Spiritual Growth, Swami Kriyananda

Ten Ways to Expand Your Consciousness

Self-Esteem vs. Self-Respect It is quite normal for businessmen and for anyone striving for success in life to feel a need for self-esteem. Low self-esteem is an obstacle to success. If however, a person wants true happiness, it is also necessary for him to eliminate any relish in his self-importance. I suggest that the modern-day emphasis on self-esteem be changed. Self-respect … Read More

Daily Meditator, Spiritual Growth, Spiritual Practice

Mother, I Give You My Soul Call

In 2010, my husband, Gyandev, and I visited our friend Francis at his home in Palm Springs. He was a devotee of  Paramhansa Yogananda and took us to visit Palm Canyon, a place Yogananda had visited in the late 1920s. While there, Yogananda went into a deep period of samadhi (a state of oneness with God). After he emerged from … Read More