Spiritual Growth, Spiritual Practice

Befriend Your True Self

Each human being is a nation unto itself occupied by many different citizens. There are many qualities inside each person, some good and some bad. We need to learn to love our individual nations even though there are citizens residing there who are trying to undermine or destroy them. In the Bhagavad Gita (Chapter 6, verse 6) Krishna says: For … Read More

Spiritual Growth

The Propelled Heart

In my early forties, quite unexpectedly, I felt propelled to have my Dutch university degree recognized here in Italy. I immediately acted upon this unforeseen objective and fearlessly challenged the labyrinth of this country’s bureaucracy. Finally I was told that, in order to get what I wanted, I had to pay a year’s university fee, take three additional exams, and … Read More

Spiritual Growth

A Guided Chakra Meditation

What Are Chakras? Before we get to the chakra meditation, it’s important to know a few things about the chakras. Chakra is a Sanskrit word whose literal meaning is wheel or circle. In a deeper sense, the word describes the whirlpools or vortices of energy in our astral spine. The chakras are part of what might be called our spiritual anatomy. … Read More