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Mother’s Day 2020
Maha Shakti Gayatri Mantra
When I found this beautiful prayer I felt such awe and gratitude, for it describes just what I’ve been experiencing recently in the simple activities of my daily life. I first noticed this when I was walking along the beach on a beautiful, crisp day. In the past, I would have admired the beauty of the sky and the sea. I would have listened attentively to all of nature's lovely sounds. But on this day, I became aware of myself as one with the beauty. The forms of the clouds, the colors in the sand, and the sounds of the waves were all washing through my being. There was no separation. It was a music my heart recognized, and quietly celebrated.
Reflecting on this prayer, I realize that this shift has occurred in many areas of my life. I often feel that I am meditating “on Mahashakti, the all-pervading supreme power,” who is manifesting as me, and the forms all around me. And I know this has occurred through the teachings and practices and grace of Shri Guru.
How blessed we are to be on a path illumined by the radiant Goddess!
This morning before meditation, I read this powerful mantra and the translation three times, and then I closed my eyes. I began to feel
spiraling through my body, filling me with sweet joy and vitality.
Later in the day, as I walked on a forest path, I repeated to myself, “Mahashakti, the all-pervading, supreme power.” As I did this, I became very aware of my surroundings. I felt the
in myself and in everything around me: in the trees, the flowing stream, the sounds of birds, an airplane flying overhead. I began to feel an immense gratitude and love for all these forms of the Goddess.
Salutations to Shri Gurumayi! Salutations to Mahashakti!
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