A Peek into the Flames that Speak of Inner Lights

Let’s take a peek into the Flames that Speak of our Inner Lights before the Zoroastrian New Year

Aarti has joined in the Summer of 2023 the 100 Seeds of Joy sessions offered by Sahaja Yoga Meditarion Network volunteers.

Our group of Halton volunteers from Sahaja Yoga Meditation Network encompasses a diversity of backgrounds, including Iranians. As we are approaching the Persian New Year (Nawroz) celebated this year on March 19th, we are dedicating this article to all Zoroastrians that see the fire element as a sign of purity and truth.

Feedback from a wonderful young Burlington couple who in 2023 immerssed themsellves deeper into Sahaja Yoga Meditation practice and helped with the Festival of Inner Lights preparations, including participating in the Diwali Dance..

The Inner Flame project was born during the preparations for the Festival of Inner Lights 2023, that was celebrated in December, closer to the New Year. We wanted to collect everyone’s fresh and sincere feedback right after the guided collective meditation, making sure that one’s heart will speak the truth and be in a state of purity. Then we gathered together all these paper flames as One Fire, expressing our Togetherness and Oneness in spirit.

From Pradeep who joined both the Oakville and the Burlington Sahaja Yoga Meditation classes in 2023 and who joined the Inner Lights 2023 Festival.

Enjoy this article, it represents a Journey within many other people, who opened their hearts to us, also we are sharing knowledge on Nawruz and Zoroastrians coming from our Sahaja Yogis that were born in this faith, as well from Shri Mataji NIrmala Devi – the founder of Sahaja Yoga Meditation – who was born on March 21st, 1923, who talked about sharing Her birthday with the Nawruz celebration.

Best Nawruz Wishes and Ask from Shri Mataji – the founder of Sahaja Yoga Meditation

Painting representing Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi – the founder of sahaja yoga meditation – spreading love

“I wish all of you a very very happy New Year today because it is Nowruz, the day when [Prophet Zarathustra /Zoroaster] started His work on this Earth.

On this day I would request you to think of Love all the time. Love is all knowledge. Knowledge is all love.

There is nothing beyond. If you have knowledge, it has to pass the Test of Love.

All the Sahaja yogis who have come here, all the other people who have joined us here, who are celebrating this earthly birthday of mine. I am very thankful, very grateful and I am filled with great joy and happiness.”

Talk of Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi on March 21, 1977 in India when her birthday was celebrated during an international sahaja yoga meditation seminar

Get ready for this Inner Lights Journey with Photos, Feedback, Quotes and Knowledge

Take your time reading this article, check the quotes, photos and the jouyful video-clips, it might feel as a Meditation.

Feedback collected during our One Flame Project

  1. Somebody wrote as feedback (see the flame attached under the text below):

“I’m so greateful that I have had the blessing of learning from the sahaja yoga team here.

I am grateful, so incredibly grateful, for their guidance and inspired by their generosity.

Thank you, from the bottom of my heart.”

You can find it in this pile of flames, we had so many to go through as the Festival of Inner Lights 2023 was again a full event with more than 150 people in attendance.

2. Somebody else wrote on their paper flame as feedback about our Inner Lights Festival 2023 amazing event:

“All thoughts of lists and distractions dissapeared. For two hours I felt peace, love and joy. Thank you.”

We had a chance to talk to the person who provided that feedback. It was our friend Kyla’s mom, who was visiting her daughter for only a couple of days and joined the event on a whim. She told us personally how much she enjoyed it and how surprised she was that ‘that state of meditation‘ (we call it Thoughtless Awareness), was achieved so easily. She confessed to us that used to be a teacher and she still has a very hectic mind, so she would never have imagined to have her mind so relaxed, for so long, and effortlessly! She was very glad that joined the event. We received a “mom’s hug” and thanks!

Days later, her daughter Kyla recognized her mom’s handwriting on a flame, and she helped us deciphering it, as we were not really able to. It was like a full circle, getting her mom’s verbal feebdack right after the event, then reading later her “inner flame”.

Mahima from Halton Sahaja Yoga Meditation classes is arranging the flames collected from the participants to this event, containing their feedback notes.

Many of these flames were shared also at the Orchard Hub, where our Free Sahaja Yoga Meditation classes and events are trying to bring: mental and emotional healing, cultural diversity and Seeds of Joy for our beloved Burlington community.

One can enjoy below a sample from the Shri Mahakali musical event during which the paper flames were distributed, to those willing to take a few minutes and provide their sincere feedback about the event. Enjoy the video-clips shared below!

Let’s continue exploring other beautiful Feedback provided via the Flame project as well additional photos and video-clips. Enjoy!

This article is dedicated to the special New Year Events offered by Sahaja Yoga Meditation Network of volunteers here in Burlington community, tbis time reflective of the positive feedback received from those coming to our regular meditation classes or events.

Take a Peek at Orchard’s Flames that are sharing their Inner Lights after the New Year Potluck!

