“Most of my work is with people who have already started the naturally occurring process of awakening and I am showing them how to collaborate with that process, to get out of the way and let the universe do the work. Being in my energy field tends to accelerate their transformation. I guide people through what is actually a very mechanical process of unfolding, as consciousness wakes up, begins to let go of its identity as a biological being, and starts to identity itself with its original source — which can be experienced and known. It’s not about some God up there, selecting and judging. Transformation is a natural process.”
What happens when a successful architect and community activist in 1998, in a moment of despondency and alienation, collapses onto his drafting table—and wakes up hours later with Ecstatic energy coursing through every cell in his body?
Because an awakening is only the beginning of the spiritual journey, not the end. And when, as in Sat Shree’s case, there had been no preparation, no spiritual questing or even desire for a more spiritual life, this kind of rude, “kundalini” awakening can be easily mistaken for enlightenment. Somehow he knew it was a temporary state and therefore not the final answer.
And so his journey began, leading away from his middle class life in Nevada, to a meeting with a teacher far ahead of him on the path, to years in an ashram in India, through increasingly ecstatic—and equally challenging —meditative experiences, through four distinct stages of enlightenment, and back to the United States.
He is now the spiritual director and co-founder along with his wife, Satyamayi, of the New Dharma community in Nevada, where the force that is at work within him is shifting the reality of people that are drawn to it. Sat Shree’s mission is to manifest a new spiritual culture that is in alignment with universal spiritual principles, and by doing so inspire mankind to create a sustainable future.
“My work,” he says, “is to show people how to collaborate with the natural maturation process that occurs when one is on the spiritual path. A process that, in fact, all of mankind is going through.”
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