nveloped by the sacred Jai Bhairavi Devi chant, ghee lamps flickering around us, we came together in the presence of Sadhguru for the first Linga Bhairavi Yantra group ceremony in the US. We etched this profound happening into memory – enormous, inexplicable, intense.
People traveled from across the nation to receive this gift – fifteen homes were prepared and awaiting this consecrated form, lovingly placed into our hands by Sadhguru. Energy and grace permeated the room – gentle and soft, playful and strong.
We arrived as a group of strangers and left connected in the deepest of places within our soul. The Devi cord had woven us together in ways we immediately felt and in ways which were yet undiscovered. The anticipation for the first glimpse of Devi was extraordinary.
I imagined how she might enter into my life and immediately transform everything I knew to be truth and then I imagined her entering into my life with the subtlety of butterfly wings upon my cheek. She is both and more. I am honored and humbled to hold the responsibility for her within my community.
Devi is now ensconced into the space we call a sanctuary. She is regal, she is quiet, she is enormous – she is the contradiction of the spiritual journey which we both embrace and turn away from. She is a teacher, a mentor, a lover, a best friend – she is Sadghuru to me as I sit in front of her and my tears of gratitude for him and his wisdom flow. I am dancing in ecstasy knowing that I sit with her in the now and in the forever.”
– Isha Volunteer, Woodside, California.
After the ceremony, the volunteers lifted and packed, carried and loaded the Yantras into vans, some to make transcontinental journeys, others across town. Devi arrived in homes in California, Florida, Texas, Michigan, Minnesota and Georgia:
We brought her home at 1:00 am, and four of our meditators were waiting to welcome her. They had the house key and they came early. They decorated and brought offerings of flowers and food.
Devi is powerful and she is getting stronger. There is a clear, clear difference between when we first placed her and now, twelve hours later. It’s amazing to watch her unfold. I can’t explain how she is here. She is raw energy. I guess she is not called MahaShakti for nothing.”
– Isha Volunteer, Loxahatchee, Florida.
Those of us fortunate enough to be touched by this consecration offer our gratitude to all who gave their hearts and hands to make this possible. Many at the Isha Yoga Center in India and the US worked to make this happen in the most beautiful way. There was a flow and ease throughout the entire process, from the initial preparations to the final ceremony. After experiencing how it feels to live in a consecrated space, it is our collective wish that all could experience living like this – each home, village, town, and city!
Imagine living life without fear
Imagine living life without frustration
Without jealousy, anxiety, depression
Imagine living in a state of joy
Strong, clear, focused
Light and burden free
Imagine living in a state
Where life flows
Like a cork upon the water
This sweet Grace
But, oh, so real!
Devi, I bow down to you
– Isha Volunteer, Atlanta, Georgia.
The next Yantra Ceremony will be happening at the Isha Yoga Center in India on August 31st. For more information, please contact +919442504720 or mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.