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Surrender – The Greatest Victory

When most people hear the word surrender, they think of something negative.  Giving up, losing, being humiliated, allowing oneself to be controlled or perhaps even imprisoned.  However, when used in a spiritual context, surrender also means to give up but here it’s to give up everything that no longer serves us.  Spiritual surrender is to stop struggling against “what is”, to let go of the smallness of life and fully embrace its Totality. In the

Surrender – The Greatest Victory2019-01-14T02:01:58+00:00

The Seven Stages of Spiritual Development

We are all spiritual beings and all have the potential to fully embrace our spirituality.  However, like everything in life, embarking on our spiritual path is a choice.  In life we are each presented with several choices, leading to new stages of development.  Initially, most of us progress along the same path but, at certain points, we have choices - whether to stay immersed in the status quo world or to explore the splendors of

The Seven Stages of Spiritual Development2019-01-18T16:41:31+00:00

The Alchemy of Desire

The ignorant man asks for material possessions, the intelligent man asks for enlightenment but the wise man just loves and receives everything We all have desires.  In fact wants and then don’t wants are regularly popping in and our of our heads.  But how often do we stop and ask ourselves what we do really, really want and even then, how much of the time are we really sure?   What we put our attention

The Alchemy of Desire2019-01-18T16:44:41+00:00

The Foundations of a Spiritual Practice

We can think of a spiritual practice as something similar to building a beautiful, tall mansion set in lush gardens. This mansion is like no other. When finished, it will be filled with exquisite works of art, celestial music and treasures beyond compare. Everything you could ever want or need will be in exactly the right place at the right time. Peace, harmony, joy and love will radiate to everyone who visits. This mansion is

The Foundations of a Spiritual Practice2019-01-18T16:45:55+00:00

The Eight Limbs of Enlightenment

Some of you will be familiar with Patanjali’s Eight Limbs of Yoga, Raja Yoga, the Royal Path. This is the great gift Patanjali gave the world, laying out a very simple and yet profound set of guidelines for removing the obstacles on our path to Enlightenment. These Limbs form the basis of any Sadhana or spiritual practice to purify the physical, mental and spiritual bodies. However, Patanjali isn’t just guiding us to a healthy mind

The Eight Limbs of Enlightenment2019-01-14T01:43:43+00:00

The Foundations of a Spiritual Practice

We can think of a spiritual practice as something similar to building a beautiful, tall mansion set in lush gardens. This mansion is like no other. When finished, it will be filled with exquisite works of art, celestial music and treasures beyond compare. Everything you could ever want or need will be in exactly the right place at the right time. Peace, harmony, joy and love will radiate to everyone who visits. This mansion is

The Foundations of a Spiritual Practice2018-10-03T16:41:16+00:00

The Mahavakyas of SynchroDestiny

The word Mahavakya means a great pronouncement or great statement, which expresses the message of the One Universal Truth. In ancient Vedic times, a teacher would sit with his or her students and expound on the great wis-dom teachings. The more advanced students were introduced to the knowledge of higher states of consciousness and enlightenment and many of these teachings are recorded in the texts of the Upanishads. At certain points in the teachings, when

The Mahavakyas of SynchroDestiny2018-09-11T20:21:08+00:00

What You Need To Know About the Yoga Sutras

The true meaning of Yoga is the union of body, mind, soul and spirit. According to Yoga, we suffer because of not knowing our true Self and because of the illusion of separation of our individual consciousness from Universal Consciousness or Brahman. The Yoga Sutras are a practical textbook to guide our spiritual journey of remembering. The Yoga Sutras were composed by someone called Patanjali. However, we know very little about him, except that he

What You Need To Know About the Yoga Sutras2018-09-11T20:16:35+00:00

Meditation Frustration: what to do when you want to quit

The quick answer is “don’t”! During my years of teaching meditation, I’ve have heard a multitude of excuses for ending a meditation session early so let’s look at some of them and what to do when they occur. Make Yourself Comfortable One of the simplest reasons for feeling restless during meditation is because you’re sitting in an uncomfortable position. If you can sit for 20-30 minutes with legs crossed in full lotus and without back

Meditation Frustration: what to do when you want to quit2018-09-11T20:09:22+00:00

Non-dualism in the Modern World

Most of us live in a dualistic world. We see everything, including ourselves, as different from everything else, “I am here and the rest of the world is out there somewhere”. However, the Advaita Vedanta tradition, propounded by the seventh century sage Adi Shankara, tells us that all of the Universe is One Essential Reality, and that all facets and aspects of the Universe are ultimately an expression or appearance of that One Reality. According

Non-dualism in the Modern World2018-09-11T20:06:46+00:00
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