On 20th September 2019, LHSG members Sheela Shah, Cooky Vora, Monica Gokaldas, Pratima Dutt, Lavina Keswani, Mamta Advani, Lata Kanji and I did our first seva to commemorate LHSG’s 14 years of Seva.
It was a Gau Seva, which translates into Cow seva. We went to two farms, to give Reiki to the cows. We had taken with us, carrots, bananas, jaggery, fennel seeds and mustard leaves to feed the cows. While they loved all these things, by far the favourite was the mustard leaves!
We had also donated Sh 7000 (approx. US$ 70) for wheat bran and hay, which makes up their usual diet. When the cows saw the treats we had brought them, they got excited and some of them, literally in seconds, took them off our hands!
We blessed them with Reiki, and did Ho’oponopono to each of them. We asked for forgiveness from them for putting them through so much pain and for confining them in those small spaces all their life.
This seva came at a very special time for our Hindu, Jain and Sikh members, because it is Shraad, a period in which we ask for forgiveness from our ancestors (pitrus), as well as blessings from them and during which we do a lot of charity work on their behalf.
It was a very moving experience for all of us as we fed them with our hands and gave the Reiki.
At the end Monica led us with a prayer for our Pitrus, we chanted Aum Shanti, Shanti, Shantihi.
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LHSG Founder Member
We had a very fulfilling afternoon at the Gaushalas. We went to two different places and at both places we spread ourselves out to feed the cows in keeping with our Hindu/Sanatan Dharam and gave them healing in keeping with our LHSG mission.
I felt very grateful and became emotional in gratitude as only the fortunate get to do such seva during this period of Pitru Paksh. We dedicated the seva to all our ancestors and I am sure they blessed us.
We also did Ho’oponopono to the cows and the last cow whom we said Ho’oponopono to had tears in her eyes. It was a very humbling, spiritual and full of gratitude experience.
LHSG Founder Member
This wss my first time doing this wonderful humbling Gau Seva. I felt very sorry for all the harshness and sad situation all these cows endure just to serve our needs. I said a heartfelt forgiveness chant to all the cows we fed. I am very grateful for this opportunity especially during this shraad period.
Gau Sewa was a very touching experience. Felt deep deep gratitude to these gentle mothers who have nurtured humanity for thousands of years. I felt very sorry about how we humans treat all the animals that serve us in any way!
I did Hoponopono to Gau mata.
Dedicating this Sewa to our pitru was a very powerful and humbling experience.