Guy Finley says says, “The things that I can discover in myself, that I have the courage to see, become integrated in the moment of their discovery. And it is the integration of this consciousness that we call rebirth; that we call creative life.”
Anat Baniel says, “When the brain gets information it needs it will organize that information . . . [and it] starts forming new connection at a ridiculously fast pace.”
The stories we tell ourselves about who we are, our childhood, our memories of the past, our life in the present, are like clothing we put on. How do we separate ourselves from this narrative and uncover the truth of our lives?
Bodhipaksa helps us find our way through past experiences and habitual reactions to build up a sense of oneness, stillness, and perfectness.
Jacob Needleman says there are two parts of ourselves. One part is connected to our environment, earning a living, having a family, and creating things. There is also another part of ourselves which is connected to the universe.
Wolynn gives several compelling examples of clients who had an aversion but did not have a clue as to its origins. It turned out that it was something that happened in their family that was unknown to them. When uncovering the history of the trauma, healing took place.
Stephen Dinan encourages us to ground ourselves in the deeper values that unite us such as liberty, equality, and justice for all – which are bedrock principles of the United States.
Lisa Tracy says: So many of the objects we save remind us of stories: stories of our childhood, and stories of the history of our families. No wonder it is hard to let them go.
When Matthew McKay’s 23-year-old son Jordan was suddenly shot and killed, for Matthew it was not the end of Jordan’s life. It was the beginning of a quest to penetrate the veil of death through some extraordinary communications.
Leslie Shore shares that listening is a process that requires us to use different parts of our brain, and a process that is very rarely taught in formal education.
Father Francis Tiso travelled to Tibet to gather eye-witness accounts of the dissolution of the body of Kenpo A Chö Rinpoche, who died in 1998.
David Gibson suggests that “…emotions are like water, they’re meant to flow. They’re not meant to stay around, they’re meant to move on through.”
Debra Silverman explains that knowing your elemental make-up will help you follow your natural instincts and rhythms and will reveal to you your soul’s purpose and what you are here to contribute.
Isabel Allende was forced to flee Chile after the 1973 military coup. She now lives in California, writing novels infused with deep knowledge and feeling about the human experience.
Lupa cautions us to understand that totems, whether they be animal, plants, or fungi, are vibrant, intelligent, dynamic beings sharing the world with us as much as anyone else.
Martin Adams says: “As long as it remains an ongoing reality for the majority of human beings to have to pay other human beings for the land that they’re standing on, the economic system will forever cause wealth inequality at a core level.”
Andrew Harvey says: “The world is going through a cataclysmic falling apart. In a time like this if you want to live happily and in joy and with purpose, you really need to find people who will sustain you and encourage you.”
James Baraz says: “Having a real positive vision, and wanting to make a difference out of love, and out of your own celebration of the beauty and miracle of life, is much more magnetizing and effective engagement than coming from a place of fear.”
Colleen Mauro says says we can meditate in an active way, where we’re “actually using the mind to build a bridge of communication. . . that allows us to make contact from the physical to the spiritual.”
Christian de Quincey thinks, rather than saying we create our own reality, it is more accurate to say, “Each of us participates in co-creating a shared reality.” He describes beliefs as “Frozen fragments of consciousness, a snapshot of reality.”
In this rich and insightful conversation, Susan Piver invites you to step into your heartbreak with the courage of a warrior, and to embrace your tenderness and fragility with a calm, steady heart.
Expanding The Image Of The Divine To Include The Feminine with Reverend Jann Aldredge-Clanton, Ph.D.
Jann Aldredge-Clanton doggedly persisted against the tide of the times in order to become a Baptist Minister, allowed to baptize and preach, and perform other ministerial roles.
Robert Lax, explains his biographer Michael N. McGregor, is one of the great experimental poets of the 20th century, a daring and original avant-garde writer who was sought out as a sage and a mentor.
Rather than trying to leap over our dark thoughts, John J. Predergast suggests that they can be pointers and allies in the process of living our lives with fullness.
Rachel Kaplan shares that the Urban Homesteading Movement is a do-it-yourself people’s movement that is happening all around the country, where people with no previous experience of farming are starting to grow their own food.
After suffering a near-fatal heart attack that left don Miguel Ruiz in a coma for nine weeks during which time he traveled in a dream state between life and death, he shares with us his discoveries, which are again steeped in Toltec philosophy and wisdom.
Marie-Rose Phan-Lê has traveled the world seeking healers who have been trained in some of the most ancient healing traditions on the planet. This dialogue covers a few of the highlights of her travels to Hawaii, Nepal, Peru, and other places of healing.
Prayer is not something you do aside from the breathing you do every day, and the decisions you make every day, and the choices you make. That’s prayer.
Giving us numerous insights into the way Suzuki Roshi would teach, here Tim Burkett shares many poignant and revealing memories of being a student of Suzuki Roshi who was one of the most revered and renown Zen teachers in the West.
In the desert of New Mexico Ralph White had his first spiritually transcendent experience. He says, “I felt like my mind expanded in consort with the scope of the landscape: seeing the vast stars above, the silence, and just the scale of the landscape.”
Steve McIntosh addresses such questions as: How do we gain a deeper understanding of such a spiritual experience and why is it important? What does understanding our spiritual experiences have to do with our evolving consciousness?
From the dark terror of his own breakdown, Kirk Schneider has come to live in a state of awe. He explored the roots of his nightmares and anxiety, and the habits that kept him depressed and disengaged, and found that life is something to marvel at.