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Renunciation

“I spurn the tempting magic of this world, with its rainbow bubbles, ever ready to burst. See where I fly: high above the tall mountains. I am free! I am free!” (from Affirmations for Self-Healing by Swami Kriyananda) The Most Important Decision of My Life Personal Reflection by Nayaswami Pushpa Dear Friend, Even from a young age, I was very independent. I … Read More

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Service

“I will serve God through others, and by my service to Him release the hold the ego has on me. I am free in God!, I am free!” (from Affirmations for Self-Healing by Swami Kriyananda) Practicing Spiritual Friendship Through Service Personal Reflection by Nayaswami Pushpa Dear Friend, I served at Guest Services at The Expanding Light from 2013–2020, until we closed due … Read More

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Willingness

“I welcome everything that comes to me as an opportunity for further growth.” (from Affirmations for Self-Healing by Swami Kriyananda) Dear Friend, Willingness must be cultivated deliberately. It is an attitude of mind, and does not depend on outward conditions. People who are successful in any endeavor are not ruled by their likes and dislikes. They are willing to do what … Read More

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Enthusiasm

“In everything I do, my enthusiasam soars to embrace infinity!” (Affirmations for Self-Healing by Swami Kriyananda) Dear Friend, Swami Kriyananda wrote: “Enthusiasm is the spirit of joy channeled through the power of the will. If we want to know joy, we must live always in the full expectation of it.” The word “enthusiasm” comes from the Greek word “entheos” which means … Read More

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Patience

“I am neither the ripples at the surface of the sea, nor yet the crashing waves: I am the vast ocean deeps, unaffected by mighty surface storms, untouched by any superficial change.” (Affirmations for Self-Healing by Swami Kriyananda) Dear Friend, “Patience,” it has been well said, “is the shortest path to God”. Patience means adjusting to whatever is in life, … Read More

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Sharing

“What I give to others I give not away, for in my larger reality it remains ever mine.  I am happy in the happiness of all!” (Affirmations for Self-Healing by Swami Kriyananda) Dear Friend, In the book How to Be Happy All the Time by Paramhansa Yogananda, he tells a story: “A few years ago, I had a fine musical … Read More

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Devotion

With the sword of devotion I sever the heart-strings that tie me to delusion. With the deepest love, I lay my heart at the feet of Omnipresence. –Affirmations for Self-Healing by Swami Kriyananda Dear Friend, Devotion is a vehicle for love to bring us closer and closer to God. We were created by God from love, and therefore our essence … Read More

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Grateful for everything

Gratitude I give thanks to the giver behind each gift, and to the one Giver behind all that I receive. My gratitude rises with devotion’s incense to the throne of Omnipresence. Dear Friend, In the immortal words of Charlie Brown, “What if today we were just grateful for everything?” What a happy life that would entail. Imagine a day where … Read More