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Mystery is the core of my faith these days. Because no matter how many people prop a pine tree in water and twist twinkle lights through it, no matter how many Playmobile nativity sets are opened and play-acted by little ones, the story of baby Jesus is wild. When we allow ourselves to sit with it, to ask all the questions there are to ask, we are left with a choice—to either believe in just how marvelous it would be if the Creator came to us as a babe, or to embrace a season of gifts and cozy and connections, but write the Jesus part off along with most of our culture. What do we do with a story of God that lies beyond any modern, practical notions of how the world works? Find Brian Doyle's book of essays, One Long River of Song here. This reflection and practice were also published this week in The Slow Way Newsletter. Find a transcript of this episode here. Find Micha's website and sign up for her weekly newsletter here Find Micha on Instagram Find Micha on Threads. Micha's other (award winning!) podcast, The Lucky Few, is all about Down syndrome advocacy. She cohosts it with Heather Avis and Mercedes Lara. Preorder Micha's new book Blessed Are The Rest of Us: How Limits and Longing Make Us Whole at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and available everywhere books are sold.
Reflections from The Risale-Nur a Qur'an commentary by Bediüzzaman Said NursiThe Flashes > Third Flash > First Point A Message of Gratitude, Comfort and Hope to the Community - near and far - who has supported us!Download the Apps for the Collection hereYou can also read along on my YOUTUBE channelI recommend the new book God, Evil and Suffering in Islam by Salih Sayilgan (Cambridge University Press, 2023)For an excellent introduction read Exploring Islam: Theology and Spiritual Practice in America by Salih SayilganThe German version of this podcast is HEREI would be grateful if you make this work more accessible to others by leaving a ***rating or submitting a quick review
Mike and Austin talk about the importance of honest communication, particularly in spiritual work. They also discuss foot reading, spiritual debt and politics in Witchcraft. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/thesaltywitches/message
Mike and Austin talk about the importance of honest communication, particularly in spiritual work. They also discuss foot reading, spiritual debt and politics in Witchcraft. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/thesaltywitches/message
A conversation about our Spiritual Practice for December. Paul Thompson is back on the show to offer wisdom and insight from 64 years of meaningful engagement with Scripture, to help us consider why we should give ourselves more than ever to this practice and to explore practical ways of doing so.
Struggling to find the perfect gift? Wondering how to avoid the trap of giving 'just another thing'? We totally get it. You're looking for something special, a gift that's more than just an object – something that truly shows your love and carries a vibe of wellness and positivity. That's exactly what we're chatting about in this episode!As we dive into the holiday season, it's the perfect time to think about spreading joy and the message of self-care, love, and positivity. It's not just about the gift itself, but the thought and impact behind it. Does the gift enrich their life? Does it bring a smile to their face and warmth to their heart?We're all about giving gifts that mean more. So, today, we're dishing out some ideas on picking gifts with intention, care, and a whole lot of love. It's about making sure your gift resonates with both you and the lucky person receiving it. Let's make gift-giving not just an act, but a meaningful experience!
Today, an Introduction to the Sant Mat Approach to Meditation, the Goals and Methods of Spiritual Practice. (Peace Be To You) Seven Teachings of Sant Mat: 1) God is Real. 2) God is Love, the Ocean of Love and Compassion. 3) All of the world scriptures teach about the same manifestation of God as inner mystical Light and Sound. 4) Our true identity is the soul, the self, and the soul is part of God and, like God, pure love. 5) During this human existence, we have an opportunity to experience God. 6) The Third Eye is the Seat of the Soul, thus there is the need to look within in order to get in touch with our soul and God. As we experience communing with God's love during meditation -- Surat Shabd Yoga -- we can rise above body-consciousness and explore Inner Space, the "Kingdom of the Heavens" that are within us. "We travel back from the Realm of Darkness to the Realm of Light, from the Light to Divine Sound, and from the realm of Sound to the Soundless State [Anami, Radhaswami]." (Swami Sant Sevi Ji Maharaj) The drop merges back into the Ocean of Love. 7) As we get initiated into the Mysteries of the Spirit by a Living Teacher (Master, Sant Satguru), the purpose of our life is fulfilled. Reuniting with God is our reason to be here: "It was for the sake of the God-conscious beings that our True Lord created this earth, and began this play of death and birth." ("Adi Granth") Guru Kabir says: "For millions of years you have slept. This morning, will you not wake?" (Seven Teachings of Sant Mat, from the Sant Mat section of SpiritualAwakeningRadio.com) "By practicing devotion through these four techniques: Manas Japa (Simran, recitation of a divine name or names), Manas Dhyana (Dhyan, focus on the divine form), Dristi Sadhana (Yoga of Inner Light, Inner Seeing, Inner Light Meditation, focus on the Infinitesimal Point), and Nadanusandhana Yoga (Surat Shabd Yoga, concentration on the inner divine Sounds) - the practitioner consecutively transcends the realms of darkness, Light, and Sound which cloak the Supreme Truth - the Divine Reality." (Maharshi Mehi) "Make the mind quiet as only a quiet mind can meditate. Don't understand meditation as a burden, do it lovingly. Don't pay any attention to the outer sounds during the meditation; concentrate at the Eye Center." (Santji, The Ambrosial Hour) "If we set a fixed time for our meditation, and we also set a fixed place for sitting for that meditation, then the mind also gets used to it. If we keep changing the time of our meditation, or keep changing the place of our meditation, then that gives an opportunity for the mind to also create havoc with us. And then the mind also reminds us of so many other things that have to be done. And that way, it keeps disturbing us. So, if it is used to sitting at a fixed time, it realizes that, 'Yes, this is the time for meditation,' and then, it leaves us alone for that time." (Baba Ram Singh) Note: In the Sant tradition, the complete methods and secrets of the full meditation practice are communicated at the time of INITIATION (Diksha) by a living Master (Sant Satguru, Competent, Qualified Teacher) or a representative of a Master. (Jai Guru) In Divine Love (Bhakti), Light, and Sound, At the Feet of the Masters, Radhasoami James Bean Spiritual Awakening Radio Podcasts Sant Mat Satsang Podcasts Sant Mat Radhasoami A Satsang Without Walls https://www.SpiritualAwakeningRadio.com/sant-mat
