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41 minutes | Jan 14, 2022
Quantum Physics, Spirituality and psychic phenomena | Interview with Dr. Dean Radin
In this Podcast Episode, I interview Dr. Dean Radin, we talk about how quantum physics relates to psychic phenomena and spirituality. Here are links to his books, and the institutions that he teaches and researches at.Real Magic https://amzn.to/3A2RRSeEntangled Minds https://amzn.to/3nqYEjiSuper Normal https://amzn.to/3FrCS55The Conscious Universe https://amzn.to/3KefHyQThe Institute of Noetic Sciences https://noetic.org/California Institute of Integral Studies https://www.ciis.edu/Show TranscriptDr. Dean Radin People that say, oh, I want to be I want to learn how to be much more intuitive and psychic. And my response is really, you really want to do that.Mike Stokes This is the earth Body, Mind spirit podcast, and I'm your host, Mike Stokes. Today's episode is an interview that I did with Dr. Dean Raiden. Back in 2015, and never published. Dr. Raiden is the chief scientist at the Institute of Noetic Sciences. He's also a teacher at the California Institute of integral studies, and the author of four books on psychic phenomenon, including entangled minds, the conscious universe supernormal, and most recently, real magic. But we cover a number of topics, including the relationship between quantum physics and psychic phenomenon, the experience of the actual nature of understanding and learning about psychic phenomenon, the dangers of psychic power, and his very interesting story of how it came to all of this, I will leave links in the show notes below to all of his books. And I would highly recommend that if you're interested in any of these topics that you check out the one that most calls to you. And without further ado, my interview with Dr. Dean Raiden, if you wouldn't mind, just telling me a little bit about how you came into this field of work. And what sparked your desire to study the powers of the mind and how they connect with the larger cosmos.Dr. Dean Radin If I were 20 or 30 years younger, I would probably say something like, it's because I read Harry Potter and want to know who was real. So the the equivalent books when I was a child were more like fairy tales and parables and science fiction, a lot of science fiction, right? So you don't need to read much of that, to start wondering whether the stories are is a pure fantasy, or is fantasy based on something and the more I read about mythology, the more I realized that some mythology is essentially metaphor, it's pointing at something, it's not the thing itself. But because the thing that has been pointed to repeatedly suggests that we have more potential in our minds, then we think we do that I got curious about it. And I think I went to the librarian one day and asked if there were any studies about psychic phenomena. And so the book that I got was calledMike Stokes and how old you when when this when you were to the library Dr. Dean Radin 10 or 12, or something like that. The book was I'm trying to remember exactly the title was something like ESP a scientific evaluation. And it was written by a guy named Hansel Mark Hansel, who, unbeknownst to me, was a major skeptic of the day. But in his book, he described experiments that hadn't been done and his reaction to it and so on. And while I understood the the skeptical responses, it also occurred to me that he was trying really hard to make it go away. And so I became more interested in what what do the what are the people who have actually done the experiments, say, so then I discovered the whole library section on Paris psychology, which I didn't even know there was such a thing. And so I read all of that. And I became intrigued with the idea that science is as a tool could be used to study anything. And so here was a small band of scientists over a century who had been doing that. And discovered that using basically the same methods as used in other areas of psychology, primarily, that some people do have telepathy.
60 minutes | Dec 31, 2021
New Years Resolutions! Dealing with the Confusion, Stagnation and Depression that comes with setting Big Goals!
