As I read this letter from the Siddha Yoga Swamis, my heart flies open. I can palpably feel the sincerity of these wishes and blessings, and a rush of joy and inspiration is set free in my chest. Sometimes it is hard for me to believe how much love, goodwill, and magic is available on the Siddha Yoga path, and in life itself.
Lately, I’ve been very aware of the fast pace of life in my home community. I’ve found myself getting discouraged and disheartened as I witness us pushing so hard and not really seeing one another. This letter stops me in my tracks. In reading it, I feel truly loved
. I feel acknowledged, seen, and cared for—very genuinely and on a deep level. This letter encourages me to let my heart’s own innate sense of kindness, hope, and goodwill expand. I want to meditate on these phrases and on the energy of love behind them—to cultivate them in my heart, and see how I can extend them to others.
I am grateful to Siddha Yoga for reminding me again and again that no matter how things appear in the world today, abundant love and blessings are available right here, right now. Thank you!
a Siddha Yogi from California, USA
Lately, as I think about the state of the world, I have wondered how to pray for everyone. What joy the Swamis’ letter brought! I read and reread Baba's Universal Prayer
. It is so filled with bliss, deep love and compassion, and upliftment for all. Each verse sparkles with light and meaning. Every morning, I now chant it with joy and love, and offer it for each and every one of us here on earth.
a Siddha Yogi from Massachusetts, USA
While reading this letter, I felt gratitude for the people around me. I felt that this was a time to wish the very best for each of them, a time to drink the joy of the heart, and to offer gratitude to the sevites with whom I offered seva
And yes, this is a time to once again express my gratitude to my beloved Gurumayi ji for her teachings, her love, and her presence in my life.
Thank you so much, Gurumayi ji.
a Siddha Yogi from Pune, India
My husband and I memorized the delightful blessing Sarve bhavantu sukhinah
, "May all be joyful." We say it to each other and send it out to all whenever we think to do so. It is astounding how powerful this simple practice has become.
Thank you, dear Swamis, for your unswerving devotion to this path.
a Siddha Yogi from Virginia, USA
Recently, I have been very concerned about the state of the world and trying to do what I can to help make the world a better place. When I read the Swamis’ letter about joy, I connected to my own inner joy. Then I understood on a deep level that sharing joy might be the best thing I can do. It's great to do something to help, and the best is to do it with joy.
a Siddha Yogi from Paris, France
I would like to express my gratitude to all who share their precious and profound experiences on this website. This morning I received so much for my own sadhana
when I took time to read the experience shares with my full attention and heart. In this way I will carry the support of the sangham
with me as I begin a fresh new day.
a Siddha Yogi from Alaska, USA
I have found myself struggling recently with some challenges in my life, trying to do the dharmic thing but at times not with all my heart. The letter from the Swamis showed me that my perception needed to change. To experience the joy of the moment, I need to align myself with the supreme Self, to identify with the Guru, and then the dharmic action is full of joy.
May we all choose joy this season!
a Siddha Yogi from Washington, USA
When I read these blessings, I was very moved. I realized that these blessings correspond to what my heart wishes most ardently. I wrote them in my notebook to remind myself to send those blessings to all living creatures.
Thank you, dear Swamis.
a Siddha Yogi from Montreal, Canada
Thank you with all my being. Today I was viewing the Siddha Yoga path website, and an ocean of gratitude welled up in my heart. I could feel the love of the Guru, and the love of all the Swamis and sevites who serve the Guru with all their hearts! Thank you to all. I love you.
a Siddha Yogi from Madrid, Spain
I’m so moved by the Swamis’ letter, and particularly by being reminded of the Universal Prayer
, which I’ve always loved. I love it because it’s so inclusive of all of us, no matter who we are, where we are, or what we do. I sense it connecting me to the global sangham
and to people everywhere, all of whom have the same longing to live in joy.
I also truly appreciate being reminded as often as possible that joy is the nature of the Self. During a stressful time at work yesterday, I remembered this prayer and told myself that although I might be stressed, joy is not far away. I can find it inside no matter what else I’m going through. I pray to be able to implement this teaching during this season and always.
Thank you, dear Swamis.
a Siddha Yogi from Kentucky, USA
Two days ago, after my morning meditation, I went for a walk in nature. All of a sudden, a wave of childlike joy sprang from my heart and delighted me throughout my walk.
Then, I read the Siddha Yoga Swamis’ blessing: May all be joyful!
Dearest Swamijis, I feel your blessing is being fulfilled in my heart.
a Siddha Yogi from Annecy le Vieux, France
Yes, what a wonderful blessing! Thanks to all the Swamis. I will remember to cultivate this great practice of seeing the divine in all things. During this time of the celebration of light, I will connect with Shree Muktananda Ashram through the website each morning and bathe in the bliss.
a Siddha Yogi from New York, USA
I just read Baba's words, “May all be joyful.
” I can think of nothing better for the whole world. In my own life, I know that joy is enhanced by my Guru, my sadhana
, my practices, the Siddha Yoga sangham
, and my intentions. I continually feel thankful for all the bliss I have been given on this path.
Thank you, Gurumayi.
a Siddha Yogi from Virginia, USA
After reading these blessings, the words that arise within me are: "So be it!"
a Siddha Yogi from Thane West, India
What a sweet and important reminder for this time of year—a reminder to keep joy, health, and auspiciousness as our close companions.
Thank you, Baba. Thank you, Gurumayi.
And thank you to the Siddha Yoga Swamis for sharing this message of peace, health, and happiness.
a Siddha Yogi from Sydney, Australia
What a beautiful way to start this season of blessings! I smiled a big smile as I read the words of blessing from Baba. How great to wish joy to all humanity. To me there is nothing higher than this love.
Singing the Universal Prayer
gives me an experience of the great joy that the Swamis speak about in their heartfelt letter to us. It is truly a blessing of peace, and I feel the vibrations of this prayer reaching out to all mankind.
a Siddha Yogi from South Carolina, USA
Thank you, Siddha Yoga Swamis, for this letter, and most particularly for your wish, “for all to behold the presence of the divine in day-to-day life.”
Lately, as soon as I wake up, I have been asking Bade Baba, “May I perceive your grace and your joy all through my day."
In this way, I have found that a new joy and a sense of wonder is threading through my daily activities. As I drift off to sleep at night, I go back over the day’s blessings, reliving them, marveling at them all—and I thank Bade Baba. Last night, I was remembering the brilliant light of the moon through the trees in our front yard. I slipped into sleep accompanied by that magical light.
Inspired by your words, I will continue the practice of noticing “the presence of the divine,” knowing that I am helping to manifest joy, not only for myself, but for the world around me.
a Siddha Yogi from Melbourne, Australia
Thank you, Swamis, for this joyful letter inviting us to connect with the inner joy of the Self.
It sets a beautiful tone for my day and the month of December.
a Siddha Yogi from Bussum, Netherlands
I am so grateful to the Siddha Yoga Swamis for always having us in their thoughts. This letter has brought a big smile to my face. I am delighted to say, “May all be joyful!”
a Siddha Yogi from Utah, USA
. It’s absolutely wonderful to read this first thing in the morning. The Universal Prayer
has been a regular part of our evening practices and will continue to be. It is always uplifting—always evokes the warmest and deepest feelings for all humanity. The Universal Prayer
holds a sense, a view of togetherness and oneness.
Thank you for this blessing. May we all share these loving feelings during this special season and always.
a Siddha Yogi from Modiin, Israel