Find the sanctuaries within and around you
Natural Way of Living provides universal and non-denominational programs for those who would like to be healthier, happier, more peaceful and connected better to the Creator. To respect all religions, beliefs, and backgrounds, we choose the universal term “True Source” to refer to the Creator, God or Paramatman. You are welcome to use any terminology you feel most comfortable with.
Every human being is born with beautiful gifts from True Source: the beautiful Earth, our bodies, and our Spiritual Heart, which is the center of all beautiful feelings. These gifts are natural facilities given to ensure that every human lives a joyful and peaceful life. They are the sanctuaries within and around us.
Many people know this instinctively but very few know how to access and make the best use of these sanctuaries. The busyness in our mind, stress, pressure, and burdens bury access to these facilities. Consequently, we create bad habits that lead to constant unhappiness and poor well-being.
Our everyday life is the real spiritual journey. Spirituality is not about becoming powerful, learning special skills or acquiring special abilities. The most important spiritual lesson we each need to learn is already custom designed in each of our lives. As we face the various challenges we go through in life, they are the very chances to reflect on ourselves, and make positive choices to follow our heart that brings us closer to True Source.
Natural Way of Living can help you to access these sanctuaries within and around you so you may tap into these natural facilities to help you lead happier and healthier lives and be closer to True Source.
“I believe that there is something more to life”
– Irmansyah Effendi, MSc.
I was born in a multi-faith family that highly respects differing points of spiritual views in Padang, Indonesia. Around the age of three, I often spent my mornings and evenings waiting on the front porch of my grandparents’ home, hoping for my parents to come home as they are often away for work for long periods of time.
I would observe the people who come and go, children busy with their homework and school, grown-ups preoccupied with their jobs and family, as well as older people lingering around. And I would wonder, “Is this all that life is about? Is life only about growing up from a child to an adult to an elderly person, then one day everything just disappears?” Deep inside, I believed that there must be something more to life than this.
At the age of 21, I moved to California, USA to complete my Master’s Degree in Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence from the California State University, Chico. While studying, I came across a scientific article that chronicled a special camera that successfully captured non-physical energy emitted by professional martial artists. This opened the floodgates for me, as it proved that although certain things cannot be seen by the human eye, they do exist.
By the time I started working full time, although I did not earn much, I would spend most of my salary on spiritual books. I searched for anything that could point me in the right direction, and started reading about various different paths of spirituality. My yearning for the truth about the purpose of life and spirituality was hard to quench.
For several years I meditated daily with only 1-1.5 hours of sleep. As I continued to delve deeper into spirituality, a pivotal moment occurred when I shifted completely to my True Self Consciousness, which was truly a blessing from True Source. At that very moment, every idea, theory and concept I had conscientiously gathered evaporated, as I was shown as my true self the reality all along. How True Source, Our Creator loves and cares for every one of us so completely and infinitely, and that we are supposed to have a loving and bright connection with True Source. Yet in reality, many of us are so preoccupied with our own desires and selfish interests in our relationship with True Source.
It was then, that I realized that the key to our relationship with The Creator was our Spiritual Heart and that the purpose of this temporary life is to return completely to The Creator – The True Source of our True Selves. Our Hearts are given as gifts to connect to True Source and to be able to lead us in living a life that brings us closer to True Source.
From that point on, my spiritual journey was only to improve our relationship with True Source and to be loved more completely by True Source, which fulfills the deepest longing within our hearts.
For more than two decades, I have dedicated my life to travel the world to share the importance of remembering our real relationship with True Source by teaching natural methods to open our Heart to live a happier and healthier life while fulfilling our true purpose of life and I will continue to do so wholeheartedly with joy and gratitude.
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