The Satsang Baby:Yoga Innes
Giten ended a beautiful 2-day Satsang weekend in Stockholm on February 7-8, where a new born baby attended a few hours per day with her mother, Prem Mukta. This child has attended Satsang with Giten for almost 9 months, while she was still in her mothers belly, to get a taste of meditation before she was born 4 weeks ago.
During the 2-day Satsang weekend, Giten gave her an informal energy darshan, which was an initiation and a welcoming back to the spiritual path. He also talked about her name and her spiritual path in life by saying that yoga is her path in life, and that Innes – the personal name given by her mother, which means “an island” – could be summarized in the following meaning of her spiritual name Yoga Innes: being an island of silence through yoga and union.
The word “yoga” means union and Giten said that yoga can described as basic physical yoga, but that her path yoga also includes the last step of Yoga: samadhi, disappearing into the silence and being in union with life. He recommended her mother Prem Mukta to allow and encourage her to just be, to disappear into the silence, and he also recommended a meditation for her and the child to just be together in silence and meditation. Prem Mukta also commented that meditation is the most beautiful gift you can give.
During the three hours that Yoga Innes attended the first Satsang day, she was totally content and silent. Her mother Prem Mukta also commented that after the first Satsang day, she got the first smile of utter contentment from Yoga Innes.
Prem Mukta also said about Innes: Innes showed to be the person that I had imagined. Secure, strong, wise and extremely communicative.
Giten also said that Yoga Innes is already a developed soul and an advanced seeker and meditator, and that she has already been a seeker and meditator for many lives, so he said that he was not surprised that she has already participated in Satsang while she was still in her mothers belly to receive a first taste of meditation and come back to the spiritual path.
Giten also said that Muktas own participation in Satsang and her own commitment to her spiritual growth had created the spiritual maturity to be able to attract a conscious soul like Innes. He also said that Innes had chosen Mukta as her mother, and that Mukta had also chosen Innes through her own spiritual growth.
Giten said that Innes is now a pure being, a pure sky, but at a certain point she has to develop the mind, which will create a split between the being and the mind. But he said that the influence of her mothers spiritual understanding together with Innes own previous experience on the spiritual path, will allow her to stay in contact with her inner being, the meditative quality within, and make this transition a conscious experience.
Giten also said that it is quite astonishing that she attends Satsang for almost 9 months in her mothers belly – and it takes her four weeks after being born to be back in Satsang.
Below you will find a collection of Giten quotes on children and spiritual parenting.
“A child comes from God, a child is a gift from God, but a child is not our possession.
Give the child unconditional love and freedom. Respect the child,
the child has its own soul. The
child has its own way.
– Swami Dhyan Giten
“Give the child a taste of
meditation by creating a climate and atmosphere of love acceptance and silence.”
“The most precious gift that you can give to the child is
unconditional love and
allows the child to discover his
own inner being, his authentic
self, his own freedom
to be himself.”
“A small child is like
an open sky. The name of the
child can either be expansive or limiting. It can either create an
expansion or contraction of
-Swami Dhyan Giten
“The mother is the child’s first
relationship, his whole world,
If there is love in the
relationship between the Child
and the mother, the child learns
to trust himself, to trust others
and to trust life.
If there is no love in the
the mother and the child, the
child learns to distrust himself,
to distrust others and to distrust