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Metaphysical Category graphicMetaphysics simply means "outside of objective experience" -- thus it is subjective experience. Subjective means: arising from conditions within the brain or sense organs and not directly caused by external stimuli.

Consequently, metaphysics has to do with one's personal experience, or one's internal experience of reality. So, rather than being some strange esoteric pursuit, it is simply an  experience outside of the typical sense organs of taste, touch, etc.

Personal Experience of Reality

Since metaphysics deals with our personal experience of reality, it will encompass different things for different people. For many, it has to do with these questions: Why am I here? What is the meaning of life?

For others, it deals with enlightenment or finding one's own path to God or to the Source. Many metaphysicians see all of humanity as "gods in training' and view life from the perspective of being able to create their experience of reality.

Since metaphysics is outside of  the five senses, it will deal with such topics as health and well-being from a non-physical perspective. It looks for the "non-obvious" or the "non-objective" perspective. It is "more than physical". It deals with thought, with projections, with manifestation, with creating one's reality.

Metaphysics: Enlightenment, Karma, Esotericism, etc.

The articles in this section take a look at reality from these different perspectives, and help us clarify such experiences as enlightenment, karma, esotericism, and personal experiences of God.

Lifting the Seven Veils of Illusion on the Path to Enlightenment

Lifting the Seven Veils of Illusion on the Path to Enlightenment

by Diana Cooper. The journey to enlightenment is the removal of the seven veils of illusion. They can more easily be removed during moments of cosmic light or in special meditations. Alternatively you may wake up one morning feeling that things are different. A veil may have been released during your spiritual journey of the night...

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Unlocking the Doorway to Your Heart: It’s Time For True Self-Empowerment

Unlocking the Doorway to Your Heart

by Joan Cerio. Love enters and exits our physical body through the sacred coordinate within our heart. It permeates every organ, cell, and atom but it does not call any one of these its home within the body. Not even the heart can contain the enormity of love: It merely translates the language of love.

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Magnetizing Your Desires: The Magnetic Power of Divine Love

Magnetizing Your Desires: The Magnetic Power of Divine Love

by J. Donald Walters (Swami Kriyananda). Certain attitudes are automatically more magnetic than others. Willingness, cheerfulness, kindness—all wholesome, spiritual attitudes are magnetic. Unwillingness, discouragement, and similar negative attitudes, on the other hand, impair the free flow of energy.

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Visualization to Connect with Spirit Guides

Visualization to Connect with Spirit Guides

by Karen Harrison. A guide seeks to help you fulfill your life’s purpose, thus allowing you to make a real and positive contribution to the quality of life of the people you meet, and to our planet’s evolution as well. Whoever the guide is, and from whatever background...

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The Power of I Am: Let the Weak Say "I Am Strong"

The Power of I Am: Let the Weak Say "I Am Strong"

by Wayne Dyer. Run through as large an inventory as you can of the things that you would like to define your life. Then make the shift in your imagination from an "I am not" or "I am hoping to become" to "I am". Beginning with your inner dialogue, simply change the words that define your concept of yourself.

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How The Ego Can Hijack The Spiritual Journey

How The Ego Can Hijack The Spiritual Journey

by Cissi Williams. Our ego, which is that fearful, judgmental voice in our head, that never feels satisfied, that constantly feels inferior or superior to others, that always wants more, more, more in order to feel ‘happy’, well that ego can often try to hijack our spiritual journey...

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The Greatest Calling: Serving and Making a Difference

The Greatest Calling

by Baron Baptiste. The true secret of a great life, as I see it, is making a difference for others. All else is empty. When we’re empowering others through our sharing, that’s when we get what we really, really want. If we love something that’s bigger than we are, we’re in service...

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Becoming Consciously Self-Realized Beings

Becoming Consciously Self-Realized Beingsby Stewart Pearce. With their light in my consciousness, with instruction from my Angelic guides, a great desire has opened within my heart and soul to write about the Angels of Atlantis, so as to assist with your transformation during this current period of vast planetary and personal change — to create a bridge between...

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The Power of the Word as Spiritual Principle

The Power of the Word as Spiritual Principleby Rev. Linda Martella-Whitsett. Naturally, the question arises: must we worry about every fleeting word? Many New Thought teachers caution us to watch our every thought, in keeping with a narrow understanding of the power of the Word. Be careful, they warn, because...

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The Law of Your Life: Inspiration and Power

The Law of Your Life: Inspiration and Powerby Ernest Holmes. We do live in a spiritual universe, a universe that is intelligent and creative, and it is a thing of law and order. The universal Mind contains all knowledge. It is the potential ultimate of all things. To It all things are possible...

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Claiming Your Genetic Blueprint: Innate Divinity

Claiming Your Genetic Blueprint: Innate Divinityby Rev. Linda Martella-Whitsett. An eagle egg might behold a mature eagle spiraling upward and think to itself: I'll never fly like that. Eggs cannot fly. But the yolk of an eagle egg contains the genetic code for eagle. Eagle is its true identity. In the same way...

