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Waking Up: Learning What Your Life is Trying to Teach You
56 minutes | Apr 3, 2014
Action: The Eyes Have It!
In this episode, we will be exploring two more action practices: connecting the eyes to the heart and deep listening. These compassionate practices, when introduced into our daily life, can create a positive impact on every person we meet. Many of us hope that the world will change into a kinder, more peaceful and compassionate place. Using these practices we can make a significant contribution to this goal. Remember, we are the one who can change the world and how we greet the world is one of the most effective and direct ways in which we can do this. Guest: David Riklan David Riklan is the president and founder of Self Improvement Online, Inc., the leading provider of self-improvement and personal growth information on the Internet. His company now maintains four websites. His premier Self Improvement website, SelfGrowth.com, gets over 2 Million visitors a month. His company also publishes three email newsletters going out to over 500,000 weekly subscribers on the topics of self-improvement, natural health, personal growth, relationships, home business, sales skills, and brain improvement. David's first book - Self Improvement: The Top 101 Experts Who Help Us Improve Our Lives - has been praised by leading industry experts as the Encyclopedia of Self Improvement. That book's success motivated him to continue publishing books which seek to improve the lives of others.
54 minutes | Mar 27, 2014
Action: Putting It All Together
What if your heart took over the creation of your reality? What would the world be like then? Rumi said, “A prince is just a conceit until he does something with generosity.” So it is with us. We can talk about love, but until we manifest it nothing changes. How can we do this every day? We change our daily actions into consecrated actions. In this episode, we will be reviewing some powerful practices for bringing kindness, love and compassion into our everyday world. These practices are not about gaining merit or approbation. They’re done selflessly and although we are not doing this for a reward, the reward is huge both for ourselves and for those who we shine our light upon.
56 minutes | Mar 20, 2014
On Waking Up, Learning What Your Life Is Trying to Teach You. We have been exploring the first three strategies for waking up and embracing a conscious life: awareness, personal responsibility and inner work. Time for the 4th strategy: Action. John welcomes Tigmonk, a 32-year-old modern day mystic & author of “An Explosion of Love; the Color of All Things Beautiful.” They will talk Action: manifesting a new response and sealing our learning. Tigmonk's gift is in bringing clarity to the human experience through the sharing of profound life insight & wisdom. He is also the founder of the School of Blooming based on the big island of Hawaii; which offers 1 on 1 Coaching & Real-Life Education Classes online and on-the-ground. Tigmonk’s style can be described as Spiritual Entertainment for the sincere seeker of Truth, with a sense of humour that reminds the Self that Life is ultimately about having a Joyful Experience. In the next few episodes John Earle will continue to share actions and practices we can use to create personal change, as well as change in the world around us.
56 minutes | Mar 13, 2014
Who Says So?
There are many paths and systems for doing inner work; for clearly identifying and dealing with our inner demons and for creating changes. We might decide that one great path has everything for us, or we might create an eclectic mix of practices depending on our temperament. On this show we will be discussing discernment. How do we choose the teachers and teachings or find the right path for pursuing our inner work? This can be a confusing process and some guidelines are helpful. No matter what course we choose, it is helpful to ask, “What is it I am really seeking?” We will also be discussing ways to work with our belief system. Margaret J Wheatly says, “So much human behavior is habitual – and behind every habit is a belief – about people, life, the world. We act from the premise that if we can know our beliefs; we can then act with greater consciousness about our behaviors. Examining beliefs can become a compelling process.” In this episode, we will be reviewing an important practice we can use for examining beliefs.
54 minutes | Mar 6, 2014
The World Within You
John O’Donohue says, “A world lives within you. No one else can bring you news of this inner world.” In this episode we begin our exploration of Inner Work, the third strategy in waking up and learning what your life is trying to teach you. We are going to discuss our inner world and talk about ways we can access it and work with it. We will use an old story as our guide. We will discuss the importance of making time for ourselves to do our inner work. Inner work flows from personal responsibility, and now that we have decided to bring personal responsibility into our lives, we need to know how to use inner work transform it into personal and spiritual growth.
