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Celebrating the Summer Solstice

The summer solstice has arrived in the northern hemisphere on June 21, bringing with it the longest day in the year which means lots of extra sunlight for festivities. The day is considered to be sacred by many pagans around the world who celebrate the solstice among their other yearly holidays. The summer solstice is one of four…

Going beyond Religion, Spirituality!

OM! Humble salutations to the Supreme Intelligence, The Advaitha Guru Parampara (lineage teaching non-Duality) and my own Acharya (Preceptor) for the content that I put forth in this blog ! It is a very common question, especially among those who are new to spirituality,”Where do I begin? Do I really need a guide/teacher to teach…

The Mechanics of Happiness !

OM! Humble salutations to the Supreme Creator, The Advaitha Guru Parampara (lineage teaching non-Duality) and my own Acharya (Preceptor) for the content that I put forth in this blog ! What is there to write specifically about happiness you may wonder, after all, who doesn’t know or hasn’t experienced happiness! The happiness that we are…

Fate vs Free-will!

OM! Humble salutations to the Supreme Creator, The Advaitha Guru Parampara (lineage teaching non-Duality) and my own Acharya (Preceptor) for the content that I put forth in this blog ! Is our life on earth governed by Fate or is it governed purely by Free-will? “Fate and fate alone”, if you say, these are the…

Celebrating Lá Bealtaine

April’s showers have given way to a rich and fertile earth, and as the land greens, there are few celebrations as representative of fertility or few pagan sabbats feel more pagan than as Bealtaine. Observed on May 1st (or October 31 – November 1 for our Southern Hemisphere readers) festivities typically begin the evening before, on…

How to Tap into Your Inner Guidance

Inner Guidance Eckankar

You know the way you feel something is right but you’re not sure how you know? Or, you felt the need to do something but your don’t know why? This is your inner guidance and it can come as a nudge, a dream, or a quiet voice within you. Often people are afraid to follow…

Spirituality and Connection

I have defined spirituality many times in these pages as the ability to connect with self, others, with the world itself and finally with the ultimate Other some of us dare call God. We can make these connections in many ways and certainly not only through organised or established religions. Spirituality is all about establishing…

Remember Who You Really Are!

Have you ever looked at yourself and said, what more is there to learn about me and who is this I that is talking to me? Are they the same or different? Do you define yourself by the roles you play in life, your job or your qualifications? While these describe what you do, they…

Powerful sentences that helped awaken the sleeping Me!

OM! Humble salutations to the Supreme Creator, The Advaitha Guru Parampara (lineage teaching non-Duality) and my own Acharya (Preceptor) ! Through this blog, I wish to share some powerful lines which really shook me up from my deep slumber! These are lines from various books and lectures of various religions, traditions, authors and cultures. It certainly…

Seven Ways Pagans Celebrate Earth Day

Paganism is a nature religion or earth-centred spirituality. A nature religion is one that has “a this-worldly focus and deep reverence for the earth as something sacred and something to be cherished. Not surprisingly then, Earth Day (April 22) is a holy day for many Pagans. Here are some ways that Pagans celebrate Earth Day.  …

The Search

Truth is found in and through the desire for truth. The experience of the hunger for truth is a revelation of truth. It is in the very search for truth that its transforming power is revealed. In answer to its summons individual lives and, through them, whole worlds are pulled out of the dark swamps…

How to regain your emotional balance

Our emotions can bring turbulent storms into our lives. Our thunderous emotions can strike at any time, particularly when a person who upsets us is in our vicinity. This can wash away our happiness and bring turmoil within us. In Harold Klemp’s book, The Spiritual Exercises of ECK, there is a chapter on Balance and…

Census 2016 Results: Large Growth in No Religion, Orthodox Christianity and Hinduism in Ireland

Preliminary Results from the 2016 Census released by the Central Statistics Office last week show that Orthodox Christianity and Hinduism were the fastest growing religion in Ireland between 2011 and 2016 (Chapter 8, Religion (PDF)) Orthodox Christianity, which included Greek, Coptic, Russian and others, grew by 37.5% during the five years. In 2011 there were…

The Mind and Liberation! (Part 2)

OM! Humble salutations to the Supreme Creator, The Advaitha Guru Parampara (lineage teaching non-Duality) and my own Acharya (Preceptor) for the content that I put forth in this blog ! As the title suggests, this is in continuation with my previous blog ‘The Mind and Liberation!’. We left off saying that the mind has to…