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Sunday, Jan 01, 2017 A Message from Marydale – January 2017



Happy Divine New Year to you! As together we step across the threshold of 2017, let us define our focus for the year at hand as one anchored in endless love. 2016 was the defining time of completion and self-study as we examined closely all the things that we are not in order to glimpse who, indeed, we are. That self-discovery introduced us to our Divine nature: ever-present, accessible and endless love. With 2017, the beginning of a brand new cycle of nine*, we are given the opportunity to start fresh with a new perspective and blank slate upon which we may design our reality, one breath at a time.

Let this be the year that your life is anchored in the essence of that which created all things: Love. Let you, yourself, become familiar with what it means to live in love, communicate with love, see with love, hear with love, be one with love. For you know, innately, that it is Love that created all things, that you came from love and you will return to love, as love is what you are. As you come to express ceaselessly through this essence of love, may you recognize its source as God, alive and well within all living things, including—and especially—you!

To start the New Year in the Spirit of endless love, we invite you to join us this Thursday evening, January 5th, at 6:30 pm to celebrate the birth of our Paramguru (our guru’s guru), Paramahansa Yogananda. We will come together to launch a one-year, ongoing celebration of his Divine service to mankind: bringing Eastern philosophy successfully to the West and leaving a path of wisdom and Grace in his beloved wake that continues to thrive to this day, all of which was and is the message of endless Love. Thursday night we will pray, meditate, sing, listen to Kirtan, and celebrate the great guru. Upon completion we shall share blessed Prasad (dinner) in his Holy honor. Please don’t miss this beautiful way to start the New Year together!

Param Yoga is poised to offer you ongoing classes in yoga asana; Kriya Yoga Initiations and practice; Wednesday evening Yoga Sutra Study under the auspices of Paramahamsa Prajnanananda’s video series; Basic Sanskrit classes on Saturdays; Reiki Workshops, trainings and Shares; Organic Resonance Sound presentations; Yoga Therapy; One-on-One Energetic Sessions; West End Art District events; Yoga Day, and more!

With head bowed, I personally thank each and every one of you for the loving support you continue to bestow upon our humble sangha that shines as a bright light for all. May the empowerment of endless love and great blessings fall upon you and yours in this auspicious year of new beginnings.

Love, Love, Love,

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“In the universal sense, love is the divine power of attraction in creation that harmonizes, unites, binds together….Those who live in tune with the attractive force of love achieve harmony with nature and their fellow beings, and are attracted to blissful reunion with God.” – Paramahansa Yogananda

“With the opening of the New Year, all the closed portals of limitations will be thrown open and I shall move through them to vaster fields, where my worthwhile dreams of life will be fulfilled.” – Paramahansa Yogananda



*In numerology, 2017 is the number 1 (2+0+1+7=10, 1+0=1), the beginning of a new cycle of nine years. The 1 resonates with the vibrations and attributes of new beginnings, creation, independence, uniqueness, motivations, striving forward and progress, ambition and willpower, positivity, raw energy, initiative, instinct and intuition.


“Let us begin this new year with a new light of love and compassion, with a new understanding of seeing good and doing good. Let this new year be a turning point in our lives. Let us all use our precious time to make ourselves divine and ultimately make this beautiful world a real paradise. Wishing you all a prosperous and spiritual New Year.”

With Love,
Paramahamsa Prajnanananda, 12/23/16


Blessed time spent with my Guruji in Homestead, Florida, in May and September 2016 and Austin, Texas, in September 2016 (click on thumbnails to see full pictures):