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The experience of reading Gurumayi’s exquisite and deeply moving poem on Mother's Day was like being showered with strength, kindness, and support. The beautiful stream of flower petals in the visual prepared my heart and soul to read the healing words within the poem.
There wasn't a word or phrase that didn't enter me and speak to the aching moments I’ve been feeling. Every word oriented me toward the light of my Self. I read these enlivened words aloud so I could receive and give their blessings all at the same time, by filling the environment around me with each word’s blessings. I felt empowered, known, and loved, and able to be a beacon of the Guru’s light in every moment.
To be a mother is to open my eyes so I can see and guide, to open my ears so I can be alert, to open my heart so I can give where needed. This poem is a true friend of the heart, helping me lean into the ever-present presence of the Mother, which emboldens me.
South Yarra, Australia
I am immensely grateful to be living the constant miracle of having the love and the protection of such a Guru in my life! This poem is a gift of great love and protection for us, like the sweetest and most loving of all mothers, more bountiful than nature itself. Gurumayi’s generosity moves my entire being.
As I read the poem, I felt her teachings and her presence, profoundly human, profoundly motherly, providing nourishment and healing as a life promise, as a sacred bond and an embrace that are unfailingly present now and always in my life.
My beloved Guru instills and revives in me the roots of self-confidence, courage, and good will. Just as a child is forever in debt to his mother for the life she gave him, I am forever in debt to Gurumayi for having awakened me to myself, to life, and to the love of my very being.
As I write, my heart is full and my being is sweetened and strengthened. This poem is a powerful jewel. For me it describes love and is full of love. And it defines for me what true nurturance is. I know this poem will stay with me, guiding me in how to offer love, especially when I feel overwhelmed by the struggles of my loved ones. As a mother I feel acknowledged, instructed, and truly blessed by Gurumayi's words. I am deeply thankful.
This exquisite poem so describes my physical mother for me. No matter what my choices have brought me, whether joy or sadness, my mother has stood by my side, picked me up when I needed it, cautioned me, cajoled me, celebrated with me. She is so much my heart!
My mother the universe, etched into my heart, does the same thing. She stands with me in every moment, offering me the opportunity to experience the love and the sorrow of being on this earth, reminding me to open to greater knowledge and truth, and to experience my life on earth from the innermost depths of who I am, connected to the infinite light of all that is.
I am grateful for both mothers. They have changed and continue to change my life immeasurably.
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