My 2010 Pilgrimage to India
I write to all of you, my beloveds, on this auspicious eve of my departure for India, where I shall be traveling for the next 33 days on a private pilgrimage that has been formulating and calling me from the Ethers for over three years now. In recent weeks and months, I have gone through much rigorous tapas and other preparations for this most auspicious event that will, no doubt, re-create my life and this ministry in new and exciting ways.
I shall be traveling with Kharananda Mayi, who is the Director of Sundara Aravinda Ashram in Melbourne, Australia and mentor of all three of my Australian ashrams. I will also be traveling with my first Indian disciple, Hanuman Ramesh, who will serve as our translator, guide, and as my personal assistant. Thanks to you both; may you receive infinitely more than you give, now and always.
The essence of this trip is and has always been a journey to the sites of many of India’s most revered Avatars, both embodied and via their mahasamadhi shrines/sites, where much will be given and received in our mutual exchange. I must give thanks to my most beloved Yogi Ramsuratkumar, who was the source of my initial inspiration and “call” to India. This trip also serves as another vehicle for me to pay my respects to these Ones who have been so instrumental in my life and in this ministry.
As a way of offering you the opportunity to hold this trip in your consciousness—and to psychically and telepathically connect with me and receive the highest available Light during this sojourn, I would like to share with you some of the many Avatars I will be visiting: Avatar Meher Baba, Shirdi Baba, Sathya Sai Baba, Yogi Ramsuratkumar, Ramana Maharshi, Paramahansa Yogananda, Sri Yukteshwar, Paramahansa Ramakrishna, Neem Karoli Baba, Mahavatar Babaji, and Anandamayi Ma. I will also be paying visits to: Mother Teresa’s world headquarters in Kolkata, the world’s largest Kali temple, sacred and mystical Mt. Arunachala in Tiruvannamalai, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, and the holy cities of Varanasi and Rishikesh. These constitute the anchor points of this trip, though I am certain that much, much more will happen along the way.
The second reason I am writing to you now, on the eve of my departure, is to thank every person who contributed to making this trip a reality. Whether you donated monies towards the trip, gave of your time, or simply have held this vision for me, please know that I am grateful beyond words, and your gifts shall return to you, amplified and embellished one thousand-fold. This trip to India is one of the most caring, thoughtful, and beautiful gifts I have ever been given. May you who made it possible be the examples to others—by way of the blessings that shall shower upon you for sending me to India—of the age-old adage and universal truth: It is in giving that we receive.
So, from my heart to yours, once again I say, “Thank you, thank you, thank you.” I am so blessed; I am so grateful. My blessing is forever upon you and within you. When I return from this sacred adventure, I shall be sharing many of the amazing details, miracles, and lilas from my time in India. Keep an eye out for those stories to appear in the months to come.
Louix Dor Dempriey