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The Meaning of Looking into Past Lives - its Effect on the Present Life

The Meaning of Looking into Past Lives - its Effect on the Present Life | Natural Spirituality | Scoop.it
It has been known in ancient cultures that our present life is inexorably linked to the past lives that we have lived on this planet. In modern days, this has been proved by hypnotic regression helping people to solve mental and physical ailments.
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A revolutionary psychology in the form of hypnotic regression has helped people reach harmony in life by studying their past life occurrences.  Though people have to be careful about quacks in the field, going through regression can be a life transforming experience.

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Peaceful Life Through Understanding Paranormal Phenomena.

Peaceful Life Through Understanding Paranormal Phenomena. | Natural Spirituality | Scoop.it
People are looking for peaceful life from within the turbulence of the conventional mind-set. This includes the habitual religious practices too. Such peacefulness can only be temporary as they do not eliminate the cause of mental disturbances.
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Stable mental peace results from understanding the messages from some paranormal phenomena.  They make us think ‘out of the box’.  Slavery to conventional belief systems falls off. One begins to apply oneself diligently to discovering the deeper content of life and death.   In that direction, the out-of-body experience and the near death experience go a long way in educating us.

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The Cosmological Context – Dissolving the Vortex of Self-importance

The Cosmological Context – Dissolving the Vortex of Self-importance | Natural Spirituality | Scoop.it
Awareness of the cosmological context in which we live helps us meet life from a wider and deeper perspective. In the absence of this, thoughts swirl within a ‘water-tight’ region dominated by the ego with its demands for satisfaction and security.
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Expanding awareness beyond the conventional mindset can help one lead a life of compassion and long-range perspectives.  In that direction, paying attention to the cosmological aspects of our universe and its functional aspects can go a long way.

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Peaceful Mind Through Gliding Along The Esoteric Path

Peaceful Mind Through Gliding Along The Esoteric Path | Natural Spirituality | Scoop.it
Most people spend their waking hours with their minds caught up in conventional thoughts – thoughts that breed fear, anger, regret, anxiety, self pity, loneliness etc. Discovering the Esoteric Path takes them on to a well-ordered and useful life.
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Stable peace of mind results from understanding life and our response to it rather than by taking recourse to mind controlling methods or relying on belief systems.  Self-awareness and its guidance can take us along a transforming path that may be called the esoteric dimension.  This article deals with such a dimension.

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Life on This Planet is a Sojourn – Can We Keep It in Our Awareness?

Life on This Planet is a Sojourn – Can We Keep It in Our Awareness? | Natural Spirituality | Scoop.it
Expanding awareness about life and the afterlife can help us develop ever widening perspectives that augment peaceful living. One of those perspectives is related to the fact of our coming on to this planet and returning Home after that sojourn.
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The word sojourn always reminds us of a happy and relaxing time.  When we discover, through our understanding of life and the afterlife, that our life on this planet is indeed a matter of sojourn, we feel good to be here.  That awareness would then help us lead a life of happiness and move us on to making others happy too.

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Total Inward Resignation – the Key to Spiritual Awareness and Inner Freedom

Total Inward Resignation – the Key to Spiritual Awareness and Inner Freedom | Natural Spirituality | Scoop.it
As we grow up, life in this world becomes a complicated realm. It needs simplicity in our approach to understand it. This is where the total inward resignation can help. It is a matter of deep relaxation without adopting any psychological posture.
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Through the inwardly directed attention we can trace back to the origin of our mental accumulation that brings in shallowness to life.  By applying ourselves to the matter of total inner resignation, a fundamental transformation can take place leading to spiritual awareness and mental peace.

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The Poignant Issue of Saying Final Goodbye – Is it Indeed Final?

The Poignant Issue of Saying Final Goodbye – Is it Indeed Final? | Natural Spirituality | Scoop.it
We consider the moment of passing away (passing on) as one of final goodbye. Evidence from deathbed communication and near death experiences (NDEs) point to the contrary – that we will meet up with our people on the Other Side.
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The sorrow of parting at the time of someone’s passing away is hard to take. However, insight into what happens at the final moments of our life can be quite comforting.  Our near and dear ones who have already passed on come to ease the situation for us.

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The Robotic Mind – Can One Remain Uninfluenced by It?

The Robotic Mind – Can One Remain Uninfluenced by It? | Natural Spirituality | Scoop.it
Generally, the human mind functions like a computer; that is, it responds from the way it is conditioned. Many problems in life arise on account of submitting ourselves to this kind of unconscious living.
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Human beings function through their conditioned mind but remain unaware of this unconscious behavior.  It is good to explore into the region of freedom from which we can deal with our daily life so that our own life would be enriched and it would help others too to free themselves from the robot in them. 

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Avenues of Reflection in Daily Life towards Inner Harmony

Avenues of Reflection in Daily Life towards Inner Harmony | Natural Spirituality | Scoop.it
Millions of people are caught in the momentum of conventional neurology driven by society and its thought-capturing ways. It is a kind of attrition that depletes the freshness in us. Can we do something to let vibrancy prevail in our daily lives?
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Inner harmony results from responding through our deeper being rather than reacting from our conventional neurology.  Reflections on some self-awareness issues can help us a great deal in this direction. Two such issues are discussed in this article.

