Sai Sister Swapna from USA says: Dear Hetal Ji, Kudos to you for providing an avenue for devotees to share their experiences with Baba. Reading these experiences, when I was feeling low, helped me find solace and hope that Baba is there to take care of things. At times some of the experiences were direct answers to the questions in mind. I feel blessed to be able to read this blog and be able to share my own experience. Please do not publish my email address.
I am working in the Information technology field as a consultant. I took a break from work for 5 months after my second daughter was born. After 5 months, I started looking for jobs and due to Baba’s grace, I not only got a job, but also a role that I wanted, but the company was far from my house. It was a 6 months project and I thought it will be a good experience and in 6 months, I will look for positions near to my house. After the end of 6 months, when my project was about to end, I got another offer in the same company in a different department. Though I didn’t want to commute a long distance daily as I have two kids, an infant and a toddler, I accepted the position as I was not sure how long it will take to find another job and I didn’t want to let go of the opportunity.
Two days after I joined in my new position, I got a call from another company, which was near to my house and the pay was also a lot more. I was in two minds whether to interview or not for the position because I just started out a new job. The recruiter, who called me, was very insistent and told me that this is a very good opportunity and I should attend the interview. I was thinking why BABA didn’t present this opportunity to me a few days earlier. I attended the interview and then they told me they wanted me to join immediately. I was in a dilemma whether to take up the new opportunity or continue with the job I have. I kept praying to Baba to help me take the right step. I couldn’t sleep all night as I was unable to make a decision. Finally in the morning I decided to take up the job near my house.
I didn’t like the new work place from Day 1. After three days at work, I couldn’t work at the new place. I was wondering why I made a bad decision, why didn’t Baba help me make the right decision. After a lot of thinking, I decided to quit this and join back my old company. They were willing to take me back and I happily joined them back. But two days after, I joined they told me they have a full-time person joining and they don’t want to continue my contract. I was shattered. I was thinking why Baba is playing these kinds of games with me. Then I started applying for jobs. I had a company in mind in which I wished to get a job. I have applied through a job portal to a job and I had no idea that this was the company I had in mind as the company name was not listed in the job ad.
I got an opportunity to do a phone interview with the company and this was a miracle again as I was told by my recruiter that mine was the only resume picked for the interview. I was praying that the interview should go on well and I should settle down at a job. The day before my interview, I read on this website about a lady from New Zealand, who had a thesis defense and was nervous that it would go on for 3 to 4 hours, but by the grace of Baba, she finished it with flying colors in an hour time. Reading that experience, made me feel that Baba has something similar in store for me. Next day, I was waiting for my interview and was a little nervous about it. The interview was delayed until evening. I kept praying. In the evening, I got the interview call and after the interview the interviewer asked me, when I would be available for a face to face interview. I told him either Tuesday or Thursday should be good. The interviewer said Thursday is better. I was happy that Thursday was picked.
I attended the interview. The interview was for almost an hour conducted by three people. The interview went well throughout, but somehow when it ended I felt the hiring manager was left a little unimpressed at the end. I came home and went to Sai temple for afternoon Aarti. I was waiting for the call from my recruiter, but no call from him. After I came back home, I had a nagging feeling that it didn’t go well. I don’t know why but I started crying and felt helpless. That was the seventh week of my Nav Guruvar Vrat. I did that in the night and read a chapter of Parayan. After that I was feeling a little better and was able to sleep.
Usually for contract positions in my earlier experience, we get to know the feedback on the same day or the day after. But I didn’t get any feedback even on the next day, which was Friday. I was praying to Baba and still hoping for a positive result. I felt if Baba has got me this far and He is going to take me all the way. Meanwhile, I had an opportunity to attend another interview near my house. On the day, I finished my 9th week of Vrat, I got a job offer and on the very next day got the other job offer, I was long waiting for. My mother-in-law, who is an ardent follower of Baba, was also praying to Baba for me to get a job near my house. She assured me that Baba will give me the job I wanted and it came true. Om Sri Sai Ram. It is truly Sai’s miracle.