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Fine-Tuning Our “Receptors” To A Higher Frequency

Fine-Tuning Our “Receptors” To A Higher Frequencyby AlixSandra Parness, DD. In the old paradigm, channels spoke for others. The new, much expanded paradigm allows a channel, such as myself, to empower others to realize their own truth. The rewards for all are astounding...

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Breaking the Chain of Normality & Living in a Transcendental Reality

Breaking the Chain of Normality & Living in a Transcendental Realityby Imre Vallyon. Just as there are exceptional people who make themselves successful in this realm, you can be an exceptional person who succeeds in the other realm, so that you don’t just circulate in the normal reality but live in a Transcendental Reality. In fact, that is what the Spiritual Path is all about...

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The Shift: What Is It? When Is It? What Do We Do?

The Shift: What Is It? When Is It? What Do We Do?by David Ian Cowan. There may be concerns about being in the right place for the Shift. Any uncertainty or anxiety about this is coming from fear, and thus from the ego. Begin now to affirm to yourself, "I am always in the right place at the right time" and...

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Opening the Portal: Effects of the New Energy Shift

Opening the Portal: Effects of the New Energy Shift

by Lisa Barretta. The energy waves coming through the open portal in the Milky Way will put us on the fast track to ascending and evolving as a species. We are moving into the Aquarian age, which will be characterized by advanced scientific breakthroughs, spiritual awakening, and the triumph of the ultimate technology, our own psychic senses.

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Too Good to be True? or Good Enough to be True!

Good Enough to be True by Alan Cohen

by Alan Cohen. When I began to teach classes on spiritual principles, I devoted time at the end of each class to pray for students and their loved ones. One woman asked the group to pray for the continued health of her sister, whose cancer was in remission. At that time...

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You Are A Miracle! The Mysticism and Mystery of Life

deepest mysteryby Dennis Merritt Jones. The deepest mystery, and perhaps the one for which there will never be an answer that will completely satisfy the itch of the intellect, is the miracle of Life itself. In his book The Living Universe, Duane Elgin writes, “American Indian lore speaks of three miracles. The first miracle is that...

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Stop Bargaining for Your Life

bargaining your lifeby Andrea Mathews.

Most of us have been taught to bargain with life, instead of taking the direct route to receiving our own souls and the abundance that can be found there. Bargains always include an IF and a THEN. The following are just a very few of the bargains we make with life that keep us stuck repeating patterns that are not only inauthentic, but which build a steeper climb to a fulfilling life...

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Do You Believe in Miracles?

Lynn Woodland, author of the article: Do You Believe in Miracles?by Lynn Woodland.

The perfect parking place shows up every time. Teeth with cavities grow new gold fillings seconds after a healer prays. The perfect house becomes available, a job opens, money multiplies, the right people appear... I don’t “believe” in miracles like these; I see them in my daily life. I would no more say I believe in miracles than say I believe in cars, or planes, or chairs. They’re just...

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It's Your Choice: God of Fear or God of Love

It's Your Choice: God of Fear or God of Love by Dr. Richard Mossby Dr. Richard Moss. Fear is the principal force that divides our hearts. It will continue to do so unless we increase the muscle of our attention and faith that lets us remain present for more and more of reality. When we consciously meet our fear, our faith grows...

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A Short Course in Manifestation: The First Step in Spiritual Mastery

A Short Course in Manifestation: The First Step in Spiritual Mastery

by James F. Twyman. Realizing that we create everything we experience - no matter how positive or negative it may seem - is the first step in spiritual mastery. But it's only the beginning. Trying to satisfy the endless needs of the ego leads to complete disillusionment. I'm a strong proponent of viewing acts of service as a...

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Limitless Physical Perfection

Patricia Diane Cota-Robles

For eons of time, prophets, seers, religions and Holy Books have foretold the coming of an Age when Heaven would manifest on Earth, an Age in which Humanity would develop the latent powers within and reunite with our own Divinity, an Age when transformation would occur at an atomic, cellular level, and...

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If Everything Is Perfect, Why Don't I Feel Perfect?

If Everything Is Perfect, Why Don't I Feel Perfect?

by Bruce D. Schneider, Ph.D. Some of the most difficult questions I've ever been asked are: If we are one with God, then why wouldn't God have created us with that thought to begin with? What is the purpose of not knowing? Why don't we feel perfect?

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Enlightenment: What Is It

Don't think about enlightenment as a goal, it is not. It is not a goal; it is not something that you can desire. And if you desire it you will not get it. In desiring a thousand and one things, by and by you come to understand that all desire is futile. Each desire lands you in frustration; each desire again and again throws you into a ditch.

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The Rainbow: Symbol of the Seven Paths to God

The Rainbow: Symbol of the Seven Paths to Godby Joan Borysenko. The seven directions and the seven chakras reveal seven paths to God. Although we will discuss these paths in a sequence that may seem linear, one path is no more "advanced" than another. They are simply different expressions, distinct rays of energy that each of us embody.

