The word destiny gets thrown about quite a bit both in and out of the New Age/New Thought worlds. When we meet that special soulmate we tend to think it was fated. And we tend to think that destiny is a done deal that it is what it is and there’s not much we can do to stop it from happening. And yet in our typically duplicitous way of thinking we also believe that if we work hard we can create the life we want. So, which is true? And what has astrology got to do with destiny? Is an astrological chart a map of one’s fate? Or is it just bunk? We go to psychics and we want them to tell us will we meet our soulmate, will we get that job, will we have that money. But are they telling us our destiny? Or is it just bunk? What is true and what is false about destiny? What is true and what is false about astrology and what it has to say about destiny? Are you trying to determine your destiny? You don’t want to miss this show.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Dr. Christiane Northrup is recognized both nationally and internationally as the veritable guru of women’s health. A visionary pioneer who recognizes the connection between mind, body and spirit, she has brought that connection to the world of medicine in a way that no one else has yet been able to do. She is an OB/GYN physician and author of two New York Times bestselling books, “Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom” and “The Wisdom of Menopause.” Her third book, “Mother-Daughter Wisdom,” was a 2005 Quill Award nominee and voted Amazon’s #1 book of the year in both parenting and mind-body health. She has hosted seven highly successful television specials and her own radio show, and has appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show, the Today Show, NBC Nightly News, The View, and several other prominent shows. We are honored to get the opportunity to talk with her today about her newly revised edition of “Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom: Creating Physical and Emotional Health and Healing.”
Julia Cameron comes back to the Authentic Living Show this week for the second time, to talk to us about her upcoming online Artist’s Way Course, which will be filmed from her own Santa Fe living room, and the surrounding artist community. Though for centuries it has been thought that creativity was reserved for those elected special few who were gifted with some rare talent, we are now beginning to see, and largely due to Julia’s efforts, that creativity is one of our best and most available and accessible ways of connecting to the Authentic Self. Julia Cameron has been an active artist for more than thirty years and is the author of over thirty books, including bestsellers The Artist’s Way, Walking in This World, and Finding Water. She’s also a playwright, songwriter and poet with multiple credits in theatre, film and television. You are not going to want to miss this special show.
Several years ago, we learned of an energetic push/pull called the law of attraction. We understood this law to mean that if we thought positive and maintained a positive attitude, then positive things would come our way. So, we tried that for a while, until we ran into shadow material. To work with “blocking shadow material” we created vision boards, and turned affirmations into mantras, to eliminate potential sabotage. But, for many affirmations and vision boards simply didn’t get the desired results. What could this mean? Could it mean that there is no such thing as a law of attraction? Or, could it possibly mean that we need to revise our understanding of what this law is and what it does. Perhaps we need a giant re-think. This show and the book, coming out in September of this year, called The Law of Attraction: The Soul’s Answer to Why It Isn’t Working and How It Can, will grease the wheels of that re-think, radically revising our understanding of the law. Don’t miss this one!