Suzanne TaylorWhat a fascinating interview with author and producer of “What On Earth, Inside the Crop Circle Mystery” Suzanne Taylor.  I had heard lots about crop circles a few years back, but really did not give it to much attention, but this video really did move my viewpoint considerably.

Producer/Director Suzanne Taylor has become an leading authority on the subject, and produced this wonderful DVD with interviews from experts from around the world.   No matter what you believe about crop circles, this documentary will assist you in coming to your own conclusion.  I know that after watching “What On Earth” I am more convinced than ever that we are living with extraterrestrial life forms that are attempting to make connections with us, and very importantly attempting to get us to wake up to the primitive ways we are treating Mother Earth.

It would be  a miracle in my estimation after watching this video and  by examining the intricate circles to believe that humans could have made these designs, let alone smash the crops down in patters as shown in the video.

I believe “What On Earth”  gets you thinking about not only crop circles, but our existence on this planet and our relationship to all life forms that exist.  I know the message here is for us to wake up as a species, and pay attention to the environmental degradation that has occurred as a result of our relentless persist of more, and shift our consciousness.  The human species as it exists now needs to transform into a more intelligent, loving, kind and compassionate species if we are ever going to be able to help solve many of the challenges we are faced with today.
So no matter what you believe about the crop circles, this DVD is worth watching if only to get you thinking about your own personal evolution.  It certainly got me thinking about my existence here, and ways that I could transform to make this world a better place.

If you would like more information about Suzanne Taylor the producer and the documentary please click here to be directed to her website.  You can view trailers and order the DVD.  Also listen to my interview with Suzanne, your viewpoint will most likely be shifted as a result.

Sandra IngermanI recently had the pleasure of interviewing Sandra Ingerman the author of “Awakening to the Spirit World‘.  In the three years that I have been conducting interviews for the Inside Personal Growth podcast series this is only the second interview on shamanism, and I was very impressed with Sandra’s depth of knowledge and wisdom about the practices of shamanism.

As Sandra states in the book the word “shaman” refers to one who sees in the dark.  To practice shamanism is to open vision to a world that is hidden from normal view and to enter the deeper reality of the unseen universe.  The core of shamanism is the experience of direct revelation–to communicate firsthand with your spiritual allies and discover your own power.

In my interview with Sandra we discuss the wayS and practices associated with helping one to open up to this spirit world.  Anyone can make the spiritual journey to access their spiritual allies, but their are practices to prepare you for this journey.

Sandra points out that the shamanistic practice can assist one in thriving in challenging and changing times.  In our modern-day technological world we have been lead to believe that what we see, touch, hear, smell and taste with our ordinary senses connects us only to the world that is visible around us.  Shamanism teaches that there are doorways into other realms of reality where healing spirits reside who can share guidance, insights and healing not just for ourselves but also for the world in which we live.

Shamanism teaches that we are part of Nature and on with all of life. Since we are part of Nature, Nature itself become a helping spirit that has much to share with us about how to bring our live back into harmony and balance.  In the fast paced world that we are living in today, the practice of shamanism and getting in touch with our spiritual allies would certainly be a good thing.  Just maybe we would learn more about our soul’s journey and our role in the grander scheme of things.

If you would like to learn more about Shamanism then I would certainly recommend that you read ” Awakening to the Spirit World“. Sandra’s book will open up your eyes and and your senses to a world that will be quite revealing, and will help you explore at a deeper level many of those important questions you would like to have answers too.
Please visit Sandra’s website by clicking here for it has a wealth of information and articles on the topic of shamanism.  Enjoy this wonder interview with a very wise woman, who can guide you into worlds you may have not see yet.

Dee Edington, Ph.D.If you are interested at all about the future of wellness and healthcare, then you need go no further than our guest for this podcast Dee Edington Ph.D.  Dee is the author of over 500 articles on the subject, and his new book entitled “Zero Trends: Health as a Serious Economic Strategy” certainly is a must read for anyone involved in the delivery of wellness and healthcare solution.