In this episode, I talk about how I deal with my own confusion, stagnation and mild depression when I set new big goals. Whenever you set a big goal, you send your subconscious self into chaos as it tries to align your outside life with your new inside life. It is necessarily a bumpy road. I hope this conversation helps you. It helped me just creating it. Below is the beginning of the transcription.The key to making change is to feel more is to allow yourself to feel ugly feelings while you're moving in the direction of your goal. Hey everyone, Mike Stokes here. Today I'd like to talk about confusion, mild depression, and making goals and how they're all related. And it's time after the holidays. And before during the holidays before the new year. It's really the time when we all go inside, and try to figure out what is next for us. And the problem is, is that we go inside and try to figure out what's next for us at the same time, that we're dealing with old relationships with our family, and with yourself, with our loved ones, with our spouse. And it's a, it's really difficult for most of us. I feel like what I can best do. So this video is for anyone who is feeling at the moment of watching this little confused about your future. Maybe a little sad and depressed, depressed, maybe lacking energy, and really wanting to make a change. So I think teachers who claim to have gotten somewhere, and sort of teach from that place, don't really aren't really being honest. You know, I mean, I went to so many workshops, and I've read so many books, and I myself was trying to figure out how to be a teacher where I could, you know, tell all of you about all of my great things, and how you would then want to listen to what I had to say, because somehow, my solving these problems would rub off on you. Now, there's a little bit of truth to that, you know, I don't want to follow somebody who's just life is a mess, and they're always complaining. But there's also a little bit of falseness in that too. Because if I'm just looking at you, let's say you're my teacher, and I'm looking at everything that's great about you, like, Oh, you've got a nice house, you got a wonderful relationship, you've, you're making plenty of money, you're going on vacations, you have a meaningful career, and you're making the planet a better place. You're helping others. You have lots of adventure, yet you're grounded. You can talk about the highest of high philosophies, but yet you're silly still in the earth and creating good things. So what I've done is I've just projected in my mind, my image of myself, in my perfect life, on to you. And the problem with that is, is that when we try to follow somebody else's path, we inevitably fall short. Because something that worked for them doesn't work for us. So right now, I've been struggling with how to teach. And so here's how teaching how goals and confusion, depression, lack of energy, how they all sort of meet. On the winter solstice, I set an intention of getting past all the blocks that I had to be the teacher that I've always dreamed of. Now, if you've ever done something like that, where you said, Okay, I'm going to be the fittest person that I've ever been, and I'm going to map as my dreams. You know, that's totally possible. The problem is, is that normally what happens is that we rub up against all of the things that stop us from doing that. So that's where I'm at. I'm rub bumped up against everything that's stopping me from being the teacher that I've always wanted to be from being the thought leader that I've always wanted to be that I know I can be. But I have a block, right? Like we all we would all be these great prolific, amazing entrepreneurs and artists and craftsmen and adventurers, except we hit these blocks. So the problem is, is that when we hit a block, it's invisible to us. So my block is mostly invisible to me,
21 minutes | Mar 16, 2021
How to Think like an Ecosystem to achieve sustainable success
Hello everyone, Mike Stokes wildlife education. Today I'd like to talk about how to think, like, an ecosystem where to begin. So for years, or for most of human history. Humans have been subject to the ecosystem for their survival. And, obviously, that seems like it's not the case in our modern era, it seems like we can technologically design our way out of the ecosystem that supports us. While I believe that that is in theory possible. I think that what is vastly underestimated and most ecologists and scientists would agree, is that the ecological functions, served by a functioning, and not just functioning but thriving ecosystem are incredibly difficult to replicate and take an incredibly long time period. So, what does it take to think like so. So I guess the first and important point is to. If you're not already convinced that the ecosystem is important. I am not going to try to convince you, and if you're not already convinced that we need to preserve biodiversity, and we need to stabilize and slow down the human induced changes to our ecosystems and our environment. Well this isn't a talk for you, you need to be listening to whatever you need to listen to. But if you do believe that if you do believe that the ecosystem that we see around the planet are critical to preserve, not only for our basic air temperature zones crop growing. But for medicines and other services which I'm not going to go into too much detail here. This is just a surface level conversation about this stuff. If you believe that to be important. Then you need to. I was thinking about a better way of recording so sorry about the brain stop there. If you're believe that you need to start being like an ecosystem. So that is the big crux of the matter, because the beauty of being human is that we can separate ourselves from everything in our mind and have a creative visualization of what we are and what society can be. According to our own creative ideas. Everyone's creative, we just use our creativity in different ways and sometimes we let our creativity be bound by