Gurumayi's Message for 2014

Arises

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I like contemplating the Sanskrit word udayati, which draws my attention to the source out of which all things emerge.  
 
Just as a prism produces a spectrum of light whose source may appear as white, just as the vocal folds and mouth produce sounds whose source is vibrating air, so the spectrum of Sanskrit letters contained in Shri Guru Gita arises from an unfathomable vibration, the ultimate sound, AUM.
 
When I recite Shri Guru Gita, keeping my focus on AUM—the source of all letters—I experience expansion in my awareness.
 
Thank you, Gurumayi.

a Siddha Yogi from Sydney, Australia

I am currently in solitude on a writing retreat, in Mexico. Far from home and friends, I participated in A Sweet Surprise online. What an immense gift! 
 
Although there have been many challenges in this three-month retreat, Gurumayi's Message and the daily teachings on the website have drawn me time and again to a peaceful, trusting state. When I sit for meditation, I repeat the Message. After each repetition, I find that what has arisen in me is a deeper connection to the soundless sound, and I feel welcomed into my true Self.
 
I am very grateful for this path and to Gurumayi for her vast bounty that fills my heart. Thank you.

a Siddha Yogi from New Mexico, USA

Ever since I heard Gurumayi's 2014 Message, my sadhana has risen to a new level. I used to love meditation, but the actual practice was hard for me. Now I can sit naturally for meditation,  and have become very aware of my posture also, both physically and in terms of inward focus. I am so grateful!
 
Recently, during my morning meditation, I heard AUM arise in the top of my head. It was deep, very full and clear, like a pristine mountain lake. It was the sweetest sound I have ever heard. And today when I meditated, I suddenly heard AUM arising from my navel, spiraling upwards and combining itself with my breath. It was so beautiful! As I focused on this sound and movement, I lost all sense of form and experienced the formless state of being.
 
Thank you, Gurumayi, with all my heart for your amazing grace and for your guidance of my sadhana, allowing me to experience such amazing bliss.

a Siddha Yogi from California, USA

Immersed in the deep silence of the Pilgrimage to the Heart Retreat, in the magnificent gardens of Gurudev Siddha Peeth, I find myself in a vast inner space of silence where I am relishing the rising of the soundless sound. I am filled with gratitude for all the events in my life and all the people who have made it possible for me to take this retreat.
 
Thank you, Gurumayi, for showing me who I am in your benevolent mirror.

a Siddha Yogi from Paris, France

Last year I had the opportunity to witness a most unique concert by Los Reciclados (The Recycled Orchestra) a group of children from a Paraguayan marginal community that creates instruments out of garbage.

Throughout the performance I felt embraced by the most sublime music arising from instruments shaped out of discarded materials: string and wind instruments made with pipes, oil tin cans, and forks; aluminum mandolins and percussion instruments from metal barrels. I closed my eyes and perceived the harmonious humming of AUM bringing to life this heavenly music. The brightness of sound dawning from a shadowy landfill flat.

What a beautiful proof of the transformative power of music and the appreciation of human potential!
 
Yes, we can make this world a better place. Thank you, Gurumayi, for your constant reminder!

a Siddha Yogi from Buenos Aires, Argentina

Arises. This new word lifts me up, brings joy to my heart, and fills me with hope, anticipation, and faith that I will experience something great, beautiful, exquisite. I think of the moments in the gray dawn when I see the first pink rays of the sun coming over the horizon. A new day. A new understanding. A new way of experiencing what Gurumayi is offering me.

Clouds of doubt evaporate in the warmth of Gurumayi's Message and I know that God dwells within me in the form of AUM.

a Siddha Yogi from California, USA

Early this morning I dreamt that I was preparing for some seva and other people were present. Suddenly I heard the chant, “Muktananda Mahan," as if a huge group were singing the words at a slow pace. I felt this chanting was arising from the deepest depths of an unfathomable ocean, like a magnanimous wave. It was incredible.

I looked around for where that sound was coming from. However, no one around me seemed to be hearing it. The resonance of the chant I was hearing was so prominent that it seemed to pervade the entire earth and ether. I felt wrapped up in those waves of divine sound. My heart was pulsating with its echo.

Then I woke up. I was still in a half-dream state, feeling the reverberations of that sound, when it dawned on me, "Hmmm, the Chanting Tour will soon begin." When I opened the website to share this experience, I saw today’s word is arises. Its definition precisely explains my experience of soundless sound.

Thank you, Gurumayi.

a Siddha Yogi from Thane, India