We are writing to share with you news of the SevaLight Associates Worldwide, an ever expanding global network of Healers, Counsellors, Teachers and Lightworkers committed to working in the Light for God to help all who seek inner peace, Unconditional Love and greater happiness. We trust that you will find this newsletter full of inspiring information and developments of this dynamic new organization.

The Patron of the SevaLight Associates Worldwide It is with great joy that we share with you that Mata Yogananda Mahasaya Dharmaji offers her support and patronage of the SevaLight Associates Worldwide. Mata Yogananda has dedicated her life to helping souls in need and it is through Associate Healers, Counsellors, Teachers and Lightworkers, and the knowledge of Pure Meditation this very important work will continue to help so many around the world.

Name of the Associates The name of this professional association needed to fully embrace the depth and breadth of the organization’s work. The words ‘SevaLight’ which means ‘working in the Light for God’ and ‘Associates’, who by definition, are individuals with ‘a close connection to one another’ presented themselves. As we truly are one ‘Worldwide’ family working together to do God’s will it was felt important for the name to also convey this global reach.

SevaLight Associates Worldwide Symbol The symbol serves as a way to visually identify the association as well as to uplift all who view it; therefore, each design element was specifically chosen to communicate the association’s purpose. The light emanating from the heart of the figure in the centre depicts the journey to Self-Realization while the hands represent healing in its many forms. The whole image is surrounded by a circle of golden healing energy which is being sent out to the world. We feel that the new name and symbol reflect beautifully the purpose of our collective efforts to work together in the Light.

A True Global Organization

SevaLight Associates Worldwide is one of the many ways Mata Yogananda Mahasaya Dharmaji’s vision will continue to build and flourish in the coming years. To help assist with co-ordination of our efforts, an international not-for-profit association, based in Canada, has been created. All SevaLight Associates will be members of this universal organization with branches being created in various countries around the world in the near future. Presently, there are branches of SevaLight Associates Worldwide in New Zealand, Australia, Canada and the United States.

New Names for Healing, Counselling & Yoga

As you may know, there have been changes to the names of the modalities of Healing, Counselling & Yoga. The SevaLight Retreat Centres wish to provide thoughts as to why these names were changed as it has been a spiritually insightful process. The inspiration for the new name ‘Pure Spiritual Healing’ came from Mata Yogananda Mahasaya Dharmaji’s talk on Healing from the CD ‘The World as it Is’ in which Mata Yogananda describes the depth Healing taught under her guidance as ‘Pure Spiritual Healing’. We are now in a time where we are able to more fully embrace our God given intuition and live and work intuitively. Therefore, the name ‘Intuitive Counselling’ came to light to best reflect this empowering

form of counselling. ‘SevaLight Hatha Yoga’ communicates the expansiveness of this holistic form of yoga.

Individuals are welcome to adopt the above names or continue to use the names listed on their diplomas.

Lightworkers A very special development is the new membership category of ?Lightworker? which is open to all who are truly wishing to work together to spread the Light in their unique way. We are so pleased to be able to share more detail about this very important role which is outlined in the attached article. No course attendance or up to date CPD is required to join under this category; individuals can join solely as Lightworkers or add this new category to others listed on the application form.

SevaLight Magazine It brings us great joy to let you know that the very first edition of this beautiful annual magazine is soon to be released. This edition celebrates the love of our Beloved Gurudeva and contains uplifting articles, news and updates from devotees around the globe. We are so pleased to be able to offer each SevaLight Associate a copy with their membership which will posted to Associates after its release. For those wishing to purchase the magazine, it will be available through the SevaLight Retreat Centres and distribution centres in various countries around the world. Please do contact us if you would like to know how to obtain your copy.

Insurance Affordable insurance options are available in a number of countries worldwide and we are very happy to provide you with more information.

There are many wonderful opportunities ahead for growth on all levels as we go forward into this new beginning. If you have any questions or wish to share your ideas and suggestions please do get in touch; we would love to hear from you.

We lovingly invite you to join us in becoming part of the worldwide SevaLight Associates family.