Posts tagged spirituality
Relationship as a Catalyst for Spiritual Growth

It is always easier to be centred, zen, grounded and present when you are alone, when there is no one else there to disturb your peace. It is always easier to be authentic, to be truthful when you are alone, when you don't have to consider anybody else's feelings or opinions, and you can say or do whatever you want. Sometimes things just seem to be much easier when you are alone than being in partnership with someone.

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Money and Spirituality

Yes, today let's about money. Money, like sex, is probably not the most comfortable topic to utter. Many religions in the world have condemned money (just like they have condemned sex), advocating for poverty. They deem material possessions as bad and the desire for money is considered a sin. It is a common belief that money and spirituality don't mix. This, I do not agree. 

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So I Heard You Are a Free Spirit

This has happened to me a few times, so I feel the urge to speak up. Sometimes I am a bit reluctant to label myself a free spirit, although I am definitely one. I don't live a conventional lifestyle. I can never follow the 9-5 (I would literally die).  I live spontaneously without a routine and like to create in the moment.  I don't follow conventional values if they don't agree with my heart. I'm a free and independent thinker and not easily influenced by others' opinions.

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The Power of Sacred Women Circle (And Why We Need Them)

I first experience the transformative power of sacred women's space during a Mystical Tantra Goddess retreat in Turkey held by the legendary Monika Nataraj last year. It was an all-female ten-day tantra retreat. Every day all the beautiful women would gather together to meditate, to dance, to transfigure, to share our deepest thoughts and desires, also our raw emotions, struggles, vulnerability, to hold space for each other, to allow each other to be truly seen, to dive deep into spirituality and sexuality.  

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New Vision (Osho Zen Tarot)

The figure on this card is being born anew, emerging from his earthbound roots and growing wings to fly into the unbounded. The geometric shapes around the body of the figure show the many dimensions of life simultaneously available to him. The square represents the physical, the manifest, the known. The circle represents the unmanifest, the spirit, pure space. And the triangle symbolizes the threefold nature of the universe: manifest, unmanifest, and the human being who contains both. 

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We are All Goddesses Having a Human Experience

To all the Sacred Sisters, the Wild Women,
the High Priestesses, the Gypsies, the Goddesses,
the Shamanesses, the Mothers, the Visionary, 
Never forget you all have a unique inner Goddess. 
To say one is a goddess is not from the ego,
it is not narcissistic. 
To say one is a goddess is to recognize the inner goddess,
the inner beauty, the inner strength,
to awaken the Shakti (creative force), 
to embody the divine feminine, 
the source of where we are coming from. 

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The Importance of Having Difficult Conversations

I'm a Libra, so I tend to dislike conflicts and avoid difficult conversations. Also, I was brought up in a culture that "challenging conversations" are considered bad to have, so oftentimes I pretended that they were not there, or wishfully thinking that the problem would somehow just go away. It is natural to have fear of having difficult conversations, we may fear that the problem will become worse, we may fear that it will hurt others' feelings. 

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Nothing is Yours

If you are happy at the expense of another person's happiness, then you are forever bound. From the very beginning we start poisoning every child with the poison of competitiveness. By the time he comes out of the university he will be completely poisoned. We have hypnotized him with the idea that he has to fight with others, that life is a survival of fittest. Then life can never be a celebration. Then life can never have any kind of religiousness in it. Then it cannot have any quality of sacredness. Then it is all mean, ugly. 

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The Fool (Osho Zen Tarot)

Moment to moment, and with every step, the Fool leaves the past behind. He carries nothing more than his purity, innocence and trust, symbolized by the white rose in his hand. The pattern on his waistcoat contains the colours of all four elements of the tarot, indicating that he is in harmony with all that surrounds him. His intuition is functioning at its peak. At this moment the Fool has the support of the universe to make this jump into the unknown. Adventures await him in the river of life. The card indicates that if you trust your intuition right now, your feeling of the "rightness" of things you cannot go wrong. Your actions may appear "foolish" to others, even to yourself, if you try to analyze them with the rational mind. But the "zero" place occupied by the Fool is the numbless number where trust and innocence are the guides, not skepticism and past experience.

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Look Deep Into Your Heart

Look deep into your heart. 
Listen to the still small voice within. 
And remember one thing: life is fulfilled only through longings,
never through ambitions.
Life becomes blissful only through the heart,
never through the mind.
Mind creates science, 
the heart creates religion.
Mind can give you better technology,
better gadgets. 
The heart gives you the real, 
ultimate values: love, bliss, truth, freedom, 
awareness, God.

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How Do You Know You Might Be a Star Seed

Have you ever felt lonely or alienated? You think differently and act differently. People around you can't really understand nor relate to you and vice versa. What seems to be commonsense conventional standard to most people, seem rather bizarre to you. A lot of times you feel like you do not belong here and you have a sense of homesickness.If you also feel like that sometimes, rest assure that you are not alone, and you may very well be a star seed. Star seeds are beings that have experienced life elsewhere in the Universe and on other planets in non-physical dimensions other than on Earth. Star Seeds may also have had previous lifetimes on earth. 

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Patience (Osho Zen Tarot)

We have forgotten how to wait; it is almost an abandoned space. And it is our greatest treasure to be able to wait for the right moment. Even trees know it - when it is time to bring the flowers and when it is time to let go of all the leaves and stand naked against the sky. They are still beautiful in that nakedness, waiting for the new foilage with a great trust that the old has gone, and the new will soon be coming, and the new leaves will start growing. We have forgotten to wait, we want everything in a hurry. It is a great loss to humanity...

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2018 New Year Resolution: Living in the Present

In the past, I always like to write down many wishes and resolutions for the new year: In the new year, I should do this and that, I should reach this goal and that goal etc. Although a lot of times, I could accomplish the goals, I always felt something was missing. Whenever I reached the goal, I felt happy, but the happiness was fleeting. If you are too goal-oriented, then you will not really enjoy the moment, and you may very well unknowingly blocking the surprises that life wants to bestow on you. 

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Totality (Osho Zen Tarot)

Developing the knack of being total in responding to whatever comes, as it comes, is one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself. Taking one step through life at a time, giving each step your complete attention and energy, can bring a wondrous new vitality and creativity to all that you do. Every moment there is a possibility to be total. Whatever you are doing, be absorbed in it so utterly that the mind thinks nothing, is just there, is just a presence. And more and more totality will be coming. And the taste of totality will make you more and more capable of being total. 

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Not In the Sky (Osho - Discover the Buddha)

A deep observation of anything that is wrong in you is enough; you need not do anything else. Just be aware of it and it disappears. It disappears just as you bring light into a room and the darkness disappears. Become aware, awake. Then you will see that everything comes and goes, all things come and pass. Life is a flux. Your consciousness is the only thing that is immovable, that is eternal. To attain it is freedom. To attain it is the goal of life. 

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