Seasons Greetings and Happy New Year 2019
Dear Brothers and Sisters of the Global Sahaja Sangha,
Jai Shri Mataji!
Thank you for your support and participation for a great 2018. 
We had many occasions to celebrate during the year including:
• Few structural improvements like the new tents, castle fencing, new doors at puja hall, etc that allows us to build capacity to welcome more members to Cabella;
• Year marking Cabella International Sahaja School (CISS) making solid progress, joyful music academy and Wellness camps, Seminars for the newcomers, and many profound meditation moments and cultural shows at the international puja events;
• ‘’Mother of All’’ exhibitions success in key cities of Milan and Rome, now ready to be scaled to newer horizons; 
• Organic produce of grains, vegetables, fruits and flowers. 
All of these blessings would not be possible without everyone generous support and participation making this place a true paradise. Your good-will help us to look at 2019 with new energy and enthusiasm...
Wishing a Peaceful, Serene and Merry Christmas in addition to a Vibrant, Healthy, Joyful and Prosperous new year to you and your families...with a very big salutation to our Dearest Mother, Guru, and Founder H.H. Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi.
Waiting to welcome you all again in 2019.
Navaratri Puja
As we all know, Navaratri is the Nine Nights of Worship of the Devi, the Protector of the Universe and of Her children and Devotees. The One who stands alone, transcendent, luminescent, emanating Divine sweetness, love and benevolence combined with ferocity. It is Her, Shri Durga, Shri Jagadamba who takes us on a journey from the Mooladhara to the Sahasrara and beyond over these Holy Nine Nights.
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‘’Sahaja Puja Protocol’’ about Naivedya/Bhog (offering of food to God)
‘’As we know, Naivedya/Bhog is offered to Shri Mataji with respect and humility in proper way just before Aarti in every puja. It has been observed and also reported that in pujas at some places recently, the mantra of Shri Annapoorna is chanted by all while offering Naivedya/Bhog to Shri Mataji.
While offering to Shri Mataji, this mantra should not be taken/chanted. One or two representative should offer the same to the Holy Photograph on the stage with full respect and do pranam.
The mantra of Annapoorna should be chanted to vibrate our own food just before eating.
All are requested to please make note of this protocol.’’
Vijay Nargilkar, India
When Diwali comes around in the year, it feels very much like Christmas has arrived. The smell of pine and the sight of sunburnt autumn leaves cover the landscape, accompanied by a brisk wind and an abounding river. This year fairy lights decorated on Shri Mataji’s balcony overlooking the village and at the rear entrance of the castle, with the water fountain lights illuminated too. These lights bring joy to all the Sahaja Yogis’ and to the people of Cabella, as they gaze upon Shri Mataji’s castle at dawn.
In the morning a small puja was beautifully offered to Shri Mataji by the children of the Cabella school with some parents who could attend. 
Soft rays of sunlight entered the windows as Yogis settled down for collective diwali puja in Mothers’ living room later that afternoon. Bhajans and prayers were sung with complete heart and devotion, especially “Ayi Aaj Diwali” filled the room with exuberance.
Cabella International Sahaja School
Working at Cabella School keeps you in touch with reality. Children bring you directly to the essence of things. As a mirror, they make you see yourself in the light of the truth... it is tough sometimes, but also satisfying and joy-giving.
And just when you think you are the luckiest person in this world to have the blessing to be here, they come and tell you: "I'm so lucky to have you, auntie!"
Auntie Elena
We bow to Shri Mataji in thankfulness for a beautiful term of learning and growing together. It has been a great joy to see our class 1 children proudly reading their first sentences or our class 2  children writing their first book. We found the class 3 boys all around the school experimenting with magnets. For their history project, class 4 went out to interview Sahaja Yogis and Cabella villagers about Shri Mataji’s first arrival in Cabella. And class 5 children impressed us with their growth in awareness of their own vibrational state: “Auntie, we feel the left side a bit hot. Can we work with candle?”  
Cabella School is a place of learning and growing for both children and staff. Under the bandhan of attention of Shri Mataji we are pushed to improve ourselves in every aspect, deepen our values, listen to and learn from everyone – from the children in the first place.  
For the coming months and years, we are working on expanding and articulating our understanding of Sahaj Education, and on getting the school accredited. While getting Cabella School more rooted, we are also looking for possibilities to expand, so more children could benefit from this amazing opportunity for growth.
We bow to our Holy Mother and seek Her blessings. May we be worthy of Her attention and may we please Her in our thoughts, decisions and actions.
Cabella International Sahaja School wishes you all a very happy Christmas!
The bells sing in the night
The Christmas tree is smiling with light
The little snowflakes jump on the ground
They are playing with our football, which is big and round
They grab our leg when we walk on them
You can see snow climbing up a tree stem
The gifts are sleeping on the floor
There comes a noise, it’s the opening door
Christmas is great
At Christmas we see our smiling fate
Ananya, class 4
Castle's fencing and restoration
During summer 2018 the WF has enclosed Shri Mataji’s palace gardens with 1330 meters of fence for safety requirements and to prevent the entering of wild animals. 
The work was brought forward with environmental awareness, using only chestnut poles and green fencing (long lasting in the outdoors).  
An antique metal work gate has been installed at the upper entrance of the property, setting a noble entrance for the most sacred Palace in the Valley. 
Further restoration works will be carried out on both the historical garden and the interiors of the Palazzo. 
NEWS to come!
Errata corrige
In the previous edition of the WF Newsletter there has been a mistake in the report of the  Shri Vishnumaya Puja as it was offered on Sunday night after the Amavasya period had ended, commencing after 20.01 Cabella time and not on Saturday as is wrongly written in the Newsletter.
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