Truthseekers, almost by definition, work to improve ourselves. We try to break bad habits and improve good behavior. We know we need to do this to keep growing, and it is good. But at some point, as we continue our sincere efforts to find our way back home, we really have to – and we will - start to rise above the challenges, surroundings, and habits of this life.
Wrestling with our bad habits is like trying to pin down 10 fleas with 10 fingers. It might be better just to go somewhere else! Be careful where you apply your attention and energy. We are taught to raise our energy through spiritual practices including energization exercises, chanting, meditation, prayer, and conscious attention to God. Raising the energy inside yourself will permit the exponential jumps in consciousness that will leave flea-like problems behind.
Joy to you,
Joy is God
My favorite CD is Joy is God. I’ve listened to it many times every week for 3 years now. It is endlessly comforting and uplifting. I recommend it without reservation. Get yourself a copy by emailing Ramesha at firstname.lastname@example.org. The cost is $17 including shipping.
Winter Solstice Retreat
Gaia House Dec 17 - 19
Timothy and Lalaan will host you for this weekend at our exciting new retreat - Gaia House. Join us for a calmly active and actively calm weekend of reflection, interaction, good food, fire ceremonies. We'll have a class on the cycles of time by Byasa, a Beauty Walk led by Sundara, and some gentle hatha and guided meditation with Maria Antonia.
On Saturday night we’ll have our special Solstice Dinner – a wholesome shared meal around the table in the photo. After dinner we’ll retire to the beautiful and comfortable Living Room where everyone present will do a reading that they find inspirational – from any source that you prefer.
Please call Guest Services at 1-800-346-5350 to reserve. More information
Wondering about the weather? The average high for December 18th is 55 degrees with a historical range of 42 to 73.
Womens Creativity Retreat
at Gaia House Dec 3 - 5
The focus of this retreat is to help you open up to your own creative power and joy through playful exercises with painting, collage, writing, and movement.
Gaia is now available for you to bring your group for your own program – or to one of ours. Beautiful big home sleeps up to 12.
20% off on house rentals through June 2011!
Call Pranavati to explore the possibilities: 800-346-5350
from Clarity Online Magazine &
The Unfolding of Human Potential
“A very different kind of world and universe will open up as we advance into this age. By the end of Dwapara Yuga in 4100 A.D., mankind will conquer the delusion of space and people will be able to go, not only to other planets, but to distant galaxies.
By the end of Treta Yuga, most people will understand that time, like space, is a delusion, and that the most ancient civilizations exist, not in the distant past, but right now, in the eternal present. more..
Come join us for a
Joyful & Uplifting Thanksgiving
Nov 24 - 28, 2010
Living with a Grateful Heart
Cultivate the spirit of gratitude that is the key to spiritual life.
Inspiration from Yogananda
“The simple thought that you are not free,” the Master said one day, reiterating a thought he’d expressed earlier, keeps you from being free. If you could only break that simple thought, you would go into samadhi.
“Samadhi is not something one needs to acquire. You have it already. Just think: Eternally you have been with God. For a few incarnations you live in delusion but then again you are free in Him for eternity! Live always in that thought”.
From Conversations with Yogananda
by Swami Kriyananda
published by Crystal Clarity