A Sphere of Love and
Mary Anne DiFranco
Mary Anne DiFranco is a 59-year-old nutritionist.
She has been a devotee of Adi Da Samraj since 1999.
2001, my intimate partner and I were going through a very intense
and difficult time in our relationship. I felt hurt emotionally,
and had a hard time forgiving him. I had been considering leaving
One day while we were meditating together at our home,
the meditation had become quite deep. During the meditation, I
felt myself become part of a Sphere that seemed to me to be Beloved
Adi Da Himself. It felt as though we were One in a "Spherical
Domain" of energy and light and beingness that is hard to explain.
In that place of consciousness and existence, I felt the most
compassion that I have ever felt. At one point, I felt as though
Adi Da Gestured toward my partner, who was sitting beside me,
having me notice his closed and sad heart in a way that I felt
the pain of it. I began to also feel a deep love and compassion
for him in his pain.
I then opened my eyes and looked at my partner in a way
that I probably never had. Tears streamed down my face, and I
stroked his face, feeling deep love. This one experience is undoubtedly
the most profound experience I have ever had in relationship to
my Beloved Master. I feel Adi Da Graced me with this experience
so that I could understand the
Wound of Love, and forgive. I felt my partner's pain, not
my own, and all I could do was love. I felt that Adi Da Showed
me something of His State, and I am so grateful.