"All Life is Yoga" Sri Aurobindo declared. Indeed, as all Existence is the Yoga of the Divine. The very impulse which effectuates our Being is to merge back into Source. Life is the crucible in which the alchemy of Humanity is transmuted by fire into purified Divine gold.Read More
This series presents the framework of a Spirit Science of Conscious Evolution that leads to the Fulfillment of the Human Being as Divine Gnosis and the resulting Immortal Spiritual Body of Light.
Part I introduces the Human Being as a Function of the Divine Evolutionary impulse to emerge from Consciousness into Existence and then Know itself in the Gnosis of Divinity and Human Being.Read More
"When the yogi sees every object as an expression of the inner divine Self, then the delusion of diversity disappears and he has the bliss of unity consciousness. He finds Siva both within and without."
From the "Spanda Karikas", a unique and important text of Kashimir Shaivism. "Spanda" is the principle of dynamic Divine Creative Pulsation, somewhat similar to the Yin-Yang of Taoism. Shiva is an eternal process of coming into being and coming to rest and All is an effect of that pulsating flow.Read More
We are all students of the Divine process. From the very beginning we ask "What is This?". Life is the exploration in search of the puzzle pieces that comprise the whole, clear picture. The Guru is anyone or anything that helps us along on the treasure hunt and shows us how to put the fragmented pieces of true vision together.Read More
Christ willingly and lovingly took upon himself all the abuse, hatred and violence of humanity so that he could embody those karmas for all of us. And then through the Divine power, he was able to transmute the accumulated global karma into Love.Read More
Since I started performing the Shiva mantra "Maha Paduka Guru Mantra" in which the feet (paduka) of Shiva rest on the crown chakra, I have been having the experience very, very much like that described below. Shiva showed me the column of light that starts where his paduka touch the the crown and how to allow the column to pass through to the base at muladhara. None of this happens without profound Surrender to the Divine.Read More
Some of the images I am working with to create my forthcoming "Mystic Yoga Tarot" deck. This set of tarot cards are derived from a wide variety of wisdom traditions that I have incorporated onto my practice and teachings over 25 years.Read More
I've been practicing a Tibetan Buddhist mantra for purification and release and I want to share it with you. It's a very powerful practice that can speed the transformation of mind, spirit and body. In Tibetan Buddhism it is generally referred to as the "100 Deities Mantra".Read More
If you spent 2016 looking outside of yourself at "The World" in the belief that somehow it ought to conform to your needs, wants, desires and preferences, then you probably don't feel very good about it. And if that's how you roll, chances are excellent that 2017 is going to be experienced as "sucky" too.
The quality of your experience of "The World" that appears to be outside of your self is directly relative to and proportional with the quality of your relationship with The Divine. As that relationship grows and deepens, so does your relationship with the world "out there".
My 2016 was AMAZING and each day was more and more PERFECT than the last. Divine Love in 2017 all day every day! Just Let It Be! Why not? It's your birthright!
From the ages of 13-30 Christ studied and trained with the yoga masters in the land of the Three Wise Men. He learned to fully develop his natural abilities as an Avatar, one born to fully embody The Divine on earth and serve as a Jagadguru, a World Teacher. Celebrate this birth today.Read More
Today’s New Moon marks the main day of India’s epic festival Diwali or Deepavali, known as ‘The Festival of Lights.’ Tonight is a good time to darken all the lights and illuminate your dwelling place with intentional light. Meditate on light emerging from the darkness within. As the reflective lunar light goes dark, Diwali is a time when we can honor our own inner light and let it shine forth into the world.Read More
Understanding and applying spiritual practices and principles is always a challenge. Overcoming the challenges and obstacles is the essence of practice. The first stumbling blocks are encountered within. But most spiritual practitioners cite the most problematic issues as those which arise in the disharmony and dissonance of other humans.Read More
Do you have a space dedicated to Divine presence? It's important to anchor your spiritual life by setting aside a special place that represents your commitment to the Divine. While the Divine is certainly everything and everywhere, if we specifically take the time to create a beautiful scene of sacred elements expressing our connection to the Divine that connection is significantly deepened and enhanced,Read More
A playlist of chants dedicated to Durga Ma for Navratri. Powerful to listen to, even more powerful to chant along! He Ma Durga, Jai Durga Ma!Read More
Today marks the start of Navratri (‘The Nine-Nights’) the festival of the Divine Mother in Her three forms, or the trinity known as the ‘Tridevi’, that is formed by Durga, the goddess of strength, steadfastness, and courage, Lakshmi, the goddess of abundance and beauty, and Saraswati, the goddess of learning, wisdom, and communication. This major festival is celebrated with various prayers, gifts, fasts, and feasts, where each goddess represents an aspect of achievement and perfection within one’s own life journey.Read More
Pictures of me, students, friends, events and travels and inspiring, powerful sacred images.Read More
For a few minutes I was the tallest thing in the continental USA as I stood at the summit of Mount Whitney. I made it to the 12,268 feet level back on June 11 but was prevented from going to the top by a dangerous and vast field of snow and ice. Since then I trained diligently and hiked and summited a series of local mountains in preparation: Mount Islip 8250 feet, Mount Baldy 10,064 feet, San Jacinto Mountain 10,834 feet, San Gorgonio 11,500 feet. Finally on Sunday I saw the spectacular views from the top of Whitney at 14,500 feet, summiting strong and with Shakti flowing.Read More
Across time and cultures, spiritual practitioners have withdrawn for periods of time into the Wilderness to deepen their connection with the Divine. This weekend I spent three full days in the depth of the San Gorgonio Wilderness during which time I briefly encountered only 3 other hikers and 1 park ranger. There was a total absence of human generated light and sounds. Pure silence and only the music of the forest, pure sunlight and moonlight and starlight. It was a perfect opportunity to deepen my Hiking Yoga practice and my connection with Divine Source.Read More
The primary aim and effect of true Asana practice is an energetic condition of easeful constancy conducive to the rising and cultivation of Enlightenment or Awakening.Read More
Most people who have an interest in spirituality have heard of the Chakras, the psychic energy centers. But what most do not realize is that these wheels of energy are only the most basic component of a much more powerful Spiritual Energy Body that is waiting to be constructed and activated and used. This expansive spiritual energy body has the capacity to conduct, transmit and even generate Divine force (Shakti).Read More