On Sat Dec 30, 2023 we met for the last time that year (whoever was able to join that day :-)) for a Special “Cool Kids and Parents” Free Public workshop offered in our community, followed by a Potluck Lunch and Going Deeper Seminar for our regular participants to the Halton Classes of Sahaja Yoga Meditation. It was truly a beautiful afternoon of sweet collective joy and sahaj togetherness!

More details in this article:

Seeds of Joy were Planted during A New Year Celebration

A glimpse from the Cool Kids and Parents workshop (right after we meditate together, kids and parents, guided by our meditation instructors)
Group photo from the goung deeper seminar, with those that stayed closer to the end.

We also took the time to reach and enjoy the feedback collected on our Flames during the Inner Lights Festival.

We felt inspired to decorate the Orchard Hub space with these beautiful flames that are bringing hope and light into this troubled world. It was great to see how appreciative was the Burlington Community for this event! Even children wanted to provide their feelings on the paper flames! Try to decipher some of the hand writing.. if you can.

We also should mention that this amazing team of Halton Volunteers was inspired to create the 100 Seeds of Joy community initiative in 2023 and offered 400+ workshops (classes, events, seminars) that year. All dedicated to the emotional, spiritual and mental health, ultimately meant to bring and transmit joy!

The volunteers from Sahaja Yoga Meditation Network received appreciation from the Governement of Canada in December 2023 for their community work. Here there is captured the message published by Karina Gould – the Minister, MP of Burlington who participated with members of her family to this event.

Let’s take a peek into more such Flames that Speak of Inner Lights, gathered from the participants to the Festival of Inner Lights 2023 as well the ones that were shared and enjoyed during the New Year Potluck Celebration for the Orchard SYMN Team.

“I Love practicing Sahaja Yoga.” is shared on a flame while on the other is “Hope for world Peace , Love “seeds”” — in reference to our 100 Seeds of Joy community initiative that our team was inspired to create in 2023 with the occasion of celebrating Shri Mataji’s 100th Birthday anniversary/
Even more stories were shared about our personal journey on the spiritual path with sahaja yoga meditation.
From the heart, we shared our experiences as well we meditated again on the heart chakra to purify it completely by the end of the year.:-)
The flame says: ” My heart was broken only Love can fix it. I found LOVE HERE.”

It seems that this feedback “I love practicing Sahaja Yoga” comes from our of our regular participants to the Sahaja Yoga classes. No surprises here!!

This is us, with our 100 Seeds of Joy community initiative that started in 2023 and keeps going:

If you wish to enjoy more positivity watch this video-clip with Feedback and Global Messages received from Meditators from other parts of Canada as well from Europe.

(click!) Seeds of Joy were Planted during A New Year Celebration

(click!) No Grinch, Only January Seeds of Joy in Burlington Media

(click!) It’s Real Fun Meditating and Cooking with Love!

Please, drop a comment, we hope you’ve enjoyed this article. So take a minute and share your own inner flame /feedback with us. We hope to see you feedback and even meet you in person at one of our won derful events.

This Post Has 8 Comments

  1. Gauvin Jacqueline

    Jay Shri. Mataji♥️
    J’apprécie beaucoup les articles venant de votre collectif si dynamique . On sent que l’Amour circule à flots entre vous .
    Un bel exemple pour nous ,si loin de votre pays .
    Jacqueline G du collectif de l’île de La
    Réunion .

  2. Paula

    Thank you for this beautiful, deep article and Happy Nawruz to all. ❤️What joy it is to be among some of the most positive, and open hearted and (yoga-connected) realized souls right here in Burlington and Oakville yet representing many cultures, what celebrations of ignited hearts with our spirit we have had. It is for the seekers, this search of the truth of our essence, it gives answers to universal questions and this beautiful sahaja yoga plants seeds of joy in our community which are growing and evolving to reach the whole world spreading seeds of peace, joy and connection in person, and wherever we travel and also through the ether. Beautiful feedback on every flame…even the mayor enjoys the efforts of this team to reach out as far and wide as their desire to make our community and our world a better place. I can feel the vibrations from this article all the way from Jamaica. thank you from the bottom of my ❤️

  3. Ritika

    Beautiful ♥️ Happy Nawruz

  4. Kruti

    Beautiful article. May this flame of love and truth reach out to many more seekers of truth in the world and grow stronger. Wishing a very happy Nawroz everyone. Namaste.

  5. helen

    Wonderful, beautiful articles. So joy giving.
    A very happy Nawruz. May the inner Light shine and continue to shine.
    Lots of Love

  6. Colleen

    This was a very enjoyable event. I had a great time!! Thank you to everyone who participated!

  7. Gratiela

    Everybody wrote so beautiful impressions on the flames.May their flames enlighten other people in the world ,the light to prevail.Love Gratiela

  8. Adina Vasiliu

    Beautiful moments of joy and being together!
    Jai Shri Mataji!

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