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Season’s Greetings 2016
from Gurumayi Chidvilasananda

Season's Greetings 2016
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I am deeply moved by Gurumayi’s Season’s Greetings and find it amazingly beautiful and profound. For me, this Season’s Greetings portrays the significance of grace and self-effort in my life.
Grace—the constant, gentle, movement of blue Consciousness; the scintillating gold particles of light; the discovered symbols and joyful surprises.
Self-effort—the steady beat of the drum, the turning of the golden wheel, the swans swimming towards their goal.
Beloved Gurumayi, your love shines through every moment of your Season’s Greetings, and goes straight to my heart!

New York, USA

The first day that my children and I viewed the video together, we were transfixed and astonished by its beauty. The next morning, the images in the video evoked the understanding that we are all points of light, bathed in the Guru’s grace and love, merging into unity, into the Absolute.

May my heart always manifest gratitude to my Guru for her infinite blessings, for her mantle of love guiding us towards this divine destiny. May I always bow to my Guru’s feet until I merge in them.

Barcelona, Spain

I loved Gurumayi´s Season’s Greetings! Seeing the sparkling pieces of gold in a blue sky reminded me of the universe. I also felt that these pieces of sparkling gold represent me and all of us, symbolizing the treasure within. The images evoked great joy in me!

Madrid, Spain

Watching Season's Greetings from Gurumayi, I felt almost mesmerized by the way the pulse of the sounds and the images connected me to my own inner core. It was a kind of merger: my pulses aligned with the pulse of the video; my breathing slowed; I felt absorbed by the gentle, grounding cadence of love. Though I was connecting with the motion, I became still. A natural state of meditation enveloped me even while my senses were fully alert.
Thank you, Gurumayi, for giving the gift of love that reveals the love within.

Shree Muktananda Ashram

I feel like a scintillating star drawn into the endless universe—spinning and filling up with immense love. Seeing this video, I feel so connected to Gurumayi.

Mersin, Turkey

For me this greeting is a reminder of Gurumayi's Message for 2016: Move with steadfastness toward becoming anchored in Supreme Joy. Throughout the greeting there is movement, steady and very intentional, toward something. It is as if we are on a tiny boat, sailing on pure and sacred water. An anchor appears and then, as the greeting concludes, it melts into a mandala of golden light, supremely beautiful and divine.

Thane, India

Love emerges out of the silence
Manifesting in a myriad of forms:
Velvety blue oceans,
Sparkling stars,
Golden shimmering light,
Spirals, diamonds, circles,
Letters, language, and meaning,
All expressing the fullness of the heart.
Love returns to the stillness,
The mind and body of God.

Fitzroy, Australia

Enjoying this beautiful manifestation of graceful movement, I can only feel Gurumayi’s boundless love and compassion.

Querétaro, Mexico

In these images and words
I feel the Guru’s sweet smile
and I return it with gratitude.

Bad Hindelang, Germany

I watched Gurumayi’s Season’s Greetings unfold in all its beauty with my 14-year-old daughter before she went to school. What a beautiful way to start our day, move into December, and reflect on 2016.
My daughter said she felt that the video was an invitation to look within! The symbols in the video spoke to me of love, of gratitude, of grounding ourselves in the happiness we have been experiencing this year through Gurumayi's teachings. I saw Gurumayi's Message Artwork reflected in every element of the greeting—it was full of movement and color and held our focus completely.
Thank you, Gurumayi. We send Season's Greetings to you!

South Yarra, Australia

I watched the greeting multiple times. Each time the visuals led me to notice something new about this beautiful communication. The wheel reminded me of resoluteness, and the visuals leading to it reminded me of the beauty, joy, and color around me. The image of moving particles of the universe, the AUM symbols, the anchors, the hearts, all finally merged into a beautiful wheel of time, space, and consciousness. Wow!
Thank you, Gurumayi, for this stunning greeting at the beginning of the culminating month of 2016. This, for me, is another inspiring reminder to follow and practice the Message for the year: Move with steadfastness toward becoming anchored in Supreme Joy. 

Mumbai, India

A smile spread on my lips as I viewed the video, and I felt touched by the love in it.
I was reminded once more of the value of love in my heart for others. More than that, it is important that I make space and time in my daily life to express this love in tangible ways, so it can be felt and received by the ones I love.
Thank you, Gurumayi, for your love.

a  Gurukula student in Gurudev Siddha Peeth

When I saw the video, I experienced it as darshan. The images brought me deep into myself, creating more space within me.

I am grateful for this wonderful gift from Gurumayi.

Macerata, Italy

I could feel Gurumayi's love as I watched and listened to this beautiful videotaped greeting. I had just arrived home from a very long day at work, and engaging with the greeting, I felt cleansed and uplifted.
Thank you, Gurumayi!

New York, USA

I was praying yesterday for Gurumayi’s darshan. This morning, seeing the Season’s Greetings from Gurumayi, I feel I received what I had been longing for. 
Thank you, Shri Gurumayi.

Ulhasnagar, India

From the infinite sky
arrives a river of light –
blues, greens, purples, and golds
flowing in delight and stillness.
Waves weave and merge,
flashing signs of love and blessing
as the flow of Creation becomes
water, mists, clouds, and
points of light uncountable.
We are drawn into the dance as blue
becomes gold, turning and circling,
blazing into being as the mandala
of the Lord.
Who are we now?
Waves, or a sky of light?
Humans, or the heart of God?
We are loved, and
we are welcome.

Oregon, USA

On seeing this visual greeting from Gurumayi, I feel very fortunate indeed. To have such a Guru who extends her good will to each one of us around the world, reminds me of the intrinsic sweetness of every human heart. I felt awash with gentleness and peace and joy—all the qualities we usually associate with this time of year!

Summer Hill, Australia

Particles become currents
Currents become waves
Waves become pulsations…
Pulsations of love.

Thank you for your blessings, Gurumayi.

Massachusetts, USA

Viewing this video over and over, I felt transported on a magic carpet from one beautiful setting to another. The delicate dabs of light evoking a dance of snowflakes, followed by the current of rippling colors, through which the AUM symbols, anchors, swans, and hearts gently floated, was a reminder of the different aspects of my ongoing study of Gurumayi’s Message of 2016.
I took special delight in seeing how the sparkling “Season’s Greetings” used our different native languages to connect all of us across the globe—as it affirmed, again and again, that Gurumayi is sending us her greetings “with love,” “mit Liebe,” “con amor.”

Illinois, USA