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Welcome to the December 2017 edition of Parvati Magazine. This moment right now, as you read these words, is part of a vast, intelligent unfolding of which you are an integral part. You are within an ever-changing and evolving universe. Being present for this magnificent growth means focusing your attention on the here and now, even as you maintain your awareness of the greater whole. This presence is what gives rise to brilliant creativity, profound insight and inspired action. Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor learned this presence through a stroke. Ai WeiWeiRead More
Welcome to the November 2017 edition of Parvati Magazine. I am continually inspired by the vision of a healthy, interconnected world in which all realize their magnificence and serve the whole. Everything I do, from writing, producing and performing top 40 radio pop songs to ambient Electronica soundscapes to YEM: Yoga as Energy Medicine products to self-help books to the Marine Arctic Peace Sanctuary and, yes, to this magazine itself, is in service of that vision. People often say “I’ll believe it when I see it.” Yet, the late bestselling authorRead More
Welcome to the October 2017 edition of Parvati Magazine. Change is happening all around us. As this month’s issue goes to print and the leaves turn gold on the trees, millions of people in South Asia have been displaced by floods, and America is battered by hurricanes. Forest fires rage across northwestern USA. Political unrest continues to simmer all over the globe. We do not live in the same world we used to live in. At the same time, we have the choice to stay stuck and contribute to our collectiveRead More
Welcome to the September 2017 edition of Parvati Magazine. My life as a musician, yogini, author and activist has asked fierce commitment of me, so that I stay focused on what is most important to my soul purpose. We can get caught up in things that seem easier than committing to live our dreams, but in fact they end up being harder, because they squelch the voice of our soul. Experience tells me that when you align with your soul, life starts to flow with lightness and possibility. May this month’sRead More
Welcome to the August 2017 edition of Parvati Magazine. The magnificent force of life, divinely potent, propels the evolution of all things in every moment. You can see it in nature’s aliveness – its fully bloomed flowers, rich foliage and tapestry of wildlife. Vibrant, resplendent and dynamic, the force that moves our universe forward is beyond our limited ego and will, beyond all logical understanding or control. Yet we can revere it in awe and remember that we too are part of this extraordinary play. Not mere spectators, we are giftedRead More
Welcome to the July 2017 edition of Parvati Magazine. As we evolve on the spiritual path, we come to understand that our personal journey is in no way separate from the greater good of the whole. Our human bodies are of the earth, the matter of our mother, arising into magnificently interconnected form. As such, they have the inherent capacity for a life of abundance that nurtures ourselves, while being of benefit to all. In this month’s issue we explore what it means to serve. May the array of articles youRead More
Welcome to the June 2017 edition of Parvati Magazine. We live in a beautiful, yet agitated world. Every day, as we move through our lives, we are flooded with images that potentially stir our minds and affect how we think and feel. When in human history has there been such demand to ingest and process a breadth and depth of information so quickly? Whether we are aware of it or not, in every moment around the globe, people are violently attacked, raped and brutally murdered in wars between nations and disputes betweenRead More
Welcome to the May 2017 edition of Parvati Magazine. The spiritual path asks for focus and discipline. Yet, we are also called not to take ourselves too seriously while we cultivate an effervescent spirit. The Dalai Lama laughs and jokes on many occasions. At some of her spiritual talks, my teacher Amma has asked her devotees to pick up the microphone and tell jokes or to play patty cakes while singing bhajans. Laughter is indeed soul medicine that loosens our mental and physical tension and helps us to become truly present. PleaseRead More
Welcome to the April 2017 edition of Parvati Magazine. Spring reminds us that life is a renewing force. After the desolate landscape of winter, we see the beginnings of colourful, tender leaves and new life sprouting from the earth. As we move through the routine and unexpected events in our lives, it is easy to get caught up in feeling that we need to take charge and do everything ourselves. We may forget that in every moment, we have Nature’s ever-present support. But what we receive from Nature is beyond its abundantRead More
Welcome to the March 2017 edition of Parvati Magazine. The Chinese Taoist master Lao Tzu from the sixth century B.C. wisely reminds us: “If you look to others for fulfillment, you will never be truly fulfilled.” Yogis, sages and spiritual masters teach us to look within to find lasting joy. So we know that the key to finding balance in relationships with others is in finding balance in our relationship with our self, which begins within. We have guideposts, clues, along the path of self-awakening. We learn to support what feelsRead More