No matter where I go or what I do, Gurumayi's Grace is present and forever unfolding within me. Even when I don't recognize or understand it, it is opening me, like the petals of the flower, to the endless possibilities present in my life. I am forever blessed because I know that this great love within is greatest gift of all.
Thank you, Gurumayi, for all of the gifts, seen and unseen.
Merry Christmas to all! May your Christmas and New Year be a blessed one!
New York, USA
As each petal bloomed, my heart danced with joy and my breath synchronized with the movement of each petal. My Guru had touched my heart. Then deep vibrations of OM
arose from within my heart as I gently glided into meditation.
Thank you, Gurumayi, for being my guiding light.
This week, as I practiced mantra japa in the mornings before meditation, the beautiful lotus flower from Gurumayi's greeting appeared in my mind's eye. I saw the undulating petals, the divine perfume gently pulsing outwards from its center, and I felt it permeating my whole being.
As I walked through the park on my way to work, I paused, and as I did so, I could smell the perfume of the earth, the majestic trees, the air, the sun's warmth, the delight of the birds. I felt held and absorbed by such tenderness.
The image of the lotus flower stayed with me throughout the day. I thought about how everyone's heart is a lotus flower, and I could see this image in my colleagues at work and within each task.
Thank you, Gurumayi. Thank you for the abundance of wonder-filled gifts and messages of love throughout this year. And thank you to everyone around the globe for your sadhana shares on the Siddha Yoga path website. Such amazing food!
I could feel the grace behind this animation. I felt it was something Gurumayi herself saw and wanted to share with us and that it contains a great gift for all of us.
Thank you for this Season's Greeting—it warms my heart. I particularly love the vision of the blue pearl exploding at the end. For me, it is an invitation to melt into divine love and a promise that I am already in the divine Heart.
Vigneux de Bretagne, France
I am like an astonished child discovering the marvelous story of the creation and the dissolution of the universe—of the human path in the Guru's Grace—of my path as often as I watch the video. At the end, I remain in that state of astonishment for a long, long time, wrapped in the soft presence of my Guru's love.
I've looked at this Season’s Greetings video quite a few times now. Today it struck me that our lives are like that lotus flower. The water is the universal Consciousness from which we arise in our human body as a baby bud and transform continually, opening up and expanding, nurtured by the light within and without. As we mature, represented by the fullest bloom of the lotus, we become light-filled (from doing our practices). Then the time comes when that light can't be contained in the flower anymore, and it expands, merging back into that universal Consciousness with the scintillating light!
New York, USA
Last night, I revisited Gurumayi's talk "Millions of Blissful Moments" that she gave on her birthday this year. In it, Gurumayi wishes for us, "May the flower of the mantra always bestow its benediction upon you."
As I read Gurumayi’s wish, I immediately envisioned the lotus in the video of Season's Greetings from Gurumayi. I went back to the video and once again watched the lotus arising from the waters, expressing Gurumayi's love, and then bursting into light. And this time, as it burst into light, it brought my mind into the light with it.
How lovely! The flower of the mantra bestowing its benediction on us.
Thank you so much for the beautiful greeting for the holidays. My wish is that the entire world opens its heart to the beauty of life.
The Siddha Yoga path website is my home page. By the time I boot up my computer in the morning, I am moving fast to get to the day's activities. Today, as the music for the Season's Greetings from Gurumayi started to play, I paused for a moment and thought, "Do I start the day with busy-ness, or can I take two minutes to breathe and receive our Guru's blessings?"
As the greeting played, my breathing became more even and my mind stilled. The music, Gurumayi's greetings and blessing, and the beautiful sparkles at the end of the video filled me with stillness and peace.
Thank you, Gurumayi. My heart is filled with joy.
It is now apparent and more beautiful to me each time I replay the video that there is a subtle white light that spreads over the waters like a fine mist just before the lotus bud rises up. That light then pulsates through the flower, like a subtle force that causes the lotus to open and spread its petals. Then that same light continues to pulsate through and out from the flower. It gives rise to the stamens and the sparkling pollen of the flower. And then it sends that sparkling pollen forth to form Gurumayi’s words of love and greeting.
