Facing Challenges, Spiritual Growth

The Substance of Things Hoped For

The Substance of Things Hoped For My first job, upon arriving in Rome, was in real estate. The employer was a posh American lady, in her late sixties and as tough as nails, working in partnership with her ambitious, competitive daughter. In the Eternal City, the two ladies had been able to smell an opportunity in the business of selling and renting houses and apartments to the international community of … Read More

A Touch of Light, Facing Challenges

Ups and Downs

Facing Challenges, Right Attitudes

Weavers of light

Weavers of light Our world is going through trying times… Climate change and environmental destruction, ongoing or new wars that awaken the possibility of another globalised conflict, the energy crisis, natural disasters whose destructive force is amplified by growing population density as tragically illustrated by the earthquake and Syria…So many shadows… Our teachings tell us that such is the transition … Read More

Facing Challenges

When Everything Falls Apart!

How people manage life without a Guru is beyond me! When my life got turned upside down and inside out, it was the tools of this path, and my Guru’s grace, that navigated me into the light again. I came back to England during the break up of my marriage, for a little bit of space, not realising that it … Read More

Article, Facing Challenges

How to Overcome Karma-mess with Calmness 

Remain ever calm within. Be even-minded. When working, be calmly active. Someday, you will know yourself to be subject no longer to the tides of Destiny. Your strength will come from within; you will not depend on outer incentives of any kind for motivation.  – Paramhansa Yogananda  Have you ever been on a ship, traveling during a storm, with the … Read More

Facing Challenges, Right Attitudes

The Eight Meannesses of the Heart: How to Overcome Them – Part 7

When I was in my late teens I made an unpleasant discovery: I had a fear of banks. In itself this needn’t have been a problem. But my friends and I were travelling in foreign countries, and the special checks that I was carrying needed my signature within a bank in order to be cashed. Those blurred lines that my … Read More

A Touch of Light, Facing Challenges, Meditation and Kriya Yoga

Relax Upward

Emotions, Facing Challenges, How to be Happy

Avoiding Anxiety while Viewing the World’s Problems

What can we do to avoid anxiety when viewing the problems that afflict the world? That’s a good question, especially at a time in which we are bombarded with news that is, intentionally or not, alarming. First Covid, then masks, then lockdown, then fear of the variant, fear that the vaccine can be harmful, and then the green pass, and … Read More

Facing Challenges, Spirituality in Daily Life

How to Develop Clarity in a Time of Confusion 

We are living in times of great confusion. Bombarded with conflicting information, all presented as truth, when often it is merely an opinion or a speculation based on confused facts. It is like a scene from a comedy movie I saw some years ago in which Robin Hood sees his companion Blinking, who was blind, taking his turn as the … Read More

Facing Challenges, Spirituality in Daily Life

Adapting to Change

“Change your thoughts if you wish to change your circumstances. Since you alone are responsible for your thoughts, only you can change them. You will want to change them when you realize that each thought creates according to its own nature.  Remember that the law works at all times and that you are always demonstrating that according to the kind of … Read More