In my interview with Dee we discuss the two major problems that need to be solved: the rising cost of healthcare in America, which is eroding profits at an accelerating rate and leading toward disaster for businesses.  As well as the do-nothing approach which is not a solution at all.

Dee suggest that we need to move from a sickness orientated culture to a culture of health, a culture in which we not only care for the sick but also enable the healthy to stay healthy.   This is an approach that lowers healthcare costs and as the same time increases productivity and human satisfaction.

Edington quotes  Albert Einstein “the world we have made as a result of the level of thinking we have done thus far creates problems we cannot solve at the same level of thinking at which we created them.”    It is clear that after all of these years of the same medical approaches to managing health, more doctors, nurses, hospitals, procedures and devices will not solve the problems.  Edington disagrees with those in the medical profession and some of the health economists and politicians who argue that prevention and healthy lifestyles will not lower the total costs of sickness or lead to a better way of life for individuals and businesses.  The information and data presented in “Zero Trends”  will support the argument that improved health status will not only reduce healthcare costs for companies but also increase performance and productivity in the workplace.

The bottom line is that we need to focus on bringing back vitality to our businesses and the people that work in them. The new model for healthcare in America redefines healthcare as a combination of illness and wellness strategies.  It is designed to help employers enable employees to become self-leaders in maintaining their energy, vitality and overall performance.
If you are interested in learning more about “Zero Trends” then I highly recommend that you visit the Health Management Research Center at the University of Michigan by clicking here.  You can also purchase Dee’s book at this website by clicking this link to take you directly to the book’s landing page.

I hope you enjoy this wonderful interview with a man who has dedicated his career to helping us better understand the challenges we are facing in healthcare.

Barbara Marx HubbardIf you have never heard Barbara Marx Hubbard speak, then treat yourself and take a listen to this wonderful podcast we just recorded about her new DVD entitled ” Visions of a Universal Humanity“.

Barbara and I have a very engaging dialogue about the new story for humanity. In the documentary DVD Barbara brings together some of the finest minds of our time including world renowned physicist Freeman Dyson, biologist Bruce Lipton and scolar Jean Houston and others who present cutting edge perspectives on humankind’s potential to create a positive future for Earth.

In a time when so many people are asking the question. “why on earth are we treating one another this way“, the insights from VISION’S brilliant luminaries give us a glimpse into a world where competition is replaced with cooperation and violence by compassion.  A world where artificial trees can create more oxygen than naturally occurring trees and where GOD is described as existing inside the universe rather than outside of it.

There is not doubt that our world is shifting, and that all of our institutions including our monetary, education, government are being tested. We are most likely going to see a reinvention of most of these system over the coming years, and as is articulated through the scientists and spiritual leaders interviewed in the movie the alternative viewpoint to doom and gloom Armageddon scenarios currently circulating is one an evolution of the consciousness of  individuals on the planet where co-creation and harmony pervade.  Biologists Bruce Lipton, states”we need a change in our beliefs” our old beliefs are not serving us any longer and it is time to awaken to new possibilities.

If there were every a documentary that will assist the viewer to awaken to their own personal possibilities, and have renewed hope for our humanity then you need to watch this documentary “VISIONS of a Universal Humanity“.
Barbara Marx Hubbard is sponsoring a no cost a program entitled “Three (3) Keys to Evolutionary Metamorphosis” staring October 14th and continuing for 14 weeks.  I would highly recommend that you click on this link and join in on this teleseminar to understand more how you realize your human potential and contribute to the evolution of our world in a very positive way.

I hope you enjoy this wonderful interview with an amazing futurist, author and activist who is having an impact on the positive evolution of our planet–Barbara Marx Hubbard.

living deeplyAs many of you have realized, we have been providing valuable interviews with the presenters for the Institute of Noetic Sciences events taking place this summer.Marilyn Schlitz is one of those authors who has a weekend workshop July 30th-Aug1st.

It was my privilege to interview Marilyn Schlitz who is the author of a book entitled, “Living Deeply-The Art and Science of Transformation in Everyday Life“. Marilyn is also the President of the Institute of Noetic Sciences. She and a few of her colleagues are going to be facilitating a wonderful workshop entitled, ” Worldview Literacy Program” at the IONS Retreat Center in Petaluma, CA.

