Sai Maa – A Life Changing Encounter
By James Donahue
For days after Her Holiness
Sai Maa Lakshmi Devi placed her healing hands on us, we experienced a deep lethargy that forced us to rest and kept us from
doing much more than what was necessary. Was it vampirism? Had she used her powers to drain our energy? Oh no, this was quite
What happened to us was that
this gifted woman used her body as a vessel to draw the light of the creator into us, thus bringing about an awakening. She
calls it “Ananda Jyotir Diksha” or Light of Bliss Initiation, which floods the person receiving it with enlightenment.
She once wrote that the process is a transformation in which there occurs an awakening of the Shakti of life that fills every
cell in the body with the light of power and beauty.
All of the cells in our bodies
went through this transformation, thus it was a major shock to our system. It took us several days to get back to full operational
function, but once we did, we felt the change. Nothing was the same. There was a new awareness, a new vitality, a new spirit
within us that gave us a hope that we thought we had lost.
How could this have happened?
Was it magick? According to Sai Maa, we have always had the ability to do this by ourselves. We were born with it. But after
coming into this dark and dense three-dimensional existence, and growing up in a society of blind and misguided people, we
forgot who and what we are. We needed help so the masters, like Sai Maa, come among us to teach and motivate us to love and
An identical story is unfolding as we receive messages from
the entity that identifies itself to us as The Abba Father. It is all about our need to open ourselves to a light source that
has always been available to us, but hidden by a veil of religiosity, fear and social brainwashing.
Sai Maa writes in her
book, Petals of Grace, that we all possess a divine blueprint, an embodiment of light that is just waiting to be
activated. “Encoded in your DNA is the eternal truth, the ‘one breath’ of perfect union, the breath of Oneness.
Through awareness and all together, we can love all and uplift the planetary consciousness of being peace itself, by bringing
the light of the I AM Presence, the Paramatman, here for all.”
Sai Maa teaches that even after
being shocked into consciousness, if we expect to reach fulfillment we must do the work. We must strive to be pure and to
think pure thoughts. We cannot sit and do nothing and expect rewards. Rather, we must learn, practice, and teach the knowledge
given to us by the great masters.
To help us follow through,
Sai Maa has created something called “Brain Illumination Meditation,” a technique that helps us connect to the
light to regularly purify the brain as well as the physical and subtle bodies. We have learned to use this technique, called
diksha, on one another.
Indeed, it appears that we
have only begun our journey down this new spiritual pathway. But after making so many bad choices down wrong paths in our
past, how can we be sure this one is correct?
It seems that the pathways
we followed in the past were not totally wrong. We just didn’t know how to correctly get where we wanted to go. For
example, the Christian attempts to connect to an external god, and overlooks the fact that we must look within to find what
As one biographical report
explained, “Sai Maa honors the many paths that lead us to God and embraces the spiritual traditions of both East and
West.” Thus she is as much at ease in a Christian church in America as she is in a shaman’s tent in the mountains
of Tibet. And the masters of the world are quite at ease with Sai Maa.
So who is Sai Maa, and if she
can do something this marvelous, is she a god living among us? And if this is so, why hasn’t she been making headlines
all around the world?
The answer is that she is not a god, but rather a unique gift to the
world, born to be among the great masters who come among us to teach and direct us to spiritual pathways that lead us into
the light. She is a student of Poojyapada Sri Sathya Sai Baba, who remains active in his homeland of India, but unlike Sai
Baba, she brings her message to all parts of the world, including the United States.
Sai Maa has worked with and made appearances with the Dalai Llama, Zen Master
Thich Nhat Hanh and noted American spiritual teacher Ram Dass.
Her formal title in India
is: Anant Shri Vibhushit Jagatguru Bhaktimayi
Meera Bai Sarvanandamayi Lakshmi Devi Sai Maa, although for general news and information
purposes, she is addressed as: Her Holiness Sai Maa Lakshmi Devi.
All of the strange names in her title are significant.
In 2007, Sai Maa became the first woman in over 1,000 years of the Kumbha Mela, and 5,000 years of the Vaishnu Saint Society,
to receive the title of Jagatguru Bhaktimayi Meera Bai. The name Jagatguru is the highest title that can be received. It means
Master of the Universe. The word Bhaktimayi means one who is totally in devotion. Meera refers to her as a queen, and the
word Bai means sister, or mother.
Two years prior to that, she was awarded the title of
Mahamandleshwar, a proclamation that Sai Maa has extraordinary spiritual powers to transform the world and mystical powers
to give initiation for enlightenment.
Also in 2005, the Chancellor
of Gurukul Kangri Vishwavidyalaya University awarded her the title of Her Holiness and Master of Enlightenment.
While her origins and training originate from within
the Hindu culture of India, Sai Maa reaches out to all people of all religious background with the same spiritual message.
She is one of the enlightened masters doing all that she can to wake us up while we still have time.