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Consciousness
Focus, September 2018 |
August 31, 2018

Consciousness

KAREN O’ NEILL Heartfulness Fellow New Delhi, India ‘Consciousness’ is derived from the Latin words conscius, meaning ‘to know’ or ‘to be aware’, and conscrire, meaning ‘to be mutually aware’. Consciousness extends beyond oneself and includes awareness of our environment and our connection with others. I believe in Swami Vivekananda’s saying that consciousness is a mere film between two oceans, the subconscious and the superconscious. This film becomes more permeable as I delve further into those parts of my consciousness that usually exist outside my spectrum of awareness. I have also found......

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Who am I? A perspective

Who am I?

A PERSPECTIVE Knowing the self is a topic of great interest in psychology and also in philosophy. VICTOR KANNAN reflects on this question that has been intriguing us from time immemorial, and shares the...

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The potency of a seed

PARTHASARATHI RAJAGOPALACHARI explores some age-old questions about creation and creativity, and how we nurture ‘seed’ ideas in order to create uniqueness and innovation. My Guide once told me, “There has been one question which has been before the world’s...

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Beyond

KATE MARTIN is an abstract artist, who has been painting professionally for the last year and a half. She also does custom commission pieces. You may contact her at coloursbykate@outlook.com or via instagram @coloursbykate. Color...

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Hidden garden

KAYLAN MICHAEL, aka Lost in the Island, is a multidisciplinary artist who currently resides in Montreal, Canada. Her art has been described as spiritual, mysterious, abstract, electric and futuristic. Instagram @lost_intheisland The motivation behind my art...

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Handirubvi in blue

ASHA ELANA CASEY is a contemporary painter, mixed media artist and arts educator. At the center of her mixed media practice is the idea that spirituality is the point of healing for people of African origin....

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Embrace what is

With a degree in textile designing and a keen interest in sharing the traditional art of henna,  HUMNA MUSTAFA started her journey professionally around 20 years ago. She grew up in the Middle East, and...

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Spirit self

VIMAL KUMAR is a multidisciplinary Singaporean artist whose works often explore themes related to culture, ethnicity, spirituality and ecology. He works with traditional media such as oils, gouache and ink. Recently he has been exploring other media...

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Creativity

YOUHEUM SON Illustrator-Designer (@yson.art) New York, USA I practice what gives me joy and happiness to nurture my creativity. I actively venture outdoors on hikes and touch the earth. I also value daily routines like Yoga, meditation,...

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Turn on your creative instinct

G. PRIYADARSHINI is learning to nurture creativity. She shares with us some of the things that have worked for her as a student of the creative process. Where do ideas come from? I’ve been pondering this question a lot...

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COLLECTOR'S EDITION 2017