UNFOLD

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 "We do not meditate only to relax a little and experience some peace. We meditate to unfold our inner being. ... Meditation on the self is not difficult. The real secret of meditation is shaktipat, the inner awakening that takes place through contact with a Siddha Guru. Within every human being lies a great and divine energy. The Indian scriptures refer to it by different names, such as shakti (supreme energy) or chiti (universal consciousness), and when it resides within a human body, this conscious energy is known as kundalini. This inner power is the same creative force that is responsible for the creation, sustenance, and withdrawal of the world. ... it is Consciousness which forms the ground, or canvas on which the material universe is drawn."

Swami Muktananda, Meditate p. 10-11  

The Movement of Peace

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I believe in the values of love and compassion
I believe in taking the very precious time for introspection
I believe that we all break apart and come together again, 
just as the sub atomic particles in nature do
I believe in pattern recognition and seeing that the need to heal is very much an inward process of also acknowledging the the complexity of the outward journey towards understanding, reconciliation and peace

It is no longer enough to heal oneself, to think of oneself as an island off the coast of humanity
We must begin to heal the collective
In order to do this we must not so much look at the other and place blame, but instead examine and expose, with precision, the prevalent forces of perception that breed fear, violence and systemic incongruence, in other words the forces of the mind that keep us feeling separate and keep us from recognizing we are all one, 
We are all part of the same living breathing organism - we call it life - life happens though us
How can we be agents of change for the better?

We are life’s agents for change
We must begin to embody those changes
On a day to day basis, in our every day exchanges and interactions from within ourselves to others

The movement of peace starts from within your heart, it can begin no other place.