I meditate every day after reciting Shri Guru Gita
in my home. This is the beginning of my day. Last Sunday, I was meditating with a focus on Gurumayi's Message for 2014. I was in deep meditation, and I saw that the crown of my head had opened up. I merged into the space. There was no boundary. My whole existence merged in that space
for a few seconds, and I realized that Gurumayi had given me this prasad.
I understood the meaning of the space of flawless quietude.
Thank you, Gurumayiji, for this divine gift. My heart is always full of gratitude.
a Siddha Yogi from Vadodara, India
I love this one! Space makes me feel so free and unrestrained—like my true nature. Once, in my most profound meditation in the meditation cave in Gurudev Siddha Peeth, I saw a window open inside my inner eye and found there the glimmering stars of the universe. I understand that God and the universe are within me.
Scientists have been discovering that the universe is expanding at a much faster rate than they ever thought before. I feel this happening within me, too, as the Guru leads me on this great journey to never-ending bliss and happiness.
Thank you, Gurumayi!
a Siddha Yogi from Canton Beach, Australia
A haiku on “Space”:
sea-clouds and moon rise
space between heaven and earth
doubt fades, courage glows
a Siddha Yogi from New York, USA
Travelling on a three-hour train journey from the country back to my home, I decided to focus on the mantra So'ham
. I felt its blissful energy flowing in and out of my heart space. I felt alive in my body and a tenderness in my previously tired eyes.
After reading the definition of "Space," I realized that this train journey I make to visit my parents is a space in time, a space between events in my life where I can absorb myself in the mantra and experience, through the grace of the Guru, the blessings of the soundless sound.
a Siddha Yogi from Melbourne, Australia
Yesterday, as I was practicing hatha yoga, I kept remembering that one of the purposes of hatha yoga is to create more space in the body for the breath to flow, for the energy to flow. Today I participated in the Preparation for A Sweet Surprise
, and received Gurumayi's instructions on posture and breath. I feel one of the benefits of the instructions is the way they help me to create space within myself. I experience that creating space in my being also created quietness throughout my body and senses.
Thank you for these instructions, Gurumayi, which bring so much contentment and ease.
a Siddha Yogi from Dulwich Hill, Australia
This morning, as I started my meditation, I reminded myself of Gurumayi’s Message and of the beautiful images on the Siddha Yoga website. I cherished today's word, Space
. In Dutch the word for "space" is ruimte
, and for me that word itself is deep and spacious, like the sky at night.
I was soon transported to my inner sky. Some thoughts arose, and I could watch them subside in the spacious inner depths. Suddenly I felt the presence of Bade Baba. At first, I simply knew that he was there; later on, I saw glimpses of his face. It was as if he were bigger than space, as if everything that happened was happening in him. And he kept everything in his compassionate view.
Thank you, Gurumayi, for guiding us into the depths. And thank you, all the website sevites. Your golden work helps everybody to understand our Guru’s teachings more and more.
a Siddha Yogi from Oostzaan, Netherlands
This week, during a chanting and meditation satsang,
I saw within me the murti
of Baba Muktananda that is installed in the gardens of Gurudev Siddha Peeth. I saw Babaji, raising his hand and pointing toward the universal space—and with his other hand, pointing toward the sacred region of the heart.
I felt as if Babaji were revealing to me the source of that unfathomable vibration, AUM,
which exists in the sacred space of the heart. He was reminding me that I always carry that space, the space of That. It is where my mind rests when I have assimilated the Siddha Yoga teachings. It is the source of nectar. I can visualize the entire cosmos in that space.
Thank you, Baba. Thank you, Gurumayi, for allowing me the glimpse of that sacred space.
a Siddha Yogi from Sydney, Australia
I love reading about space
being depicted as mandalas
! Gurumayi's Message Artwork for 2013 comes to my mind, and I long to view it again and to see it with fresh eyes.
In the website's archive section, I find the Message Artwork and I am beholding its beauty. I am moved by the harmony that comes from the symmetry and the blue pearl at the center. For some moments, I simply let my eyes rest on the image. I am becoming fully present. I suddenly hear the raindrops fall on the window, my breath is deep and full, and my gaze is soft. It's a tender feeling of being home and at peace.
Thank you, Gurumayi, for the love and peace you give us. Thank you both, Swami Shantananda and Ami, for supporting us with your wisdom.
a Siddha Yogi from Katzenbach, Germany
To find in the definition of space
the word mandala
is so magical for me. It reminds me of our joyful five-year-old daughter who keeps inviting us to create together new mandalas
. For a few weeks now, she has been painting and drawing mandalas
with all her heart in every color.
Children make the Siddha Yoga teachings come true. The ancient wisdom of the Siddhas is alive in the new generation of Siddha Yoga students.
Thank you, Gurumayi, for bringing the family together with one word in one space, one heart! With love from a Siddha Yoga mum.
a Siddha Yogi from Montreal, Canada
The Siddha Yoga Meditation Center in Rio de Janeiro offered a second opportunity to attend A Sweet Surprise
satsang for 2014. In both satsangs
, I experienced the ecstasy of the chant Narayana.
The first time, when the chant started, little by little I felt my body float out of the hall into space, and I found it climbing a mountain, chanting and dancing ecstatically. I experienced an amazing feeling of freedom, lightness, and joy!
The second time, I felt my chest, my heart, and my head open up as soon as the chant started. I was so happy! I didn't want anything; I didn't need anything; Narayana
was the only thing that existed! The sound of Gurumayi's voice and the devotees’ voices that I first heard outside were now coming from deep inside me, and I couldn't hear the external chant anymore—the chanting was going on only inside me.
Thank you, Gurumayi! Thank you for this experience that opened me to hear the soundless sound in the space of my heart.
a Siddha Yogi from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
! Just seeing that word sent energy shooting throughout my body right out to my fingertips and toes, and I took a deep breath and saw the sky and fluffy white clouds and became joyful—all in the space of a nanosecond! Space
represents for me freedom, liberation—the spaciousness created within me by the Siddha Yoga practices. Space
represents the space of the heart, where Bade Baba tells us to “go there and roam.” Ahhh, wonderful, magnificent space!
a Siddha Yogi from California, USA