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The Law of Love

It works just like gravity. The only way to get away from gravity is to go live in outer space, or find yourself an anti-gravity chamber—which, by the way, is being held down by gravity. But once you step out of that chamber, and once you come back down to earth, you are going to become a part of the law of gravity again. And the law of gravity works, even when things are working against it. It just includes itself into the ultimate equation and becomes an integral part of the process. And that is exactly how the law of love works. No matter what you’ve seen, how you’ve been hurt, or what you fear, the law of love is simply including itself into the equation and becoming an integral part of the alchemical process of becoming fully aware of who you are. So, even though we live in the world of duality, our antigravity chamber, that very chamber is being held down by love. Further, everything, absolutely everything ultimately falls down into love. Want to know more? Don’t miss this show.

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Approval: The Most Potent Elixir of All

Born in the South during the 1940s, an African-American girl with white skin, Pat Holland Conner was destined to live with secrets, shame and intolerance from her family as well as both the black and white communities. She grew up feeling unworthy and desperate to belong until, when she reached the bottom of the barrel of this terrible elixir, she courageously took a brand new path toward personal love and acceptance. Her book Doorways to Significance: Finding Peace, Power & Passion” tells that story. Pat is a writer, family therapist, substance abuse counselor and owner of Peaceful Path Consulting. She teaches self-esteem classes and has worked as a counselor, trainer and educator in the USA, Asia and the Middle East. Approval, it turns out, is one of the most highly sought after addictive drugs on the planet. If you are an approval addict, or know someone who is—tune into this show. You’ll be glad you did.

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Taking Responsibility

One of the most important aspects of personal responsibility is that which we take by exploring our emotional reactions and responses. And one of the most important aspects of that exploration is confronting our emotional illusions. Betsy Otter Thompson, author of several other books, has written an emotional biography in which she challenges herself and her readers to consider various aspects of personal illusion. This experiential workbook, called “Walking Through Illusion” uses characters from Jesus’ life to demonstrate that walk and then offers specific exercises to challenge the reader. Today we’ll be talking about that book as it relates to your personal journey, your own emotional biography. For, as she tells us, we don’t take our beliefs (which could be our illusions) with us, just the love we found within them. You don’t want to miss this opportunity to increase your personal awareness.

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Matter Matters

Though it has been maligned over centuries of thought as either “flesh,” the source of all evil, idiot, unnecessary or just objective biology—the body is actually the physical organ of the soul. There is no division between matter and soul—though we have lived entire lifetimes, have planned our politics, our religions and our families around the notion that there is. The body is a wonderful instrument of synchronicity, which constantly informs us of the soul’s intentions—IF we are listening. And even when we don’t listen, the soul still has the capacity to speak through the body—through illness. We are being given constant guidance and love through the interwoven, interactive and holistic messaging system of the body/soul. Don’t miss this opportunity to complete the circle of peace in your own life.

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Gary Zukav on Spiritual Partnership

This whole business of relationship is pivotal point in our history. Not only are we looking at primary relationship in a whole new light as we create new ground rules for a new way of relating from love and intimacy rather than security needs, but we are also looking at all of our relationships differently. Work relationships, friendships, race relations, and issues of sexual orientation are all factoring into our new understanding of relationships. Gary Zukav’s latest book “Spiritual Partnership: The Path to Authentic Power” might just pave the way to an entirely new way of relating. According to Zukav, “Spiritual Partnership is partnership between equals for the purpose of spiritual growth. It is dramatically different from all previous forms of relationship and serves a different purpose. Spiritual partnerships are vehicles that multisensory individuals use to create authentic power and support one another.” You are not going to want to miss this one.

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What are we going to do about guilt?

Joan Borysenko is back this week for the third time to talk with us about guilt, for guilt can be a major block to our resilience factor. Her latest book, “It’s Not the End of the World: Developing Resilience in Times of Change” will be combined with one of her earlier books, “Guilt is the Teacher, Love is the Lesson” in an in-depth discussion of this devilish master craftsman of our lives. In the extreme, many of us live whole lifetimes driven by guilt and responsibility for other people’s stuff. But most of us worry over guilt at least some of the time. It works us over and compels us at times to do things that are not only unnecessary but often come down to downright interference with other people’s lives. And it eats at us from the inside out, through that niggling little voice that just won’t seem to let go until we finally give into it. Well this week, we are going to help it let go. Don’t miss this important discussion.

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When Everything Changes…Then What?

Neale Donald Walsch is a modern day spiritual messenger whose work continues to touch the world in profound ways. With an early and deeply felt connection to spirituality, Neale spent the majority of his life searching for spiritual meaning before beginning his very public Conversation with God, a NY Times Bestselling series that has touched and inspired millions around the world. In addition, he has published 16 other works, and a number of video and audio programs. Neale’s work has redefined God and shifted spiritual paradigms around the globe, and because of that redefining process and the response to it, he built the Conversations with God Foundation, a non-profit educational organization dedicated to inspiring the community of the world to move from violence, confusion and anger, to peace, clarity and love. And this week we’ll be talking to Neale about change, based on his bestselling book “When Everything Changes, Change Everything.” Don’t miss it!

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Purpose in love and in life

Ever wonder why it is that we seem to be drawn to primary relationships? Ever wonder about your own life’s purpose? This whole idea of purpose is one that can either drive us insane or motivate us toward meaning. Our guest this week will help us to learn about purpose as it applies to both our relationships and our lives in general. Dorothy Ratusny is a Canadian Psychotherapist specializing in Cognitive Therapy, who combines that effort with knowledge of Eastern philosophy, Christian Theology, Mysticism and Metaphysics to offer her clients tools of self-discovery toward personal empowerment and authentic living. She is the author of “The Purpose of Love” and “Live Your Life’s Purpose,” a consultant for numerous corporations, a frequent guest of various radio shows and, recently, the co-host of the radio show Womyn’s Word. Don’t miss this opportunity to start the New Year by exploring your purpose!

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What’s Your Dosha, Baby?

Our guest this week is Lissa Coffey, lifestyle and relationship expert, Psychotherapist, Sociologist, and the host of CoffeyTalk.com, as well as the author of the relationship book “What’s your Dosha, Baby? Discover the Vedic Way for Compatibility in Life and Love.” Relationship is one of the most rewarding and confounding of life’s mysteries, and something that we are only now beginning to truly understand. So, if you have questions or concerns about relationships, this show is for you! Media’s go-to person regarding dating and relationship, guest of the Today Show among others, and host of her own CoffeyTalk TV, Lissa has much to offer. But add to that her depth understanding of several different ancient philosophies and you get a very unique understanding of relationship that applies ancient wisdom to contemporary issues. Don’t miss this show!

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Dr. Bernie Siegel and Miracles

Dr. Bernie Siegel, or Bernie—as he is affectionately called—is back to the Authentic Living show for the second time today to talk to us about his latest book, filled with beautiful true stories about healing and love. Once upon at time, Bernie thought that a miracle was something for which there is no explanation. Now he believes that everything is a miracle. In his more than thirty years of practice, speaking and teaching, he has built up an impressive collection of riveting, warm and belief expanding stories—some of which are included in his latest book, “A Book of Miracles: Inspiring True Stores of Healing, Gratitude, and Love.” His first bestselling book, Love, Medicine and Miracles, led to several other self-help books on healing by learning to live authentically. More recently he’s written a children’s book, Smudge Bunny, a parenting book, Love, Magic and Mud Pies, and a book for anyone struggling with loss, Buddy’s Candle. Don’t miss this beautiful show.