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Near Death Experience: The Truth of Reincarnation Can Broaden Our Outlook and Perspectives on Life

Near Death Experience: The Truth of Reincarnation Can Broaden Our Outlook and Perspectives on Life | Natural Spirituality | Scoop.it
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Some people who go through a near death experience report viewing their past lives during their contact with the Light.  This is one avenue of proof of our going through many lives on this planet.  Awareness of reincarnation can help us in several ways. This article looks at some of them.

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The Feeling of Sorrow – A Key to Understanding Life and the Afterlife.

The Feeling of Sorrow – A Key to Understanding Life and the Afterlife. | Natural Spirituality | Scoop.it
The feeling of sorrow, as different from sadness, can take us on to the beyond – that region of universal spirituality where man’s self-centered projections are absent. Can we understand the beauty of that feeling and its deeply cleansing effects?
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Understanding sorrow helps us bring about inner clarity. It also moves us towards exploring into the hidden aspects of life. That clarity imperceptibly takes us on to higher dimensions of living.  

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An Adventurous Attitude Opens Up Wonderful Possibilities for Enriching the Journey of Life

An Adventurous Attitude Opens Up Wonderful Possibilities for Enriching the Journey of Life | Natural Spirituality | Scoop.it
People tend to adopt satisfying conclusions and stay with them rather than have a free mind to explore the journey of life. The wall they thus build around them ends up as their psychological prison.
TC Gopalakrishnan's insight:

The willingness to move away from group psychology and its conditioning influence makes us be adventurers in meeting life's vicissitudes.  The resulting inner freedom helps us lead a cheerful life in which there is no dependence on any system, religious or otherwise, giving us a chance to discover Divinity.

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NDEs and Their Amazing Physiological Aftereffects – Genuine Pointers

NDEs and Their Amazing Physiological Aftereffects – Genuine Pointers | Natural Spirituality | Scoop.it
In the aftermath of quite a few near death experiences, the person gets cured of almost impossible medical conditions much to the amazement of the hospital staff attending to them. Some case studies are looked into in this presentation.
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The near death experience has many significant outcomes, one of which is the total recovery from serious maladies much to the amazement of the medical staff who attend to such cases.  In this article, we see some examples from cases that the NDE researchers have reported.

 

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A Bunch of Wholesome Advice ‘Desiderata’ and Its Spoof ‘Deteriorata’!

A Bunch of Wholesome Advice ‘Desiderata’ and Its Spoof ‘Deteriorata’! | Natural Spirituality | Scoop.it
It is always rewarding to go through an intelligent bunch of worldly advice. Here we see one such bunch. It is followed by a hilarious spoof of the same. Both seem to have an input for those who wish to lead a cheerful life governed by wisdom.
TC Gopalakrishnan's insight:

Some words of wisdom are spoken in a presentation known as 'Desiderata'.  It is briefly presented here with a pointer to its Internet link.  A funny spoof of it is also given.  Reflection on them can help us lead a peaceful life.

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Psychological Mortality and the Purity of Aloneness

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The dissolution of the robotic response of the human brain is necessary to understand the hidden aspects of life and the afterlife. Such a dissolution can be called the psychological mortality. It leads to wholesome and holistic living.

TC Gopalakrishnan's insight:

Ending of the ego can be considered as a matter of psychological death.  This is not usually looked into as a transformation that can take us beyond the purview of the conventional mindset.  Exploring into that region brings about a living at higher dimensions than that of the neurotic one in which the vast majority of human beings is currently caught.

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The Externalized State of Mind – Cause of All Unhappiness on Earth

The Externalized State of Mind – Cause of All Unhappiness on Earth | Natural Spirituality | Scoop.it
People tend to go by satisfying beliefs and stay with them rather than be willing to explore the journey of life. The wall they thus build around them end up as their psychological prison. Self-awareness alone can cure this unfortunate situation.
TC Gopalakrishnan's insight:

As a result of the conventional way our minds function, we let our attention be externalized – that is, factors such as personal aggrandizement, chasing fame, excitement etc occupy our minds ceaselessly.  Freedom from such an unhappy situation can come about through reflective self-awareness.

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Being on a Journey of Discovery towards the Truth - All Good Things Would Happen as Byproducts

Being on a Journey of Discovery towards the Truth - All Good Things Would Happen as Byproducts | Natural Spirituality | Scoop.it
The vibrant river waters are alive. A river in flood overflows the banks and forms pools of water which later get delinked from the river. The stagnant pool water slowly gathers all kinds of scum and forgets its onetime vibrancy. Is there a message?
TC Gopalakrishnan's insight:

Keeping in view the lofty purpose of life helps us embark on a journey that can take us to the ultimate Truth.  It also helps us bring about compassion and order in our lives.  The analogy of the dancing waters in contrast to the stagnant pool of water is brought forth to guide our lives.

