I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Arielle Ford, Debbie Ford’s sister about a hidden manuscript that Debbie Ford has written just prior to her death from a long bout with cancer.  The story about how this manuscript and how it was found, is just as interesting as the content of the book.  I encourage you to listen carefully to the sequence of spiritual events that occured to Arielle that allowed this book to come about and be published, a fascinating sequence of events being facilitated from her sister and a medium that spoke to her from the otherside.

So, now about “Your Holiness“.   Debbie Ford wrote this book in full disclosure of her life and all of her dark shadows.  As many of you know she fought drug addiction for years and was successful in overcoming the addiction.  As Debbie writes in “Your Holiness” “what you are seeking at the deepest level exist inside you, in the quietude of your inner world, in the privacy of your sweet heart. So now it’s your responsibility, your holy responsibility, to encode your consciousness with thoughts, feelings, and images that will support you in creating the perfect internal environment to cultivate a deep and intimate relationship with the one you call God.”

Your Holiness” is filled with wonderful poems and allows the reader to make a deep connection to their higher power.  It allows us to remember the importance of “God” in our life, and to live, love, learn and let go.

If you are interested in elevating to a new level of spiritual understanding, then please read “Your Holiness“.  You can learn more about Debbie Ford by going to the website for the Ford Institute or to the book website by clicking here.

I hope you enjoy this great interview with Debbie’s sister Arielle Ford.

I recently had a wonderful podcast interview with author Ann Purcell.  Her new book entitled “The Transcendental Meditation Technique and The Journey of Enlightenment”  In our dialogue we discuss Ann’s history about how she became involved with his Holiness Maharishi Mahesh Yogi teachings.  She is also a wonderful poet, and her book has over 120 poems that will uplift and will stimulate your spiritual being.

Maharishi brought TM to the west in 1958, and the teaching and techniques have spread through our country.   As Ann states TM is a simple, natural, mental technique practiced sitting comfortably with eyes closed.  During the practice, the mind settles down effortlessly to quieter levels of thought until the quietest, most refined level of thinking is transcended and you experience the field of unbounded awareness-transcendental consciousness.

Through TM, you experience the deepest silence of your Self-transcendental consciousness. The TM Sidhi Program which includes Yogic /flying technique, develops the ability of the individual to spontaneously think and act from the most subtle and powerful level of awareness.  Functioning from the level of transcendental consciousness naturally results in more expansive, creative thinking and greater success in effortlessly achieving one’s goals.

If you are interested in learning more about the Transcendental Meditation Technique and Journey of Enlightenment then I highly recommend that you listen carefully to this wonderful interview with master teacher Ann Purcell.

You can visit Ann’s website by clicking here, or you can learn more about her TM through the organizations website’s Facebook page or the organizations website by clicking here.   Enjoy this wonderful interview with author and Transcendental Meditation teacher Ann Purcell.

I know that many of us know the importance of defining and living our purpose, but how many of us really do the work required to define and live our purposes?  I believe that it can be challenging to prevent the inertia from setting in because we are creatures of habit.  We get comfortable with our current situation and year in and year out we just keep doing the same things and wonder why things have not changed.

I know from personal experience that embracing our fears and getting out of our comfort zone requires grit, determination and a willingness to change.  We need to embrace change and do it with zest.

If you are willing to take some risk and step out of your comfort zone as you set your goals for 2018, then this podcast recording with Craig Filek the founder of Purpose Mapping is especially for you.

In my interview with Craig Filek, we discuss his unique process for helping his clients define their life purpose and values.   Craig teaches a course and coaches his clients to not only defining their purpose but living it.  If you want to clarify your strength, embrace your fears, ignite your potential and align your actions with your purpose then you want to listen to this great podcast on Purpose Mapping.

If you would like to test drive Craig’s Purpose Mapping course then I encourage you to click this link to be directed to his website. There you will be taken through a 20-minute video which will inspire and encourage you to define your life purpose.  Craig is engaging and has a compelling message.

