Inspired by reading what others have shared, today I decided to take a fresh look at the Message Artwork. I’m so happy I did.
I, too, sensed the central part of the Artwork pulsating in rhythm with my breath. This took me to a peaceful, still, stable—and yet remarkably vibrant—center inside.
As I looked at the background colors and the pulsating, star-like center of the yantra,
I felt a new confidence that I could integrate all the colors of my life’s activities into one creative and harmonious whole.
Later, when I encountered distractions, I brought myself back to my experience of the Artwork and allowed it to re-center me in my quiet, vital center.
a Siddha Yogi from Ohio, USA
During the last satsang
at our local Siddha Yoga Meditation Center, we meditated on the Message Artwork. While gazing at it, I focused on what looked to me like a red jewel at the center, radiating energy in all directions. That energy seemed not only to radiate outward, but to be returning to and merging with the center, the jewel. And then I saw the jewel pulsating—like a heart.
When I closed my eyes in meditation, I visualized the Artwork and felt as if I was entering into it and finding warmth and comfort. Later, as we chanted Om Namah Shivaya
, I was filled with love.
From this experience, I have realized that my purpose in coming to satsang
again and again, year after year, is to feel this love. This love has been nourishing me and helping me to grow.
Thank you, Gurumayi!
a Siddha Yogi from Garges-lès-Gonesse, France
The first time I studied the yantra, I noticed how the shading and shapes gently swept my eye to the central point, the red dot. My eyes rested on this point and radiant light emerged—like white sunbeams. Then I saw Gurumayi appear from the center of the light, with a radiant smile. This experience was a profound reminder for me that Gurumayi’s state permeates everything she gives us.
I understood that everything we
create is an embodiment of the care we put into it. This experience and realization has inspired me to take one of my long-term art projects to a deeper level and care sweetly and lovingly for each detail, so the art will be an embodiment of love.
a Siddha Yogi from Illinois, USA
When I saw Gurumayi’s Message Artwork, it just took my breath away. I felt, this is not just an artwork; it is much more than that! For me, it is a great blessing that gives me protection, warmth, guidance, and a lot of love! I feel so loved by Gurumayi and the Siddhas. This bond is an enormous help in my life.
Thank you, thank you!
a Siddha Yogi from Thun, Switzerland
I experience the Message Artwork yantra as the Guru—an eternal beam of light that represents the Truth, permeating everything.
The more I have its darshan
, the more the yantra awakens in me a knowing on increasingly deeper levels. Throughout the day, when alone or when interacting with people, I am more often experiencing bliss and clarity.
Through contemplation of the Artwork, my spiritual practices have been infused with renewed energy.
a Siddha Yogi from Washington, USA
My first experience of Gurumayi's Message Artwork was seeing that the yantra seems to be traveling as if covering all distances at once. The very soft light emanating from the yantra seemed to me like the winter sun—healing and approachable, comforting. The yantra seems to move in and out like a dome made of pure gold, both fixed in place and traveling in space and time. I found its ruby center very beautiful, and am touched by the soft radiance that seems to give life to and sustain the image.
a Siddha Yogi from Florida, USA
When I was viewing Gurumayi‘s beautiful Message Artwork, I noticed that it felt so alive, like a living being. It seemed to pulsate and radiate love and light. It seemed to reach out to me.
I closed my eyes and welcomed this beautiful gift. I experienced the Message Artwork still pulsating and radiating love and light as it seemed to hover over me, looking for a place to settle. It hovered over my head and then landed like a soft flower petal in the middle of my chest.
I felt as though my being accepted the Artwork and integrated it into my existence. I felt love and light streaming out of my heart, and within I heard Gurumayi saying, “Share this love.”
Thank you, Gurumayi, for this inner guidance.
a Siddha Yogi from Bern, Switzerland
I look at Gurumayi’s Message Artwork.
I close my eyes.
I see the image as my heart.
The Artwork is a mirror of my heart.
a Siddha Yogi from California, USA
My first experience of Gurumayi's Message Artwork for 2018 was its beautiful and powerful presence, exuding peace and healing vibrations. I felt like I could dive right into the center of the yantra and rest there for a very long time.
Meditating on the yantra is truly extraordinary. I can feel the healing rays of the sun through the yantra
energizing me from deep within. All the colors enliven my being as the ruby center and the golden rays enter my heart and mind, bringing a deep sense of peace and tranquility.
I have this beautiful yantra
planted in my memory, and the experience of it in my heart—I can call it forth at any time.
a Siddha Yogi from New York, USA
Today, after my hatha yoga
practice, I had the idea of contemplating Gurumayi´s Message Artwork for 2018 to enter meditation.
Later, I opened the Siddha Yoga path website and, to my surprise, I saw Swami ji´s invitation to contemplate the Message Artwork and meditate afterwards.
I am amazed at the connection that my heart and mind have with Gurumayi´s Message for this year.
a Siddha Yogi from Heidelberg, Germany
I contemplated the yantra in Gurumayi's Message Artwork for 2018, and then I meditated. During meditation, I perceived a radiant light in the center of my heart. And I felt at peace with the fact of being a human, with thoughts, feelings, and a physical body. I felt free. I felt alive and happy. Rather than perceiving my thoughts, feelings, and physical body as obstacles to the experience of the One, I felt that God was alive through
Thank you, Gurumayi, for your love and your endless blessings. I am really grateful for this experience.
a Siddha Yogi from Sherbrooke, Canada
Viewing Gurumayi’s Message Artwork for 2018 makes me so happy. The luminous colors and golden sun in the middle radiate joy!
For several months now I have been in the habit of going outside to allow the rays of the morning sun to penetrate my being, and this beautiful yantra reminds me of taking in the warmth of the sun and viewing all the colors of nature that come to life by its light-energy.
Thank you, Gurumayi, for this incredible gift.
a Siddha Yogi from Illinois, USA
As I focused on the point at the center of the yantra in Gurumayi's Message Artwork, my mind began to create the image of a home with a fireplace in the center. Continuing to focus on the central point, I realized, I do
live in this house—I am that point at the center. As I continued to focus, the entire yantra came alive with movement and it glowed, except for the point at the center, which remained still and clear.
Wow! Happy New Year!
a Siddha Yogi from Colorado, USA