december 2018  

Shanti Mantra

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I began my reflection on this verse by repeating the line, “May peace pervade the heavens and skies.” In my mind’s eye, I recalled the vast array of stars I beheld shining down on me a few nights ago amidst the deep velvet of the night sky in Sedona, Arizona.
 
As I reflected on this, I experienced once again the sweet contentment and peace that had spread through my whole being as I gazed into that immeasurable field of stars. I felt peace radiating from each star as well as from the entire firmament. This reminded me that peace is always available, and when I am fully present, the peace in me merges with the peace in all of creation. At these times, truly, there is “peace and only peace.”
 

a Siddha Yogi from Arizona, United States
 

As I repeat and reflect on this verse, I am particularly drawn to the words, “May peace reign in everything. May there be peace and only peace.” I find this especially potent at this point in my life, when peace can sometimes feel elusive to me.
 
Yet, as I sit with this prayer, I am filled with the experience of this truth: peace exists right here, right now, within me and all around me.
 
Thank you, Gurumayi, for always lighting the path to peace, inside and outside of my own being.
 

a Siddha Yogi from New York, United States