How do I find more happiness? Happiness is a momentary emotion, as all emotions are, time oriented, even as a mood Tip 1 - Look for happy moments, not a vague ongoing experience Defining – emotion related to joy, gladness, satisfaction, or wellbeing Related to confidence or satisfaction with a moment, a person, a situation Tip 2 – avoid all or nothing thinking Allow and acknowledge several emotions in your system at one time Value all the emotions Tip 3 – We're ok v. Yay! Positive psych and researching the experience of happiness Hedonia and eudaimonia – pleasure v meaning Markers of happiness = relationships, purpose, meaning/gratitude/mindfulness, physical health Tip 4 – Don't force it Tip 5 – Know your values to find your eudaimonia happiness Purpose and pleasure, skill and fulfillment DBT values word list available to subscribers at heidigoehmann.com in December Research: https://positivepsychology.com/predictors-of-happiness/ Waterman, A. S. (2013). Eudaimonia: Contrasting two conceptions of happiness: Hedonia and eudaimonia. In J. J. Froh & A. C. Parks (Eds.), Activities for teaching positive psychology: A guide for instructors (pp. 29–34). American Psychological Association. https://doi.org/10.1037/14042-005 Huta, V., Waterman, A.S. Eudaimonia and Its Distinction from Hedonia: Developing a Classification and Terminology for Understanding Conceptual and Operational Definitions. J Happiness Stud 15, 1425–1456 (2014). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10902-013-9485-0
Welcome to Dive Into Reiki With... an interview series that explores the journeys of high-profile Reiki teachers & practitioners. Hosted by Nathalie Jaspar. You can support the mission of spreading Reiki education through my Patreon for less than the cost of a cup of coffee or for free by rating this podcast on your app!IMPORTANT NOTICE: Dive Into Reiki's mission is to bring information that allows Reiki practitioners from all over the world to deepen their practice. Although this information is shared freely on my platforms, all content is tied to copyrights. Please do not repurpose or translate these interviews without previous authorization. EPISODE 44: ROBERT FUESTONBased in Kentucky, Robert Fueston is a state-licensed and nationally board-certified acupuncturist and Chinese herbalist, Reiki Master, Author, and internationally recognized researcher and teacher of Reiki. He started his training in Usui Shiki Reiki Ryoho in 1996, and his desire to understand the movement of Reiki from Japan to the West set him on a path of researching Hawayo Takata and her role in bringing Reiki from Japan to the U.S. With a Master of Library and Information Science and a post-master's Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study in Library and Information Science, he spent decades studying with and researching the Takata Masters in order to understand the preservation and, at times, alterations of the Reiki system. The results were published in an eye-opening book, "Reiki: Transmission of Light." Additionally, Robert participated as a team member in the organization of the Historical Archives of The Reiki Alliance and as a member of the Hawayo Takata Archive Team. You can contact Robert at teachingreiki.com Get his wonderful book on this link.Nathalie Jaspar, the founder of Dive Into Reiki, is a Reiki master with over a decade of experience. She's a graduate teacher from the International House of Reiki, led by world-renowned Reiki master Frans Stiene. She also trained with the Center for True Health and the International Center for Reiki. To gain an even deeper understanding of Reiki practice, Nathalie went to Japan to practice Zen Buddhism at the Chokai-san International Zendo. She is the author of Reiki as a Spiritual Practice: an Illustrated Guide and the Reiki Healing Handbook (Rockridge Press). Support the show
Hello badass babe! In this episode, we have Jessica Lynne who is a Psychic Medium and podcast host, 'Talk Spirit to Me.' We dive into the key to going into business full-time for yourself, how to shift from fear back into alignment, increasing your visibility and running your spiritual business your own way! See you inside! Jess's IG Book a reading with Jess Dive deeper into my world: Best place to start: Abundance through Alignment Series Unlock THE BADASS BABE COMMUNITY Check out my Signature Abundance DNA Manifestation Method Dive into my FREE Resources Connect wih Kelly on Instagram: @the_badassbabe and @badassbabeoracle www.kellypender.com
Join us for an insightful chat with Dr. Cristina Leira, an extraordinary individual with a profound passion for bridging the gap between science and spirituality. Cristina walks us through the unique characteristics of science, spirituality, and religion, offering a holistic perspective that could enhance your understanding of these distinct yet interconnected fields. We unravel how science provides a methodical, evidence-based approach to knowledge, while spirituality represents an individual's unmeasurable experience of life. We then turn our focus to the crossroads of spiritual practices and mental health, exploring how rituals such as meditation, prayer, and contemplation can help reduce stress and mind wandering, and alter consciousness states. Dr. Leira paints a fascinating picture of how advancements in neuroscience can trace the neurochemical changes linked to these spiritual practices, thus improving mental health outcomes. We also discuss the importance of finding a practice that suits your individual needs and proves helpful during times of distress. We further explore how neuroscience and technology allow us to comprehend the intricate cognitive and emotional processes involved in spiritual experiences. Dr. Leira talks about the effects of these mystical experiences, such as dissolving the illusion of 'self', and the potential drawbacks of attempting to bridge science and spirituality. Listen in as we discuss whether it's possible to measure what we believe and how we can integrate science and spirituality into our lives. This enlightening episode is not to be missed! Listen to this episode to discover: 1. How to cultivate spiritual practices like meditation, prayer and journaling to build resilience and better regulate emotions, especially during times of crisis. 2. How to gain a more holistic understanding by exploring the connections between neuroscience and spiritual experiences. 3. How to integrate science and spirituality in a way that enhances mental and physical well-being, such as reducing stress, increasing compassion, and supporting self-healing. ⠀
This segment is from a service that was streamed on November 26, 2023 and led by Rev. Roger Bertschausen. The theme for November is Generosity. To read about our theme-based ministry, please visit http://www.unitytemple.org/faith-development/soul-connections on our website. To see a video of this complete service, click HERE. For information about how to join our Sunday morning live stream worship service on YouTube and our virtual community hour on Zoom after the live stream, please visit our website at http://www.unitytemple.org. Please note that the service is currently held at 10:00 a.m.