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Born Again & Again & Again

Marie T. Russell

by Marie T. Russell.

Every night and every morning we go through a death of sorts and a rising from the dead. The state of sleep is very much like dying -- one's soul leaves the body for another place. Whether at night we experience teachings in other realms, or alternate lives in other times and...

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Are We Evolving?

Swami Sivananda Radhaby Swami Sivananda Radha. Each culture sees human life as a progression through a series of stages... in an attempt to understand the evolution of human beings. Those people on the outer circle are just holding onto life; for them it is a matter of survival.

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Attention Please: Victory is Yours!

Attention Please: Victory is Yours!by Patricia Diane Cota-Robles. Every world religion and every form of education has tried to teach us Universal Law in one form or another: the Law of Cause and Effect, the Law of Karma, an eye for an eye, reaping what we sow. In more scientific terms: like attracts like, action and reaction, radiation and magnetization.

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Channeling - What is it?

John Payne, author of the article: Channeling - What is it?

by John Payne.

For many, channeling is a new buzz word and it seems that everyone is doing it and many people are talking about it, reading about it and indeed relying upon it. But what is channeling and of what use and purpose is it? Does it have a spiritual role for humanity at this time? Is it a dangerous pastime that can mislead and create...

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Accessing Life Purpose

Hank Wesselman, Ph.D. Among traditional peoples, when a woman expecting a child enters the last trimester of her pregnancy, the shamans of her community place her in a deep state of trance. The shamans then connect with the spirit of the child coming into life, and they speak to it: 'Who are you? Why are you coming into our village? What is your life purpose?'

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The Direct Path

Andrew Harvey

Why we are here? Who and what are we really?. The great mystical traditions are astonishingly united in their answers to these questions; they each claim, in different ways, that we are essentially sparks of Divine Consciousness, emanated by the Divine out of itself, and placed here in this dimension to travel back to conscious union with the Godhead.

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What Is Enlightenment

Prema Baba Swamiji (Dr. Donald Schnell)

by Prema Baba Swamiji.

What is enlightenment? How can I experience it? What books should I read? What is transcendence? What is this nirvana? What is enlightenment? Where does Self-inquiry lead? What is the purpose of religion?

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Esotericism What Is It

Andrew SchneiderEsotericism as a way of life is an art. It is the art of living from the inner reaches of one's being. As art it is based on sensitive, intuitive perception, open to inspiration. And as true art it is a creative way of being, expressive of true universality. But it is also a science -- a science of the soul of things..

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God's Voice: Opening the Door of Communication

God's Voice: Opening the Door of Communicationby Scott Anstadt. Although the Voice for God is always present and available, God will not speak to us until we have invited Him/Her to enter our awareness. This is the first step in aligning ourselves with our spiritual power. It is the only step that we must take on our own, in that it is the step of inviting and calling upon the Holy Spirit, Voice for God, or Universal Mind.

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The Golden Brotherhood of Light

On November 28, 1989, I was enjoying my early morning walk at dawn in a state of gentle meditatory delight when suddenly an awareness broke in upon my consciousness. I stopped to examine it more clearly, and I seemed to look out upon the earth from a new perspective. I "saw" a golden light presence engloving (fitting like a glove) the earth. I asked within, to whoever was revealing this, "What is this?"

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Karma The Rule of the Game

José Stevens, Ph.D.

by José Stevens, Ph.D.

What is Karma? Where does it come from? What is its purpose? How do you create it and how do you resolve it? The more you know about karma, the greater your ability to complete it and reduce its control over your life.

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Finding The Master Within

There comes a time in an individual's spiritual evolution when every seeker/person on a spiritual or philosophical quest, must come to the realization that all higher knowledge, higher truth, and all higher wisdom can only be revealed through their own being.

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The Body Cannot Die


by Jon Mundy. At one point the Course In Miracles says: At no single instant does the body exist at all. (T:362; T-18. VIII. 3:1.) On the surface of things, this sentence does not seem to make sense, for if there is one thing that seems obvious it is our bodies. Let me suggest an analogy that may be helpful...

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Being One with God

Rev. August Gold

Knowing deeply and believing completely at every level of our being that we are not separate from God, that we are one with the Divine, will heal us. Many of us believe that in order to access the God in heaven or on the mountain top, we need to go outside ourselves to look for help.

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A Profound Truth

A Profound Truthby Patricia Diane Cota-Robles. The words 'We are ALL One' have reverberated through the hearts and minds of Humanity in one form or another since the beginning of time. They do not express a lofty platitude or a sweet cliche even though our lower human egos have often perceived them as such. They profess a profound Truth.

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Get Rid of Stress by Discovering & Living Your Spiritual Purpose

Get Rid of Stress by Discovering & Living Your Purposeby Bruce D. Schneider, Ph.D. Each soul incarnated into a specific form on earth for a unique purpose. Your journey is now and exists at this moment, whether you realize it or not. It will be more enjoyable if you consciously pursue your spiritual purpose to bring the world to Love. Consciously following your spiritual purpose brings you ultimate...

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