Meowsings from Hamsa Bandit Spanda Katikas, the cat on the (yoga) mat

Meditation comes very naturally to me because I am a cat.  When I first began to meditate I thought I was just taking a little cat nap. Then, after attending Durgananda’s meditation courses, I began to realise that I was actually meditating. I was going deep into myself, beyond my claws and under my fur, and connecting with the part of me that is full of love and energy and is in a constant state
As some of you may know, Durgananda and Natji have been overseas and, being a cat and all, I had to stay in Australia. I wasn’t really okay with this (but I won’t go into that until I resolve a little more of my feelings about being left behind). While they were away I ended up staying in a couple of different locations. I did get well fed and cuddled, but I didn’t have as
Last night I decided to explore the puja a little bit more. Durgananda was fast asleep and I knew this would be a good opportunity to go places I don’t usually have permission to go. During the yoga class earlier in the evening, I had become very aware of two beautifully carved wooden objects on the puja and I wanted to take a closer look at them without getting disturbed. Durgananda says that, once you
I had a fabulous Shiva Process Self-inquiry group last night. I think I’m really starting to get a hang of things. I’m thoroughly enjoying exploring my cattiness and the relationship between thought and feeling. I arrived early and brought an offering with me for the puja (a flower that I had furtively seized from the other room). I left the flower in front of Durgananda’s chair as I couldn’t reach the puja and took the
Today was another exciting day for me as I learnt more about Puja. I love Puja because I get to toss flowers and petals and Durgananda doesn’t reprimand me for it. For those of you who don’t know, Puja is a form of worship, where you say mantras, wave lights and make offerings – flowers, food, other objects – to a deity of your choice in order to invoke their grace and receive blessings. Today

  Swami-Durgananda