With Thanksgiving behind us and Christmas coming up around the corner, I wanted to share some helpful tips for how we can use spiritual practices to help us through the holidays. Did you know that research has shown that a single act of gratitude can produce an immediate 10% increase in happiness and a 35% decrease in symptoms of depression. Gratitude also increases positive neural pathways and helps to strengthen the immune system! (and that's something I think we can all get behind at this time of year!) But there are other mind-body based practice we can do to help us have the kind of relationships and experiences we want during the holidays. Cultivating spiritual wellness can have a profound impact on our lives. Practices like yoga and mindfulness not only alleviate stress but also contribute to a stronger immune system and overall better health. Scientific evidence suggests that a calm mind can positively impact our body's cellular function and immune response. Visualization is another powerful tool. Many scientific studies indicate that when we vividly imagine a situation, our brain processes it as if it were real. Athletes often use visualization techniques to enhance performance, and this principle applies to achieving success in every area of life whether personally or professionally. Visualizing goals and strategies can stimulate the brain to work towards achieving them in an effortless way! In the fast-paced world, incorporating these practices—meditation for clarity, acknowledging the mind-body connection, leveraging visualization for goal attainment, and harnessing the power of sound vibrations—can lead to enhanced creativity, better decision-making, and a more resilient mindset, fostering success in both professional endeavors and personal fulfillment. If you'd like to explore these practices more deeply and set yourself up for 2024, then be sure to join my…. Reflect & Project Retreat! Save Your Spot - harmonyslater.com/reflect-and-project-retreat FOLLOW HARMONY ON SOCIAL INSTAGRAM I YOUTUBE ** New Facebook Account - /harmonyslatercoaching A big heart of thanks to our friends, family, and students from around the world, who've generously supported this podcast through your comments, sharing, and financial donations. If you've enjoyed today's podcast, please consider supporting our future episodes by making a donation. Every little bit goes a long way and we are immensely grateful for any and all of your support. Make A Donation - harmonyslater.com/donate ❤ Don't forget to subscribe and leave a review! ❤ ★★★★★ Please Give us a 5★ rating! Opening and closing music by Nick Evans from his album “for Morgan.” Listen to the entire album on Spotify Here. Purchase your own copy Here.
Sometimes we're in a period of waiting…. Waiting for our romantic partner Waiting for the right job offer Waiting to start a family Waiting to heal Waiting can be hard. We want to rush through it. The inner work is to stay. In today's meditation, we'll sit in the waiting to find ourselves. Xx Audrey p.s. I hope you can join me in beautiful BALI or Tuscany yoga retreat in 2024. All details at: http://www.audreysuttonmills.com Join me for a virtual event SOUL SPEAK: soulful yoga + meditation + journaling to attune to your heart's deepest desire and let your Soul speak your sankalpa and Dharma SIGN UP for Soul speak virtual workshop January 7th, 2023 @4-6PM pst
Learn the spiritual practice of listening: being fully attentive with the intent of understanding. Listening is a matter of life and death when it comes to relationships. There is no life with God apart from listening. Our current culture is noisy with lots of talking. The practice of listening is a dying art.Here's how you can practice listening: - Ask people how they experience your listening- Think about how you can become a safe personPractice listening so that you can be formed more fully into a person of love.Spiritual formation is the process of how we become more like Jesus.
Ep. 105 (Part 2 of 2) | Shachar Erez, longtime spiritual practitioner and integrally informed therapist in Israel, opens his heart, sharing his pain and overwhelming grief since the outbreak of war with Hamas and revealing another dimension of what's going on than what we see in the news. It is a profound experience listening to a sensitive, compassionate person openly, honestly, courageously sharing what it feels like to be living with his family under threat of extreme violence, struggling to accept humanity as it is, working to help survivors reframe trauma to prevent PTSD, all amidst utter uncertainty as to the future of Israel and its people. Universal questions are raised: How to remain human in wartime? How is an ethical, spiritual, peaceful person to cope? Is there any hope for peace between Palestine and Israel? And, we are all broken—how do we accept the brokenness and continue to function?The sustaining power of an integral-spiritual practice is clear—it is practice (intense workouts and meditation especially) that gets Shachar through and able to muster up the energy to help others, which in turn is so helpful to him. Shachar marvels at how sitting in the therapist's chair allows him to embrace all that he hears—all the realities, all the horrors—when if he heard it on the news, he couldn't take it. As a therapist, Shachar is very much thinking ahead to the near unimaginable challenge of helping all the people who are hurt by this war, in Gaza and in Israel, after the fighting stops. “How do you find a shrink for 12 million people?” he asks, adding, “This should be an awakening all over the Western world—people should not be living in fear like this in 2023.” Recorded November 1, 2023. “People should not be living in fear like this in 2023.”(For Apple Podcast users, click here to view the complete show notes on the episode page.)Topics & Time Stamps – Part 2What is Israel to do in this situation? (02:04)Israel is inevitably dropping to lower developmental stages—to hope there would be no vengeance is naive (03:40)How to understand a level of motivation where you sacrifice your own people? (06:49)There's no more left wing in Israel—what's the future of this place? (07:49)Why Shachar left progressive Berkeley and returned to Israel (10:53)Can peace happen? The Palestinians have been taught to hate, but John reminds us how the U.S. and Germany, the U.S. and Japan, were reconciled very quickly after WWII (13:30)The most important practice now: high intensity workouts (17:45)If numb, do something small to regain functionality and motivation (18:21)Other helpful practices: talking to people, meditation, volunteering & helping others (19:41)In trauma, you always feel like you are alone, but Israelis are good at coming together socially if not politically (21:25)In the midst of trauma and hatred, human kindness is healing (22:43)What can we who are not near the battle do to help? Stay open to the suffering, to the questions, and avoid dogmatic certainty (23:27)What would be the most humane response? Holding compassion but holding strength (26:35)This should be an awakening all over the Western world – there's something that needs to be realigned: people should not be living in fear like this in 2023 (27:31)What is the right response ethically, practically?...
