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Back in Adi Da's Arms
Trish Mitchell has been a devotee of Adi
Da since 1991. She has been a radio producer, editor, and newsreader
for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, and a producer, presenter,
and acting Executive Producer for SBS Australia. Trish lives in
Australia, where she manages our Adi
Da Up Close Twitter feed. You can read the story of how Trish
miraculously found Adi Da here.
January of 2006, I had a complete nervous breakdown.
There's a long story behind it, but, bottom line: I was diagnosed
with work-related PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder).
From then until January, 2013, I was in a state of severe fragility,
unable to work. I lost my home, had to live with family and friends,
and went through years of psychiatric hospitals. The whole of
2012, I was more in hospital than out. I underwent (and suffered)
shock therapy for severe depression. This was effective in the
very short term, but left me with memory blanks and some mild
Two months ago (April, 2013), I had a dream of Beloved Adi Da.
This was a major breakthrough for me! I had not been able to feel
Adi Da's Transmission at all for the past seven years, and I certainly
had not dreamt of Him during that time.
In the dream, Adi Da was walking hurriedly, followed by a number
of devotees. I saw Him from the front and ran in front of Him
with my hands up, calling His Name.
He stopped. Then He opened His Arms to me.
I ran into them, and He held me to His Chest, tightly. I wept
and wept. I felt His Love and His total care for me as a human being
When I woke from the dream, I felt so happy, just to have had
contact with Him again.
From that moment, my hellish suffering with mental illness was
over. It was completely washed.
Since then I've gone from strength to strength, in a miraculous
recovery. I'm no longer on prescription medication of any kind.
I'm engaging in as many "alternative" practises as I can, to keep
my body-mind in balance: hatha yoga, diet, natural hormones, wholistic
chiropractic care, and rest.
I've retired from broadcast journalism and the high level of
stress that accompanies it. Instead, I'm now doing what I love
to do best: using my communication skills to advocate Beloved
There's more I could say, but what's important is this: I'm back
in Adi Da's Arms, never to leave again. And I'm so grateful to