Money is not good or bad it is just a neutral resource to get us what we want in life. However, wealth/money whenever we hear these words most of us get triggered in some way or another.Read More
🌟💫✨ Have you ever tried to manifest something and it has not worked?
If so I can totally relate with you. Years ago I watched The Secret and tried to manifest many things but it did not happen.Read More
I feel so lost. Lost in my own life. Perhaps I was always lost and I am just noticing it more and more. The magnitude of being lost is so strong that I just cannot escape from it. I no longer identify with the past things I used to like to do and beliefs I was holding onto toRead More
There are so many techniques, methods, programs, books you name it to come out of debt. Heck, people even create businesses on how to conquer debt and create wealth. Obtaining wealth can be quite an elusive concept for most especially if you are not having it.Read More
Yoga is the new popular craze that has spread from the East to the West. But do you know the real source of where the Yoga you are practicing came from? How do you know if you are practicing real yoga?Read More
Today is day 1 of the Shuddhadvaitam Program which is 21 days with His Holiness Paramahamsa Nithyananda, my beloved Guru and Master. Thousands of devotees and disciples gather from all corners of the world to be initiated into over 70 Siddhis or mystical yogic powers during this auspicious time and space of the Simhasta Kumbh Mela where all the planets and energy of the Divine support the awakening of higher states of consciousness and enlightenment.Read More
There is good news for the folks who like to wake up and enjoy their daily coffee routine. The latest research suggests your morning cup of Joe might be more healthful than harmful than you think.Read More
She never gave up.
Even when everyone else did.
Even when she was lost, broke and destitute.
Even when her heart was broken, crushed and destroyed.
Even when she was abandoned, rejected and ignored.
Even when things did not go her way.
Even when she was lonely, scared and afraid.
Even in the darkest of nights.
Even when there was no path in sight.
Even when she cried and no one came.
Even when her world came crashing down.
Even when no one was there.
Even when she didn’t feel loved.
Even when she was going against the grid and standing alone.
Even against the odds.
Even in the bleakest, obscure moments.
Even when she was hopeless and confused.
Even when everyone was against her.
Even when life smacked her down.
Even when she was discouraged.
Even when she failed again and again.
Even when she felt beaten.
Even when things seemed impossible.
Even when she was told it wouldn’t work.
Even when all sense of security seemed to be ripped away.
Even when it seemed like life was not on her side.
Even when she didn’t know how things would end up.
She never gave up on herself.
I have always been a seeker, even when I did not know that I was or what it was called.
My whole life I have been searching for something more—something bigger that what I was experiencing.
I was seeking for meaning, fulfillment and the purpose of my existence.Read More
"The Universe buries strange jewels deep within us all, and then stands back to see if we can find them. The hunt to uncover those jewels--that's creative living. The courage to go on that hunt in the first place--that's what separates a mundane existence from a more enchanted one." Big Magic ~ Creative Living Beyond Fear ~ Elizabeth GilbertRead More
The syllable gu means shadows
The syllable ru, he who disperses them,
Because of the power to disperse darkness
the guru is thus named.
~ Advayataraka Upanishad 14—18, Verse 5
In the Vedic scriptures there is repeated emphasis that one cannot make spiritual progress in life without the guidance of a guru.
Why would anyone need a guru? Could we not obtain enlightenment ourselves without the need of someone else? Many people claim the the guru is within. This is true. However, how many of us claim we can hear him, understand him or even follow his instructions?
If that were the case then it would be quite simple and there would be a lot more enlightened beings walking about.
If we want to dive deep into our spiritual life then we need to work with someone who has mastered the inner world. That would be a guru.
Guru means teacher in sanskrit, one who takes us from darkness to light. It is the living guru that leads us inward. He serves as a lamp to ignite our own inner light or inner guru. He is the lighthouse to our soul. He is our own atman (soul) being reflected back to us.
The guru is the one who shines like the full moon on a dark night. He is the dispeller of darkness. He liberates us from the ignorance in humanity and bestows upon us the ultimate spiritual wisdom and experience which is enlightenment itself.
When we want to learn how to do anything in life we consult a professional teacher. For example, if we want to learn how to play the piano we take lessons from a music teacher, if we want to learn how cook we take cooking classes, etc. A guru is someone who has mastered the inner and spiritual worlds and can help us to do the same.
The guru is a one stop shop. He serves as our own personal life coach, spiritual advisor, doctor, healer, lawyer, psychiatrist, financial consultant and best friend.
The guru can help with all the difficulties in life that we may encounter. Nothing is beyond his scope of expertise. His wisdom and knowledge is beyond the limitations of space and time.
What makes an enlightened being?
It is a person who has achieved the highest state of evolution. They live permanently in a state of super consciousness and have mastered the science of self-realization. The enlightened being is an alchemist who has the ability to transmit the supreme experience onto us without much effort on our part.
They help us to burn lifetimes of karmic patterns that we carry in which we struggle with intensely to release. A guru is a person who he himself or herself has crossed. They have gone through all possible situations and have the wisdom and expertise to help guide us on our path.
They become a co-creator for our reality. We stop wasting time in trial and error processes. They help us to shorten our journey from what could be a long path with arduous challenges and obstacles. We could waste lifetimes trying to reach the ultimate on our own. Having a guru expedites our spiritual journey and helps us to achieve the transcendent state of existence which is enlightenment.
Having a guru can be one of the biggest blessings one can have in their life.
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom. ~ Anais Nin
Being our true self takes tremendous risk and courage. By being our self we have to stand alone in our power without any fears or doubts. We have to have the audacity to trust ourselves.Read More
“The place where nothing works is where everything works.” ~ Adyashanti
When the spiritual two-by-four hits us over the head, it’s time to wake up.
It’s a Divine wake up call for us to transform and heal our life.
Spiritual awakening never comes at a convenient time in life. It always comes at the most inconvenient and most inappropriate time. Life does not wait for us when she wants to wake us up. When she hits us over the head we have no choice but to wake up. Sometimes we get blind sided and don’t know what hit us, but this is the only way she can get our attention. Something drastic has to happen.Read More
Living in an another country can certainly stir up insecurities and vulnerabilities.
In our country of origin things are familiar and, for the most part, comfortable, because we know how the “system” works. However, when we are living somewhere else our whole sense of security gets shaken up and we have to learn new ways of existing and adapting.Read More
Do you recognize this?
Ever since first seeing this as a kid it had a huge impact on me.
I had no idea that it still would impact me so deeply as an adult.
I never felt like I ‘fit in.’ This seemed to be consistent theme everywhere I went. I was always trying to be like others because of characteristics I admired in them. I thought if I would be like them I would be much happier and fulfilled.Read More