My spiritual teacher bestowed a spiritual name on me for my birthday 13 years ago. We gathered in a Hindu Temple, surrounded by my yoga students and friends. The ceremony included blessing me with rice and holy water then whispering my new name in my ear. Divya Jyoti she whispered...then announced it to the group gathered around us. Divine Light, she explained: Divya translates as divine and a jyoti is a spiritual light.
She fed me honey and offered me new clothes and flowers. I was born anew as Divya Jyoti. My vibration changed with the vibrations of this new name When I am referred to as Divya Jyoti, it is Divya Jyoti who responds. I love my spiritual name as do the many students who have received names from her over the years.
Last week, our friend Linda received her spiritual name in a similar ceremony. Attached are photos of her naming ceremony surrounded by her family. Would you like a spiritual name?