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Inside a Spiritual Teacher By Beth Green

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What causes someone to become a spiritual teacher who dedicates his or her life to inspiring others? Have you ever wanted that identity for yourself? What are the joys? What are the pitfalls of ego, expectations and self-delusion that can accompany such an identity? Meet Simran Singh, host of 11:11 on VoiceAmerica’s 7th Wave channel, publisher of 11:11 Magazine and creator of the Rebel Road Tour. Many of you have heard her program and would like to know more about her from the inside out. We will be asking Simran about her early life as the child of an Indian Sikh family growing up in Bamberg, South Carolina. What can she share about living at the divide of 2 cultures? How did those experiences shape her personality? What was it like entering an arranged marriage? Why is she so passionate about transformation and authenticity? How does she handle having a bad hair day? If you are interested in an intimate portrait of Simran Singh, join us. And call in or email your questions.

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Born in South Carolina of Sikh parents, Simran Singh is an author, creative visionary, transformational catalyst and what she calls a rebel humanitarian. She is the publisher of the Nautilus Award–Winning 11:11 Magazine and the host of the number-one rated 11:11 Talk Radio show on the 7th Wave Channel with VoiceAmerica. The author of Your Journey to Enlightenment and Conversations with The Universe, this Lead Rebel of The Rebel Road Tour impacts thousands with her message. Having lived in the divide of two cultures and suffered from living an inauthentic life, including an arranged marriage, her emergence is unique but very much like our own. Her passionate style takes individuals on a journey into courage, fearless authenticity, and presence through writing, speaking, creative expression and experience as the Rebel in her one-woman show, The Rebel Road: Connecting the Dots of What Was to What IS by illustrating the bridge between dark and Light. Meet her on InsideOut.

Tune in for a new episode of InsideOut “Inside a Spiritual Teacher” Listen in Tuesday April 1st at 3 PM Pacific on the VoiceAmerica 7th Wave Channel.

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Step into a world of entertainment and enlightenment, where it’s safe to be real and fun to transform. Join us at InsideOut, where our outsides match our insides and we question anything and everything. Host Beth Green is wise, witty and down-to-earth, delving into issues that impact us all and offering fresh perspectives that make us think. She is joined by co-host James Maynard and two of her alter egos – the hilarious Madam Mazurka and the lofty “Guru” – who add unexpected wisdom and humor to the mix. Blend in fascinating guests and great callers, and you’ve got a show that’s lively, funny and profound, all at the same time. An internationally-known intuitive counselor and spiritual teacher since 1980, Beth uses her amazing insight, compassion and humor to help us see ourselves more clearly and become both happier and a greater blessing to our world. Tune in. Call in. Email.  And become a part of the gang at InsideOut. Tuesdays at 3 PM Pacific on the VoiceAmerica 7th Wave Channel.

Tai Chi Wednesday with Winston Price

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“Well, It’s Better Than Nothing.” – Training Yourself to Fail

What sparked this post is the saying, “Well, it’s better than nothing”.  This saying is an excuse used to make one feel better about failing.  This is one of the worst things to actually believe.  The meaning of this phrase is that one did something to the positive affect of the actions completed.  But does that really even make good sense?  Think about it this way; is taking out the trash halfway to the proper spot of placement better than nothing?  Is turning in unfinished, below minimum work better than nothing?  Doing a below minimum job is never better than doing nothing.  When an action is completed ask yourself if what you did is something that if you consistently did things in that manner would raise you to your goals efficiently?  The answer to that is always “no”.  The reason I assert this is that when you look at the phrase, “Well, it’s better than nothing”, from a mental health point-of-view, what one does when they believe in this ideology is they minimize their failure to properly prepare and execute the necessary/wanted action.  This minimization accesses one’s ability to believe a non-truth that can lead to the understanding that what they did was good, causing them to allow this happening to reoccur without fault or negative consequence.  People fail to realize that this form of thinking lends itself to producing less than mediocre results.  They fail to realize that it is okay to harshly criticize one’s self for failing if it leads to a healthy realization that their lack of preparation is what they need to focus on in the future.  Telling yourself that you did a passable job when you fail is harmful for your overall health and development.  Rationally and critically managing and maintaining your well-being, thought processes and preparation tactics is healthy; it leads to positive and efficient growth.

Don’t believe lies that allow you to take failure lightly.  When training in Tai Chi Chuan, an instance that I encounter when studying, training and teaching is that people believe that because Tai Chi Chuan, in general, is practiced slowly, relative to other martial arts, there is very little necessity to diligently train and study.  Many practitioners go to class thinking that if they can just follow along with the instructor that they will efficiently grow and develop proper skill.  They believe that going to class is just enough and that is all that is necessary.  To them, showing up to class is good enough and being able to follow along without properly focused thought is better than nothing.  To them, they believe that if they can mimic the movements it is the same as them mastering the movement.  Something that I tell them is, just because you can read the words on a page it does not denote that you understand what you just read.  Proper study needs to take place.  There is a respect for what it is you are doing that has to be present.  There must be a standard you place on yourself, that if you fall below that standard you discipline yourself appropriately.  Do not train with the idea of just coming in is good enough.  Make sure you are always challenging yourself.  Make sure you always hold yourself to appropriate standards that allow you to develop efficiently.  If it is not challenging, it is not changing.  And to me, that is one of the grandest pieces of evidence that the message of “Well, it’s better than nothing” is a false message of progress.

