Stress – How to find lasting relief?

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Do you hear yourself saying I don’t have the time – to do all my job requires, spend quality time with the children, to relax with my partner, fix the car, weed the flower bed and mow the lawn, etc. Feeling under pressure most of the time is not good for your health. If you … Continue reading Stress – How to find lasting relief?

What is our destiny?

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In these days of social inclusion and non-discrimination, the idea of ‘judgement’ is such a suspect word. It means different things to different people and some of those interpretations can be scary. According to spiritual philosopher Emanuel Swedenborg, the notion of judgement in a next life is the process of sorting out a final and … Continue reading What is our destiny?

Praying – Can it reduce anxiety?

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Constant worry and anxiety, which occurs for no apparent reason, interferes with day-to-day life. Sufferers are desperate to experience peace of mind and free themselves from the power of their condition. Meditation can greatly help. By concentrating on one thing and neglecting all the unruly thoughts that come into the mind, many have found that … Continue reading Praying – Can it reduce anxiety?

God and the Trick Cyclist

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Workshop Thurs 22nd May 2014 1pm – 4pm Swedenborg Open Learning Centre, Radcliffe, Manchester. God’s aim is our spiritual healing and growth. This would enable us to transcend such uncomfortable feelings as worry and guilt and find heavenly states of peacefulness, contentment and joy. For this we need spiritual learning. Swedenborg’s spiritual insights provide a … Continue reading God and the Trick Cyclist

Low self-esteem – Due to unfair self-judgment?

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Some people are more comfortable providing help to others than they are receiving it for themselves. Perhaps your first instinct is to decline some help? It may be you suffer from low self-esteem because you judge yourself as undeserving of any nice things. Not everyone likes to be in the limelight. But do you feel … Continue reading Low self-esteem – Due to unfair self-judgment?

What is life like in a spirit world?

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Emanuel Swedenborg writes about his inner consciousness of what he calls the  World of Spirits – described as a realm for meeting people who we know, and getting used to a body that is ours and familiar but possibly more capable and better functioning than the one we left fairly recently. However, according to this … Continue reading What is life like in a spirit world?

Depressed mood – Does spiritual awareness help?

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Your pet cannot tell you when it feels depressed – at least not in so many words. Perhaps there is a clue in the noises it makes and what it does. More and more vets are prescribing tablets because of behaviour problems; and so huge numbers of dogs in America for example are on antidepressants. … Continue reading Depressed mood – Does spiritual awareness help?

What happens after I die?

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Death is something no-one seems happy to talk about even though it is an inevitable part of life. At some point each human body will cease to function, will stop being able to support life and it will be said to have died. And that word ‘death’ is the one people shy away from for … Continue reading What happens after I die?

Anxiety – Can spiritual learning help reduce it?

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Nigella Lawson is well known as a television cook who takes a relaxed and casual approach to cooking for her own pleasure.  However, it seems like most of us she is not immune from anxiety. “At some stages of your life you will deal with things and at others you are overwhelmed with misery and … Continue reading Anxiety – Can spiritual learning help reduce it?