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Cinco Señales de Crecimiento Espiritual
De todas las formas en que uno puede crecer, la mayoría están marcadas por aspectos externos (por ejemplo, hacerse más rico, más exitoso o con una familia más numerosa) y otras se conocen por su comportamiento y actitud, por ejemplo, volverse más feliz, más amoroso y más maduro. El único tipo de crecimiento que es totalmente silencioso, oculto e invisible es el crecimiento espiritual. El Bhagavad-Gita dice que incluso alguien que está iluminado no puede ser reconocido por señales externas.

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Meditation

Meditation on the Koshas for the Multidimensional Self

One of the incomplete views of the self that many of us have grown up with comes from an interpretation of the Cartesian maxim “I think; therefore I am.” Descartes shared that statement not to define what it means to be human but rather as a discovery of a statement that could not be refuted. Nevertheless, as a culture we seem to have adopted that statement as a definition of who we are: that our ability to think is synonymous with being sentient.

Heidi Spear
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Meditation

Discovering Your Essence Through the Five Koshas

The five koshas are the pathway to the deepest layers of ourselves. When we embark upon any journey to and through ourselves, we are taking a journey through these layers of existence. Each of these layers is seen as a veil that has been created for us to develop deeper understanding, to examine, and ultimately to transcend as we find our way back to our truest Self.

Daniel Sannito (they/them)
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Personal Growth

Five Signs of Spiritual Growth

Of all the ways you can grow, most are marked by externals—growing richer, more successful, or with a larger family, for example—and others are known by your behavior and attitude—for instance, growing happier, more loving, and more mature. The only kind of growth that is totally silent, hidden, and unseen is spiritual growth. The Bhagavad-Gita says that even someone who is enlightened can’t be recognized by external signs.

Deepak Chopra™, M.D.
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Yoga

How Yoga Helps You Develop Self-Compassion When Starting Something New

Throughout life as we come up against challenges, we begin to seek more knowledge about how to take care of ourselves, how to understand who we truly are, and how to live a life aligned with what lights us up. We know that to feel well and fulfilled, we need access to tools, skills, and experiences that are going to support our body, mind, and spirit. We are drawn to yoga --- not only the postures, but all eight limbs of yoga --- knowing it can improve our health, help us navigate the challenges we face, and support our awakening.

Heidi Spear
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Personal Growth

Welcome the New Year with Intention

2021 has certainly been an unusual year. May Divine Love and Light be with those whose year was a struggle and with those who found new hope. As we move into 2022, whatever your experiences, now it is time to let go of the past and explore the adventures that lie ahead. Times of transition give us the opportunity to re-evaluate our lives, perhaps making any necessary adjustments to realign with our spiritual goals.

Roger Gabriel
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Meditation

Embrace the Power of Nurturing Yourself

We’re faced, every day, with stress, anxiety, and an overwhelming amount of stimuli. Our bodies, our minds, and our spirits absorb each of our experiences and store all of them in some capacity. With so much tension being held in our space, the commitment to engage in daily practices rooted in compassion, love, tenderness, and gratitude can be pivotal parts of our healing.

Daniel Sannito (they/them)