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The Mystic Journey

What does it mean to live the mystic’s life? Many say that the mystic is always kind, loving, and positive, even self-sacrificing. But these things do not represent the mystic’s journey. The mystic’s journey is an inward journey, one that might surprise us with its fierce and persistent longing to serve every single aspect of self as if it were a starving child. We tend to believe that those who are on the mystic’s journey are going to be saints in every sense of that word. But we might be surprised to learn who in our world is actually on the mystic’s journey, for it is done so silently that it might not even be noticeable. In fact, it turns out that the mystic’s journey doesn’t really have anything whatsoever to do with terms we know as “good” and “bad,” “morality” and “ethics.” It is unsettling in its depth, and utter peace in its essence. Want to learn about the mystic’s journey. Don’t miss this show.

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Soul I AM

What if you are not the sum total of all of your behaviors, thoughts, and emotions? What if you are not even the sum total of your experience? What if all of your wounds are but windows to your soul? What if all of your memory is but a shift in your alchemistry? What if what you see is only image? And what if what you don’t see but can sense, feel and intuitively touch is the real essence of who you are? Wouldn’t that be interesting? Wouldn’t it be even enlightening—to come to know yourself as soul, right here, right now on planet earth? Why is it that we think we have to wait until we die to know ourselves as soul? And if it is true that you could come to know yourself as soul—would you be interested? Well this week, we are going to go to the very highest transcendent peak of who you are and peek over the edge. Ready for an adventure? Come join us.

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Intimacy and Awakening

For the first time in the history of the world, we are beginning to explore intimacy as the essential ingredient to healthy, whole relationships. But intimacy is not really all about sex. It’s about “dancing core to core”—as Judith Blackstone, PhD puts it in her lovely book The Intimate Life: Awakening to the Spiritual Essence in Yourself and Others. Judith is an innovative, and internationally recognized teacher of nonduality. She is the developer of the Realization Process, a method of embodied nondual awakening, and a practicing psychotherapist. This book, like her others, The Empathic Ground, The Enlightenment Process and The Subtle Self, opens its readers to a deeper more true essential beingness. So, our show this week is going to be about how to awaken to that beingness both alone and in relationship. Want to know how? Don’t miss this show.

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What your Shadow Knows

As we’ve tried to implement the law of attraction and attract and manifest all of our dreams, we’ve run into some road blocks that have forced us to question ourselves. Many are advising that we look to the shadow—or the unconscious—to tell us how we are sabotaging ourselves. But the shadow holds far more within it than the darkness about which we typically hear. In fact, for most of us, the shadow also holds within it, the deepest essence of our truest nature. It is this nature toward which the law of attraction is actually driving us. Tune into this show to learn how the law of attraction really works in your life.

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Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estés and The Joyous Body

We are so happy to have Dr. E back again to the Authentic Living show to talk to us about her third part in the Sounds True online event series, The Dangerous Old Women, entitled The Joyous Body. We do tend to either focus wholly on the body as image, or leave it out entirely from our conscious experience until it acts up. And we rarely if ever think of the body as a repository of joy. It’s a work horse to be whipped into shape, or it’s just a ball and chain we carry around that sometimes gets us into trouble. But what if the body were incrementally tied into the soul? If that were true, wouldn’t we want to do more with it than just keep it enslaved to the ego? If you don’t quite know what to do with this material essence of who you are, this show is for you. Or, if you struggle with body issues of any kind—this show is for you too. Come learn from one of the world’s most profound keepers of wisdom what gifts your body has to give to you.

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What to do When the Bottom Falls Out

What do you do when the pain of loss is so overwhelming that you don’t know what to do with yourself? David Ord is back for the second time on Authentic Living to talk with us about his new audio “Lessons in Loving” in which we are taken on a journey to the center of our being, to a place where there is unbroken peace, boundless joy and infinite love. There, in the groundedness of our own essence, we find the creativity to reimage our broken lives. David, the Editorial Director of Namaste Publishing, is also the author of “Your Forgotten Self” a book that clarifies the character of Jesus as a mirror for the forgotten self—our true essential nature. If this part of yours’ or a loved one’s journey is painful or difficult, don’t miss this show.

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The Forgotten Self with David Ord

David Robert Ord, Editorial Director for Namaste Publishing, was fascinated with Jesus when he was still in elementary school. That fascination took him from his home in England, to New Zealand and finally to the United States where he became a graduate of San Francisco Theological Seminary. For 20 years he taught about Jesus in traditional congregations, but now his book “Your Forgotten Self” breaks with conventional thinking about Jesus. According to Ord, the reason that we find Jesus difficult to understand is because we think of him as different from us. In fact, he sees Jesus as a mirror of the forgotten self that is the true essence in each of us. Andrea’s conversation with David Ord is an open invitation to all listeners to begin to experience the Divine energy that is the Self, to know the Self as Jesus knew himself—as the way, the truth and the life. Don’t miss it!

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The Mystic Journey

What does it mean to live the mystic’s life? Many say that the mystic is always kind, loving, and positive, even self-sacrificing. But these things do not represent the mystic’s journey. The mystic’s journey is an inward journey, one that might surprise us with its fierce and persistent longing to serve every single aspect of self as if it were a starving child. We tend to believe that those who are on the mystic’s journey are going to be saints in every sense of that word. But we might be surprised to learn who in our world is actually on the mystic’s journey, for it is done so silently that it might not even be noticeable. In fact, it turns out that the mystic’s journey doesn’t really have anything whatsoever to do with terms we know as “good” and “bad,” “morality” and “ethics.” It is unsettling in its depth, and utter peace in its essence. Want to learn about the mystic’s journey. Don’t miss this show.

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Soul I AM

What if you are not the sum total of all of your behaviors, thoughts, and emotions? What if you are not even the sum total of your experience? What if all of your wounds are but windows to your soul? What if all of your memory is but a shift in your alchemistry? What if what you see is only image? And what if what you don’t see but can sense, feel and intuitively touch is the real essence of who you are? Wouldn’t that be interesting? Wouldn’t it be even enlightening—to come to know yourself as soul, right here, right now on planet earth? Why is it that we think we have to wait until we die to know ourselves as soul? And if it is true that you could come to know yourself as soul—would you be interested? Well this week, we are going to go to the very highest transcendent peak of who you are and peek over the edge. Ready for an adventure? Come join us.

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Intimacy and Awakening

For the first time in the history of the world, we are beginning to explore intimacy as the essential ingredient to healthy, whole relationships. But intimacy is not really all about sex. It’s about “dancing core to core”—as Judith Blackstone, PhD puts it in her lovely book The Intimate Life: Awakening to the Spiritual Essence in Yourself and Others. Judith is an innovative, and internationally recognized teacher of nonduality. She is the developer of the Realization Process, a method of embodied nondual awakening, and a practicing psychotherapist. This book, like her others, The Empathic Ground, The Enlightenment Process and The Subtle Self, opens its readers to a deeper more true essential beingness. So, our show this week is going to be about how to awaken to that beingness both alone and in relationship. Want to know how? Don’t miss this show.