LIGHT OF CONSCIOUSNESS
AUTUMN/WINTER 2021 VOL. 33 NO. 2
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2 HEALING OURSELVES AND THE WORLD
by Swami Amar Jyoti
Throughout the universe, the laws are the same. When you are conscious, you will not interfere with the balance and harmony around you. That is why the holy ones advise to begin with yourself.
10 FORGIVENESS BRINGS PEACE
by Constance Kellough
The majority of us find it easier to forgive others than to forgive ourselves. Looking at forgiveness from a higher level.
12 THE TRUE PATH: SURRENDERING TO SHAKTI
by Michael A. Singer
The beautiful energy that made the great Masters who they were is waiting to rise inside of you. Surrender yourself to it.
18 WHY DO WE NEED A TEACHER?
The Transmission of Light is not a mere metaphor; it is an actual event which takes place between teacher and student.
20 THE POETRY OF MONIKA JOHN
by Monika John
Timeless gems in remembrance of an extraordinary seeker and poet.
ADVAITA: RECOGNIZING THE TRUTH OF UNITY CONSCIOUSNESS
by Acharya Shunya
If you are living in this duality-ridden world, learn to respect it and navigate it with knowledge, say the Vedas; do not simply deny it all as an illusion.
28 RIVER OF OFFERINGS: FOLLOWING THE PATH OF THE GANGES RIVER
Text and photos by Jennifer Prugh
What began as a search to deepen my yoga practice became a love affair with this river—and all bodies of water, which deserve the reciprocal care and attention of those who turn to them for solace, sustenance, and redemption.
34 THE FOUR IMMEASURABLES PRACTICE IN GLOBAL PANDEMIC
by Dr. Nashalla Gwyn Nyinda, Menpa TMD
How to practice joy and appreciation in uncertain times? Through wholesome rejoicing in virtuous deeds and actions of all sentient beings who bring happiness to others.
36 WHAT IS MY UNIQUE PURPOSE AT THIS MOMENT IN TIME?
by Jennie Lee
What question have I been living my whole life? What does my soul want to express? These questions open us to new possibilities of wonder from the creative energy that surrounds and sustains us all.
38 DEEPENING PRACTICES IN OUR GOLDEN YEARS
by Marianne Martin
The “golden years” can be a vital part of our greatest adventure. The One who created us has gently and sometimes firmly set aside these precious years of our lives—to encourage us to allow our spirits to soar!
42 WAKE-UP CALL
by P.D. Allen
We created covid-19 as a wake-up call to ourselves, manifesting it in the form of a virus crossbred in our own ignorance and inhumane treatment of other living creatures.
44 PARAM PARA: ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS ON THE SPIRITUAL PATH
by Swami Amar Jyoti
How to know when to use willpower and when to let go? How can we see our blocks and take responsibility? Is there such a thing as an accident?
REFURBISHING A WOOD STOVE IS YOGA!
by Justine Sanchez
At first I thought, “I don’t want this old thing.” Then I got to work.
64 TRUSTING THE GOLD
by Tara Brach
If you want to realize who you really are and who others are…
46 Books, Books for YA and Children, Audio, Spiritual Cinema.
51 Tools for Your Journey
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