On the Siddha Yoga path, images of hearts serve as reminders of the great Heart, the Self of all, which is always present—within us and within everyone and everything.
Siddha Yogis especially associate images of hearts with Gurumayi; they remind us of her love for us and our love for her.
A wonderful way you can bring to mind the Guru’s love and grace is by observing heart shapes in the lines and forms of the world around you—in the clouds, flowers, seed pods, tree branches, rocks, movement of water, and more.
After immersing yourself in the images in the Hearts in Nature galleries, notice the effect on your awareness of your own heart as you go about your day. And you may begin to find heart shapes all around you! You are invited to share your experiences here on the Siddha Yoga path website.
My heart brims with hope and enthusiasm when I see a heart shape in clouds, trees, leaves, and so on. The hearts connect me with the Guru and remind me that she exists beyond her own physical form. I feel as if Gurumayi is saying to me, “I am all around you, watching you, taking care of you.”
In this gallery, these lovely, sacred forms appear to me to exist in so many unexpected places. From this I see that I am learning how to acknowledge the presence of the Guru as I observe nature in the world around me.
I loved seeing hearts in clouds, in snow, in the bark of a tree. It showed me that love exists everywhere in nature if I only look. With this realization, I smiled and felt at peace.
Allahabad , India
Whenever my eyes fall upon a "heart in nature”—whether in the clouds, trees, rocks, or leaves—it feels to me as if God and Gurumayi are saying, "Surprise! I'm always with you! I love you!"
St. Laurent, Canada
I love finding hearts in nature. It has become a regular practice every day when I walk in the woods. Hearts seem to appear everywhere, in places expected and, best of all, in those unexpected places. Today hearts revealed themselves in the bark of a tree, in tiny rabbit footprints, and in the patterns of ice above a running stream.
I am very grateful for learning this new path to discovery and a new way to connect with nature inside and outside.
Maine, United States
I really enjoy noticing the shapes of hearts in objects around me as I go through my daily life. I have perceived images of hearts in so many things, including water puddles, rocks, leaves, potatoes, and even crumbs on the floor!
Whenever I see a heart in my surroundings, I feel as if it conveys a message from God saying, "I am here. I love you!" I'm grateful to Gurumayi for teaching me this practice of looking for the hearts around me.
California, United States