Health and Healing, Spiritual Growth

Running in Tune with Truth

How can we exercise in a way that will put us in attunement with Truth, so that we will achieve physical health, fitness, and joy as efficiently as possible? For years, I had a spiritual dharma, a life’s duty, to discover how universal, nonsectarian spiritual principles could be applied to advantage in exercise and sports training. I had many theories about … Read More

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How Are We Affected By Diet?

Our diet affects our disposition to a great extent. It affects our state of mind either favorably or unfavorably, and whatever affects our state of mind affects our disposition. All food has a relationship to the mind. To have a healthy brain as well as a healthy body, it is necessary to eat the proper food. The human machine is … Read More

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How Can I Calm My Anxiety?

There are two causes of nervousness: physical and mental. Physical causes are usually the result of over-eating or improper eating. All nerve cells are built from the food we eat. Nervousness is the root cause of all diseases which affect mankind. Most people experience it but very few people understand the overall bodily damage it can cause. Fear, worry, and … Read More

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What Should I Eat?

All foods have one of three qualities. Some foods have spiritual qualities, some have activating qualities, and some have evil qualities. Since the expression of a person’s soul is dependent upon the condition of his body, and his body is dependent upon food, it is desirable to know not only the physical but also the spiritual and psychological effects of … Read More

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How Can I Feel Rejuvenated?

Rejuvenation means to live fully and to prolong youth to the end of your days. Some people have good bodies to start with, while others have always been sickly. This is due to past karma. You must know how to rejuvenate the body not only through proper diet, but through energy, by developing will power. You can bring energy into … Read More

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How Do I Receive Divine Healing?

Perfect health is given by God but disease is man-made. God wants His children to enjoy health and happiness, but they create disease and sorrow by breaking His laws. God is harmony. When man, who is made in God’s image, leads a disharmonious life, he hurts himself. God does not punish man. Man punishes himself when he reaps the results … Read More

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Is There a Way to Overcome Sorrow?

Being made in God’s image of joy, we were not meant to suffer pain. Pain first appeared in man as a way to warn him of the advent of inharmonious sensations detrimental to the body.  Later, instead of proving itself to be a friend or a guide, pain turned out to be a veritable torturer, causing mankind’s tears to flow. … Read More

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How Can I Improve My Memory?

Memory is that faculty of the conscious mind which, through the help of the subconscious mind, can recall any past conscious experience. Always awake, the subconscious mind is buried beneath the conscious mind, working during sleep, and constantly memorizing experiences during the state of wakefulness. In order to perform important duties, recall valuable experiences for daily use, one must be … Read More

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How Can I Conquer Anger?

Whenever a desire is obstructed or contradicted, it usually results in anger. If this is the cause of your anger, first find out whether your desire was good or bad. If it was bad, you should be grateful to be released from the possibility of wrong-doing. Always try to be firm, but also calm. To be overcome by anger is … Read More