I was hosting a chanting satsang
at the Siddha Yoga Ashram in Sydney during the Chanting Tour. We were chanting Jaya Jaya Shiva Shambho
as people entered the hall, and as the hall filled up the chanting increased in intensity. Suddenly I began to feel nervous. I remembered at that moment to invoke grace, but I wasn’t quite sure how to do it. Then I started to listen intently to the chant, a practice we had learned about earlier in the week. As I did this, almost immediately, I experienced that Gurumayi wasn’t far away; her grace was manifest in the chant and in the chanting, which enveloped me—the sound was all around me and through me. I felt calm and reassured—an experience that lasted as I offered hosting seva
throughout the sublime night we had here in Sydney.
Thank you, Gurumayi!
a Siddha Yogi from Sydney, Australia
Several days after participating in the Regional Audio Broadcast Enter the Abode of Sound
, I was having lunch in a rather busy and noisy restaurant. All of a sudden, I could hear the chant Shri Ram Jay Ram
. I kept my focus inward, quietly eating and enjoying my lunch, listening to the strains of Shri Ram Jay Ram
. This experience showed me the power of chanting to permeate my everyday life and activities.
Deepest gratitude to you, Gurumayi, for all that you have given and all I have received.
a Siddha Yogi from Busselton, Australia
As a result of the Chanting Tour, the world has been bathed in the sweet and pure vibrations of chanting from Siddha Yogis around the globe. Gurumayi has taught us how paradise can be made manifest through the power of sound, and that we can do this on a daily and moment-to-moment basis. We are so blessed!
Thank you, Gurumayi.
a Siddha Yogi from Armidale, Australia
The swan came by this morning, after a long absence. I ran downstairs and out to the water's edge and greeted this beautiful emissary of my beloved Guru’s grace.
Today is an auspicious day and my heart rejoiced to see the swan on the estuary, connecting with Gurumayi's grace and blessings for the Chanting Tour. The last time I saw the swan was on the day of A Sweet Surprise
2014 broadcast. The Guru's shakti
transcends time and geography to reveal to me, again and again, her grace in the form of the swan, which has now shown up on the occasion of several auspicious Siddha Yoga events.
Feeling summoned by the power of the Guru's love, I have changed my plans for this evening and I will be going to my local meditation center to participate in the Global Live Audio Stream Satsang, Chanting Creates a Paradise in this World
a Siddha Yogi from Massachusetts, USA
I was fortunate to be at the final satsang
in the Siddha Yoga Ashram in Sydney with Gurumayi on her teachings visit in 1997. I was one of the tour managers and on that day I was overseeing the overflow room. Hundreds of people had come to be with Gurumayi.
As the satsang
began, I was told that the distribution audio feed to the overflow room was not working. When Gurumayi was informed of this situation, she made a gesture—she raised her hands and moved them toward her heart, inviting everyone in the main hall to move forward. This created enough room for everyone from the overflow room to move comfortably into the main hall.
This morning, as I was singing the Kundalini Stavaha
in the Bhagavan Nityananda Temple in the Siddha Yoga Ashram in Oakland, I had a vision of Gurumayi. She was once again gesturing us to move closer, moving her hands toward her heart, inviting us all to the Global Live Audio Stream Satsang, Chanting Creates a Paradise in this World
. Gurumayi has created a Universal Hall—with room for us all.
a Siddha Yogi from California, USA