I have been deeply contemplating this share for a few days. From this effort, a powerful intention and prayer have arisen, which I have been repeating at the beginning of my practices. I also adopted the writer’s practice of repeating the words of the Message three times before I meditate.
All this has profoundly refreshed, purified, and intensified my focus and determination. I now feel so ready for A Sweet Surprise
Thank you with all my heart! Jaya beloved Gurumayi!
a Siddha Yogi from California, USA
The artwork that accompanies this Siddha Yogi’s experience of Gurumayi’s Message has inspired a contemplation that led to my own beautiful experience of meditation. The bamboo reminds me of the vertebrae in the spine, and it symbolizes for me a balance of sturdiness and flexibility—the perfect qualities to sustain a sense of ease in practice.
Sitting for meditation this morning, imagining that I was bamboo in a gentle breeze, I began to sway: forward and back with my prayers, side to side with the mantra. As I moved in soft and gentle circles, I sustained an awareness of the Guru’s compassion, and finally, undulating with my breath, I absorbed the words of the Message.
I have a brand new level of appreciation for the Message artwork—and the Message itself. What a beautiful gift to carry with me as we transition to the New Year!
a Siddha Yogi from Massachusetts, USA
This year, I have been repeating the words of Gurumayi’s Message as a way to focus my mind when I start my meditation session. I have experienced ease in meditation each time, and this has kept me motivated to make a consistent effort to deepen my meditation practice.
I’ve also been contemplating and meditating on the Message Artwork. In this way, I’ve learned that when I follow my dharma
to make the inward journey with discipline and constancy, my spiritual growth can be akin to that of bamboo—the fastest growing plant on earth!
I am so grateful for such a blessed life! Salutations to my Guru again and again!
a Siddha Yogi from Delhi, India
This share is so inspiring. It reminds me that I want to keep going deeper in my meditation practice. Recently, I’ve been reviewing a lesson in the Home Study Course on the power of the Guru's words and I’ve come to realize that every time I study the Guru's words, my experience of the Self deepens.
I am grateful for the tools I have been given to study Gurumayi’s Message and experience meditation and the state of the Self. The peace and silence in my daily life have become palpable.
Thank you, Gurumayi, for making it possible for me to live each day in this way.
a Siddha Yogi from New Jersey, USA
As I read this Siddha Yogi’s experience, it resonated with my own experience. All last week, when I sat for meditation, my awareness was spontaneously drawn within. There was no sense of "I'" left—only a vast expanse of inner sky, vibrating and pulsing with joy. There is beauty, tranquility, sweetness and stillness in this inner silence.
Thank you, Gurumayi, for your Message for 2015!
a Siddha Yogi from New Jersey, USA
I so much appreciate this sharing. Throughout this year, regardless of any turmoil or transitions, I have found peace and security whenever I have meditated. I very much experience meditation as "a path of return"—through meditation I feel reunited with my Guru and with the Self. I am building a peaceful home within, filled with beauty and exquisite light.
I am so grateful to be walking this path.
a Siddha Yogi from Utah, USA