Gurumayi's Expression of Thankfulness

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Thank you, Gurumayi, for this beautiful expression of your thankfulness! I love the way you express thanks. And I love that thanking each other is such a big part of Siddha Yoga culture.

When the Chanting Tour was concluding and it was time to say, “See ya later!” my heart was overflowing with gratitude for everyone with whom I had offered seva, everyone I had met, everyone whose support had helped to make the tour a reality, everyone behind the scenes, and everyone everywhere who had participated with their whole hearts.

Gurumayi, I am deeply grateful for your vision, your inspiration, and your trust in the Siddha Yoga sangham. The Siddha Yoga Chanting Tour: Australia 2014 was a huge success, and I want to thank you for the opportunity to be a part of it.

a Siddha Yogi from Geelong, Australia

At the exact moment in the video when the flurry of rose petals expanded and then condensed to a central point on the map of Australia on the Chanting Tour logo—which corresponds to the center of Australia, where I happen to live—I felt the rasa of Gurumayi’s beautiful expression of gratitude enter deeply into my own heart. Then I felt it extend out to everyone who was touched by the Chanting Tour.  
Thank you, Gurumayi!

a Siddha Yogi from Yulara, Australia

When I saw Gurumayi's beautiful "Expression of Thankfulness," it evoked my own gratitude to Gurumayi. It also reminded me of the importance and power of the practice of expressing gratitude in our lives.

My family and I were so fortunate to have participated in many of the Chanting Satsangs during the Chanting Tour. I definitely got to experience satyam, shivam, sundaram: Truth, auspiciousness, and beauty. Everyone really glowed—it was easy to see how beautiful we were! And so much care was taken to respect and honor each other at every point. Every aspect of my life started to feel very auspicious and sacred. I had the strong feeling that this is what life is truly meant to be, and that, as we were chanting and being with each other, we were experiencing the Truth together.

Throughout the tour I kept saying to myself, "This is as good as it gets!" and I would feel full of joyful gratitude to Gurumayi.

Thank you, Gurumayi, with all of my heart.

a Siddha Yogi from Lismore, Australia

During the Chanting Tour here in Australia, I was responsible for setting up and running all the technical aspects of the Chanting Tour broadcasts for the Siddha Yoga meditation center, and so I was very focused on this seva for most of the time. Now that the tour has finished, I have been able to recognize and experience just how much love and support have been flowing to all of us here in Australia during this time.

Thank you, Gurumayi! And thank you to all of you across the world for your love and blessings.

a Siddha Yogi from Adelaide, Australia

I had been reflecting on the Chanting Tour, and wondering how to give thanks, how to live thanks—how to keep thanking and living in gratitude for what is continuously given.

Gurumayi's video does this in the most beautiful way, which is itself a teaching and a gift.

Thank you, dearest Gurumayi.

a Siddha Yogi from Sydney, Australia

How amazing! Gurumayi pours so much grace and so many blessings on us. She showers us with rose petals and then she thanks us for receiving them!

Thank you, Gurumayi, for this sweet, sweet gift.

a Siddha Yogi from New Delhi, India

Gurumayi's Expression of Thankfulness is a river of love pouring into my being.

Through Gurumayi's words, I realized that we were ALL hosting the Chanting Tour in our own beings, no matter where we were: hosting the extraordinary shakti that was the Chanting Tour.

What a gift! Thank you.

a Siddha Yogi from Dulwich Hill, Australia

I was quite amazed and delighted by Gurumayi's Expression of Thankfulness. At first, I had the thought that it was almost the wrong way around: we should be thanking Gurumayi.

As I was baking a cake this afternoon, I contemplated this and saw how, through our willingness, we all become expressions of Gurumayi's love and knowledge—the tour managers, teachers, musicians, magicians, staff, sevites at all levels in all places in Australia and those who participated in the Chanting Tour worldwide. I arrived at a perception of the oneness of all the support for the tour and felt enormous gratitude for everyone, everything, everywhere. And I appreciated Gurumayi’s thankfulness even more!

a Siddha Yogi from Melbourne, Australia

Today I received an amazing gift from my Guru: Gurumayi's Expression of Thankfulness. How sweet the nectar of the Guru’s words! I drink it carefully, absorbing each drop. From Gurumayi's words, I learn to express gratitude, I learn to accept gratitude.

Spasibo, spasibo, spasibo.

a Siddha Yogi from Smolensk, Russia

What a beautiful way of teaching us thankfulness! As I was watching this message, my heart melted in recognition of Gurumayi's love for us.

a Siddha Yogi from Mexico City, Mexico

What a delightful gift to open! I was so moved by Gurumayi's beautiful expression of flawless gratitude. I feel fresh, washed clean, and deeply touched by the opportunity to experience the perfect gratitude of a Siddha Guru.

Thank you, Gurumayi, with all my heart.

a Siddha Yogi from Harcourt North, Australia

I was not able to participate in the Chanting Tour—at least I thought I was not able to! In fact, recently I have been drawn to chant much more than usual without even thinking about it. Chanting has been my refuge and a balm for my soul through some difficulties and personal sadness. It has reconnected me with joy when I found the going hard. Reading Gurumayi's beautiful words expressing her thankfulness makes me realize the golden quality of joy in myself, which is just as present in suffering as it is in happier times.

