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Raja yoga meditation is an effective way for Stress Management

Stress and anxiety have become a global problem of today’s time. Today there is hardly any person who is completely free from stress. Many types of physical, psychological, intellectual and yogic methods as well as medical therapy are used for stress management today. Some of their dimensions are showing progressive results, although along with this,…

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Some reflections on war and the conflict in Ukraine

War is the ultimate expression of accumulated individual and collective ‘negative’ emotions such as anger, fear, bitterness, resentment, regret, anxiety and insecurity. Such emotions trigger the well-known ‘fight or flight’ reaction, which we are currently witnessing on our screens at this historic moment in time. In this state, reason often goes out the window and we say and…

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The Illusion of FEAR

How many times have we used the phrase “I’m afraid I can’t do…” or “if I go ahead with this I’m afraid…”, I’m afraid so and so will…”. I’m sure many of you may be nodding your head right now, thinking yes I have used these phrases. Well let me tell you, by using the word afraid…

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Your A-Z Guide to Divine Virtues – Wisdom

Knowledge is about accumulating facts and information, while wisdom is about using judgment in applying that knowledge in life’s situations. This means knowledge is a gift that comes to us with a big responsibility – of churning on it, applying it in life and converting into wisdom. Wisdom shows us how to think and how…

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Your A-Z Guide to Divine Virtues – Victory

To be victorious I must understand what values I need and offer to others, when I do this I have a clear aim and direction. I ask myself which values I want to live with,  is it time, others, respect. According to my values so will be my qualities, this enables me to have peace,…

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Your A-Z Guide to Divine Virtues – Responsibility

‘Responsibility’ which means the ‘Ability To Respond’. In order to respond right in every situation, our first priority should be a stable mind. Tending to the needs of the mind with love helps us master the Self, and thereby master our World. In order to respond well we first need check in with myself first…

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Your A-Z Guide to Divine Virtues – Mercy

Mercy does not mean to condone wrong acts. To have true mercy on the self and others we need to empower the self spiritually so that we can conquer our weaknesses.   We can empower the self and others by looking at only the good. “There is no good or bad person. Circumstances trigger their right…

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Your A-Z Guide to Divine Virtues – Kindness

Kindness is the act of showing respect to other s whilst being in your own self respect.  It begins with small gestures such as saying ‘please’, ‘thank you’, ‘excuse me’, or ‘I am sorry’. It can also be offering a helping hand, waiting for your turn, returning a phone call, or even responding with a…

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Your A-Z Guide to Divine Virtues – Introspection

In a world where things have become showy, noisy and full of superficialities, it is difficult to appreciate the power of introspection. Though it is the greatest means to refresh ourselves, we sometimes forget to use the art of introspection which simply means becoming still for a few moments. When we experiment by using a…

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Your A-Z Guide to Divine Virtues – Humility

In spiritual language humility is about being egoless.  As we drop the labels of the body, our roles, performances and all those details of body consciousness, we automatically become egoless, which means humble.  Humility is an innate quality within the soul, one has no ego about anything because someone who has humility is simply in…

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Your A-Z Guide to Divine Virtues – Enthusiasm

Enthusiasm is a quality that naturally belongs to us, it is found within the spirit, and it just needs to be ignited from time to time.  Much like the muscles in the body, they need to be exercised in order to be toned and shaped. So when we raise our level of consciousness, we raise…

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Your A-Z Guide to Divine Virtues – Determination

When you believe in something deeply – you will find that you easily have the determination to see it through, no matter what obstacle comes your way but in-order to keep the determined thought active you need ensure you are checking-in various times of the day to ensure you are on track in fulfilling your goals.…

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Your A-Z Guide to Divine Virtues – Contentment

Contentment is when I show love and appreciation for myself and the role I am playing.  It is looking at my own goodness and spreading that good vibration around. Contentment allows me stay in my self respect and having faith that everything I need is provided in abundance and therefore I can give unconditionally and…

