Birthday Bliss 2018

Make a Wish for Birthday Bliss 2018

Birthday Bliss, the month of Gurumayi’s Birthday, has arrived. At Shree Muktananda Ashram, nature is celebrating. Trees are wearing their full cloak of fresh green leaves; flowers adorn shrubs and tiny plants. And, as you will see in the images below, dandelions are sprouting all across the Ashram’s sacred grounds.

It is Gurumayi’s wish that each day of Birthday Bliss, everyone easily experience bliss. So that you may have a sweet entry, a doorway, into this experience, Gurumayi is inviting you to make a wish on these dandelions. Make a wish—and feel the bliss!

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What a beautiful way of spreading the bliss!
 
In viewing this gallery, I felt that every dandelion was representing each one of us in the global Siddha Yoga sangham. And as it was blooming, it was showing us how our sadhana is turning each one of us into a beautiful person. When I came to the last picture, I felt that it is showing us that this is the way that we can make every wish of ours spread bliss in the world.
 

Siddha Yogi from Pune, India

The last photo in this gallery was very meaningful to me. I contemplated the fluffy dandelion seeds, and began to see them as representing the aspects of ego that are purified and released by sadhana and the Guru's grace. I sensed that what is released in the great blaze of self-effort and grace actually blesses the whole universe. I came to the understanding that the very process of sadhana conveys blessings to all.

I had previously thought that only the final attainment would bless creation, so this is a beautiful paradigm shift for me.

Thank you, Gurumayi!
 

a Siddha Yogi from Connecticut, USA
 

May the grace of our Siddha Gurus guide all of us to bring about unity and create a paradise where all souls can be filled with the knowledge of the Truth and enjoy satsang.
 

a Siddha Yogi from Barcelona, Spain

I was teaching my young son how to make dandelion wishes just the other day, instructing him to select the "round" ones. "It looks just like a moon, Mama!" he exclaimed when I presented him with one that was ready for a wish.
 
I was surprised and delighted by this comparison, as I had never thought of dandelion globes in this way before. The images in this slideshow have only enhanced this resemblance for me, and further strengthen the connection I experience between wishes and abundance (symbolized by the full moon) and Birthday Bliss.
 
When I make a wish, especially with a dandelion, I first acknowledge all that I am grateful for before sending my wish out to the universe on my exhalation. Releasing my wish always brings me such joy—a buzz of bliss!
 

a Siddha Yogi from Vermont, USA
 

The first working day of the month is always very hectic in my office. This morning, in preparing for it, I decided to take a longer route so that I could recite Shri Guru Gita along the way. I wanted to use my recitation to help me remember Gurumayi during my time at the office. To my surprise, when I  reached the office, everything unfolded easefully.
 
In the evening after reaching home, I saw all the wonderful postings about Birthday Bliss on the Siddha Yoga path websiteincluding the photo gallery "Make a Wish for Birthday Bliss 2018." The beautiful things is that I felt I had made my  wish even before seeing these photos!
 
I felt very grateful for this experience, and for Gurumayi's unending presence and grace in my life.
 

a Siddha Yogi from Chennai, India