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CENTER FOR SPIRITUAL AWARENESS
Founded in 1972 by Roy Eugene Davis
DECEMBER NEWSLETTER

Welcome to the December edition of the Center for Spiritual Awareness email newsletter including inspiration from Roy Eugene Davis and news about CSA ministry activities.




An Enlivening Power is Nurturing the Universe and We Can Learn to Cooperate with It.
– Roy Eugene Davis
The 11 acre CSA International Headquarters retreat property near Lake Rabun in Lakemont, Georgia, is blessed with all four beautiful seasons.
ASK: "WHAT IS LIFE FOR?"

For thousands of years, saints and sages have clearly defined the real purpose of life and the practical means by which permanent well-being, happiness, and spiritual fulfillment can be experienced. This is what they have said:

Awaken to Self- and God-realization in this incarnation. Dharmic living, easy fulfillment of desires which enhance life, and always being in a continuous flow of resources and supportive circumstances will enable you to live efficiently and avoid suffering and misfortune. To fulfill your soul destiny, avidly aspire to awaken to complete Self- and God-Realization—the primary purpose for your being in this world—and wholeheartedly engage in practices which will enable you to do so as quickly as possible.

Affirm With Soul-Aware Conviction
I am thankful for the understanding that I now have.
I am wholeheartedly dedicated to living a God-centered life.
I do my best to have my life-enhancing desires easily fulfilled
in cooperation with the natural laws of causation.
I am receptive to the impulses of grace and thankfully
accept the full support of the universe. I intend to be
fully Self- and God-realized in this incarnation.

– Roy Eugene Davis, 
Seven Lessons in Conscious Living
Lesson One
Atha - New Beginnings

The first word in Patanjali’s Yoga sutras is Atha. This Sanskrit word literally means “now, this auspicious moment.” Every new beginning occurs in a present time moment of decision and intention. And because it sets us on a new course, changes our life in some way, it is considered auspicious.

Mr. Davis reminded us that in our Kriya Yoga tradition initiation is a new beginning. We enter into a new phase of life with commitment and resolve on our journey to spiritual awakening. 

For many people the start of the year marks a new beginning, resolutions are made with plans for improvement in some areas of life. Mr. Davis would tell us not to waste time, not to wait until later to begin. He said to start now to awaken fully and live effectively.

  We can resolve to avoid dissipating our precious life, energy, time and attention, with that which is not useful, which is limiting, or harmful. This present now is atha, an auspicious moment of opportunity to set a new course, to begin a new life. We can make the choice, now, to focus on what is useful, what is essential to our health, happiness, total well being, and spiritual awakening. In the moment of choosing we rise above old habits of thinking and feeling and release our inner power to accomplish, prosper, and fulfill our life's every purpose.
– Ron Lindahn

Re-Minded

Neglecting daily spiritual practices is often one of the biggest challenges to overcome. Why is it so challenging for people, even for those who are truly inspired to be consistent with their daily spiritual practice? Why is it that, even when people know what they need to do, they still don’t? How can we overcome this?

Prajnaparadha is a Sanskrit term that translates to failure of our intellect or wisdom. The ancient science of Ayurveda explains that the primary cause of illness and suffering is choosing to ignore that which causes us harm. People usually know what they should do, or should not do. However, people can harm themselves (or choose not to help themselves) by going against their own knowing, guidance, and wisdom. Even though many yogis know what they need to do, they fail to apply their intellect or wisdom towards supportive behaviors. 

All of our spiritual practices are ultimately practices of remembering. Kriya Yoga is the path of knowing and experiencing the essence of our being, remembering our true Self, and making wise choices. 

– Ryan Strong, Ayurvedic Doctor, Vedic Astrologer, CSA Minister 



Holy Season Meditation Saturday - December 7

The traditional Holy Season Meditation at CSA will begin at 10 a.m. and continue until 1 p.m. with a short comfort break for those who need it at 10:50 and 11:50. The meditation will be led by Clifford Rosen and 
Ron Lindahn. A vegetarian lunch will follow.

West Palm Beach Florida 
CSA Meditation Seminar
and Kriya Yoga Initiation
Sunday, January 12
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

CSA Senior Minister Ron Lindahn and CSA President Clifford Rosen will teach forms of practice including: prayer, affirmation, breath awareness, mantra, pranayama, and contemplation.

Kriya Yoga initiation at 2 p.m. for everyone dedicated to their
spiritual path.

Donation Basis -  Invite Your Spiritual Friends  -  Arrive Early

EMBASSY SUITES HOTEL
1601 Belvedere Road (near the airport)


Kriya Yoga Class
First Sunday Webinars
On the first Sunday of each month CSA is offering a live broadcast at 2 p.m. EST. 
These classes are based on Mr. Davis' book Seven Lessons in Conscious Living. At the end of the program Mr. Lindahn will answer questions from those viewing. After the event the program will be available to view on the CSA YouTube channel.

Available to everyone free of charge. 

Click the link to view the program live. 
November Weekend Retreat  
CSA Senior Minister Ron Lindahn spoke on Kriya Yoga Philosophy and Practice in the morning and conducted an afternoon Ayurveda workshop. Participants enjoyed a video of Mr. Davis, Hatha Yoga with Lydia Garcia and vegetarian breakfast, lunch, and dinner prepared by Willie Davis.

During retreats individuals are encouraged to spend quiet time enjoying nature, reading, meditating, and reconnecting with their innate essence of being. 
2020 Silent Retreats
In 2020 The retreats at CSA headquarters will be silent in the guest houses and dining room. This will support an experience of deeper inner peace and spiritual awakening for all who attend.
October-November Grounds Maintenance 
Several projects were completed including: excavation of silt from the pond, cleaning out drainage ditches along roadways, improving drainage around the chalet and dome.
Your generous donations make possible our continuing ministry outreach, retreats, seminars, and maintenance of the grounds and accommodations at the CSA International Headquarters in Lakemont, Georgia.
CSA staff and personally trained ministers continue with Roy Eugene Davis' mission to bring a clear, direct, message of how to live easily and effectively in order to fully awaken to Self- and God-Realization while enjoying a prosperous, fulfilling, meaningful life.
Center for Spiritual Awareness
P.O. Box 7, Lakemont, Georgia 30552
csa-davis.org
info@csa-davis.org



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