cultural norms. But the act of being human is the act of creating your own identity, and your cultural meaning, and what it is to be alive on earth you can't really be alive in a human form without creating a belief structure, which is adding meaning to everything around you. Even if you're saying it's all meaningless. and there's no God and there's no importance to anything and we're all just going to die and it's the black emptiness of space, even if you believe that you've added some meaning to that some significance to that some idea that that should motivate you in particular things that you do and don't do. So what I'm suggesting is that truly the only way that we are going to save our home, which. All you got to do is open your eyes and start looking at the numbers. The, the diversity decline the wildlife decline, the pollution increase, although there are regional stories where pollution increases going down the, the massive decline is still happening, and the, the cultural conversation has started to shift around the climate. But what I'm suggesting is that that's insufficient. We can't just shift our conversation around the climate or we're just going to create a future problem that we can't foresee instead what we need to do is become the change, like Gandhi says, so what how do you become the change, you become start to adopt and start to surround yourself and start to write and teach and research about the interdependence of all living things, so an ecosystem is interdependent by nature that's what it is, is dependent upon its bio region. Its climactic base and then its relationships between species, and individuals. So you are the same as that, you know, there's a great. There's a lot of examples of ecosystems of social nature that have created great minds that we respect. So for example, in my world of outdoor living there's Yvon Chouinard, and I apologize but the founders nam
29 minutes | Mar 9, 2021
Success Through Personal Challenge, Health, Commitment and Growth
Hello everybody, Mike Stokes live. Today I'd like to talk about balance and health and success. And I've been struggling a bit lately, on the topics that I record about. And the reason that I've been struggling, is because I've been dealing with a health issue. I have an undiagnosed heart condition, which is painful and difficult to sleep. And I've always prided myself as being very health conscious and intelligent and able to discern good information from bad, and to effectively make good decisions and control my emotional reactionary decisions. And whenever I'm not feeling well. Physically, I question my ability to know anything that's useful for other people. Period. And I'm, I'm in the sauna right now because that's where I do my best clearest thinking outside of my ego. And right now it's 157 degrees I was sitting up on the bench but now I'm actually sitting on the floor, because it's hotter than I think I've ever done. And I took an extra niacin to flush out my system. I took 1000 milligrams which is really high. And some nitric oxide booster, which will flush and open your system and I'm drinking MSM which will also flush and open your system so. So my system is pretty raw and open at the moment. And what I've noticed is, is that over the years as I've done this practice. Is that clear thinking doesn't really occur until. Well I'm about 48 minutes in right now, till about 45 minutes. Actually I don't think I'm 48 minutes I think more like 30 minutes in, but it was so hot that it's, I feel like I've cleared something out. So bear with me I hope that that setup wasn't too long I didn't lose too many of you. But what I think is important for those of us on the path of, you know, the highest human potential personal success combined with making the world a better place, which is really what all of my stuff is about. I think that we all must struggle from time to time with times when we feel like we're not capable of doing great things or of helping other people, because we ourselves feel weak or injured or out of sorts. So, are you guys gonna hang out on the deck. It's kind of hard I can't focus if you are. So I don't know if I should leave that in but that was my wife and daughter. And they were on the deck I could hear their voices in the background. And so, myself and many people are easily distracted by outside circumstances. And so what I've learned is that for me to do my best work I really need quiet. There's a wonderful book called Deep work, which talks about how much more effective you can be when you shut off the world and focus on your work at hand. And there's another one I forgot to turn off the notification button. So, now I'm turning off the notification button. So, I guess I'm just gonna leave all that in because I think it's a real time example of how we deal with distractions. You know I love my family I want them to be near me but it's just not productive at some times. So there's a time and place for everything. So the, the core of what had me start this conversation is this idea that came to me around commitment, and which I was thinking of the things that I'm truly committed to such as my relationship, and my self sufficient homestead property. And those are really the two things that I'm committed to everything else is a bit fluctuating, and there's a power and commitment, and that power is that, you know, when we don't have commitment, our mind will take us away from things. And this is, there's a lot of scientific evidence behind that all you got to do is a search for options. The Psychology of options and how you have more options, and when you have more options you're less satisfied in life. So in a way, it's it's critical that you find things to commit to. But then comes sort of the crux of what I want to talk about. So you can commit to being a member of ISIS, which obviously I don't recommend. But that commitment, here's the rub that commitment is going to give you an energy, and a power and
20 minutes | Jan 23, 2021
Upgrade your relationship with Truth.
