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Special Encore Presentation: Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estés, Untying the Strong Woman

We welcome Dr. E back again to the Authentic Living show this week for the fourth time, this time to talk about her latest book, “Untie the Strong Woman.” For many years, Dr. E has been sending a message to the world that the feminine aspect of humanity is powerful, beautiful and essential. The depth of her understanding of the feminine aspect of human (both male and female ) consciousness has facilitated an increased global awareness of the essentiality of the conscious expression of this power. And that is exactly what we’ll be talking about on this show. Author of the bestselling “Women Who Run With the Wolves” Dr. Estés has also been conducting online events at Soundstrue.com on specific topics relevant The Dangerous Old Woman, topics on which previous interviews have here on Authentic Living have been conducted. This week we are going to learn how to untie the feminine. Don’t miss it.

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Who would you be without your….

Morals. Ethics. Spin. Money. Time. Culture. Place. Who would you be without all those things you use to define yourself? Do your morals define you? Your ethics? What is your spin on life here on planet earth—and how does it define you? What about money—how much or how little does it take to create a self-definition? What about time, or culture or place? And if all of that were gone—who would you be? A better question is: Is there someone inside of you who represents self-definition distinct from these externalized accoutrements? There are many people trying to come to terms with questions just like these. Some are psychologists, others are consciousness experts and some are just everyday Joes trying to bridge the chasm between unconsciousness and consciousness. So, let’s start here: What happens when you meditate? Where do you go? What do you imagine this means? This week we are going to come to terms with the need to ask these questions and some potential answers.

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East to West

Before Eastern, particularly Indian philosophical and religious concepts were popularized in the West, there were not many allowable options for how a person might recognize the connection between mind and body, or how one might meditate and get in touch with deeper aspects of self. But even though the real explosion of the popularity of Vedic concepts occurred in the 1960’s people like Ralph Waldo Emerson and Walt Whitman were way ahead of the game as they subscribed to some of these concepts. Today, we want to learn more about this shift in consciousness, and Philip Goldberg, author American Veda: How Indian Spirituality Changed the West, is going to tell us all about it. This shift has enlarged our understanding of mind and body and is still dramatically changing how we see ourselves. This show is going to open our consciousness yet further as we explore the slow steady move from East to West.

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Coming Home from Separation

We’ve talked many times on the Authentic Living show about duality and it’s insistence that we are separate from the divine and from each other and all things. Well today we are going to be talking about how to reunite consciousness with soul. Susann Taylor Shier is our guest today, and she’s written a book called “Soul Reunion: The Return Home from Separation,” in which she thoroughly explains both the soul-level disconnection and the path to reconnection between consciousness and the largely unconscious soul. Susann presents Soul Mastery, Soul Radiance, and Soul Reunion workshops, book events, trainings and teleclasses. She’s been featured on numerous TV and radio shows, and she works internationally as a psychotherapist and intuitive counselor both in person and by telephone. If you are one of those people who longs to bridge the psychic gap of duality, you do not want to miss this show.

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The Existing One

You know for centuries now we’ve thought of ourselves as basically evil at the core, striving ever to be good enough to get the rewards that life gives to those who deserve them. It’s only been within the past 20 or 30 years that we’ve begun to even consider the concept that we are not innately evil—that maybe the concept of original sin doesn’t really fly. But then it also doesn’t fly that we are innately good either—for we are not even sure what the term good means. In fact, as we have grown into the practice of meditation and expanding consciousness, as we get closer and closer to the core of our own experience we discover neither goodness nor badness—rather something far more mysterious. We discover the existing one, the I AM that I AM, the ipseity, the divine self. So, while the law of attraction as we currently understand it has us seeking fulfillment by attracting our dreams, the ipseity continues to call us home. Don’t miss this show.

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Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estés, Untying the Strong Woman

We welcome Dr. E back again to the Authentic Living show this week for the fourth time, this time to talk about her latest book, “Untie the Strong Woman.” For many years, Dr. E has been sending a message to the world that the feminine aspect of humanity is powerful, beautiful and essential. The depth of her understanding of the feminine aspect of human (both male and female ) consciousness has facilitated an increased global awareness of the essentiality of the conscious expression of this power. And that is exactly what we’ll be talking about on this show. Author of the bestselling “Women Who Run With the Wolves” Dr. Estés has also been conducting online events at Soundstrue.com on specific topics relevant The Dangerous Old Woman, topics on which previous interviews have here on Authentic Living have been conducted. This week we are going to learn how to untie the feminine. Don’t miss it.

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Rules for the game of life

The world was moved a few years back when Cherie Carter-Scott published her bestselling book, If Life is a Game, These are the Rules. It is a simple, but profound rendition of what we can expect on the journey. Not knowing the simplified rendition of why we are here, and what we can expect can keep us running into the walls we find everywhere in our consciousness. But Carter-Scott’s book provides us with a template for living that will not soon be forgotten once it is absorbed. And we are going to be talking with her today about these rules for the game of life. So, if you are wondering what the heck is going on—tune in. You are not going to want to miss this exciting and powerful show.

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Bringing the Vision Down to Planet Earth

It’s one thing to have a vision. It’s another to manifest that vision. Our guest this week is Corinne McLaughlin, co-author of The Practical Visionary, Spiritual Politics (Foreword by the Dalai Lama), and Builders of the Dawn. She comes to increase our consciousness about bringing vision to earth consciousness—into the practical, even the mundane. Corinne is co-founder of The Center for Visionary Leadership in California and North Carolina. She directed a national task force for President Clinton’s Council on Sustainable Development and is a Fellow of The World Business Academy and the Findhorn Foundation. She is also a co-founder of Sirius Community, a spiritual/environmental center in Massachusetts, and taught politics at American University, and she offers trainings in visionary leadership and spiritual development around the U.S. and Europe. Don’t miss this powerful experience!

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Doing the Work of Consciousness

Consciousness. The “Law of Attraction.” Clearing blocks. Shadow work. These are the terms we hear. But what do they really mean? Is consciousness the same as “getting rid of ego?” Does the law of attraction mean that we should always master our thoughts and our words? Does clearing blocks mean that we are to purify ourselves? Does shadow work mean that we clean out the shadow of all of its “negative energy?” What, after all, is “negative energy?” This show is going to challenge everything you thought you knew about raising your consciousness. It is going to ask that you look at things that you’ve believed for perhaps all of your life. And with a bit of consideration, it may just bring you to peace. Don’t you dare miss this one.

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Getting Healthy = Getting Conscious

We tend to look at healthiness as a product of good nutrition, and a healthy dose of exercise, in combination with good genes, good medicine and good luck. Most recently, we’ve added low stress to that combination. What this means is that we are basically looking to the externals to bring us to good health. But Ivan Rados has a different take on it. Author of the book, “Health: It’s All About Consciousness,” Ivan believes that health and sickness are a reflection of our essential being. In fact, he believes that when we restore consciousness to the flow of Oneness, we restore our body’s natural healthy state. From his perspective then, the body is a part of the plan here—not the workhorse or the enemy. If you would like to live in tip-top condition, tune in.