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An Interview with Peter Van Houten M.D. (Yoga and Science)

We live in a culture where eating far too much sugar is very easy to do. Excessive consumption of sugar can cause oxidative stress to the brain, which causes slower thinking and poor concentration and memory.

An Interview with Nayaswamis Savitri and Sudarshan (Spiritual Development)

When the motor scooter bucked, my body was launched into the air. Witnesses said I did at least one cartwheel, but I only remember a blur. I believe my right leg folded up under me as I hit the pavement with my full body weight. Then I rolled lengthwise several times until I was lying face up on the grass by the roadside.

An Interview with Mary Kretzmann (Spiritual Development)
God Is the Doer: A Healer’s Journey

Spiritually, the most important attitude for a healer is a constant awareness that God is the source of the healing power. There is also the need for reverent devotion to God and Guru because if you pray and ask the Masters to guide you, they will protect you from all negative influences, especially any tendency to become egoic.

An Interview with Brahmacharini Brindey (Spiritual Development, Stories of Grace)
The Battle to Overcome Addiction – A Devotee’s Journey

When I “came to” I realized to the core of my being that all I needed to do was accept the gift of sobriety and say YES to it and to life, and God would take care of the rest!

An Interview with Peter Van Houten M.D. (Yoga and Science)
Near-Death Experiences: A Watershed Moment for Science

When you add to his prolonged coma his well-documented lack of brain function, then Dr. Eben Alexander’s near-death experience, discussed in his book, “Proof of Heaven,” becomes the perfect scenario to illustrate the reality of near-death experiences.

An Interview with Nayaswami Parvati (Spiritual Development)
Embracing Change

Outward change has been a constant in my life since I was a child. My family moved seven times before I was ten years old, and four more times when I was in high school.

An Interview with Peter Van Houten M.D. (Spiritual Practices, Yoga and Science)
Meditation and Emotions: Their Impact on Your Brain and Health

Because the authors included in their book studies of a wide range of different religions, they were able to show that the positive effects of religious beliefs and practices on the brain are not tied to any specific religion or belief system.

An Interview with Peter Van Houten M.D. (Spiritualizing Daily Life, Yoga and Science)
Putting God First: A Physician’s Journey

As devotees, the pitfall is to decide that we have only so much energy—and no more. Just when I think I’ve done everything I can do, Divine Mother often says, “But there’s so much more you can do,” and then shows me that’s true.

An Interview with Bharat Cornell (Spiritual Practices)

When I was five-years-old, I was in my backyard and looking intently upward into a thick fog when all of a sudden, bursting through a gap in the fog, came a flock of pearl-white snow geese. Seeing the snow geese thrilled me deeply, and ever since I’ve wanted to immerse myself in nature.

An Interview with Ananta McSweeney (Spiritualizing Daily Life)

To activate the law of success, we needed to remain open to what God was trying to teach us and attune to His will, not our personal desires.

An Interview with Mangala Loper-Powers (Spiritual Development, Yoga and Science)

Years ago, I discovered that one of my biggest challenges as a nurse was attachment to the person I was serving, and also to my role as a caring professional. My first awareness of this came when I found myself in tears because I was unable to be present at the childbirth of a favorite patient.

An Interview with Richard Salva (Spiritual Development)

After reading what Yogananda said about Lincoln and Lindbergh, I began to do a little research.Then, one day, I felt inspired to do a more in-depth investigation.

An Interview with James Prakash Van Cleave (Spiritualizing Daily Life)

I grew up on a farm, and my training and inclination have always been to take care of the land.

An Interview with Paul Nakula Cryer (Spiritualizing Daily Life)

When I arrived at Ananda, everything I owned was in a backpack made out of a used gunnysack.

An Interview with Sharon Taylor (Spiritualizing Daily Life)

I always wanted to do hospice work. I felt that there was something here for me to learn.

An Interview with Byasa Steinmetz (Directions and Trends, Yoga and Science)

Today there are two conflicting ideas about where all the tumultuous change in our present-day world is leading.

An Interview with Mary Kretzmann (Spiritual Practices)

Healing depends on the power of the healer and the receptivity of the patient. The process of powerfully affirming health increases a person’s receptivity to the healing process.

An Interview with Nitai Deranja (Spiritual Development)

The age of the child makes a big difference. Children from 6 to 12 are wide open and very vulnerable emotionally, so at our school we shield them as much as possible from the storms and extremes of life.