People do not state, “Well, it’s better than nothing” if what they did was something that actually challenged them.  This is something that is stated when there was no challenge because of a lack of preparation and due diligence.  I do believe that doing something that betters yourself is better than doing nothing to better yourself; however, rationalizing failure as success is never better than doing nothing.  In the stead of saying and thinking that something that brought no productive challenge and no productive growth actually begat positive change, what one should do is face the fact that they failed due to  their own inadequacies and challenge their self to execute more effectively in the future.

There are times that I set aside to practice my Tai Chi Chuan forms, and there are times that I do not properly prepare and spend less time on the forms than I had planned.  In these cases I have self-disciplinary actions that I take.  One thing that I do is note that what I just did was a failure.  I recognize the fact that I did do something; however, I note that even though I did many good things it was not enough to call what I did a success.  I liken it to taking a quiz or an exam.  If one gets 4 out of 10 questions correct, and each question is worth one point, they still failed.  No pats on the back for failure.  Another thing that I do in my self-disciplinary action is remove time from things, that for the most part, are leisure activities and add that time to the time that I schedule for future training; making even more time for training in the future.  Doing so, adding time to future training/ studying sessions, allows me to do the repetitions that I missed during my failure.  Once again, likening this to taking a test or quiz, make time for more study in the future to be able to sufficiently review what was missed.  Too often the miscued message of “Well it’s better than nothing” leads to the idea of, “Well now that I know that I missed it, I’ll get it right the next time”, and then people don’t study what they missed.  They just move on to the next time, not adding extra time to study what it was they missed.  When they fail again they are surprised that they missed the same question again. 

Just showing up is not good enough.  Doing something is not always better than doing nothing.  When you fail, when you falter, you have to do even more work than what you previously planned to catch-up, and then even more work to properly and positivity progress.  If you rationalize failure as success you will train yourself to fail.   Don’t train yourself to fail.          

For more information Winston’s his martial arts academy please visit Internal Magnification.  

Winston Price, Executive Producer, has over a decade and a half of marketing, advertising and public relations experience. He began his business career in 1995 and is a graduate of Indiana University Bloomington. Winston also is a master martial artist and personal trainer with over 2 decades of knowledge and experience. Winston runs his own school, Internal Magnification Martial Arts, where he focuses on helping people reach their personal goals of health and fitness via At-Home personal training with martial foci of Taekwondo, Tai Chi Ch’uan, Hapkido and Ba Gua Zhang. As an executive producer for VoiceAmerica, Winston utilizes his skills in business and personal training to help new and existing hosts maximize their opportunity with the VoiceAmerica Talk Radio Network by supporting his hosts with the business and personal aspects of creating and developing their show. Winston believes that each host brings their own flavor to the Network. By properly coaching and motivating his hosts, they are able to produce THEIR show with THEIR style and THEIR passion being at the forefront of every broadcast.  

 

Ohhh Poop… OOOOh Passion BY SIMRAN SINGH

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Ohhh Poop… OOOOh Passion BY SIMRAN SINGH

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The contrast is an amazing thing in the human experience. We can get high and mighty… in fact, all too serious if we do not watch out. But, it is the mundane or sometimes the obstacles that actually occur to keep us grounded and present. They help us understand and know true beauty in all its forms. When the poop shows up in your life amidst massive transformation and creation… in the movement of unfolding passion, understand it is just the Universe letting you know to stop a moment and embrace the contrast with gratitude. Why? Because it made you stop for a moment to allow energy to work on your behalf so you could take a break from it all. Join me on the REBEL ROAD! www.TheRebelRoad.com 

 

In Love, Of Love, With Love… Simran  

Simran Singh, award winning publisher of 11:11 Magazine & 11:11 Talk Radio, has released a powerful new book, Conversations With The Universe, guiding how signs, symbols and synchronicity are the way the world speaks to us. Simran states, ‘You are not on a journey, YOU are the journey!’ Readers of Conversations With The Universe receive FREE support videos, meditations and audios at:
www.ConversationsWithTheUniverse.com – www.simran-singh.com

Let everyday be a saturday! By SIMRAN SINGH

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Let everyday be a saturday! By SIMRAN SINGH

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The heights to which you will soar are equivalent to the depths within you are willing to explore. Enlightenment is a staircase that leads in both directions at the same time. To be Light, know your darkness – to be conscious, know your unconscious behavior – to know your truth, know the lies you live, to know who you are, discover whom you have not been. To know your spirituality, discover your humanity. Dive deep… Fly high. Know thyself. 

