Formula For Success (Part 2)

Part One of this blog looked at the blessing of having a guru. Now I’d like to explore Attunement. As a musician, when I hear the word Attunement, it calls to mind the process I go through when I sit down to play the harp. Even though it’s time-consuming, I take the time to tune all 58 strings of my double-strung harp. It’s the difference between heavenly harmony and unpleasant discord. Did you know that the human body reorganizes itself … Read More

God’s Call Within

Have you ever heard a whisper through your conscience that you disregarded? I think a lot of times I’m simply deaf to Divine guidance. However, the other day I started my morning with a “deeper, longer, thirsty, guru-given meditation” that made me more receptive to the silent language of grace. Dharmadevi and I meditated for a longer period of time and ended with healing prayers for a friend who was in need of support. After our meditation we left for … Read More

Formula For Success (Part 1)

If I could boil down what I’ve learned as a disciple to one sentence, it might look like that. Three elements that when combined, have the power to transform a life. Having a guru is a supreme blessing. He is so precious. He will see you through all difficulties. He knows your every thought, and knows every detail of your past life, and he loves you unconditionally. Think about that – he knows our every weakness and fault, and yet … Read More

The Vibrationless Original

Nayaswami Jyotish shared during Spiritual Renewal Week that God took part of his vibrationless Spirit and put it into motion. I believe he was quoting Lahiri Mahasaya when he said God took 1% of His stillness and like a tuning fork began to vibrate Himself to create the universe. Everything in this world is of dual nature. We cannot have creation without duality. As Paramhansa Yogananda said, “the law of relativity is necessary to divide the One into the many.” … Read More

Timelessness Is of the Essence

During my first visit to Ananda Village in Northern California in 2007, I had an experience of timelessness I’d like to share with you. I was sitting at the South Fork of the Yuba River, which, in my opinion, is one of the most beautiful places in the world. There are huge boulders everywhere, interspersed with tall pine trees. The water is crisp, cold, and clear. As I was sitting alone, my feet in the cool water, I lost myself … Read More