The narrative of that is, is truly that it's a narrative. The. We don't like to think of ourselves as wrong. Basically the Prime Directive you or anyone else has is to maintain consistency in our personal identity. So let me say that again. The Prime Directive of you, once you read us reach a certain age is to maintain consistency in your idea of yourself and your idea of the world. So you will go through the world, confirming what you already see if it helps you feel better about who you are. So that's called confirmation bias is a standard psychological term, but we don't really delve into it, nobody really nobody, most people, myself, most of the time as well, don't have the time or the energy to actually dig into that narrative and see what is actually going on there. And another reason that we don't do that is because it hurts because it will make you feel potentially it will destroy your life. So if you've built a life based on you know the idea that I'm going to try to pick one, you know if you if you've based your life on the idea that corporations are destroying life on Earth. Then, when a corporation comes along and does the opposite of that. It's going to really challenge your view so you became a lawyer you are an anti corporate lawyer. And you had, if you had a view that all corporations were evil. Then you're going to be challenged. If you truly question that idea, or if you believe, like many people do that somehow Biden is going to save us all, or that somehow Trump was going to save us all those types of beliefs, and they're not facts they're beliefs, those types of beliefs are going to get you a lot of good stuff. That's the problem. It's gonna help you in a lot of ways achieve your goals, it's going to give you a community. It's going to give you business it's going to give you wealth, it's going to give you a sense of purpose. So all those things are really what make life life. If you've adopted, you know, an ideology that life begins at conception, you know, and you, then just run with that and you're, you think that all humans need to be born who are conceived. Then, if you somehow question that it's gonna rock your world. So, you know, and if you believe that somehow eating meat is going to destroy the planet. If you dig into that. And you see, and you start questioning that it's going to destroy your identity. So the point is is that we do not ask ourselves questions that destroy our sense of consistency in who we believe that we are because it's really hard because it can destroy your life because you could end up in the gutter, because your marriage could end because you could lose your job. It's super dangerous and people don't think about it that way. You just don't everybody, not everybody but most everybody most of the time runs around thinking that their view is the right view. All you got to do is look around in the world and all the myriad of religions and political views, everybody's got a slightly different tone. And what that means is that most everybody's wrong because truth is truly objective, there is truly only one truth, and that truth is the universe. It is the nature of the universe. That's the only one truth. Now everybody else spins their ideas and their narratives and their stories and their myths around that. And that's beautiful. And that's the way that we all need to live on one way. On one level but we also need to check our quinny to question. If you want to achieve. Next level of consciousness next level of effectiveness, you have to get better at seeing reality. Reality sucks. It's not fun. It doesn't help you all the time, it actually makes your life worse. Most of the time, or, let me say it this way, it makes your life worse, a lot worse, until it gets better. The problem with trying to have a deep and profound relationship with reality is it won't hold up your identity, it won't hold up your life. So you could lose everything. So it's kind of, you know, don't
13 minutes | Dec 18, 2020
Carve your way to success!
I love to surf. I've been doing it since I was 13 years old. One of my favorite things to do when surfing is a long drawn-out carve. It's one of the funnest moves in surfing. In life we often think that we need to make dramatic changes in order to create and fulfill our visions for the future. In reality this is rarely the case. Success in our lives comes in incremental changes in our behavior and can be thought of as carving a new direction in your life using the momentum from dropping in on the wave that you just caught that is your life. And if you do it right when you carve out a new direction in your life you will gain momentum and not lose it. Everything is fractal if you carve and gain momentum in your life it looks beautiful to you and to others and if you do the same on a wave it'll look beautiful to others and feel beautiful to you.
9 minutes | Dec 10, 2020
Why the power of now "mostly" doesn't work
Power mindfulness being present believe that if we just get better at being more present our life will be better. To some extent that's true but there's one big flaw and not thinking. And I cover it in this short audio. Spoiler alert it's not about being present it's about believing in a future that empowers you to feel good and be in action.
23 minutes | Apr 28, 2020
Thrive in the Apocolypse. Body Mind Spirit.mp3
How to thrive in the Apocolypse. Holistic style.
