Releasing fear and panic

(Watch the youtube video about this blog here) As someone who struggles with fear and anxiety, I know how helpless one can feel when caught in an experience that is generating immense fear. Yet, my practices over time have helped me learn that fear is a bunch of thoughts and some sensations in the body, …

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3 tips for times of overwhelm, stress, anxiety

We are all energetic creatures. Like it or not, we are impacted by the moods of those around us, the events that transpire around us, and the general state of the world we inhabit. Some of us are a little more sensitive to these energies than others. Currently, it feels to me like there is …

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Lesson 11: My meaningless thoughts are showing me a meaningless world

The dishes clattered loudly as I threw them into the sink. Pausing for a moment, I waited to see if she responded. When she did not, I continued cleaning. I pushed the drawers shut roughly. I sighed and muttered to myself. Though I wanted to make it perfectly clear that I was irritated and angry, …

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Lesson 1: Nothing I see means anything

The whirring of the mixer startled me. I had just sat down to meditate! Ignoring the irritation trying to make space in my mind, I tried to focus on my breath. No. It wasn’t working. Walking to my desk, I picked up the headphones and turned on my favourite meditation music. Ah, this was nice. …

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Bangles

I scanned the shop for any anomaly. The ledger was in its place, the cash drawer was locked, as were the shelves. Everything looked normal. I turned off the light. Once the momentary blindness passed, I could see everything under the dim light of the the electric lamp. I gazed at the picture of Goddess …

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A short-story on faith for World Story-telling Day

Returning to Krishna Usha looked at the clock. It was not yet 5. Sliding off the bed, careful not to wake up Ravi, she walked to the bathroom. The door creaked a bit as she opened it, but Ravi slept on, blissfully unaware of anything. She wondered how he could be so peaceful all the …

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A process for times of overwhelm, stress or conflict.

Last Sunday, GD shared these words from A Course in Miracles (ACIM). When the going seems tough, most of us simply succumb to the energies of the moment. These simple statements from the ACIM though, when put together, form a process that one can use during such times. And so here it is – the …

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A Practical Guide to Forgiveness – 2

Part one of this post which speaks about what Forgiveness is and why it is important is here. HOW DO WE FORGIVE? According to DOTU there are three major components of forgiveness – 1) Remember that you are dreaming. 2) Forgive both your projected images and yourself for dreaming them. 3) Trust the Holy Spirit …

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A Practical Guide to Forgiveness – 1

This blog post is the first of a two part series. This first post includes the What and Why. Part Two covers the How. WHAT IS FORGIVENESS? “Let me perceive forgiveness as it is.” – Lesson 134 in ‘A Course in Miracles’ (ACIM). Lesson 134 in the ACIM workbook says, “Forgiveness must be practiced, for …

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