Aug 18th, 2021
What does the witness self do? How can you access it and why do we even have one?
Find out in this podcast.
Maetreyii Ma Nolan, Ph.D. is an author of spiritual books and a teacher of meditation and yogic wisdom. She is also a licensed Transpersonal psychologist in private practice, an ERYT 500 yoga teacher, and an ordained yogic minister, or Acharya. She is the president of Ananda Guru Kula, a non-profit organization dedicated to traditional yogic teachings.
Maetreyii spends her time giving Baba Talks, teaching and publishing books of these beautiful discourses and giving satsanga, yogic wisdom teaching classes and retreats in her Ashram center in the Northern San Francisco Bay Area and throughout the west coast.HOW THESE BABA TALKS CAME TO BE I first began to be aware of a divine presence as a young girl, perhaps around eleven or twelve. I didn’t know anything about past lives but when I felt this presence, I was sure I had known him before. It was distinctly male, clearly divine and seemed to be dressed in white, emanating waves of compassion and unconditional love. I immediately fell in love. He was my guide, my comfort in the storms of life. He healed me when I was hurt, walked with me when I was alone. He was so kind. How could anyone not love him? The years passed and I became involved with the normal social life of an American teen and forgot about these experiences until in my early twenties I learned meditation in an eastern yogic tradition. After some months of doing regular meditation, I began to have experiences of non-ordinary states of consciousness and again this numinous divine presence came to me. This time he talked to me and revealed more of his nature. In his every word I experienced the emanations of perfect justice, divine love and absolute beauty. Like the rays of the sun shining through a prism, his divine aspects revealed themselves. His nature revealed before me was shining with brilliant light that stunned my mind. The experience of waves of divine love washed through my being. For many years he taught me, sheltered me in the storms of life, held me in my darkest hours and revealed to me the bliss of divine love in which all is one unitary whole. When I first met him as a child, I thought he was Jesus and I cried that I had missed him and was here without him. Then later when he came in my twenties, he called himself Baba. I thought he was the inner expression of my Guru, Shrii Shrii Anandamurti. Sometimes I saw him as Krishna and sometimes as Shiva. In yoga, they say Guru, God and Self are one. He is for me most certainly that God Self, my beloved Guru Deva, my Baba. I only saw my physical guru, Shrii Shrii Anandamurti Baba, for less than a year in the early 1970s. When I met him I felt the same blissful waves, the same presence I did from my beloved Baba within. In darshan, guru’s talks, often Anandamurti Baba would refer to things my Baba had told me and would explain them. They became one in the same, inner Guru and outer Guru. I knew then that truly Guru, God and Self are one. The years passed and when, in 1990, my physical Guru, Shrii Shrii Anandamurti left his body, my inner Baba asked me to begin to share with others the teachings he had been giving to me for so long. I learned to sink into his flow of love and allow his words to come through me, not in channeling, but in an expression of divine grace some people call a Bhava, a state of absorption in the Divine. This became the Baba Talks I have given ever since. The talks in these podcasts are directly inspired by the flow of unconditional love and wisdom from my Baba. The talks contained in these podcasts are deeply inspired by divine grace and love. I hope that you enjoy listening to them as much as I have enjoyed the blissful experience of this flow of grace and that they help you along your path as they have helped me along mine. Many Blessings, Maetreyii Ma
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