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Ramadhan Diaries (Part 1) Once again, the month of Ramadan is here with us and Muslims all over the world are observing 29 – 30 day fasts to please God and to derive maximum blessings from the Almighty. According to common belief,

Is Spirituality Only About Meditation? For ages, we know there is a way we can try to connect to our inner self. Many of us turn towards the seeking mode and we join different schools offering such techniques. We meditate for

What Is Your Good Morning Story? - Written by Shahwana Khanam You open your eyes & the sun is shining outside the window, and you see this bright sun do you smile or do you frown? What is your good

Energy Healing During Covid - By Shahwana Khanam For ages, we have been aware of the energy field surrounding a human body referred to as the Aura field & this energy field aura contributes a great deal towards our physical health

I Choose Me: Self-love - by Alia Datoo At the end of the week, I will be celebrating my solar return (birthday). Our solar return is when the sun returns to its natal position. In astrology, the Sun represents our identity.

Outlook To Life – I Give, I Receive! - By Shahwana Khanam Have we ever thought of why we get what we get, in terms of gifts, in term of compliments or even critics? Well, let's stop and think! What did

The Power Of Written Words - By Shahwana Khanam Written words have saved lives, circulated powerful ideas, preserved traditions, and memories, and so much more. Great moments in history have evoked and set a basis for some of the most important

Power Of Mindfulness “With mindfulness, you can establish yourself in the present in order to touch the wonders of life that are available in that moment.” - Thich Nhat Hanh Mindfulness is a term we hear a lot nowadays, not only in

Just Breathe! - The Importance Of Breath - Written by Shahwana Khanam The very freshness of our breath is what keeps us alive and well. however, we really take this for granted and we breathe and expect the next breath we

Stepping Into Your Power When You Are Feeling Powerless! And continuing with our theme of Self-Empowerment for the month of February, let's take a look at how we can step into our power when we are feeling powerless.

Letting Go, The Struggle Within - By Shahwana Khanam The phrase “let it go” used to really irritate me because I didn’t know what it meant or exactly how to do it. And there are times when I still struggle

Relation Between Stress & Immunity - By Shahwana Khanam As covid seems to be here for a while, have we thought how our emotions can affect our immune levels? To stay healthy, immunity levels need to be high. However, there

Self Love, Self Power: Stepping Into Your Personal Power! It's the month of love and a lot of us are going to be rooting for ourselves. YAAS to Self Love! But what is this phenomenon, "Self-Love" all about? I was chatting with

Calmness Of Mind Written by Shahwana Khanam Is it possible to make our minds still and calm? Not possible, it has been discovered that the human mind generates 60,000 thoughts a day, now isn't that an incredible discovery? How do we keep

Declutter Your Life & Watch The Magic Happen! Written by Nina Saxena In today’s world, we are literally bombarded with information from different sources. One study says we have more information from the last two decades than from the beginning of

Every Day Is A Gift. That's Why It's Called The Present! -Written by Shahwana Khanam Have we thought about how about the days in our lives? There are 365 days in a year, 1440 minutes in a day that’s 24

Manifesting The Life You Want: How Are You Going To Fill The Pages? - by Alia Datoo A New Year means a Fresh New Start. It’s the beginning of a New Chapter in the book of your life. What are you

The Power Of Patience: Patience Is A Virtue - Written by Shahwana Khanam Patience is a virtue. As we have been told, do we really follow the principles? As we are driving through traffic, especially if we live in big cities, already

Why Forgive?- Is Forgiveness The Right Thing To Do? “Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God

Goal Setting For 2021: Who Will You Be In 2021? - by Alia Datoo Happy New Year everyone! I feel like I’ve woken up from a restless slumber only to find myself (already!) in the second week of January! So much happened

New Year, New You: A Guide To Making The New Year, Your Best Year Ever! - By Alvira Diwan This new year don't just take a resolution for a year but a lifetime. Instead of developing a habit, attempt thinking about

Setting Intentions For 2021: Redefining Resolutions We’re at that time of the year where we’re thinking and planning what to do with the coming New Year. The way we experienced 2020, has probably taught you that life doesn’t always go as planned.