I hope you enjoy this wonderful podcast on Purpose Mapping with founder Craig Filek.

 

Taking the spiritual journey is about finding the place you feel most at home.  I frequently believe that people on the journey have to experience many different spiritual paths before they ever find their true home.  Once you find it, you will know it–for you will feel comfortable and alive with all sentient beings around you and with the Universe.

In my interview with author Dani Antman about her new book “Wired for God-Adventures of a Jewish Yogi“, you will get to learn from someone who has found her home and has used the deep spiritual understandings to help heal others. When the Judaism from her childhood did not satisfy her spiritual awakenings she went on a path that included yoga, energy healing, and the Kabbalah to help her make a personal spiritual transformation.

A healing crisis, misplaced trust, and a failed marriage intensify her desire for a teacher who can lead her to self-realization. Dani’s prayers are answered in the form of a realized adept, a Swami from the fairway shores of Rishikesh, India, who initiates her in his lineage of Kundalini Science, the study of the Divine force within every human being that is the initiator of spiritual growth.

Dani has taken her own spiritual path from mystical Judaism through Kundalini Science and back again. Dani story is inspirational and provides the reader with true insights for all spiritual seekers.  If you want to learn more about Dani’s new book “Wired for God” please click here to go to her website or you can connect with her on Facebook by clicking here.

I hope you enjoy this wonderful interview with Dani Antman author of “Wired for God“.

We all hear about meditation and the tremendous benefits of the practice, but really how many of us are practicing?  Yes, I mean really practicing so that we can make a connection to our Higher Spirit, God whatever you want to call the connection we reach that moves us to the ultimate transcendent experience.

In my interview with author and yoga teacher Jennie Lee about her new book entitled “Breathing Love Meditation in Action,” we discuss not only the benefits of meditation but the various forms of meditation that can assist us in making a connection with those deep areas of emotional hurt and filling them with love so that we are better able to move beyond our emotional pain.

As Jennie states ” In order to notice the difference between the small self and its efforts in love and the greater Self and its essence as the love we need to practice periods of stillness throughout the day. These are moments to check in, get centered, self-reflect.  They are moments to manage stress, to listen to our inner needs and to respond with self-compassion.”  To ask questions like: Do I hold any beliefs about love that are not uplifting to me?  Do I have any judgments about love? About myself and love? About other and love?   These are just a few of the opportunities that Jennie gives her readers to turn this into a reflective and daily practice.

Remember nothing from outside fulfills us forever, it is always an inside job to reach our desired happiness.  I hope you will join me and author Jennie Lee as we explore the teaching of “Breathing Live Meditation in Action.”   If you want to learn more about Jennie please click here to be directed to her website, or you can connect with her on Facebook by clicking here.

Enjoy this great interview with author and yoga teacher Jennie Lee.

 

I just interviewed author Lynn Robinson the author of a new book entitled ” Put Your Intuition to Work“.  I personally have been on a mission to find out as much as possible about how our intuition works, and in the process have found some great author and thought leaders with tremendous knowledge about the topic.

Lynn Robinson is one of those authors and her new book “Put Your Intuition To Work” is a book that provides the reader with greater insights into tapping into their intuition, and very importantly how to apply your insights at work.   As Lynn states in the book ” Your intuition is your inner compass. It delivers the message that you need to head in a new direction and shows you the best to get there. However, sometimes it’s hard to get started.  Alexander Graham Bell, the inventor of the telephone, when through many transitions in life.  He said, “When one door closes, another opens: but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we don’t see the one that has opened for us.”

Are you having a challenge seeing the open door, or getting in touch with your intuition.  Are you asking your intuition questions and waiting for guidance?

If not you will want to read ” Put Your Intuition to Work“.   This book provides inspiring stories, techniques, and practices that will help you open up your intuition so you can more easily listen, feel or see what your intuition is guiding you to do.   If you get that gut feeling about something take the time to do something about it, don’t ignore this sign.

If you want to learn more about tapping your intuition you can click here to be directed to Lynn’s website.  You can also connect with her on Facebook by clicking here.

