One of the things I witness all too frequently is how little people show up in their own lives. That may seem like an impossible statement. How do I not show up in my own life, when it’s my life? Allow me to explain.
The spiritual path comes in all shapes, sizes and difficulty levels. There are teachings on the planet geared toward every level of seeker imaginable, and each is perfectly placed to appeal to those for whom its lessons are targeted.
Living in this world of opposition is a battle for everyone, and this battle is especially poignant for those who are attempting to function from a higher level of conscious awareness. For those of you who resonate with this, there are three keys for how to successfully live in the world that I would like to share with you.
At The Kumara Center for Spiritual Awareness, I facilitate group meditations each month during the new and full moons. Rarefied energies from our central sun bathe Earth at these times and group meditation brings with it the benefit of exponentially increasing the expansion of consciousness for the entire collective, versus individual meditation practiced at home.
As we in the United States celebrate Independence Day again, I am moved to take the concept it is built upon and put it under greater scrutiny.
What is it to be free? Here in America, we think we are free because we have civil rights set in place by our forebears, the right to vote for our elected officials and the ability to move within the country as we please.
I love Swami Vivekananda and often sit down when I have a few minutes just to read a bit from any book in his complete works set. The beauty of Vivekananda is that he has a way of cutting through the mystical and getting right to the heart of Knowledge from a place that the western mind can cognize. He is profoundly rational in his approach to Jnana Yoga, or yoga of the mind, which, in essence, is the same work we teach at The Kumara Center for Spiritual Awareness.
Welcome to 2016! Multitudes of us exited 2015 feeling battered and beat up, both physically and emotionally. Last year was indeed a bumpy ride, and the journey is far from over. It is my personal feeling that we are several years away from any real palpable energetic lifting of the collective on the planet.
Children constantly observe their surroundings and develop their sense of self from input taken in through the senses. When a child witnesses a battle of egos, his psyche will pattern itself after both sides. Consciously, it will choose the side it agrees with, or the one that feels ‘right’, while unconsciously it patterns itself after the winning position, or the tactic the ‘winner’ of the battle used.