November 2015

A Natural Approach to Meditation

Updated: Nov 24Updated: Nov 24

Reflect on the Siddha Yoga Teachings from 2015

  • Eka Dharaliya Bhava - Abhanga
  • Meditation Session I: Know the Self
  • A Letter from the Siddha Yoga Swamis April 2015
  • Svadhyaya: the Recitation of Scriptural texts
  • The Flow of Prana: A Focus for Meditation
  • Invoking Mahadevi Sarasvati
  • The State of a Siddha
  • In Celebration of Gurumayi's Birthday
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Thank you so much for this powerful elucidation of Gurumayi’s Message! All year, I have held the intention to cultivate a very practical approach to implementing the Message in my moment-to-moment life.
And now the experience of Gurumayi’s Message is beginning to come to me naturally during my daily life—when I'm with my children, when I'm talking with others, when I'm shopping in the grocery store. I am so grateful to experience the joy of the Self, not only when I sit for formal meditation, but throughout my day.
I feel such gratitude to have a living Guru who makes the timeless, ancient teachings and wisdom of yoga relevant and alive for each and every one of us in our modern-day lives. 

a Siddha Yogi from California, USA

Thank you for this insightful exposition. It further illuminates my understanding of Gurumayi's Message for 2015. I am so grateful to receive the understanding of how I can naturally experience timelessness in every moment through cultivating a discipline of turning within. And I’m so grateful to learn that this can become a way of being in the midst of daily life.
When I read this exposition, I was filled with enthusiasm and confidence that yes, this is something within my reach. I just need to make the effort again and again to lead my mind back to the awareness of my own inner Self.

a Siddha Yogi from Pune, India

This exposition is so clear and powerful. I am feeling so happy to realize that I can practice Gurumayi's Message not only when I sit for meditation, but also when I am waiting with my young son for his school bus, when I am cooking food, when I am waiting for my husband to come home, or when I am doing household chores. This exposition has broadened my understanding of how I can apply this year's Message. I am so grateful!

a Siddha Yogi from Thane, India

In reading the line “the musician pays attention to each note, making sure the sound is clear and pure,” I uncovered new meaning within Gurumayi’s Message for 2015.
As a musician, I thought of the moments when the sound I had produced truly moved me—when I could hear and feel the grace of my highest intentions within it. In remembering what it took to achieve that state in music—the transcendence of internal boundaries—I saw how Gurumayi’s Message speaks to that same thing in meditation.
The best music must come naturally, in an unstrained manner, and from within. That requires gentle, yet precise and unerring focus. When I apply this musical awareness to meditation, I find, with great joy, that my meditations bring me closer to the heart than ever before.
Thank you, Gurumayi, for your Message for 2015. 

a Siddha Yogi from Massachusetts, USA

This exposition on Gurumayi’s Message for 2015 is so clear and straightforward, and so deep and full. I want to dive into its riches and sing my appreciation for all that I am finding here.
All year I have been studying Gurumayi’s Message, peeling back fresh layers of meaning to understand it even more, while stepping ever further in, to know it as experience. And Gurumayi has given such abundant support to help me do just that throughout the year. Now, this exposition feels as if I’ve been invited to step it up another notch—like the graduate course—right into a steady, natural, innate, timely, and timeless capacity to stay right with the Self.
These teachings could guide me for a year, more like a life, and I am glad they’ve come when they’ve come now. I’m ready. Thank you!

a Siddha Yogi from Massachusetts, USA