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Podcast: Episode 18 How is a Disaster an Opportunity for Practical Spirituality? with Selina Maitreya

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Essence: Episode 18 NotesHeart with a tree of life inside

Our lives are filled with Stuff. Change can happen in the blink of an eye or as chronic energy patterns or both. Joining Janet is Selina Maitreya, of Practical Spirituality, author, creative consultant and spiritual guide. They will share, as both who know firsthand, how to utilize and still create transcendence while dealing with the ups and downs in Being in a body.

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Selina Maitreya

Selina Maitreya is a highly regarded consultant to commercial photographers worldwide. A published author of 2 best-selling books and global lecturer, Selina has for the past 30+ years guided Creatives to form deeper vision and refine their inner spirit. At the same time Selina has been a spiritual student studying many philosophies, and spiritual practices. Drawn to the simple yet powerful idea that We Are All ONE; that our natural inheritance is LOVE, and that our actions affect not only us but every single energy entity, Selina began to live her life as her practice. Committed to responding from LOVE to life’s many challenges, gifts and experiences, Selina began to live what she now calls: Practical Spirituality.

In the summer of 2013 Selina was tested to maintain this awareness of Love when her car was hit by another. She was left severely impaired and brain damaged, unable to walk normally for several years. Yet, Selina was able to continue to feel blessed and was never concerned for her fate.

Unable to hold conversations for long periods of time, or to use her brain for tasks, in her quiet, she was visited continuously by Spirit. Messages were downloaded daily, and she was informed that her life was shifted forever. She was told that her lifelong role as “Teacher” was about to take another turn.

Knowing that her practice of responding to all from Love, was the reason for her total certainty and lack of striving during a hugely life changing event, Selina became committed then and there to being a spiritual teacher helping others to respond to life as Love, as they build lives guided by Practical Spirituality.

Selina is offering an invitation to her free 60-minute master class: Become The Abundance You Seek. She reminds us that it's our choice to connect to the abundance that already exists within us. She identifies 5 blocks to this knowing and includes one spiritual practice for each one of the blocks. You can write to her at Her website is

Roots: Associated WorksTree roots

Selina’s mentor of 20 years, Rev.Janice "Hope" Gorman is the creator and spiritual director of the Hope Interfaith Center.

The teachings of Kabbalah, the mysticism of the Jewish faith. The intention of Kabbalah is to assist the person in recognizing the truth behind the illusion of separation from God.

Swami Sarvagatananda, leader of the Vedanta Society in Boston, MA. for many years. A student asked him if he thought there would ever be a single world religion, Hindu or other. He replied simply, “I hope not! The ways to God are rich and varied, we learn about God and ourselves by enjoying all the many ways people seek and find God. May there always be thousands of paths to God!”

And the quote on her worn piece of paper on her desk: “It is not your belief, but your behavior that counts. It is not your faith, but your function that counts. And it is not your convictions, but your character that counts.” Swami Sarvagatananda

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“All beings and things included
In the Bodhisattvas vow.
Therefore, a return to the world
But in touch with the timeless now.

An elixir of wisdom and compassion
Does Maitreya bring to all
Everyone is a future Buddha
Listen deep for the inner call.“
“Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms—to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.“
Viktor Frankl

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Acceptance.“ Listen at the YouTube channel Journeys Into Enlightenment with Janet Barrett. Enjoy a few moments of peace, composure, and mental expansion at Interlude: An Internet Retreat. And while you're there, check out the extensive archive of meditations.

Blog: You always have choice, CHOOSE WELLQuan Yin

My Blog this week is from "You always have choice, CHOOSE WELL" by Selina Maitreya written for her Facebook site recently.

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