April 11, 2020

"Always think first of what you are about to do and how it will affect you. To act on impulse is not freedom, for you will be bound by the unpleasant effects of wrong actions. But to do those things your discrimination tells you are good for you is all-freeing. That ki...

March 30, 2020

Let nothing stop you from going within and finding your strength, your peace, your ability to weather any storm.

Today was a windy day. A couple nights ago I had a dream that I was standing in my previous house which was built in 1925, looking out the window. It was a w...

March 27, 2020

Of everything to do now, despite the common sense of the day, it is to seek peace and calm within ourselves. Calmness can begin as an attitude, but as we practice this way of being, it strengthens and it leads the way to a deeper and deeper sense of peace and true wisd...

March 25, 2020

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**Originally an e-mail sent to the Creative Energy Yoga e-mail subscribers

March 20, 2020

"Great things are produced first in the mind...

There is no limit to the power of your mind."

- Paramahansa Yogananda

Thank you for hanging in there with me. I've sent you so many e-mails recently and a couple people got fed up and unsubscribed. It's not the first time a...

March 1, 2020

"Whatever I do, I do with the greatest love that I have in me."

-Paramahansa Yogananda

Over the past few months I have learned how to pray. It's big news for me because I banned the word "pray" from my vocabulary for years and now I use it carefully.

I'm glad I had banne...

January 21, 2020

Eventually that which obscures the truth is removed.
Truth lives forever. Falsities eventually die. To the animal everything is true. The human, on the other hand, has learned the false and must sift the way to Eternal Truth. We ask for help from the One that knows.

Ins...

June 17, 2019

My Dad told me, some years ago, that he sees his role as a father very much in the way Khalil Gibran explains in "The Prophet," "On Children."   This is everything I need as a daughter - and everything I could give to my children.

"On children" by Khalil Gibran

An E...

March 29, 2019

Our human tendencies

express themselves differently across cultures. 

Take away the culture and we are all still human. 

The thread is being human.

Some human behaviors are more pronounced in certain cultures than in others.  The expressions may vary.  Take away how they'r...

June 22, 2016

I hadn't really thought about "devotion" as a feeling that could enrich a person's personal growth and development.  I have thought about the importance of feeling a strong "desire" to want to grow and evolve, but not devotion.  I associated th...

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