I think that what I’m seeing here is an exquisite representation of divine Consciousness giving rise to and suffusing this loving greeting from Gurumayi, which dissolves into dazzling bursts of golden light and the momentary vision of the Blue Pearl, which then explodes into pure Consciousness itself.
a Siddha Yoga meditation teacher
As I saw the soft and tender bud opening into a beautiful, bright, expansive flower, I thought to myself, "Yes! This is how my life should be—blossoming beautifully in every phase of life, in every situation, giving and sharing my inner love and beauty with one and all."
Then the words appeared, "Season's Greetings" and "With love" from Gurumayi. It was a reassurance, that, yes, this is what Gurumayi wants me to learn at this point.
And how do I do that? By surrendering myself to the Guru's grace, like a flower surrenders to the sun and the nature that surrounds it.
Many thanks to my Master for helping us revisit the beautiful teachings in so many different forms, again and again.
I especially love near the ending of the video when silvery fireworks burst in all directions. This is a tangible reminder for me that through the path of sadhana
that Gurumayi has given us, we are opening more and more to her infinite grace that is always showering down on us and touching everyone in our lives.
Thank you, Gurumayi, for your love and infinite blessings!
It seems each time I view this lustrous video, I notice something new and lovely, which reminds me of my ongoing sadhana
and how I am becoming more and more aware with each passing week. This morning, I noticed a few background petals of white and blue that continually dissolve back into the ocean of Consciousness and then reappear in a lovely rhythm. It reminds me of the ever-present, soothing mantra of my breath, So'ham
, supporting me on my journey, opening me up fully to the light and bliss of the Self.
Thank you, Gurumayi, for your sparkling Season's Greetings of light, renewing me each day with holiday greetings of peace and love via the website.
New York, USA
This morning, as I was meditating with my husband, I could feel the pressure of strong energy concentrated in my forehead. I knew it was the work of the shakti
and, although the pressure was not comfortable, I opened myself to it, focusing my attention on the sensation of this energy in my forehead. All of a sudden, I saw the image of the blossoming flower of the Season’s Greetings from Gurumayi—widely open and full of delicate colors—right there in my forehead. The pressure had released, and a feeling of contentment and sweetness arose, along with clarified perception.
Though this experience did not last long, it was so perfect for me this morning. It made me contemplate the significance of practicing openness to the shakti
and grace, and how being able to do so is a blessing.
I feel that the Season’s Greetings from Gurumayi is like a flower of love and transformation, preparing me for her upcoming Message.
Merci, from the bottom of my heart.
Ramonville St Agne, France
Though I notice something different each day as I watch the budding of the sweet, multicolored lotus and hear the tinkling music emanating from it, today’s revelation was extra-special.
As my breath synchronized with the soft waves of light that flow in and around the lotus, I noticed how these waves of light give rise to petals that alternate between white and blue, appearing and disappearing. At first the rhythm of their appearance seems somewhat uneven, but I notice that as I focus on them, my breath and heartbeat are becoming more and more stable. So this added another realization as why I’m drawn to watch this sweet and subtle centering video at various times during the day.
Thank you, Gurumayi, for your limitless grace that reaches us in so many wondrous ways!
Gurumayi's Season's Greetings invite me to plunge deeper and deeper into the ocean of love within and watch the shimmering play of the shakti
, which guides me to a subtle realm where all thoughts and words dissolve into silence. The Guru's grace lifts me higher to a place where all daily challenges dissolve. I experience boundless contentment, peace, and love—my true life.
Thank you, Gurumayi, for this blissful boon!
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Yesterday, after viewing Gurumayi's Season's Greetings of sparkling lights and love, I then viewed the slides of devotees in the world sangham
reciting mantra with their japa malas
, encircling the world with the light of the mantra.
Thank you so much, SYDA Foundation website sevites for this incredible website, and thank you, devotees around the globe, for allowing me to recite the mantra with you.
New York, USA
As I engage with this posting and read the beautiful shares, I experience my heart relaxing, opening, and sparkling with wonder. I have recently arrived in Australia after serving on staff at Shree Muktananda Ashram, and I am amazed at how many synchronistic events have taken place between the Siddha Yoga sangham
in Melbourne and Shree Muktananda Ashram during the last year.
I am experiencing such incredible light streaming from the faces of devotees and radiating in the walls of the Siddha Yoga Ashram in Melbourne. The same shining light that is represented in this posting is bursting forth from my heart and from devotees’ hearts on opposite sides of the globe. How amazing to be living in the universal Heart together and sharing light with each other!
