Today is the day as you know, my forefathers called it the first day of the year. And they have the Kalasha and the shawl of the Goddess as the emblem or you can call it as a flag of Shalivahan. In any way my delay is important because there was Amavasya (last lunar day of dark fortnight) earlier, and we had to get rid of that Amavasya for the first day to start. That's how the delay was there, there was jam, everything is arranged. We should not worry: “Why there is delay, why there is this?” Sometimes I may come earlier, I may come later, it's all arranged. Because during Amavasya how can you have my puja? Simple thing like that. It is all arranged, it's all worked out.
Everything is fine, just be your Self. Do not get upset with anything, do not get worried or anything. Just try to keep absolutely peaceful. I give you some tests by seeing how much you keep to that situation, of complete peace within yourself. If you have done no wrong, if you are a Sahaja yogi, there should be no disturbance. If others have done wrong, it's alright, doesn't matter, you have not done anything. As long as you have done no wrong there is nothing to worry. And as it is, even if you have done some wrong, God is there to forgive you.
So don't have any worry, nothing. Have all the strength, have all the courage and go ahead with this promise onwards. Because I see now Sahaja Yoga is going to take a new turn. Definitely it is going to take. We are going to come up to a stage where thousands and thousands will join hands. But first of all those who are in the foundations, who are the first people, must work very hard to keep themselves above all kinds of foolish temptations, all kinds of foolish things you have been doing, which is asahaja (not Sahaja). Language should be sweet, your behavior should be good, it should be very gentle and soft. You should move like a yogi, live like a saint, and people should see through you the greatness of Sahaja Yoga.
May God bless you!
H.H.Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, extract from Birthday Puja, Mumbai 1984