Arunachala has been a famous spiritual center for thousands of years. People from India and all over the world have traveled here to take a transformational journey into their spirituality. 


                               Why you may ask?  


     Well, Arunachala is a vortex that amplifies whatever a person maybe experiencing.    This is a blessing for clearing old patterns.  Which if you been reading other parts of this site you know is the  idea behind “Break Free In India”.


     When the old patterns are cleared we are left with our true, innate self. It’s like when you take away everything that isn’t the real you, what is left is the real you.  Dropping away of emotional wounds from the past comes about quickly when a person is within the magnetic field of Arunachala.  Now, it is also important to realize that this sometimes unpleasant.   But, in consideration of living it out in a person’s daily life for years and years, or once and for all dropping it, the wise chose to “Clear now and avoid the pain later”.


     Ever morning, on the 10 Day Tour, we all share breakfast together.  This is a time to share what is going with your experience being in Tiruvannamalai.   Maybe you decide on a massage.  Or, one of the following: a walk around Arunachala with a small group or your fellow travelers. Or, to go to one of the many ashrams in the area.  Or, an acupuncture session.  Or, even to go shopping for the afternoon.  Whatever you chose, Break Free In India, arranges it for you with grace and ease.


     I have been coming here since 2007.  Usually for a month or sometimes as long as three months, depending on how much money I had saved from working in the US.   This year, 2016, I put all of my “stuff” in Sedona, AZ in a big storage facility.  Now, I live here full time.   As with most of life, it has it’s pluses and minuses.


     Living in a famous spiritual pilgrimage location, as you will discover when you come to see me here, is full of the opportunity to meet amazing people.  At any given time there are hundreds of people form Europe, US, Canada, South America, Australia and many other parts of the world that come here specially for their own Spiritual Retreat.  These are people that have reached the point in their self-realization and have taken the leap of faith and traveled to India.


      If you’ve ever lived on a college campus you know how easy it is to meet new friends because you share a common purpose.   The same can be said about being here in Tiruvannamalai.   With plenty of small restaurants and cafes in the area it is easy to be having your meal and strike up a conversation with the other people in the restaurant.  I have lifelong friends that I met here in Tiruvannamalai. 


…... Most people spend the best years of heir lives in the place of the known. They lack the courage to venture out into foreign territory and are frightened to leave the crowd.

     They want to fit in and are afraid to stand out. They dress like everyone else, think like everyone else and behave like everyone else, even if doing so doesn’t feel right to them. They are reluctant to listen to the call of their hearts and try new things, refusing to leave that shore of safety.

     So they do what everybody else does. In so doing, their once-shinning souls begin to darken and wrinkle. “Death is only of many ways to lose life,” said adventurer Alvah Smion -

              from the book

      "Discover YourDestiny" 


            Robin Sharma 


For more information, please  check out these links about Tiruvannamalai.