20 Things 2020 Taught Me - by Alia Datoo Believe it or not, we made it! December is finally here, and while many are happy to put this cataclysmic year behind them, I am getting to bid farewell to one of

Gratitude| Say “Thank You!” & Change Your life Written by Nina Saxena Cicero said “Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues but the parent of all the others” I went to visit a friend recently. There were others there

Lavender Oil - The Natural Way To Feel Good - By Shahwana Can Lavender oil help me feel good? For ages, people use aromatherapy oils, in a diffuser and for massages as well as for energy healing. Some benefits of Lavender oil: Lavender essential

Alia's Message: 'This is not the year you get everything you want. This is the year you  appreciate everything you have.' In the midst of the pandemic and its effects on us, we have all sought pleasure in one way or

2020 The Year To Remember - Written by Alia Datoo What 2020 taught me: As the year draws to a close, it's almost unbelievable that we made it this far. What a year 2020 has been! This year has taught

Patience Is Virtue - Written by Shahwana Khanam Patience is a virtue, and there's a reason – it's a tough skill to master. Imagine, for instance, that you're waiting for someone to finish compiling a report that you need for a meeting.

Meditation For Peace & Illumination There is so much said about 'meditation' in the world today, as more and more people are become tuned in to looking for inner peace, or some spiritual connection. Now, there are multiple windows full of many

The Power Of Color : Your Power Color So, now that we have a better understanding of colors and the influence color has in our daily life, let’s do this short exercise to discover our POWER color.

The Power Of Colors Part 2 - Written by Alia Datoo Last week we had a look at the importance of colors in our life. We read about how color influences our mood, our health, our prosperity and our interactions with

How To Attain Success - Written by Shahwana Khanam "You are Destined to be Successful!" - Master Choa Kok Sui The biggest “thing” that often holds us back from being happy, successful and confident, simply and sadly is our own self!

An Introduction to The Power of Color - Written by Alia Datoo Color plays a huge role in our daily lives, at times subtly and at times dramatically. Each color invokes different emotions and has the power to affect our mood and

Clearing Negative Emotions Using Essentials Oils & Natural Resources - by Shahwana Khanam “Miracles are fantastic events which utilize hidden laws of Nature that most people are not aware of; Miracles do not break the laws of Nature, they are actually

Life Force (Pranic Energy) - By Shahwana Khanam Ocean of Energy is available through nature’s own energy form we call life force, Prana, Ki or chi. What is this life force? Simply put, it is ENERGY! All matter in the

Stepping Outside Of Your Comfort Zone - By Michelle Arscott ‘Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.’ Anon This week's video focuses on the importance of living outside of your comfort zone. It is very easy to stay in this

Life Is To Celebrate We live once, we have this amazing life to live, but how many times do we take the time to celebrate it and enjoy the moments given to us? We notice many of us have regrets when

How To Lead An Empowered Life: ACTIVITIES Do we truly know how to lead a good life? Do we know what truths we need to seek in order to understand what would make a difference between pain and suffering in our

How To Lead An Empowered Life Part 2: PRACTICES This week we look at various Practices that can help us lead an Empowered Life. Living an empowered life means living an unlimited life full of achievement, possibilities and happiness. However, not many

Energy Hygiene & Its Importance In Our Lives - By Shahwana Khanam We are living beings with living energy fields. Just as the quality of water is important to the life of the fish in an aquarium, the energetic environment around

Positive Living: Be Creative! - Written By Michelle Arscott This week's video focuses on the importance of being creative and having creativity in your life. “Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes and having fun.” - Mary Lou

Leading An Empowered Life - by Alia Datoo "Empowerment means accessing and marshalling all the passion, power and purpose you have inside you so that you can live and work as you truly want to."- Kathy Caprino Everyone is all about “Empowerment”

How To Have A Good Self-image?- By Shahwana Khanam We usually struggle in life and wonder 'why am I not good enough'. As we grow older, we then start seeking approvals of others & wait for them to acknowledge 'something

Life & Its Patterns - by Shahwana Khanam Life is a pattern of series, have you ever given that a thought? How does this work and do we have the power to change the patterns? Who put these patterns in us in

What Is A Depth Year? - by Alia Datoo Last year I embarked on a year of Minimalism. I cannot say that it was a huge success. Although I did not acquire a lot of clothes, I did go ballistic with

Importance Of Laughter - By Michelle Arscott This week’s video focuses on the importance of having laughter in your life. ‘The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.’- E.E Cummings Everyone needs a hearty daily dose of laughter, especially during this

How To Get What You Want From Life? “Every Human Being has a Personal Legend to be fulfilled and this is our reason for being in the world. This Personal Legend manifests itself in our enthusiasm for the task” – Paulo

Body Language - The Body Talks! - By Shahwana Khanam Have you ever wondered how you got convinced by a salesperson to buy something, perhaps you didn’t even need, and you get home & realize 'hey that fellow was so convincing!'.

