Dear Ted, You can publish my story if you omit my name and city. If others can benefit from it then it makes me very happy.
I would like to share with you one more personal experience just with you from my childhood. In November 1992 after Swami's birthday, I was sitting with my family for darshan. He suddenly came up to us and asked my mother
"When is she getting married ?" My mom said whenever Swami says so. He told my family to get me married to my husband. He told my family that I need to go far away. My husband was a total stranger to me.
Of course, Swami was right I really needed to go far away to US to truly recognise His Divinity. My husband and his family are really wonderful people.
There is a song from a barbie movie by Katherine Mcphee that sums up my whole life experience especially the highlighted part. It goes like this :
" I'm blind folded on this carriage ride that they call life keep trying to make it through that next turn knuckles white and holding tight
so here i go taking the curve but i know that I'm never alone i think of you and how you never let me go
i feel connected(connected)
it's like you're sitting right with me all the time you hear me(you hear me) you're near me(you're near me) and everything is gonna be alright cause nothing can break this nothing can break this tie connected
It's not an accident the time we spent apart but now we're so close i can always find you right here in my heart you've given me something i need and i don't ever want it to end because of you i know i found my strength again(chorus) connected connected inside
every time that i breathe i can feel the energy reaching out flowing through you to me and me to you make a dream walk a step you are everywhere i am
connected connected inside connected connected inside"