LIVING AS SILENCE 

We mostly think of silence as the opposite of noise, as something we can find by getting away from our everyday lives, or something we can create by switching off the phone, lighting a few candles, and relaxing on the couch. But silence is not an object or a commodity. It can neither be found…

BE DEEP LIKE A TREE

Be like a tree, my friend. Stay open and present in the midst of the storm. And let your roots go even deeper. This depth is the source of your aliveness. Know that you are alive and flourishing even when circumstances appear to be hindering you. Truly, there is nothing that stop your essential aliveness,…

The Body as A Gateway To Liberation

Strictly nondual beliefs such as “The body is an illusion,” “Only consciousness is real,” and “I am not my body,” are very often a convenient excuse for avoiding an awkward and poten- tially painful inquiry that challenges the much-cherished notion of awakening as a transcendent state without the messiness of the human experience. If this…

Rest Here

When the intensity of the earthly experience strikes you, soften into the embrace of the unbearable. When the unexpected brings you to your knees, bow down all the way and be thankful for the hidden gift. When your heart is ripped open by the agony of existence, open even wider than that. When you are…

The Invitation

The invitation is to give your allegiance to what your heart knows, not to what the mind thinks. I bow down to that knowing which is alive in you, even when it is seemingly covered over by confusion and pain. As we greet this deeper part of us, truth reveals itself. And as this truth…

The Heart is the Doorway

In spiritual circles, awakening is often seen as the holy grail, the final destination, the place where you can finally congratulate yourself on “having arrived”. This is a great delusion. Awakening is just the beginning. In order for this awakening to penetrate your everyday reality, a much deeper and more refined journey must take place….

The New Feminine Frequency

This is what I’m talking about when I refer to the new feminine frequency of awakening that is permeating our hearts and shaking up our world … Essentially, the feminine is the quality of surrender, of opening, of allowing, of unconditionality, of a love that is unafraid of getting its hands dirty in the world…

Spirituality and Self-Worth – Article in Non-Duality Press

First published by Non-Duality Press – http://blog.non-dualitypress.com/2017/08/17/spirituality-and-self-worth-by-amoda-maa-jeevan/ A surprising number of people, especially in today’s materially oriented world, experience a lack of self-worth. There’s a common belief, even in spiritual circles, that not having enough money is a sign of unworthiness. This usually translates into “I am unable to receive,” “I don’t love myself,” or…

On Being ‘Fully Awake and Fully Human.’

Beloveds, I want to clear up a misconception that I am beginning to see more and more as I go about my work of dialoguing with people and pointing to a new wisdom that embraces both our awakeness and our humanness. Yes, I do speak a lot about the necessity to include the messy human…

Nonduality and the Body

You say you want to live in the present, to be in the now, to be fully alive to this moment … but how can you be when your body is living in the past? The non-dual recognition that you are not your body is true. In the clear light of awakeness, you see that…