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Welcome to the February/March 2016 edition of Parvati Magazine. Winter, such as it has been in Toronto, Canada, has come to an end. This year, the coldest days have seemed fewer and the snow has been less. We live in a changing, overheated climate, and we must take steps to protect the planet that sustains us. Yet, the natural rhythm of transition from winter to spring remains. The days have steadily lengthened since the winter solstice. Light is returning. If you have been feeling snowed under, stuck or hidden in theRead More
Happy New Year! Welcome to our first Parvati Magazine issue in 2016! As you turn your attention towards the year ahead, you may have heartfelt dreams and intentions for what this year could bring. Perhaps lists are already made full of your New Year’s resolutions and you begin with high hopes that this year will be better than the last. As you take your first steps in this new year, you need to feel confident in the wisdom of your goals and in your ability to remain true to theRead More
Welcome to the December 2015 issue of Parvati Magazine. This month, we celebrate some highlights from recent Parvati Magazine issues, while also providing a current update on the leadup to COP21 in Paris. Enjoy these excellent articles by some of our fabulous contributors! Parvati Fill out your email address to download the PDF directly. Onword Thank you for reading the December 2015 edition of Parvati Magazine. T. S. Eliot wrote, “We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started andRead More
Welcome to the November 2015 issue of Parvati Magazine. Daylight Savings Time has ended and the nights are lengthening on their way to the winter solstice in the Northern Hemisphere. Yet, even as darkness seems to increase, luminosity is not only possible – it is our destiny. As we come to fully experience that our essence and everything within and around us is one with unlimited consciousness, we realize our true, divine nature. One who truly understands and lives within this reality loves all things equally and sees all things equally,Read More
Welcome to the October 2015 issue of Parvati Magazine. This month, we explore the theme of forgiveness. Noticing the combination of the two words “for” and “give” that make up the word “forgive” led me to looking up its root meaning. The Old English dictionary suggests that “forgive” refers to the sense of giving up the desire or power to punish. But to me, forgiveness means much more. When we forgive, we give – not only to another, but to ourselves. We return the power that we mistakenly gave another person,Read More
Welcome to the September 2015 issue of Parvati Magazine. As the summer turns cooler, the days shorten, and people close their cottages to get back to work, September can feel like a month of new beginnings. Whether or not we are students or teachers, this time is the mark of a New Year for many. It is a time in which we lay out plans and make resolutions for the coming months. Yet for many, the good intentions set at the beginning of September may derail even before October’s first frosts.Read More
Parvati Magazine August 2015 Dance Movement Action
Welcome to the August 2015 issue of Parvati Magazine. As this issue goes to print, I and several parvati.org colleagues have just completed the Climate Reality Leadership training with Al Gore. Over the course of the training, Al Gore emphasized repeatedly the need to act in recognition that our planet is overheated, our climate out of balance and our cultural habits the cause. No one is immune from the effects of global warming. As such, each of us is called both practically and morally to take responsibility for our actions. ItRead More
Welcome to the July 2015 issue of Parvati Magazine. This month, we explore the theme of Surrender. For some, the word “surrender” may conjure images of giving in or losing control. When we consider slowing down or softening, thoughts may arise such as we can’t because if we did, our world would fall apart. If we look more deeply, we may meet a fear that we will be overtaken by an elusive force from which we have been running our whole lives. Somehow, surrendering seems to mean something else wins.Read More
Welcome to the special double issue of Parvati Magazine for May and June of 2015. In the busyness of our lives, we quickly forget to take pause and contemplate the meaning of our existence and interconnection, or to question our attachments to the stresses and worries we carry. We easily become identified with achieving as a means to feel valued and loved. Though life is fleeting, it is full of opportunities for deep inner wealth. As we learn to look slightly beyond our habits and humdrum, we discover jewels forRead More
Welcome to the April 2015 issue of Parvati Magazine! “We create our reality” is a popular phrase in today’s New Age thinking. The implication that “we” are the doers may bolster our sense of being powerfully in charge. But the idea that a self, separate from the whole, is doing the work comes at the expense of our inherent sense of interconnection. Timeless spiritual sages teach us that the “I” we think to be so solid and real, is an illusion, perpetuated by our perceptions. In reality, we are oneRead More