You know we have many teachers and gurus out there telling us that nothing is impossible. But what do we really believe about that? Sometimes it turns out that when we are believing really hard—we are just doing what has come to be known as magical thinking. Sometimes when we are believing really hard, we’re really just bargaining: IF I believe this, THEN I won’t have to look at that. And sometimes when we are believing really hard, we’re just avoiding the essential growth of looking difficulty right in the face. So, really now, what is actually possible for a human being to do? And how do we know the difference between bargaining, magical thinking, avoidance and real belief? Well this show is going to provide answers for some of those fundamental questions. Right here at the beginning of the New Year, we might need some clarity about where to put our energy. Don’t miss this one. You’re going to need it soon.
How many times in a single lifetime do we have to start over? Sometimes starting over is the only possible path to take. And sometimes each inhalation is a beginning again. Many of these kinds of beginnings start with a drastic and painful ending. But there are other kinds of beginnings. For example, most of us think of the New Year is a kind of beginning. But for many this means the making, and eventually breaking of resolutions. This is not a true beginning. True beginnings originate at a much deeper level than any resolution will ever attain. But is it possible to begin again without being forced into it through a painful ending? This week we are going to come to terms with both how to begin again as a result of a painful ending, and how we may reach down into those deeper levels of consciousness in order to trigger another true beginning. Don’t miss it.
‘Tis the season for peace, is it not? For many, right this minute, it is far, far from a season of peace. Life does not stop its incessant requirements just because it’s Christmas. And sometimes our worst fears arrive already unwrapped at our front door right at Christmas time. So, where can we go to find peace in the midst of the traumas and dramas of our lives—seasonal or otherwise? Is it possible for us to face chaotic, frightening, even traumatic times in our lives in peace? Most people would tell us that we just have to keep our heads down and keep our focus on moving on through it. But what if it really were possible to live in peace regardless of the circumstances? Would that mean living in the paralysis of Pollyanna-world? During this show, we are going to learn how to access peace—no matter what. A peace that not only allows us to calm down and feel deeply connected to the divine within, but also raises our ability to focus and deal with whatever is presented. Don’t miss it!
We all know that no one can change for us. What we don’t necessarily know is that no one changes just like us. So, what is the nature of change for you? Change is not only a matter of desire, determination or action. All of these pieces of the puzzle are important, but there is more to it, a missing piece. This week our guest is Laura Young, author of “The Nature of Change” and during this show we’ll be talking about how to put all the pieces of this puzzle together. We’ll discuss the power of the unconscious and how befriending its holdings offers greater success. And we’ll look at some tools to assist in going beyond fear of change in our own “signature” way, by looking at our personal patterns both when we decide to change and when change is thrust upon us. Laura is a psychotherapist, author and radio show host in her own right, who runs the Life Resource Center. Are you in the throes of change? Don’t miss this show.
For the first time in the history of the world, we are beginning to explore intimacy as the essential ingredient to healthy, whole relationships. But intimacy is not really all about sex. It’s about “dancing core to core”—as Judith Blackstone, PhD puts it in her lovely book The Intimate Life: Awakening to the Spiritual Essence in Yourself and Others. Judith is an innovative, and internationally recognized teacher of nonduality. She is the developer of the Realization Process, a method of embodied nondual awakening, and a practicing psychotherapist. This book, like her others, The Empathic Ground, The Enlightenment Process and The Subtle Self, opens its readers to a deeper more true essential beingness. So, our show this week is going to be about how to awaken to that beingness both alone and in relationship. Want to know how? Don’t miss this show.
You know for centuries now we’ve thought of ourselves as basically evil at the core, striving ever to be good enough to get the rewards that life gives to those who deserve them. It’s only been within the past 20 or 30 years that we’ve begun to even consider the concept that we are not innately evil—that maybe the concept of original sin doesn’t really fly. But then it also doesn’t fly that we are innately good either—for we are not even sure what the term good means. In fact, as we have grown into the practice of meditation and expanding consciousness, as we get closer and closer to the core of our own experience we discover neither goodness nor badness—rather something far more mysterious. We discover the existing one, the I AM that I AM, the ipseity, the divine self. So, while the law of attraction as we currently understand it has us seeking fulfillment by attracting our dreams, the ipseity continues to call us home. Don’t miss this show.
We welcome Dr. E back again to the Authentic Living show this week for the fourth time, this time to talk about her latest book, “Untie the Strong Woman.” For many years, Dr. E has been sending a message to the world that the feminine aspect of humanity is powerful, beautiful and essential. The depth of her understanding of the feminine aspect of human (both male and female ) consciousness has facilitated an increased global awareness of the essentiality of the conscious expression of this power. And that is exactly what we’ll be talking about on this show. Author of the bestselling “Women Who Run With the Wolves” Dr. Estés has also been conducting online events at Soundstrue.com on specific topics relevant The Dangerous Old Woman, topics on which previous interviews have here on Authentic Living have been conducted. This week we are going to learn how to untie the feminine. Don’t miss it.
Today we are so fortunate to be talking to the Director of blockbuster comedies such as Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, Liar Liar, The Nutty Professor, Bruce Almighty, Patch Adams, Accepted , and I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry, and the winner of four people’s choice awards, and one Golden Globe nomination. But, you might ask, why would Authentic Living be interested in comedies? Because due to his own personal life crisis, Tom Shadyac’s latest project is a documentary called I AM, in which he travels the world to ask some of the world’s most profound thinkers, these two questions: What is wrong with the world and what can we do about it? This film won two awards at its premiere at the Mountain Film Festival in Telluride, CO, the Audience Choice Award and the Student Choice Award. And it has the potential of advancing the evolution of global consciousness exponentially. So, you are not going to want to miss this discussion about it. Tune in.