When you meditate, the silence of the senses illumines the presence of
No matter who we are, what we do, what we may have or not have, each of us has an inherent power to meditate. Once this power is ignited through shaktipat, our meditation naturally deepens and draws us to the goal of Self-realization.
Meditation is the practice of turning our attention inward. Meditation beckons us to unravel the greatest mystery of life—that in this human form, we are also divine. When we still the mind in meditation we are drawn, like bees to honey, to the presence of God within. Touching this truth, our restlessness ceases and we are flooded with a sense of our own perfection and divinity.
The Siddha Yoga meditation Intensives, in which we receive shaktipat, offer us a unique and heightened environment to launch or deepen our own meditation practice. Then, as we bathe in this state each day, even for a brief period, our understanding gradually shifts. We begin to see that the natural state of meditation is accessible even throughout our activities. We find God is closer than our own breath. We feel the divine presence infusing our everyday world.
I have regularly chanted, offered seva
, and repeated the mantra, but never tried meditation—because I thought that living in New York City made meditation impossible for me. Now, however, after using earplugs and an eye mask to block my senses, I am able to meditate deeply. What a boon!
I carry the feeling of meditation with me all day and night now. It is so blissful. I look forward to meditating twice a day. It is the most peaceful, ecstatic experience of my life.
Thank you, Gurumayi, for the gifts you reveal.
a Siddha Yogi from New York, USA
I was drawn to the practice of meditation because I longed for a direct experience of divinity. Receiving shaktipat
has made it possible for me to meditate with great joy and ease.
As I sit for meditation each day, my awareness is drawn inside, beneath the level of thoughts, and I enter a space of stillness, serenity, and immense love. The nourishment I receive from these precious experiences of meditation supports me throughout the day and brings warmth, clarity, and enthusiasm to my life.
a Siddha Yogi from Massachusetts, USA