#69 Natural Harmony for Physical, Mental, Emotional And Spiritual Well-Being

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After a year and a half of being cooped up indoors, isolated, afraid to get close to people, it’s time to get outdoors and enjoy life and each other again. We humans are social beings. It’s normal to connect with people. It’s not normal to be afraid to be physically close.

We are natural beings; we are part of nature. It’s not normal to spend our lives alone indoors.

We evolved with each other and all life in tune with the Earth’s natural vibrations and the Sun’s energy, as well as the energy of the Moon and even distant stars. The energy and vibrations emitted by our technology are not normal or healthy for human beings. We need to reconnect with the source of our life.

In this issue of Spiritual Life Magazine we offer articles, videos, visualizations, affirmations, guided meditations, and more to help you reconnect with nature to find your natural balance because science has proven what small children naturally understand; playing outside makes you happy.

Features

Discovering the Wholeness of Everything
by Mark Mincolla
Many sacred doctrines attempt to drive home the point that suffering is not without purpose. I had heard the message a thousand times, but it was only through a superconsciousness miracle moment that I came to truly understand suffering as an inseparable part of a greater whole, which includes healing and rebirth.
Natural Harmony: Reconnecting with Nature
by Nayaswami Kamala
We are natural beings; we are part of nature. We need to reconnect with the source of our life. The natural world is what gives us fulfillment and connects us with the rest of the fantastic, vibrant world around us. We are happier and more alive when we unplug and tap back into nature. It’s time to reconnect with nature and discover our natural harmony for our physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health.
Beyond the Pandemic: What We've Learned About the Important Things in Life
by Jayadev Jaerschky
Every situation of pressure, pain, difficulty, or change in our lives places us at a crossroads. One way is, “NO! This is bad, unfair, too much!” This reaction takes us down a gray and rainy road. The other path is, “YES! I embrace it; this too is good!” This way can joyfully lead us forward to a sunny, often steep but upward road of expansion and growth. In the desire for growth, we would be wise to follow the second path.
Journey to Your Center with The Mandala
by Nayaswami Kamala
A mandala is a sacred shape with deeply symbolic meaning used for spiritual and psychological growth. Starting with the visible shapes, we get in touch with the realities in ourselves that they represent. Working with the mandala helps us to come to the deep center within us. Here we remember our true priorities and align with the highest purpose of our life journey.
The Power and Potential of Equilibrium
by Michael Goddart
Equilibrium is dynamic balance, a spiritual center that you can live in and learn to return to again and again. Being in a state of equilibrium is wonderful. It enriches your life and helps you feel good and supports your health.
Being “Spiritual” Doesn’t Mean We Have To Suppress Our Feelings
by Nayaswami Asha
When we enter the spiritual life, we take great inspiration from the lives of the saints – their purity, detachment, devotion, and selflessness. And then we’re often troubled by the fact that we’re less than perfect in these qualities ourselves.
Preventing and Recovering Identity Theft Through Yoga
by Sagar
A recent letter from my credit card company urging me to sign up for their premier Identity Theft Protection services spurred me to an uncanny realization: Our quest for Self-realization is a quest to recover our stolen identity and the science of Yoga is the premier technology that protects us against identity theft and helps us to recover our stolen identities.
Karma Yoga: Spiritualizing Action and Work
by Nayaswami Kamala
What if you’re up to your neck in the world of action, and would like to pay more attention to the spiritual side of things, but don’t have the time or the energy? This article will help you integrate the life of the spirit into the world of action, to bring a natural harmony with your soul into your work and daily activities.

Practicum

Guided Meditation on Finding Inner Balance
by Melody Hansen
Inner balance comes from calming our heart's feelings so that we can perceive our highest reality, our highest potential. It all starts with calming the mind and breath. Melody Hansen guides a 30-minute meditation to help you find your inner balance.
O God Beautiful: Moonrise Kirtan at Ananda Village
Chant by Paramhansa Yogananda
Tuning into God in Nature with music
Land of Mystery
by Swami Kriyananda
A guided visualization to take us into the world of nature
The Happy Secret to Better Work
by Shawn Achor
Shawn Achor is the author of a now very famous book, The Happiness Advantage. Here's his hilarious TED Talk on the advantage of happiness in work and success.
Affirmations for Karma Yoga
by Paramhansa Yogananda
God’s Power, Vitality, Good Health, and Strength Flow Through Me
by White Light Kirtan Band
Chanting this powerful affirmation for healing carries it into every cell of body and thought of mind.
Good Health: Affirmation and Prayer for Self-Healing
by Swami Kriyananda
Nature's Balance: 6 Steps to Help You Connect with Nature
An infographic

Columns

Your Spiritual Questions Answered: Why is Yoga considered a science rather than a religion?
by Abbot George Burke
Staying Connected to Meaning in Your Work
by Leo Babauta
Personalities
by Marcel van Heijzen

In every issue

A Note from Kamala
10 Second Visualization: Imagine walking along a sandy beach, at peace with the world.
Poet’s Corner: The Painter
by Chris Roe
Stories from the Heart: The Temple Bells
by Anthony de Mello
Stories from the Heart: How Meditation Helps Me Find Inner Balance
by Prakash
Inspiring Quotes to Ponder
Closing Blessing

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