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I love this beautiful poem. Motherhood has been my saving grace. Those two young witnesses were always watching—how could I not be the absolute best I could be?
I’m so grateful for the Siddha Yoga teachings that have given me the tools to become that.
Connecticut, United States
I felt so treasured and nurtured as I read Gurumayi's beautiful poem.
I have children and grandchildren, and I've started raising butterflies. My kids now call me the butterfly mom, a term of endearment that I feel illustrates exactly what I understood from Gurumayi’s poem—that there are many ways to mother, and mothering is natural to all who provide care.
Thank you, Gurumayi, for your lovely and loving poem.
First I read, then paused and contemplated this sublime poem. I feel I have been learning to love more truly this year—through love that emerges from the love of the Self.
As I opened myself to the meaning of the poem, I sensed that a newborn child was about to be born within my heart. I felt that this child was being born into endless love--into nurturing, protecting, wise love.
I see this renewal bringing blessings to me and to everyone I am connected with.
This poem lights me up from the inside out.
I have raised my children guided by my Guru’s poetry, her songs, her teachings. I love being a mother because I know, through my Guru’s guidance, how to enter a sweet nurturing space that determines my actions.
Thank you for your poem, Gurumayi. I would love to see a world in which every heart has the opportunity to be touched by the light and grace of your words.
South Yarra, Australia
When reading Gurumayi's poem, I feel an abundant flow of love, light, and blessings of grace coming upon me and all the mothers on Earth and in creation. My heart is moved to the very core by Gurumayi’s love.
Thank you, beloved Gurumayi!
Happy Mother's Day to you, over and again.
Villa Victoria, Mexico
Reading this poem is like taking a pause and connecting with my true Self.
I have been a mother for six years. Bringing up my child with vigilance and care has become my primary focus and act of service.
Sometimes I wonder if I’m doing enough to nurture my son. After reading this poem, I'm inspired to acknowledge my efforts. I can see that each day, I pray and put forth the effort to be a great mother.
This poem has also encouraged me to look after my son with love and gentle discipline.
I am grateful to my own mother who gave birth to me so that I have the blessing to serve the Guru in this life.
I am grateful for Gurumayi’s love that keeps supporting me, protecting me, and guiding me.
Over the years I’ve come to realize that the depth and breadth of my mother’s unconditional love for me is much like that of the Goddess Durga, who grants happiness and takes away suffering.
Even when my mother didn’t respond in the way I wanted her to, I later realized she was acting for my highest good and protection or teaching me a valuable lesson.
When I contemplate how much love and support she’s given me, my heart is filled with appreciation and humility for the gift of a good life.
Now that she’s in her late 80s, I have the opportunity to show my unconditional love by helping her. In this way, I hope I’m able to give back to my mother the sweet feelings she offered me.
Thank you for honoring our mothers, Gurumayi, and for giving me this path of the Heart.
What a blessing to receive these words from Shri Gurumayi on this day when my wife gave birth to a baby boy!
Thank you, Shri Gurumayi, for this precious gift!
For me, Gurumayi’s powerful words resonate with the understanding that every human being can carry the feeling of motherhood in his or her heart. As I study this poem, my understanding of the immeasurable value of motherhood continues to expand. Looking after my surroundings, people, nature, and my household—all these actions reveal the qualities of a nurturing heart and the strong bond of motherhood.
Thank you, Gurumayi, for your compassionate teaching.
Bedfordview-Gauteng, South Africa
I have come to know Shri Kundalini Shakti,
which has been awakened by Guru’s grace, as the Divine Mother. Shri Guru has taught me how to nurture this divine energy through the practices.
Thank you, Gurumayi, Baba, and Bade Baba.
The love, intention, wisdom, and generosity of this poem flooded my entire being and gave me a new understanding of Mother's Day. I will no longer limit my perception of this day, as one when I receive phone calls and flowers from my far-flung adult children, but I will recognize it as a day to review and renew my commitment to cultivate the qualities of motherhood that Gurumayi so beautifully articulated.
Thank you, Gurumayi, for reminding me of the kind of mother I want to be for my children.
I am a mother, and I have no words to express my deep and profound gratitude for Gurumayi's magnificent dedication to all the mothers of the world.
Never have I felt so deeply understood, loved, and esteemed. I feel honored to have on my head the crown of my Guru's limitless love and appreciation. I'll never forget this day.
Thank you so much, Gurumayi. I bow to you with all my love.
What a gift this poem is. For me, it captures the essence of what being a mother is like. I wept while reading the blessing from the Guru.
Being a mother is definitely not always an easy job, and sometimes one might feel invisible and unappreciated. But the beautiful poem makes me feel that motherhood is the greatest service one could offer. It is a reminder that each step, each challenge, each joy, and each moment should be approached with a pure heart.