In this episode of the Soul Care for Therapists podcast, Dawn Gabriel welcomes Gordon Brewer, MEd, LMFT, to discuss the topic of hiking as a spiritual practice. As they delve into the profound connection between nature and spirituality, they explore the transformative power of hiking and the ways it can enhance one's spiritual journey. Gordon Brewer's Background Gordon Brewer, the host of "The Practice of Therapy" podcast and the founder of Kingsport Counseling Associates, shares his extensive experience in the world of therapy and private practice. He discusses his passion for podcasting, as well as his love for the Appalachian Mountains, where he often embarks on hiking adventures that provide him with solace and inspiration. The Connection Between Spirituality and Hiking Gordon explains that his daily practice involves spending time on the “Green Belt”, a picturesque trail system near his home. While this may not be classified as rigorous hiking, it serves as an opportunity for reflection, meditation, and prayer. Gordon Brewer: "Being in nature gives us a whole new reference point to bring some peace, bring some comfort, and to feel connected."The natural surroundings and the act of being in nature positively influence his spiritual well-being, offering a sense of cleansing and meaning. Gordon also highlights the intriguing concept of mystery that comes with hiking, as each bend in the trail presents an element of anticipation and discovery. Benefits of Hiking as a Spiritual Practice Dawn and Gordon delve into the myriad of benefits that hiking as a spiritual practice can bring. They emphasize how hiking, whether done alone or in the company of others, creates a space for deep connections, transformative conversations, and a profound sense of accomplishment. The physical exertion involved in hiking also serves as a natural intervention for depression, as it helps reorient the mind and stimulates different thought processes. Dawn Gabriel: "It's like connecting to something bigger than yourself, this felt sense of community in a spiritual way." Additionally, the practice of focusing on one's surroundings and engaging all the senses cultivates mindfulness and fosters a greater appreciation for the beauty and interconnectedness of the natural world. Tips for Implementing a Spiritual Practice of Hiking Gordon Brewer: "Spirituality is paying attention to the stuff we don't normally notice, connecting to the greater than in some way." To incorporate hiking as a spiritual practice, Gordon suggests integrating various elements that align with one's faith or personal beliefs. For example, listening to spiritually enriching podcasts or instrumental music while hiking can offer a meditative experience. Gordon also mentions the importance of grounding exercises, such as paying attention to breathing, muscle tension, and the sensory experiences of temperature, smells, and visual details. The act of being intentional about noticing and appreciating these aspects of nature allows for a deeper connection with the divine and a broader sense of spiritual presence. Conclusion As the conversation draws to a close, Dawn and Gordon express their shared belief in the healing power of nature and the need to move beyond the confines of technology and work-centric routines. They encourage listeners to embrace the practice of hiking as a spiritual journey, allowing it to bring about a shift in perspective and an opportunity for personal growth. By opening oneself to the mysteries of nature, exploring the present moment, and engaging in spiritual practices such as reflection, meditation, and prayer, hikers can discover a meaningful connection with both themselves and the greater spiritual realm. Links and Resources The Practice of Therapy Podcast Psychraft Network Home Page - Check out the other podcasts on the network Kindness and Compassion Podcast Gordon on Social Media @tpotpodcast @kindnessandcompassionpodcast Sacred Space Community Groups - with Dawn Soul Care Retreats: Exclusively for therapists who want to recharge in a deep and fulfilling way. You will engage in your own spiritual journey, find some release from the work you do, as well as connect with other therapists all while enjoying the beauty of Colorado at a secluded and peaceful retreat center. Limited to 6-8 therapists. Podcast Production and Show Notes by James Marland
In this heartwarming exploration, we'll unravel the power of forgiveness through the gentle practice of Metta Meditation. Imagine it as a warm, soothing embrace for your spirit, allowing you to release old wounds and open your heart to a world filled with love and compassion.This process of healing the heart chakra and allowing the heart to unfold - to yourself, your loved ones, and to those that have harmed you - can help you deeply release the pain of the past.So, whether you're a seasoned meditator or new to this beautiful practice, join us in this episode to explore the profound and nurturing world of Metta Meditation. It's time to stop hoping for forgiveness to come, and allow it to emerge with the power of your heart.**PLUS check out our Free Podcast Bonus Below - the Spiritual Habit Tracker hereListen to some Metta Meditations to give it a try hereAbout Christina Wooten, Sedona Medium:Want to take more aligned action in your life? Want to understand the energies at play each month, so you can flow with Divine Timing? Join the Inner Circle to get access to Monthly Readings with Christina and the Energetic Calendar!Christina Wooten helps you access the wisdom and support of the Spirit World to elevate your life.She is a Certified Psychic Medium and Reiki Master Teacher. Christina is the owner of Sedona Medium and co-host of Modern Life and Spirit podcast.She offers Psychic Medium Readings, Soul Readings, Past Life Regressions, and teaches how you can start communicating and receiving messages from your Spirit Guides - through her program.Learn more about her offerings hereRobert Wooten is a Certified Reiki Master Teacher who loves to help others to increase their life force energy and heal mind/body/Spirit.Sessions are performed remotely thru Zoom or by phone call, and energetic information received during your session can be recorded and shared, to assist you on your healing journey.Learn more about how Robert can help you here
This talk explores to transformative power of generosity. You'll learn how giving as a spiritual practice reveals what is between you and a truly generous heart, how generosity requires you learn how to fully receive … and the Buddha's teachings on how fundamental generosity is to the experience of liberation.
Fr. Nathan discusses the spiritual practices that arise from the story of Bea, The Big Band Singer. Told in greater detail in “Afterlife, Interrupted: Helping Souls Cross Over Book 2.”Suicide prevention: Call 988 or visit: https://988lifeline.org/Show notes:-Screwtape Letter by C.S. Lewis-Byron Katie 4 questions (Ep. 052)-Ego deals in accusations-Desiderata by Max EhrmannConnect with Father Nathan Castle, O.P.http://www.nathan-castle.comFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/fathernathancastleInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/father_nathan_castle/?hl=enYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/FatherNathanGCastleOPListen to the podcast:Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/3ssA9b5Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5idXp6c3Byb3V0LmNvbS8xODkwNTE1LnJzcwPurchase books on Amazon:https://tinyurl.com/34bhp2t4 Donate:https://nathan-castle.com/donate/ My Dominican brothers and I live a vow of poverty. That means we hold our goods in common. If you enjoy this podcast and feel called to donate please do. 501©3 of the Western Dominican Province. #fathernathancastle, #nathancastle, #thejoyfulfriar, #afterlifeinterrupted, #Interrupteddeathexperience #consciousness #lifeafterdeath, #lifeafterloss #spirituality #awakeni...
