Personal And Planetary Health – Sarita’s Blog

In today’s world science and spirituality are finding common ground. What mystics have been saying since time immemorial is now being proved. By reading quotes from scientists and mystics you may be able to understand that by entering inside our own body with a meditative awareness, we will be able to discover the whole universe. 

Sarita Interviews Herbalist and and Founder Of The Source Detox, Ivor Fitzpatrick

Recently I did an 8 days orange juice fasting retreat with ‘The Source’ in Koh Samui, Thailand. I was so impressed with this experience that I asked Ivor, the founder of The Source for an interview in order to share the good news about this form of detox.

Meditation and Vegetarianism – Osho Quote

“If you meditate long enough, deep enough, it is impossible for you to hurt anybody for food; it is impossible. It is not a question of argument, it is not a question of scriptures, it is not who says what, it is not a question of calculating that if you take vegetarian food you will become spiritual; it is automatic. 

Silent Sitting – Meditation of the Month

The art of meditation is one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself in life. It is good to remember that the temple of Tantra has two main pillars, one is meditation and the other is love. By cultivating meditation, we will then be able to apply this same witnessing consciousness to anything in life. When we are able to do this, we will experience a revelation, that everything in life is divine. 

Menopause and Women’s Vitality – Ask Sarita

Question: I am approaching menopause and I have great concern about this transition. I see examples around me that it seems to be a very challenging transition and I am afraid about what may happen to my libido, to my health and so on. 

The Game Changers – Film Review

This is a 2018 documentary, available on Netflix, which follows the story of James Wilks, a top athlete. In order to cure himself quickly from an injury he adopts a vegan diet. His decision is based on a huge amount of research into the subject of nutrition. 

Poem Of The Month By Alfred Tennyson

The Brook

I come from haunts of coot and hern,
I make a sudden sally
And sparkle out among the fern,
To bicker down a valley.

Vegan Cashew Cheese – Recipe of the Month

Many people who are trying to turn vegan feel very nostalgic about cheese. I am asked over and over again if I can give a recipe on how to make vegan ‘cheese.’ There are various recipes for this and this one coming from Chef Made, founder of Moksa Restaurant in Bali is one of the best.

Life is Change and Transformation – Sarita’s Blog

There is a saying from the Greek Mystic Heraclitus, “You can’t step in the same river twice.” This is truly amazing wisdom, which encapsulates the whole life experience in a single phrase.

Life is a series of changes, of death and renewal, of the phoenix rising from the ashes. When we understand this, we do not cling to the past, but rather dive into each moment with full enthusiasm. And when chaos comes, we embrace it and ask, “What can I learn from you?” By embracing times of change and chaos in our lives and learning the lesson contained in this chaos, we naturally find ourselves ascending into a higher level of order. 

New Year Possibilities

As the New Year draws closer, many of us feel the need to ‘clean our closets’ of all that is not serving us and to start the New Year, fresh and renewed. We may go on holiday or give ourselves a special treat of some kind. We may make special affirmations of what we are calling into our lives and what new direction we are manifesting.

Become Love Itself – Ask Sarita

Question: I have often heard you say that we are on a journey in life to “become love itself.” I would like to understand this statement better. I find it confusing. How can I become love itself? Love seems to be fleeting, something that happens sometimes, a feeling just like other feelings such as joy, sorrow, anger, fear, etc. To “become love” implies that it becomes a fixed state of being and I am thinking that everything in life is in flux.

Relationship is a Choice – Osho Quote

A sannyasin asks Osho about her relationship and being attracted to other men.

Osho responds

The problem is natural and everybody has to face it. If you want relationship… and to want relationship means security, safety, intimacy, love. And only in a very, very intimate relationship can love grow – love needs time, patience. If you want all these things then you have to sacrifice your momentary desires – that somebody looks attractive and you are sexually attracted. 

Making Love to the Stars, Sky and Clouds – Meditation of the Month

This meditation offered by Osho is really profound. After the ending of a relationship when I was younger, I practiced this meditation every day for 6 months. It liberated me beyond measure, because once we understand through lived experience that we are the beloved of nature and of the universe, there is no turning back. Our capacity for inner ecstasy expands. Through this meditation we discover limitless ecstasy as an irrefutable truth.

Dangerous Beauty – Film Review

Starring: Catherine McCormack and Rufus Sewell
Directed by: Marshall Herskovitz

This film was released in 1998 but is actually timeless in its content and message. It is a masterpiece! The film is based on a ‘true story’ as detailed in the book called The Honest Courtesan by Margaret Rosenthal.

It Happens all the Time in Heaven – Poem of the Month

By Hafiz

It happens all the time in heaven
And some day
It will begin to happen
Again on earth
That men and women
Who are married

Spicy Tempeh Mango Rolls – Recipe of the Month

Sarita says:
“These delicious salad spring rolls from the website ‘Forks Over Knives’ by: Ashley Madden are great if you want something like a salad but are actually too hungry to eat only salad. They will give the ‘feel good’ effect of salad with a robust and delicious protein shot of tempeh leaving you feeling light and satiated at the same time. The rolls are attractive and artistic looking so can be a wonderful addition to a special meal or as a colourful addition for a party menu.”

Taking Action For Positive Global Transformation – Sarita’s Blog

OK, we all know the world is in a really terrible mess. The whole world is in mourning over the wild fires which have been spiralling out of control all over the planet. Siberia, the Amazon, Africa, California, Greece, Spain, it seems that every day we hear about some new wildfire somewhere. And if it is not wild fires, there are torrential floods, hurricanes, or earthquakes in other places in the world.

What is my purpose? – Ask Sarita

Question:Since the beginning of my life I am looking for reaching the “light”. It’s what I could see when I was a child. Now I know that reaching the light may be called ‘Becoming Enlightened’. I am wondering if it is the goal of life? I am feeling a bit lost with lack of interest in life… I feel some changes but still I feel lost.

New Man for the new Millennium – Osho Quote

The youth of the whole world is ready to change all old structures and make every change that helps humanity to become free.

Freedom is such a spiritual necessity that without it man never attains his manhood. Liberation from dead superstitions, ideologies, dogmas is such a great necessity that once you are free of it you will feel as if you have got wings and you can fly into the sky.

Moola Mantra – Meditation of the Month

Chanting this mantra is an affirmation of the supreme intelligence of life. By chanting it for several minutes before bed or on waking, it will infuse your night with bliss and your day with an expansive experience of universal consciousness. Mantras offer us a science for manifesting our inner potential.