Despite the cold snow
The crocus does not wait to bloom
a Siddha Yogi from Washington, United States
I see here movement and growth in its own divine timing and expression, whether it be flower, creature, or human being.
Thank you, Gurumayi, for this living, colorful recognition and reminder of the divinity in nature.
a Siddha Yogi from Montreal, Canada
Sun awakening life
breaking harsh cold
a Siddha Yogi from Hindelang, Germany
Wow! Seeing the second spring video is like watching a magic show! It is awesome to see the bright yellow flowers emerging from the snow. And then to see the blue and yellow flowers softly moving as if they were conversing with each other. It brought me instant joy and put a smile on my face.
a Siddha Yogi from Chennai, India
I was charmed by the final sequence of the first vignette for “Spring.” It spoke to what happened to me while walking home this afternoon, and inspired me to write the following poem in haiku
form. For me, the goal of haiku
is to express the moment simply and clearly and then to let it go.
flowers push through earth
supple yet strong — burst with blooms
their Destiny's song
a Siddha Yogi from California, USA
The video vignettes are a favorite contemplation practice for me, particularly anything with water. The sound and the rippling light— reflected and cascading, dappled, and glimmering— take me inward to a restful, quiet place.
a Siddha Yogi from Rotorua, New Zealand
Oh, sentinel of the ages
unmoved and moving
old and new
witness the symphony of love.
a Siddha Yogi from Missouri, USA
For the past many days, I've been waking up early in the morning and practicing swadhyaya
. This practice really gives me peace and delight. I've observed that throughout the day my attention is automatically drawn to things that center me and bring me peace, like the chirping of birds, a flower, and the beautiful colors of the evening sun. Also, when I speak to people, the conversation moves towards a peaceful and happy dialogue- a natural communion with the world around is blooming in my heart.
The practice of Gurumayi's Message has deepened my communion with nature and opened new portals of divinity which were earlier unknown to me.
Thank you, Shri Gurumayi!
a Siddha Yogi from Indore, India
Just as a bird continues
to chirp in joy
while wind throws snow
in all directions,
the Self remains absorbed in bliss
no matter what thoughts
blow through the mind.
No matter what happens
on the surface,
the Guru stays anchored
in the Heart.
a Siddha Yogi from New York, USA
As video vignette 12 started, I immediately felt I was witnessing God’s play on this earth.
The particles of snow floating in the air, the gusts of wind, the swaying trees, the birds—all seemed to me to be part of a perfect ballet.
a Siddha Yogi from Rennes, France
As I watched this beautiful winter video and listened to the sounds of wind and snow in the trees, I took a deep breath and reveled in the visual delight of nature.
Recognizing the perfection I found here was so healing for me.
a Siddha Yogi from Florida, USA
I was feeling unsettled today from having to change travel plans due to a new winter storm coming our way. Seeing this video was just what I needed to put my concerns in perspective. I could pause and connect with the beauty of Mother Nature and allow my perspective to shift to one of acceptance.
a Siddha Yogi from Massachusetts, USA
I had such a joyful satsang
moment watching the gray squirrel in video vignette 11 digging and eating its acorn from the snow-covered ground. So much focus!
I marveled at the intuitive wisdom that led the squirrel to find its hidden treasure store underneath the snow. I felt as if this little furry friend were encouraging me to focus within and discover nurturing treasures in my heart!
a Siddha Yogi from Buenos Aires, Argentina
I love watching the squirrel enjoying nature's bountiful meal in the protection of the sacred Ashram grounds. As I watched the video a few times in a row, I thought that the squirrel's hands seemed to be in namaste
—a sweet reminder of my gratitude for the divinity I find in nature.
a Siddha Yogi from New Mexico, USA
How wonderful to be able to experience the contrast of the changing seasons through this gallery. I live in the Southern Hemisphere, so I am always living the opposite season while viewing the photographs, and I marvel at the graceful dance of seasons and changes within and without—Kundalini Shakti namo namah
a Siddha Yogi from Punta del Este, Uruguay
I watched this video several times. In addition to its beauty, I was fascinated by the sound of someone, perhaps the videographer, breathing. It felt to me like God’s breath. This added a profound dimension to my experience.
a Siddha Yogi from Beccles, United Kingdom