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Monday, Jan 01, 2018 A Message from Marydale – January 2018


Blessed and Divine Souls:

Mighty is the one who has learned through constant trials and tribulations the value of integrity with one’s Soul nature.

Being thrashed against the rocks of conflict seems to have been a theme of 2017, leaving many wondering how our world quickly evolved into a very different temperament than it had just twelve months ago. Obviously, much of what has become visible was always there, just not visible to the naked eye, either by choice or wishful thinking.

When asked to explain our current state of chaos here in the United States, Paramahamsa Prajnanananda responded in this way (and I paraphrase):

“You Americans write the words In God We Trust on all of your currency, yet do you really trust in God? If you did, would you question the current state of the world as being anything but as it should be? If you look at Mother Nature, she goes through periods of violent destruction in order to rebuild her strength. She doesn’t ask permission. So we are in a period of fertilization. Be happy and focus on your own practice. Turn off the Internet, the radio, and the television. Throw away the newspapers. All of this feeds your insecurity and takes away your peace. Trust in God.”

Wise words that changed me instantly. Like a dog handler pulling on a choke chain with one swift jerk, my guru’s words changed everything for me and I knew – this too shall pass. How many times do we have to be reminded that change is a constant? That everything is moving, nothing is ever “static.” We are energy, living in an energetic, constantly oscillating, space-time continuum that waits for no one.

With that said, take a moment to sit quietly and take inventory of how you behaved during these last twelve months of 2017. Did you indeed stay in your highest possible good? Were you transparent, loving, kind, disciplined, and determined to stay constantly in the flow while anchored in a calm heart with compassionate detachment to all things? Or were you tossed about like a cork on the rapidly moving Ganga during monsoon season?

Perhaps you, like most of us, visited both of these pendulum swings and, hopefully, because you are on the yogic path, you managed to anchor yourself most of the time in your sattvic (calm) nature.

Life is always, always what we make it. You are the great equalizer in every equation. With a clean canvas ahead being offered as a New Year, may you redouble your efforts to create the life you love and yearn for everywhere you go and in every breath you take. After all, life is simply a series of breaths, one after another, and in each breath you take, you have a choice – how am I going to behave, think, react, talk, take action (or no action)? How fortunate we are to have within us the power to create exactly as the energy that created us. We are that, have always been and will always be…a creator.

I am greatly blessed to have traveled through this time with you and have found in you the Grace and love I seek in every moment of this remarkable journey. I bow to you.

May 2018 bring you into our community of love to share, to grow, to stabilize, and to realize your highest good.

May great love be yours!

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“Let us begin this new year with a new light of love and compassion, with a new understanding of seeing good and doing good. Let this new year be a turning point in our lives. Let us all use our precious time to make ourselves divine and ultimately make this beautiful world a real paradise. Wishing you all a prosperous and spiritual New Year.”

With Love, Paramahamsa Prajnanananda




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