Category: Inspirational Messages

Embrace the Light

“A worried mind lives in an imaginary future. An unhappy mind lives in the storied past. Only a peaceful mind abides in the grace-filled present. In the light of the present, worries flee like a mirage in the hot desert.” ~Yogacharya O’Brian With the changing of the seasons, it can be helpful to pause and reflect on our spiritual practice. … Read more →

Cultivate Faith in Your Practice

“The inclination to thrive, prosper, and fulfill our potential is the natural impulse of our divine capacity as spiritual beings.”                                                                                                 ~Yogacharya O’Brian   With Springtime in the air, the natural world is teeming with new life. Dormant seeds spring forth coloring our hillsides with beauty. It is powerful to remember that this same impulse to express fully resides within… Read more →

Let Love Lead the Way

“Turn your thoughts to God with the intention of living in harmony with divine love, the law of your being. Then simply be present. Love will guide you. Love itself will introduce you to Supreme Love.” ~Yogacharya O’Brian As we continue to witness injustice and acts of hate across our nation and the world, feelings of anger may arise. Kriya Yoga… Read more →

Give Yourself Grace

“God’s grace sustains us, the teacher’s grace opens us to possibility, and our own grace frees us.” ~Yogacharya O’Brian Today, I offer a prayer of love and compassion for all families in the world today. Given outer conditions, no one would deny that parents have been challenged, stretched, and summoned to bring forth their inner resources, more now than ever,… Read more →

Be Grounded in Joy

“The influence of environment is powerful. We are wise to consider it.” ~Yogacharya O’Brian The current outer environment’s influence upon our well-being may feel overwhelming at times.  We may lose our balance and find ourselves feeling anxious, disconnected from our Source and others.  Perhaps our usual ways of obtaining equilibrium are not working and we are finding it difficult to… Read more →

Open to Receptive Stillness

This poignant moment in time marks the second year that our family will forgo our annual tradition of traveling up North to the Center for Spiritual Enlightenment for the Soul Liberation service followed by time spent with extended family and friends. Rather, we will stay close to home, attend the service online, and honor the arrival of Spring by admiring… Read more →

Imagine the Freedom of Living in the Soul

“Imagine being spiritually enlightened.  Don’t allow yourself to be confined by mundane circumstances, subjective (mental and emotional) conditions, or mental processes.  Imagine that you are always established in conscious awareness of your pure essence – which is a unit of the pure essence of ultimate Reality.” ~Roy Eugene Davis Yesterday, March 27th, marked the second anniversary of the mahasamadhi (conscious… Read more →

Behind the Veil of Separation

“The experience of divine grace is a glimpse behind the veil of separation, a vision of wholeness that frees us from fear.” ~Yogacharya O’Brian As I walked along the beach this past week, I looked up at the hills in the distance and noticed that there was a fine mist distorting my view.  As I contemplated on what I was… Read more →

Gateway to Joy

“Live your life as a great bliss adventure. Be willing to follow what has heart and meaning.” ~Yogacharya O’Brian As I stroll along our walking trails early in the morning, I find myself musing about the path of awakening. Ten years ago, I was initiated into Kriya Yoga by my Guru Yogacharya O’Brian. I remember seeing other devotees, dressed all… Read more →

Let Every Word be a Blessing

“Being awake is being mindful of the effect of our words before we speak and of the consequences of our actions before we take them. There is no such thing as casual speech, only words of power. Every utterance can be constructive; every word can bless.” ~Yogacharya O’Brian I have always been fascinated by languages, both living and forgotten.   As… Read more →