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Birthday Bliss 2021

Birthday Wish

Birthday Bliss, the month of Gurumayi Chidvilasananda’s Birthday, has arrived. At Shree Muktananda Ashram, nature is celebrating. Trees are wearing their full cloak of fresh green leaves; flowers adorn shrubs and tiny plants. And, as you will see in the images above, dandelions are sprouting across the Ashram’s sacred grounds.

It is Gurumayi’s wish that each day of Birthday Bliss, everyone easily experience bliss. So that you may have a sweet entry, a doorway, into this experience, Gurumayi is inviting you to make a wish on these dandelions, as their feathery seeds scatter in the wind.

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My wish is that I attain the state of the Siddhas and that I experience and express the divine energy through my words and deeds while standing firm in the awareness that I am That. May I be a blessing wherever I go, and to everyone I meet. May I live in and experience the Guru’s love at all times.

California, United States

I wished to resolve a conflict with a beloved family member, so that we could experience the love we’d known so well before. I wished to share once more the joy of the Self, which had begun to feel distant in this relationship.

On the morning of Gurumayi’s Birthday, I had a dream. Gurumayi gave me a beautiful book entitled Prapya: Ecstatic Dancing. The cover scintillated with colors. I looked up the meaning of the word prapya and learned that it meant “attainable, destined” in Sanskrit. This made me feel so much hope.

Two days later I had the opportunity to address the conflict with my family member. By that evening, it felt resolved. In the days that followed, I’ve been inspired to dance ecstatically. I am thankful for Gurumayi’s blessings and grace, which gave me the courage to address and resolve a deep sorrow and transform it into bliss.

Illinois, United States

My wish is that everyone recognize their own divine nature, which is love, peace, and joy.

Hermosillo, Mexico

May all beings feel the warmth of love and joy in their hearts and the peaceful strength and certainty of the Self. May all beings marvel at the beauty that surrounds them. May all beings live in peace and unity.

Samara, Costa Rica

I wish that I may always receive with an open heart whatever Gurumayi has to give me and teach me. I wish that I may utilize my whole self to implement Gurumayi’s teachings, and to embody her love and compassion. I wish that whatever I am able to offer to God and Gurumayi each day will nourish, uplift, and protect all living beings on Earth. And may humans work together around the globe to overcome the enemies of the heart, to respect and care for each other, and to live in blissful peace.

Oregon, United States

May everyone with whom I come in contact feel the immense grace and love of Gurumayi through me.

Virginia, United States

My wish is that the divine power of honesty travel around the world, along with love and understanding.

New York, United States

My wish is to serve my Guru.

Barcelona, Spain

This is my wish: may every human being find a benevolent and divine refuge for their body, mind, heart, and soul; may all animals be loved, protected, and understood; may Mother Nature receive our heartfelt gratitude and our steadfast support to bring forth her healing and well-being; and may everyone live in peace, harmony, and solidarity on our beautiful planet Earth, and make it a joyful world that generations to come can discover.

Québec, Canada

My wish is to always be connected to the Guru’s Heart. From this space I will have a heightened and attentive awareness to think and act in virtuous ways. The world I live in will then be a kinder place.

West Virginia, United States

May we all have the strong will, the wisdom, and the perseverance to move steadily towards the highest dharma and love for one another.  May we cultivate and nurture the Guru’s grace and become pure vehicles of that grace in this world.

Maryland, United States

I wish that the minds of human beings might wake up and recognize and befriend the presence of the heart within themselves. I wish for the minds of all people to explore with enthusiastic curiosity the great richness of the heart and to experience its unconditional love, its creative intelligence, and its unlimited freedom.

Unterlangenegg, Switzerland

In this auspicious month, I wish for the Siddha Yoga path that all the seeds would land on fertile ground and grow in a pleasant climate. For Siddha Yogis I wish the virtues, virtuosity and bliss, well-being, ease and freedom. For humanity I wish good health, security, and peace, and to live in the care of benevolent, honest leaders. And for myself, I wish for purification, that all veils may disappear and all desires fade away—but not the desire to serve my beloved Guru

Hindelang, Germany

My first wish is to become closer to my Self, to get to know it intimately. I wish to recognize and feel love for my Self’s virtues. I long to see that my Self is the same as the Guru’s Self, and to feel as much love for it as I do for my Guru. I believe that having this wish fulfilled will give me the ability to see divinity in others and share my love with the world.

My second wish is that all people everywhere would have similar wishes to mine, and that all of these wishes would come true.

California, United States

My wish is that all people meet one another with innocent and polite hearts!

