Silent reflections into your life....

Silent reflections into your life….

The very word silence conjures a relaxed state of let go of ease, so imagine how much more when we give ourselves the space to be silent.

With continuous bombardment of technology into our lives there is an ever greater need to not just go on a retreat but to actually have the space for yourself to be alone. Switch off that mobile phone, the social media the emails and then finally your mind.

This is not so easy for us to achieve in a world where we are continuously being distracted, the intellect has taken over such precedence in our everyday lives that to switch off the mind is no easy feat where we are swamped with the iphone/android phones being our life line to living, they are no longer a luxury but are a necessity. Lets not even begin to imagine the damage they are doing with their frequency signals bombarding our own energy aura.

The heart is not even a close second to the intellect mind in todays functioning world, i would even go so far as to say that its in the emergency ward. Being silent allows us to connect to ourselves in a way that no one can, its aligning with our own wholeness and giving freedom to the witness within ourselves.

A practice of awakening always has a component of silence. The silence is charged to feed our spirit, which is starved without the gap of silence.

The body’s energy is automatically recharged from within oneself, a sort of self healing. The more one practices and taps into this innate intelligence the more alert and awake one becomes.

There are many ways to quieten the mind and there are numerous meditation techniques to assist you, find one that suits you, listen from within and if this feels right then its probably the right one for you.

Also be with a teacher that you have an affinity towards as their energy will affect you.

Shakti Anand ma initiates in Kriya Meditation a spinal breathing technique and holds silent meditation retreats to find out more write to info@yogaiam.comwww.yogaiam.com

Presence of divine essence as 'shivashakti' A play of bliss with Shakti Anand Ma - The Process is Meditation - The Kriya Meditation Retreat

Many times people asked who is the 'we' that I often referred to, it was natural for me to convey that all that I am and all that I do is working through me that I as the lower self was no longer in charge of this drama play called 'Life' so this reference to 'we' was to lay the claim to the ultimate doer as I refer this as 'shivashakti'

What is this 'shivashakti' another fancy concept? Well life only happens to the level of our own beliefs and thoughts either from this life or past life karma. There is just life happening for each one of us, no one has responsibility except to his own selfrealisation first then god realization can surface by grace, and the duality of the separation of the mind naturally quietens, its all effortless, this state is what is referred as the 'Shivashakti' state where the duality disappears. Actions or kriyas in life arise from this unified still and yet dynamic aspect of beingness.

One communes at a level from this 'shivashakti' state, sure some could classify this as insanity and most mystics and yoginis have been labelled as such now 21st century science is recognizing through quantum physics that this is most powerful silent void state from which creation happens.

Its with much inner turmoil this dharmic acceptance has surfaced to allow this 'shivashakti' state to shine through and initiate into what is only a technique of meditation 'Kriya'

Lineage is eternal as the 'shivashakti' state is beyond family, beyond organizations, so there will be no mention or claim to any. However the journey that has brought to this point has been long arduous and at times challenging over the last 18 years. Rivers of tears and separation from loved ones, and yet this inner resolve to be living truth, living unconditional love, living simple required more inner courage, inner strength than needed for my career as a change management consultant in the city of london as a chartered accountant holding an MBA and giving up on that so called 'Business life of financial success' not to mention alienating friends and family.

At this point the realization is that success is not just outward monetary but internal and the outer reflects the inner, thats not to make financial success right or wrong as its all an attitude of non attachment, one can reep the rewards of ones karmic events just not be attached to the fruits.

Hence with this realization Kriya meditation retreats will now be taking place through the 'shivashakti' state as I step out of the way and accept this dawning of the dharmic path.

My personal story to how I got out of my way is not necessary, only the experience to make the 'shivashakti' state accessible to those that are ready for a courageous and self discovery journey of a 'play in bliss' with Shakti Anand Ma. Shakti anand trust will perform these kriya meditation retreats, and through the Yoga I AM conduct the schedules. Contact info@yogaIam.com to be registered to the next retreat, should you wish to hold such a retreat in your centre kindly drop us an email. www.yogaiam.com The next retreat will be from 24th to 27th November 2017 in Ibiza and in Hardwar, Uttarkhand India from 9th to 12th February 2017 then during March in Goa.

I bow down to each of you in recognition of your divine essence. Jai Guru Dev. Om Shakti.


Peace in every act through a balance of Heart and Mind

I recall the time when I had left the corporate game just over 7 years ago as the noise of the mind without heart felt imbalanced and this had happened straight after my return from Kumbh Mela, Hardwar in India in 2009 and the outpouring of love led to me writing a book unplanned in 2 weeks called 'Living from the Heart' by Shira Bassi. https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00F2M7A9A/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1



None of that matters as now this word 'Heart' is used in ad campaigns as well as political and social ones, without really having the heart awakened its become a word to gain following, and the media is quick to feel the pulse and give the people at least in words what they are lacking, an open heart.

Without the heart the mind is a robotic logical machine with no checkpoint and hence the world dynamics are lopsided.

We are all of us responsible there are no scapegoats in this. There is a word called 'personal responsibility' however having lived in a police type environment for so long, we created a system that is at the best selfish and at the worst greed and fear based.

The level of group consciousness is now seeking address to the hearts own awakening this is evident as the rise in yoga, meditation, mindfulness and its time for the mind machine without heart to let go of the reins and the new mind and heart to rise like a phoenix.

So how does all this serve peace in every act? Until our words ON HEART and LOVE  reflect our actions and deeds they are meaningless.



If each person before speaking asks do i enact what i say in this way of heart or love? If the answer is no then there is personal work to be done in heart awakening before using these words of love and heart and peace so loosely.

The qualities of a peaceful act are:

  • Tolerance
  • Compassion
  • Kindness
  • Forgiveness
  • Sharing freely with no expectation
  • Unity not separation
  • For the greater good not personal good
  • Being truth
  • A flow not resistance in the act

Shakti Anand is a karma yogi at Yoga I AM www.yogaiam.com teaching meditation, satsang, yoga.