Thank you, Gurumayi! It is so great to be in this space with you!
Tonight is the first time I am noticing something spectacular in this shakti
-filled video. I now see a delicate, soft, wind-like wave of light moving over the sparkling water before the lotus stem appears and the bud flowers. The wave continues throughout the video. I see it as my Guru's grace blessing me as each petal of my being opens to the light. And I think of her grace flowing into the world so that it may blossom into peace.
New York, USA
Each time I see the Blue Pearl explode, I feel it happen inside me, and the resulting wave washes over me and cleanses my mind of all thoughts.
I then rest effortlessly in a tranquil and relaxed thought-free state.
So little effort—so much grace. I am truly amazed.
I was so attached to the first Season's Greetings, the picture of Gurumayi. And when the picture changed, I was very sad. I yearned for the image of my Guru's loving face. A few days later, when I began to read the shares, I realized that Gurumayi has once again taken me from the form to the formless—from outer appearance to the light of the all-pervasive One, the undivided Self. What a powerful teaching! Once again, I see the light, I see Gurumayi everywhere.
Thank you with all my heart, Gurumayi, for your love and guidance.
As I watch the blossoming flower unfold every day, interwoven with the melodious tinkling sound, it invokes waves of wonder, joy, and playfulness within me. I play it over and over again.
I close my eyes and explore deeper within, simply listening to this divine sound, wanting to absorb this prasad
and soak in the infinite blessings and love pouring from it. Then, wow! I am transported into a tender world with light showering in delicate pastels of pink and blue. It feels magical to melt into that space of pure peace and light.
My heart offers deepest gratitude to beloved Gurumayi for her unending love and amazing grace.
The impulse to share has come to me after being transported to the remembrance and exquisitely felt experience of shaktipat
awakening. Baba Muktananda spoke directly, offered tenderly but with great command, "Have no fear, I am with you." And with that, my entire being dissolved into scintillating, white light.
The conclusion of Gurumayi's holiday greeting brought me right back to the most auspicious and transformative event of my life. I am so grateful that Gurumayi is here now, guiding us all to knowledge of the Self, teaching us how to live from the wisdom of the Heart.
I send this with abundant, heartfelt thanks to all involved in the creation of this amazing website that connects the global Siddha Yoga community!
Thank you, Gurumayi, for the delight of this video! It is great to start the day with smiles on my face, watching my heart opening, hearing sweet sounds leading me to the explosion of bliss!
Watching the lotus flower explode into pure light is so exhilarating. Directly from the Guru to us, no separation. How wonderful to receive Season's Greetings sent in such a loving way!
When I saw this, I felt Gurumayi’s blessing for us to blossom and flourish. The petals of the flower reminded me of the virtues we have been contemplating throughout this year as we learn to stay in bliss and to attain the supreme Self.
Thank you, Gurumayi, for such lovely and sparkling greetings.
When I revisited Gurumayi’s Season’s Greetings this morning, I was struck by something I hadn’t noticed before—the steady golden flame rising up from the heart of that lotus, growing brighter and stronger, and ultimately merging into the light that fills the page.
I thought of the flame kindled in my own heart, and in the hearts of all of us, by the grace of the Guru. I intend to dedicate time each day during this holiday season to contemplate and nurture that flame.
Thank you. What amazing gifts you have given us!
New Jersey, USA
How blessed and light I feel after viewing and experiencing Gurumayi’s most beautiful love flower. The colors are those of nature, stirring my heart, softly filling me with Gurumayi’s love.
Thank you, Gurumayi, for your unending grace.
I have been finding that if I meditate after viewing the Siddha Yoga path website, I often have blissful experiences.
After viewing the light-filled video this morning, I went into meditation, coordinating my breath with the mantra. I was graced with a vision of a bursting sunrise over the ocean, filling my whole being with light.
I am so grateful for the work of the website sevites, who help to put together these feasts of love for the eyes and the heart.
Thank you, my beloved Guru, Gurumayi, for your Season's Greetings of love and light for my outer world and inner world.
New York, USA
The music in this wonderful greeting touched me deeply. It is light, crystalline, celestial. I imagine this is what the stars twinkling in the night sky must sound like. As I listened to it again and again, I felt Gurumayi's greeting in the music too. The ascending scales of bell-like, silvery notes match perfectly, in the form of music, the unfolding of the lotus petals.
