by SS Hari Charn Kaur Khalsa, Espanola NM
As with most of my life lessons, this experience of Sahej was personally delivered by the Siri Singh Sahib. This moment of being in concert with God’s will, where I could recognize what I needed, was provided with grace.
In February of 2001, I traveled to India to complete the 84 steps at Goindwal. My sister, Maggie, had breast cancer and I knew that she was in her last months of life. Interestingly, I had planned to go to Goindwal the year before and the Siri Singh Sahib had requested that I stay in New Mexico to work.
I was traveling with a friend who came down with a cold. I had remained healthy, that is, until we were in the tank of Goindwal and taking our dips. I was on the 16th step when I realized that I was coming down with bronchitis. My mind began to wander from the recitation of Japji to thinking about how I could get antibiotics.
I was unaware of how easy they are to obtain in India, so all kinds of plans were running around in my mind. All of a sudden I heard the Siri Singh Sahib tell me not to worry, to relax and that he would take care of me.
I absolutely trusted him and he had blessed me to go on this trip. So I continued the remaining 68 steps and by the next day, I was completely ill. But I was so in bliss that I hardly knew how sick I was.
After Goindwal, I traveled back to Amritsar and then to Delhi. There I got homeopathic and ayurvedic remedies, but the infection continued to escalate. I had planned to fly from Delhi directly to Boston to see my sister. I couldn’t visit her with a lung infection since she was already on oxygen because of the cancer in her lungs.
While in Delhi I went to greet Bibiji at the Siri Singh Sahib’s home in Nizamuddin. She looked at me with concern and asked why I was going to travel, being so sick. Didn’t I believe in medicine? I told her that I didn’t know how to find a doctor to help me get a prescription.
She just laughed, for sitting in the living room with us was a young man, Dr. Ajit Singh, who had been listening to this whole conversation.
He simply wrote a note and within 20 minutes I had the medicine that I needed! I was leaving 24 hours later, so by the time I landed in Boston I was completely over the infection. I had no voice but I could be with my sister for what was to be one of our last visits. I remain grateful to the Siri Singh Sahib and to Guru Amar Das for covering me with grace.
About the Author
SS Hari Charn Kaur is an ordained Sikh Dharma Minister. She serves as the Director of Reach Out -Teach Out Promotion and Outreach for the Kundalini Research Institute, founded by the Siri Singh Sahib/Yogi Bhajan. She travels around the globe, sharing her love for the Shabd Guru and Kundalini Yoga and meditation as taught by Yogi Bhajan. She is a humble servant of the Guru, serving in so many ways as part of the Espanola and global sangats.