Author Archives: Donna Mitchell-Moniak

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You know how there are times in our life when everything changes? There is freshness, innocence, and delight in these shifts. Leaving home at 19, creating a home with four others then, or having each of my children, or being … Continue reading

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One-year Esoteric Psychology program – begins in retreat April 2019

I am very excited to invite you to join the one-year Esoteric Psychology program that will begin in Wisconsin in April 2019. Registrations are now open. What is Esoteric Psychology? It is a comprehensive study of a human being as … Continue reading

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Thank you, and …

Thank you everyone for: meditating together your support for my upcoming move to Colorado and for being in my life. While I’m moving and settling in, there will be no live meditations. Please continue meditating, though. Develop yourself in wisdom … Continue reading

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advancing meditation: luminous aspect, Patanjali last one

“Once one sees the distinction between pure awareness and the luminous aspect of the phenomenal world …” Almost every word in this instruction is a mini-instruction! In this meditation the focus is “the luminous aspect.” We have encountered this in … Continue reading

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advancing meditation: distinction and transparency: Patanjali 4

Distinction, discriminitive insight, luminosity and transparency. In Book III of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, the cognitive capacity for distinction that is commonly used to distinguish red from blue, rain from snow, or any other seeming difference is now used in a … Continue reading

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