I love this Indian (Hindu) festival. A celebration of light, both the inner light and its reflection in outer lights. Read Jean Mishra’s blog to learn about it.

MoonLightened Way

Tonight, November 13, is the Diwali Festival.

Diwali, also known as Deepavali, is the Hindu festival of light.  It is through the light that the beauty of this world is revealed and in celebration colored lights, little clay lamps filled with ghee, lanterns and candles are lit.  To Hindus, darkness represents ignorance and light the representation of knowledge.  On this night, the lighting of the lamps signifies the conquering of ignorance through knowledge.  Brilliant fireworks light up the sky well into the wee hours of the morning.  Families gather to share good food and cheer and to give gratitude for all that is good in their lives.

So, happy Diwali to you and yours from India.  May you always walk in the light, experience the beauty that it reveals, and leave the darkness behind you.


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Marc teaches contemplative meditation in the context of contemporary mysticism. His understanding of the mystical life is rooted in close to 40 years of study, practice, unfoldment, realization and experience, in the course of which he has received the gifts of spiritual discernment and transmission. His teaching work meaningfully shifts consciousness in a student through the process and alchemy of mystical transformation.   Marc facilitates the mystical teachings under the style of Contemplative Pathways. He enables others to embark on the spiritual journey by learning and understanding the Truth teaching and by living its principles. He has been conducting classes and meditation meetings in the San Francisco Bay Area for over fifteen years in a classroom, lecture, workshop, online meeting, or group practice setting.   His methodology of instruction is divinely inspired and firmly rooted in pure authentic mysticism. His approach to the mystical life is essentially nondenominational, nonsectarian, culturally interfaith, spiritually transreligious, and definitively unitive and nondualistic. His other contributions to worldwide spiritual awakening and the global contemplative movement include spiritual mentoring and spiritual healing practice.   Within the context of the great shift in consciousness now occurring all over the planet, Marc’s work presently focuses on individual and collective spiritual transformation and healing. He promotes the practice of contemplation or meditation as the vehicle for transcendence and ascension to the higher dimensions of mystical consciousness.   Marc is firmly committed to the vision of a global spiritual awakening and the divine promise of humanity’s mystical illumination.  
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