Happy Holidays Gallery II

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As I looked at each picture of the gallery, my heart was filled with so much love and joy. I felt as if I were at Shree Muktananda Ashram with everyone.
 
The pictures reminded me of the innermost qualities of the heart, and I sensed perfection and beauty as I looked at each one.
 
The gallery is a Christmas gift, from heart to heart.
 
Thank you, Gurumayi, for such love.

a Siddha Yogi from Saint Bauzille de la Sylve, France

The sweet photos in the Holiday Gallery made me feel I was in Shree Muktananda Ashram! For some reason, the first part of the gallery—with so many wonderful photos of Gurumayi and Bade Baba—kept repeating, so I felt like I was granted the darshan of Bade Baba and Gurumayi again and again. God's love, which for me is the true meaning of Christmas, shines through these photos and goes straight to my heart.
 
Thank you, Gurumayi, for sharing the beauty and love of this season with all of us. It is the best gift!

a Siddha Yogi from California, USA

Thank you so much for capturing the essence of the season of joy and offering it to the global sangham. Our hearts are connected in the celebrations. 

a Siddha Yogi from Michigan, USA

These pictures are the best Christmas gift for me! As I look at them, I feel very palpably the love and joy of being with Gurumayi, immersed in the Guru's love and experiencing the fullness of my innermost being. Thank you!
 

a Siddha Yogi from Rome, Italy

As I watch the unfolding of this timeless celebration, I am moved by the magnificent expression of the spirit of Christmas and the generosity of the Guru. In the Temple, Bhagawan Nityananda looks at me in a new way, and I know he knows, loves, guides, and protects me always. The joy of the children, the playfulness in the photos of people with Gurumayi, the love and joy glowing in each face—these warm my heart all over again during these holidays.
 
Thank you, Gurumayi, for the many years of sadhana in the halls of grace,  and for your darshan, nourishing and transforming me over and again.

a Siddha Yogi from Nelson, Canada

Start with the joy of seeing Gurumayi and everyone’s smiling faces in these photos; then add the golden beauty of nature and of Christmas. Mix all that with the love that went into creating this gallery. And then, as I watched the slides go by with focused attention, an amazing thing happened: my heart got bigger and bigger and lighter and lighter!
 
Thank you!

a Siddha Yogi from Sydney, Australia

After looking at the photos in this gallery, I sat quietly for a few minutes. My mind was active, but as I focused on my breath, I became aware of the stillness beneath the thoughts. Then my awareness shifted to my heart. There I felt Gurumayi's love and experienced the sweetness of this darshan.

a Siddha Yogi from Massachusetts, USA

The beauty of these photographs reflects the silence and inner beauty that is our birthright.
 
Thank you, Gurumayi, for always directing us back to this sanctum sanctorum—for making it possible for us, again and again, to have the experience of the heart.
 
Merry Christmas!

a Siddha Yogi from Toronto, Canada

The twinkling lights reflecting from the Christmas tree ornaments transport me to my childhood, a time when representations of birds and figurines seemed animate and real, evoking feelings of connection and affection. In these photos of the adorned Christmas tree, I am able to recall that feeling from my childhood.
 
The gleaming orbs and the colorful flashes of lights, like stars, remind me of Baba’s experience in Play of Consciousness—how, after he received shaktipat from Bade Baba and was walking toward the Vajreshwari temple, he perceived everything around him shimmering with light.
 
Thank you for these photos of this beautiful tree and for the joy it brings to our hearts.

a Siddha Yogi from Stanmore, Australia

These delightful images are so full of love. The colors are alive with shakti. I think of all the devotion and love offered to make this photo album possible:  the devotion of nature in her glory; the devotion of sevites making decorations and putting them up; the artists creating ornaments; the photographers with the eye for beauty—all this devotion and love given freely.

a Siddha Yogi from Florida, USA

I am so grateful for this gallery. Last week I was able to look at the photos for a long time, and it filled my heart with so much peace. The beauty in the pictures felt healing. All of the photo galleries are a great resource.
 
Thank you, Gurumayi. 

a Siddha Yogi from California, USA

These pictures are quite beautiful. The red and gold colors and the sparkling lights reflect the beauty and love of the holidays and take me inside to reflect on the love within. Seeing these pictures of the celebration of the holidays at Shree Muktananda Ashram fills my heart with immense joy.

a Siddha Yogi from Florida, USA

Through the galleries of photos on the Siddha Yoga path website, I feel that Gurumayi is showing me how to notice the beauty all around me. There is so much beauty in the world!
 
As I look at these photos of the beautiful arrangements by the sevites—like the Christmas tree and the puja flowers—my heart fills with appreciation. I can see how this is a way of celebrating divine beauty and participating in its creation.
 
Thank you, Gurumayi, for teaching me how to perceive beauty all around me. And thank you, everyone, who participates in supporting these galleries.
 

a Siddha Yogi from Castlemaine, Australia

When I saw the slideshow of these photos, I went deep into meditation. When I came out of meditation, I opened my eyes just in time to see the last photo. The picture was so powerful that I went back into meditation.
 
Thank you, Gurumayi, for the Siddha Yoga path website.

an eight-year-old Siddha Yogi from California