Annapurna Devi & Her Music of Silence

On 13th October 2018, Annapurna Devi passed away. Her death was as peaceful as her life in the last 60 years had been, ever since she stopped playing music publicly, because of a vow she made to save her marriage to sitarist Pandit Ravi Shankar. While the marriage still failed, she held her vow till […]

Rajshri’s River of Hope

Most of us, when we read social media posts about a natural calamity like drought, we click angry-face LIKE and hit ‘Share NOW’, perhaps with a dark comment about government inefficiency. Some of us donate money. Very few volunteer time with an NGO. My friend Rajshri Deshpande went a step further: last month, she set […]

ReAwakening the Heart: a free healing meditation

This free 35 minute energy process facilitates releasing trapped emotions, past life trauma, old conclusions, energetic heart walls, and areas of un-forgiveness in our lives. The clearing also helps release the frozen tears that are locked up in our throat chakra. Finally the meditation brings us to rest in the quiet space of oceanic peace – our true Being.

THE STORY OF ‘ME’

During the weekly group call last Sunday, my mentor GD spoke with incredible clarity for an hour about the inner monologue that makes us zombies to the present moment. That constant thrum that never allows us to be quiet even during our attempts at peace. That inner screen we are glued to even more than […]

A Prayer To Restore Faith

Originally posted on Serene Reflection:
I channeled this for someone very dear to me some days back. I shared it on FB earlier and the response there prompted me to record it here for easy and frequent retrieval. For all the times I pretended to trust god, but I didn’t, For all the ways in…

Is Your Job Destroying Your Spirituality?

Last week, I found myself with a group of film producers who were gloating over the genius of a corrupt politician who had inveigled a real-estate project that could earn him Rs.7000 crores. They envied how he threw money at women and secretly had his ‘fun’ too. Even beyond the morality of the politician’s actions […]

At 14, he had an experience of oneness and clarity that haunted him and eventually changed the course of his life. At 28, he quit his career as an advertising executive to live with his spiritual teacher. Today, he is a pyschic empath and intuitive healer living in Pune, India, with a happy backyard menagerie […]

Point of No Return

Originally posted on Serene Reflection:
Assuming you consider your self to be a dedicated “seeker”, or one in sincere pursuit of answers to the fundamental existential questions – have you ever examined your motivation for the same?  What put you on this path?  What drove you to seek deeper meaning and perhaps even enlightenment(however you…

The Picture Perfect Relationship

A car parks at dusk in the gravel driveway of a picket-fenced suburban home. A square-jawed man steps out, joyfully greeted by a bounding dog. His photoshop-perfect wife, just back from her high-profile job, kisses him at the doorstop: ‘Oh honey, you must be so tired. Let me fix you a cup of tea.’ As […]