Porta Jardine, Mexico

My wish is for delicate seeds of bliss to float into the lives of all beings and grow exponentially.
May everyone experience Birthday Bliss!

California, United States

I’m having a most blissful Birthday Bliss month. My wish is to experience the ubiquitous love of the Self in every moment—to know love, be love, and always act from love.

Illinois, United States

I am deeply grateful for Gurumayi’s wish for us during Birthday Bliss, and I receive her wish and invitation with great love and humility.

My first wish on Gurumayi’s Birthday is that all the people of India may experience the bliss of healing and recovery from COVID-19 and any other illness. My second wish is that we all may find our way to implement vandanyata in in our professions and vocations, choosing the spirit of contribution over competition. Third, I wish that we may all find the courage, strength, and compassion to see and respect the divinity within those who appear to be different from us and to move beyond the snares of worldly illusion to become better human beings. And finally, I wish that the leaders of the world be so touched by the virtue of vandanyata that the entire world may be transformed into a place where experiencing bliss, peace, compassion, and love becomes a natural matter of fact.

New York, United States

I am very grateful to have had the good fortune of meeting Gurumayi and spending time in her Ashram. I wish that everyone would have access to the Guru’s wisdom, and that they would also value and take care of our beautiful, bountiful planet. I also wish that everyone will use their allotted time on earth positively, creatively, and productively.

North Haven, Australia

As a young girl many years ago, I yearned to know God. Where was God? Who was God? Would I ever experience God? That was my most intimate wish.

I looked in many places. And then one day, Gurumayi came into my life, not in any form I was expecting, but in the most illuminating experience of my heart. There she was, the divine presence who had been within me all those years. Gurumayi is the wish, and the revelation, always.

Oregon, United States

I wish that I may always stay connected, heart to heart, with my Guru so that my will can be strong and sweet at the same time, and my actions guided by good feelings and the virtues.

San Giorgio a Cremano, Italy

When I walk in the world and dwell in my heart, an easeful, warm, radiating bliss of love naturally fills my whole being with delight. My wish is that I may continually return to this inexhaustable font of nectar and share it with all I encounter. Then I become Gurumayi's love in my part of the world!

California, United States

I am so grateful to Gurumayi for her wish that “everyone easily experience bliss” during this month of Birthday Bliss. As I looked at the photos of dandelions in Shree Muktananda Ashram, I made my intention to experience bliss. I kept repeating to myself: I will experience bliss. I have the strength to choose bliss. I will allow my vision to be expanded with bliss.

As I did so, I visualized the seeds of my wishes being blown by the wind and finding the perfect place to land. I felt my intentions taking root and becoming strong, so that this wish to experience bliss will keep growing in the months and year ahead.

Goa, India

Like the seeds of the dandelion, may the seeds of the Guru's unbounded grace spread abundantly to every part of our world. May those seeds take root, grow, and regenerate—spreading the Guru's grace to all beings and to the earth itself.  
For the great joy it would bring to my heart, may I play a role in that spreading and sowing. 

Maryland, United States

My wish: may the love in our hearts e-x-p-a-n-d!

California, United States

Having received Gurumayi’s wish that we experience daily bliss during Birthday Bliss month, I have been reading the commentaries on the virtues with that in mind. I saw that each day I can learn about the virtue of that day, and make a wish for that virtue to infuse my thinking. Then, with that wish in mind, I saw that, according to the Upanishadic teaching in the first image, that wish will permeate my will and impel my actions accordingly. This practice is helping me with my overall goal to have my actions come from my center of pure “I” awareness. Then I do experience the bliss of oneness with the Divine.

California, United States

My wish is to know my own inner Self and to experience the bliss of my inner Self. May I maintain the self-effort and cherish my Guru's grace that will, together, help me attain that goal.

Maryland, United States

My wish is one I am borrowing from Baba—for this world to be filled with saints. I see that for this to come true, it must start with me. So I am committing myself to cultivating the consistent awareness that God, Guru, and the great Self are alive within me. By practicing mantra japa throughout the day, I feel I can nurture my intention and remember that I carry the Guru’s grace with me wherever I go.
May we all experience the blazing light of the Divine within.

Ocean Shores, Australia

I wish to forever experience pure love and express radiant gratitude for my beloved Gurumayi, for the sacred path of Siddha Yoga, for the yearning for liberation, and for each moment of the astonishing miracle of human life on this magnificent planet.

Colorado, United States

My wish is to be ever grateful for the blessing to know the Guru, to be able to access her words on the Siddha Yoga path website, and to feel her protection, grace, and abundant love in my life. I would like my life to reflect the wisdom and instruction I have received from the Guru on how to live a dharmic life and attain liberation.

New York, United States