As truthseekers, we aspire to live moment by moment in the upliftment of God’s presence. Jyotish and Devi’s article, “Make God More Real in Your Life: Five Key Practices,” discusses the spiritual practices that make it much easier to remember God in the hustle and bustle of busy outward lives. At the same time, Swami Kriyananda’s article, “Common Obstacles on the Spiritual Path –– How to Transcend Them” (excerpted from his book, Demystifying Patanjali), shares the wisdom and compassion of one who understands how easy it can be to stumble spiritually, despite the best of intentions.
Uplifting experiences in nature can open our eyes and hearts to the presence of God all around us. “The Sky and Earth Touched Me,” by Nayaswami Bharat, excerpted from his latest book, is filled with stories illustrating the beauty, grandeur, and power of God’s presence in nature. On a somewhat different note, Brahmacharini Brindey’s story, “The Battle to Overcome Addiction – A Devotee’s Journey,” is a deeply moving reminder that no matter how difficult our karma, we can always transcend it.
Dr. Peter Van Houten’s interview, “Near-Death Experiences: A Watershed Moment for Science,” discusses the scientific implications of neurosurgeon Dr. Eben Alexander’s near-death experience (NED), as presented in his book, Proof of Heaven. Transformed by a NDE during which he felt unified with God and the universe, Dr. Alexander considers his NED a unique opportunity to make the reality of God and consciousness believable to skeptical scientists.
May these and other articles in the Fall 2013 issue of Clarity Magazine help deepen your experience of God, moment by moment.
In divine friendship,