In one of my Tai Chi classes, Sifu George kept reminding us all to slow down. He said that if you are going slow enough you will catch your errors and take remedial action before you commit them. Sure enough, I could easily see that the slower I go, the more attentive I become. The … Continue reading Go Slowly, Reach Early.
Feeling stuck? Have dreams that seem to be put on pause? Found an old note of mine. Perhaps it will raise your spirits during these overcast days! Remember the olden days when you had to hunt for that particular length of cloth - specific to what you had imagined, and hand it over to your … Continue reading Keep The Faith!
I recently revisited my 'S.O.U.L.' of 2010. This book more or less wrote itself, and like a young, inexperienced, and somewhat surprised mid-wife, despite my best intentions, I really did not know how to do justice to this book. I have never been good at marketing my various offerings, and certainly not on a large … Continue reading The Story and Free Download of ‘S.O.U.L. – School of Universal Learnings’.
With over 170 offerings at last count, this blog now has a host of practices, clearings, essays and poems that can serve inner work. As per their individual needs, I regularly recommend specific, relevant articles for self-study and practice to my clients. However, I was wondering how to make this reservoir more accessible and useful … Continue reading New at Serene Reflection: Explore The Archives
Musical Pillars at Vitthala Complex, Hampi, India. In this last year, I have been fortunate to have visited several UNESCO World Heritage sites and other energetically powerful places. These trips are an integral part of my work as an earth sensitive (see Are You An Earth Sensitive And Why You Need to Know). However, … Continue reading Outer Travel And Inner Journeys
Today is the fifth anniversary of this blog, which I started writing on Sameer’s 6th death anniversary. In my first post, "Light House", describing a mysterious happening after his passing, I wrote: “Death is an unarguable inevitability. And there will be questions and emotions when a loved one moves on. However, those who stay behind … Continue reading 5th Blog Anniversary – List of Select Posts
Someone dear to me is accustomed to saying ‘Haq banta hai’ (I have the right), whenever he requests anything that could be considered an imposition. Even though I often suffered from the story of ‘I am often and easily taken advantage of’ in the past, his saying this never triggered any resistance in me. However, … Continue reading Without Apology
The roots of what troubles us are often deeply hidden from our conscious understanding. These may sometimes be ancient, including emotions and beliefs that we have inherited from our ancestors or the collective. I discussed this in more detail at Individual Clearings and Collective Consciousness. Awareness of what is really going on within us and … Continue reading Wait No More
Abundance, like age, is a state of mind. Too often, it is thought to be limited to the digits describing one’s material wealth. While in fact it is the space from which one operates. Abundance here refers to the experience of ease and flow in all aspects of one’s life. It is being anchored in … Continue reading Material Wealth, Abundance And Spirituality
In playing the role of a parent, a caregiver, a supportive friend, a healer, a mentor and the like, one of the most delicate balances to achieve is that between ‘being’ and ‘doing’. The meaning of these oft used spiritual phrases are likely best understood through personal experience. Theory cannot restrain the empathy or impulse … Continue reading Are You Being Supportive Or Intrusive?