Archive for July, 2015



Streamed live on Jun 19, 2015

What is difference between consciousness and awareness? What is the sound of happiness? How can you manifest the perfect light body?

If you are interested in the answer to these questions, then you should watch this Radiant Body Summit segment, where Lisa Garr interviews Dr. Baskaran Pillai, a teacher of the Siddha tradition. Dr. Pillai gives us the origins and basis for the sound phonemes and explains how they work to remove you from your mind and allow you to access divine intelligence.

Dr. Pillai takes us through a deep understanding of time, the mind, the body… and the infinite. He tells us that we conceive a thought in one 3,240,000th of a second, and after that it just the mind trying to find the right words for it. This space where you have a non-linguistic presence, he says is the point of creation for all things your physical body experiences.

Some come to a place where the observer is the observed, and nothingness is the truth. Learn about sound waves and the science of the mantra. Watch or listen to this interview now.

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Published on Jul 30, 2015

Theoretical Physicist Sabbadini presents the quandary of Quantum
Mechanics, and draws illumination from Tao Te Ching.

Ancient and primitive cultures conceived the whole cosmos as alive and sentient. The mainstream current of our culture has moved towards an ever greater separation of matter and mind and today’s dominant scientific world view is based on an essentially materialistic representation of reality, in which consciousness is considered an epiphenomenon of purely material process. Yet it can be argued that the obstinate persistence of the so called measurement problem in quantum physics is a symptom pointing to the need to radically rethink the way in which we represent reality. This talk proposes an understanding of the quantum
measurement process in which the embodied nature of the observer plays an essential role. And it will show an amazing congruence between this world view and the cosmology
outlined in the first chapter of Laozi’s Daodejing.

Lisa Garr: Becoming More Aware

Published on Jul 30, 2015

There is a moment-to-moment awareness that mindfulness practitioners advocate – but this awareness is only really helpful if it rests on a deep and profound relationship with ourselves. The awareness that Lisa Garr discusses with Barnet and Freeman, on this episode of the show, is more aligned with compassionate self-acceptance. Out of this type of self-awareness, mindfulness becomes a wonderful tool to focus our attention and direct our choices. Without compassionate self-acceptance, mindfulness practices can actually be a distraction.

If you enjoy this program with Lisa Garr and you want access to more of her wonderful work, please visit: http://theawareshow.com/

View her book ” Becoming Aware: How to Repattern Your Brain and Revitalize Your Life HERE


Published on Feb 17, 2015

Dr. Deepak Chopra Discusses The Future of Well Being
Deepak Chopra, as he discusses the future of well-being and takeaways from his new book, “The Future of God.”

Join Deepak as he creates a roadmap for “higher health,” based on the latest findings in both mainstream and alternative medicine. In the process, Deepak will provide answers to such questions as:
• Are we in the midst of a major paradigm shift in science?
• Is there an ultimate reality?
• Does consciousness conceive, govern, construct and become the physical universe?
• Is the universe becoming self aware in the human nervous system?
• Is the next stage of human development conscious evolution?
• Do we have the ability to influence the future evolution of the cosmos?
• How does our understanding of consciousness as pure potentiality enhance our capacity for intuition, creativity, conscious choice making, healing, and the awakening of dormant potentials such as non local communication and non local sensory experience?
• How does our understanding of consciousness also enhance our capacity for total well being (physical, emotional, spiritual, social, community, financial and ecological)?
Deepak will address all these questions as well as practical ways to experience higher consciousness, transformation and healing. In addition, the doctor will also touch upon takeaways from his new book, The Future of God (Harmony, Nov. 2014). VIEW HERE

Deepak Chopra is the Founder of the Chopra Foundation, and Cofounder and Chairman of the Chopra Center for Wellbeing in Carlsbad, California, and Founder of The Chopra Well on YouTube. He is a columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle and Washington Post and contributes regularly to Oprah.com, Intent.com, and Huffington Post.
Chopra is known as a prolific author of more than 80 books with 21 New York Times best-sellers in both fiction and nonfiction. A global force in the field of human empowerment, Dr. Chopra’s books have been published in more than 43 languages. His New York Times bestseller Peace Is the Way received the Religion and Spirituality Quill Award in 2005, and The Book of Secrets: Unlocking the Hidden Dimensions of Your Life was awarded the Grand Prize in the 2005 Nautilus Awards. His latest New York Times bestsellers include What Are You Hungry For: The Chopra Solution to Permanent Weight Loss, Well-Being, and Lightness of the Soul, Super Brain: Unleashing the Explosive Power of your Mind to maximize Health, Happiness, and Spiritual Well Being, War of the Worldviews, Reinventing the Body, Resurrecting the Soul, and Spiritual Solutions – Answers To Life’s Greatest Problems. His book, The Soul of Leadership, was mentioned as one of the five best business books to read for your career by FINS – Wall Street Journal.


Published on Jul 28, 2015

Eckhart Tolle is the author of the New York Times bestsellers The Power of Now (translated into 33 languages) and A New Earth, which are widely regarded as two of the most influential spiritual books of our time. In 2008, A New Earth became the first spiritual book to be selected for Oprah’s Book Club as well as the subject of a ten-week online workshop co-taught by Eckhart and Oprah.

