There where there is no darkness,
nor night, nor day,
nor Being, nor Nonbeing,
there is the Auspicious one alone,
absolute and eternal;
there is the glorious splendor
of that Light from whom in the beginning
sprang ancient wisdom.
Svetashvatara Upanishad IV, 18
These words of Jnaneshwar remind me of how I love to get up and see the sun rise every day. I am always inspired because the sunrise is a little different every day, yet the rising of the sun is so constant.
Watching the sunrise each day gives me hope that within me, there is the inevitability of a new sunrise—a new way of looking at things and a sense of new possibilities, even in the midst of challenges.
Even if it’s a cloudy day and I can't see the sunrise—because I see it so often, I still know it’s there.
a Siddha Yogi from California, USA
Reading this quotation of Jnaneshwar Maharaj rescued me from the limited way in which I was viewing my daily routine. It redirected my vision to the treasure that I am always carrying within me: the awakened Kundalini Shakti. And it reminded my heart of my gratitude to Baba Muktananda for granting me shaktipat diksha,
and to Gurumayi for guiding my sadhana
with so much love, generosity, compassion, and wisdom.
Thanks to the light shed by this quotation, I look forward to returning to my routine with a refreshed appreciation for all the gifts in my life, and a renewed capacity to "experience wonder and gratitude for life and all the joy it holds" in the days to come.
a Siddha Yogi from Illinois, USA
I feel so grateful for the opportunity to refresh my resolutions on this day of new beginnings. In New England, the familiar green of spring and summer has transformed into a dazzling display of hues—red, orange, and purple. Today I feel that nature delights in ushering in this New Year with us, as I have never seen more vibrant shades of crimson. This verse from the Upanishads
inspired me with the insight that on this day, a day of new beginnings, there is just as much boundless potential as there was at the very beginning when the ancient wisdom first sprang from the Light.
a Siddha Yogi from Massachusetts, USA
For two days, I have felt within myself an immense energy of unconditional love. I am floating with joy on huge waves of happiness and uplifting vibrations. In my meditation this morning, Gurumayi was holding my hand and guiding me toward a new beginning.
Thank you, Gurumayi, for always being in my heart, where distances are nonexistent.
A Happy New Year, full of light and blessings!
a Siddha Yogi from Mersin, Turkey
The morning was crisp with autumn. The stars were shining. The candles were lit in the meditation room, and the arati
was playing. It felt so auspicious, a time to make new resolutions and begin afresh. How vibrant! How sacred! I was filled with love for all. This spiritual journey on the Siddha Yoga path is filled with the jewels of God, and I am so happy that in this birth I have received shaktipat
Gurumayi, thank you for all the grace you bestow on this blessed Siddha Yoga path.
a Siddha Yogi from South Carolina, USA