Now there’s a question you don’t hear every day on the streets of downtown USA, Europe or Asia. But it’s one that our hearts long to answer, whether or not we yet even understand the question. As Eastern philosophies are more and more accepted in the Western world, the terms, dharma and karma have been tossed about quite a bit. But really, do you know your dharma? Well, Lissa Coffey comes to the Authentic Living show today for the second time to introduce us to our dharma. Her book just out, entitled What’s Your Dharma? Discover the Vedic Way to Your Life’s Purpose” is the subject of our talk today. Author of 6 books and expert on relationship, Ayruveda, Feng Shi, Aromatherapy, Hypnotherapy and other ancient philosophies, Lissa brings profound insight, about which Deepak Chopras says: “Your heart will thank you for Lissa’s helpful and heartful vision.” Don’t miss it.
What if you are not the sum total of all of your behaviors, thoughts, and emotions? What if you are not even the sum total of your experience? What if all of your wounds are but windows to your soul? What if all of your memory is but a shift in your alchemistry? What if what you see is only image? And what if what you don’t see but can sense, feel and intuitively touch is the real essence of who you are? Wouldn’t that be interesting? Wouldn’t it be even enlightening—to come to know yourself as soul, right here, right now on planet earth? Why is it that we think we have to wait until we die to know ourselves as soul? And if it is true that you could come to know yourself as soul—would you be interested? Well this week, we are going to go to the very highest transcendent peak of who you are and peek over the edge. Ready for an adventure? Come join us.
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.
Born in the South during the 1940s, an African-American girl with white skin, Pat Holland Conner was destined to live with secrets, shame and intolerance from her family as well as both the black and white communities. She grew up feeling unworthy and desperate to belong until, when she reached the bottom of the barrel of this terrible elixir, she courageously took a brand new path toward personal love and acceptance. Her book Doorways to Significance: Finding Peace, Power & Passion” tells that story. Pat is a writer, family therapist, substance abuse counselor and owner of Peaceful Path Consulting. She teaches self-esteem classes and has worked as a counselor, trainer and educator in the USA, Asia and the Middle East. Approval, it turns out, is one of the most highly sought after addictive drugs on the planet. If you are an approval addict, or know someone who is—tune into this show. You’ll be glad you did.
Michael Mirdad is back to the Authentic Living show for the third time, to talk to us about his latest book, Healing the Heart and Soul: A five-step, Soul-level Healing Process for Transforming Your Life. Bestselling author of The Seven Initiations of the Spiritual Path, Sacred Sexuality: A Manual for Living Bliss, and You’re Not going Crazy, You’re Just Waking Up! Michael is also a world-renowned spiritual teacher, healer and counselor, who has facilitated thousands of classes, lectures, and workshops throughout the world on mastery, spirituality, relationships and healing. He is suitably named the “teacher’s teacher” and the “healer’s healer,” due to his ability to share the deepest teachings in a clear, applicable manner. From Michael, you can expect to learn all about how to move from dark nights of the soul to a new life. Don’t miss this powerful show!
As we’ve tried to implement the law of attraction and attract and manifest all of our dreams, we’ve run into some road blocks that have forced us to question ourselves. Many are advising that we look to the shadow—or the unconscious—to tell us how we are sabotaging ourselves. But the shadow holds far more within it than the darkness about which we typically hear. In fact, for most of us, the shadow also holds within it, the deepest essence of our truest nature. It is this nature toward which the law of attraction is actually driving us. Tune into this show to learn how the law of attraction really works in your life.
Are you feeling emotionally and physically exhausted and cynical? Burnout looks a lot like depression, but it’s not a biological bogeyman that medication or simple stress management can cure. It’s a disorder of hope and will that sucks the life out of competent, idealistic, hardworking people like you; and it will be an ongoing challenge for you to take your power back!Dr. Joan Borysenko is here for the fourth time and this time to talk about her latest book, “Fried: Why You Burn Out and How to Revive.” Her view of burn out is a timely and groundbreaking work that straddles psychology, biology and soul. Of course, we know from previous episodes with Joan, that she offers a very warm and personal approach to whatever she does and this book and this discussion will be no exception, as she believes it is her life’s purpose to weave together psychology, biology and spirituality in a credible and accessible way.