What, you ask, was the beginning of it all?  And it is this...  Existence that multiplied itself for sheer delight of being and plunged into numberless trillions of forms so that it might find itself innumerably                                             - Sri Aurobindo

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What is our spiritual nutrition? It's our thoughts, attitudes, emotions, beliefs and desires.

How can we tell if we're feeding ourselves spiritual "junk food"? If any of the following are happening for you, then you may be suffering from spiritual malnutrition:
  • addictions
  • co-dependent relationships
  • chronic pain
  • repeated failures
  • always feeling like a victim

If you want to change your reality, start by changing your spiritual diet.
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Until we start looking after our spiritual health by reducing and refining our negative thoughts, attitudes and emotions, we will become ever more reliant upon Medicine; turning to “holistic” healing practices for remedies is no different. Doing so means we are avoiding the truth: we are responsible for the condition of our health. As long as we deny this truth, we will see healthcare systems around the world beset with ever-worsening conditions, and our physical health will continue to deteriorate in spite of best intentions, efforts and practices by Medicine. Don’t get me wrong – medicine can work – but we can eliminate the need for much of it. Imagine the burden of pain and expense that could be eased even if only one of every 10 people were to forgive those who had harmed them. Just that one small change could greatly reduce the risk of several chronic diseases and could eliminate all the acts of cruelty that may have been done out of anger or hatred.

Every trip we make to the doctor or to the pharmacist is a missed opportunity to search within, and is a denial of our innate ability to communicate with our companion / teacher guide: Far better to resolve our spiritual issues. Each and every painful human experience that is followed by blaming bad spirits or bad luck, blaming anything or anyone instead of looking within ourselves; contributes to making the situation even worse and simply delays the inevitable: We must clean up our act; more specifically, we must clean up our own act.

You may be thinking, “Well, maybe you’re right - maybe chronic diseases can be healed by improving our thoughts; but what about babies who are born with congenital defects? What about people who have accidents? What about people who are victims of crime? What about war?”

Babies  As Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young sang, “…teach your parents well…” We are born into this world to illustrate, in physical, the spiritual condition of the family into which we come. We do so willingly, as the Universal Intelligence offers us this opportunity so that we may be of service, so that we may teach, and most of all, so that we may learn.

Accidents  So-called accidents are not random happenings. They occur to create specific learning opportunities. At this point in human evolution though, many of these opportunities are missed due to our not seeking spiritual understanding of the lesson.

Victims of crime  Victims of crime are victims only of unawareness of their spiritual state of being and their constantly repeated, yet usually unheard, thoughts. The Universal Intelligence enables the physical experience to happen, to serve as a wake-up call. Many hear the call and make significant improvement in their lives; many more do not. Those who do and who share their experiences are as a shining beacon unto humanity.

War  War is a physical manifestation of spiritual anger, despair and fear on a massive scale. It erupts/occurs only once a specific energy threshold has been breached. It is never the result of just one person. You may be thinking though, "Surely our thoughts are not causing these things! Surely something else - maybe the devil - is responsible!" Well, since there is no such thing or creature as “the devil”, clearly there must be something else at work to create these horrific happenings. There is, and it is called, “free will”.
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