Karma Yoga – the ‘YOGA of ACTION’

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My journey of ‘transformation and expansion’…

Published in the Oct-Nov 2019 issue of Yogic Herald 

Serve, love, give, purify, meditate, realize…these are the words of one of the greatest Karma Yogis this world will ever know, Sri Swami Sivananda, father of Rishikesh.

The essence of this truth is deeply rooted in Rishikesh which has become the world’s gateway to spiritual enlightenment, however there is a great lack of understanding and practise of this yogic art. If there were ever any additional words ...

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South African Karma Yoga Teacher Leads Humanitarian Communications Team to India

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It is with a deep sense of sorrow that I feel the imbalance of Rishikesh, and my role as Karma Yogi is apt for the impression I hope to make within the yoga community. My opinion in these matters are messages I am being guided to share at this time with the utmost sincerity. I am only sharing these messages with you as they are being revealed to me through my own experiences and realizations in Divine timing.

More than 90 ...

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The tears that took my voice away…

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The tears I cried that day did a few things to me…my spirit was touched deeply, my strength left me, my voice was lost and I fell into despair…

“Dear Women. You are so strong.”

I have been reluctant to share the events of my last days in Rishikesh earlier this year for fear of regurgitating and exaggerating on ‘a story’ which will never have the same effect on another, as it did on me. Perhaps that thought in itself has isolated ...

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Love makes the world go round

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I’ve retreated to my Goan hut house for the day. It’s much too hot outside. The persistent shrieks of the crows continue to add depth to my choice of Moby’s music, which I’m hoping will help to rest my spirit.
Today I feel like I’ve lost something. It doesn’t matter what it is…some things you just cannot explain. But it is lost and my heart feels it…a shifting Universe, change…catastrophic transformation.

I’ve had to bring all my ...

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One good day – Rishikesh 2016 (diary insert) 

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This seems like as good a day as any to begin to tell a story, one with no beginning or end…for as long as I am alive it will never be finished and when I do pass there will be no one to complete it…or perhaps my travels in India will take me so far into a forgotten place that I’ll just go missing for a while…in India, anything is possible!

It was symbolic to find out after I had booked ...

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A Herculean Task – Karma Yoga Rishikesh

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I recently visited the Divine Life Society Bookshop and picked up the book Practice of Karma Yoga written by the late great Swami Sivananda. As a yogi we are taught to let go of ego and to always be a student open to learning. This insert* may define Karma Yoga, however as a foot specialist the intent to change as many lives as possible is limited to a small number of people whose ailments should be treated according to their severity ...

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Goa – Dreamt and Discovered

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I’m really going to miss my first ‘Goan home’. A canopy of palms line the front porch, our sanctuary from the heat, with its cooling glassy tiled floor. Wrought iron and gold balustrades accessorize the yellow toned structural features of our villa. A short 50 metre stroll to the thriving main street which hugs the erratic coastline and we were in ‘the vibe’.

Unpredictably it was the brand new LG Direct Drive washing machine which seemed to outweigh having no connectivity ...

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Karma Yoga – Mother Theresa Missionaries of Charity, Goa

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On 6 April 2015 husband and wife team Anton and Pamela announced themselves at Mother Theresa Missionaries of Charity located in Carambolim, Goa to spend a day with the residents doing selfless service, Karma Yoga.  A sign describes the mission as a home for the aged, the destitute and the dying. There are fifty one residents of which the majority are mentally handicapped or unstable, under the full-time care of  five nuns.

“We arrived just after 09h00 and over the five hours that followed, ...

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A disappearing trick – 11 days to go

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As I sit contemplating how it got to be 11 days left to go I find myself pondering on the words, home is where the heart is. In this case my home is not where my heart is because it feels like it’s spreading out over many different places. My things, my four cats (all finally and thankfully homed), even my daughter’s trip back from Goa alone will see my heart spreading wider and further. Feeling lost is an understatement ...

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The Force Behind Us – 31 days to go

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Whichever power and force is behind the remarkable events Anton and I have experienced individually and together since last year November we feel completely safe in our decision and have weighed the process against all the other opportunities here in South Africa.

Pamela and Anton

I see many thoughts and ideas over time that have shaped us and created a society where our children should feel free enough to dream of limitless opportunities, to be ...

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