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Gita Matlock,
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Expanding Love in Marriage
October 31, 2013

I want to share a hard-won lesson that has recently clarified for me. I have by no means perfected this one, but it’s been a profound journey and I hope that by sharing it here the value of that lesson can expand to help someone else. It’s about love… true love. There are lots of…

The Light and the Bushel
October 27, 2013

Many of you are probably like me—you’ve got an average singing voice though nothing that’s going to win you a Grammy. So does that stop you from thinking that you have anything to offer? Years ago I found myself in the position to sing a solo in front of Swami Kriyananda. After I sang Swami…

An Amazing New Development for Ananda in the Bay Area
October 18, 2013

A Beautiful Farm near Half Moon Bay When Swamiji passed into the Infinite, it was as if an enormous wave of energy was released. As his body declined with the passing years, his consciousness expanded, until the body was simply too confining to hold it. For him it was a joyous release. And once freed,…

Signs in the Skies
October 10, 2013

An amazing “sign in the sky” came my way on December 20, 2012. I thought it might be fun to share this unusual event with you and also share my thoughts about it. First, a little background. In my second grade classroom, we actually practiced crawling under our school desks when the alarms sounded. We…

Steve Jobs and the Autobiography of a Yogi
October 5, 2013

A short time after Steve Jobs passed away, a friend of mine received a phone call. “We’d like to place an order for 500 copies of Autobiography of a Yogi. Do you have that many?” It turned out that those books — eventually purchased from Self-Realization Fellowship, who had enough in stock — were needed…

Energization Experiments
October 2, 2013

One of the first techniques we learn at Ananda is an original creation of Paramhansa Yogananda’s: the Energization Exercises. These exercises help us learn to work directly with our life force in a way that can be applied not only in our other meditation techniques, but in everything we do. The Energization Exercises intrigued me…