Our family began to study Gurumayi’s Message for 2014 in the Siddha Yoga Celebration Satsang for Families in January. In the satsang, my two sons, ages 12 and 8, learned to watch their breath as a way of practicing Gurumayi’s Message: The soundless sound arises and subsides in the space of flawless quietude. Before going to sleep, they would observe the continuous movement of the in-breath and the out-breath.
Another way our family has engaged with Gurumayi’s Message this year is by repeating it out loud each day. After a while, my youngest boy said he did not want to repeat it mechanically. So my sons decided to pause after each repetition, and in this way they could listen for, and feel the silence in the Message. We have found this to be a very practical way to enter and rest in that silence.
When I asked my eight-year-old son what benefit he’s gained by repeating Gurumayi’s Message, he replied: “By repeating it, I’ve made myself more loving.”
A Siddha Yogi from Mexico City, Mexico