Posts Tagged: higher consciousness

Energy Has Its Own Intelligence
Stepping into a flow of energy

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“Energy has its own intelligence” is one of my favorite phrases. Maybe I like it so much because it’s one of the divine truths that came to me early in my exploration of Ananda, yoga, and meditation. What the heck does it mean? Energy waits for you to do something We were in the midst of remodeling our temple… Read more »

Finding Light
What to do when darkness crushes you down

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Finding light is a powerful concept. We all know what darkness feels like, a darkness of the soul, of the heart. It’s awful. So we’re drawn to the light because that’s where we feel better. Swami Kriyananda talks about a dark room and how turning on the light completely erases the darkness, as if it… Read more »

Guilt: Is It Useful?
Is Guilt Helpful?

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Has guilt ever played a role in your life? I sort of laugh, even as I write the question, because, in our culture, of course guilt plays a role, at least from time to time. Using Guilt Our parents used it; our teachers used it; our best friends even used it; we used it. Guilt can… Read more »

The Tamasic Challenge
The Dull, Dark, Inert Challenge

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In previous posts, we talked about the sattvic challenge and the rajasic challenge. Here we talk about the final type, the tamasic challenge. The Bhagavad Gita describes a tamasic challenge as being like the baby in the womb. No matter how hard you work at something, some things just take time. These challenges have their roots in many lifetimes, and they just won’t… Read more »