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Region 2 - Christmas 2012 at Harrow West Sai Centre

The annual Christmas celebrations are a much anticipated and highly exciting event and it lived up to all those expectations. As the devotees arrived they were greeted by a beautiful altar decorated with vibrant red, green and gold colours enhancing the Christmas atmosphere. When the prayers began, the sound of all the devotees chanting the Lord ’s Prayer filled the Oxhey Wood hall with positive vibrations. The bhajans that followed were no exception. Despite already having a tabla, one of the devotees played a western drum which added a new dimension to the carols, raising our Christmas spirits.

The Christmas programme continued with the much awaited SSE play, ‘A Christmas to believe in’. The story was to show the miracle of the birth of baby Jesus. The audience were wowed by the performances of all the characters in this nativity play.

We were blessed to have Brother Yohan speaking to us about connecting to consciousness and forgiveness. His presentation created a sense of joy and peace. It was also a reminder for us that we are from God. Brother Yohan finished the talk by playing a wonderful video that consisted of a moving song, great quotes and beautiful pictures.

To add to the Christmas feel, we had a visit from Father Christmas. We sang some traditional carols in high spirits whilst catching the sweets that were thrown from Santa. The SSE children especially were overjoyed by his arrival, even more by the presents that Santa had brought with him. It was a truly memorable event.

After the programme ended, the devotees were treated to a tea party. Scrumptious snacks with hot and cold drinks were served. They day was great success due to our beloved Swami’s grace and the hard work of our Sai family members. Swami says, ‘My Life is my message’ and throughout these celebrations we experienced love and selfless service from the devotees. May we continue to practise all that we have learnt from Him, so that our life is His message.

Jai Sai Ram.