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Organizing Our Lives Based on Messages from Near-Death and Full-Death Experiences

Organizing Our Lives Based on Messages from Near-Death and Full-Death Experiences | Natural Spirituality | Scoop.it
When our learning process moves into the region of some paranormal phenomena, it helps us lead a life of order, dignity and love. It would also aid our passing on phenomenon - be it our own or of our dear ones - to be met with peace and insight.
TC Gopalakrishnan's insight:

Eagerness to understand what lies beyond our lifetime here can be very educative.  It can bring in meaning and orderliness to our life because the messages from near death experiences and final visions of those who pass on make us understand the purpose of life and death.

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This Matter of ‘Taking It Easy’ – Why Does it Become Difficult?!

This Matter of ‘Taking It Easy’ – Why Does it Become Difficult?! | Natural Spirituality | Scoop.it
Often our friends and relatives tell us to 'Take it easy' when we are in difficulties or in the shadow of sadness. It is good advice, no doubt, but people may come up with the jocular statement,
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What does it mean to take things easy?  How is it different from lack of seriousness in dealing with life?  Reflections along those lines can be both useful and fun.  Each one can strike a new trail in that direction.

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Mental Calmness Through the Bardo Periods – the Times of Inner Silence

Mental Calmness Through the Bardo Periods – the Times of Inner Silence | Natural Spirituality | Scoop.it
Listening to what lies behind the thought process can be quite helpful in understanding ourselves beyond verbal explanations. Certain periods in our daily routine can be conducive to that listening. It is good to pay attention to them.
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True calmness of the mind results from understanding the mental proclivities towards its ceaseless thought running process.  There are possible gaps in that process that can be quite educative in the non-verbal perception about us.

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Karma, the Unseen Redeemer - Understanding the Hidden Truths of Life.

Karma, the Unseen Redeemer - Understanding the Hidden Truths of Life. | Natural Spirituality | Scoop.it
Most people get carried away by the apparent issues of life and rarely delve into the hidden truths. Understanding the deeper meaning of Karma can help us lead a peaceful and meaningful life. All it needs is a deep interest in that direction.
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To lead an in-depth life needs the understanding of hidden truths of life.  Such clarity helps us flow smoothly with life rather than be at loggerheads with it.  In that respect, Karma can be an esoteric redeemer.

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Holistic Life – A Matter of Return Journey to the Source through Inner Development

Holistic Life – A Matter of Return Journey to the Source through Inner Development | Natural Spirituality | Scoop.it
During our life on earth, we are offered many possibilities. Some of them are healthy and some unhealthy in regard to our moving towards a holistic life of inner peace, empathy and loving application.
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One of the main causal factors of our unhappiness is the externalized state of mind.  We live too much on the surface of our consciousness.  It is good to reverse the situation by embarking on an inward journey that can take us on to holistic living on this planet. 

 

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Passivity and Non-action – The Factors Behind Fundamental Transformation

Passivity and Non-action – The Factors Behind Fundamental Transformation | Natural Spirituality | Scoop.it
Effortful movements towards spiritual transformation sustain the habitual neurology and so dissolution of the ego does not take place. What can help are the two factors of passivity and inward non-action which move us on to a different dimension.
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The matter of fundamental transformation of the mind towards releasing oneself from the habitual neurology cannot take place through practicing a method or religious system because they will continue to sustain the ego.  What can help is the understanding of passivity and inward non-action which create the right soil for the change to take place.

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The Dimension outside the Conditioned Mind – A Gateway to the Otherness

The Dimension outside the Conditioned Mind – A Gateway to the Otherness | Natural Spirituality | Scoop.it
There is a dimension of awareness outside the conventional state of mind governed by conditioned responses. Those who sense that esoteric dimension move towards natural spirituality and drop all institutionalized practices driven by the ego.
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The riddle of life cannot be solved effectively without looking at it from an expansive perspective, making a departure from the well trodden paths driven by conformist attitudes.  In this connection, Gina Cerminara's presentation on reincarnation is well worth looking into.

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An Advance Booking for Healthy Mental Stance at the Last Hour

An Advance Booking for Healthy Mental Stance at the Last Hour | Natural Spirituality | Scoop.it
Human beings don’t think much about their last hour before leaving this planet. If they care for it at all, they give in to some religious promises rather than rely on their own awareness and discovery.
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It is good to reflect on the last hour that we would have on this earthly life. There is a good possibility that we can then leave this life with a sense of completeness and serenity.  Melodramatic stories and movies too can give us a push in that direction.  Our relationship with people would undergo positive transformation while they are still alive!    

 

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Pious Egoism and its Tricky Ways – A Serious Block to Inner Freedom

Pious Egoism and its Tricky Ways – A Serious Block to Inner Freedom | Natural Spirituality | Scoop.it
Wanting to impress people with their assumed humility, human beings may take on a posture of freedom from their ego. This is pious egoism. Those who wish to expand their spiritual vision would understand this deceptive tendency in their outlook.
TC Gopalakrishnan's insight:

The hidden egoism in an apparently non-egoistic behavior is called pious egoism. Its tricky ways can keep us arrested in its deception.  Self-awareness can help us dissolve that tendency.


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