February 2018

Love in Action
by Gurumayi Chidvilasananda

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The variety of forms and colors here remind me that love comes in many shapes and hues. The pulsations of the heart show me that love is not stagnant—it keeps moving and touching me in all areas of my life when I take time to notice.
 
I can feel love shimmering and sparkling through my practices, including seva, and through work and relationships. Love is always here for me!
 
Happy love day, Gurumayi!
 

a Siddha Yogi from New York, USA

As I gaze at Gurumayi’s “Love in Action,” I understand something important to me. I see that just as it has taken me a few moments to really see the subtleties that are at play in this heart, love too can be multilayered and may require some time and attention for subtler, deeper discernment.
 
The more I contemplate this art, the more it teaches me to slow down, pause, and have a moment of satsang with myself before I make a decision, or before I speak or act, so I don’t forget love.
 
 Thank you, Gurumayi, for your inspiring and creative guidance.
 

a Siddha Yogi from California, USA

As I checked each area of the heart, I felt as if I were scratching little squares on a lottery ticket and each one was a winner! Each brought me great joy and delight, and lessons filled with light!
 
Thank you, Gurumayi, for this wonderful Valentine’s Day gift.
 

a Siddha Yogi from Massachusetts, USA

Today my children, who both happen to love math, saw Gurumayi's “Love in Action” on my computer screen and exclaimed, “It’s a Golden Spiral, a Fibonacci Spiral!" I was immediately interested in what they were saying because I was already curious about the shapes in the heart.
 
I looked up "Golden Spiral" and learned that it is a pattern that occurs in nature, as well as in architecture and art. I also learned that the Fibonacci sequence, on which the Fibonacci Spiral is based, is a pattern of numbers in which each succeeding number is the sum of the two preceding numbers.
 
This reminded me of how we progress in sadhana and in life. I realized that even when our progress seems gradual, we are always building step-by-step on what we already know and understand—and over time, that adds up to a lot!
 

a Siddha Yogi from California, USA

Just before meditation today, I focused on this animation. As sections of the image began to move, I coordinated my breath with their movement. Focusing on the breath like this was a glorious way to begin the day.
 
Then I was moved to hear within: “The breath is ‘love in action.’”

a Siddha Yogi from Pennsylvania, USA

I feel so happy—like a curious, playful child—as I look into this heart that Gurumayi has given me.
 
I imagine Gurumayi whispering to me, telling me that if I only look a little further, I’ll find that treasure I’m seeking!

a Siddha Yogi from Ohio, USA

I feel as though each color, one after the other, is saying to me, “Knock at my door!” I knock at one and then another, and my heart becomes soft. “Knock at my door!” says my own heart. I knock and satsang occurs. I realize that satsang is love—love is satsang.
 

a Siddha Yogi from Hindelang, Germany

Thank you so much, Gurumayi, for awakening me again to the infinite love available right here and now, in my heart, in everyone's heart—in the universal Heart.
 

a Siddha Yogi from Paris, France

As I viewed this charming artwork, I saw that it began to “breathe”! Then I found additional layers—hidden facets of color and light containing thought-provoking words from Gurumayi. I look forward to further investigating and exploring this delightful and illuminating creation, and to contemplating the meaning of Gurumayi’s words.

a Siddha Yogi from New York, USA

As soon as I saw this animation, I felt I was receiving a big hug from Shri Gurumayi. For me, the white color in the middle represents the purity of the Heart where Gurumayi and I are always connected as one. I feel protected and filled with beatitude.
 

a Siddha Yogi from Farnborough, United Kingdom

As I saw each blessing appear in this loving animation, I was drawn ever deeper inward to my own heart.
 

a Siddha Yogi from Arizona, USA

Wow! What a wonderful rendering! The pulsation of the colorful panels—which remind me of stained glass—has transported me to an enchanting dwelling. My heart and breath began to sync with the rhythm of the pulsating shapes. Both inside looking out and outside looking in, I am filled with delight.

a Siddha Yogi from California, USA

On seeing this post at a time of concern about upcoming challenges, I felt immediately that I was being hugged from the inside, outside, and from all angles.
 
Thank you, Gurumayi. This animation has brought a smile to my face and reminded me that I am loved. 

a Siddha Yogi from Eastbourne, United Kingdom