Was Jesus a Shaktipat Guru?

In 2010, I posted a blog drawing parallels between Jesus and his work and the process of Shaktipat from the Siddha Yoga tradition.  Dr. Sonya Jones read my blog and shared that she was writing a book on this very topic.  Below is an excerpt from her now published work.  Congratulations Sonya (Sw. Shraddhananda)! From … Read moreWas Jesus a Shaktipat Guru?

Before Psychotherapy

Today’s blog explores the ancient mentoring practices that preceded modern-day psychotherapy, still exist today and in many ways are more effective than traditional therapy. Life before Freud I know it is hard to believe, but psychology was not born with Sigmund Freud.  Neither did it only come to exist thanks in part to Greek philosophers.  … Read moreBefore Psychotherapy

Show Me the Way to Go Home

Through the metaphorical Adam, the human conditional was born, providing for us the (false) perception of separation and the sensation of having fallen from Grace. In birthing the human condition, we now know fear and suffering in contrast to the love and peace we knew “at home.”  Jesus (among other prophets) discovered the remedy to the … Read moreShow Me the Way to Go Home

Who is Your Teacher?

We are interrupting this discussion on midlife, menopause and the dark night of the relationship to explore another critical topic that is also relevant to the midlife journey (and beyond).  Relevant to midlife is the search for our Soul – the uniquely gifted part of ourselves through which we find meaning, purpose and fulfillment and … Read moreWho is Your Teacher?

No More Apologies

Today’s blog boldly goes where no woman has gone before……naming and claiming who I am and what I do without apologies!!!!! Apologies, Back peddling, Explaining, Rationalizing A very important mirror was held up for me yesterday.  It is the mirror that showed me the ways in which I diminish, devalue, brush off as insignificant or … Read moreNo More Apologies

Jesus and Shaktipat

Shaktipat is a word in the Hindu tradition to represent spiritual awakening – in particular, spiritual awakening that is facilitated or initiated by a guru/teacher and conferred upon his or her students.  Did Jesus confer Shaktipat and can we still be recipients of this Divine energy today? I am currently reading Where Are You Going? … Read moreJesus and Shaktipat

Jesus, my teacher

In our secular, post-modern world, do we dare to call Jesus of Nazareth our teacher and guru and not end up looking like a “Jesus Freak” (not that there is anything wrong with that)?  I will attempt this dangerous feat and hope not to get burned.  🙂 Jesus of Nazareth I cannot claim to know … Read moreJesus, my teacher

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