In India, there is no river more sacred than the Ganges. She gives life to millions and receives their cremated remains at the end. She is considered not just a river, but literally a Goddess, Ma Ganga, who is prayed to, honored with lights and flowers, and from whom blessings are received.
I asked my husband and daughter during their visit to Varanasi, a city on the banks of the sacred river, to say a prayer of blessing for all the students and friends of Shree Yoga. At sunrise on January 23rd, a blessing was said for you all. Candles and flowers are offered and there is a magic in connecting so deeply to nature and the life giving force of our rivers, oceans, mountains and valleys. Know that you have been blessed. If you have a moment, sit silently now and open yourself to fully experience the beauty of countless blessings that are pouring out to you all the time. This is the meaning of “Shree” – a vast abundance of beauty and a perspective on life that looks for the blessings amidst all that is.
|1/23/19 Sunrise on the Ganges in Varanasi|