• december 2018
  • december 2018
  • december 2018
  

Siddha Yogis Sharing Sadhana Experiences of Gurumayi's Message for 2018

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Keeping the company of the Truth has become for me an experience of the Guru’s presence in everything. The light and love of the Guru flow and envelop me in the form of everything that surrounds me. That love shines as me. I experience love for all the aspects of my life, great and small. When I begin to drift away from this Truth, I experience the Guru moving through me as this love, inviting me back! This is an astonishing gift, every time.

My love for Gurumayi soars!
 

a Siddha Yogi from Nevada, United States

Inspired by Gurumayi's words in the 2018 Sweet Surprise Satsang, I created an intention for the year to experience continuous satsang. I practice pausing and connecting in nature, in conversations of deep listening with friends, and in offering prayers and blessings. At some point I began to notice that I was becoming calmer and more easeful in my daily interactions and that the awareness of satsang was bringing me peace of mind. I have also been meditating again and again on the sacred space within, and I have found a reservoir of serenity deep inside. Satsang has become a sacred space where I dwell in the presence of my Guru.

I am eternally grateful to Gurumayi for showing me the way to the profound depth of my own heart.
 

a Siddha Yogi from Maryland, United States

This year, I decided to recite the Surya-gayatri mantra at the beginning of my meditations. I quickly realized that on sunny days the sun is flooding my being and that this darshan is easily available to me. Later, it came to me that a sunny day is a golden day and a cloudy day, a silver one—the light shines through no matter what the weather is. I started to feel the sun’s presence all the time.
 
Then, as if by magic, it happened that the sun would peep out on cloudy days as if to say, “Hello, I see you too.” It started to feel like we were interacting whenever my mind freed itself.
 
As this practice matured, I realized that the sun being veiled or shining brightly actually happens in my own Self, and that both are fine. It now feels as if our interaction is happening within me. Rain or shine, we are never apart.
 
This is the power of satsang for me.
 

a Siddha Yogi from Montreal, Canada

Repeating the mantra with the awareness that I am having satsang, reminding myself that everything in my awareness—including my thoughts and body—is a manifestation of divine Consciousness, and journaling about my insights and experiences in doing this have all helped to make my experience of satsang, of connecting to the divine presence within, more constant.
 
What has also helped is practicing self-inquiry with the title of the 2018 Shaktipat Intensive: Who Am I? As I’ve repeated and contemplated this question, both in quiet moments and moments of activity, I’ve come to experience more deeply that my fundamental nature is not at all bound to what I am doing or the role I am assuming in a given moment.
 
Overall, I feel more peaceful, content, lighthearted, and present as I go about my days. I’m eternally grateful to Gurumayi for her grace in the form of this Message.
 

a Siddha Yogi from New York, United States

I enjoy having a morning walk in a park near my home. From there, I can see how the sun rises in the sky and illuminates us all. Just at that time, I start remembering and honoring Lord Surya by reciting the Surya-gayatri mantra. It then becomes a very powerful and joyous satsang walk!
 

a Siddha Yogi from Oaxaca, Mexico

This year I have learned to breathe! The Meditation Sessions via Live Audio Stream 2018 have taught me the glory of pranayama. Through  these lessons, I began to breathe more deeply. Then, during my meditations with the Surya-gayatri mantra, my breathing became even deeper, with a powerful pause between the in-breath and the out-breath. Sometimes it felt like the mantra was breathing me, reminding me to exhale or inhale again as I went deeper into meditation and the exquisite experience of the breath.
 
I used to find it difficult to repeat the mantra Om Namah Shivaya on the in-breath and again on the out-breath, because my breath was so shallow. No longer! I can now repeat the mantra as slowly as I want to (even twice!) in time with my breath. The feeling I have now—that the mantra Om Namah Shivaya is truly mine and I am becoming the mantra—is just amazing.
 
Thank you, Gurumayi, for this precious gift, and for the Meditation Sessions via Live Audio Stream 2018.
 

a Siddha Yogi from Colorado, United States