Spotlight: Accessing Our Spiritual Joy Within

How have we substituted therapy for devotion? How are we controlled by fear of humiliation? How can we create conditions of grace in our lives? How may we go from doubt to wonder? The answers to these and many other questions are explored with these visionary wisdom leaders in these four programs specially selected from the New Dimensions program archive. Becoming A Mystic Outside The Monastery with Carolyn Myss Program 3199 MP3 Download Buy here $1.99 Caroline Myss says, “We’ve developed an idea that approaching God could be done any way we want and that it doesn’t require prayer, reflection,
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ENLIVEN YOUR IMAGINATION WITH NEW DIMENSIONS

  Jan Phillips is a former guest on New Dimensions (Program #3419) and is a visionary thought leader, recording artist, author, and dynamic speaker. She’s co-founder and executive director of the Livingkindness Foundation.   “Our real work is to imagine the life we want to be living and draw it toward us. It is not to look behind us to see how they did it before, not to rustle through old texts for solutions, but to re-examine everything we’ve been taught and dismiss whatever divides us from one another.” -excerpted from www.janphillips.com   Jan says it so well, “imagine the
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Healing Through Focused Journaling with Catherine Ann Jones

Jones gives practical advice as to how we can engage in deep inner work through focused journaling. She shares exercises that can act as powerful tools in reframing the pieces of our past and our life stories, so that suffering becomes meaningful and can boost our healing, empowerment, growth, and transformation. She encourages us to find our authentic gifts and to be awake to allies who come in unexpected ways. She says they come in many forms. “It could be an invisible ally, it could be a dream, it could be a book falling off a shelf giving you just what
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A Favorite Quote from a New Dimensions Guest : Brenda Peterson

When such as I cast out remorse So great a sweetness flows into the breast. We must laugh and we must sing, We are blest by everything, Everything we look upon is blest. W.B. Yeats, (1865-1929) Irish poet. Excerpted from the poem Dialogue of Self and Soul “I love the poet W. B. Yates and he existed in a very difficult time for Ireland and we exist in a difficult time now for our country. I love this quote and I say it every day as a form of meditation. It invokes a timelessness and a sense that I am
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Spotlight: Back To Our Roots

In these times, with political rhetoric coming at us from all sides, it is important to take a moment and listen to our wise elders. Bill Mollison shares with us an unforgettable image about the culture of a tree. Wendell Berry is a revered poet, philosopher, and farmer whose wisdom is deeply rooted in soil. Physicist Fritjof Capra is a whole systems thinker who talks of the interconnectedness of all life. And Terry Tempest Williams always lifts our hearts as she encourages us to “Stand our ground for the places we love.” Allow yourself to be inspired by the words
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START SPREADING THE NEWS

One of New Dimensions most avid fans and collector of MP3 downloads has recently asked for permission to send a link of an episode that she thought a friend of hers would like. Here is what she said, “My friend is a fine artist with a large following on Facebook. She just started pursuing photography. I would like to share the link to the show I purchased today about photography. I want to share it on her facebook page as a way of promoting ND. I think she might like to hear it and I can talk about how much
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A Favorite Quote from a New Dimensions Guest : Andrew Forsthoefel

Watching the moon at dawn solitary, mid-sky I knew myself completely no part left out.  Izumi Shikibu, Japanese poet  “I love this poem because it suggests that you can’t know yourself completely until you include all parts. I’m not going to be able to say something like Shikibu said, ‘I know myself completely’, until I’m willing to look at and be in a relationship with the doubt, the despair, the confusion, the hatred, all the sordid guests that come knocking at this guest house as Rumi called it.”   Andrew Forsthoefel, author of Walking to Listen:4,000 Miles Across America One
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Reimagining A Religion That Feeds Your Soul with Thomas Moore, Ph.D.

Church attendance continues to decline as many of us abandon the religious institutions of our youth. However, in today’s culture the search for the sacred has never been more active. Thomas Moore suggests that nature, art, and accessing the wealth of traditional spiritual wisdom can be of enormous help in revivifying our relationship to religion. We need to abandon the dogma and set our compass according to our personal values and philosophy as we search for a religion that feeds our soul. He says, “This is the time to stop looking for an answer outside yourself, looking for an organization that
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SURVIVING AND THRIVING WHEN TIMES ARE TOUGH

We are all dealing with one issue in common – heightened stress and anxiety caused by the uncertainty surrounding the long-term financial, emotional, and personal health impacts of COVID-19. As the time of “sheltering in place” lengthens many of us and our loved ones are feeling acute stress. As a long-time listener to New Dimensions, you know how these deep dialogues offer an antidote to the intensity of this collective moment. Each week we bring wisdom, inspiration, and impactful and practical ideas to move from stress to curiosity to creativity. The broadcasts point the way to the evolutionary leap we
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Editor’s Desk: Descent into the Cave of Regret

  My heart is aching and tears are forming in my eyes as I watch a family joyously having a squirt gun fight in a scene in the TV series Council of Dads. I pause to check in with my body trying to understand what triggered my tears. Was it the mother, the kids, the supportive men, or the absent father that touch something deep within me? Am I still missing Michael? I count on my fingers, tick off the years that feel like yesterday: 2012-one, 2013-two, 2014-three, 2015-four, 2016-five, 2017-six, 2018-seven, 2019-eight, 2020-nine. I ponder: Does the backyard scene
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