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The 5 Categories of Gurus

Recently, during a break at the Reiki channeling session I was conducting, a very interesting discussion about Gurus cropped up. The trigger was the question a participant raised, “How can we know whom to follow? There seem to be so many people offering self-improvement stuff.” After a lot of views had been expressed, bringing in everyone from Dalai Lama to Ramdev Baba to Eckhart Tolle and Jon Kabat-Zinn, I found myself (obviously guided by universal …

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Getting Unstuck

It can happen to any of us, anywhere, anytime. It could happen at work. It could happen in bed. It could even happen while writing an article like this one. What? We could get stuck. Stuck for ideas on ways forward. Or worse, stuck in ways of thinking, working, doing and being, which are driven by habits that are hardened so firmly that we fail to even recognize that these habits of stuckness were instilled …

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“I’ve got a job to do”

There are a few statements that disturb me. One of them is “I’ve got a job to do”. Hollywood has made this line extremely glamorous. But as a consciousness/wellness guide, I am concerned where such aggrandized declarations are taking society. You see, the first thing that must bother anyone is that a ‘job’ is a rather miserable thing to have. ‘Job’, by definition is “a task or piece of work, especially one that is paid”. …

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Can machines replace human beings?

It is always quite fascinating, the way people embrace technology as the ultimate panacea and yardstick for human development. A lot of people also fear that technology will replace them someday… and that fear is not completely unfounded. A small thing like a phone-app has replaced the Secretary. At several airports check-in staff are no longer needed even for baggage handling. And the possibilities with robotics are well captured by Hollywood, becoming realities year after …

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What is Consciousness?

Consciousness is the manifestation of energy that allows the conscious object to be aware of the causality of its environment. Being in higher consciousness is being in higher awareness, more sensitive to subtler levels of changes of cause and effect. It also implies being more adaptable to the perceived changes from the point of view of the environment one is impacting due to one’s own direct or indirect involvement. Having studied several definitions of this …

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How I overcame my fear of claustrophobia

“Sometimes what you’re most afraid of doing is the very thing that will set you free.”- Robert Tew Every time I watched a movie scene that showed someone getting stuffed into the boot of a car, I would have incredible recoil. It was an indescribable feeling that the mind recalled, perhaps from my own death in some past life. The same would happen when scenes of earthquakes – and people being buried under buildings – …

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Does Reiki work for everyone?

We are all made of energy. Each of the little atoms that we are made of, is vibrating at a certain frequency that makes us part of the energetic pattern of the universe. The universe, on its part, is the infinite source of energy that powers the greatest good for everything and everyone. It is benign, unbiased, omnipresent and omnipotent. To use an analogy, the individual is like a ripple on the vast ocean of …

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The ABC of Qigong

Let me start by telling you the most difficult part about Qigong. It is ‘pronouncing the word’ correctly! Really… I’ve heard people say chingon, cuigong, chuikong, quinto… and numerous other variations that are more familiar to the uninitiated tongue. The right pronunciation however is “chikung”. Many people write it the same way Chi-Kung, and that is good to pronounce. However, the reason it starts with the alphabet ‘Q’ is to differentiate it from ‘Ch’, which …

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Chakras & Meridians

This is a huge subject and there are many authoritative books to set you on the right track. This simplified illustration will help you get started and understand what several Qigong and Reiki techniques I teach refer to. On the left are the 7 chakras, or receptors of energy. You can think of them as antennae which operate through the layers of our aura (the invisible energy shell encapsulating each energy body – like an …

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