Here’s one thing I learned from Heart Opening Week.
I confirmed and completed a change in my view of enlightenment, that had been a long time in coming but came into focus this week.
I’m not sure this is what the sages I read were actually saying – they probably weren’t; it’s probably what I did with what they said. Nevertheless, I came away from enlightenment studies with the impression that it was more important to focus on the differences in the stages and types of enlightenment than on the similarities. Continue reading In Retrospect→
The Earth is our mother, nourishing and protecting us in every moment–giving us air to breathe, fresh water to drink, food to eat and healing herbs to cure us when we are sick. Every breath we inhale contains our planet’s nitrogen, oxygen, water vapor and trace elements. When we breathe with mindfulness, we can experience our interbeing with the Earth’s delicate atmosphere, with all the plants, and even with the sun, whose light makes possible the miracle of photosynthesis. With every breath, we can experience communion. With every breath, we can savor the wonders of life. Continue reading Thich Nhat Hanh: We Need a Revolution: It Starts with Falling in Love with the Earth→
Practically everyone’s saying it: what’s needed on our planet right now is a revolution in consciousness. We need to transform ourselves and reclaim personal sovereignty by making constant conscious choices. In so doing, we transform our lives and uplift the world around us.
These are deeply motivational times: we’ve realised the power to transform our very existence lies within.
We have all been hearing about new energy, the Golden Age of Aquarius, being heart centered. Sometimes it can all seem like a bit much. But, what does that mean, and how do we do it.
Recently, I have discovered that the first step to bringing the New Energy to ourselves is thanking the old ways of doing things and starting something different. Grounding is a very important thing to do in this new energy. The old way is to ground from our feet or the base chakra. The new way is about going from the heart chakra deep into the crystalline core of Gaia (earth). Continue reading Stepping Into The New Energy With Purpose→
Recently, I came across a few research articles by the world teacher and the fourth spiritual guide in the Sahaj Marg system of Raja Yoga, Kamlesh D. Patel, also known as Daaji, on his site at http://www.daaji.org. He talks about this beautiful yogic energy called pranahuti or Yogic Transmission, which is so potent, yet so subtle, and enables us to meditate so easily.
Daaji oversees Heartfulness centers and ashrams in over 150 countries, and guides the thousands of certified Heartfulness trainers who are permitted to impart Transmission under his care. He is also an innovator and researcher in spirituality, equally at home in the inner world of spirituality and the outer world of science. His research has led him to publish a series of essays called “Evolution of Consciousness” in the Heartfulness magazine. His research into the spiritual anatomy of the human system has led to the discoveries of new yogic ‘chakras,’ and techniques of spiritual training. Continue reading 7 Things to Know About Pranahuti (Yogic Transmission) — A Global Guide To Heartfulness Meditation→