How to See Through the Illusion of Fear

I have just returned from an exquisite meditation retreat with Amma, Sri Mata Amritanandamayi Devi, also known as the Hugging Saint from South India. Whenever I have the chance to be around her, I am deeply transformed. I have been privileged to have countless exquisitely deep spiritual experiences with her. I am reminded of how one time when I was with Amma in New York City, I walked out after Devi Bhava (an all-night ceremony for world peace) into Manhattan’s dense concrete jungle. My body and being were tingling with an effervescent aliveness that comes only in surrendering to the unending stream of grace that always is. As I looked up at the textured skyline, it seemed to shimmer, as though it were both vibrant and alive, and not at all real. I felt I was peering through what the ancient yogic sages referred to as maya, the veil-like illusion of life from which we must all awaken to fully realize our divine Self. What I was looking at did not seem to be a two-dimensional theatrical backdrop, but a fully formed space in which we live, through which our lives unfold, but that is a mirage, completely temporal and not at all solid. It was form, without any lasting substance. As I walked into this…

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How to Feel the Grace of This Moment

Every day, as soon as I wake up, I wash up and head downstairs to my cushion to start my day from a centered place. But when I arrived at my meditation seat one morning, all I could feel was my pounding head. I had not had enough sleep, and woke up with a headache. For most of us, our knee-jerk reaction to pain is to either try to push it away with denial, medication and temporary distractions, or run towards it by projecting judgment or anger at it, as though it were a roadblock to our happiness. In a meditative mood, I welcomed my headache into my field of awareness and allowed it to be part of my practice. After all, it was what this moment contained. Sitting quietly in a relaxed yet attentive manner, I opened to it, as though it were trying to communicate something to me. I did not prod. I did not dig in. I did not poke at it or try to push it away. I just sat quietly in a relaxed yet attentive manner. Rather than getting entangled in not liking it, or trying to change it or fix it, I allowed myself to be receptive to what it was telling me. I let go of any notion that…

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How to Be Present in a Hurting and Crazy World

Happy Canada Day and happy Fourth of July! Whether in its mountains, by the shores of its seas or its great lakes, or standing in its awe-inspiring north, I feel deep gratitude for being Canadian. I recently returned from the US, including Santa Fe, Chicago and Aspen, where I gave a keynote at the AREDAY Summit. No nation is perfect. Everywhere around the world, there is fear, anger, even hatred, as well as kindness and compassion. In the face of the intensity of current events, how do we keep our inner light shining and be of service to others without becoming exhausted or overwhelmed? How can we take action, while remaining centred in compassion and unity? What does activism mean for the sincere spiritual seeker? “We are all cells in the body of humanity — all of us, all over the world. Each one has a contribution to make, and will know from within what this contribution is, but no one can find inner peace except by working, not in a self-centered way, but for the whole human family. ~ Peace Pilgrim I had the good fortune of coming early in my life across the teachings of Peace Pilgrim, who walked across the United States for peace from 1953 until her death in 1981. Her only…

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Why Nature Has All You Need To Live In Vitality And Joy

My heart is full after many beautiful experiences this past week: visiting with dear friends in Santa Fe, spending time with Amma and listening to her masterful teachings about love and compassion, and giving a keynote presentation about MAPS, the Marine Arctic Peace Sanctuary, at the AREDAY Summit in Snowmass, Colorado. So this week, I would like to share more about the beauty of our connection with Nature and the vitality we can receive from being in harmony with it. We are in constant relationship with Nature, and it with us. We know that healthy relationships are based on mutual trust, listening and respect. They become dysfunctional without these essential qualities. Our collective relationship with the natural world suffers from this modern dysfunction. One of the driving forces for my volunteer work to realize MAPS is that it creates an undisturbed space where wild animals can be wild and Nature can regain its equilibrium, without us interfering. It gives us pause so that we can learn to listen once again to Nature and regain respect for its wisdom. The force of Nature is vast, powerful and wise beyond our human comprehension. When we forget the immensity of this force and try to contain it within our limits, both we and nature suffer. We have harmed its…

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How to Find Harmony Within And Bring Peace to the World

This is a week full of beauty and possibilities. On June 21, summer begins as we meet the fullness of the light on the longest day of the year, the Summer Solstice. That day also marks International Yoga Day, reminding the world of our inherent interconnection. Also on June 21, I give a keynote presentation on MAPS, the Marine Arctic Peace Sanctuary at the AREDAY ecological Summit in Snowmass, Colorado. Throughout the week, I will be at a meditation retreat led by the exquisite humanitarian and spiritual leader Amma, also known as the Hugging Saint. The full, action-packed days of music video production for my new single “Ocean Anthem” are now shifting, as we move into post-production. This song is so close to my heart that I often burst into tears as I sang it on set. The footage is looking epic and I cannot wait to share it with you! Stay tuned for the big launch date! Today is Father’s Day. Though my father passed away ten years ago, his gifts live on through me. His eye for beauty, his entrepreneurial spirit, and his incredible zest for life have been invaluable to me as an artist and activist. We have been exploring in recent weeks how whales are masters karma yogis. Selfless and surrendered, their…

