Gurumayi’s Intention for Season’s Greetings 2014

By Swami Akhandananda
December 25, 2014

In 2011, at Gurumayi’s request, the SYDA Foundation Trustees established the Siddha Yoga path website as a primary means for the dissemination of the Siddha Yoga teachings. The new direction for the website was launched with the celebration of Birthday Bliss.

In 2012, visitors to the Siddha Yoga path website received Season’s Greetings from Gurumayi. It was Gurumayi’s vision, Gurumayi’s creation, and a tangible expression of Gurumayi’s love for all. You may remember the colored stones with words of wisdom in different languages, with international symbols and images—such as the conch. The stones were submerged beneath the running water of the stream, with the melodious sounds of birds singing in the background.

In 2013, the tradition of Gurumayi’s Season’s Greetings continued. You may remember the soft pastel colors of the charming lotus that unfolded delicately, petal by petal, while resting on a serene lake. This Season’s Greetings culminated in a cascade of white fireworks.

Each time people encounter Gurumayi’s Season’s Greetings, they are deeply touched by both the beauty and Gurumayi’s intention, which emerge from every color, every word, every symbol, every sound, and every movement.

This year, 2014—what can I say? Already I have read on the Siddha Yoga path website and heard from many people their amazing experiences of Gurumayi’s Season’s Greetings. One word that was echoed by many is “magic.” This year’s Season’s Greetings from Gurumayi is magical.

Although Gurumayi has her own specific intention for the Season’s Greetings when she gives her vision and guidance to artists to implement, she likes for people to share their own experiences and insights of the greeting. Generally speaking, each word, each color, and each image has its own impact on each person. Gurumayi appreciates hearing the diverse and unique ways that people receive and engage with the Season’s Greetings.

This year, Gurumayi requested that her intention for one of the elements of the Season’s Greetings be shared with everyone.

The circle of flames represents Gurumayi’s arms and the golden flame in the center represents Gurumayi’s hands, brought together in the beautiful gesture of Namaste. This gesture means “I honor the divine light within you.” As the golden flame expands and extends outward, Gurumayi’s hands turn into pure light and touch your heart as you view the greeting. In this way you receive Gurumayi’s good wishes and grace.

On Gurumayi’s behalf, I wish you a happy new year!