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Who are you? Who am I? We are ONE. We are not separate. That other person is you. The myriad forms around you are a multi-dimensional mirror. In other words, every thing you see, every person you meet – is […]

We are all lights having an experience of being in the dark. Duality is merely a three-dimensional expression of what lies beyond. The biblical creation story talks about the void and the gases bubbling up to form matter, which eventually […]

The cosmic awakening reached its peak in 2012, and since then we have seen our greatest role models fall in a heap. We have seen a breakdown in leadership and the knowledge that the media and governments are corrupt to […]

I met a beautiful person. She was so perfect to me. Later I found it she was chronically depressed. It seemed I wanted her to be perfect. She wasn’t. She was living in her head and engulfed by sadness; she was cynical, […]

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 […]