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 →

Universal Call to Rise

“With courage comes divine possibility.” -Yogacharya O’Brian During this period of global pandemic, the undertones of inequality and racism have surfaced and the outcry for racial justice resounds. Many are experiencing the universal call to rise and contribute to the health and healing of all. Amanda Gorman, poet and activist, writes “for while we have our eyes on the future,… Read more →

Expand Your Horizons

“Divine power within us is always ready to express through us to bring healing and expand our horizons beyond what we believe possible. We need only to trust and cooperate with it. Be unabashedly hopeful for your life and the life of our world. Let the language of your faith in God speak with every hopeful word and every constructive… Read more →

Sing the Praises of the One

“What you seek is seeking you.” ~Rumi Dearest Community, During my morning walk, the light of the sun captured my attention. Rays of splendor danced upon a thin marine layer illuminating the sandy path before me. The chorus of songbirds lifted my heart and allowed tears of devotion to pour forth. Yoga expresses itself through four paths known as Bhakti,… Read more →

Fulfill Your Divine Destiny

“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 As I read this quote… Read more →

Sweet Anticipation

“Cultivate the inspiration and the anticipation that your life is a divine unfoldment. Know that greater good, beyond your current knowledge, is right now coming your way.” ~Yogacharya O’Brian Most would agree that 2020 was an extraordinary year unlike any other in our lifetime. Given the global pandemic, loss of life, political unrest, environmental decay, and the call for racial… Read more →

Choose Love

“Man must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr. Tomorrow we honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. for his work in the world. He can serve as an inspiration for us during this divisive time. His courage and steadfastness, his commitment to… Read more →

Live a Soul Inspired Life

“Words saturated with sincerity, conviction, faith, and intuition are like highly explosive vibration bombs, which, when set off, shatter the rocks of difficulties and create the change desired.” ~Paramahansa Yogananda Tuesday, January 5th, marks the date that Yogananda was born in 1893.  As we celebrate the upcoming birth of the guru who brought Kriya Yoga to the West and the… Read more →

Return to Stillness

“Nurture your soul by feasting on Truth. Fast from worry, fear, and all forms of negativity and grow stronger in Spirit.” ~Yogacharya Ellen Grace O’Brian I send my love to you this morning. As political turmoil escalates, many are experiencing the full range of emotion that accompanies periods of unrest. I have witnessed in others and within myself fear, outrage,… Read more →