August 2020 Newsletter

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True freedom is not “freedom from” it is “freedom in.”

While we are living through our karma, we cannot be fully free from difficulties and restrictions.  If we get stuck there, freedom will elude us.  We won’t find freedom by fighting against, or by denial.

In “Renunciate Order for the New Age” Swami Kriyananda wrote: “The old method of renunciation was world-negating; the new one is samadhi-affirming. One’s concentration, in other words, is on the joy of soul-freedom in God.”

It is in part through acceptance and through service that we can connect with a higher purpose and a higher Self.  That is where freedom can be found.

Many blessings on your path toward freedom.


Nityananda Hickey

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