Are You Ready To Be Yourself? - by Alia Datoo Haven't we often heard these two words being flashed in front of us? But, some people do not have the slightest clue what these two words mean.

Who Have You Chosen To Be Your Anchors?- By Michelle Arscott In this week’s mental wellness video, the focus is upon the important people in your life. When you think about those people, the people that you choose to surround yourself with. Do

Your Life, Your Movie - by Alia Datoo What a week! I’ve been up to my eyeballs, with work and I feel like letting my hair down and having some fun. So, how about a movie? No, no! I’m not suggesting you

Overcoming Depression, The Silent Enemy - By Shahwana Khanam Depression is an emotion which causes a lot of despair to a person, now sadly this behaviour can pass unnoticed until it becomes severe. The signs are there, we refuse to notice

How To Manage Change - by Shahwana Khanam “Life is governed by cycles, by change. Sometimes you are up. Sometimes you are down.”- Master Choa Kok Sui Life is cyclical. Esoterically, there exists the Law of Cycles which is tied in with

Laughter Is The Best Medicine! - by Shahwana Khanam Did we forget to laugh and have fun as we grew up? When did life become so serious? For the past few months due to the pandemic, it does seem like that

Once Upon An Eid - Celebrating Eid al-Adha During The Pandemic Eid al-Adha occurs at the end of Hajj, the pilgrimage to the Kabba in the holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia. On the tenth day of Eid al-Adha, sheep

How To Turn A Negative Experience Into A Positive One - By Alia Datoo Love is the bridge between you and everything - Rumi Everything in life happens for a reason and there are no accidents. If at all, anything good and/or

The Body's Rejuvenation Time; SLEEP - By Shahwana Khanam Optimal good health is based on a good night's sleep, did you know that? Yet many people struggle with getting that restful night. Research says maybe 30% of the population or even more

YOU ARE WORTHY OF LOVE, YOU ARE IMPORTANT… By Shahwana Khanam Have you had days where you wake up and see outside the window with people around, flowers, trees, where the sun is shining & the day looks bright and welcoming? You

Emotional Freedom & What This Actually Means - by Alia Datoo “Always, emotional freedom involves choosing where you put your attention.”― Judith Orloff Since the beginning of 2020, life has been nothing short of an emotional roller coaster ride for me. We

Spirituality: A Way Of Life- By Shahwana Khanam Spirituality is a broad concept with room for many perspectives. In general, it includes a sense of connection to something bigger than us, and it typically involves a search for meaning in life.

How To Cope With Your Negative Voice, Your Inner Critic? - Written By Michelle Arscott This week’s video gives practical tips on how to cope with your negative voice, your inner critic, the voice that you often hear in your head,

The Importance Of Embracing Loneliness - Written by Alia Datoo Every forty seconds, someone commits suicide. According to Mother Teresa, the biggest disease was not leprosy or cancer or tuberculosis, but rather

Karma 'The Teacher'- By Shahwana Khanam While the Law of Karma comes up in Hindu and Buddhist philosophy, the concept is universal and is taught in just about every tradition. It is important to note with emphasis on the word 'Law'. In

What Is Life Without Love & Kindness!- By Shahwana Khanam Humanity as we know; we face a daily crisis with relationships on many different levels. Family – Friends – Colleagues. How we react really makes a huge difference for the next level of

Being Grounded In An Ungrounded World - By Alia Datoo Being connected to life. Returning home to yourself. Serving others. You were made for this awakening. Get grounded! I was not brought up in a culture that revered the Earth, nor taught

