If you are searching for a good daily meditation to set you up for a compassionate Sat Nam Fest experience this April, why not participate in Spirit Voyage’s A Grateful Heart Global Sadhana with Dr. Ramdesh?

This Sadhana is free and open to anyone.  So, if you have not signed up for it yet, please visit https://www.spiritvoyage.com/globalsadhana/agratefulheart to connect to the Global Sadhana community for this 40-day experience.

Dr. Ramdesh will be teaching at Sat Nam Fest.  She is the author of The Body Temple: Kundalini Yoga for Body Acceptance, Eating Disorders, and Radical Self-Love. She also hosts Spirit Voyage Radio with Ramdesh, a podcast that brings mantra and meditation to 300,000 listeners each year.  Her approachable, heart-centered humor brings Kundalini Yoga to every body and every heart.  Her workshops at Sat Nam Fest make a lasting impression on every heart.  In her presence at the festival, you can feel that her gentle voice is a most trusted guide into relaxation.  She could put the most anxious heart at ease and carry us all into a space that awakens gratitude in the heart.

Many people like to keep a gratitude journal, and this is certainly a noble daily practice. What’s more, gratitude as a yoga practice means infusing every part of your being—every muscle, cell, breath, movement—with a sense of thanksgiving.

Now, contemplating the heart of Sat Nam Fest, a yogi can hear an awesome resonance of gratitude.  Suppose the Sat Nam Festival could keep a gratitude journal.  Well, let’s play with this.  For a few moments, deeply consider gratitude from the perspective of this festival.

Sat Nam Fest is grateful for its existence, grateful for its adventures in Joshua Tree, grateful for its new home in Malibu Canyon.  The festival is grateful for the woman Sat Nam Kaur, a flautist and musician for whom the festival is named.  Sat Nam Fest is grateful for the transformation the festival has gone through since its beginnings in 2010.

Over these nine years, so many blessings keep flowing as more and more beings are participating in the miraculous wonder that is kundalini yoga, sacred chant music, and Aquarian Sadhana.

Gratitude flows for every connection made to the true Guru that is the Sacred Sound Current at this festival.  Gratitude extends to every morsel of food so lovingly prepared, blessed, and consciously swallowed in the dining hall.  Gratitude extends to every ring of every crystal bowl, every sonic wave of every gong.  The festival can be thankful for every morning Sadhana, every mudra, every asana, and every mantra ever experienced by beings who have attended.  In her awareness, this festival holds every breath taken by every being who has ever shared this festival space.  In her awareness, she observes gratitude for every heartbeat of every being connected to this festival in any way.

At the heart of Sat Nam Fest resonates cosmic gratitude!

This is an overwhelmingly ecstatic gratefulness for the primal hum of life, the sound of the flow of blood through the veins that sustains the life of every being.

In this spirit, Sat Nam Fest says thank you for all the heart, prana, awareness, and love devoted to this festival. Collectively and as one, we quietly repeat “thank you, thank you, thank you” to the Beloved Divine.

This Sat Nam Fest gratitude journal entry closes by offering infinite gratitude to all those who are allowing the light of one thousand suns to shine through them.   Infinite gratitude reaches out to those who are living the life of grace they were meant to live.

Peace to All!  Light to All!  Love to All!

May an attitude of gratitude express itself openly at Sat Nam Fest this April.  We invite all beings to feel held and healed by this gratitude.

Sat Nam!

Surjot Kaur is a KRI certified teacher of Kundalini Yoga as Taught by Yogi Bhajan. She writes about yoga, meditation, and consciousness. She seeks to be a humble observer of the Play of Divine Consciousness. She prays all beings may awaken to total freedom. She lives with a loving husband, two daughters, and a dog in San Diego.