Thank you, Gurumayi, for this exquisite and lyrical greeting.
Shree Muktananda Ashram
Such a divine greeting as I celebrate my tenth year on the Siddha Yoga path! It is filled with warmth, love, and the Guru’s infinite blessings. Looking at the video, I see a seed of Kundalini awakening, a spiritual bud sprouting and blossoming, becoming the Blue Pearl
, and exploding into the vast, infinite light of God. I understand that everything is happening inside me as I awaken to So'ham
I am filled with gratitude and the longing to serve my Guru.
How can I express my childlike wonder? I am traveling for work in Southeast Asia. Each time I see a pond filled with the magnificence of the lotus, each space that resonates with the soft musical melody of prayers, it reminds me that Gurumayi is here with me. I feel Gurumayi loves it here.
And now, with this greeting, it is as if Gurumayi is confirming my perception. I continue now with smiling confidence through the challenges of my work schedule, lifted above any barriers, any borders, any limitations.
Thank you, Gurumayi, for being with me.
When I first saw this Season's Greetings animation from Gurumayi, I was captivated by its serene beauty and the gentle colors of the lotus. Now, reading the experiences and shares, I can appreciate even more how this loving greeting is full of profound teaching as well.
As the lotus unfolds, it reminds me of Gurumayi's teaching that the process of spiritual unfoldment itself is full of joy and beauty. I can celebrate the unfolding of each petal of the divine qualities that my Guru teaches me are within me.
Thank, you Gurumayi, for this greeting that is so full of truth, auspiciousness, and beauty!
a Siddha Yoga Swami
As I saw the greeting, it immediately signified to me that on January 1, 2013, Gurumayi sowed the seed of mantra japa
within me, and that, as I’ve given my sincere effort to the practice of mantra japa
, it has been blossoming within my heart. Because of this, I am experiencing Gurumayi's grace and guidance in my daily life. The light of mantra japa
is becoming brighter and brighter within.
Thank you very much, Gurumayiji, for these beautiful Season’s Greetings.
I loved how the sparkles of light emanated from the ocean of Consciousness, creating Season's Greetings of love in wondrous forms of color and light, then returning into the formless blazing light.
Gurumayi continually reminds me that I am created from light and will return to the light. She greets us with reflections of who we really are—the bliss and oneness of samadhi
New York, USA
This morning, after watching Gurumayi’s greeting and finding myself enveloped in bliss, I immediately wanted to share the experience with an old friend. I emailed the link to the Siddha Yoga path website to him and received this immediate response from him:
"If you don't focus on it, if you just let your eyes relax, there are waves of light flowing three-dimensionally out from it. That's one of the prettiest things I ever saw!"
Thank you, dear Gurumayi, for your pretty, shakti
-filled greeting of love.
As I watched the lotus, I was fascinated by its movement and soft colors. It made my heart dance, and it connected me with my Self immediately.
At the end, when everything sparkled, I jumped with joy, saying, “Thank you, Gurumayiji!”
Gurumayiji, for these joyous Season’s Greetings.
Gurudev Siddha Peeth
How exquisite! Soft music—a little lotus bud appears on deep blue waters.
The bud opens ever so delicately, grows quickly, and opens its lovely delicate petals in so many beautiful colors. The stamens swaying with the wind, showering waves and waves of love from my beloved Gurumayi, fill my heart with ecstasy and gratitude. Such a divine blessing!
Thank you, Gurumayi.
About an hour before I saw this video, I had walked into a dark room. As I walked in, I saw a few tiny white sparkles in front of me, which then quickly disappeared. I thought to myself, “Ah, my inner Self is speaking to me.” When I watched the video and saw the sparkles at the end, I gently laughed to myself, “Yes, my Guru, my inner Self, is sending a sweet message to me!” And to everyone else in our lovely global sangham
Thank you, Gurumayi, for this beautiful experience of the synchronicity that exists in the play of your Heart.
It feels so special to receive this greeting from Gurumayi. I feel so close to her and am so touched to see how she always takes care of us. My heart feels her love and tender touch.