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Creating a non-violent community

Recently the safety of women has come to the frontline in the news and this is because we are still experiencing threats to our lives due to the growth of vice. However if we understand who we really are, that is a spiritual being made-up of values we would never come to see such actions…

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Your A-Z Guide to Divine Virtues – Beauty

Todays virtue on Beauty teaches us a lesson that Beauty is light personified – that is light/ a star being given life and form which can be experienced. Beauty within – has power and this power can only grow when you recognise the light you are within, the spirit is filled with many qualities and has…

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Self-Soothing – Stillness in the Storm

Welcome to our Stillness in the Storm (SITS) blog. Each month we look forward to introducing you to one of the seven tools for coping with fear and uncertainty explored in our recently published SITS book. We aim to briefly introduce a theme and give you a selection of practices you can try out during…

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Your A-Z Guide to Divine Virtues – Accuracy

We are all made of innate divine qualities. These contribute to both our mental and physical well being. Understanding the importance of each of these allows us to start using them in our everyday activities. We will be exploring the A-Z of divine virtues in these series. Posted once or twice a month.   Todays…

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Compassion Challenge Day 7 – Good Wishes

Good Wishes  Our thoughts have power, this power can transform the vibrations in the worlds and these vibrations in turn can bring about the change required to shift any obstacle. We often live unconsciously letting these thoughts go to waste. In meditation we are consciously becoming aware of these thoughts and start using them more…

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Compassion Challenge Day 6 – Self-Compassion

Self-Compassion It is easy to care for others or material possesions when we know that they belong to us. When it comes to the self we may sometimes forget our true values and qualities we possess. We take ourselves for granted, falling into a habit that may not be healthy for us and the impact…

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Compassion Challenge Day 4 – Forgiveness

Forgiveness and Reconciliation Forgiveness means to “give” this means to offer compassion love, affection, good wishes and have pure feelings towards the self and others. It is also about letting go of the past and focusing on the now. It’s also vital not to play the blame game but to accept what is and see…

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Compassion Challenge

With a turbulent year in 2020 Wellbeing is now at the forefront of all our mind. The hope of a the New year ahead in all of our hearts is igniting the feeling of positive change. One way we can go about doing is this to start our New year with our Compassion challenge.  We welcome you to join us for this 14 days challenge to start the 2021 with a Compassion. This deep emotion plays a massive part in our lives, for our being the soul to survive. In order to grow your compassion for yourself and other as well, it is vital to work the compassion muscle in your mind and get it toned and tuned up for the betterment of our world. 

As the Dalai Lama quotes ” Compassion , connotes love, affection , kindness, gentleness, generosity of spirit and warm-heartedness. We will send you a short daily challenge that will ensure you imbibe and inculcate the goodness of this special virtue. 

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Boundaries

In this time of the pandemic, boundaries have surfaced in public consciousness. Quarantine and lockdown have meant that we may no longer have private physical spaces to retreat to when we feel it is necessary to ‘step away’ for a moment. Having our physical movement confined and restricted has made us more aware and sensitive…

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A Day in Silence

Generally being an outspoken and free person, I had a fear of being in silence from a very young age. I did however know there were benefits in keeping silent at times, so I experimented with this several times in those days. It was always ok on the day, but I felt limited and sort…

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THE ART OF NON-ATTACHMENT

How does the ego convince us that it is real? Emotions sustain the ego because emotions feel real. Emotions come from the ‘my’ value we project onto things or people but that value is not a part of the object or person we call ‘mine’. My car has value for me but that ‘my’ value…

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Freedom – Part 2b

Time Being present enables us to be contented all the time. Constant happiness can only be experienced when we are present. Why? All sadness/regret is based on something in the past that has already happened and all fear is based on something in the future that has not yet happened. If we are pre-occupied with…

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The Subtlety of Self-Respect

