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Gurumayi's Message for 2014

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While listening to Gurumayi’s voice during A Sweet Surprise satsang, I felt powerful energy in my body. I was inspired to make the effort to go deeper in my sadhana. Over the past year, holding Gurumayi’s Message in my awareness, I have gone deeper; I am now doing all the practices regularly.
Thank you, Gurumayi ji!

Gozaria, India

While I was dancing in a dancing saptah, I experienced Gurumayi’s Message, Turn Inward Meditate Easefully. I was dancing so powerfully, and the chant had gone straight into my head and was in there almost forever. As I was dancing, I felt myself beginning to close my eyes, and I felt that I was beginning to fall into meditation. So I opened my eyes. Then even though I was dancing, it seemed like a sort of meditation, because it was so powerful.

And then, when it was time to stop dancing and meditate, I fell so deeply into meditation. When the gong rang, I did not want to come out of meditation. Then, what I did was I took a breath, said Gurumayi’s Message, and opened my eyes. I fully experienced the joy and power of the meditation and dancing saptah.
Thank you, Gurumayi.

an eight-year-old Siddha Yogi from California, USA

As I remember and feel the energy of Gurumayi’s Message, I seem to keep going deeper and deeper within during meditation. My inner focus is like an arrow released from a taut bow, moving deftly on its path to the intended target. The blissful energy accompanying this movement is sweet and delicious.

How the Guru showers us with inner riches! What greater love is there than this? I am bathed in the energy of the Guru’s grace. Where else would I ever wish to be? 

New Jersey, USA

Last year I experienced a very difficult and stormy period in my life. After hearing Gurumayi's Message for 2015, I came to the realization that had I been more connected with my inner Self, I would have experienced the situation differently. Furthermore, I understood that it is time for me to strengthen my practice of meditation in order to increase my ability to weather these storms, if and when they present themselves.

London, United Kingdom

Out of all the Siddha Yoga practices, I used to find meditation the most challenging. But now, just one month after receiving Gurumayi's Message for 2015, I am able to meditate with much greater ease, and I have observed that this practice is creating a lot of positive reverberations, in and around me.

Thank you, Gurumayi, for this remarkable Message.

Thane, India

Receiving Gurumayi’s Message brought into sharp focus an understanding that events in my personal life have been bringing to my awareness—and that is, I need to be vigilant about the way I spend my time on this Earth. Gurumayi’s Message has raised my level of commitment once again to stay ever-mindful of, and ever-faithful to, my dharma as a human being—to stay connected to, and know, my own inner Self.
I am eternally grateful to be walking this royal road. I pranam to you, Shri Gurumayi, with love, reverence, and boundless gratitude.

Virginia, USA

I love to meditate, but sometimes I make it hard for myself, expecting the state of meditation to come immediately. During the month of December, I prayed to Gurumayi to be able to move more easily into meditation. So I was very happy to hear her words as she gave us the Message, and therefore her blessings for the practice of meditation.
A few days after New Year’s Day, I had a wonderful experience. Often, as I am coming out of meditation, I’ve felt sadness about having to leave that state of protection and silence. But on that day, as I emerged from meditation, there was still a deep connection to the heart—and I rested there the whole day. The mantra arose again and again, like waves, and I felt connected to my strength and love. All day long, I was connected with this deep inner source. Everything was perfect.
Thank you, Gurumayi, for your grace. I have learned and experienced a new understanding of what meditation can be.

Radolfzell am Bodensee, Germany

I have noticed that there are nine syllables in Gurumayi’s Message, Turn Inward Meditate Easefully. A japa mala has a multiple of nine beads, and I have been repeating the Message with my breath in meditation, and also while walking. "Turn inward" acknowledges that my attention is usually focused outwardly, and it is a gentle reminder to connect with my heart. "Meditate easefully" is a very compassionate phrase, which allows me to just relax into meditation.
Practicing the Message in this way also takes me back to the feeling I experienced in A Sweet Surprise satsang, being with Gurumayi.

Melbourne, Australia

As soon as I read Gurumayi’s Message for 2015, I realized how important my daily meditation is for me. It is the moment in which I meet the Lord, where I can enter a space of love that transforms my perception of the world. It is wonderful!

Rosario, Argentina

When I opened the page with the words of Gurumayi’s Message, my attention was immediately captured by the first letters of each word that together form the word TIME.

I understood that this is the time to meditate, time to give attention to our sadhana, and to move forward on our spiritual journey.

Thank you, Gurumayi, for the gift of all the teachings you give us every year.

Albano Laziale, Italy

I have not yet been able to participate in A Sweet Surprise, but for the past week, I have suddenly awakened at 5 a.m. I keep getting the strong urge to meditate at this hour. Now, after seeing the words of Gurumayi’s Message, without having heard them directly, I feel that Gurumayi has given me the Message internally. I have been prompted to turn inside and meditate, at an hour when I'm usually asleep.

Thank you, Gurumayi, for this Message and for this connection.

