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Omega Institute Journaling Through the Chakras by Shiva Rea
A Ritual for New Beginnings
As we reach the end of a cycle, we feel the teachings of completion—what is dying to be reborn, an awareness of the shadow side of ourselves to be “composted” and transformed. The solstice-New Year offers a mirror of every new cycle that will arise—new moons and changes in seasons. Much as people often make New Year’s resolutions, we can reflect upon our seven fires (or seven chakras) as a way to complete the old and ignite seeds for the new cycle—not just for New Year but for all the junctures ahead. More
Omega Institute 2014 Resolution to Evolution by Panache Desai
Bless the Past & Open to the Future
What if I told you that 2014 was going to be your best year ever? Would you believe me? What if I said, regardless of how 2013 unfolded, everything is moving you into greater alignment with your highest potential. More
Omega Institute 3 Tips to Finding Fulfillment by Panache Desai
It's been said that the culmination of any spiritual practice is finding fulfillment. We hunger for a purpose, a calling, something to hold on to that puts our perceived lacking life in perspective, wondering what it is we need to find before we can feel whole and fulfilled. More
Omega Institute Shiva Rea 8 Rituals for a Calm & Centered Day
Ayurveda's Morning Routine
How do you tend the rhythm of your life? Ayurveda’s dinacharya (or daily routine) practices offer ways to support your well-being. Within the Tantras and Ayurveda, the first waking breath of the day is a very sacred sandhya (juncture), a practice in itself for waking from the dream state in life. It is also a reflection of where your consciousness resides. You can engage in a series of practices, described below, to help align you with the fresh energy of morning and carry those rhythms into the rest of your day. More
Monthly Horoscope for December 2013 Aries (March 20-April 19) More
Finding the Universality in Our Experience of Tradition
Children are inherently drawn to celebrations. They serve as a momentous break from routine and a vehicle for transcending the dull and mundane in exchange for a fleeting visit to a world of pageantry and festivity. While children may not absorb all of the finer points of the epistemological nature of such holidays and celebrations, if it feels festive and mirthful, they are likely happy participants. Most children haven't met a festive holiday they didn’t like. More
Omega Institute The Question of Being by Adyashanti
Above the entrance to the Oracle at Delphi were written the words, “Know Thyself.” Jesus came along and added a sense of urgency and consequence to the ancient idea when he said, “If you bring forth what is within you, what you bring forth will save you. If you do not bring forth what is within you, what you do not bring forth will destroy you.” More
Omega Institute Being a Nonbeliever During the Holidays
Finding Meaning in a Season of Celebration
If you look at your calendar on any given month, you will find a number of religious holidays. March has everything from the beginning of Lent (a Christian holiday) to Naw Ruz (a Baha’i holiday) and April has more than a dozen religious holidays. However, in the West, we think of the "holiday season” as, not so much a season, but the month of December. December anchors the year with the blockbuster holidays of Christmas and Hanukkah, along with Kwanzaa and Las Posadas. It is a time of cheer, excitement, and gatherings, both familial and communal. More
Omega Institute Staying Grounded With a Spiritual Practice by Ram Dass
Most of us are enmeshed in the world, and we get lost very easily in the stuff of life. A daily practice is very useful to keep reminding you, to keep pulling you back and waking you up again, giving you a chance to see how you got lost the day before, and to keep putting what's happening to you in the world back into a spiritual perspective. More

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