To get to Sikkim takes longer than than it takes to get back to West Bengal again (due to having to show your passport and Sikkim permit in Melli) and the roads are better on the way down because the Jeeps go directly to Siliguri. It takes about eight hours from Siliguri to Geyzing with shared Jeep ... Continue reading here

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I’m again offering private sessions via Skype (and in person) and there’s a couple of main reasons to why I’m doing this and those are: 1.) Because of the emails I receive from people telling me how my work has helped them understand their awakening process, and because of the fee... Continue reading here

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Since I last wrote about India I’ve traveled a lot in a short period of time, all the way from Fort Cochin to Gangtok where I am right now and have been for a few days. See map below of where I have traveled: Fort Cochin > Pondicherry > Chennai > Howrah/Kolkata > Siliguri > Gan... Continue reading here

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I didn’t know this when I first decided to go to Fort Cochin, and in fact, the beach was the first thing I asked people about when I arrived because I wanted to go swimming but they told me that it’s not suitable for that.  And then later I saw it for myself, it’s really dirty an... Continue reading here

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I must say that I’m really intrigued by what I have read and heard so far and I look very much forward to travel to that part of India in the beginning of April. It’s really hot here in South India now, it’s almost unbearable, so humid that it’s not even helping to take mult... Continue reading here

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Sometimes people wish to remain anonymous when they send in questions via “Ask Maria” and that’s completely understandable since the questions can be a bit too personal and private and you might not want to share your innermost thoughts openly with others. So if you are a member and want ... Continue reading here

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This is an anonymous reply to my article called “What are your feelings regarding responsibility to family and to oneself?” which you can read here: mariaerving.com/spirituality-and-responsibility-family-oneself Anyone who wish to remain anonymous when replying to articles regarding thei... Continue reading here

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Is there really such a thing as unconditional love? Is it attainable? What really is love? I can care deeply. But is that really love? If I add my life experiences, my hurts, rejections, childhood experiences, the meaning becomes convoluted. Thoughts? ♥♥♥ Thank you for your question! I believ... Continue reading here

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Hi Maria, Lately I’m having a difficult living family life. I’ve always been someone who loves time alone. I actually thrive on it. However, I come from a family of 4 other siblings, and married late in life to a person with 2 children (grown now). I sometime wonder if it was the righ... Continue reading here

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Just an interesting observation I’ve made about (many) Indian men. At first, I was surprised to see many men holding hands in India and I thought “wow, it’s great how Indian people seem to be so accepting of gays” and “I didn’t know there were so many (male) gays here in Indi... Continue reading here

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Despite the grueling bus trip from Trivandrum to Munnar here in Kerala the last couple of hours or so of the journey up the mountains was incredibly beautiful, so beautiful that I got all teary and emotional a few times. I just can’t hold back my tears when I see such beauty and after had been... Continue reading here

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After had done some research on how to get to Munnar from Trivandrum I found a government bus that takes you there for 245 rs, which is about 3-4 USD/Euro. And this is for an 8-9 hour bus trip! It’s incredible. You can’t book ahead online though so you just have to show up at the KSRTC c... Continue reading here

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I feel I’m back in India again! Goa was very touristy and not very “Indian” to me so I’m glad to have left although while I was there I of course enjoyed it. Trivandrum (or Thiruvananthapuram) is the capital city of Kerala and I have been here for a couple of days or so and will be ... Continue reading here

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“In your posts you say many things that resonate with me but also things which I think that is just not how I see it. That is not the truth. Basically that is not my truth. It is your truth. Like we all have our own truth and a truth that changes and evolves in time. So is there anything like an... Continue reading here

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“I was at my work this late afternoon and just went to the kitchen we have to get some water. I walked back into my office and seriously I could swear that this was not my office. This blank white wall was not ‘my wall’. This desk with stuff and my computer was not from me. I actuall... Continue reading here

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How Do You Keep The Insights Alive? A question that has come to mind lately and it was triggered by one of your articles: (This one) “How can one improve on to not loose the underlying sense of ‘aha’ when one has such a moment but after that falls back to the old way of doing thing... Continue reading here

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Hi Maria, I was wondering what your take on the ‘original pain of separation’ is? I experienced it a few days ago and the first thing I realized during the experience was that it was the birth of the ego. The pain was so overwhelming that I lost control of my body, I just cried and cri... Continue reading here

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“Loved your article on reviewing the past decade. (This one). Sadly, I don’t really remember much of the decade (I was a heavy alcoholic). A turning point in my life was getting sober. Their wouldn’t have been an awakening, but a spiral into despair. I don’t think I could hav... Continue reading here

Yoga Vimoksha Retreat, Goa. (To read part 1/2, please go here.) First Impression When I Arrived at the Yoga Retreat: Pickup is included in the Yoga Retreat program so I was picked up in Margao, Goa, and the car ride was about an hour long. As I arrived Yoga Vimoksha Retreat I was struck by how larg... Continue reading here

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Yoga Vimoksha is located at Mollem forest (national park) near the Dudhsagar waterfalls in Goa, India, and this is where I am right now as I write this to you. I’m staying here for the next four days and will be sharing all about it with you here on my website and also on social media. This a... Continue reading here

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Just a little update regarding my website and everything around it and my writings and work etc! 🙂 There’s a few of my most previous articles (from when I was in north India in particular and was without laptop) that I have not had time to edit and correct spelling on but today when I was a... Continue reading here

A Few Words About Food and Guesthouses in India I still haven’t had any salad here in India! I’m extremely cautious and haven’t even had street-food yet, nor have I eaten any meat or fish. A few months before I traveled to India I had started to eat meat again (I was previously a v... Continue reading here

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