The final stage of bhakti (devotion), as shared by the Narada Bhakti Sutras, is non-dual love. The first stage is love of objects, then God, followed by love of Self knowledge and finally actualizing Self love. In realizing my essential nature as non-dual love, I no longer NEED to receive love or even give it. […]
First there is ignorance (avidya), when we don’t know that we don’t know. This is the, ignorance is bliss, period. This bliss, however, comes with its fair share of challenges. Most of the population remains in stage 1. In this stage, we believe the waking dream called me and my life, is real and that […]
Have you ever wondered: Why your life is the way it is? How you found yourself in this particular body, with these thoughts and feelings? Who chose your family? Where did your life challenges, addictions, struggles, gifts and passions come from? Life is a Holographic Projection. The light of self (awareness) shines through our conditioning (vasanas) much […]
When I was young, I sought negative attention to fill the emptiness inside. I felt bad and was often “irritable,” code for angry. I was allergic to most foods and the environment, which was a form of self rejection. I often created havoc for my family and friends. Of course I was probably perceived as […]
With all that’s unfolding here in America and abroad, it’s not hard to feel overwhelmed. Here are some simple actions to cultivate a peaceful mind in the midst of disconcerting events. 1) Begin each day with gratitude. Regardless of what’s happening in the world. For most, there are many things to be grateful for – […]
Karma is like an arrow shot from a bow, once released it can’t be taken back or redirected. While the results of our actions are beyond our control, we do have a choice in how we respond to the results. The attitude we bring to daily experience has great impact on the quality of our lives and whether or not we neutralize negative karma or create more of it.