55 minutes | Feb 27, 2014
The Ocean We Swim In. Personal Responsibility and Fear
In this episode, we begin with a discussion of the good medicine, humor. A sense of humor is one of the major attributes we can possess or achieve in life. Having a good sense of humor and being a thoughtful person are often companion qualities. But humor can be used in a negative way as well. Keeping our sense of humor in a positive manner is our goal. After we talk about the good medicine, we will look further into personal responsibility and fear. In an earlier episode, we saw how personal responsibility and personal power are interrelated. Now, we will investigate some common beliefs about personal power and discuss how these beliefs differ from true personal power. In this segment we will be learning how to manifest true personal power; personal power that does not use fear as its basis.
56 minutes | Feb 20, 2014
Saying Goodbye to the Judge
Judgment is the greatest cause of trouble, harm and discord in the world, and there is no destructive force as intractable as righteous judgment. Despite its drawbacks, and all the pain, suffering and misunderstanding it causes, our world is completely enchanted by judgment. As we begin to learn what our life is trying to teach us, we also begin to see that, when we take up judgment, we are avoiding personal responsibility and stopping our personal and spiritual progress dead in its tracks. If we are serious about personal responsibility and manifesting personal power, we will need to learn to free ourselves from the sticky web of judgment. Learning how to eliminate our judging nature is wonderfully freeing and a very positive contribution to the world. The space that judgment vacates is the ground for compassion.
57 minutes | Feb 13, 2014
The Voice of Reason
Spirituality is all about moving into the unknown. Joseph Campbell once said that “in our generation, the voice of reason is the guardian at the gate into the unknown.” What does this mean exactly? We will be exploring the spiritual path and why it is the path of the hero. We will explore some of the interesting lessons that we can learn from the hero archetype. What holds us back sometimes? Our guest will be Peter Shepherd. Peter is a Transformational Psychologist -- Supervisor of The Insight Project and the Author of Transforming the Mind and Daring to be Yourself. He is the Founder of Trans4mind.com and the Director of Internet Resources at Trans4mind, Ltd.
53 minutes | Feb 6, 2014
The Gateway to Change: The Foundation of Personal Power
We begin this episode of with a short review of the awareness work we have been doing in the first four episodes. Rumi is going to help us with this task. Episode 5 introduces personal responsibility, the second strategy for learning what our life is trying to teach us. Personal responsibility is picking up the reins, and taking charge of our lives; being the creator of a whole and unique self, our offering to the world. As we practice personal responsibility we also discover how it is the foundation of authentic personal power.
56 minutes | Jan 30, 2014
This week we will be reviewing the four strategies for Waking Up, Awareness, Personal Responsibility, Inner Work, and Action. Our focus will continue on Awareness with our special guest Tim Freke, an internationally respected authority on spirituality. We will discuss the Mystery Experience and discuss Tim’s forward thinking philosophy.
56 minutes | Jan 23, 2014
The Necessity of Risk
When we invoke mercy for ourselves and others, our entire world shifts into a kinder and more compassionate place. This week we will further our explanation and exploration of this powerful and life altering force. Then we will shift our focus onto the necessity of risk in our spiritual voyage. Without risk we will never progress. Trying to avoid risk and experience real growth is like trying to eat your cake and have it too. It can’t be done. But we still try, over and over.
57 minutes | Jan 16, 2014
We may be surprised at what arises when we first embrace and practice awareness. If we have really opened to awareness and trusted the process, then, usually, we will encounter emotions and fears which we have been ignoring, suppressing or denying, perhaps for some time. On this show we will investigate one of the most common suppressed emotions and learn how to turn it into a powerful ally in our quest for personal and spiritual growth.
54 minutes | Jan 9, 2014
What does waking up mean exactly? Who is asleep? And what is” learning what your life is trying to teach you” all about? Why is your life your perfect teacher? On this show we will be exploring title of the program and talking about the spiritual adventure we are about to make into a deeper and more profound experience of life. We will be exploring the concept of consciousness, using inspiration from the 13th century mystic poet, Rumi. We will then outline the four basic strategies for waking up and living consciously. As on every show, a weekly spiritual practice will be offered so that the listener can experience for themselves the power and usefulness of the concepts and ideas being presented.
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