Meditation

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When a Way of Life Gives Birth to Art

‘Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.’ ~ Pablo Picasso Art is like visual affirmations that elevates consciousness and is a gateway to experience deeper realms. One such artist that caught our attention was Karmym (Markus Meier), a painter, yogi and traveler. His art integrates yoga asanas (postures), sacred geometry and various elements of eastern philosophy to cre... »

Happiness is Contagious

Zen and the Art of Unreasonable Happiness

“There is no path to Happiness. Happiness is the path.” – Dan Millman Over the years we’ve been bombarded by a plethora of get-happy-quick schemes. Everybody seems to have some sort of long-winded “secret” to happiness. But when it comes down to it, there is no trick to happiness. When the chips are down, and our backs are against the wall, happiness is a choice. It’s up to us. We all have the cap... »

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Five Fascinating Health Benefits of Mindful Meditation

“Meditation is not a means to an end. It is both the means and the end.” – Jiddu Krishnamurti Mindfulness meditation has been around for literally thousands of years, and there’s a reason for that: it works. Through science we’re starting to get a better understanding of why it is so beneficial. Everyday more research is drawing a clearer link between meditation and human health. Its effect on our... »

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Five States of the Human Mind

“The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be kindled.” ~ Plutarch. It’s all in the mind. Our mind is the epicentre of our soul. We interact with the universe with our thoughts. Even when we are asleep, our mind is operating. The continuous flow of thoughts lead to two states of minds i.e. peace or chaos. We feel chaotic and confused in few situations, whereas in few, the mind is deeply... »

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Shamanism and the Transformative Power of Drum Meditation

“Shamanism is not a religion. It’s a method. And when this method is practiced with humility, reverence and self-discipline, the shaman’s path can become a way of life.” – Hank Wesselman The wise make one lifetime into many; the many make one lifetime into less. Shamans are intent upon making their one life into many by cultivating a relationship and a dialogue with the multiple sub-selves within ... »

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Kundalini Rising, Part 7: The Crown Chakra

“What you do is what the whole universe is doing at the place you call the here and now. You are something the whole universe is doing in the same way that the wave is something that the whole ocean is doing. The real you is not a puppet which life pushes around. The real deep-down you is the whole universe.” – Alan Watts As Kundalini energy rises up from the lower chakras, we en... »

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Kundalini Rising, Part 6: Ajna, the Third-eye Chakra

“The eye through which I see God is the same eye through which God sees me.” – Meister Eckhart As Kundalini energy rises up from the lower elements of earth, water, fire, air and ether, it enters into the realm of light. Our Ego-centric Will has become Soul-centric Intent. Our individual ego has now merged with Cosmic Mind. Personal mastery is at hand, but spiritual myopia is ever-present. This ar... »

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Kundalini Rising, Part 5: The Throat Chakra

“Raise your words, not your voice. It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder.” ~ Rumi As Kundalini energy rises up through the chakras it becomes more ethereal and dynamic. The more we meditate on in this kind of energy the more we gain spiritual confidence. Our ego-centric Will is fast transforming into soul-centric expression. This article will discuss the expressive significance of... »

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Kundalini Rising, Part 4: The Heart Chakra

“If you’re really listening, if you’re truly awake to the poignant beauty of the world, your heart breaks regularly. In fact, your heart is made to break; its purpose is to burst open again and again so that it can hold evermore wonders.” ~ Andrew Harvey. Imagine Kundalini as a divine snake moving up your spine, causing each chakra it passes through to blossom. The more we ... »

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Kundalini Rising, Part 3: The Solar Plexus Chakra

“The Manipura Chakra is as radiant and bright as the sun dominating the dawn. Draw in the prana and hold it there while meditating on the fire element. This meditation dispels the deeply ingrained fear of death” – Gheranda Samhita, one of the three classic texts of Hatha yoga. As we rise up through the seven blossoming Chakras, with the corporeal energy of Kundalini in tow, we become more aw... »

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