I hope you enjoy this great interview with an author that has valuable insights to impart about tapping your intuition.

Do you feel like you are on autopilot? Just going through the motions-like life is just a blur of commuting to work, calendar event and obligations.  If so then listen up.  I recently interviewed Chris Bartz-Brown the author of a new book entitled ” Wake Up-A Handbook to Living in the Here and Now“.

This is not only a fantastic book, but the book design is exceptional, it really is a handbook–please feel free to take notes on the pages provided.  Chris has provided 54 playful strategies to help the readers snap out of autopilot.  We discussed several playful strategies in our interview together, example “Kill your Television”.  As Chris states, a little television is not a bad thing, but a lot of television wastes our time and our life. What would be the payoff for watching less television?  What else could you do to entertain yourself, read a book, take a walk, exercise, meditate?   All the options seem better than watching television.

How about the idea of noticing what you notice. Most of us are in such a hurry that we infrequently notice the little things in life.  How about carrying a pen or pencil with some paper and just start writing down what you notice? These things could be people, conversations, buildings, articles or a fleeting glance from someone in a passing bus. It doesn’t matter what you find interesting; it only matters that you notice it.  So what is the payoff of this new activity, becoming more sensitized to the world in which we live and as a result enjoying a heightened sense of connectedness and vitality.

Chris’s new book “Wake-Up” is a great easy read with lots of strategies for changing your habits and behavior for the better. If you want to learn more about the book and Chris please click here to be directed to Chris’s website.  

I hope you enjoy this lively interview with author Chris Bartz-Brown.

I absolutely love how author Albert Flynn DeSilver approaches the topic of writing.  In his new book entitled ” Writing as a Path to Awakening,” Albert guides the reader through what can only be expressed as a spiritual experience.  If you have ever written a book, poetry or long-term paper you will agree that the process of writing can be an out of body experience.

The deeper you get into your writing the more open you are to just write without judgments and you will experience what I term as flow.  It is a wonderful experience, and sometimes you don’t know where the words on the paper come from–it’s is as if you were the channeled.

Albert writes that many of us struggle with maintaining a practice of staying consistent in order to develop a process.  The consistent striving for an imagined sense of perfection is one of the things that can keep us off the page.  If perfection is your jam, say this out loud, in all caps for emphasis.  THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS PERFECTION.

Writing as a Path to Awakening”  is a treasure trove of practical advice on writing and on finding yourself, for the process of creative writing always has you exploring your deep inner thoughts, and learning how to express them to the world.

I hope you enjoy this great interview with author Albert DeSilver if you want to learn more about the author please click here to be taken to his website.

How often do you beat up on yourself?  What if you could learn to apply self-compassion to that part of you that gets lashed by your ego telling you that you are not good enough?

In my interview with author Radhule Weininger MD, Ph.D. we discuss her new book Heartwork The Path of Self-Compassion.  In the interview, with Radhule she reveals the 9 practices for opening our heart up so that we can heal the pain that we carry inside, and that frequently won’t go away.

Hearwork is filled with wonderful success stories and practices so that the reader can apply the techniques to their specific issues.  She also provides various meditation and mindfulness practices that cultivate heightened awareness, tranquility and inner happiness.  As Radhule writes ” As your wounded heart begins to heal with self-compassion, it may begin to fill with generosity and kindness; the boundaries of your self-preoccupation may loosen, and compassion for yourself can naturally widen to compassion for others.  His Holiness the Dalai Lama tells us, ” Although you may not be able to avoid difficult situations, you can modify the extent to which you (and others) suffer by how you choose to respond to the situation”

So if you want to learn how to respond differently with self-compassion and compassion for others, then you are going to want to listen to my interview author Radhule Weininger MD, Ph.D.  If you are interested in exploring Radhule’s website, just click here.   You will find more about her workshops, seminars and professional services.

I hope you enjoy my interview with author Radhule Weininger MD, PhD about her new book Heartwork, The Path to Self-Compassion.