ consciousness transmissions, there has been an ever-increasing clarity and understanding of the unity and relationship between subject and object. While they appear to be different, they are not separate, and are not seen to have independent existence. In meditation, there are moments when even the sense of unity falls away—there is neither thought nor experience—it just is.” –J. M.
  • “The transmission was really strong. I felt effortlessly peaceful, and it carried over to the rest of the day. I felt peaceful and grounded in my body, my mind was quieter, and I seemed to be in sync with the outside world.” –D. L.
  • “I am benefiting in untold ways and look forward to each week, in particular, the channeling from Jesus. Amazingly, the words are just what I need to hear! I noticed the transmissions change from week to week, always getting what I need.” –B.M.
  • “Every experience receiving the transmissions is a bit different, but they are always beautiful and uplifting. In the first transmission I received, I had a vision of Christ asking permission to enter my heart, which I happily accepted, and then I saw Christ step into my heart center. A profound feeling of being held in divine love and grace overcame me. It was a truly beautiful experience.  The effects of the transmissions have been, at times, subtle and others quite dramatic, but the general effects are a greater sense of ease in my daily life as well as a clearer perception of my divine nature, which is becoming more and more unshakeable.” –A.M.

 

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(Painting of Jesus courtesy of Danielle Tonossi)

 

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