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Guru Purnima

The day of the Full Moon Lunar eclipse, July 5th, 2020, is also known as Guru Purnima.  Guru Purnima (Poornima) is common to many spiritual traditions where it is dedicated to the expression of gratitude towards the teachers by his / her students.

According to a divine discourse by Sai Baba it is not necessary that every person should have a guru.  The Divine Mother is the real guru for everyone.   It is important is to recognize The Source within one’s self. You must understand that divinity is in you, with you and around you. Try to embody this truth and from the day of Guru Poornima, make your heart sacred. 

You are a child of the universe,
no less than the trees and the stars;
you have a right to be here.
And whether or not it is clear to you,
no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.
~ M.erhmann

Practice by meditating on the feeling of being cherished by the Universe without any commentary like “I am worthy because I …..” or “I am not worthy because  ….”.  The fact is you and all the beings spiritually connected to the Earth are worthy of being CHERISHED by The Source without any questions or qualifiers.  On this day, embrace what if feels like to be CHERISHED by The Source.   Connect what you want to your breath and relax into what it feels like to TRUST yourself and your creator. The goal is to ALLOW this natural flow of being cherished by The Source deep into your heart.

If possible, create some alone time on this special full moon eclipse day (July 5th) and maybe build an altar to honor all of your teachers and the teacher within you.  In Ayurveda, everything is sacred including you.

 Om Shanti, Susan

P.S. It is also a day to honor Maha Veda Vyasa, as it is said he was born on this day.  This Acharya (Master Teacher) is said to be the organizer of The Vedas,  including being the author of the Mahabharata which contains The Bhagavad Gita.