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Spirituality in a Modern World

This article was written by Douglas De Long
posted under Self-Help

Look within, within is the fountain of good…

—Marcus Aurelius, Roman Emperor and philosopher (121-180 C.E.)


Our television screens show the continual violence, death and destruction erupting around the modern world. The carnage associated with suicide bombers is thrown into our faces on an almost daily basis. Angry, hate-filled individuals parade innocent victims before video cameras. Fear, paranoia, suspicion and uncertainty grip our society like a helpless fish in an eagle’s talons.

Uncontrolled fires rage throughout the world. Walls of water decimate countries and cause thousands of deaths. Storms of almost unimaginable proportions destroy the lives of countless millions. Climate changes turn our world upside down leaving confusion in our midst and in our minds.

Diseases such as various cancers, AIDS, Ebola, and the Bird Flu challenge medical science and threaten our civilization. Many regions of Africa suffer from a rampaging Aids epidemic.

Meanwhile our busy, stress filled lives continue in a chaotic manner. For many of us it seems as if we live in Hell on Earth, but is it really?

As human souls we are beings of light and contain the essence of God within all of us. Humanity has that spark of light that comes from the heavens above. When we seek a spiritual path we realize these wonderful truths.

The planet Earth is a beautiful place. Whenever you gaze upon a wondrous sunset or wander aimlessly along a forest path this becomes abundantly clear. The majestic colors in a rainbow after a summer rain can touch our eternal souls within. We truly live upon a place of wonder, a paradise. This is a creation of God, the Creator or Great Spirit.

Our eternal souls are connected to the heavenly fields where angels, departed loved ones and beings of light exist. The power or divine energy from above can come through us when we seek our spirituality and become more enlightened. As humans we are multidimensional beings. We can learn to operate in both the earthly and heavenly realms if we choose so.

In my book Ancient Healing Techniques: A Course in Psychic and Spiritual Development, many special exercises are given to help you achieve these altruistic goals. Topics such as Soul healing, past-life recall, Chakra balancing, healing with color, energy channeling, and working with angels and spirit guides are covered in detail within its pages. This is ancient wisdom for modern times.

Always remember that we are souls living within bodies and not bodies with souls. The understanding of this spiritual truth or premise allows us to achieve spiritual enlightenment. As enlightened people we can use our potential gifts to help manifest Heaven on Earth.

It should be your ultimate desire, calling or purpose to help and assist other souls upon our planet - our special and magnificent home.

Five hundred years before the birth of Jesus, another Master Teacher expressed this in his words of wisdom. I leave you with his profound message.

Doing good to others is not a duty. It is a joy, for it increases your own health and happiness.
--Zoroaster

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