Thank you, Gurumayi, for these beautiful words at exactly the right moment.
I used to think that because I never physically gave birth that I wasn't a 'mother.' But now, over these many years, I have realized that I am
a mother because Gurumayi and Baba have shown me that it's what you give, what you offer back to the world, to the Earth and to humanity, that makes one a mother—helping loved ones grow and nurturing them with care and love.
Thank you, Gurumayi. Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers of the world!
New Mexico, USA
Each word of this poem is so powerful. I am able to connect with my essence—my Heart. Reading this poem, the image that comes to mind is the Guru-disciple relationship. For me, my Guru is my true protector, nurturer, and guide.
Thank you, Gurumayi ji, for being in my life.
I feel so grateful and motivated by this poem. I experience the elixir of bliss and blessings in every word. There is nothing greater than the love I feel Gurumayi is giving me.
Happy Mother’s Day to you, Gurumayi
Reading this poem, I feel Gurumayi's love, care, compassion, well-wishing, support, guidance, and confidence in me. It is a privilege I am so deeply grateful for!
Happy Mother's Day, beloved Gurumayi
There are four generations sharing my house now, from my 98-year old mother, all the way down to my toddler granddaughter. While I love my family and feel blessed to have them, I can sometimes become overwhelmed with all the caretaking involved.
After reading Gurumayi's poem, I feel so very supported and uplifted!
The tenderness in Gurumayi's words inspires me to approach caring for my family with renewed enthusiasm and gratitude for the opportunity to serve them as unique forms of the Lord.
I am grateful for having the assurance that my Guru's love is with me every step of the way!
I count my blessings every day for this beautiful soul I now call my daughter, who chose to come to this world through me. I can but guide and love her with all my heart, and offer her my life so that she, too, finds her way back home to God.
Thank you Gurumayi, for showing me my “Treasure House” and for showing me how to offer love unconditionally.
Dulwich Hill, Australia
I picked a bouquet of white roses today and offered it inwardly to Gurumayi before reciting Shri Guru Gita
I feel so happy reading Gurumayi's poem. It echoes my intentions for those around me, and shows me how much we, as mothers and nurturers, are valued.
As I read and re-read Gurumayi’s beautiful poem, my heart swells with profound gratitude and love for all mothers and the mother in us all.
New York, USA
I am a mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, and over the past many, many years, the Siddha Yoga teachings and the Guru's grace continue to cultivate within me the qualities of compassion, steady wisdom, generosity, and respect. This allows me to serve my family harmoniously and with great love.
Thank you, Gurumayi!
New Mexico, USA
I was deeply moved as I read each verse of this beautiful poem honoring the mother, who protects and nurtures. By the last verse my eyes were moist with tears, for I felt Gurumayi's love and appreciation.
It is through Gurumayi’s love that I learned how to be a mother in the best possible way—loving and meticulously nurturing those in my care.
Salutations to you, Gurumayi, on this beautiful Mother's Day! I offer you my heartfelt love and gratitude.
Motherhood has molded me into the person my children should see. I realized early on that they are always watching, and so I learned the discipline of remaining happy and always making the best of things. The Siddha Yoga teachings are, and have been, my rock and my guide in this. With these tools my life has been transformed.
Thank you, Gurumayi, for honoring this most important job in this way.
I am deeply grateful for this beautiful poem that extols the powerful force of motherhood. As I am now my mother’s caregiver, this role reversal is an opportunity to aspire to be the kind, generous, thoughtful, and spirited woman that my mother, in her late nineties, continues to be.
Thank you, Gurumayi, for your presence in the world and in my life.
West Vancouver, Canada
I feel so honored to receive Gurumayi's teachings in her poem "A Treasure House." As a mother, a daughter, and a granddaughter, my heart opens up more and more with every sentence that I read. I feel that Gurumayi's words empower me to continue my selfless service to my children and to humanity.
Thank you, Gurumayi, for the experience of satya rasa,
"the ambrosia of the Truth," that you have instilled in me all along, for your presence in my life, and for the Siddha Yoga path that unites us.
I am so grateful for Gurumayi’s beautiful poem "A Treasure House." I especially appreciated Gurumayi's recognition of the mothering qualities in everyone. I am not a mother per se but I have nurtured and been the protector of my aging parents.
Happy Mother’s Day, Gurumayi!
New Mexico, USA
I feel so uplifted by the immensely caring and inclusive blessings from Gurumayi in this poem. I am not a mother, but throughout my life I have cared for my students, for my friends and for their children, for cats, and for many children and adults around the world who are less fortunate than me. I love to nourish people, not just with home-cooked food, but with love, understanding, and inspiration.
Every word of this poem resonated for me with Gurumayi's bountiful grace. I could feel it overflowing with her love, compassion, and kindness.