Each morning I eagerly await the fresh images of Shree Muktananda Ashram. My heart opens with gratitude. I feel as if I am setting foot on holy ground. Inwardly I bow and kiss this sacred space. As I do so, I experience the ground I am on as sacred also. I feel Gurumayi’s heart is with me and everywhere. My Guru’s generous heart loves and includes me and everyone. Distance dissolves, separation dissolves, and I experience that divine unity reigns supreme.
California, United States
Almost every day, I delight in contemplating the magnificent photos of nature on the sacred land of Shree Muktananda Ashram. Yesterday, I found a phenomenal heart high in the sky, formed by hundreds of birds in flight.
I see in this incredible choreography of soaring birds a visible manifestation of Gurumayi's “Season’s Greetings,” in both the physical and celestial worlds. That video is brought to life in the sky of the Ashram. How awesome! Here, hundreds of birds—that is to say, a whole community—have answered the call of the golden Heart. What a piece of collective art!
As I contemplate this shakti in action, it reminds me of a beautiful teaching in “Gurumayi's Guidance: Gladness of Spirit.” There Gurumayi reminds us, “The earth is alive with Consciousness,” and similarly for the water, the air, the fire, and the ether—all are “alive with Consciousness.” When I contemplate this exquisite photo, this teaching becomes alive for me.
My daily dose of taking joy in nature begins early every morning as my eyes revel in the beauty displayed in the photo gallery, “Nature in Shree Muktananda Ashram.” Today I especially loved watching the two starlings in the green grass. It was pure ambrosia looking at the different forms of God.
St. Laurent, Canada
I am very grateful for these exquisite images. Their delicate composition and beauty (and sometimes humor!) are among the first things I view every morning on the Siddha Yoga path website. They provide an easy and graceful way to immerse myself in stillness for a moment. They show me that nature has so much to say in its silence.
New York, United States
As I looked through these inspiring and restful images, I felt my breath slowing, my heart opening, and my mind growing quiet. I experienced a sense of simple peacefulness emerging.
In the commentary, I found the perfect words to describe my own experience. I have always loved nature. The Guru has taught me how to deepen that love by showing me why I love it and by what grace I can come to truly know it.
Washington, United States