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Do you call yourself “spiritual?” Is that a religion? What does it mean? Does it mean you judge people because they don’t understand how elevated you are—because that’s what you are now, elevated—above other people? Swami Satyananda taught (regarding the […]

Blue Mountains, Australia, 2010, I was enrolled in the most dreaded thing on my bucket list—my first Vipassana. Vipassana is a 10-day retreat in which participants take a vow of silence and are strongly encouraged to follow the program’s strict […]

Oh Serena – where have you gone – what depths have you fallen to? Who are you? A woman. First and foremost a tennis player. African-American. And now claiming to be a spokesperson for women’s rights, and racial equality? Will […]

Wake me up! “Please stop this suffering. I’m feeling blue. Depressed. Sad. Disappointed. Downcast. I’m losing hope. I’m starved of oxygen.” The all-too familiar cry for help. Has it happened to you before – or someone close to you? I […]

As human vessels for Divine light, we are constantly inundated with information and wisdom that comes directly via our primary light-source, the sun. Revolutionaries have known the power of this for aeons. It is the light of the sun that […]

  Rumi teaches that we don’t need to look on the outside – we can take ownership of our world – we can decide to create a fertile soil and to plant beautiful seeds so that they may grow –“This […]

Not a day goes by when we don’t have a new allegation, a new confession, a new apology. Whilst some accusations have a sound basis, the climate of judgement is toxic for all of us. It is a time of […]

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry words echo in my heart – “It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.” Our history and tradition has placed a demand of women to be […]

“Why do I need you in the light, If I do not find you in the dark” – Kahlil Gibran I speak to the wounded feminine. You know who you are. You’ve been suffering for aeons. Suppressed. Dishonoured. Disrespected. Taken […]

  When you look in the eyes of a puppy dog, what do you see? Do you see unconditional love, beauty, connection, affection? Is it part of you or are you separate from it? What do you see within you? […]