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Season’s Greetings 2018
from Gurumayi Chidvilasananda

Season's Greetings 2018
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Seeing this is like taking a bath in beauty. Observing how the transformation in the animation flows—from something beautiful into something else that is just as beautiful—reminds me of changes in my life. This encourages me to remember that I should not be afraid of change or transformation, as change can lead to something as beautiful as what was here before. The Seasons Greetings animation shows me that there is beauty in everything—and that, in the end, life is all about love.

San Sebastian, Spain

Watching “Season’s Greetings” was like taking a sacred bath in shimmering waters! I am refreshed, renewed, and reinspired. The prasad of Gurumayi's greeting was so delightful to experience on a snowy day. 

St. Lazare, Canada

Receiving this video reminds me of what a wonder-filled year 2018 has been. I have been learning about satsang with great joy. And I feel so very grateful for Gurumayi's guidance throughout this year, for the insights into important life lessons, for the expansion I feel in my heart, and for the joy I experience in walking this sacred path.

Learning and growing up in Siddha Yoga is the best!

New York, United States

Wow! It was such a profound experience to watch the greetings unfold and pulsate. I felt completely bathed in warmth and love. Then, when I heard Gurumayi speak with such love and such fun, my heart burst open!

Cornwall, United Kingdom

As I viewed Gurumayi’s Season’s Greetings, I became aware that each scene depicts a way to engage in satsang. The water sparkling in sunlight, the mountain and valley in Ganeshpuri, and the blazing beams of the rising sun bring to my mind the wonders of nature and the abundant gifts of God, which are constantly there if only I take the time to observe and appreciate them. I'm reminded that nature is offering satsang through vivid and subtle changes each day. My role is to be attentive, enjoy, and give thanks.

Georgia, United States

As I watched the Season’s Greetings video, my heart started to expand. I felt so much love and joy flowing in my being as if my entire being was twinkling like the sparkles in the video. And Gurumayi ji’s melodious “Happy Holidays” made me jump from my seat! So much love!! I cannot stop smiling!

New Delhi, India

I love Gurumayi’s Season’s Greeting! From the first note of the music, I experienced Gurumayi’s darshan. Watching the sun ascend over Mount Mandagni and gazing at the image of the Tansa Valley, I was transported to Ganeshpuri, the land of yoga, and infused with Gurumayi’s sweet love for all. Amazing joy welled up in my heart and overflowed with the surprise at the end!

New York, United States

Gurumayi's holiday greetings—and hearing her voice so unexpectedly at the end—sent my heart soaring!

Maryland, United States

Every time I watch Gurumayi’s Season’s Greetings, I am mesmerized by the twinkling lights in the water and remember descriptions I’ve heard of the experience of merging with Consciousness—how, in this experience, all matter turns into sparkling, scintillating light.

When these lights merged into images of Maharashtra, India, the home of so many great Siddhas, I was transported from my home to this sacred land of the saints and of others who have followed this path before me.

As the rising sun began to pulsate, I sensed that this was the light of the inner Self, our true, divine nature. And as this light became the center of the heart and Gurumayi’s sweet voice rang in my ears, I experienced joy and peace, the sweetest gifts of all!

Missouri, United States

From the moment the scroll unrolled and the sparkling water appeared, my heart was overflowing with love. As I continued to watch the video, my eyes brimming with tears, I felt so much gratitude for this blessing from Gurumayi. And the moment Gurumayi spoke, it seemed so unexpected to me, and so incredibly joyful, that I burst into peals of laughter.
What a great way to wake up this morning!

Massachusetts, United States

As I watched Gurumayi’s Season’s Greetings video, I felt the whole world was united in the sparkling waters of her love.
Thank you, Gurumayi, for constantly enlivening and nurturing our desire to come together to revel in this great love!

the Russian Federation

I am deeply grateful for Gurumayi’s heartfelt Season’s Greetings.
This time of the year can be difficult for some of us who are facing challenges. But seeing this uplifting video, and hearing Gurumayi's cheerful and loving voice, reminded me that I am never alone, and that Gurumayi’s love is with all of us.
This video rejuvenated my trust in the Guru's loving embrace—especially during times when I need it the most.
Thank you, Gurumayi, for holding us all in the warmth of your heart.

Amsterdam, Netherlands

When I saw the scroll unfold, my first thought was, "Oh, how divine!" I didn't expect more, but then there was more...and more. And I kept exclaiming, “Oh, how divine, how divine!"
I love the way the hearts appeared one by one.
My heart opened wide when I heard Gurumayi say, "Happy Holidays!"

Sydney, Australia

Gurumayi’s Season’s Greetings video is exquisite!  How can I not smile with joy?
I loved all the different hearts, with each pattern capturing its country of origin. So delightful!  I feel this greeting encompasses all that this season is about.

London, United Kingdom

Seeing all those sparkles in Gurumayi’s “Season’s Greetings” brought back to me an experience I once had at Shree Muktananda Ashram. It was a sunny day, and as I was walking along a path surrounded by trees and grasses and wildflowers, suddenly everything started to sparkle. Everything was twinkling and sparkling!
I saw this as the natural state of creation—sparkling with love and light, just as Gurumayi’s “Season’s Greetings” video was itself a beautiful creation, sparkling with love and light. 

Maryland, United States

I was fascinated by the music playing in the background, including the chimes and bells. I felt so happy when I saw the words ”With love” in my own language, Gujarati. It felt as if each heart with its different artwork was spreading love to me; through these hearts, I felt connected to every person on the path who speaks a different language.
When I saw Gurumayi's name beneath the flame and all the hearts, I felt that Gurumayi is igniting the flame of infinite love and joy from her heart to our hearts. At the end of the video, I fell instantly into a meditative state.

Gandhinagar, India

Watching this video opens my heart and inspires me to welcome the season and all its activities with joy and delight, while remembering to share love, joy, respect, and delight with everyone I meet. 
Happy Holidays!

Florida, United States

As soon as I started watching the “Season’s Greetings” from Gurumayi, a feeling of great gratitude leapt up from my heart for Gurumayi ji’s sending  her love to everyone in this way. At just the same moment, the baby in my womb gave a kick. I felt as if the baby too was thanking Gurumayi ji for these beautiful greetings.

Indore, India

Yesterday, the area around Anchorage, Alaska, experienced a large earthquake, with frequent aftershocks. We have been truly blessed in that no one was seriously injured, to my knowledge.
In the midst of such a stressful time, watching Gurumayi's holiday greeting was so calming and soothing for me. I hope and pray that this calm and solace spreads outward to the many others who need it here, and also to nature, and to Mother Earth.
Thank you, Gurumayi, from the bottom of my heart.

Alaska, United States

As I watched the exquisite “Season’s Greetings 2018,” I leapt with joy and I felt my heart pulsating in unison with all the hearts in different colors, expressing the Guru’s love in various languages. I am filled with enthusiasm and gratitude for this beautiful welcome from Gurumayi at the threshold of this holiday season.

New York, United States

What a delight! The “Season’s Greetings” video just makes my heart zing with joy and love. And the surprise ending brings me straight to the Guru’s home—inside my heart.

Colorado, United States