Dr Janna Fond is very passionate about staying positive and not getting swept away with whatâs going on in the world around us. Her new book ‘Everything Will Be OK: Blending psychology and spirituality to heal ourselves’ takes an interesting view of how the blending of traditional psychology with spirituality is an important healing modality. Dr. Fond has written this book as an aid to help people heal.
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Deepen your spiritual connection to the earth and rejoin the community of nature when Asya and Zahra interview artist and author Lupa for her newest book, Nature Spirituality from the Ground Up. As she explores nature, Lupa risked all to keep grounded. The Gift of Risk penned by Libby Gill from the book, Be the Star You Are!Â® for TEENS, offers real life exercises to stretch and grow daily.
Art Attack Reporter, Brigitte Jia brings another fascinating monologue on the risks that artists take to reveal their inner spirit with their works. Why did Andy Warhol paint tomato soup cans? Â âIt’s not because things are difficult that we dare not venture. It’s because we dare not venture that they are difficult.â-Seneca
Lupa, aka, Green Wolf, is an author, artist and amateur naturalist in Portland, OR. She is the author of several books on nature-based spirituality, most recently Nature Spirituality From the Ground Up: Connect With Totems In Your Ecosystem. More about Lupa may be found at www.thegreenwolf.com
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How to Make the Right Decision: Going From Worrier to Warrior in 10 Easy Steps by Hemda Mizrahi & Benson Simmonds
Award-winning actor, coach, and writer Benson Simmonds joined me on âTurn the Pageâ to discuss his recently published book, âSOULAR POWER Â â Unlocking the Eight Gates to Joy and Abundance,â which reflects his 20 years of study in the dramatic arts, Kabbalah, Eastern Philosophy, and Mysticism. Listen to this episodeÂ to access greater meaning, joy, and success in your life.
Benson expanded upon our conversation after the show, by sharing how you can apply the key tactics he offered to the process of making âgoodâ decisions. If youâre generally decisive and find yourself in new waters with an unprecedented anxiety or conflict thatâs causing you to feel âstuck,â this approach will help you to move forward with greater peace of mind. If you frequently Â have a hard time making decisions, Bensonâs âten stepsâ will teach you how to choose more quickly, and with greater confidence.
Hereâs what he taught me—in his own words:
Weâve all been there – gripped by fear when needing to make an important decision. Weâre afraid of making the âwrongâ choice, or one that will result in a negative outcome for ourselves or someone else. Whether youâre making business decision, considering whether to leave or stay in a relationship, making choices regarding your health, school, or even what color shoes to buy, the underlying constant is that feeling for fear. When in fear, you are in worrier (ego) mode, as opposed to warrior (soul) mode, that place from which you can tap into the power of your soul. You soul is your untapped brain potential, that part of you that is connected to a divine source of unlimited joy, love and expansion.
What about the old, âmake a list of pros and cons, so you can detach emotionallyâ approach? That strategy removes your emotions instead of inspiring you to use your emotional intelligence, which you actually need to make the best decision.
So what is the key to making a good decision? Shifting out of fear and into love, which is of course an emotional state. Shifting from ego to soul, from worrier to warrior. Here are the 10 simple and profound steps you can take to make your best decision.
When you are in ego/fear mode the overwhelming message you receive is âlack and limitation.â This message conveys that there is never enough, and that you are not enough. To shift, take a deep breath and say, âI AM ENOUGH. THIS MOMENT IS ENOUGH.â As you do this, youâll immediately begin to slow down the ego/worrier self and connect with your soul. The overriding message of the soul is âYOU ARE ENOUGHâ and âthere is always enough,â so you WONâT be limited or losing out regardless of which decision you make.
Realize that you can choose to tap into something larger than yourself, your soul. By making this choice and stating out loud, âI CHOOSE TO MAKE THIS A SOULAR POWERED DECISION,â youâll expand past the information thatâs available through your ego/fear. Instead, youâll tap into a power that has a wealth of data beyond the âfactsâ as you see them. Youâll surpass âblack and white thinking,â which limits your choices, to âFULL SPECTRUM THINKING,â which opens you up to new possibilities. Your decision will be informed by the deeper wisdom youâre able to access through this expanded view.
Ask yourself: âWhat are five to ten things I LOVE about myself?â Â Be sure to state your answers out loud and use âI LOVEâ¦â in every sentence. For example, âI LOVE my sense of humor. I LOVE my intelligence. I LOVE that Iâm a survivor. I LOVE that I try to be kind,â etc. By focusing on what you LOVE, youâll shift out of fear and into love (become a LOVE GENERATOR instead of a LOVE SEEKER), which will help you to make the best decision.
