All posts tagged Manifesting

April 2015: Manifesting (Read the Full Issue)

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 one with the very fabric of the universe, which is joy. We experience this essential joy when we feel full and grateful, not when we feel lack, separate or in wanting. By feeling we have enough, we experience the richness of the now. Within this moment, all possibilities arise so that we may find lasting contentedness. While many of us are busy chasing proverbial rainbows by believing that “we” created our reality, we fool ourselves into thinking that if we only work hard enough, fast enough, smart enough, or become spiritual enough, we will eventually manifest the life that we want. May this month’s articles inspire you to wisely meet this moment as it is, so you may manifest your fullest, most abundant self. Parvati On mobile?…

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Positive Possibilities: Manifest Your Deepest Joy, by Parvati Devi

Image credit: Andrew Dallos Some popular spiritual teachings simplify our vast interconnection within a multidimensional, evolving whole by encouraging us to use our individual will to create our life. I am all for the power of choice. But the choice we have I feel is different, and far more powerful than this. This kind of willfulness will ultimately create suffering for those who attempt to live by it. The idea that we control circumstances is the other side of the coin of feeling like life’s victim. In both, we perceive life is happening to us. Both exist within the perception of reality that we are divided from the whole. They suggest that we either must apply willfulness to overcome our lot in life and get what we want, or we become subject to life’s agenda imposed upon our desire for happiness. Involved in a battle of wills between what we perceive as the will of the universe and our will, in both scenarios, we end up exhausted, and unfulfilled. The extraordinary choice we have is in the ability to clearly see that our habits, that inform our perceptions, create the paradigm of our lives. They are the lens through which we experience our version of reality. All the while, life, as pure consciousness, arises. It is…

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How to Succeed at Your New Year’s Resolutions, Part 2: Resolve Rooted in Joy

It has been a busy start for the year for me. Actively working to launch a comprehensive website to embody my work in music, yoga, words and activism early in 2015, I am at the end of a weekend blitz to get the project to completion. You will be seeing the new site very soon! How are you doing with your New Year’s resolutions? Here is the promised conclusion to How To Succeed At Your New Year’s Resolutions. HOW TO SUCCEED AT YOUR NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION (Part 2) Resolve Rooted In Joy In my posting “Wanting Won’t Get You What You Want”, we explored how our ego, which is fuelled by wanting, knows only how to categorize life in likes and dislikes, a bit like permanently judging ourselves and others for what is here right now. We either latch onto something we perceive as good and feel temporarily fulfilled – like “I finally got this perfect boyfriend, so I am now happy” – or we push back at things we don’t like – like “The perfect boyfriend is not being so nice right now, so I am now unhappy”. Is joy happiness? While happiness can come and go depending on circumstances, joy is deeper and more lasting. It is an effervescence that arises like the bubbling…

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Ask Parvati 30: Creating Your Reality – Part 4: Welcome To Life School

Dear friends, A year ago today was my last morning in Resolute Bay. North Pole Journey, Day Six: Back to Iqaluit We say our goodbyes to Chris at the inn, then Meghan at the airport who drives us to our departure. There is no doubt we are sad to leave. This has been an enormously important trip for each one of us, the likes of which seems still masked by a cloudy feeling that draws across my inner sight. I cannot quite see the magnitude of what this all means. All I know for sure is, like a child who marks their growth with lines on the inside of a doorjamb, the growth of my Self is marked on the doorjamb of my life by this trip to the North Pole…. ____________________________________________ Creating Your Reality, Part 4: Welcome To Life School (Continued from Life Is A Mirror) Seeing life as a mirror to our thoughts makes life our perfect school, the best place ever to evolve. We then see life constantly supporting our evolution, no matter what happens. We may experience difficulty. No problem! That is life showing us the way we have limiting beliefs, the way we need to grow, things we need to release, etc… If we are true spiritual seekers, this is great…

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Ask Parvati 30: Creating Your Reality – Part 3: Life Is A Mirror

Dear friends, This week’s blog topic continues below, after I take a moment to pause and reflect on my North Pole journey. A year ago today we were in Resolute Bay, having returned from the North Pole, and we joined with Satish Sikha to unveil his green eco-silk on an iceberg. North Pole Journey: Day Five Satish pulls open his fabric from his jute carrying case. Sunanda, Sam and I take a portion to help him draw it open. Rishi runs his video camera up and down its length, capturing its green colour and message fluttering in the wind. Satish seems happy, despite shivering in the freezing cold. He has traveled so far for this moment. On this iceberg, in the middle of the Arctic Ocean, he exposes the hand-penned words of dignitaries from around the world as a call to ecological action in light of the melting polar ice. I am proud to hold the portion of the eco-silk fabric that I happened to sign… _______________________________________ Creating Your Reality: Part 3 – Life Is A Mirror (Continued from Reality (Capital “R”) and Reality (Lower Case “r”) ) When we think of ourselves as important and in control, we inevitably suffer. We become attached to matter (objects, people, places, things), feeling we have power over them.…

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