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Your Creative, Positive Imagination

Your Creative, Positive Imagination

by Nischala Joy Devi. August 6, 2014 Imagination is the third Ray of consciousness. When it is illuminated, it becomes the path leading us to and from our heart’s center. Imagination allows us to create an unlimited number of both pleasant and unpleasant experiences. An image is felt, and from that a thought, a word, or an action sprouts. When it is bathed in negative imagination, the image can have an unsettling effect. For instance,...

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The Best Way to Start Your Day

The Best Way to Start Your Day

by Nischala Joy Devi. July 15, 2014. Greet each new day with joy, thankfulness, and reverence. Have a feeling of anticipation, looking forward to what the day will bring. If worries spring to mind, set them aside. Let your mind come back to the present moment. “Now I am stretching to help my body wake up. Now I am brushing my teeth. Now I am sitting for meditation. ” And so on. Let gratitude fill your heart. Focusing your attention...

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Mantras, Prayers – The Real Power Comes From the Heart

Mantras, Prayers – The Real Power Comes From the Heart

by Nischala Joy Devi. June 12, 2014. When expressed with great devotion, the sacred sound reveals our Divine nature. Yoga Sutra 1.28 The sacred sound must pluck the strings of our hearts in order to unite our entire being. Often, we are accustomed to repeating the same prayer, with our mind and heart engaged elsewhere. Then the prayer is only given lip service. The real grace comes when we are unified on all levels of our being. By faithful...

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Breath Meditation: See the World in a Different Way

Breath Meditation: See the World in a Different Way

by Nischala Joy Devi. April 29, 2014. Here is a simple meditation, using your breath. Breath meditation is wonderful to help center and balance and reestablish calm on a busy day.To begin, sit comfortably on the floor or in a chair that supports you well. Observe your posture. Just thinking about meditation, your back will straighten and your shoulders and arms will come into a comfortable position. Allow your eyes to remain open and unfocused...

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Vairagya: Remembrance of the True Self

Vairagya: Remembrance of the True Self

by Nischala Joy Devi. March 12, 2014. In the last couple blogs, I’ve been talking about Abhyasa and Vairagya two components that are essential to reunion with the True Self. Patanjali talks about this in the Yoga Sutras: Yoga Sutra 1.12 Consciousness is elevated by Abhyasa (Devoted Practice) and Vairagya (Remembering the Self) Last week I talked a bit about Abhyasa, Devoted Practice. Now, lets focus on Vairagya, Remembering the Self. Yoga...

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