19 minutes | Apr 5, 2020
Coronavirus sheltering in place. Getting better at being you. Turning lemons into lemonade.
Hello everyone, Mike Stokes Wilde alive education here. Today I'd like to talk about sheltering in place, and how to find the positive, good parts of the crisis that we find ourselves in. In my last episode I spoke of, you know how to stay, how to thrive how to how to stay in a good mindset. And those lessons are still valid. Now. It's important to do your best to step out of the sheeple mentality the the mainstream, emotional narrative, man Extreme narratives are always emotional. They're very rarely rational. You know, we do need to worry about our elderly and our vulnerable population. But the statistics show that coronavirus is not worse than any of the other threats that we face in our day to day lives. They are for some of us, but not for others. So that's that's still important thing you know, and again, you still want to be a good person, and do your best for your, your fellow human, but also not get caught up in the emotional narrative that this is somehow only bad. So I'd like to talk about a couple of the upsides. You know, typically, our society is so outwardly focused, and so focused on material gain that we can't see the obvious good things in front of us. So a simple example that many of You're probably heard about is the reduced deaths due to air pollution because of the slowed economic activity. And then the obvious, slowed impact, slowing impact of the climate crisis, the climate, human induced climate destabilization crisis, the slow burn crisis that is much more of a greater existential threat to our lives. In the long term, then the novel coronavirus is to us. It's almost like we have to go a little bit against our animal nature, which is to react to the crisis in front of us. You know, that's how we evolved. We evolved to survive in the face of immediate threats, tigers and lions and gorillas in mammoths and hippos and all kinds of Dangerous beasts that were around us during our early years as humans. And it was a very successful strategy. But as we became more dominant over all the species on Earth, then those strategies are helpful. And they're actually super important. Like it's important to honor your emotional wisdom. It's just sometimes misplaced, especially when we have some early traumas in our life that we replay over and over again. I'm trying to think of a good example for that. I could just say that for myself, my fear of being ostracized by the group, many of us have that same fear. You know, the old saying goes that the second greatest fear He's deaf. And the number one fear is public speaking. And that's because public speaking is a potential social death. So our emotional bodies tell us that social death is worse than physical death. Because in many cases, when we were growing up in social bands, if we were kicked out of the social group, be that our pre human ancestors or be that our small bands of humans that came before us. If you were kicked out of the group, then you are pretty much dead, your chances of survival were, you know, very, very low. So the interesting thing that's happening now is we're all you know, the social distancing is making the group the bigger social group a little less prevalent. A, of a motivating factor in our lives so. So it's actually a wonderful opportunity to take some extra time to go inside. And to really delve into the depths of your own psyche. I study a bit of young in psychology and dream analysis. And over the years, what I've noticed is, you know, young would say that, you know, take all the symbols that you learn, and then when you're looking at a patient, just throw out all of the symbols that you learn and then deal with the patient in front of you. And when you're trying to sort of make sense of your own dreams. It's it's kind of the same thing. Really, what matters is is the emotional importance that you put on the symbols in your own dreams. So, I often find when there's big shifts in my own consciousness that they come around a hom
19 minutes | Mar 15, 2020
Novel Coronavirus. How to Survie and Thrive. Body, Mind and Spirit
The website I was referring to in the episode is https://www.worldometers.info/ They have another page on the age distribution of Covid which is really helpful. https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/coronavirus-age-sex-demographics/ Here is the transcription of the episode.Hello, everyone, Mike Stokes Wildlife education. Today I'd like to talk about the corona virus. Obviously, everyone's thinking about it. And I think there's two things that are very important. There's a website. I don't think I have it in front of me. But it marks out the statistics of what's happening around the world, like how many people die from the flu last year, which was, I think, approximately 20,000. And how many people are more and how people die and all the different giant measures of what's happening on the macro scale and on planet earth today and the coronavirus is, in all probability statistically going to be negligible in its overall effect of death and illness on the planet relative to other things. Elon Musk has been chastised for saying that you're more likely to die in a car wreck than you are from Corona virus, but statistically, he's correct. So, as much as I think it's important to protect yourself, and to not give other people, rotavirus, especially elderly, there's wonderful statistic from that same website, which I'll try to post in the show notes, the website, and it showed the mortality rate for the corona virus from 00 to over 80. And basically, no there's been zero fatalities, if your infant up to nine years old and then it progressive goes up like a point 5% to 1% to 2% every decade. And then by the time you get into your 70s, it jumps dramatically to 7%. And then in your 80s, it jumps dramatically to 14%. So it is very dangerous disease for the elderly, not so dangerous for the young and healthy, and no danger at all for anyone under nine years old. Now, those