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August 20. The Recognition of Our Own Heart

"Each object of perception attains union with God through your experience of it…”
This excerpt from the sacred text, Recognition of Our Own Heart, is a sample that I hope conveys a sense of why I am in love with this amazing text. It is as alive today as it was when it was written over 1000 years ago. Having studied and taught yoga for decades and having aligned myself with work in a spiritual tradition, I have found these teachings to be invaluable adjuncts for my life and practice.
This treatise is a source text of Kashmiri Shaivism and expresses the innate goodness and simplicity of one’s true nature. For those of us who doubt, who feel separate from Divinity or “left behind” by Grace, who are thwarted by the complexities of certain spiritual systems, this text is a literal Godsend…or let’s say “Goddess-send,” as its language and orientation is fully and necessarily inclusive of Her.
In this talk I will share my experience of this treasure text; how it has informed and transformed my thinking, and how passionate I am to continue to incorporate it into my teaching and my everyday life.
Speaker: Karen Sprute-Francovich is a teacher of all the aspects of Yoga--the physical and philosophical, the scientific and the mystical. She is a long-time student of Lee Lozowick.

Previous talks in this series:
August 6, 2022. We’ll Never Be Prepared for Life--We Might as Well Start Living It (Rick Lewis)
July 23, 2022. Timing is Everything: Opening to Windows of Opportunity in Life and on the Path (VJ Fedorschak)
July 9, 2022. Fourth Way Magic: How Hermetic and Indigenous Traditions Interface with the Gurdjieff Work (Rob Schmidt and Stuart Goodnick)
June 25, 2022. Stop the World, I Want to Get Off (Regina Sara Ryan)
June 11, 2022. Kneel and Kiss the Ground: The Poetics of Presence and Purpose (Mary Angelon Young)
May 28, 2022. Basic Trust: The Soul's Key to Being (Peter Cohen)
May 14, 2022. Do You Want to Be Right or Do You Want to Be in Relationship? (Matthew Files)
April 30, 2022. War: What is it Good For? (Bandhu Dunham)
April 16, 2022. Cultivating Spiritual Maturity: An Honest Look at Our Commitments (Lalitha)
April 2, 2022. The Two Experiences of Life and Their Impact: Being In-the-Box or Out-of-the-Box (VJ Fedorschak)
March 19, 2022. Writing as a Transformational Path (Mary Angelon Young and Regina Sara Ryan)
March 5, 2022. Living From Paradox (Juanita Violini)
February 19, 2022. Why Questions Are More Useful Than Answers on the Spiritual Path (Karl Krumins)
February 5, 2022. Survival Is Not the Issue (Clelia Lewis)
January 22, 2022. Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For… Why? (Matthew Files)
January 8, 2022. Giving Ourselves to Love. (Nachama Greenwald)