What a delight it is to have James Crews joining me for a conversation about the book, The Wonder of Small Things: Poems of Peace & Renewal, which he edited. James is the author of the essay collection, Kindness Will Save the World, and editor of several bestselling poetry anthologies, including The Wonder of Small Things, Healing the Divide, The Path to Kindness, and How to Love the World. He has been featured on NPR's Morning Edition, and in People Magazine, The Boston Globe, The New York Times Magazine, The Sun Magazine, and The Washington Post. He is the author of four prize-winning books of poetry, and his poems have appeared in Ploughshares, The New Republic, and other journals. As you will no doubt hear, James is a gentle soul whose conversation about poetry, spirituality, and life is healing … His words and the tender way he speaks them is a balm for our painful and anxious times. Among other things, we talked about: How we turn to poetry during difficult times like these precisely because as James expresses it, "poems are such small but spacious containers that hold so much with just a few powerful sensory details" …. And, he says, "Poetry heals because it is so embodied." Poetry as spiritual practice. How poets do what they do with language. How poetry helps us transcend dualistic thinking. How poetry creates connection and compassion. Take some time to ease into this episode. I promise you will be soothed and come away craving more poetry in your life, even if you never appreciated it before. Buy the book (Amazon affiliate link): The Wonder of Small Things book Learn more about James Crews, course offerings, and subscribe to weekly email: https://www.jamescrews.net/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/james.crews.poet Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/crewspoet Become a patron to support this podcast and get special member benefits, including a membership community and virtual sangha:https://www.patreon.com/EverydayBuddhism If this podcast has helped you understand Buddhism or help in your everyday life, consider making a one-time donation here: https://donorbox.org/podcast-donations Support the podcast through the affiliate link to buy the book, Everyday Buddhism: Real-Life Buddhist Teachings & Practices for Real Change: Buy the book, Everyday Buddhism
Brigitte explores the idea of cooking as a form of spiritual nourishment and shares her current five rituals for a deeper and more meaningful cooking experience. These include expressing gratitude before cooking, deeply understanding the origins of ingredients, staying fully present during the cooking process, cooking with a community, and sharing the food with love. Brigitte also shares how these practices help her manage stress and appreciate the process of meal preparation. If you'd like to join Brigitte and her group every other Sunday in the kitchen, email her to introduce yourself at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also download useful templates and meal plan samples here: https://veganfamilykitchen.com/templates-and-printables/ 00:02 Introduction to Spiritual Cooking 01:07 The Power of Gratitude in Cooking 02:41 Understanding the Origins of Our Ingredients 04:38 The Importance of Being Present While Cooking 06:38 Cooking as a Community Activity 08:20 Sharing the Food We Cook 09:58 Invitation to Join the Cooking Club
This is a special Thanksgiving episode that we are rebroadcast just in time for the holiday! Listen in as Pastor Nate shares some thoughts on the importance of gratitude and some Bible verses that call us to be thankful. Stay tuned until the end to hear from various Bethany staff members on what they are grateful for this year.
This Thanksgiving, can we think about the concept of gratitude beyond lists or feelings? Let's consider gratitude as a practice that begins in our own bodies, in our choice to stop, our choice to quiet our minds. When we learn to stop and get quiet so we can really look, our graittude becomes more than a feeling. It becomes something we carry into our ordinary lives. Find the Ted Talk from Benedictine monk David Stendl-Rast here. Find the video A Grateful Day with Brother David Steindl-Rast here. This reflection and practice were also published this week in The Slow Way Newsletter. Find a transcript of this episode here. Find Micha's website and sign up for her weekly newsletter here Find Micha on Instagram Find Micha on Threads. Micha's other (award winning!) podcast, The Lucky Few, is all about Down syndrome advocacy. She cohosts it with Heather Avis and Mercedes Lara. Preorder my new book Blessed Are The Rest of Us: How Limits and Longing Make Us Whole at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and available everywhere books are sold.
Ready to Supercharge your Life FULL of Passion and Purpose? Book a FREE Mentoring Call with Amrit here: https://calendly.com/inspiredevolution/discovery/TUNE IN00:00 - Episode trailer02:18 - Anthony had two mums?08:05 - Feeling unwanted as a child09:37 - Personal identity14:19 - What is dark work?17:45 - Building resilience23:41 - Step 1: shift your identity and get unstuck32:49 - Give yourself permission37:21 - Steps 2 and 344:27 - Authenticity and acting on something that matters to you48:09 - Why do you have an aversion to your own success?55:36 - Do what's right even though it doesn't feel good59:07 - Connect with Anthony Trucks1:02:12 - After the showLISTEN & SUBSCRIBE TO THE PODCASTSpotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/2HJCflVnHRDmvNtI8r2a65?si=692723d115ce4ef2/Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/inspired-evolution/id1272090974/CONNECT WITH ANTHONY TRUCKSWebsite: https://www.anthonytrucks.com/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@AnthonyTrucks/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/anthonytrucks/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AnthonyTrucks/JOIN THE INSPIRED EVOLUTION COMMUNITYWebsite: https://www.inspiredevolution.com/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@inspiredevolution/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/inspired_evolution/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/inspiredevolution/TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/inspired_evolution/Some of the links in this description are affiliate links. If you make a purchase through these links, I may earn a small commission at no extra cost to you. Your support helps sustain the content on this channel
This week, we share a “Space for God: Beauty” offered by Rick Mastroianni (Coracle Spiritual Director) back in 2021. Rick guides us through three poems as prompts for prayer and connection with God. We pray these terrific works of poetry from King David, Gerard Manley Hopkins, and Malcolm Guite will bless you and draw you nearer to the loving heart of God around and in us!View Our Complete Archive of “Space for God” Prayer PracticesLearn More About Spiritual Direction through Coracleinthecoracle.org | @inthecoracleSupport the show
The holidays are HERE and we can easily get triggered by relatives who say things that make us feel uncomfortable, activate past conditioning and old beliefs, or people who make us feel guilty for not doing what they want or being who they want you to be. Let go of any expectations, control and any judgment with this 1 affirmation in today's episode. Affirming: “I am helpless over other people's emotions and actions” frees you from the story of your Itty-Bitty-Shitty-Committee to return to your inner peace. Listen to today's meditation to help you let go of a triggering situation to find your freedom. Please let me know if you like this affirmation and how it's helping you in letting go of triggered emotions and be free. Xx Audrey p.s. join me in beautiful BALI or Tuscany yoga retreat in 2024. All details at: http://www.audreysuttonmills.com Join me for a virtual event SOUL SPEAK: soulful yoga + meditation + journaling to attune to your heart's deepest desire and let your Soul speak your sankalpa and Dharma SIGN UP for Soul speak virtual workshop January 7th, 2023 @4-6PM pst https://www.eventbrite.com/e/satya-soul-speak-yoga-intention-setting-event-tickets-758008031427?aff=oddtdtcreator
Lots of things happen in life and, over time, they tend to pile up. We end up feeling sad, stressed, defeated, and deprived. Why does life have to be like this? This week we'll study a Gospel passage that teaches us what to do when we feel that way. It's a passage that reminds us of the single most powerful spiritual practice ever. Do you know what it is? This is Part 3 of our sermon series called “How to Keep Your Sanity in a Mad, Mad World.”