Convey GRATITUDE STATEMENTS that express thanks for your shift to âwarrior:â âThank you (God, universe, the divine, higher powers, etc.) for the ease with which Iâve released my need to make the right decision.â By repeating this a few times, youâll liberate the pressure your ego/worrier side has placed upon you and begin to feel a newfound ease about the decision. Hereâs another version of a gratitude statement: âThank you God (divine, etc.) for the ease which with Iâve made the right decision.â
Envision yourself within the PYRAMID OF PROTECTION: Imagine that youâre sitting or standing inside a four-walled, three-dimensional pyramid. There is a wall slanting up to a point above your head on all four sides of you. The floor is the fifth wall. Divine light from above infuses the walls of the pyramid with unconditional love and joy. Feel yourself and the inside of the pyramid becoming enveloped in divine light. From inside the pyramid say, âI am now connected to and protected by the divine.â
While in the pyramid of protection, say, âEVERY DECISION I MAKE IS NOW FOR THE SAKE OF THE DIVINE.â By repeating this statement within the pyramid, youâll take even more of the pressure off. You can also say, âEVERYTHING I DO IS NOW FOR THE SAKE OF THE DIVINE.â By doing this, youâll remind yourself, that itâs not about you; itâs about what you can contribute.
When you make a soular powered decision, youâll CHOOSE THE OPTION THAT FEELS THE MOST EXPANSIVE. Simply stated, fear contracts and love expands. When you are afraid, your body pulls inward and in that moment, itâs all about you. When you are feeling love, you naturally expand your arms and want to share, celebrate and contribute. Now, take a moment to reflect on your decision. Which choice feels more expansive to you? The more expansive decision is the best one.
ASKING EXPANSIVE QUESTIONS will help you tap into your soular power and make the best decision. Rather than asking negative questions, like âwhat will happen if I make the wrong decision?,â or âwhy am I a loser?,â ask EMPOWERING questions, like: âHOW CAN I EXPERIENCE MORE JOY WHILE MAKING THIS DECISION?,â and âWHY AM I A WINNER REGARDLESS OF THE DECISION I MAKE?â Your brain is a super computer and it will provide you with an answer to any question you ask. Most of us are unaware of the questions we are asking ourselves subconsciously. By asking yourself specific expansive questions, youâll receive answers that will inspire you to make the best choice.
BLESS FIVE PEOPLE IN YOUR LIFE. Think of the person and say âblessings to your for health, happiness, abundance, etc.â Even if the decision is about leaving a boss or relationship, send that boss or current spouse/lover blessings. This will very quickly shift you out of fear and into love, opening up your divine channel of joy, love and expansion even more.
When making your decision, eliminate the need to âbe good.â Trying to âbe goodâ can lure you into a decision that is based on self-sacrifice or martyrdom, which your ego convinces you is ânoble.â This leaves you stuck in worrier mode. Instead, SEE GOOD, the good in yourself and that of others. A true soular powered decision is a WIN-WIN for all parties involved.
In applying these 10 steps, youâll make the âbestâ decision and ENJOY the process of choosing. Youâll feel more joyous and loving, which will contribute to even better decisions as you move through your day.
Benson shares blessings for you to âembrace your soular power and open your heart to feel and attract more joy, love and abundance in every moment.â
His book, âSOULAR POWER â Unlocking the Eight Gates of Joy and Abundanceâ is available on Amazon. You can reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org if youâd like to find out more about his spiritual and business coaching services.
Whether or not you see yourself as a âspiritualâ person, youâll gain a practical approach to improving results in every aspect of your life by listening to our conversation.
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Oct 12, 2015 on VOICE AMERICA WOMEN 2:00 pm PST / Regarding pregnancy and child birth there is already a plethora of publications to choose from, covering all the stages and offering education and insight. To this very day, though, one crucial subject remains largely untouched, consciously so or not: Spirituality.
Letâs be honest here – hardly anybody talks about it. In proportion to the significance it carries for the well-being of the future mother and her yet to be born child, as a society, we donât give this theme the attention it deserves.
The need to bring spirituality into this rather unexplored corner of life is intensifying. This is a simply so, because the changes and transformation that mankind has been undergoing for quite a while now, are revving up.
So, the issue is not âwhich faithâ and âwhich religionâ, but spiritual knowledge that reaches deep into the areas covering pregnancy and child birth and in this way, complements what orthodox medicine and its holistic counterpart are already bringing to the table.
Now we truly have the chance to leave our mark on both mother and child at such a hugely important time of imprinting.
Katherine Ketchum is a story teller and in the telling of the stories she explores some very profound thoughts and teachings. We will look at her book, “Experiencing Spirituality: Finding Meaning Through Storytelling” which was just released in paperback, Some of the things we hope to discuss are: how great wisdom stories can enrich our spiritual lives; how being “spiritual” is more than just being “non-religious;” the importance of imperfection and failure; and the need to experience rather than intellectualize spirituality. The book is one to sit and savor and I think this discussion will be the same. Come join us on ‘The Self Improvement Show‘ 6/18 @ 1pm PT
From a Daily Life of Danger to a Successful Spiritual Businessman, Mike Koch Shares All on Contract For Love with Lori Jae
Mike Koch, Owner of Arizona Automasters in Chandler, AZ. will be discussing his rise out of the ashes of his past of motorcycles, car chases and drugs to become a successful businessman. Mike knows what it takes to find one’s spirituality within and bring it back into a physical reality that brings success. Â Mikeâs âfast and furiousâ past and rise to self- responsibility and respect has brought him to be a mentor and strong example for the youth of today. He has been invited to tell his story and has made helping these young people a goal in his life. Â Mike has found his way into the spiritual expansion of his life and his business. He believes and speaks to how his desire is to continue to help others find their potential. Â As a divorced father, Mike believes strongly in Partnership Contracts and he will share with us why he feels this is the way for long term relationships. You are invited to share with us the journey he made from literally nothing to where he is today.