New York, USA

When I sat down for meditation, I lovingly held onto the words of Gurumayi's Message, Turn Inward Meditate Easefully, as my intention, which had been imbued with the Guru’s grace. Repeating the mantra So'ham, I let the rhythm of my breath carry me to this immense inner sky, a place of stillness within.

During this meditation, I experienced a sensation of coolness in the crown of my head. I felt as though my whole body were being bathed in a shower of cool moonbeams. And from above, I heard the sound of clear bells—how exquisite!

Thank you with all my heart, Gurumayi.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Participating in A Sweet Surprise satsang has had a tremendous impact on me. It has given me new insights and new understandings about the mind and meditation.

When I first learned to meditate, I was taught to see my thoughts as the Witness. But during A Sweet Surprise satsang, this teaching became alive for me. I began to understand that all my thoughts and feelings are nothing but the play of Atman, the Self. This has changed my state. I have become quiet and very peaceful. Now my meditations have become quite deep. Thoughts do arise but they are very few, like scattered clouds in the vast sky. They no longer disturb me, so now I can meditate easily. I am changed.

Thank you, Gurumayi. I will make a full effort to implement this teaching when I am offering seva and in my day-to-day life also.

a Gurukula student from Gurudev Siddha Peeth

I love that Gurumayi's Message, so beautifully presented online, is available to be read in different languages, including Dutch, which is spoken where my daughter lives. I am going to ask her and my son-in-law and grandson to go on the website and read the Message in Dutch. I know they will experience a blessing just seeing the beautiful way the Message appears in the language of their country.
Thank you, Gurumayi, for all your blessings for me and my family.

New York, USA

During the satsang on January 1, my meditation was very deep and serene.   In my daily life, because my body is dealing with a long-term illness, I sometimes find myself becoming frustrated and close to tears. But now, when I remember the words of Gurumayi’s Message, Turn Inward Meditate Easefully, my body and mind relax and I move into a much better state. Gurumayi’s Message and her grace save me from a downward spiral. This Message is significant for all times of the day.

Gurumayi, thank you for another beautiful and supportive Message.

New York, USA

I wanted a way to remember Gurumayi’s Message. Now, seeing the acronym, I thought, “How fantastic!” I now easily remember the exact words of the Message. I say them before I start meditation, and the vibrations of the Message make meditation easy.
Thank you so much, Gurumayi.

Connecticut, USA

Gurumayi’s sweet and profound Message has so powerfully entered my heart. With each inhalation and exhalation, Kundalini Shakti supports my japa and beckons me to stay a moment and savor the stillness.
Thank you, Gurumayi.

New York, USA

As I gazed upon the words of Gurumayi's Message, my mind's eye saw the first letter of each word: TIME. I have come to understand that Gurumayi’s Message holds the key to my passage through time as smoothly and easily as possible: constantly turning within.

Thank you, Gurumayi.

a Siddha Yoga from California, USA

In A Sweet Surprise satsang, Gurumayi talked at length about time. Early the next morning, as my mind started exploring Gurumayi’s Message, I observed that the first letter of each word in the Message, Turn Inward Meditate Easefully, formed the word TIME.

From then on, when I think of Gurumayi’s Message, I also think of time. Through this awareness, I am experiencing a shift in my relationship with time. My tendency to rush has started to ease. There is a kind of inner energy that impels me to meditate, and I find my awareness turning inside throughout the day. I feel joy and happiness within me.

Thank you, Gurumayi.

Bangalore, India

When I saw Gurumayi's Message for 2015 unfolding on the beautiful blue banner, I first wondered why all the four words start with a capital letter. But then I saw the capital letters forming the word TIME. So I suppose the Message might convey another teaching: to value time. I will do so.

Katzenbach, Germany

I just noticed the word that appears with the first letter of each golden word of the Message. It is magical, like a secret key on the deep and delicate blue silk that delivers a message hidden in the Message!

It has been true for me that since A Sweet Surprise satsang, a sacred space in time has opened up for me to study and practice Gurumayi’s Message each day. I seem to have time—more time to meditate.

Thank you, Gurumayi, for your teaching. I am fascinated by your divine play.

Montreal, Canada

After the beautiful satsang with Gurumayi, I felt delighted and joyful. I also noticed that time seemed to be literally slowing down, and I marveled at this gift from Gurumayi. I wondered how it related to the words I heard in Gurumayi's talk.

It was not until the moment when I saw the exquisite Message displayed on the website that I realized Gurumayi was teaching us about time from the start to the finish of A Sweet Surprise. Thank you, Gurumayi! Thank you for your guidance and your love and your protection.

Washington, USA

When I practice Gurumayi’s Message at any time of day or night, I clearly see how time is truly working in my favor, as a good friend, and how it works with me to accomplish the very best for my life and my sadhana.

Thank you, Gurumayi, for A Sweet Surprise and for your blessings to continue my sadhana with zeal and enthusiasm.

