The Blessing of Amma

I am here in San Ramon, spending time with my teacher, and my spiritual inspiration, Amma, the hugging saint. Amma has such a powerful way of helping me deepen; helping me commit once again, and more fully, to make my life about love, about kindness, about compassion, and about finding a way to bless and serve others. She teaches most of all, by being the greatest example of this kind of life I have even seen. She inspires, supports, and spiritually guides so many, and I am grateful to be one recipient of this great grace. She reminds me that to look for lasting love, happiness and peace in the world is to look in the wrong place. Those things are possible, but it is in knowing God, in merging in God, in experiencing union with the divine that we can have lasting peace and happiness. And that is possible. When that is what we want, most of all.

And so, here in her presence, I turn my attention fully to That. Tears flow, my heart opens wider, and my mind through all this spiritual practice because more refined, more still, and more peace is felt. This is all she wants. Our peace. Our happiness. Our life’s fulfillment. And she tirelessly re-directs our focus to where these things are found.

How very grateful I am for a great teacher. How grateful I am for this grace and this inspiration. It fills me up, that I might fill others up. May all beings truly find lasting peace. May all beings feel happiness. May all beings finally be free of suffering. Thank you Mother for this guidance towards this freedom.

Blessings and love to All.

Kathy Zavada


About Kathy Zavada

Recording/Performing Artist Inspirational Speaker Retreat Presenter
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1 Response to The Blessing of Amma

  1. Carol Daniel-Winget says:

    Dear Kathy,

    Thank you for sharing so beautifully both your experiences at Mendocino, and with Amma. The knowledge that what we need is not in finding fulfillment out there in the world, but rather within, and in the love of the Divine as we experience it within ourselves and each other, and in Beings such as Amma is a blessed thing. I wish you many blessings in the days ahead.
    Love, Carol

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