In my interview with Marilyn, we speak about her book as well as the benefits of attending the upcoming “World Literacy Program”  There are several intriguing questions that the workshop will be diving deeply into: How do we know what we know? How do worldviews shape our experiences? What skills do we need to open us to the other people’s worldviews? Why is this important to our global community?

These questions and more are going to be the subject of this upcoming workshop on July 30th-Aug1st, 2010 at the Institute of Noetic summer series held at the beautiful retreat center in Petaluma, CA.

During my interview with Marilyn I took the time to speak with her about the book she co-authored entitled, “Living Deeply“.  We speak about the extensive research work that she completed which culminated in this wonderful book about our personal quests for transformation.

Like most people today, our lives have become increasingly complex and fast paced.  The content and stories weaved into this book will certainly awaken you to radically shift your perspective of who you are.  It is this personal deep inquiry that leads to our transformation to more conscious living beings on this planet.  If we are to find more meaning and purpose those things that are out of alignment with who we are will gradually fall away.

Marilyn Schlitz HeadshotI encourage you to attend this workshop if you want to gain insight and understanding on how your worldviews shape your reality.  If you want to register for the workshop please click here.  And if you want to know more about Marilyn’s book “Living Deeply” please click any of the links to access her.

John RobbinsI have been an admirer of John Robbins for many years.  I first heard him speak in San Francisco in 2003 just after my oldest son Sean was diagnosed with Leukemia.  We took a trip to San Fransisco to attend a Green Conference where John was speaking about his book “The Food Revolution“.  It was this speech that made such an impact on both my son and myself that we altered our diets significantly in an effort to improve our health and be more environmentally sensitive.  I am proud to report that John’s message indelibly impacted our family contributing to our families improved health today.

John’s new book entitled ” The New Good Life” is probably one of the best books that I have ever read on living a life on less without the sacrifice.  The New Good Life is the path from conspicuous consumption to conscious consumption.  He advocates taking an active role in becoming  more aware of your purchases, and differentiate between your needs and wants.  Those of us who live in the United States for the most part have had plenty, and the previous consumptive patterns have helped to lead the current ecological and economic challenges we are faced with today.

As a result of our consumptive patterns I believe that we  need to look more closely at the choices we make when we purchase something,  and shift toward conscious consumption.  As John articulates in “The New Good Life” his life shifted significantly when he woke up one day last December to realize that 95% of his entire fortune disappeared as a result of his assets being mismanaged on Wall Street.

This book is as much about John’s personal journey, and how to learn to live on less while appreciating life.  It is a passionate manifesto on finding meaning beyond money, while delivering a sound blueprint for living well on less.  John teaches you how to create your own definition of success based on your deepest beliefs and life experiences, alleviate depression and stay fit with inexpensive alternative for high cost medicine, develop a diet that promotes better health and saves money, and how to protect yourself from future economic catastrophes.

The New Good Life” is a must read for anyone suffering through this economic downturn.  It is wonderfully written and extremely enlightening.

I highly recommend that you visit John’s website by clicking here and check out all of the cool resources as well as his videos.  Enjoy this great interview with a man on a mission to help people, help themselves while helping save planet earth!!!!

Glenn Llopis I had the personal pleasure of attending the Innovation and Humanities Summit in Orange, CA hosted by Glenn Llopis the author of Earning Serendipity.   I can personally vouch for the fact that this author is a man on a mission.  The program assembled some of the most incredible thought leaders of our time, and author Glenn Llopis is to be included in this esteemed crowd.

In my interview with Glenn we discuss his new book entitled, “Earning Serendipity“, which is about how you can claim your control over your prosperity.  As Glenn states, progression along the path is the result of a rare combination of skills that you can develop and apply in your career, business and life.

