Sai Sister Santi Ji from USA says: Dear Hetal Ji, Thanks for the wonderful blog. Every day I read the experiences posted. They are all very touching, wonderful, help us keep the faith and teach us to be patient to receive His choicest blessing. I would like to share two experiences, one happened last year and one just this morning. I request not to disclose my e-mail id.
HE COMES TO YOU WHEN YOU CALL HIMOn September 1 last year (Thursday), I was returning from work. I was for some reason, in a hurry to go home that evening. I was on my mobile talking to my husband about something to be done that evening. All of a sudden, I saw in my rear view mirror, a police officer with his indicators ON and I also heard a honk. That means he is pulling me over for disobeying the traffic rules. I told my husband that “I got to go. An officer is pulling me over.” and disconnected.
Here in USA, when an officer catches you, you pull to a safe spot and stop. I stopped, literally shivering, because the last ticket I got was almost a decade ago. I rolled down my driver’s side window down. The officer came and asked, “Madam, do you know why I stopped you”. Now, we have stricter laws about being on the mobile while driving. So I answered, “Yes sir, I was on the phone”. To my dismay, he told me that he stopped me because I was driving at 50 mile speed in 25 mile speed zone and also I did not stop at the STOP sign. He asked me for my vehicle registration and insurance information. I handed them over to him. He went back to his vehicle.
Here I was in my seat completely in shock. I have made two big mistakes and another one which he did not notice, but I told him, so total of three. The fines are very harsh in this country, monetarily and otherwise. I was imagining that I will be hit with total of 500.00 dollar fine. I told BABA “Please help me today, I do not have that much money to pay for my fines”. Since I was traveling abroad during month-end and also planned a get-together during the Dashahara days before I leave. We had budgeted for the month. The fine will really upset my budget. I was waiting for the officer to come back and handover my papers and the BIG fine. He came and returned my papers and said to me “Madam, please hit those breaks and drive slowly and be careful. The schools have re-opened, have a good evening”. I just could not believe it that he did not handover any paper with fine details to me. I wholeheartedly thanked the officer, almost tears rolling down my eyes.
I believe that since I called Baba to come and help me, there HE came and took care of it. I went home and told my husband, he said sometimes the ticket comes in the mail. But till TODAY nothing of that sort came in the mail. When BABA stopped it, how would it come anyway? Thank you my dear BABA.
HE ASSURED ME NOT TO WORRYThe second one is in the form of a beautiful dream. My son is studying medicine in India. He came over to US during his winter break. Yesterday, he was going back. We went to airport. It is always very hard to bid a good-bye at the airport, especially to your own kid, going so far away. I will see him almost after 6 months, though I will talk to him every day. Tears were controlled, but finally came out just before he headed towards his security check-up. He gave me a big hug and asked me not to worry. We came back home, I went to his room and did a little clean-up and went to our room and watched a TV show and slept.
I knew that he will call once he reached Heathrow (3 hour layover at London). I have a phone on my side of the end table. At 4 AM the phone rang, there he was telling me that so far he had a good flight, had food and slept well during that leg of the journey. I was happy. I gave the phone to his dad. During this process, my Baba’s picture which I had kept on the base of the table lamp on the side table fell on the floor. I was very upset, so got up put the light on and searching frantically for it, under the table, under the bed and could not find it. And after 5 minutes, I realized it fell right inside the shopping bag I had under the table. I took it and said sorry to Baba for my carelessness and put it back at the same place where it was earlier. But in the back of my mind, I felt very sad that the picture of BABA fell. I was restless and drifted into sleep.
I got a very beautiful dream. In that dream, someone knocked on my door. And when I opened the door, the person had something in his hand and he showed it to me. It was very nice and big picture of BABA on a paper. I spoke to the person. He was telling me about some slokas and all that. My husband joined us. Finally he picked a picture and took it and put it on my refrigerator.
I suddenly got up and realized it was such a beautiful dream. I felt very happy as I got up and went to wake up my youngest for school and then I got ready and came downstairs for my coffee.
Now I feel that Baba was telling me, “Do not worry. I did not go anywhere. I am right here. Why are you worried”? It is 11:30 AM now. Still I am thinking of that beautiful dream. Both my experiences reassure us that HE is ALWAYS with us. We have to feel His presence with FAITH and have PATIENCE.
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