I was enthralled as I watched the lotus unfold and the sparkles fly up. It felt so good anticipating the picture changes. It reminds me of fireworks, which elicit joy with each changing moment. Gurumayi’s words of love in many languages connect us all in her lotus heart.
Thank you for this exquisite greeting, which is a blessing of love and light that goes straight to my heart. I feel moved and deeply touched.
Effervescent joy, sparkling magic! What a beautiful gift of love! I laugh out loud in soft delight.
I can feel Gurumayi's presence as the very experience of wonder that this greeting offers.
At the end, when it explodes into the sacred blue whoosh, I am connected to my Self, to Gurumayi’s glory, to the soothing steadiness of mantra japa
Season's Greetings to you, Gurumayi!
So beautiful, so caring, so pure, so sweet, so serene and luminous, so brilliant and playful!
Again and again, thank you, Gurumayi.
I feel so much joy when I watch this greeting from Gurumayi unfold. It's as though ripples of delight and joy are beaming out and going straight to my heart, my family’s hearts, my neighbors’ hearts, the country, and the world. I am filled with infinite smiles!
Seasons Greetings to you, my beloved Gurumayi!
As I watched the lotus grow, sparkle, and unfold, I felt an unfamiliar kind of impatience bubbling up within. The music was so serene, so sweet, I advised myself to relax, to be patient, to stay with it until the end. And what an ending! Such a mystical experience! The brilliant flash of the Blue Pearl exploding both on screen and deep in my heart!
I offer gratitude for shaktipat
initiation, for the practices that continue to make transformation a way of life for me, and for the deep sweetness this holiday season holds for us all to share.
As I was watching this greeting, I felt immense love and gratitude for Gurumayi. A thought came to my mind about how loving our Guru is, wishing all of us well during each and every celebration, be it her birthday, Diwali, Thanksgiving, or the Holiday Season. It makes me feel that Gurumayi is uniting the whole world, making us understand that we all are one and connected. As she said in her talk Millions of Blissful Moments
, "One has become many."
This is so divine, so sweet, consoling, embracing, heart opening. It is a ray from Siddhaloka
. It illustrates for me the wish to grow, to come home.
Thank you, Gurumayi! And Season's Greetings to you, too!
Bad Hindelang, Germany
I feel such love and upliftment on opening the Season’s Greetings from Gurumayi. The sprouting expression of love and remembrance will carry me through the challenges of the day and brighten the holidays. The culminating shower of light pierced my heart with the rays of blessings that continue to come from my beloved Gurumayi!
Thank you, Gurumayi, for this sparkling greeting of love, and for always thinking of ways to make us happy.
New York, USA
This morning, as I started to view this image, it filled my heart with delicate tenderness, wonder, and the softness of pure love. Then, when I realized what it was—Gurumayi's pure love being sent out to all of us in this exquisite form—gratitude sprang forth within me. Again and again, I am awestruck by all that is given by Gurumayi and the Siddha Yoga path.
New Mexico, USA
As I watched the lotus grow and unfold, I became aware of how each of us grows, unfolds, and blossoms in our own season. This is a great journey we have all embarked on.
Thank you, Gurumayi, for the beautiful season's greetings card. I am happy to know you as my teacher.
New York, USA
There is nowhere the Guru is not. The petals opened into my soul and the love merged directly from the screen into my heart. What an amazing vehicle this website is for connecting us with the love within our own selves and the endless stream of love showered upon us by Gurumayi.
Thanks to you, Gurumayi.
Infinite sweetness streams from this delicate video. I feel the sense of wonder of a child, gratitude for my beloved Guru, and perfection all around me.
The unfolding rays of light and sound and love enfold me in an exquisite embrace.
Thank you, Gurumayi, for your greetings and your grace.
The Patch, Australia
This morning, as I shot up out of bed to open the Siddha Yoga path website (I do this every day), I was so pleased to see the sprouting good wishes reaching toward me. I thought of all of Gurumayi's greetings over the years. “I welcome you all with love and respect” resonates within me. I will repeat that today as I head to the subway for work. I look forward to all those I meet along the way.
New York, USA
When I saw the light on the water, it reminded me to walk lightheartedly through my sadhana
. I saw the opening of the lovely multicolored flower, and I was reminded of the virtues that are revealed as I contemplate.
Thank you, Gurumayi, for your loving good wishes and for the coming A Sweet Surprise
North Carolina, USA