“The power has stepped up. Now, while receiving deeksha from Padukas or the Sri Murthi, keep your hands 1/2 inch away from the Padukas or Sri Murthi. Taking deeksha by touch will be less powerful.”
This is applicable only while you take deeksha. During other times you may touch the Padukas or Sri Murthi. For instance, you may hug or hold the Sri Murthi or Padukas, etc.
During the courses at Oneness University this very effective and powerful
change is underway.