To all of my beloved brothers and sisters from around the world,
Om Shanti. Om Shanti. Om Shanti. Greetings of peace. Greetings of happiness. And greetings of love. Souls of the world need all three of these inner experiences in this time of uncertainty.
Now, you are turning your attention to the new year, knowing that ours is a time when we must be ever ready. We cannot know what will happen, what part we will be called to play. But we can make inner preparations for whatever happens. Preparations are of 2 kinds.
1 is to be the embodiment of these virtues: purity, peace, patience, humility and sweetness. Your pure feelings and actions create a deep inner peace. Then you need patience as you transform your nature to one that is humble and sweet.
The other preparation is the cultivation of spiritual powers: The power to tolerate, the power to be flexible, the power to discern, the power to transform. The cultivation of spiritual powers allows us to keep these virtues with us.
When others are feeling uncertain or shaken by circumstances, you will be called on to have faith and courage. This is the way you will serve in this time. Our faith is in the One, and this is the source of our courage.
So to each of my special friends around the world, consider this to be the year of compassion, when you will serve with your virtues and powers and help to spread peace in the world. Congratulations for the new year.