kids can be vectors that bring it to people who are vulnerable, so you still want to be careful. So that's number one. And I think that underlines a a big issue that is very important if we're trying to thrive in a world filled with challenges and turmoil and problems. And that is that we are primarily emotional creatures as much as we like to think of ourselves as rational. That's just not who we are what we the emotional or emotional needs. Nature is what kept us thriving and surviving. All these years throughout evolution, we developed our emotional radar in order to help us survive. And it's very useful in a small band of humans or a, you know, a small band of chimpanzees, our closest relatives that are still living on the family species tree. But in these larger societies, emotional reactions can hinder us rather than help us. The biggest mistake that most people make around making decisions around things like the corona virus or others is that we believe ourselves to be rational. I have a close relative who is constantly harping on the idea of how to separate emotion from rationality. The problem is, is that he believes that he's irrational He is rational and not emotional in his decision making process. But, but he's not. Because he fundamentally doesn't accept the fact that mostly he's emotionally driven. So once you accept that you're emotionally driven in that your first response to the coronavirus is going to be an emotional one and not a rational one, then you can start to backtrack and be like, Okay, I'm reacting emotionally. So now what would actually be more of a rational approach? So the the instinct, the initial reaction is helpful when a cheetahs chasing you to get out of the way, but that initial reaction in a more measured approach doesn't really work. So, in essence, you want to practice enlightening lighting up your prefrontal cortex, and sort of suppressing or sort of calm
26 minutes | Feb 16, 2020
The Keys to Long Term Positive Change. Balance combined with nature and truth
31 minutes | Feb 2, 2020
How To Save LIfe on Earth as We Know it.
There are many people focusing on the technical details of how to save life as we know it on Earth. But the technical solutions will always fall short. What is needed now is a spiritual revolution that puts the interconnected-ness of all life at the center of religion and rejects tribalism as the core tenant. In this episode, I cover the main new ideas and beliefs that must be embraced if we are see A vital future for human kind. Transcript Hello, everyone, Mike Stokes Wildlife education. Today I'd like to talk about the most important issue of our time. And I'm the topic that I'm calling this podcast YouTube episode is how to save life on Earth as we know it. So the first thing that I have to say, because I want to speak to those of you out there that may feel like a friend of mine does in that life on earth is going to be just fine and it's really about humans in our life on Earth. That is going to be the real challenge. So what I'm suggesting is there's a way to hopefully mitigate a lot of the negative impacts of human life on Earth. So that we can retain some semblance of the natural world and the way of life that we are used to anyone who's been paying attention ever since the dawn of the Industrial Revolution, and even before that, the dawn of agriculture but primarily the dawn of the Industrial Revolution, we have begun to destroy the networks of life and the networks of ecosystem that have been on Earth. We simply have taken it for granted now that's Everybody knows that. Some people deny that that's important and obviously, I'm I'm not speaking to them because, frankly, you really have to have your head in the sand and be not thinking critically. But thinking dogmatically. If you believe that the collapse of biodiversity and ecosystems around the planet is not a problem. You know, even if you are not really focused on the climate crisis, and for God's sakes, for any of you that are out there, please call it a crisis. It's not a change. Climate change make wasn't as a term that was invented by a conservative think tank to try to minimize the importance of the climate crisis that we face. I got a little sidetracked there. Basically, the catastrophic collapse of all of the ecosystems on earth is happening at a faster pace. Other than when we had asteroids hitting the planet, the change is faster in biological terms than any other single event throughout biological history on Earth, or the billions of years that life has been evolving. So here's the crux of the point. The point is, is that really the only way that we are going to save life on Earth as we know it to save our life is to have a new spirituality have a new religion, there. So religions are everywhere and everyone has their own particular view of religion and spirituality. And there is, you know, obviously a small subset of the population that consumes themselves non religious and non spiritual and purely empirical. But even that segment of the population tends to turn politics and economics into a kind of religion. So really the only way that we're going to be able to thrive or even survive in the midst of this transformation that this catastrophic change and collapse, which is building every year, is by having a new religion, a new spirituality. And here's the problem, that it doesn't exist yet. Most people adhere to a religion that's 2000 plus years old. Now that religion was consistent with the scientific understanding of its age of 2000 years ago, or more. And those precepts and principles were appropriate. For that timeframe for that scientific understanding, here's the thing that most people don't get. The religions of those times, were completely consistent with the scientific understanding of the day. Now, the miracles and the faith that our spoke of, we're still created in a context of, of a scientific understanding of the world that was of that era. So our new religion and our new spirituality is needs to be f
22 minutes | Jan 15, 2020
What to do when you feel lost.
