September 2020 Newsletter

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We are taught that we get what we need at the time we need it.
Do you sometimes find yourself thinking: “Really, I need this !?”  I give myself a laugh when this thought comes to me.  It would be nice to believe what I needed was somehow “better” than this!  As I’m here now, I guess not.

Today (the day I wrote this), I digitally joined some friends to meditate together.  At the end, I enjoyed repeating the words, and feeling the uplifting power, of our Light the World Affirmation.

God’s light is within me and around me.

With the sword of faith in my hand, with the love of God in my heart,

I am a warrior of light.

I join my brothers and sisters everywhere to overcome fear with faith,

hatred with love, and disease with health.

We all are warriors of light. We fill the world with God’s light.


This affirmation claims our birthright, and shares the best of us with all, when the world especially needs it.  I find it becomes more powerful when spoken with others, with brothers and sisters.

The time is right to be a Spiritual Warrior – a Warrior of Light.  It is by remembering that God is behind what we view as our reality that we have our greatest hope of staying calm and centered.

Share your light with all.  We are blessed by what flows through us.


Nityananda Hickey

The Expanding Light Retreat physical campus

 remains closed due to COVID19.

 After months of prayer and discussion with leaders of Ananda Village, we have decided to use the main campus as an ashram accommodation to meet current needs.

 We have no current plans for when we will reopen.

 We do, however, very much look forward to it, and will let you know. 

Please join us at Online with Ananda

Self-paced Free Introduction to the Path of Kriya Yoga Online

Restorative Ananda Yoga Self-paced video series

Sept. 10th: Lessons in Meditation

Sept. 16th: Spiritual Counseling Training Online

Sept. 19th: Celebrating Yogananda's Centennial Event in Boston, LIVE

We would love to offer our ongoing support with free inspirational videos on our YouTube Channel.
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