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What is Actually Possible?

You know we have many teachers and gurus out there telling us that nothing is impossible. But what do we really believe about that? Sometimes it turns out that when we are believing really hard—we are just doing what has come to be known as magical thinking. Sometimes when we are believing really hard, we’re really just bargaining: IF I believe this, THEN I won’t have to look at that. And sometimes when we are believing really hard, we’re just avoiding the essential growth of looking difficulty right in the face. So, really now, what is actually possible for a human being to do? And how do we know the difference between bargaining, magical thinking, avoidance and real belief? Well this show is going to provide answers for some of those fundamental questions. Right here at the beginning of the New Year, we might need some clarity about where to put our energy. Don’t miss this one. You’re going to need it soon.

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Beginning Again

How many times in a single lifetime do we have to start over? Sometimes starting over is the only possible path to take. And sometimes each inhalation is a beginning again. Many of these kinds of beginnings start with a drastic and painful ending. But there are other kinds of beginnings. For example, most of us think of the New Year is a kind of beginning. But for many this means the making, and eventually breaking of resolutions. This is not a true beginning. True beginnings originate at a much deeper level than any resolution will ever attain. But is it possible to begin again without being forced into it through a painful ending? This week we are going to come to terms with both how to begin again as a result of a painful ending, and how we may reach down into those deeper levels of consciousness in order to trigger another true beginning. Don’t miss it.

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Whosoever will—Let him take

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.

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A Special Encore Performance: Rosanne Cash and the Authentic Life

Rosanne Cash comes to the Authentic Living show this week to discuss her latest book, Composed: A Memoir, the powerful, poetic and poignant story of her own inner journey, which touches us at a deep essential and spiritual core. Rosanne is one of America’s preeminent singers and song writers with fourteen albums and eleven # 1 singles to her credit. Her albums, which reach people from across the various music genres, include: Right or Wrong, Seven Year Ache, Somewhere in the Stars, Rhythm and Romance, King’s Record Shop, Interiors, The Wheel, 10 Song Demo, Rules of Travel, Black Cadillac, The List and The Essential Rosanne Cash. First known as the daughter of Johnny Cash, she moved on to find and live into her own genuine perspective, talent and personality, as she created song after song that reflected on the deeper meaning of life. She is also the author of two other books, as well as several essays and short stories published in major national magazines. You don’t want to miss it!

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How to: Getting into the Flow

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.

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Special Encore Episode with Dr. Christiane Northrup

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.”

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Rosanne Cash and the Authentic Life

Rosanne Cash comes to the Authentic Living show this week to discuss her latest book, Composed: A Memoir, the powerful, poetic and poignant story of her own inner journey, which touches us at a deep essential and spiritual core. Rosanne is one of America’s preeminent singers and song writers with fourteen albums and eleven # 1 singles to her credit. Her albums, which reach people from across the various music genres, include: Right or Wrong, Seven Year Ache, Somewhere in the Stars, Rhythm and Romance, King’s Record Shop, Interiors, The Wheel, 10 Song Demo, Rules of Travel, Black Cadillac, The List and The Essential Rosanne Cash. First known as the daughter of Johnny Cash, she moved on to find and live into her own genuine perspective, talent and personality, as she created song after song that reflected on the deeper meaning of life. She is also the author of two other books, as well as several essays and short stories published in major national magazines. You don’t want to miss it!

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Transforming Worry

The Anxiety Disorders Association of America estimates that more than 4 million Americans between the ages of 18 and 54 suffer from chronic anxiety. And according to London’s “The Independent,” in an 11 year period between 1993 and 2002, prescriptions for antidepressants rose by over 15 million. Further, we know that stress caused by worry contributes if not causes many of our known medical issues, including hypertension, heart attacks, diabetes, ulcers, headaches and strokes—and that’s not all. It also increases the body’s retention of the hormone cortisol which increases fat storage in the abdominal area. Yet, we can’t seem to stop worrying. Well, our guest today comes to tell us that there is a solution and her plan to Transform Worry into Inner Calm, provided in both of her books, Calm and The Keys, gives us a four-step process to stop worry in its tracks and bring excitement, passion and personal empowerment back into life. Do you worry? This show has your name all over it.

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The Law of Attraction: Is it Really Working?

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!

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Fragments of Your Ancient Name

Those are words taken from a poem by Rainer Maria Rilke, and are the title of Joyce Rupp’s latest book, a book that draws on a rich variety of faith traditions to provide meditations on God’s names for every day of the year. One of the hardest things for us to wrap our minds around seems to be this idea of a God of multiple names—a God who isn’t God, but an unnamable Beingness. It is always so interesting to think that we’ve got God in a box when we encapsulate its character in a connotation that seems to fit us more than anything else. But here Rupp has given us a language for the name itself—if only in tiny fragments—that put us in touch with the deeper aspects of ourselves and that ultimate Beingness. With the open heart of a mystic we come to this show wanting more than that empty box someone else gave us many years ago. Don’t miss this opportunity for deeper enlightenment.