The Phenomenon & Gift Comes to The U.S.

I used to have a fantasy that one day I would travel to India, study with an enlightened master, and attain awakening. My rational mind always told me this was ridiculous. But another part of me believed the impossible would someday happen. Then it did happen. But it took me several months after the fact to realize that my “crazy” prayer had been answered. For me, that’s how my prayers do get...

Setting Right Your Relationship with Your Parents is Critical

Sri Bhagavan has stressed how important it is for a person to set right their relationship with their parents. But what does that really mean? Sri Bhagavan gives the following explanation via the Oneness Community channel on Band app, a mobile application for Android and iOS users: “Setting right relationship means accepting the others as they are, not trying to change them. If your parents hurt...

Trusting the Divine No Matter What

Olga Llerena had just spent an awesome month at Oneness University in India in August 2014 where she experienced high states of consciousness and a close connection to her personal Divine. She arrived at the Chennai airport for her trip back home to the United Sates, feeling a state of bliss. Then something completely unexpected happened: a simple text from a relative suddenly sent her into a tailspin...

Book Explains The Oneness Phenomena

There are only a handful of books about the Oneness phenomena, so the newly published “The Oneness Blessing” by Paula Rosenfeld provides a great overview of the topic, including the Oneness blessing, developing a personal relationship with the Divine and awakening. Rosenfeld draws on interviews with awakened Oneness trainers to provide anecdotes and different perspectives for her topics. For instance,...

Grace Will Find You

When Peter Beach was only 24, he had a profound awakening experience while practicing Transcendental Meditation (TM). He had been meditating for many hours a day for several months when, “The kundalini just rose up in space – not even in my body,” he says. “When I felt my body, it was just this wide open space at the top of my head, with the universe within and without at the same time.” He...

Post-Awakening Can be Awkward

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For those going through an integration period after awakening, it’s helpful to have a spiritual friend to talk with, says Patricia Keel, who experienced her awakening in 2012. Keel, who is a retired Unity minister and host of the Oneness Program online radio show, says people have this idea that they’ll get awakened and then everything in their lives will be easy, when in fact, that’s not the...

Miracles Point to Awakening

Nancy Henderson experienced a shift into awakening after a euphoric evening receiving blessings from some Oneness leaders. She then began experiencing miracles in her life, unaware that she had awakened. It was September 2012, and Henderson had just spent 10 days traveling across Ontario, Canada, with three Oneness people – one from India, one from Sweden and one from the United States –...

A Modern-Day Awakening Experience

For years, Sri Amma and Sri Bhagavan at the Oneness University in Southern India said that human consciousness would undergo a major shift beginning around 2012. Julia Desmond, who had been visiting Oneness University for several years, was part of the early wave of people who awakened there. Her awakening occurred in September 2012 on the last day of a 28-day “deepening” process at OU during a...

George Harrison, You’re Amazing

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George Harrison, who died 13 years ago this month, not only helped music take a giant leap forward as part of the Beatles, but he used his celebrity to introduce the West to the spiritual teachings of India. Those are two phenomenal accomplishments coming from a single life. Harrison first became enchanted with India when he traveled to the country in 1966 and met the Indian sitar master Ravi Shankar....