What to do when you feel lost.
22 minutes | Dec 29, 2019
How to Unstuck Yourself!
How to unstuck yourself.
18 minutes | Dec 24, 2019
How to Change for real!
Today I'd like to talk about what it takes to truly change. Most people don't want to talk about it, because most people don't truly want to change. But most of us want, myself included. I'm not enlightened or anything. What we all want is we want to take our same feelings, our same emotions, our same desires, our same ideas into what we consider to be this new realm, where we're where we have more of the things that we want, where we become more of the person that we want to become But in reality, the only way to truly change yourself or anyone else is to go through a death process. Now death, you know, it's the it's the big issue with humans. We're all aware of our own death and we have 10,000 different ways that we deal with it with many different religions, and many different ideas and philosophies and politics and communities. But most of us who seek any type of change, are unwilling to go through the death cycle to get there. The painful truth is, is that if you want To truly change for good in a way that's going to potentially yield, what you want the change and being or the change in circumstance that you want. If you want to become a billionaire, or if you want to become a political leader, or if you want an amazing relationship, or if you want an outstanding sex life, if you want optimum health, whatever it is, you have to die. And that's the thing that you can actually begin to get better at being willing to face death is the beginning of true transformation. Now when I say death, I don't mean physical dying, because you can have religious belief in which you You see that death is not the end, and believe that when you die, you're going to change and go to another plane, or you know go to heaven or being reincarnated or whatever your particular flavor is. That's not death. True death comes from facing annihilation. So that means facing zero. So if you practice facing annihilation, facing the point at which, sort of in the sand in the fantasy genre they would, there would be sort of monsters that would take your soul and extinguish it. So if you're willing to face or if you practice being willing to face extinction, annihilation, total dissolution, then you'll be better able to make the true changes in your life. That will accomplish what you are seeking. So really that's the core of this talk is that in order to have a true change, and it really doesn't matter how small the changes, the more you practice being okay with Total Annihilation, and that may mean letting go of your family, letting go of that which you hold most dear. The stories throughout the ages are filled with stories of which you have to let go that which you hold most precious in order to save the world or save your humanity or save the community or save life. So Practice facing total annihilation. You are facing an annihilation of your identity. So when I was about 15 years ago? Yeah, no, that was 10 years ago, about 10 years ago. I know that was 15 years ago. I apologize. 15 years ago, I was faced with the opportunity to go live with a wild tribe in the mountainous Amazon region of Peru, which was something that in my youth, I always, always but for many years I had strived to because I had identified with that, that wild life that was completely immersed in nature in which nature was our whole world. that opportunity. And I was getting ready to make that I was making the decision of whether I was going to do that or not. And something happens inside of me welled up. Because I knew in my intuition and in my deep insight that if I went into that forest, my goal was to stay there for at least six months, at least, a seasonal change, if not a year, six months to a year, a full solar cycle, or at least half a solar cycle. If I did that, I knew deep down inside that, me as I knew myself with my likes, and my preferences and my desires and all the things that I wanted to do, that person was going to die in that forest and somebody else was go
51 minutes | Dec 22, 2019
How to Deal with Dangerous Narcissists