Thank you, Gurumayi, for being with me at all times and in all circumstances —for being the one unchanging yet ever-new loving presence in my life, and for helping me to recognize something truly valuable in every experience. Thank you for being the faithful Friend who nudges me with kindness when I forget. And thank you for being the essence of all the people in my life. Thank you for teaching me the meaning of love.

a Siddha Yogi from London, United Kingdom

I feel so blessed.

Thank you, Gurumayi, for sharing your state of grace, for showing us how to live in a state of grace.

a Siddha Yogi from Chiang Mai, Thailand

For me, every day is made special by Gurumayi’s grace and guidance through the Siddha Yoga path.

Thank you, Gurumayi, for enfolding us in your grace.

a Siddha Yogi from Surrey, United Kingdom

Watching the video along with the written message, I experienced tears rolling down from my eyes. They were an expression of thankfulness to Gurumayi.

Salutations to the Guru's feet!

a Siddha Yogi from Delhi, India

Gurumayi's Expression of Thankfulness warmed my heart. I have been through many challenges of all types lately, with days where it was really difficult to see the divine light in myself and others. Chanting helped me to reconnect with the part of me that is pure sweetness, lightness, and softness.

After the Global Audio Satsang, I felt drawn to offer dakshina on line to thank Gurumayi for all that she has given to us, for all the effort that is put forth by so many sevites to reach the devotees everywhere in the world.

Thank you, Gurumayi.

a Siddha Yogi from Nottingham, United Kingdom

As I received Gurumayi's Expression of Thankfulness, I experienced sweet honey bubbling from my heart and spreading through my whole body. I experienced boundless gratitude blossoming in my core and expanding my awareness of light and goodness blanketing the world as a result of the Siddha Yoga Chanting Tour: Australia 2014. The opportunity to offer seva and participate in the Siddha Yoga Chanting Tour has been valuable beyond measure.

I am so very thankful to you, Gurumayi, for the divine grace you bestow on everyone and everything that exists.

a Siddha Yogi from Belo Horizonte, Brazil

It is a meditation for the soul for me to sit with Gurumayi’s beautiful Expression of Thankfulness. As I watch it again and again, I receive so much instruction. How can I thank Gurumayi? I see how. I thank her when I am aware of the sounds I bring into this world, like the sweet sounds of the flute in her Expression of Thankfulness. I will say “thank you” when I give intention to the breath I breathe in and out. I will say “thank you” when I notice the beauty of each moment; there is always something to see, like the brush strokes of a painting or the wind patterns on sand. I will say ”thank you” when I lead with the strength and movement of the ocean. I will say “thank you” in the silent bond that exists when there is appreciation. I will say “thank you” tenderly and softly like the soft feathers of a plant.

Thank you, Gurumayi. Thank you.

a Siddha Yogi from South Yarra, Australia

When I viewed Gurumayi's Expression of Thankfulness, I felt as if each petal of my heart was blossoming with the pulsation of satyam, shivam, sundaram.

I think now of a practice I love so much. I play the recording of Shri Guru Gita each morning in my home as I begin my morning activities. When I hear the Tvameva mantras, I am moved to pause in silence and place my hands in namaskar with the phrase that says: "You have given me everything. What shall I offer to you, O master? With folded hands, I offer salutations."

Thank you, Gurumayi, for being a perfect example of a saint who is devoted to God and showers your blessing on us, as Jnaneshwar Maharaj sings in Pasayadan.

a Siddha Yogi from New York, USA

I have been so inspired by the Chanting Tour. Siddha Yoga chanting is a joyful expression of love and gratitude. Siddha Yoga chanting fills my mind and heart with happiness. Siddha Yoga chanting glorifies God, our inner Self, and our beloved Guru, Gurumayiji.

I feel that the Chanting Tour is one of Gurumayi's expressions of unconditional love for all the Siddha Yogis around the world. We are so fortunate to have such a Guru, who is the embodiment of love and compassion.

Thank you, Gurumayiji, for your expression of thankfulness. And thank you all the Siddha Yogis around the world. Thanks a million, thanks a billion.

a Siddha Yogi from Basamathnagar, India

Namaste from India. When I was watching Gurumayi's Expression of Thankfulness, I felt it was a great moment in my life—when my Guru is giving thanks and welcoming us with great love and gratitude.

Thank you, beloved Gurumayiji. Dhanyavad. And thanks to each and every one for the seva that they have offered in all the different places on this earth.

a Siddha Yogi from Nagpur, India

I am experiencing such humbleness and astonishment from receiving Gurumayi's gratitude—she who gives me everything. Gurumayi has given us this Chanting Tour and all of its greatness, and seeing this video, my heart is now even fuller and overflowing with gratitude.