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This Is What Whales Know About Karma Yoga

I am so happy to share that my new single “Ocean Anthem” and its music video will be launched later this summer at a special event for MAPS, the Marine Arctic Peace Sanctuary. I will share the official launch date with you soon. In the meantime, enjoy the behind the scenes video clips and photos I have been sharing on social media platforms. And to find out more about the Ocean Anthem release, click here. If you aren’t already on my mailing list, sign up here so I can keep you posted on all the latest news about Ocean Anthem and the many other juicy, heartfelt songs that are coming soon! As soon as I emerged from creative seclusion in my music studio over four months this winter, I immediately shifted into video production to first create an epic angel costume with the help of Sandra Bueler, who just completed the Fashion Design program at Toronto Film School (where her team won the top prize at Project Creativ Catwalk!) and Dora Rust-D’Eye, who recently retired as the internationally recognized costume director for Opera Atelier. Then we came up with an inspired storyboard working with my fabulously talented friend Adam Nathan. The process has been full on, including my first ever underwater shoot this past week. How…

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How To Be Inspired By Whales, The Master Yogis Of The Ocean

During the summer of 2010, I felt I had to do more to help raise awareness of our interconnection and our ecological responsibility. Following a recurring dream of lying motionless on the ice at the top of the world, while a great blue whale waited below, I traveled to the North Pole to listen, sing and offer healing, to help raise awareness of the melting polar ice. When I arrived in Canada’s most northern village, two Inuit elders greeted me, saying they had known I was coming – the whale had told them. In that moment, it was clear that I was playing my part in something vast and purposeful beyond my understanding. We are all interconnected. Nature’s intelligence works through us, when we are willing to listen. My connection with whales was inexplicably sealed through a miraculous spinal healing that took place a few months later, in 2011. In the blog I link here, I share how I was graciously guided from paralysis to mobility by prayerfully listening to the heartbeat of a Great Blue Whale. The more I learn of whales, the more I am awed by their massive, compassionate and wise presence. They seem to me to be master yogis, in constant co-creation with and in service to the whole. With World Oceans…

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How to Feel Meditative in a Busy Life

As each of us finds our own sense of rooted, vital expansion, we contribute to a greater sense of ease for ourselves and for the planet. So this week, I would like to explore how to stay centred and tap into the power of meditation when faced with a busy life. We all have our ways to find our centre, our place of personal balance. Some like exercise, others prefer quiet time, while others love to get out in nature and go for a good long walk. My “way in” is my meditation practice. Meditation may conjure images of sitting still and quieting the mind. Though my morning sit is the foundation and heart of my meditation practice, meditation can be practiced at any time, anywhere, because meditation is about being in non-resistance to what is. The quiet time I spend in sitting meditation is like priming my consciousness pump so that I may live my day in a meditative manner, feeling connected to a much greater whole. TAP IN, THEN TUNE IN Since sitting meditation practice is a way to tap into universal consciousness, then it is best to do so when the atmosphere is the most still and unencumbered. That way, you can be more fully replenished to face the busier times in your…

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How To Find Joy In Your To-Do List

When you read this, I may be swimming underwater in a nightdress, or in a film studio wearing my latest costume design/build: an angel emanating light amongst the clouds. This is part of my recent project, creating a music video for my upcoming song “Ocean Anthem”, a song that I wrote about the importance of protecting our world’s oceans. I can’t wait to share it with you! As spring moves into full bloom, so does the creative process in which I have been engrossed for the past four months. I am putting the finishing touches on five albums and five books. And that is only the beginning. Live shows, animes, VR, and more… all in service to the swift realization of the Marine Arctic Peace Sanctuary (MAPS). In the upcoming Parvati Magazine, on the theme of Creativity, I offer how to finding your inner spark and create works that last. Since much of my life has been balancing tight deadlines and a passionate vision, I would like to share my experience on how to find joy even in a packed to-do list. We may perceive items on our to-do list like objects outside ourselves to be conquered and cleared so that we may eventually find freedom and ease. We can lose sight of gratitude for the…

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Four Easy Ways To Be A Mother To Yourself

Happy Mother’s Day! Parvati.org’s volunteers (myself included) have been hard at work pre-producing a music video for my new song Ocean Anthem, a song that celebrates our world’s oceans and affirms the essential importance of protecting them. We shoot our first scene next week, with the goal to premiere the video this summer at the AREDAY Summit, where I will be presenting on MAPS (the Marine Arctic Peace Sanctuary), our immediate goal at Parvati.org. I look forward to sharing it with you! It feels so fitting to do this work around Mother’s Day. To me, the ocean is our magnificent mother who gives life to billions of beings and sustains us all. It is in that spirit that all of us have been giving our hearts to every aspect of the video, from art direction to costume creation to lighting design and website building. In ways we do not even realize, the oceans have carried us all our lives. They give us not just food or transportation, but the very air we breathe. Yet today, they are suffering. Ice is melting, coral reefs are dying, plastic pollution is reaching the furthest corners of the world, and whale populations are diminishing. We need to care for our oceans, for the sake of all life on Earth. The Arctic…