In Love, Of Love, With Love… Simran  

Simran Singh, award winning publisher of 11:11 Magazine & 11:11 Talk Radio, has released a powerful new book, Conversations With The Universe, guiding how signs, symbols and synchronicity are the way the world speaks to us. Simran states, ‘You are not on a journey, YOU are the journey!’ Readers of Conversations With The Universe receive FREE support videos, meditations and audios at:
www.ConversationsWithTheUniverse.com – www.simran-singh.com

 

Sight beyond Site with Morgan O. Smith

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Life is of the ultimate interest once you become alive to a world you’ve always believed to be separate from you.  Once you become awakened, you will see yourself as completely whole; a forgotten memory sitting beneath the exterior of the unconscious.  This self-realization is so electrifying; you will have no choice but to laugh at the absurdity of it all.

Once this fire kindles, all things dispassionate, becomes a love at first sight – a dazzling visual of the sublime and a knowing that everything is you. In this moment, you will start to feel the joy and pain of everything, until you transcend the two; you will then begin to feel the wholeness of everything you once believed to be a duality.  You will realize that everything is an extension of the self, an expansion of individual mind into the broad collective which is of one accord.

I will describe this new awareness by saying that it’s being able to clearly see the fog which is in front of you.  This fog I speak of is the illusion; a figment of your imagination you once perceived to be reality – a misconstrued realness that consist of everything you believe to see, hear, smell, taste and touch – once discovering this truth, you will realize that actual reality, is a pure extract of your distorted view.  That being said, this deception becomes more real; once reaching this state, you will have the ability to feel all of humanity at its core; this will be your greatest gift; every emotion and every sensation will be available to you at your command.  Physically, you will also feel the coherence of every living cell, a synchronicity creating more richness and depth; while this is taking place, you can actually feel the interaction of every particle popping in and out of your very existence.

If you’re ever fortunate of having such an awakening, you will suddenly realize that the sky becomes the very ground you walk on; the clouds of the highest can bare witness of the light footsteps imprinted upon them; with every step taken, you’ll now boldly walk between both worlds of the sanity and the insane.  Once in this realm, you will know and understand the essential language of God which cannot be uttered by the human tongue, a mind boggling experience that can never be expressed fully through action or though articulated sound; because the greatest story ever told…can never be told.  You’ll open your new set of eyes to a living breathing animated world of an infinite moment of the happily unknown; you will now see yourself fully, yet see nothing; you will feel yourself fully, yet feel nothing; you will reach into the paradoxical depths of your inner expression – a bewailing of pure delight; a mourning of jubilation; a blissful cry from the soul.

From this point forward, and forever shall be, you will realize that as a mortal being, you now sit among the gods…even beyond.

 

Morgan O. Smith

 

Morgan O. Smith is a former Stand-up Comedian & Television Host turned Mystic & Philosopher. He is a 2001 Gemini Award Winning Writer and has been nominated for The Gemini’s People’s Choice Awards:Canada’s Favorite Comic back in 2003.Morgan has been studying Eastern Philosophy & Metaphysics, and has been practicing meditation for over a decade. Morganis also a Certified Meditation Instructor, Reiki Practitioner and Brainwave Entrainment Facilitator.  Morgan holds a Teacher’s Certificate in Transformation Meditation and is the creator of Yinnergy – which is the latest advancement in brainwave entrainment technology, based on Marko Rodin’s Vortex Based Mathematics.  Morgan is the Host of the highly anticipated radio show, Sight beyond Sight will be airing later this year on Voice America. Sight beyond Site is an opinionated conversational show tackling subject matters such as Mysticism, Metaphysics, Meditation, Spirituality and Non-Duality.

If you have any questions or comments about this blog, feel free to contact Morgan innovativecoaching@gmail.com

Question and comments maybe chosen and answered on the air.

 

It’s All Story! By SIMRAN SINGH

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It’s All Story! By SIMRAN SINGH

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The test of time is not ‘What can I survive? Achieve? Move beyond?’ You are not here to pass the test of time. Too many are passing time now. The test of time is the experience of timelessness. Can you stop all the time? And be timeless? Most of all … Can you step out of the story? The mind is meant to make up stuff! It will ed you down many roads, lots of paths and every direction. However you can stop and ask which way to go! Simply travel 13″down into the High Way of the heart!

 

In Love, Of Love, With Love… Simran  

Simran Singh, award winning publisher of 11:11 Magazine & 11:11 Talk Radio, has released a powerful new book, Conversations With The Universe, guiding how signs, symbols and synchronicity are the way the world speaks to us. Simran states, ‘You are not on a journey, YOU are the journey!’ Readers of Conversations With The Universe receive FREE support videos, meditations and audios at:
www.ConversationsWithTheUniverse.com – www.simran-singh.com

 

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