Thank YOU, Gurumayi, for this Chanting Tour and all that you continue to give.

a Siddha Yogi from Hurlstone Park, Australia

I am grateful for the experience of feeling the Guru's grace in the syllables, sounds, words, and joy of the chants. I am grateful to the Guru also for the grace to experience God in the beauty and perfection of nature. As I prepare for sleep, I lay my head on the soft pillow of gratitude and wrap the blanket of grace around myself and drift off to sleep hearing Gurumayi chant AUM.

My prayer is that my body be an instrument for spreading God's love and joy. Thank you, Gurumayi, for your grace and for your love.

a Siddha Yogi from California, USA

I am so touched to see the beautiful slideshow of Gurumayi's expression of thankfulness. What an amazing thought to express thanks each day, not losing any chance to actualize it.

Gurumayi, your teachings make my life and my world a better paradise. Please accept my heartfelt dhanyavad for the goodness you teach by being an example of it. I thank the Lord for sending you to my life, and I thank you for filling it up with new life each day.

a Siddha Yogi from Thane, India

Tears flow from my eyes as I read Gurumayi's expression of thankfulness. My heart is bathing in the ocean of nectar of her words. It trembles with the sweetness of an immense gratitude and love.

Thank you for this darshan within and without.

a Siddha Yogi from Rome, Italy

What a great gift from Gurumayi! As I watched this video, I felt so much happiness and abundant joy in myself.

Thank you, Gurumayiji, for wishing us happiness. I feel that you are always with me.

a Siddha Yogi from Bhilwara, India

Seeing this video was the perfect start to my day. It filled me with so much tranquility and composure. Coincidentally for me, today is the day I get to express my greatest thanks to people because today is my birthday. I'm being showered with so many wishes and blessings, and I feel extremely grateful for it.

My wish is to be able to convey my heartfelt thanks to each person today to show them how much their wishes mean to me. This gift that I have received from Gurumayi today is going to help me convey my gratefulness to each individual in its own unique form.

Thank you so much, Gurumayi, for this priceless gift. I feel blessed.

a Siddha Yogi from Thane, India

Thank you for giving me the opportunity to participate in the Chanting Tour from my own country and in so many ways. One of the ways I have participated is by chanting the Nityananda Arati each morning at 4:00 a.m. And before chanting, I offer the chanting to Gurumayi’s intention for the Chanting Tour. Every time I do this, I feel the energy of divine love flowing through me, and I become part of the tour in the Universal Hall.

Gurumayi´s Expression of Thankfulness touches my heart so deeply, refreshing my longing for God!

Thank you again and again, beloved Gurumayi! Thank you for guiding me from outside and from inside, too! Thank you, because my vision of the world has changed as a result of your teachings and grace! Thank you, because I can experience how chanting God´s name supports me and turns my daily life into an opportunity to enjoy and express my gratitude to the Guru, to the sky, to the flowers, to the birds, to the water, to the earth.

a Siddha Yogi from Caracas, Venezuela

While I view the beautiful, serene pictures of nature and hear the heavenly flute music, Gurumayi’s words of gratitude feel like a sacred chant, a call of love emanating from her heart to mine, rekindling the blissful memories of the Chanting Tour. My heart joyfully responds, "You are so very, very welcome! You are so very, very welcome!"

Thank you for allowing me to serve you, the world, and the Self through participation in the Chanting Tour.

a Siddha Yogi from New York, USA

This exquisite video from Gurumayi giving thanks feels like grace and blessings and darshan from Gurumayi personally to me as well as to the whole universe.

Thank you, Gurumayi, for gracing us with your blessings in its many forms, including this wonderful blissful feeling in my heart. Thank you, Gurumayi, for making it possible for us to participate in the Siddha Yoga practices from wherever we are and however we are.

a Siddha Yogi from California, USA

I just came out of meditation and finished chanting Kundalini Stavaha, which has become a regular practice for me since the beginning of the Chanting Tour. I had the thought, when I came out of meditation, to visit the Siddha Yoga path website. What a gift it is from Gurumayi!

It is our great fortune that our Guru is thanking us. My heart shimmers with love after reading, "Welcome, my dear ones.” How beautifully Gurumayi is teaching us to be thankful every day.

Gratitude is shimmering from my heart naturally. I hear Gurumayi telling us to express our thankfulness in any form. And not to hold back, not to delay.

Thank you, Gurumayi, for this Chanting Tour. We really enjoyed it, and of course will continue to enjoy its fruits. It will never end!

a Siddha Yogi from Gandhinagar, India

Wow! One of the most beautiful expressions of gratitude ever!
The flute took me straight to my heart, the waves washed gratitude over me, and the bird songs sent me soaring. I felt I was with Gurumayi in the garden, as she taught me even more about the depth from which gratitude can arise and the expanse that it can fill. With the hand of Shiva, the vibrations led me back to the space of soundless sound.

Tusind tak (Danish for a thousand thank yous).

a Siddha Yogi from Minnesota, USA

Thank you, Gurumayi, for uplifting my spirits and bringing a smile of joy to my face.

a Siddha Yogi from Massachusetts, USA