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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 come 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
Welcome to the March 2015 edition of Parvati Magazine. About twenty years ago, I heard someone say that if you are stressed, you are in your ego. At that time, I was identified with the stresses in my life, convinced they were permanent and real. I had no idea what a life with greater awareness would look like. Yet somehow, the words stayed with me and have acted as a backdrop to the ongoing spiritual experiment that is my life. I now feel closer than ever to understanding what it looksRead More
Welcome to the February 2015 edition of Parvati Magazine. Emotions move through our body as a means for us to understand more viscerally our mental reactions to thoughts. When we feel afraid, our heart races. When we feel angry, our temperature rises. We feel in response to our thoughts. Our minds are a collection of expectations and memories. As such, our emotions tend to reflect our past experiences and future hopes. As we evolve, we learn to move beyond the chatter of emotional reactions and allow the room for compassionRead More
Welcome to the December 2014/January 2015 edition of Parvati Magazine! This special New Year’s edition is a double issue on the themes Consequence and Beginnings. These themes are fitting as we look back at what we have learned from 2014 and towards the newness of 2015. It has been an exceptionally busy fall as we prepare the launch of a new website for early 2015, complete with an online TV channel. (The site looks amazing and I can’t wait to share it with you!) In the midst of this, theRead More
Welcome to the October 2014 edition of Parvati Magazine. As we move beyond the equinox into the fall season when summer seems of the distant past, we may feel overwhelmed by increasing to-do lists and wonder how we keep healthy, happy and whole in meeting the goals we have set for ourselves. When the season turns and we adjust to the cooler temperatures, we are called to find balance in the face of change. Please enjoy this month’s articles that explore the theme Equilibrium to help you cultivate balance at allRead More