The four skills that we discuss are:

  • Seeing with circular vision: Which is the ability to broaden your observation beyond what you seek and beyond the obvious details before you, and enlarge your field of opportunities.
  • Sowing Entrepreneurial Seeds: When good vision is met with consistent, hand-dirtying execution every day, the result is a stable, growing fortune;focus on proper timing and proper depth.
  • Growing Seeds of Greatest Potential: This is when we learn how to recognize the most promising opportunities and give them the right amount of attention; don’t let the best opportunities wilt and don’t waste energy on opportunities with limited potential.
  • Sharing the Harvest: When you focus on meeting others’ needs to improve personal good fortune; make generosity part of your purpose, an integral part of the DNA of your career or company.

If you would like to learn more about Glenn and this great personal growth and mastery book, “Earning Serendipity“, than I recommend that you visit his website by clicking here.

Glenn’s website is rich with resources and videos to help the reader learn more.  You can also take his Workplace Serendipity Quiz the results of which will determine your propensity for creating and sustaining good fortune in your life.

Lucia RenéI found my interview with Lucia Rene, the author of her new book entitled, “Unplugging the Patriarchy“, to be one of the more interesting interviews that I have ever done.  Lucia has a viewpoint about what is transpiring with relation to the breakdown of our Patriarchal Age that is very believable, and quite worth reading about.

Her book helps one to understand the evolution of the New World Order and its various components, associated banking systems, finance, and our government and allows the reader to draw their own conclusions based upon her well documented research.  Lucia weaves into her book her personal journey associated with mysticism, psychic perceptions and spirituality which makes for an even more intriguing read.

The author was heavenly influenced by her personal spiritual teacher who believed that everyone is born with psychic perception.  That in an age of reason, people are conditioned from childhood to disregard psychic input. “Being psychic” she explained, “has to do with having the ability to perceive beyond the physical”.

It is quite evident to me that Lucia is a woman with special spiritual and psychic wisdom, and she has brought forth a book which is about  balancing the masculine and feminine in a effort to help us understand what is needed to help heal an ailing society and planet.

She writes, “We’re approaching the end of a cycle of time. The Patriarchy’s profit-before-people system is breaking down. Humanity’s 5,000-year schooling in power, abuse of power, and masculine/feminine imbalance is nearing an end. Something new is rising: a wave of Divine Feminine energy—so subtle yet so powerful—is moving across the planet, bringing balance in its wake.”

I encourage you to read “Unplugging the Patriarchy” for it will provide you with an “out of the box” viewpoint about our evolving and changing world which provides, a logical explanation from both a historical and spiritual
perspective, just what might be transpiring.

Please click here to be directed to her website.

John E. Wade II ” I will try to love and help create a heaven on earth”– the most important sentence that I have written or may ever write, says author John E. Wade II about his recently published his new book, “How to Achieve a Heaven On Earth.”

This is a fascinating book because it is a compilation of short essays from various people including: Barack Obama, Ted Turner, Marianne Williamson, Al Gore, Thomas L. Friedman and many others. In a very short period of time, the reader can pick up this book and read a short essay written by over 101 insightful world leaders and thinkers.

During our interview together we discuss many of the essays and John’s personal views about how important it is at this juncture in history that we come together to help resolve many of our world problems.  Solving these problems is going to take leaders who not only have the skills and wisdom, but who also have a spiritual focus.

As John states, “We must move beyond religious tolerance to real respect among all of the world’s loving spiritual beliefs and practices.  Even differing beliefs can lead to similar values, which in turn may lead to behavior that is acceptable to God.”

The ten (10) elements that John believes are important to achieving a heaven on earth are:

1) Peace

2) Security

3) Freedom

4) Democracies

5) Prosperity

6) Spiritual Harmony

7)  Racial Harmony

8)  Ecological Harmony

9) Health

10) Moral Purpose and Meaning

John is a spiritual man on a mission to help achieve heaven on earth.  He is helping to expose readers to wonderful thought leaders with varying viewpoints so one can draw their own conclusion on how to achieve a heaven on earth.

I highly recommend John’s new book, “How to Achieve A Heaven On Earth”, and to learn more about John and his charitable endeavors please visit his website by clicking here.

Enjoy this wonderful podcast with John E. Wade II.