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WHY YOGA IN THE NIGHTCLUB

I am often asked what inspired me to bring yogic expression into the club scene. I answer easily. Yoga In the Nightclub is a natural expression of who I am as a musical artist and dedicated yogini. Yoga is not a physical practice but a way of life. It is about learning to be present in all one does, to see the divine here, now, in this moment. As such, yoga is everywhere. It is about feeling connected to something much greater than our limited ego or will. It is about being in service to life, feeling interconnected to that very life force. Yoga In The Nightclub is a celebration of life and a reminder that we can find awakened presence everywhere.

Yoga in the West is mostly known as a series of bendy physical exercises. Yet there is much more to it than fitness. Yoga’s systematic breath and body exercises, designed to clear the subtle channels in our energy system, prepare us for meditation, through which we may experience a life inspired by our interconnected, multidimensional true nature. Our body, that once was seen as “mine”, is no longer our identity, but a gift on loan from the divine. We care for it, but we are not attached to it. The practice of yoga offers us the opportunity to experience the transmutation of matter into pure light, embody the multidimensional and rest in the eternal.

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WE ARE ALL CONNECTED

Hatha yoga, the physical practice of yoga, is just one of many aspects of yoga, which range from selfless service to astrology and prayer. The Sanskrit word “yoga” most simply translates to “union”, implying that the practice of any yoga will bring together our perceived sense of separateness. As a whole, yoga is an ancient science of life. It is a practical method of shedding excess and bringing us back from the self-delusion of separation from the divine so that we may realize our inherent interconnection to and ultimate oneness with it.

As we begin to understand that yoga is everywhere, we come to see how we are all connected in vast ways far beyond the limitations of our personal will and ego. What I do affects you, and vice versa. We are one earth family. At the heart of it all, we share the same heartbeat. Breathe to be. We are one.

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AWAKENED LIVING

When we are open, life blossoms, just as a flower opens to welcome the morning sun.  We see that the sun, though it is millions of light years away, has a tender yet powerful relationship with the flower, as do the rain and the clouds. From this perspective we see that we are part of the whole. Life is a symphonic masterpiece with which, when we are open, we are completely resonant.

As we come to understand our oneness, we can revel in it with wonder and joy. We can consider in awe how immense it all is. We can let go of the idea that an illusory, isolated sense of self could possibly be in control, and open to an exquisite unfolding of life in absolute perfection. Our actions become not about “me” but about the whole. Each moment is integrated within the whole. No one decision is separate.

When we begin to see that each decision we make affects not just ourselves but everyone and everything on the planet, we act with more compassion. When we have more compassion, we realize the impact of our actions and we naturally want less and practice more kindness. As stewards of the Earth, we each are called to learn to live in harmony with ourselves, each other and our planet. We all breathe the same air and live on the same living organism, our planet. Varied in race and creed, we are all one family, children of the same mother, the planet Earth.

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THE OPPORTUNITY FOR GRACE

In each moment, there is infinite grace. By becoming more conscious as we practice yoga on the mat, at work, at play or in the nightclub, we let go of the unnecessary and develop greater internal spaciousness which blooms throughout our lives. In this space new life and possibilities arise.

As we rest our awareness on the simple purity and grace of the breath, we realize - we are alive! We let go of wanting things from the future and the past and open to what is here and now. We feel as vast as the sky and rooted in the richness of this moment.

When we “breathe to be”, we understand our interconnection. We see that we are not the doers but a part of the whole, the same energy that is in the flowers and in the stars. We know that our essence is divine - from which we have come, to which we return.

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Gate gate paragate parasamgate bodhi swaha
Gate gate paragate parasamgate bodhi swaha
Gone, gone beyond. Oh what awakening!
Gone, gone beyond. Swaha!

I am light, dancing in delight!
I am light, dancing through the night!
I am light, in delight!
I am light, dancing through the night!

Gate gate paragate parasamgate bodhi swaha
Gate gate paragate parasamgate bodhi swaha
I am the light, liquid gold light
I am in delight! Swaha!

I am light, dancing in delight!
I am light, dancing through the night!
I am light, in delight!
I am light, dancing through the night!

I am the light (gate gate), liquid gold light (paragate)
I am in delight (gate gate) transforming the night (paragate)

Gone, gone beyond (gate gate)! Oh what awakening! (paragate) (I am)
Gone, gone beyond (gate gate)! Swaha!

I am light, dancing in delight
I am light, dancing through the night
I am light, in delight
I am light, dancing through the night

I am light, I am light, I am light, I am light, I am light (gate gate)
I am light, I am light, I am light, I am light, I am light (paragate)
I am light, I am light, I am light, I am light, I am light
I am light, I am light, I am light, I am light, I am light

I am light!

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