Join us for The InsideOut Forum Discussion Call at 6:00am Pacific time on Thursday mornings every week at 832-551-5100 x 173936, where we expand the conversation from the InsideOut radio show of that week. This week we look forward to continuing the discussion about grounded spirituality, what it is and how we can achieve it. It is a real call to awareness about how we use our spirituality to escape, at times, and what the consequences are. On the other hand, we can see how, if we use our spirituality to be grounded and to FACE reality, rather than escape it, we can become much more powerful agents of divine consciousness on earth. Join us! Bring your experiences and feelings to the community!
Whenever we speak of the unseeing authoritative ethical and moral God, we’re talking about a creator who doesn’t actually exist, but fully lives and breaths within our limited thoughts – a diminutive portion of what truly is. This organized religious God we speak of isn’t of some upper paradise, but stems from the superior ego â the ego of the collective; a complex concept made up of morals, ethics, even policies & procedures; it is apart of our social, cultural and religious environment – the part of the collective ego we’ve fully disowned, because it sits too high upon a heavenly pedestal, too sacred for us to believe it to be our own.
This god we created, is now here to govern us from the temptations of a so called Satan which really is our very own id; the same id that is capable of bringing us to our personal salvation. Yes, the chaotic id; the liberated free spirited facet of the human mind, intertwined with the flesh; the shameful part of ourselves we’re constantly at war with – a war within where surrender lies within the fantasy of the optimist; this takes place deep within where the ego and the id fight to the finish – seeking dominance, so that one day, one will stand tall, sitting at the thrown of the self-attained.
Now there’s a solution to all this; the answer is right in front of us – but when an enlightened being who lives beyond social constructs, tells us who and what God really and truly is, we as primitives are so quick to chastise; we condemn him with cursed lips chanting he’ll be doomed by a flickering light of the stricken, smitten by a vengeful God we claimed has given us the gift of free will; one who gives man the right to think critically and to speak his personal truths. Because of this rigid belief we’re unwilling to discard, this god is here to stay; even if we destroy the collective ego, eradicating all unifying bodies of governance – burning down all religious scriptures and law books. But even if we were able to rid of this god, then the collective id of high chaotic entropy would break lose tearing order apart; ready to reassemble once we fulfill our wants and selfish desires with more disenchantment.
So here we are, stuck with an overseer we believe has domination over us and it does; as long as we believe it’s against all that is sinful. We even say that this type of a god is the ultimate being and it is; never realizing that we the so-called limited beings we say we are, is making all the decisions. This disciplinary God which really is a religious concept of man-made law has no rule over the masses, until we give it power to do so; it is a fictional god, a lord of the land with no land to own; which is now real, but we’re the ones who are actually in control. It is a god we govern, a god we rule, a god we tame who walks on a leash; it is a god playing god in reverse; a four legged loyal beast which is man’s best friend, who obeys our every command – but somehow without our knowledge.
Now I’m here to tell you that you can never know God until you look over the shoulder of the golden idol in front of you. Our true and living God, the essence behind everything, isn’t separate from us; The Everything which exists within and is The Limitless Collective of Imaginative Superminds of everything that is All. To know the true and living God, is to know that there is no god playing a God some of us claim to know; and once we fully awaken to this truth, bondage of the oblivious becomes no more.
Now there is a creator, there is indeed; yet I say there is no God, because there’s no God outside of You; everything you believe to be external, is created by your own perspective from within; even the very unique perspective created by you is You! You are Consciousness, Essence, Spirit, Existence, Ultimate-Reality playing the role as God playing the physical, psychological and the emotional you; the True You isn’t a being; You are a Presence – a Presence being Present, presented by the same Presence which is simultaneously Absent; this Presence is playing the many roles as energy, particles, atoms, molecules, cells, matter, objects/being(s), macro systems and all its operational functions; it is an incredible Essence always within your reach, only because You have the power to believe it to be so – yet you give all your power to a creator created by You the true A.l.l.a.h. (two arms, two legs and one head). Tell me who’s the god now.
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 Geminiâs Peopleâs Choice Awards:Canadaâs 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. Â Morgan holds a Teacherâs Certificate in Transformation Meditation and is the creator of Yinnergy â which is the latest advancement in brainwave entrainment technology, based on Marko Rodinâs Vortex Based Mathematics. Â 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.
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