Q&A: Qualities to be a Good Spiritual Aspirant

Q&A: Qualities to be a Good Spiritual Aspirant

What qualities should we imbibe to turn ourselves into a good spiritual seeker? Oh what a lovely question. Undoubtedly I would settle upon one word for the answer – sincerity People make the spiritual pathway a serious affair, which is…

Q&A: Self Love

Q&A: Self Love

These questions came up from different people after a meditation on love, where everyone was asked to simply remember what love felt like and to allow that feeling to spread to every cell of their body. Can I share my…

Q&A: Self-Respect, Ego & Pride: The Difference

Q&A: Self-Respect, Ego & Pride: The Difference

Ashwita, is there any difference b/w ego (pride, arrogance, superiority complex, over confidence), self esteem and self respect.  I am not sure whether the words which I have put in brackets are one and the same.  These are the things…

Myths: Spirituality & Religion

I was recently asked about someone who wasn’t at all spiritual but was quite intuitive, and the person asking was confused and intrigued as to how this could happen. Here’s my response. Why do we associate purity and intuitive ability…

Healing Trust Issues

Healing Trust Issues

Everyone has different ideas about what a relationship represents, but almost all of us will agree that a relationship – at least, a happy one – cannot exist without trust. Inevitably, there are times in life when someone we love,…

Problems in Life Despite Reiki? Read This

Problems in Life Despite Reiki? Read This

Recently someone on the forum asked why people seem to have problems despite practicing Reiki and meditation regularly, whereas other ‘normal’ people who did absolutely nothing seemed to go about their lives just fine. Were the Reiki channels doing something…

The Importance of a Bindi: Demonstrated

The Importance of a Bindi: Demonstrated

“You like all these things now, but when you grow up you won’t wear any bangles, bindis or plaits, you’ll all forget your culture”. I was in sixth grade when a teacher said this, and I thought she was talking…

Is your Hairstyle Making you Sick?

Is your Hairstyle Making you Sick?

Indian tradition requires women to wear their hair long, and tied up. While other castes were allowed to partially tie their hair, Brahmin women, (the priests and academicians) were mandated to keep it completely tied. Everything changes with time though….

Q&A: Is Reiki Dangerous?

Q&A: Is Reiki Dangerous?

I found an interesting question in a forum on Facebook today, and thought it was worth posting my response on the blog. It is not uncommon for teachers or sects to denounce other systems, and sometimes this can be with…

Three Signs You've Got Gratitude Wrong

Three Signs You’ve Got Gratitude Wrong

Gratitude is quite fashionable today, thanks to new age gurus telling us that the more grateful we are, the more the universe gives us. And with that statement, they kill any scope for genuine gratitude. For, any gratitude felt in the…