Greetings of love and light to all,
Last night I attended a Oneness Blessing Deeksha. A dear friend of mine was hosting it at her home and had been asking me to come for weeks now, so I agreed to attend and participate.
I had previously googled Oneness Blessings Movement and had a certain amount of hesitation about being involved with it but I decided that there was no harm in observing with an open, nonjudgmental attitude and a certain amount of scepticism and spiritual preparedness.
What this amounts to is a trained facilitator manually focusing spiritual energy into the crown chakra of the recipients during a period of meditation. Here is a quote from the Oneness Blessing website describing what is happening.
"The Oneness Blessing results in growth in consciousness. It is the phenomenon behind the work of oneness. It is an act of energy transfer by touch or by the power of intent.
The Oneness Blessing is a non-denominational experience that transfers physical energy, awakening our connection with the oneness in everything, allowing each of us to deepen our relationship with those we love, with ourselves, with strangers and with our creator.
The Oneness Blessing initiates a neuro-biological change in the brain. There are 16 centres in the brain responsible for definitive experiences like sensory perception, emotions of jealousy, hatred, fear, compassion, love, joy, separation, connectedness, creativity, learning, etc. Oneness Blessing results in the activation of certain centres and the de-activation of certain other centres thus bringing about a shift in the perception and experience of life.
The Oneness Blessing is also found to help in the healing of the body and in the discharge of repetitive emotional patterns, resulting in greater ease and comfort with oneself.
In relationships it enables a greater sensitivity and connectedness with the other, freeing you from the limitations of your judgments and conditionings.
Success and prosperity begins with consciousness – a capacity to expand your horizon of thinking and an understanding of the universe around you, the principles governing you."
All that is fine and commendable. What made me particularly hesitant is the following quote from the same website:
"Source of the Oneness Blessing
Oneness Blessing originates in the consciousness of Sri Amma Bhagavan. Wherever Oneness Blessing is given in the world it sources itself in the being of Sri Amma and Sri Bhagavan."
These individuals are considered to be Avatars, acutally one spiritual being manifested in two physical bodies. This is where my hackles raise with this movement. If they claimed that they were the channel of energy from Source, the Creator, and didn't make themselves the "source" of this healing energy I would have no difficulties with the movement. The facilitators are doing a process much like Reiki or other energy healing modes, which I believe is working inspite of the claims of the founders. By saying that they are the source they are creating a dualism/separation in the face of the "Oneness" which they are seeming to be promoting.
If anyone has experience with this movement and other insight it would be interesting to hear alternative opinions.
In the love and light of our Creator,