Welcome. I’m Teresa. I have created this blog to publish my stories. I hope you enjoy reading them. If you do, you might like to go to my website to find a complete book on many of the most important subjects taught in Yoga Philosophy. “Guptananda’s stories, Yoga Philosophy for Young People”, yogastories.co.uk I write about other educational subjects too and you will find different stories under the different categories in my blog. Feel free to comment or to ask for a story.
My General Background
I live in the UK. I am a retired teacher, my first job was teaching biology, then I taught yoga for 30 years. I also studied psychotherapy and counselling and taught special needs students. I currently teach Natural/Spiritual healing, and continue to learn about being human!
Guptananda, an Indian Swami or Guru, living in Spirit, came to me during a meditation when I was asking for help to teach my yoga classes. He said, “There’s no point in teaching people spiritual practices unless they are obeying the ‘Laws of Life’.” I couldn’t remember what these were myself and after sternly telling me off he said not to worry and that he would help me. He gave me a funny little story on greed, then another short piece, more sensitive and serious, on chastity. Over a period of time he gave me over 40 stories, all of which were about his own life. He told me he lived 400 years ago.
As time went on people began asking me to write stories for them. I discovered that I could ‘get’ stories on other themes, and from all over the world. Therapeutic stories came for my counselling clients and I wrote a number of stories for an excellent scheme called Sacred and Secular Education in Human Values (SSEHV) for Personal, Health, and Social Education in schools and colleges. Check it out on the internet. bisse.org.uk . I believe that these stories are very relevant to today’s life. They have been a gift to me and I want to share them with other people.
My website yogastories.co.uk came online in April 2008. On it the whole current collection of Guptananda’s stories are freely available and also a painting of Guptananda, made by a psychic artist, Patrick Gamble, (check out his website online) who saw Guptananda with me.