Ep. 104 (Part 1 of 2) | Shachar Erez, longtime spiritual practitioner and integrally informed therapist in Israel, opens his heart, sharing his pain and overwhelming grief since the outbreak of war with Hamas and revealing another dimension of what's going on than what we see in the news. It is a profound experience listening to a sensitive, compassionate person openly, honestly, courageously sharing what it feels like to be living with his family under threat of extreme violence, struggling to accept humanity as it is, working to help survivors reframe trauma to prevent PTSD, all amidst utter uncertainty as to the future of Israel and its people. Universal questions are raised: How to remain human in wartime? How is an ethical, spiritual, peaceful person to cope? Is there any hope for peace between Palestine and Israel? And, we are all broken—how do we accept the brokenness and continue to function?The sustaining power of an integral-spiritual practice is clear—it is practice (intense workouts and meditation especially) that gets Shachar through and able to muster up the energy to help others, which in turn is so helpful to him. Shachar marvels at how sitting in the therapist's chair allows him to embrace all that he hears—all the realities, all the horrors—when if he heard it on the news, he couldn't take it. As a therapist, Shachar is very much thinking ahead to the near unimaginable challenge of helping all the people who are hurt by this war, in Gaza and in Israel, after the fighting stops. “How do you find a shrink for 12 million people?” he asks, adding, “This should be an awakening all over the Western world—people should not be living in fear like this in 2023.” Recorded November 1, 2023. “I feel I've been practicing my whole life for this moment.”(For Apple Podcast users, click here to view the complete show notes on the episode page.)Topics & Time Stamps – Part 1Introducing Shachar Erez, integrally informed Israeli therapist specializing in helping couples fall back in love (01:16)Roger's hope that this podcast can in some way help allay the extreme partisanship and anti-Semitism arising as a result of Israel's war with Hamas (04:07)Describing murder, kidnapping, funerals brings Shachar to tears (05:22)John's early experiences gaining an understanding of Israel and the Jewish people (06:10)How can a man with spiritual values like Shachar get through this time of war and acute stress? (09:23)The first week just doing small things to keep functioning, then being there for others, working out, doing Integral practices, is what's getting Shachar through at this point (11:50)The blessing is a knowing at a deep level that everything is “okay” despite the horror and the brokenness (12:52)Struggling to find the “other” inside himself, in this case the ability to commit horrific acts, as part of his spiritual practice (13:29)The Nova music festival massacre, and working to prevent PTSD later by remembering, telling the story, and reframing terror into resourcefulness (14:16)A therapist's ability to contain the realities they hear, and the idea of being a sin-eater, eating people's pain (17:21)Telling the story, as an Israeli to Americans, Shachar's heart is torn open—he is usually more of a “tough guy” (18:53)We are all broken: how do we accept the brokenness and continue to function? (20:49)Shachar feels he's been...
Reflections from The Risale-Nur a Qur'an commentary by Bediüzzaman Said NursiThe Flashes > The Thirtieth Flash > Second Point (The Name of All-Just)Download the Apps for the Collection hereYou can also read along on my YOUTUBE channelI recommend the new book God, Evil and Suffering in Islam by Salih Sayilgan (Cambridge University Press, 2023)For an excellent introduction read Exploring Islam: Theology and Spiritual Practice in America by Salih SayilganThe German version of this podcast is HEREI would be grateful if you make this work more accessible to others by leaving a ***rating or submitting a quick review
Firmly Establish your Spiritual Practice & stop hitting the Spiritual Snooze ButtonEver find yourself saying, "I'll start meditating tomorrow," but tomorrow turns into next week, and suddenly you're in a time loop?
Prartho Sereno has made her home in a bamboo hut in India, a 150-year-old farmhouse in Maine, a spiritual community in Oregon, and for the past 23 years, a funky upstairs duplex north of the Golden Gate Bridge. Along with painting & poetry Prartho has dabbled in such art forms as taxi driver, family therapist, phys ed instructor at Cornell University, housecleaner, single parent, head cook, amateur singer/song-writer, illustrator, and palm-reading psychic in various Catskill resorts. Author of the award-winning collections Indian Rope Trick, Elephant Raga, and Call from Paris, and author/illustrator of the IPPY-winning gift book, Causing a Stir: The Secret Lives and Loves of Kitchen Utensils, Prartho's other published works include a poetry chapbook, Garden Sutra, a song/music/poetry CD, Salt, and a book of essays, Everyday Miracles: An A to Z Guide to the Simple Wonders of Life. Her most recent is Starfall in the Temple, just released by Blue Light Press. She is founder of the ongoing poetry writing series: The Poetic Pilgrimage: Poem-Making as Spiritual Practice, now online. Find more on Prartho here: https://www.prarthosereno.com/ Review the Rattlecast on iTunes! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/rattle-poetry/id1477377214 As always, we'll also include live open lines for responses to our weekly prompt or any other poems you'd like to share. A Zoom link will be provided in the chat window during the show before that segment begins. For links to all the past episodes, visit: https://www.rattle.com/rattlecast/ This Week's Prompt: Write a sonnet with the title “The End of _____ Is Not _____” after Jamaica Baldwin's American sonnet, “The End of Sorrow Is Not Happiness.” Next Week's Prompt: Write a “how-to” poem about something you don't know how to do. The Rattlecast livestreams on YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter, then becomes an audio podcast. Find it on iTunes, Spotify, or anywhere else you get your podcasts.
We who believe in the one Breath can either spend our lives demanding it show up where we'd like for it to show up, or we can stand in the open air and let it blow when it pleases. Find Brian Doyle's One Long River of Song here. Find my previous Slow Way Letter inspired by Doyle's book of essays. Find more information on PROMPT speech therapy here. This reflection and practice were also published this week in The Slow Way Newsletter. Find a transcript of this episode here. Find Micha's website and sign up for her weekly newsletter here Find Micha on Instagram Find Micha on Threads. Micha's other (award winning!) podcast, The Lucky Few, is all about Down syndrome advocacy. She cohosts it with Heather Avis and Mercedes Lara. Preorder my new book Blessed Are The Rest of Us: How Limits and Longing Make Us Whole at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and available everywhere books are sold.
