Sacred Place of Retreat

By Guest Contributor Nadine Marshall Today as I sat at my tea break during seva I was so filled up by the feeling of how Joyful it is to give seva at the Centre. Each task no matter how large or small is a special opportunity to express my care, respect,...

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My Spirit is Forceful Energy

My Spirit is Forceful Energy This excerpt from today's verse in Mata Yoganandaji's book "Live in the Light" inspired today's post. My Spirit is forceful energy that speeds my body ~ the boat; my clothes ~ the sails; and myself ~ the Captain, sailing in high seas and...

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A Poem from the Heart

By Guest Contributor Martin Cooney It's National Poetry Day on Friday August 24th. I have chosen a poem for devotees from Mataji's book "Poems of the Heart."  The Poem is called "Life is Feel ~ Not Time". I love its vibrations particularly in the middle of...

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Meditation Makes Everything Better

Meditation Makes Everything Better ~ But it’s not for me … We know what you mean. We’ve been there too. The list of reasons why not to do the things that help us are endless and, at the time we are thinking them, absolutely convincing. Of the many reasons...

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Letting Go & Letting God

By Guest Contributor Christina Taylor Through the process of considering what I should write this blog about, I did lots of reflecting on how profoundly my life has changed since coming to the Self Realization Meditation Healing Centre five years ago. I...

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Let Life Flow Through You

This photo taken high up in the hills of the Banks Pennisula seemed a perfect match for a recent entry from Mata Yoganandaji's daily verses book Live in the Light. The moon and clouds formed an ephemerally flowing scene that stopped us in our tracks. We...

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Autumn Leaves ~ The Theme for Emeline’s week on Seva

By Guest Contributor Emeline Kenward We were delighted to host Emeline recently on Seva. She came at a perfect time ~ when the leaves were dropping in full force. Thankfully, the weather was beautiful for outdoor work, as there was plenty of raking,...

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A Place of Tranquility

By Guest Contributor Nadine Marshall It is always quite something to walk down the drive of the Centre and feel with each step you are being drawn into the love and peace there for us all. Today was no different and on this beautiful autumn morning it was...

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It Tastes Better When It’s Shared

By Guest Contributor Samantha Carruth This is the first of what we hope will be many guest contributions to our blog. We received these heartfelt words written by Sam Carruth sent to us following an earthquake rebuild fundraising update letter from the...

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Yoga: No Pain No Gain ??

Should Yoga be Painful? And is it for me? Many people feel drawn to trying yoga yet simultaneously put off. Why this dichotomy? Evening Classes in Bishopdale, Thursdays 7 - 8.30 Read More & Join Today! What comes to your mind when you think about Yoga?...

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Share Your Inspiration

Guest Blog Contributions Welcome It is a joy for us to announce that we will now be accepting writing submissions from guest contributors to publish on our Blog. Your writings on spiritual learning and inspiration, which we know will be so helpful for others, would be...

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Peace at New Brighton Beach

We are looking forward to the upcoming Pure Meditation Course next week and loved today's quote from Mata Yoganandaji's book Live in the Light: "Meditation is the concentration of all faculties to harmonise with the universe and find your God within." The photo was...

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