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Relationship AS Soul

Robert Forman comes back to be with us today to talk about his ideas about Jazz in the Soul in which relationship becomes real and soulful. Robert is the author of “Enlightenment Ain’t What It’s Cracked Up to Be: A Journey of Discovery, Snow and Jazz in the Soul” carries a profound awareness of what it is like to live life in touch with soul. When it comes to relationship, we tend to think that the other party is our soul. They represent our happiness, our security, our hope and often we think that we cannot live without some of our relationships. Well perhaps we never live without them, but that’s not the question. The question is how much of our relationship is soul and how much operates as if it is separate from the soul? If you want to learn how to make yours into a soulful relationship, don’t miss this show.

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What is your Dharma?

Now there’s a question you don’t hear every day on the streets of downtown USA, Europe or Asia. But it’s one that our hearts long to answer, whether or not we yet even understand the question. As Eastern philosophies are more and more accepted in the Western world, the terms, dharma and karma have been tossed about quite a bit. But really, do you know your dharma? Well, Lissa Coffey comes to the Authentic Living show today for the second time to introduce us to our dharma. Her book just out, entitled What’s Your Dharma? Discover the Vedic Way to Your Life’s Purpose” is the subject of our talk today. Author of 6 books and expert on relationship, Ayruveda, Feng Shi, Aromatherapy, Hypnotherapy and other ancient philosophies, Lissa brings profound insight, about which Deepak Chopras says: “Your heart will thank you for Lissa’s helpful and heartful vision.” Don’t miss it.

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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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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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Relationship in Crisis—a New Wrinkle, with Laura Munson

We’ve been handed so much information about relationship. Generations ago we were taught that we should accept whatever is presented—which amounted to accepting the unacceptable and tolerating the intolerable in many cases. Now we are being told to just “not put up with it.” Laura Munson has a different story—one that is not meant to fit for everyone—but definitely a transformative journey based totally on a crisis in her primary relationship and a decision to transcend suffering. It is a story of empowerment and learning to walk the walk of inner peace. Laura has been writing for 20 years, having published articles in magazines and written several novels. Interestingly enough, it was only when she wrote about her personal journey that she was able to publish her first and bestselling book: “This is Not the Story You Think It Is.” Hers is a story about relationship that you really don’t want to miss.

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Being Right About Everything

Nash Mourad is a coach, corporate facilitator and trainer, who has written a book called “How to be Right About Everything: An Awakening Journey into Unlearning.” And this week we are talking to him about what it is that we are unlearning and why. He and his partner developed a firm called, Emergent Awareness through which he has served as an executive management consultant for a variety of Fortune 100 companies and government agencies. Nash wants to teach how we can improve our lives by fully accepting others. Further he believes that we choose our experiences and that recognition of this fact offers us peace. In today’s world where relationship with others and personal awareness is going to be key to success, this show going to be vital to understanding how to live it with grace. Don’t miss it.

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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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Spiritual Responsibility

What does it mean to be spiritually responsible? Our guest for this show, Steven Morrison, has a lot to say about that, as he blogs, writes, speaks and offers workshops on the topic of spiritual responsibility. He is the creator of the “Spiritual Workout,” and author of the book “An Extra Year: Grief and Loss in the New Age.” The book is a personal memoir of his on-going relationship with his partner after his partner’s death as Steven fumbled his way through an initiatory understanding of clairsentience. If you are interested in living a spiritually responsible life, don’t miss this unique opportunity to explore your own thoughts and experiences through the lens of spiritual responsibility.

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Relationship AS Soul

Robert Forman comes back to be with us today to talk about his ideas about Jazz in the Soul in which relationship becomes real and soulful. Robert is the author of “Enlightenment Ain’t What It’s Cracked Up to Be: A Journey of Discovery, Snow and Jazz in the Soul” carries a profound awareness of what it is like to live life in touch with soul. When it comes to relationship, we tend to think that the other party is our soul. They represent our happiness, our security, our hope and often we think that we cannot live without some of our relationships. Well perhaps we never live without them, but that’s not the question. The question is how much of our relationship is soul and how much operates as if it is separate from the soul? If you want to learn how to make yours into a soulful relationship, don’t miss this show.