Studying Gurumayi’s Message for 2014

Siddha Yogis Share Their Experiences

I Immersed Myself in the Sounds of the Chant

Recently I participated in a week-long Siddha Yoga Sadhana Retreat. During the retreat, I contemplated Gurumayi’s Message. This year I have been learning about sound, and how all sounds are born from the original unstruck sound, AUM.

The satsang hall where the retreat was held was in the middle of a busy city. During the meditation sessions, I found myself embracing the sounds coming into the hall from the street outside, considering them to be forms of AUM. Instead of distracting me as they used to, the sounds led me deep into my heart, where I felt still and vast.

During the final meditation, I was drawn inward to a very quiet place. After some time, I began to witness a buzzing or humming vibration resonating from the very core of myself. As I focused on this experience, I realized something amazing: with every exhalation, this vibration arose from my heart, and I became one with the universe, and with every inhalation, it receded back into my heart, and everything became one with me.

I knew I was experiencing Gurumayi’s Message: The soundless sound arises and subsides in the space of flawless quietude. As I came out of meditation, a feeling of pure joy washed over me and I thought, “I get it! I understand Gurumayi's Message!”

A Siddha Yogi from Utah, USA