Amrita Pandya Banga
My very first experience that I can remember was in 2010 when I had a “dream” about canceling the wedding hall. Soon after that, I lost my apartment to a fire and foresaw multiple events that would unfold over the next few weeks. And since then, every now and then I get dreams, hear things in my dreams, experience deja-vu so strong that I get chills, and get strong gut feelings that I cannot explain logically but has significant meaning in my life. Inder (my husband) always jokes and calls me a psychic who gets premonitions, but I have always been hesitant to use or accept that word or call them anything but random coincidences. Let me just say, I am NOT a psychic, and no, I cannot foresee the future, but I do believe that subconsciously (when I am not letting my logic block my heart and mind), I am open to the universal knowledge (Akashic records) and vibration.
Awakening ~ Spiritual Seeker
In June 2020, I woke up one morning and I knew something had shifted in me. I was a different person, and I could no longer ignore what I had known all along: I am an old soul in this new body experiencing this life, and my Dharma is to help mother earth and assist others in their journey of healing and self-discovery. I asked the universe to give me a tangible sign that could not be misinterpreted, and boy oh boy…it was like floodgates opened up.
I started seeing signs everywhere in forms of spiritual animals, angel numbers, dreams, and physical sensations. I knew I was awoken and was on the right path. I became a “spiritual seeker.” I right away changed my lifestyle, limited drinking to just occasional drinking, started meditating every day, started working with crystal energy, and giving myself sound baths with my Crystal & Tibetan Chakra Signing Bowls, Rain Stick, Ocean Drum, and Koshi chimes. I also started seeking spiritual learning and decided to join “A Journey through Bhagavad Gita” class (not for religious purposes, but for spiritual answers). I truly believe that Gita has the answers to the majority of our questions if we are willing to listen and accept. I then started following Sadhguru and took Inner Engineering to start changing and healing from within, and took Art of living SKYY Breathing to enhance my meditation practice.
In December 2020, I received my very first Reiki from my good friend and gifted healer Sonam Sondhi. I remember feeling intense energy radiating throughout my body and I felt profound peace. At that moment I knew Reiki was my path. The very next week I got my Reiki 1 attunement from my powerful and dear mentor Jalpa Dhaduk. I started using the Reiki energy for my physical, mental, emotional, and soul healing. In March 2021, I got my Reiki 2 attunement from my amazing Shamanic teacher Asha Surti and in February 2022, I finally received my Reiki Master Attunement from my Reiki 1 teacher Jalpa Dhaduk. I also became a Certified Meditation Teacher and Sound Healer and plan on getting my Yoga Teacher Certification as soon as the stars align.
As you can see, it has been a recent but very intense journey. All I know is, I am an open and receptive channel to this universal energy and my Dharma is to assist others on their life path, soul healing, and overall well-being.