By Nayaswami Narayan
December 5, 2017

A couple of years ago a friend of mine, Saiganesh, came with some other devotees to visit Los Angeles for a weekend of programs with Nayaswami Asha. I did not have his cell phone number so we exchanged numbers so we could communicate about weekend details.

That evening I sent him a text message saying, “See you in the morning for meditation at (such and such a location).” He responded, “Who’s this?” Since this was the first text he received from me, I thought he simply did not recognize my number. I seized the opportunity to play a practical (spiritual) joke on him.

“I am the Alpha and the Omega.” Send.

His SMS response, “Huh?”

Oh, I thought this is too good. He doesn’t know it’s me so I can really have some fun now. I indulged further and replied,

“Before Abraham was, I Am.” Send. I was beginning to get the ecstatic high of playing a joke on your friend.

I think he may have been a little flustered at this point as he texted back, “Who is this?”

I could contain myself no further and with a mirthful smile said, “Be still and know I am God.” Send.

I got him pretty good, I thought, laughing to myself. Or so I thought, as the joke was on me! The next day when I saw Saiganesh I smiled and said, “So you got my texts last night?” I thought we’d have a nice friendly chuckle over it.

He said, “What texts?”

Oh, no, I thought.

“Wait, you didn’t get my ‘I Am’ messages?”

“No,” he said.

Uh-oh. We checked the number and I had a wrong digit for his cell phone.


I had been texting a complete stranger my metaphysical jokes about the Christ Consciousness! If you happen to be the person I accidentally texted that evening, my apologies!

I think this story surfaced into my consciousness because it is Christmas time. Don’t we want to know the true meaning of the Holy Trinity and how we can awaken our own latent Christ potential? The Masters are not playing a joke on us. They have come to say, “You are a sleeping Christ. Awake and know forever you and He are one!”

Through ever-deeper devotion, increasing enthusiasm, scientific technique of realization, and the grace of God and Guru may we know what Christ truly meant when he said, “I and my Father are one.”

If you receive a random text message with Bible quotes, who knows it could be Babaji, Christ, and the Masters, not playing a joke on you, but reminding you of your true home in God.

Or then again it may be me “accidentally” texting you! The only way you’ll know the difference is if you’re in Christ consciousness.

Let’s meet there and find out together!

In Christ’s Love, Light, & Joy