Author Archives: Donna Mitchell-Moniak

About Donna Mitchell-Moniak

Donna Mitchell-Moniak lives and meditates at Spirit Fire Meditative Retreat Center which she founded in 2003. The Practice of Living Awareness is an outpouring of her heart-mind and lifetimes of meditation practice in various disciplines. See for meditations and free online meditation training. See this blog or for more of her written work and classes.

Upcoming: Tibetan Buddhist Imagery webinar and course

Join me for a free webinar, March 31, The Symbolism of Tibetan Imagery and Thangkas. This webinar begins an exploration of this rich spiritual art form. For details or to register, click here. One week later the 6 session online … Continue reading

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Esoteric Layers 3: Mars

Mars This post is accompanied by a chart of Mars qualities and some turns of the spiral. Before that, we will explore The Fool of the Tarot. We are the Fool and Mars well represents the journey of the Fool … Continue reading

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Esoteric Layers 2: Uranus

Uranus In Greek mythology, Uranus is the sky. He was the “father in heaven” in that Sky/heaven and Uranus are one. He “slept” with Gaia and the first creatures of the Earth were born. Astrologically, this signifies that Uranus’ energies … Continue reading

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Esoteric Astrological layers 1: Pluto

Various planets are in prominence in the sky at night and in the human struggle. Humanity must choose the way of light. Delusion does not and cannot serve. This series comes from some of the work being offered in the … Continue reading

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Light of the Soul: the Yoga Sutras, book 3, sutras 14-18

We have incorporated the book Raja Yoga by the master yogi and teacher, Vivekananda in our study of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. Alice Bailey’s commentary, Light of the Soul, continues as our base. Adding Vivekananda adds the dimensions of … Continue reading

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