We create an external personality which we call the ego from the external and material influences of our lives and it is the ego that is the source of our sorrow and lack of self respect. The self, the soul, the real I, is already perfect, a peaceful, loving, wise and happy being, infinitely worthy…

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Attitude in relationships

Our attitude creates our perception of what is happening in our relationships in life. If I have the attitude that someone is irritating, I will always find something irritating in that person’s behaviour so my attitude is a mind set that determines my experience of the relationship. That attitude of irritation comes from the ego…

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Freedom – Part 2a

Body The ego has put our sense of self into the body and the role that we play in the drama of life. The body is not who we are but as soon as we are born, others relate to us as though we are the form we inhabit. “What a pretty girl. What a…

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Freedom – Part 1b

Relationships We are all social beings and so we all interact with one another. It is helpful to adopt the attitude that we are all actors playing our different roles in the drama of life. I may be playing the role of a mother, a teacher, a householder and so on. This analogy enables us…

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Models Of Perfection Vs Authentic Living

Spiritual awareness enables us to stand back from any situation and not get caught up in temporary ideas of models of perfection, ie, an image of what the ego would like us to be. Examples might include a model in our mind of how a perfect student, or a perfect nurse, or a perfect mother…

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How to overcome adversity?

It is true that in life challenges and adversity are a certainty, but do they have to overwhelm and overpower us? Some respond to adversity incredibly well, dealing with them skillfully, optimistically, enthusiastically and appropriately. Whilst others often feel disheartened, perhaps defeated, disempowered – with feelings of “why me?”, as though life holds a personal…

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True friendship

They say that true friends are hard to find, we all want true and good friends in our lives but are we that to our own self? The most important relationship in our life is the one that we have with our self. We tend to be kind, caring and thoughtful towards those around us,…

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What is Soul Consciousness?

‘’When individuals of any age learn to turn inward and connect with their innate, divine nature and it’s Source, then, regardless of circumstances, they experience and express true peace and happiness. This is why spiritual education is the need of the hour.’’ Dadi Ratan Mohini Soul Consciousness and Body Consciousness Soul consciousness is derived from…

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Overcoming Temptation

Question: How to overcome temptation? Answer: An attractive proposal that I can’t take up. A bar of Belgian chocolate that my aunt just gave me, even though my doctor prohibited chocolate only last week. An alarm clock trying to wake me up at 5 a.m. after I got to bed at two. Dilemmas and temptations…

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Cultivating values in everyday life

Question: How to cultivate values in everyday life? Answer: Each morning, making time for silence to connect with the inner being gives the experience of the original qualities of the self – which are peace, love, truth, purity and happiness.  As I connect with these innate qualities, and emerge them in my awareness, I remember…

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The Power of Tolerance

There are different situations that come in life where the power to tolerate is necessary. One is bad words and assault from others, one is when it comes to trying to establish the truth, one is discontent in small or large matters.Tolerance is required when going through sickness. If you speak about a sickness it…

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The Power of Zeal and Enthusiasm

What is the first thought you have when you open your eyes in the morning? Is it a positive thought or a negative one? The first thought you have in the morning will usually determine how your day goes by. I am working on keeping the thought that ‘I am loved’ to make my day…

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The power of the soul

“Ninety-five percent of our time is wasted on thinking about others; we go on and on with a string of expectations, which becomes like a hammer of demand on other people’s heads. Take a combination of expectations and demand, and what does it equal? Conflict!” At this time in the world Drama, everybody has some…

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New Beginnings

The month of January is a time for making New Year’s resolutions. One of my goals this year is not to miss early morning meditation. My role model is Brahma Baba. This soul used to wake up at 1am to do meditation every day for 34 years without fail. It is good to set goals…

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Experiencing the Power of Silence

In my free time I am practicing silence more and more. It is helping me to stay peaceful and calm my mind. As relationships, health and wealth are not a reliable source of happiness, I am finding more and more that spending time with the supreme soul the highest energy in silence is my main…

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