Melbourne, Australia

Just before Gurumayi gave her Message for 2015 in A Sweet Surprise satsang, I felt my awareness slip effortlessly into the inner space of the Self. And when Gurumayi said the words of her Message, they were like a soft, soothing liquid pouring over my awareness. In that moment I had the recognition that as I heard and understood her words intellectually, the shakti of those words was simultaneously giving me an experience of her Message beyond the intellect. In receiving Gurumayi’s Message, I was drawn deep inside, and I had the most serene meditation I can remember.

In that brief experience, I could feel a shift—a rededication to my sadhana. That moment of precious meditation was imprinted in me with so much power and sweetness; I could already see its effect on me and how I would act on my renewed dedication. I was filled with gratitude—gratitude to spend New Year’s Day sitting at the feet of my Guru, receiving such transformational guidance.

Virginia, USA

Recently, as I sat down for a short meditation to begin my hatha yoga practice, Gurumayi’s Message arose from within me like a mantra. It filled my entire being with a sweet peace and stillness. It was as if I had received the Message again in that moment. I felt that the entirety of A Sweet Surprise satsang had just taken place again inside me. I meditated easily with the new understanding that I hold the Universal Hall within me, and that satsang is always taking place there.

What a blessing! The Self, the highest truth, is so accessible! Thank you, Gurumayi!

New York, USA

Gurumayi’s Message is so rich and peaceful that meditation comes naturally. As I chant the Message like a mantra, I feel the presence of my Guru.

Thank you, Gurumayi.

New York, USA

Last November, I thought about what my New Year's resolution would be, and naturally the following words came into my mind—“to meditate more and deepen my meditations.” I knew in my heart that Gurumayi's Message for 2015 would be on the theme of meditation.

What a satsang! I felt suffused with Gurumayi's love and grace in each moment, and the meditation at the end of the satsang was so powerful that at one point all I could see was shimmering blue light in front of my closed eyes.

Thank you, Gurumayi, for your grace and immense love.

London, United Kingdom

Since receiving Gurumayi’s Message for 2015, I have been meditating every morning. The last several days, I have been meditating with a lot of attention to my breath, drawing in deep breaths and exhaling long. It has helped me to move into a relaxed meditation. I am noticing that there seems to be less tension in my back and I am breathing more fully.

During the day, I’ve continued to consciously breathe and mentally repeat the mantra. After doing this for several days, I have noticed myself feeling lighter and happier.

Thank you, Gurumayi.

Massachusetts, USA

As I look for the first time at the golden letters of Gurumayi's Message on the blue background, my attention is immediately pulled into a quiet space within. What a blessing! I realize that Gurumayi’s words carry her powerful, compassionate, loving intention for me to have the experience of their meaning. As I relish this exquisite state, I feel that I want to participate again as soon as possible in A Sweet Surprise satsang so that I can continue to engage with the Message and further unveil its subtleties.

Rome, Italy

Yesterday, Gurumayi’s Message, Turn Inward Meditate Easefully, manifested for me in a way I did not anticipate. My thoughts were somewhat agitated and all of a sudden, the Message popped into my awareness. I had the experience that even in the midst of daily activities, I could take time to apply the Message. It reminded me that the Guru's grace is always present. I just have to remember to turn toward it.

Connecticut, USA

Thank you, Gurumayi, for the special and blissful gift of A Sweet Surprise. It has been my longing for many years to meditate with ease. On the morning of New Year’s Day, I found inner stillness for a long time in my meditation. Every day since then, I have been able to sit for a much longer and more silent meditation. I remember Gurumayi’s meditation instructions in the satsang and they lead me very deep inside.

I will be participating in the satsang again. Thank you, Gurumayi, for this blessed year of meditation.

Dombivli, India

Ever since taking A Sweet Surprise satsang with Gurumayi on January 1, I have noticed that my meditations are very peaceful and deep. I can sit easily for any length of time and feel my body settling into a comfortable and relaxed state.

Iowa, USA

During A Sweet Surprise satsang, when Gurumayi started to guide us into meditation, I was paying attention to each word, visualizing what Gurumayi said. Then I found myself in meditation so easily, so sweetly. I experienced exquisite meditation!

It's a new beginning for me! A promise of more sweet meditations for the year ahead! I say that it is unusual for me because, for years, meditation has been quite challenging for me.

At the end of the satsang, I felt so content and so grateful that I was crying.

Paris, France

Since receiving Gurumayi’s Message for 2015 in A Sweet Surprise satsang, I have been experiencing a simply easeful relationship with my meditation practice. I am waking up in the morning with ease, sitting for meditation with ease, and am feeling deeply nourished and held by the grace of our beloved Guru.

I feel so blessed to have this knowledge and to receive these pure teachings in the midst of our complex world.

Thank you so much, Gurumayi.

Mullumbimby, Australia

The morning after participating in A Sweet Surprise satsang, I sat for meditation. I repeated Gurumayi's Message like a mantra. I was enveloped in the experience of meditation. It felt as if Gurumayi's Message had actually given me the gift of easeful meditation. I sat for a longer time than usual, and I felt submerged in bliss.

Thank you, Gurumayi.  I am looking forward to a year of deep, easeful meditation.

Gold Coast, Australia