We tend to think of wisdom in terms that are rather other-worldly. We tend to think that those who are wise are either those who have been taught by a guru or they are the guru. But really, even the guru will tell us that wisdom isn’t taught. It’s received. And it isn’t received from any external teaching. It’s received from some deep resonance within us. So what is the process of attaining wisdom? People speak frequently about “lessons” we are getting in life, through the school of hard knocks and other like schools. But all too often the lessons we learn have to do with how to survive better, how to become better people or how to win friends and influence people. Sometimes the lessons have to do with enjoying life more. But is that wisdom? What is wisdom then? Is it a mood of bliss? A higher self? And once we know what it is, will we still want it? If so, how will we get it? These questions and more will be answered on this week’s show. Don’t miss it!
What is reality? Many teach that the goings-on of this world are but an illusion and anyone who pays much attention to it is going to end up losing his or her peace. Others teach that Satan is the ruler of this world and we should have a higher standard than that of the so-called “world” for ourselves. But what is it really to live in this world? How is it that we came to split ourselves off from it as if it had only an evil or negative pull against our efforts to attain heaven or a higher self? What is real? And what is illusion? There are so many of us who allow others to answer those questions for us, instead of seeking our own answers—and that’s both in the New Age/New Thought world and that of the fundamentalist, as well as those from Eastern religions. We are all too willing to follow the leader . Well this show is meant to facilitate the exploration of life from your own personal perspective, so that you might answer your own questions. Don’t miss it.
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.
There is so much said today about “being yourself” that we get really confused about who that really is. We bat around the word “hardwired” when we speak of being ourselves, as if we are more or less doomed to repeat this same dysfunctional patterns in our lives. But today we are talking with Dr. Joe Dispenza, author of the books, Evolve Your Brain: The Science of Changing Your Mind, and the topic of today’s discussion, Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself: How to Lose Your Mind and Create a New One. He tells us that a new science is emerging that empowers us to create the reality we choose. Not only that, he tells us that we can move from the old habituated me, to the real self. Today he’ll provide us with a few tools we can apply in order to make those changes necessary to creating our own lives. You are not going to want to miss this one.
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.
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.
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.
This year, we’ve heard a lot about the bullying of gays and lesbians in schools all over the country. What we don’t hear so much about is the bullying of members of the GLBT population in churches and in Christian communities all across the nation. In fact, both overt and covert bullying is most often done by people who want to exclude members of the GLBT population based on the erroneous notion that God hates them, or wishes them punished or excluded. Well, today, we are going to be talking to United Church of Christ minister, Candace Chellew-Hodge, author of “Bulletproof Faith: A Spiritual Survival Guide for Gay and Lesbian Christians.” While far too many still think that the words “Christian” and “Gay” and “Lesbian” are oxymorons, Chellew-Hodge will tell GLBT Christians how to reclaim the authentic self and survive the onslaught of abuse coming from their own communities. If you fall on either side of this issue, you are not going want to miss this show.
So, here’s the question: How do you do it? As I talk to more and more people about the newer and truer version of the law of attraction, this is the question I get asked. That is, after all the questions like: “How can I get a million dollars in the next year,” and “How can I attract my soulmate?” Those questions are based on the old understanding of the law of attraction, which tells us that all we need to do to attract from the external world all that fulfills internally, is to think positive, do a vision board, and do the work of removing blocks from the unconscious—and then our dreams will come true. That old understanding has us further splitting ourselves in half. But the new understanding, the true understanding unites us with divine Self. So, now that we know that, how do we get into the flow. This show will answer that question. Don’t miss it.
We all remember Dee Wallace, playing the mother role, in that wonderfully moving and uplifting movie, ET. Well, she’s had an amazing career as actress, playing in other movies, including Cujo, The Howling, Ten, The Frighteners and Critters, staring in four TV series and over 400 commercials. She’s one of Hollywood’s most sought after TV guest stars. And from there, she became a healer and spiritual leader. How did that happen? Her latest book, Bright Light, tells us all about that unorthodox path from actor to spiritual leader while inspiring us all to passionately follow our own heart and creative wisdom to wherever the bright light of the inner self takes us. Through her acting endeavors and the coaching she received she was able to tap into that intuitive river that some call the zone, and simultaneously let go of emotions and issues from her own past to connect with her inner light. This show will be all about how you can do that too.