Kindness And Compassion Mindfulness Meditation - By Michelle Arscott Now more than ever the world needs kindness and compassion, with Covid19 and the recent racial unrest in the USA and beyond. The video clip I have posted is a 'kindness and

Engaging In Nature's Healing Energies - Written by Alia Datoo “If you feel drawn to a particular place outdoors in nature, try to go there (even if just in your mind).” Research confirms what many have observed: that nature has healing energies. For

Successful Attitude Attracts Prosperity - By Shahwana Khanam We know that there are over 7 billion humans on Earth, and very interestingly a handful of them are super successful and prosperous. So, what is their secret formula? Well, the facts are simple,

3 Practices To Regulate Your Energy Have you ever met someone and immediately, after a few minutes of interacting with them, felt totally drained? Well, here are three energy tools to help you understand what you can do to avoid people

'Being Happy' Is A Choice- by Shahwana Khanam Let's start with a Chinese proverb: "If you want happiness for an hour, take a nap. If you want happiness for a day, go fishing. If you want happiness for a year, inherit a fortune. If you

GETTING GROUNDED…An Effective Way To Cope With Anxiety June 5 marks World Environment Day. While there is not much that we can do outdoors to appreciate nature, we can but definitely take advantage of what it has to offer us. Undoubtedly, every

THE VEGAN KRIYA YOGI – A LOVING MINDFUL WAY OF LIVING - Written by Khilan Shah More than often veganism is thought of as a special plant-based diet for health-conscious people and the philosophy underlining veganism is often misunderstood. Prem and

Declutter The Mind, Clear The Thoughts & Be Productive - By Shahwana Khanam How many of us have tried to clear the nagging thoughts and feeling which keep disturbing us during the day? Especially, when you really want to be still

Emotional Healing Through Self-Compassion - By Alia Datoo “Your emotions make you human. Even the unpleasant ones have a purpose. Don't lock them away. If you ignore them, they just get louder and angrier.” ― Sabaa Tahir.

OVERCOMING LONELINESS ON THE SPIRITUAL PATH - By Khilan Shah Who can we share our tribulations and trials with as we continually seek personal transformation and spiritual progress in the midst of the materially driven day-to-day world? Who can we turn

Change Is Good.. - By Shahwana Khanam As we go through the changes that have taken place in the past three months, how have we adapted to them? For many of us, we just went ahead and made the necessary requirements that

“Riding the wave” is a psychological practice of surfing your own powerful and negative emotions. This week I’d like to share with you a very interesting excerpt from a book I recently completed. Every day we are confronted with negative emotions that

Pauline's Message: 'Let's All Embrace True & Genuine Friendship' I grew up with an introvert mother whom I never saw attending parties, having parties at home or even having a lot of women friends coming over to see her. My mother

The Importance Of Acceptance & Forgiveness - By Alia Datoo “Grace comes to forgive and forgive again”- Rumi A mystic was once asked what forgiveness is. He said it is the fragrance that flowers give when they are crushed. In order to lead

The Power Within - The Power Of Thought There is a power within us which we are unable to control, and if we do learn how to control it, we can manifest almost anything in life.

Alia's Message: 'Embracing your Shadow simply means accepting these unconscious desires as part of us and integrating them into our lives.' Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves. - Carl Jung

4 Steps To Forgiveness Inspired by the Teachings of my Spiritual Teacher Grand Master Choa Kok Sui The Founder of Pranic Healing & Arhatic Yoga - By Shahwana Khanam

The Power of Forgiveness Inspired by the teachings of Grand Master Choa Kok Sui Founder of Arhatic Yoga & Modern Pranic Healing- By Shahwana Khanam Many of us struggle with relationships gone sour, some with close relatives or friends or even with

Pauline's Message: 'Believe In Your Dreams' Life is a journey that requires courage, determination and opportunities to be successful. Everybody loves success, but very few, are always willing to pay the price to achieve their desired goal in life. I grew

'Overcoming Laziness On Our Spiritual Journey' - By Khilan Shah Laziness is something I have fallen victim to on my spiritual path and it still catches me off guard at times. About five years ago, during a casual conversation with Paramahamsa

Alia's Message: 'This Ramadan, Take The Opportunity To Go Deeper & Re-birth Your Soul. 'Ramadan Mubarak to all my friends and extended family!