The Wheel Of The Year

Can Ancient Ritual Heal Modern Separation Anxiety? Two hours after sunset in the mountains outside of Ojai on the Winter Solstice, the longest, darkest night of the year, I lost signal on my GPS. Even though I am a country girl at heart, I still felt disconcerted blindly navigating a landscape without streetlamps, without gas [...]

By |2012-08-22T22:45:54+00:00February 22nd, 2010|Spirituality|0 Comments

Tell A Vision, Create Community

Twenty-Three Years of Forming Fellowship And Promoting Possibility The word agape has its origins in the Greek language, in which it means love. One of the meanings of agape in English is love. Not just any kind of love: Unconditional love, compassionate love, brotherly or sisterly love, love of God and even the [...]

By |2015-04-11T09:57:43+00:00November 27th, 2009|Spirituality|0 Comments

The Hero’s Journey

Around The World And On The Stage ONLY FIFTEEN MINUTES into the practice and we knew we were in over our heads. Guru Kal, (short for Kali), a powerful lion of a man, was barking out commands in a rapid and incomprehensible (to us) dialect of Malayalam. Following his direction, we awkwardly threw ourselves to [...]

By |2015-04-11T11:35:26+00:00September 28th, 2009|Spirituality|0 Comments

Notes from Self-Realization Fellowship Convocation

Brother Achalananda speaking at the Self-Realization Fellowship annual convocation in Los Angeles. Self-Realization Annual Convocation in LA August 2 - 8, 2009 There’s something both powerful and inspirational about sharing an enormous room with nearly 4,000 people, all poised and sitting silently, creating a meditative space that vibrates far beyond the walls. This [...]

By |2019-08-02T16:35:33+00:00September 28th, 2009|Spirituality|0 Comments

Either Orb

A Family Photo Album Sometimes you're born into a family, sometimes you marry into one and sometimes you find your family in a room filled with sweaty headstanders. But whether you are bound by blood, love or belief, family means family photos. Usually the family comes first. But recently I discovered a part [...]

By |2015-04-11T11:58:54+00:00July 23rd, 2009|Spirituality|0 Comments

The Rhythm Of Motherhood

Everything in life has a unique rhythm. From our heartbeat, to the cycles of the moon and the length of each season, everything follows a pattern or tempo reflecting the cyclical nature of life. As a mother, I am learning to become more comfortable with the rhythm of motherhood and the balance between being a [...]

By |2016-12-12T04:53:11+00:00May 26th, 2009|Spirituality|0 Comments

Sacred Space

Golden Bridge Yoga in Hollywood was once the Cadillac dealer where Elvis shopped. Then it became the sound stage where Old Blue Eyes, Johnny Mathis and Barbra Streisand did their sound checks before it transcended the confines of the entertainment industry and fixed its gaze on a more enlightened path. “We didn’t pick [...]

By |2015-04-11T12:16:01+00:00March 31st, 2009|Spirituality|0 Comments

Heart Opening

Mystic Madness or Blissful Big Bang? You wake up, take a shower, get dressed, make coffee then manage your way to work through the traffic. At the office, you engage in small talk with your co-workers and buckle in for another day in the world. Then, suddenly, you feel a brimming flush of [...]

By |2012-08-25T22:28:35+00:00February 25th, 2009|Spirituality|0 Comments

Reiki: Spiritual Healing & Modern Medicine

Reiki is a spiritual healing practice that promotes balance in the body, mind and spirit. Although, like meditation and yoga, Reiki is traditionally a self-care practice, it can also be used therapeutically to support people addressing health challenges and to ease the delivery of conventional health care. The number of mainstream care settings where Reiki [...]

By |2014-11-30T13:03:17+00:00February 8th, 2009|Spirituality|0 Comments