Life is responding to you

Everything you experience is a reflection of your state of consciousness. “The whole of existence is full of rejoicing; you just need to open your windows. Your darkness is your own creation, your alienation is your own creation… [The universe] is immensely intelligent, conscious, sensitive. It is divine in its every dimension. But you have […]

Everything plays a role in your awakening

When the student is ready, the teacher appears. “The root cause of most difficulties in relationships is the fact that we want something from another. We imagine that we need the other person to be a certain way. Why? Perhaps so that we ourselves will then feel a certain way – safe, supported, appreciated, happy. […]

Place your focus inward

Nothing is more important than your state of consciousness. “Live in love. Do your work. Make an end of your sorrows.”   ~Osho~  The only way to achieve fulfillment is to awaken. Each of us has our own lessons and wounds to work through and we draw in the perfect people and circumstances to facilitate […]

Fall in love

Imagine how the world is experienced by someone who is willing to live with an open heart. “Spiritual practice is about increasingly entering into love – not personal love, but the love that is the nature of our being.”   ~Ezra Bayda~    Gratitude, joy, conscious experience, embracing the Now, kindness, compassion, patience, stillness… all […]

Let yourself shine

There is nothing more freeing than discovering your unique way of being in the world. “Experiencing the deepest connection with life often requires taking a step into unknown territory.” ~Ezra Bayda~  Joy is infectious. It can spark awareness in others or attract people and circumstances that are of a similar vibration. The resulting synergy is […]

Cultivating Mindfulness

Observe yourself without criticism or judgment. Seeing clearly, with a little humor, is the first step of cultivating mindfulness in your daily experience. “Spiritual practice is not about a special technique, such as meditation, or about feeling a special way, such as calm or centered. It is about living increasingly awake.”  ~Ezra Bayda~  Remove “what […]

Drop attachment

Learn to flow with whatever unfolds in your experience as if you had consciously created it with a specific purpose in mind. “Great calm, generous detachment, selfless love, disinterested effort: these are what make for success in life. If you can find peace in yourself and can spread comfort around you, you will be happier […]

Living the Mystery

Learn how to be at peace in the midst of the unknown. “Total trust, surrender, relinquishing control – all this is only words. Look into the night sky. Tell me what you see.”   ~Ralph Blum from The Book of Runes~    The unknown holds infinite possibility. When we seek to understand every piece of […]

Using relationships as mirrors

Healing ourselves can change the world. “If we have the courage to look at the social and political forces in the world as reflections of the forces at work within each of us, we can more effectively take responsibility not only for our own personal healing but for the healing of our planet.” ~Skakti Gawain~ […]

Keep things simple

The ego loves to have a problem to solve. “When life is simple, pretenses fall away; our essential natures shine through.”  ~From the 37th verse of the Tao te Ching~    Our culture praises multi-tasking, struggle, intensity… however, higher consciousness teaches the opposite: that life is easy, when ego is dissolved things flow with greater […]