How do you know when higher consciousness guides you?

Question for Eckhart: How do you know when higher consciousness guides you?

Happiness or Freedom? Satsang with Amoda Maa Jeevan, December 2012

A short excerpt from an evening Satsang with Amoda Maa Jeevan, recorded on 11th December 2012 at the Friends Meeting House in Hastings, East Sussex, UK – the question is “do you want happiness or do you want freedom?”

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Loving in the Moment: Moving from Ego to Essence in Relationships By Gina Lake

Are you sabotaging the love that is possible in your relationships? Have you ever wished you could unlock the love that is your true nature and express it fully? Loving in the Moment offers a spiritual approach to transforming relationships by showing you how to let go of your preconceived ideas and judgments. By moving beyond your ego and conditioning, you can create a richer, more loving life for yourself and those you care about. You have the power to determine how much love you experience in any given moment.

Loving in the Moment offers profound insights and practical advice about:

– how to recognize, find, and sustain a meaningful relationship
– how the ego interferes with love and happiness
– how to overcome anger, judgments, criticism, and resentment
– how to move beyond romantic illusions
– how to see the Divine in another
– how to resolve common issues such as infidelity, money, commitment, and sexual differences

Gina Lake is a spiritual teacher who is devoted to helping others awaken and live in the moment. She is the author of numerous books, including Embracing the Now, Radical Happiness, Trusting Life, Living in the Now, Return to Essence, Loving in the Moment, What About Now? Anatomy of Desire, and Getting Free.

The focus of her writing and teaching is on helping people be in the present moment and live the happy and fulfilled life that is possible and on shedding light on the programming that interferes with awakening to one’s true nature. Gina’s teachings are most similar to Eckhart Tolle’s, Byron Katie’s, and Adyashanti’s.

She is also a gifted intuitive with a master’s degree in counseling psychology and over twenty years experience supporting people in their spiritual growth.

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Excerpt from Loving in the Moment Audiobook by Gina Lake

This is an excerpt from the audiobook Loving in the Moment: Moving from Ego to Essence in Relationships by Gina Lake, narrated by Rebecca Van Volkinburg. Loving in the Moment offers a spiritual approach to relationships that provides tools for moving beyond ego and conditioning and tapping into the essential Oneness of all that is. This excerpt is from Chapter 3, Moving Beyond Anger.

Photographs and video are by Mary Scott. Gina Lake is a spiritual teacher with a master’s degree in counseling psychology and the author of numerous books about awakening to one’s true nature. For information about Gina’s books and free e-books, please visit her website:

The World As Spirit Written by Howard Jones

This book aims:

• To highlight the spirituality within religions to define a concept that different religions of both East and West can relate to

• To show that this spiritual concept is also to be found in philosophy and psychology, as well as in science and both mystical and dogmatic religion

• To show the connexions between science in the 21st century and spirituality

• To balance the materialism, determinism and reductionism of science with Idealism (the world as spirit), Indeterminacy (which gives us our free will) and Holism (the interconnectedness of all that is – of all peoples, of humankind with Nature, and of all matter with cosmic spirit)

• To interpret mind and soul in rational and scientific terms

About the Author
The author studied for six years at University College Cardiff and gained a First Class Honours B.Sc. degree in chemistry and an M.Sc. in physics. Three years of research in Perth, Western Australia produced a Ph.D. in medical chemistry, and was followed by three years post-doctoral research at the McGill Medical School in Montreal, Canada. His professional life has been devoted to teaching, tutoring, lecturing, writing and editing the work of other scientists. He has spent the past 30 years in publishing, in-house for John Wiley and the Open University and as a freelance, and has now set up a small independent publishing house, Fairhill Publishing. Evolution of Consciousness is his sixth book and the fourth on the theme of science and spirituality.

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Drinking The Dragon: Stories of the Dark Night of Soul ~ Patricia Ariadne, Ph.D.

What is the purpose of our pain and suffering? What is the meaning of the stories we live? What is the purpose of our pain? What is achieved by our long and troubling dark nights? We are usually caught up in the roles we play, but the dark night of soul allows us to temporarily disengage from the comitragedy of our outer lives to enter a world of introspection and self-evaluation, where we are free to examine the past and consider the future.

Perhaps for the first time, we reflect that our lives may have a design and purpose far grander than anything we might have imagined. Ultimately, the dark night of soul offers individuals a method to feel less divided within themselves and from others. It is a paradox that persons become more uniquely themselves while forging a more profound inter-connection to humanity as a whole. Most importantly, the dark night is part of a process that establishes a conscious connection to the heart of God.

Patricia Ariadne Ph.D.

Patricia Ariadne, Ph.D., is a licensed psychotherapist and Board Certified Professional Counselor in private practice in Encinitas, CA. Known as the Transition Therapist, Patricia speaks at conferences and seminars on the subjects of dreams and dreaming and on life transitions as facilitators of positive personal transformation. Her first book, Women Dreaming-into-Art, is based on interviews of several well-known artists who use the themes and symbols of their dreams in their art works.

Dr. Ariadne continues the interview format in her second book, Drinking the Dragon: Stories of the Dark Night of Soul, for which she explores the effects of crisis in the lives of persons who have not only survived–but thrived–through life’s darkest hours. Her third book, Marjorie Klemp: Her Spiritual Journey through Service, is the biography of a remarkable spiritual pioneer and world traveler.

Dark Night of Soul
The term “Dark Night of Soul” was coined by the 16th century mystic Saint John of the Cross. It refers to the journey of the soul from its bodily home to union with God. It is called the “Dark Night” because darkness represents the hardships and difficulties people encounter as they seek to grow in spiritual maturity and union with God. The Dark Night of Soul reveals that our lives may have a design and purpose far grander than anything we have imagined.

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Purpose of the Dark Night

Healing childhood wounds
Releasing guilt
Reconnecting to Spirit
Realizing ones purpose in life
Prioritizing life goals/activities
Learning to listen to spiritual guidance
Becoming service-oriented
Becoming less materialistic
Becoming psychologically “whole”
Resolving bitter relationships
Forgiving oneself

Events that can trigger the Dark Night
Death of a spouse
Sudden disability
End of career or loss of job
Death or illness of a child
Disability or Illness
Natural catastrophes

Symptoms of the Dark Night
Dissatisfaction with life
Profound disappointment

Ways of Working with the Dark Night
Meditation and prayer
Reading sacred texts
Being in nature
Working in the garden
Making soup
Writing poetry
Listening to soothing music
Body work
Working with dreams/journaling
Less TV & computer time
Art expression

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