Anandamayi Ma

When Your Soul Selects Her Card

I’m still figuring out my process for this feature of the group. In the future, I will read this section as part of the weekly video, but this week, I’m going to type it out.
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There’s a passage in Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramahansa Yogananda that relates an encounter he had with Anandamayi Ma. He asks her why she is always filled with joy, and can enter states of bliss instantly. She explains to him that she’s aware of her true self. She knows that before she came to earth, she was the same. As a little girl, and later when she grew into a woman, still she was the same. And now, sitting in front of Yogananda, she remains the same. And even after death, she says, “though the dance of creation changes around me, I shall be the same.”

This is self-realization merging with that aspect within us that never changes. It’s becoming conscious of the self that is eternal while within this brief mortal existence, Anandamayi Ma believed that they only true calling or purpose any of us have is to become realized. And so she believed that any action we take toward that goal is sacred.

There’s a deep, calm, abiding joy that arrives when we can merge with the aspect of us that never changes. There is a bliss we get to experience every time we detach from the surface storms that cause chaos in our lives. If we can remember that we are the guru, that we are an aspect of the divine that remains the same no matter how much change surrounds us, then we get to arrive at a joy that lives at the core of our being.

Until next week, my dear friend, may you be well.

Take Care!