Spirituality

Understanding the Significance of ‘OM’

Understanding the Significance of ‘OM’

“OM! This Imperishable Word is the whole of this visible universe. Its explanation is as follows: What has becOMe, what is becOMing, what will becOMe – verily, all of this is OM. And what is beyond these three states of the world of time – that too, verily, is OM.” ~ Verse 1, Mandukya Upanishad, Swami Krishnananda Upanishads are the sacred texts that throw light on the sole idea of collective cons... »

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The Ancient Five Tibetan Rites for Youthfulness & Vigour

“For thousands of years, this extraordinary secret of Fountain of Youth had been handed down by members of this particular sect. And while they made no effort to conceal it, their monastery was so remote and isolated, they were virtually cut off from the outside world.” ~ Ancient Secret of the Fountain of youth, Peter Kelder Tibetan monks often beam with high energy, glow and have a pulsating aura... »

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Ten Poems Every Spiritual Seeker Should Read

“Poetry Forgive me for having helped you understand You’re not made of words alone.” ~ Roque Dalton Poetry is spiritual blood, spilling from the pen as though a razor has sliced open the wrist of the cosmos. Poetry fills in the gap between Time and lost time. But poetry is also lost time, opening wounds into worlds. Poetry is spiritual gardening, existential preening, ontological propagation, a so... »

4 Yoga Poses to Open the Crown Chakra

4 Yoga Poses to Open the Crown Chakra

“Wisdom begins at the end.” ~ Daniel Webster As Kundalini energy rises up from the lower chakras, we enter into the realm of pure consciousness. The seventh and final chakra: Sahasrara, the Crown Chakra is the center for deeper connection with ourselves and with a force of life that is greater than ourselves. Resonating a pure light, the energy of Crown Chakra is where Ida and Pingala Nadis unite ... »

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The Ugly Duckling as a Metaphor for Enlightenment

“The ugly duckling is a misunderstood universal myth. It’s not about turning into a blonde Barbie doll or becoming what you dream of being; it’s about self-revelation, becoming who you are.” ~ Baz Luhrmann Much like Jack London’s story of White Fang, The Ugly Duckling by Hans Christian Anderson is a modern fairytale that explores the transformation of a swan mistaken for a duckling fro... »

Four Yoga Postures to Open Your Third Eye Chakra

Four Yoga Postures to Open Your Third Eye Chakra

“In the land of the blind the third eyed man is king.” ~ Dean Cavanagh The sixth chakra or third eye chakra is the seat of consciousness and as well as our “sixth” sense, often referred to as the psychic chakra. Controlling the mental activities of the lower brain (cerebellum) and the nervous system, sixth chakra is also known as Ajna Chakra, meaning ‘to perceive’ in Sanskrit. So, while your eyes ... »

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Five Yoga Postures to Balance the Throat Chakra

“To speak and to speak well are two things. A fool may talk, but a wise man speaks.” ~ Ben Jonson The source of expression and manifestation, the fifth chakra: Vishuddha (translates to ‘especially pure’), the throat chakra, is the purification center which gives voice to our spirit. This is where energy transforms into our manifestations in the physical world. Situated at centre ... »

Seven MORE Books Every Spiritual Seeker Should Read

Seven MORE Books Every Spiritual Seeker Should Read

“No two persons ever read the same book.” ~ Edmund Wilson There are so many good books out there with the potential to enliven the spirit, open up the heart, and invigorate the soul that we couldn’t leave it at just one article (Eight Books Every Spiritual Seeker Should Read), so we decided to write another one. From the more esoteric Bhagavad Gita and Urantia books, to the more metaphysic Celesti... »

Has Spirituality Become Part of Your Ego?

Has Spirituality Become Part of Your Ego?

“Once you awaken, you will have no interest in judging those who sleep.” ~ James Blanchard For the seeker who is on the spiritual journey or the truth-seeker that is determined to uncover what is “real” and “unreal”, the spirituality or awakening process becomes nothing short of an obsession. Once the secrets of the universe begin to show themselves to you, it&#... »

The Zen of Heartstorming: Ego Individuation and the Self-actualization of the Soul

The Zen of Heartstorming: Ego Individuation and the Self-actualization of the Soul

“Wisdom ceases to be wisdom when it becomes too proud to weep, too grave to laugh, and too selfish to seek other than itself.” ~ Khalil Gibran See yourself within everything, and everything within yourself. The illusion is our separation. We are one. But we must not forget that we are also aspects of The One. We are individual waves crashing out of a mighty cosmic ocean. We’re all connected, but w... »

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