Lindsey is joined by returning guest Kat HoSoo Lee to explore authenticity as a pathway to having our needs met. This conversation was sparked by the requests from Lindsey's and Kat's Instagram audiences of, "How do you show up authentically online??" Many of us have lost touch with our Authentic selves in pursuit of attachment, influenced by childhood experiences and cultural expectations. In this episode, Lindsey and Kat share insights on balancing needs in relationships and explain how authenticity can help us meet our needs while maintaining connection. They share personal anecdotes to illustrate their personal journeys of self-discovery. Lindsey and Kat uncover how reclaiming authenticity and sovereignty, exploring and actualizing our desires, and giving ourselves permission to follow our passions can empower us on this journey. They discuss the power of reclaiming their own given names and discuss this reclamation as a potent tool for self-identification and fulfilling one's purpose in this lifetime. As coaches with online presences, Lindsey and Kat discuss the importance of cultivating reciprocity online and overcoming the fear of visibility and accompanying judgment. As they challenge the archetype of The Good Girl, they demonstrate the transformative power of authenticity to inspire you on your own journey of reclamation, self-discovery, resilience, self-love, and self-trust. More Episodes with Kat... Episode 102: Business as a Spiritual Practice, Ethical Marketing, & Developing a Reciprocal Relationship with Your Biz Episode 68: Dao Deconstructing Identity, & Sovereignty Rooted Business Podcast: PERFECTIONISM — From Rigidity to Malleability Rooted Business Podcast: PEOPLE-PLEASING — Integrating the Self-Abandonment Wound Rooted Business Podcast: Reciprocal Relationships, Personal Responsibility, & Nervous System Regulation Links: The Myth of Normal by Gabor Mate with Daniel Mate Lindsey takes empowering, sexy dance lessons with LuxATL
Join us for the first half of a special two-part podcast featuring Kazim Ali, who recently visited us in Philadelphia to read from his new book Sukun: New and Selected Poems (https://bookshop.org/p/books/sukun-new-and-selected-poems-kazim-ali/19644670?ean=9780819500700) (Wesleyan University Press, 2023). KAZIM ALI was born in the United Kingdom and has lived transnationally in the United States, Canada, India, France, and the Middle East. His books encompass multiple genres, including the volumes of poetry Inquisition, Sky Ward, winner of the Ohioana Book Award in Poetry; The Far Mosque, winner of Alice James Books' New England/New York Award; The Fortieth Day; All One's Blue; and the cross-genre texts Bright Felon and Wind Instrument. His novels include the recently published The Secret Room: A String Quartet and among his books of essays are the hybrid memoir Silver Road: Essays, Maps & Calligraphies and Fasting for Ramadan: Notes from a Spiritual Practice. He is also an accomplished translator (of Marguerite Duras, Sohrab Sepehri, Ananda Devi, Mahmoud Chokrollahi and others) and an editor of several anthologies and books of criticism. After a career in public policy and organizing, Ali taught at various colleges and universities, including Oberlin College, Davidson College, St. Mary's College of California, and Naropa University. He is currently a Professor of Literature at the University of California, San Diego. His newest books are a volume of three long poems entitled The Voice of Sheila Chandra and a memoir of his Canadian childhood, Northern Light.
Welcome listeners. This is episode 2 of season 4 and I'm really glad you're here.You may notice that the podcast format has changed for this season as I'm sharing my story of buying a historic and haunted home in Lambertville NJ on the day of Covid lockdown. I tell this story as a means to inspire us all how to face and embrace the darkness within, how to sit in discomfort and to heal the ghosts of our past. Weaved throughout this season we will also discover the various ways spirit talks to us, and we'll talk to experts in the field of metaphysics, mediumship and other spiritual teachings. This episode I introduce you to the specifics of the house and the stories that began shortly after I moved in. Some that seem benign - huge spiders, bats in the bedroom, stolen items..but combined with the rest of the story, I believe you'll start to see the energy that is becoming palpable at the house. The found objects I either still have or have pictures of, and the dreams - the male energy present who violated me many times over - has become one of the main characters in my one-woman show and the screenplay. I hope you enjoy this storytelling, and I'd love to hear feedback. Oh, and please share it with your friends! Thanks for listening! Follow leah on IG, FB & TK @leahthemodernsage for more!
Eric Kupers is the co-director of Dandelion Dancetheater and an Associate Professor of Dance at Cal State University East Bay. As an instructor of inclusive performance, he experiments vigorously all year-round with any kind of performances -- from dance, music, theater, spiritual practice, and social activism -- for people with and without disabilities and of diverse body identities and artistic backgrounds. He has struggled with OCD since he was a child but had only found out about CBT and ERP in his early 30's. His struggles lead him to sharing his story and wanting to help those who suffered the same and had no direction in their healing. His art is a testament to his advocacy of not letting anyone who suffers their silent battles feel alone, which is why the radical inclusion of all kinds of people is the basis of his curriculum. In this episode we talk about: ◾️ Eric's personal background with his mental health ◾️ Spirituality and applying it to managing mental health ◾️ CBT, ERP, and performance and art in Eric's struggle with OCD Find Eric here: dandeliondancetheater.org email@example.com Find Zach here : zachwesterbeck.com @zach_westerbeck This podcast is made possible by NOCD. NOCD offers effective, affordable, and convenient OCD therapy. NOCD therapists are trained in Exposure Response Prevention, or ERP, therapy, the gold standard treatment for OCD. With NOCD, you can do virtual, live face-to-face video sessions with one of their licensed, specialty-trained therapists, and they accept most major insurance plans. If your insurance isn't covered, mention discount code ZACH100 for a special $100 rate for the next two months. To find out more about NOCD, visit zachwesterbeck.com/virtual-ocd-therapy/ to book a free 15-minute call.
Ew, perfectionism... *gag*It's time to explore the hidden toxicity of perfectionism that is masquerading itself as the quest for excellence. Consider how to see yourself with more compassion and give yourself the gift of grace, even if you don't know another way of being.Stop performing to earn love and respect and find a deeper fulfillment beyond your latest project.About Christina Wooten, Sedona Medium:Want to take more aligned action in your life? Want to understand the energies at play each month, so you can flow with Divine Timing? Join the Inner Circle to get access to Monthly Readings with Christina and the Energetic Calendar!Christina Wooten helps you access the wisdom and support of the Spirit World to elevate your life.She is a Certified Psychic Medium and Reiki Master Teacher. Christina is the owner of Sedona Medium and co-host of Modern Life and Spirit podcast.She offers Psychic Medium Readings, Soul Readings, Past Life Regressions, and teaches how you can start communicating and receiving messages from your Spirit Guides - through her program.Learn more about her offerings hereRobert Wooten is a Certified Reiki Master Teacher who loves to help others to increase their life force energy and heal mind/body/Spirit.Sessions are performed remotely thru Zoom or by phone call, and energetic information received during your session can be recorded and shared, to assist you on your healing journey.Learn more about how Robert can help you here
This week's show is with Jessica Howard, an author and a mentor who has been a practicing witch for over 20 years. She has dabbled in a wide array of magick, including Ceremonial Magick, Chaos Magick, Heathenry, as well as less witchcraft based spiritual practices like Buddhism and Taoism. She is the author of 'The Art of Lithomancy' and 'The Water Witch: An Introduction To Water Water Witchcraft', and she has a passion for all things spiritual. Jessica currently mentors as a part of an online group, specifically in Energy Work, Kitchen Witchcraft, Guided Meditation and Visualisation and Lithomancy. In this conversation, Jessica and Lian explored the fascinating topic of divination, and specifically through the lens of healers and guides using divination as part of our work when serving our clients. I'd love to know what YOU think about this week's show. Let's carry on the conversation… please leave a comment below. What you'll learn from this episode: As change workers, there's a powerful distinction to relate to divination as a way to awareness of what's at play now, rather than as fortune-telling, for both ourselves and also in our work with others What are we connecting with: specific spirits, our own subconscious, or Spirit/God as a whole? Or maybe all three. Wild nature is perhaps our oldest and most innate form of divination and is something that holds deep potential for understanding ourselves in the family of things Resources and stuff that we spoke about: Jessica's Website: www.thecottagemystic.com Instagram: @thecottagemysticwitch Jessica's Author Page: https://www.collectiveinkbooks.com/moon-books/authors/jessica-howard Thank you for listening! There's a fresh episode each week, if you subscribe then you'll get each new episode delivered to your phone every week automagically (that way you'll never miss an episode): Subscribe on Apple Subscribe on Android Thank you! Lian and Jonathan
We rarely get to finish, do we? Seventy percent. Good enough? Love and apologies and trying again. Hoping for grace to soften the edges of the thirty percent. What else can we do? Find Maggie Smith's You Could Make This Place Beautiful here. This reflection and practice were also published this week in The Slow Way Newsletter. Find a transcript of this episode here. Find Micha's website and sign up for her weekly newsletter here Find Micha on Instagram Find Micha on Threads. Micha's other (award winning!) podcast, The Lucky Few, is all about Down syndrome advocacy. She cohosts it with Heather Avis and Mercedes Lara. Preorder my new book Blessed Are The Rest of Us: How Limits and Longing Make Us Whole at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and available everywhere books are sold.
