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Rose garden of desire
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Rose garden of desire

Dec 6, 2015

O brother! You are only thoughts from top to toe The rest of you is made of flesh and bone, you know If your thoughts are like roses, you are a rose garden of desire If your thoughts are like thorns, you are nothing but fuel for fire. (M II / 277-278) ~...

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Autumn Leaves Meditation
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As the weather cools, the crimson, gold, and yellow of autumn surrounds us and gives us a unique opportunity to immerse ourselves in their splendor. As the temperature drops and we begin to feel cold, use these warm colors for visualization and expansion. For this meditation, focus on the colors of the leaves. Think about how each color feels. Imagine what it would feel like to dive into a sea of leaves, or take armfuls of...

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Daughter of the Earth and Water
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I am the daughter of Earth and Water, And the nursling of the Sky: I pass through the pores of the ocean and shores; I change, but I cannot die. For after the rain, when with never a stain The pavilion of heaven is bare, And the winds and sunbeams with their convex gleams Build up the blue dome of air, I silently laugh at my own cenotaph, — And out of the caverns...

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Embracing Autumn
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Embracing Autumn

Sep 20, 2012

After the ever present green of summer, the first glimpse of the vibrant shades of autumn can fill us with wonder and delight. As the autumn equinox approaches be mindful of its meaning. It’s a time of balance between day and night. This duality between light and dark represents the duality that exists within humanity, and in the work of spiritual transformation. Those who seek the light must also face their darkness....

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Messengers of the gods
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According to Hindu myth, gods ride on birds. Many yoga poses are inspired by birds, Pigeon, Eagle, Peacock, Swan, Crane, Heron, Rooster, and Partridge. The swan is the vehicle of the creator god Brahma. Her name (hamsa, more accurately rendered as “wild goose”) conceals a profound teaching in the powerful mantra, soham, which translates as “This am I.” This phrase acknowledges the individual’s aspiration to merge with the universe and sums up the...

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