Divine Nature in the City 

I felt like I was stuck inside someone’s living science fiction novel with pages that were forcefully scratched, erased, whole lives torn out, rewritten new scenarios, and cliffhangers. Who could have foretold the historic life pages that brought the world to a screeching halt within the last year and a half?  How overnight, countless lives would be uprooted on the global stage and businesses frozen in their tracks? In the microcosm of my own life, the momentum of an amusement-park … Read More

Is Joy All Nature’s Theme?

During my first pilgrimage to India I had the great blessing of going with a group of Ananda devotees led by Nayaswamis Durga and Vidura. Having never been to India before, I was deeply grateful to have their divine friendship throughout our travels. Our pilgrimage began at the Ananda Gurgaon Ashram and a satsang with Swami Kriyananda. Swamiji gave our pilgrimage group the advice, “Close your eyes and open your hearts to India’s spiritual vibrations.” Taking the spirit of Ananda … Read More

Mother Nature Is Calling

As I’m writing this blog, Narayan and I are having a day of silence before leaving the Ananda Desert Retreat. As you read this blog, we will be beginning a two-week camping trip in Sedona, Arizona. Our campground has no cell reception or WiFi.  We talked about going camping a number of times but this time, Divine Mother was calling us. “Unplug. Let my silent beauty restore you.” I’ve noticed, since the pandemic began, that many are feeling the call … Read More