|Festive Season at Meherabad and Meherazad|
What a wonderfully active time we've had at Meherabad and Meherazad to close out 2014. In December there were several entertaining concerts by Baba singer-songwriters regaling their Master in song. For Mani's birthday on December 15th there was a celebration in the Meher Pilgrim Centre, complete with video footage of Mani, performances of songs she wrote, pilgrims sharing vignettes of times with her, musical chairs, and birthday cake! On Mehera's birthday, which Baba always had celebrated December 22nd, a lovely program took place in the Meherabad Theatre featuring songs, videos, readings, and dance. To remember Mehera and Mani is to remember the great examples they were of total love for the Beloved. It is also to remember, as they would wish, Baba's great love for us all, His humor and His compassion for humanity.
Christmas carolers held forth on Christmas Eve at Baba's Tomb-shrine, and the next day at Meherazad, which was festively decorated in celebration of Baba's advent as Jesus. Pilgrims also visited Baba's room and had their time in Mandali hall at Baba's chair, where Santa and Mrs. Claus gave special prasad to each, complete with a beautiful quote on tiny pink paper.
A fun holiday variety program closed out the last week of the year with many performances by children and a special magic act. New Year's Eve featured upbeat Baba music videos in several Meherabad locations, followed by open singing at the Tomb until midnight, when resounding shouts of “Avatar Meher Baba ki Jai” brought in the New Year. One joyous moment rolled into another as Baba's words continue to ring so true: “Live more and more in the present which is ever beautiful and which really stretches far beyond the limits of the past and the future.”
=== Avatar Meher Baba Trust,