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Philip Goldberg has been studying the world's spiritual traditions for more than 50 years as a practitioner, teacher, and author. An ordained Interfaith Minister, spiritual counselor, and public speaker, he has presented at major venues throughout the U.S. and has been featured in numerous publications. He has authored or co-authored more than 25 books,and his latest offering is Spiritual Practice for Crazy Times: Powerful Tools to Cultivate Clarity, Calm and Courage. Phil has taught courses on various online platforms, hosts the Spirit Matters podcast, and serves on the board of the Association for Spiritual Integrity. Recognizing the prevalence of scandals and confusion surrounding spiritual teachers, the founders of the Association for Spiritual Integrity (ASI) seek to establish standards of practice and honor codes for ethical behavior within the spiritual community. This was a fascinating discussion. Learn more about Steven Hassan and Freedom of Mind Resource Center. Visit freedomofmind.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Reflections from The Risale-Nur a Qur'an commentary by Bediüzzaman Said NursiThe Staff of Moses > Fourth ProofDownload the Apps for the Collection hereYou can also read along on my YOUTUBE channelI recommend the new book God, Evil and Suffering in Islam by Salih Sayilgan (Cambridge University Press, 2023)For an excellent introduction read Exploring Islam: Theology and Spiritual Practice in America by Salih SayilganThe German version of this podcast is HEREI would be grateful if you make this work more accessible to others by leaving a ***rating or submitting a quick review
But sometimes prayer is the act of moving things around, recognizing what in our lives needs removing, and what in our lives needs transforming. The intricate system of our inner soil can be rich, or it can be lacking. And it can survive on its own for a while. But eventually, if we neglect it, the weeds spring up, the soil loses nutrients. Our lifeforce slumps. Padraig O'Tuama's new book of prayers, Being Here, is available for preorder. It will release in January. This reflection and practice were also published this week in The Slow Way Newsletter. Find a transcript of this episode here. Find Micha's website and sign up for her weekly newsletter here Find Micha on Instagram Find Micha on Threads. Micha's other (award winning!) podcast, The Lucky Few, is all about Down syndrome advocacy. She cohosts it with Heather Avis and Mercedes Lara. Preorder my new book Blessed Are The Rest of Us: How Limits and Longing Make Us Whole at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and available everywhere books are sold.
Radiance isn't just a state of mind; it's an embodiment of the spirit, a reflection of the divine spark within us all. Welcome to a conversation that promises to illuminate the creation of a practice rooted in feminine energy, beauty, pleasure, ease and creativity. This is your invitation to create a serene space for relaxation, pleasure, and creativity and to reveal your most luminous light. Uncover the divine within yourself, and witness your spiritual practice flourish. Let's embark on this illuminating journey together.Book A Radiance Renewal Session : Illuminate the blocks to your full radiance, discover how to melt tension in your mind and body, and reveal the invigorated, enlivened, luminous light within. Book one of these transformative, 40-minute private coaching sessions with award winning embodiment coach & host of Come To Your Senses, Mary Lofgren, today.
Do you ever find yourself feeling lost, disconnected, or constantly caring for others but neglecting yourself? If so, you might be facing a deeper issue that resonates within your bones. According to Kathi Pickett, today's guest, our bones are not just physical structures. They represent our spirit. And when we're disconnected from our spirit, our bones lack the vitality they need. Kathi Pickett is an author, speaker, Certified Healing Touch Practitioner, registered nurse, mentor, and extraordinary energy healer. Her transformative work as an energy healer practitioner and lecturer has touched the lives of many, including myself. In fact, I've had personal sessions with her, and her talent is nothing short of incredible. In this episode, Kathi sheds light on the profound connection between our spirit and bone health. If you start plugging into your spirit and incorporating simple yet powerful energy practices into your daily life, you can initiate a significant transformation. By the end of our conversation, you'll have a newfound understanding of the integral connection between your spirit and the health of your bones. Ready to reconnect with your soul and transform your life? Let's dive in! “The bones are the most dense part of this physical body that holds our spirit in Earth for this experience. And the bones hold the connection to our spirit. Lifeforce runs through the bones. The blood forms in the bones. The bones hold.” - Kathi Pickett In this episode: - The connection between the spiritual journey and the bones - How are the bones linked with your life purpose? - A meditation to ignite the light within and energize your bones - The right way to practice grounding Resources mentioned - Improve Your Bone Health Naturally Free Mini-Course - Kathi's class on Energy Techniques for Better Bones - Book “On Becoming You: You Are a Powerful Being of Light, All is Within You” by Kathi Pickett Connect with Kathi Pickett - Website - Heart Tree Institute More about Margie - Website - Facebook - Instagram DISCLAIMER – The information presented on this podcast should not be construed as medical advice. It is not intended to replace consultation with your physician or healthcare provider. The ideas shared on this podcast are the expressed opinions of the guests and do not always reflect those of Margie Bissinger and Happy Bones, Happy Life Podcast.