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A Sweet Surprise 2013

Gurumayi's Talk in A Sweet Surprise Satsang
New Year's Day in Shree Muktananda Ashram

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I have been revisiting the Archives on the Siddha Yoga path website, and I reread Gurumayi’s talk “Infinite Blue Heart.” I understood the story of Raja the snake in a way I never had thought of before. The story demonstrates to me that when we hold on too tightly, we don’t allow room for grace to flow and for darshan in the heart to ultimately occur.  We need to loosen our grip, to let go of our concepts, control, and limiting notions. When we do, there is nothing but grace, amazing grace, and we are infinitely connected to the Guru in our hearts.

Shree Muktananda Ashram

My faith was tested so much this year that I almost gave up on my path to Self-realization. As the year comes to an end, Gurumayi's talk “Infinite Blue Heart” is a reminder to remember what truly matters and to be thankful for every breath as a blessing to each and every one of us. Gurumayi’s words strike at the core of disbelief and welcome us into the realm of love. 

New Mexico, USA

This morning while meditating, I asked Gurumayi for guidance in comprehending why my mind has been so agitated this year. After some time I read again Gurumayi’s talk, “Infinite Blue Heart.” She began her talk speaking of how the sky had another plan, different from hers. A comprehension arose in my heart: “Aha! That’s why my mind is so restless! I have a plan, but God's plan is different from mine!"

Something in my heart melted, and a sense of lightheartedness arose inside me.

Thank you, Gurumayi. 

Rome, Italy

Each time I begin to read Gurumayi's talk, “Infinite Blue Heart,” I think to myself, "I know this talk thoroughly now, but I'll read it again anyway." And each time, a fresh teaching arises from Gurumayi's words. Today, what stood out for me was Gurumayi's story about wanting to see the sunrise on New Year's morning, and how there were clouds in the way of the sun. Gurumayi modeled for us so beautifully how to respond to the clouds that seem to block the way to our heart's desires. When Gurumayi reached out to generous people around the world to share their photographs of the sunrise, many, many people were able to rejoice in the sunrise—either by sharing it or by viewing others' shares. A seeming obstacle provided an opportunity for so much joy on a much broader scale. 

May our practice of Gurumayi's Message for 2013 support us to find creative, expansive, and loving solutions that bring more joy than we had imagined. 

New York, USA

A couple of days ago, I was performing some chores in the garage, when I heard one of my favorite “connecting” sounds, the honking of geese flying overhead. I hurried out to watch their flight and bask in their primeval glory, when I noticed that the previously overcast sky was now turning into patches of deep blue with colorful sunny hues gracing the cloud edges. Eagerly I started searching for the "Infinite Blue Heart," but did not see one in the sky. Suddenly from within there arose a still small voice: "Look for the Infinite Blue Heart within." A smile of gratitude arose as I recognized this graceful truth.
Thank you, Gurumayi, for your joyful presence.

New York, USA