March 4, 2014
Dear Siddha Yogis,
Everything happens in God’s Time.
Trust in the power of your intention.
Remember the Guru’s Grace.
Keep your focus on your spiritual practices.
These teachings from Gurumayi lead seekers to the Truth.
We, the Siddha Yoga Swamis, hold the Siddha Yoga path very dear to our hearts. We have something wonderful to share with you about "Everything happens in God’s Time."
When Gurumayi was on tour in New Zealand in 1997, she held chanting satsangs each night for a full week, leading up to the Siddha Yoga Shaktipat Intensive. During these satsangs, Siddha Yogis and new seekers alike experienced immense transformation through the power of chanting. By the time they participated in the Shaktipat Intensive, they were entirely ready to receive shaktipat initiation from Gurumayi and experience the awakening of Kundalini Shakti within themselves.
In the Shaktipat Intensive, time seemed to suspend itself—as if the Intensive were taking place in eternity. At the conclusion of the Shaktipat Intensive, after Gurumayi gave darshan she invited the participants to stand. Gurumayi began to chant and, spontaneously, a dancing saptah emerged. The participants were ecstatic! They moved as if they themselves were galaxies filled with light—there was no beginning and no end. The divine power of chanting in Gurumayi’s presence!
At the completion of Gurumayi’s tour to Australia and New Zealand, Gurumayi shared her intention that one day there would be a Siddha Yoga Chanting Tour in Australia.
This is the "something" we want to share with you… Exciting. Wondrous. Transformative. It’s happening! In God’s Time.
The Siddha Yoga Chanting Tour: Australia 2014
We are overjoyed to announce that the Chanting Tour will launch on March 22, 2014, in Melbourne, Australia.
And there’s more! Can you feel how stupendously thrilled we are? You can, right?
Gurumayi has also given a name to this Chanting Tour:
Satyam Shivam Sundaram
Satyam is truth. Shivam is auspiciousness. Sundaram is beauty. These Sanskrit words are fundamental to living a life of dharma. Their origins are as primordial as the sound AUM.
Gurumayi shared with us that she attributes this title for the Chanting Tour to Bhagavan Nityananda. One evening, just after Gurumayi had concluded chanting and meditating in Bade Baba’s Temple at Shree Muktananda Ashram, she was having Bade Baba’s darshan and reflecting on the Chanting Tour. She was envisioning Siddha Yogis and new seekers chanting in Australia and how the entire world will benefit from this Chanting Tour. Gurumayi held her palms up toward Bade Baba and said, "O Bade Baba, the Chanting Tour in Australia..." In that moment, a beam of light radiated from Bade Baba’s face, and these three sacred words—Satyam Shivam Sundaram—entered Gurumayi as she gazed at Bade Baba’s golden smile.
The next day, Gurumayi shared her delight that she had received this gift from Bade Baba of the title for the Siddha Yoga Chanting Tour: Australia 2014. Gurumayi explained why this is a perfect title:
"The chant itself is Satyam Shivam Sundaram.
The practice of chanting is Satyam Shivam Sundaram.
The fruit of chanting is also Satyam Shivam Sundaram."
We, the Siddha Yoga Swamis, wish to explain to you the power of the Guru’s intention. The Guru’s intention carries untold blessings and the power of transformation. When Gurumayi gives shaktipat, it is the fruit of her intention. Similarly, the Siddha Yoga Chanting Tour taking place in Australia is Gurumayi’s intention.
We warmly invite you to participate in the Siddha Yoga Chanting Tour: Australia 2014—Satyam Shivam Sundaram—and experience the glory of chanting. Continue to visit the Siddha Yoga path website to stay in tune with the Siddha Yoga Chanting Tour, and for information about how to participate.
On Gurumayi’s behalf, we extend appreciation to the Siddha Yoga Foundation in Australia for hosting the Chanting Tour in Australia, and to the sevites and Siddha Yogis around the world who are contributing immensely to the success of the Siddha Yoga Chanting Tour: Australia 2014—Satyam Shivam Sundaram.
On the Siddha Yoga path, whenever the Guru’s intention is being fulfilled, it is a tradition for Siddha Yogis to offer our love and blessings. So let’s make time every day to send our love and blessings for this historic and transformative Siddha Yoga event. May we experience freedom in our hearts as we participate in the Siddha Yoga Chanting Tour, and may our voices become instruments of peace in this world.
The Siddha Yoga Swamis