- Published on 03 March 2015
By Mark, Australia
I had never felt to share the following dreams publicly before. However in the recent weeks it has come as a strong inspiration that this must be told and not kept to myself. I would like to prelude my dream with a brief personal background story as I myself enjoy reading a little about the people sharing similar stories and wonder that others may feel the same.
As a Catholic boy going to church in Sydney, Australia during the early 70s I always remember the words "Christ has died, Christ is risen, Christ will come again". In 1977 at 14 years I was given the book "Man of Miracles" and immediately felt that Sai Baba was God the Father spoken of by Jesus. Swami came into my life suddenly at that age during a time of immense fear and trauma caused by strange events and I had been praying to Mary and Jesus and Sai Baba for help and protection. Swami then appeared to me in a dream where He spoke with immense love and power showing an incredible view of the source of my fears. Those fears left me absolutely after that. Only God could change events and protect someone in the way He did.
Since then, through all the ups and downs of life, His love and protection has never varied, despite my many faults and errors for which He has always forgiven me. Such is His Love. There was a wonderful period in the late 80's early 90's where I had the most beautiful dreams, visions and physical attention from Him. This was later followed by a rather awful period of misfortune and grief. A pattern certainly experienced by many Sai devotees who have felt these dual characteristics of His Grace, designed to build character, and not always recognised as the incredible Blessings that such events really are.
For 33 years or so, until the sudden passing of Swami in April 2011, I had never felt any cause to doubt Swami or His word. Even though some events did puzzle me for short periods, I held faith in the unfolding of His mission to usher in the Golden Age. However, when Swami suddenly left early, I felt shattered and utterly confused. I just could not believe or accept that He would leave without fulfilling His Word. Sai being the embodiment of Truth, nothing would or could ever stand in His path or change His will. No doubt many felt the same and it is difficult to express the terrible sense of loss experienced back then.
My reaction was to push it away and not deal with it at all. Sai became a distant connection in my subconscious mind. I am sorry to admit that my faith had been shaken. Yet suddenly towards end of 2013 I began to think of Him and remember His words, believing some change must surely be immanent. It was then that a friend linked me to STKC and I read the book which evoked an immense change in my outlook, like a switch had been turned on! Swami was back in my thoughts and that too constantly with the same power and love as before. Then I prayed to Swami for some insight or confirmation of this book which was so uplifting and exciting to read (thank you Sreejith). His answer to my prayer came in the form of a beautiful and uplifting dream.
Sai Dream in February 2014
(The quality of this dream was like an experience in the wakeful state, being very vibrant and clear)
I am observing the sky which is dark and thunderous and I fly up to see large thick rolling clouds forming like a cyclone. I then come back to earth in a different location ( feels like India ) and see several Sai Babas in red robes standing near a building. I know they are not the original Sai but projections materialised for others to see. I then found myself inside a large 1940s style dining room with large windows. Swami was seated there in a Yellow robe at the head of a large dining table, set with lovely silverware. He was having breakfast and looked up at me, He was absolutely beautiful, youthful of about 40 years and radiant! I began to cry and went straight up to Him saying "Swami I am so sorry that I doubted in You, I love You so much". He replied gently "I know, I Love you too". I kissed His right cheek and He turned and kissed me on the lips like my own Father used to do in such a loving way when He was alive. I saw that Swami's face and hands had a glistening sheen of oil on them. I knelt down as He was still seated at the table and was wiping His hands and mouth with a white linen cloth. He lifted His right foot for me to do Padnamaskar and I saw that He was wearing a pair of beautiful Italian leather loafers with silk yellow socks. Swami removed His shoe and sock; then I kissed His foot and pressed my forehead against it. His foot and lower leg also had an oily glistening sheen on the skin. He seemed so young and fresh and like He was preparing for a big day but He was focused and contemplative.
The dream ended and I woke up suddenly with my heart racing. It was really quite an uplifting experience.
Sai Dream in February 2015
(This dream felt very immediate even though it was not quite as clear as previous dream)
I am standing amongst a congregation of people in a church praying. When I turn to my left, I see Sai Baba walking down the central aisle very quickly. Then suddenly He is standing at the pulpit with a priest behind Him. Swami's right eye was narrowly open, red coloured and His left cheek had a wound with vibuthi coming from it. His face was somewhat lifeless . I was so thrilled and shocked at the same time. In my mind I was thinking "yes He HAS returned". I stood up and proclaimed loudly "Sathya Sai Baba has resurrected" at which point I saw Swami's face changing to beautiful radiance with a slight smile. Everyone in the church looked at me puzzled as I stated further, "Our Father who art in heaven has descended upon the Earth". People were looking for explanation, so I had to say it several times enthusiastically, "Sai Baba is God". I woke up with these words repeating with such power in my head that I thought I was saying it out loud and worried I would wake my family up since it was only 2:00 AM!
Initially I was reluctant to describe the last dream due to the condition of Swami's face but I now believe that it symbolises the apparent death of Swami's body and the transition of it back to life - Resurrected due to the love, faith and prayers of countless devotees of God all over the world. I join all of you in offering our prayers with love that this be so!