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Serve Life

“The inclination to thrive, prosper, and fulfill our potential is the natural impulse of our divine capacity as spiritual beings.” ~Yogacharya O’Brian As we prepare to reopen our doors on July 11th, I greet you with sweet anticipation. Not only are we preparing the physical space for your arrival, but we are also holding the vision of a healthy and… Read more →

Embracing Unity

“We are at a choice point of how we move forward toward the promise of justice, and spiritual practitioners can bring their gifts of awareness and compassionate action to bear.” -Yogacharya O’Brian I am saddened by the surge of violence against Asian Americans playing out in our world today. Following the shootings in Atlanta, I hold our Asian American communities… Read more →

Divine Anticipation

“Cultivate the inspiration and the anticipation that your life is a divine unfoldment. Know that greater good, beyond our current knowledge, is right now coming your way.” ~Yogacharya Ellen Grace O’Brian I pray that you have experienced the beauty of the season before us. As a mother, a teacher, and a disciple, I recognize the quality of anticipation that comes… Read more →

The Ruby in the Cave of your Heart

“Oh, Lord, lead us from the unreal to the Real. Lead us from the darkness of ignorance to the Light of Truth. Lead us from falsely identifying with the mortal body and mind to the realization of our immortal divine nature.”   ~ Brihadaranyaka Upanishad In March when the news outlets told us of a new illness caused by the… Read more →

The Promise of Giving Thanks

“Thanksgiving and praise open in your consciousness the way for spiritual growth and supply to come to you.  Spirit pushes itself out into visible manifestation as soon as a channel is opened through which It can flow.  You should be thankful for everything at all times.  Realize that all power to think, and speak, and act comes from God, and… Read more →

The Disciple’s Heart

Just as the light of the Sun begins to emerge, the beloved birds begin their morning song. There is such sweetness and delight in this precious life we have been given and as we awaken, we rest there—in the beauty of each moment. When the veil of confusion and sorrow is lifted, a new life reveals itself to us like… Read more →

Listen to the Soul

“We are not here to make a living but to be radiantly alive.  We are here to fulfill our divine destiny – to wake up spiritually and serve life with our talents.  The distracted mind will always say, later.  But the soul insists, now.  This is the time to focus on living the spiritual life.” ~Yogacharya O’Brian Now is an… Read more →

Cultivate Firm Inner Resolve

“Remembering who we are – Self-realization – is the great purpose of life. As we fulfill this purpose of awakening, each of us has a unique and significant part to play in the awakening of the world.” ~ Yogacharya Ellen Grace O’Brian Predictably, as the marine layer lifts, Autumn brings warmer weather to the coast. The days are growing shorter… Read more →

You are a Force for Good

“We find our greatest happiness in the open field of possibility yet search endlessly for the shelter of certainty.” ~Yogacharya O’Brian As outer conditions remain unstable and beyond our control, we are likely feeling the discomfort that comes with uncertainty. Of course, outer conditions are always in a state of change and yet we often find ourselves seeking stability and… Read more →

Bring Peace to the Troubled Mind

“When we are confronted with difficulty, our thoughts can spin and tension grips the body. First aid for the troubled mind and fearful heart is to attend to the breath. It is the most accessible and reliable way to become still. Simply noticing inhalation and exhalation with the intention to become more inwardly aware restores our equilibrium. Then we can… Read more →