In this Episode I will teach you how to identify Dangerous Narcissists and deal with them. Please send me questions and I will address them in future content. Here is the transcription of the audio. It has errors ai generated.Mike Stokes Wildlife education. today's podcast is how to deal with narcissists.So first,there's a lot ofideas about what a narcissist is. And so I'm going to make it moderately clinical and more appropriate for a layman's understanding.a narcissistis a very tactical term in psychology. And I think for most of us, that's kind of irrelevant. If you're a psychologist and you're dealing with very specific types of personality disorders, and you're trying to help them through those particular disorders, then it's very useful, but in our own life, and how to deal with the narcissists in our life. It's important it's not important. What's moreimportant is to recognize whether someone is dangerous to youor not. Sothe easiest way that you can define a narcissist is someone who lacks the ability to empathize, truly empathize and act on that empathy in a way that sort of puts themselves in your shoes.That's kind of the bottom line. Now I'm going to use narcissist in sort of the term in the broad sense that most people use narcissist and that's, that's really anybody who does that. Again, like I said, nice narcissists are very defined subset. What I'm mainly going to talk about today is how to deal with what are called in the technical term is a cluster B personality. And a cluster B personality is someone who again lacks that capacity to empathize with your feelings.Me seem like they do, but in reality, they really don't.So, you know, there's people who are antisocial that would fall into that category. There's people who arevolatile personalities, they would fall into that category. There's what we what the, what's called in the psychological literature, the borderline personality that would fall into that personality into that, that group and then the narcissistso I don't want to get into all the distinctions of all those because I really don't think they're helpful. But what's really important is how do you deal with one of these people that trulylacks the capacity for empathy.So,just a little bit about myexperience in this realm. I have always been a very specialwear my heart on my sleeve kind of person,open my heart to everybody. And for many years in the beginning of my personal development, growth world, what I did was just constantly open, open, open, open. And that had a huge amount of benefit, but one of the side effects is is that when you crack yourself that far open,you allow predatory narcissists into your life. So I allowed a coach into my life he was a predatory narcissist, and he you know, took advantage of my labor in the way you can tell you're with a narcissist is that you hurt yourself or they hurt you. And somehow it's justified or somehow it's glossed over somehow it's a thought of not thought of as not important.You know, when I was with this coach, I believeout my lower back I ruptured l four l five in the desk and got a slip desk by helping him in his work. Now, I can't blame that on him. And that's not the point. The point is to not blame narcissists for your life issues. The point is to know notice when you're likely to get in destructive situations when you're around certain people.And then fast forward. I have a family member who is married to a narcissist and he was a very wealthy man, a multi millionaire, and now he'sbasically living hand to mouth. First thing you need to do when you're dealing with a narcissist is you've got to identify them. That's the hardest part in the beginning, when I was waking up to the world of narcissists, you know, it's easy when you see you know, a political rival or a foreign country and you're just demonizing them, but when you've leftSomebody's into your heart and you're r
53 minutes | Dec 9, 2019
Seven Rules for Success, Fullfillment and Personal Freedom.
I created this series for video and now have decided to share the audio versions.
124 minutes | Dec 9, 2019
How to Accomplish your goals using Nature as your guide.
This is an edited audio of the full 4 hour workshop I did on setting and achieving your goals using the principles of resilient ecosystems as a guide for success in your own life. There is a companion workbook on the website www.wildalive.net. which you can download for free if you sign up on our email list. Please send me any questions you have to firstname.lastname@example.org. Hope to hear from you soon. Make it a great day!
13 minutes | Nov 19, 2019
The 5xs Rule for Successful Relationships.
In this Episode, I talk about how to have a great relationship. The single most important thing that you can do. Drum role please..... Focus on and acknowledge 5 xs more good things than bad things in your partner. But be real and don't brush real issues under the rug.
15 minutes | Jun 27, 2019
Wild Alive Thrive Rule #9 Read the Feedback.
Wild Alive Thrive Rule #9. Read the Feedback.This podcast is about the importance of opening yourself to feedback in constructive ways that. You can not succeed in life if you do not learn to let the right feedback in and keep the wrong feedbcak out.
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