This is our dear student and friend, Erik Maietta, a bright light in our MKY community. The other day after class he shared a beautiful example of how Kundalini Yoga impacted his real life in a very real way. We asked if he'd be willing to share on the blog, and he graciously agreed. Here is his story.
A few days before Christmas, I became terribly upset by a friend who gave holiday gifts to everyone in our group… except me! Although there was no intention to hurt me, I took this situation VERY personally and worked myself up into a state of rage and resentment. The next day, I decided my best course of action was to take a MKY class which did help me settle down and recenter for sure. However, that afternoon, I was still struggling with my wounded feelings. I knew that if I could just hold out long enough the feelings would eventually pass like the clouds. However, my ego was firmly in control and finally wore me down and convinced me I had to confront her at work and spit my venom!
Once in my car, I was still wrestling with this urge and if it was really the best thing for me to do (maybe this is a big spiritual test, and I MIGHT be overreacting??). Something urged me to drive through a park on the way, and my feelings softened a little more. As I neared the driveway of my friend’s store, I saw her parked car (along with many other cars of customers). I thought that she must be so busy and overworked right before Christmas. My heart was suddenly flooded with compassion, and I found myself wishing her well! I continued driving right past her store as any remaining feelings of resentment and anger instantly vanished. Then a few seconds later as I pulled up to a red light, my entire body quivered with a MASSIVE tingling sensation exploding all over my crown chakra and heart/chest area. I could feel an energy rise from my bowels and float up above my head, causing me to instantly feel amazing peace and bliss. My body felt soothed and relaxed all over as if I just finished an intense gym workout (thankfully I was stopped at the light when all this happened!!).
As I drove back home, I knew something amazing just happened… a MIRACLE for sure! Something major shifted inside that cannot be undone now. I was happy and filled with love for the rest of the week, and I am still feeling the energetic change in my being. It was no coincidence that I have been attending more MKY sessions recently, and I am so grateful that I attended class that morning (as well as our amazing solstice celebration later that same day!). Each experience brings me more and more inner clarity and a healthy release of stale/old energies. As an empath, I realize how important my spiritual health is, and I cannot thank MKY and the entire staff enough for all the love and support as I continue my journey.
Thank you all so much, and Happy New Age of Aquarius!! Sat nam!
Co-owners and Instructors of Montclair Kundalini Yoga, Cate Baily and Savitri Narayan Kaur. See their bios here.