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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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Leaning into the Mystery

We do need to know don’t we! We need to think that we know, that we are certain, that we are sure. Most of our traditional faith is made up of that need to know. We’ve got it written down, and we’ve interpreted it literally and that is how we know. Science is equally an effort to know. History—though it is often told by the winners of the wars—is an attempt to know our past. And often we try to know our future by making goals, creating our vision boards and deciding what it is that the Universe should give us. But there is a mystic way that does not need to know. Where knowledge is ever-evolving experience and where mystery is power. But it frightens us to not know, or to think we don’t know, and that is why so many of us are actually employed by persons who make it our job to know something. So, how do we overcome this fear of not knowing enough to lean into mystery? And why would we want to? Don’t miss this one—there’s hidden power here.

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The Nature of Change

We all know that no one can change for us. What we don’t necessarily know is that no one changes just like us. So, what is the nature of change for you? Change is not only a matter of desire, determination or action. All of these pieces of the puzzle are important, but there is more to it, a missing piece. This week our guest is Laura Young, author of “The Nature of Change” and during this show we’ll be talking about how to put all the pieces of this puzzle together. We’ll discuss the power of the unconscious and how befriending its holdings offers greater success. And we’ll look at some tools to assist in going beyond fear of change in our own “signature” way, by looking at our personal patterns both when we decide to change and when change is thrust upon us. Laura is a psychotherapist, author and radio show host in her own right, who runs the Life Resource Center. Are you in the throes of change? 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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The Power of Positive and Negative

Our current understanding of the law of attraction, as it has been set forth for us, is that what we need to be doing to fulfill our lives is thinking positive, imagining ourselves in the place of our dreams, perhaps creating a vision board or two and not allowing ourselves to think or feel anything negative. In this way, we will, by the power of our positive thinking, magnetize those things, places, people, financial means, and events which are certain to fulfill us. But what do we mean by positive and negative? What is a positive thought? What is a positive feeling? What is a negative thought or feeling? What if our definition of positive isn’t really positive at all? And is it possible that through our decision to square off against so-called “negativity” that we are taking away a huge portion of our power? Tune in to find out.

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Fried?

Are you feeling emotionally and physically exhausted and cynical? Burnout looks a lot like depression, but it’s not a biological bogeyman that medication or simple stress management can cure. It’s a disorder of hope and will that sucks the life out of competent, idealistic, hardworking people like you; and it will be an ongoing challenge for you to take your power back! Dr. Joan Borysenko is here for the fourth time and this time to talk about her latest book, “Fried: Why You Burn Out and How to Revive.” Her view of burn out is a timely and groundbreaking work that straddles psychology, biology and soul. Of course, we know from previous episodes with Joan, that she offers a very warm and personal approach to whatever she does and this book and this discussion will be no exception, as she believes it is her life’s purpose to weave together psychology, biology and spirituality in a credible and accessible way.

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Healing the Healer

Are you a healer? Do you have a life-goal of becoming a healer? Do you see yourself healing others? Do you carry with you the healer-archetype? Are you a Chiron—Wounded Healer? The healer archetype has thrust itself again through the curtains of the collective unconscious and has basically become a buzz word for the New Age/New Thought book sellers and marketing gurus. The healer archetype presented in the form of a persona, makes a face like a healer. It informs the world around it that if that world will just come to the healer, that world will be healed. Of course, most healers would deny that they have the power to heal the world, but we do believe that we can heal others. We’ve put all kinds of parameters around that, including the notion that the person has to request our healing powers. But seriously, does one person really heal another? Or is all healing really self-healing? Tune in to find out.

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Therapy and Religion

Once upon a time Therapy and Religion were considered to be separate compartments of the human experience. But now, more and more, we are beginning to see a mixing and blending of religion/spirituality and therapy. Our guest this week has much to share with us about this phenomenon particularly as it relates to two things: 1) the power of relationship and 2) psychoanalysis and Buddhism. Pilar Jennings, PhD is the author of Mixing Minds: The Power of Relationship in Psychoanalysis and Buddhism. Obviously relationship is at the center of both the practice of religion and the practice of therapy. But how do we engage both practices in a therapeutic setting without reducing either to the terms of the other? Can we legitimately explore both in the therapeutic setting trusting that neither will be reduced to the terms of the other? Do you ever wonder if your psychological issues are really spiritual or vice versa? Tune in, you might just walk away with your answer.

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What Agreements Are You Making?

It’s sad but true that most of the agreements we make with ourselves and our worlds are made unconsciously. And because this is so, we must begin to look internally to find out what those agreements were and make new agreements. Don Miguel Ruiz is the bestselling author of The Four Agreements, which has transformed the lives of millions around the world by teaching its readers how to break the thousands of agreements that create needless suffering. And now he and his son, Don Jose Ruiz, have co-authored The Fifth Agreement, which finally provides its readers with the power to recover the lost Authentic Self. Today we are talking to Don Jose, who after years of training, became the successor to the family lineage and has dedicated his life to sharing the teachings of the ancient Toltec. For the past seven years he has been lecturing and leading classes across the United States, and at sacred sites around the world. You do not want to miss this mind-blowing show.

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Transformation Through Forgiveness

What does it mean to forgive? Does it mean that we absolve? That we allow them to “get away with it?” If you are thinking in these terms, then you are not yet ready to forgive. Forgiveness is a process. And it really has nothing to do with the person you are forgiving—unless you are forgiving yourself. In fact, we don’t even start out that process aiming toward forgiveness. Typically, we start it off in pain. Nanice Ellis comes back to the Authentic Living Show again this year, on the day before Thanksgiving, to talk with us about that process and its power to transform. Nanice is the author of seven books, and is a Master NLP Practitioner and Coach, whose wisdom comes from a deep well of experience. If you are worried about your family dinner tomorrow—tune into this show. You’ll be glad you did.