Our priority was to make an appearance to the place where the idea of the tour began, last November.

main room where people are singing kiirtanThere were 10 of us singing together in such a large room inside a friend’s house which previously was a school. There was plenty of space around for us to dance individually and not be concerned about touching others. This meant we could surrender our ego and spend more energy thinking about the Love for god/everything/all.

Towards the end of the kiirtan we call experienced the same extreme happiness, from the controller of the universe. We were collectively calling His name and we were given His love and grace. We felt His bliss.

main room where people are singing kiirtan

I felt like this experience/time at the moment was similar to a child’s extreme happiness. The difference is the child’s happiness is driven by external objects/events such as receiving a gift or going to a place which is exciting or fun, whereas this happiness we had is available from within – it’s internal. Part of ourselves. We all collectively sang His name with love towards Him and we got love in return. We felt light and so happy that we wanted to dance and jump high. I certainly felt blissed.

This was the highlight of the tour so far.

That evening a friend suggested for me to join them at 5am to sing kiirtan and practice meditation together. I was having doubts after going to bed after midnight, I didn’t set an alarm for that early time. In the morning I heard an alarm at 4:45 and someone using the shower in the bathroom nearby. I looked at the clock until 5am and then decided to get up! I’m glad because the 15 mins of kiirtan were great and best of all I sat for over 35 minutes in meditation which felt very positive and uplifting, especially from the vibration and energy left from the evening before. It was my best early morning meditation ever.

evening sun and view of a hillside