Eckhart’s profound yet simple teachings have helped countless people throughout the world find inner peace and greater fulfillment in their lives. At the core of the teachings lies the transformation of consciousness, a spiritual awakening that he sees as the next step in human evolution. An essential aspect of this awakening consists in transcending our ego-based state of consciousness. This is a prerequisite not only for personal happiness but also for the ending of violent conflict endemic on our planet.


New Self, New World challenges the primary story of what it means to be human, the random and materialistic lifestyle that author Philip Shepherd calls our “shattered reality.” This reality encourages us to live in our heads, self-absorbed in our own anxieties.

Drawing on diverse sources and inspiration, New Self, New World reveals that our state of head-consciousness falsely teaches us to see the body as something we possess and to try to take care of it without ever really learning how to inhabit it. Shepherd articulates his vision of a world in which each of us enjoys a direct, unmediated experience of being alive. He petitions against the futile pursuit of the “known self” and instead reveals the simple grace of just being present. In compelling prose, Shepherd asks us to surrender to the reality of “what is” that enables us to reunite with our own being.

Each chapter is accompanied by exercises meant to bring Shepherd’s vision into daily life, what the author calls a practice that “facilitates the voluntary sabotage of long-standing patterns.” New Self, New World is at once a philosophical primer, a spiritual handbook, and a roaming inquiry into human history.


Philip Shepherd has a passion for adventure and exploration that has guided him for most of his life. At 18 it took him from his native Canada to cycle alone around the world through Europe, the Middle East, Iran, India and Japan. But that trip, adventurous s it was, merely expressed a commitment to a more crucial adventure – coming to understand the subtle and often hidden aspects of our culture that affect us all, compromising our sense of self, our connection with the living world, our freedom of expression, and our creative engagement with the present.

As a young teenager, Philip could feel that influence pulling at him like an undertow to conform to given limits of thinking, understanding, values and body awareness, and felt he could resist its pull only if he understood it. That prompted him to study classical Noh Theater in Japan, design and build several houses, co-found an arts magazine, Onion, co-found an interdisciplinary theater company, teach workshops on embodied thinking and spontaneous creativity, write two internationally produced plays and a CBC documentary, and earn a reputation as a corporate coach.

In his varied career Shepherd has been featured in such publications as The San Francisco Examiner, Chicago’s New City and Toronto’s Globe and Mail, and on such radio shows as Live an Inspired Life, The Guide to the Human Experience, and Creative Consciousness.

In 2001 Philip began to write New Self, New World, and over the next nine years worked on it continuously to pull all the strands of his understanding together, and challenge the 10,000-year-old story of our culture, which tells us what it means to be human. New Self, New World was released in August 2010.

A faculty member at the Institute for Sacred Activism in Chicago, Shepherd currently lives in Toronto with his wife and two children. More information is available at http://www.philipshepherd.com. His fan page on Facebook can be found at http://www.facebook.com/NewSelfNewWorld.

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New Self, New World – what it’s all about

Enjoy a short clip of Philip Shepherd speaking about his book New Self, New World.

Living in the head – the psychosis of our society

Coming Home to the Body


Published on Jul 28, 2015

The moon will be full in Capricorn on July 31, 2015. This full moon happens in the Nakshatra of Shravana calm a ruled by Lord Vishnu. This full moon is the balancing point of the sun in cancer.
This full Moon in Capricorn is the balancing point of cancer, where the sun now resides. Cancer is where we tend to feel impractical, even childish. Capricorn is about practicality and maturity. All of these things sound quite nice, but in truth, we don’t usually want to be mature and rational.

Everyone does what they feel like doing, or what they hope is going to make them feel good. Those things have nothing to do with the Capricorn lesson, which is about what is most useful, what is most beneficial in the long term. What makes us feel good in the moment is often totally at odds with what will benefit us in the long run. These are important themes for the next several days.luna-plina-in-capricorn

One of the biggest lessons of Capricorn is “solitude”. In cancer we tend to cling to other people too much. In Capricorn we are challenged to be alone without feeling lonely. Most of us have a very hard time being alone without some form of distraction, or people to distract us.

Shravana Nakshatra
This full moon happens in Shravana Nakshatra. Shravana means “hearing”, And is ruled by Lord Vishnu, the one who governs the manifest world. There’s a theme of music, chanting and other forms of creativity on this full moon.


Published on Jul 28, 2015

Eckhart Tolle is the author of the New York Times bestsellers The Power of Now (translated into 33 languages) and A New Earth, which are widely regarded as two of the most influential spiritual books of our time. In 2008, A New Earth became the first spiritual book to be selected for Oprah’s Book Club as well as the subject of a ten-week online workshop co-taught by Eckhart and Oprah.

Eckhart’s profound yet simple teachings have helped countless people throughout the world find inner peace and greater fulfillment in their lives. At the core of the teachings lies the transformation of consciousness, a spiritual awakening that he sees as the next step in human evolution. An essential aspect of this awakening consists in transcending our ego-based state of consciousness. This is a prerequisite not only for personal happiness but also for the ending of violent conflict endemic on our planet.

Bring presence into your relationships

What Is Enlightenment


Published on Jun 23, 2015

Unmani speaks about how when we identify with thought there will always be problems. Meeting filmed in Amsterdam June 2015. For more information about Unmani’s meetings and intensives see http://www.die-to-love.com


Published on Jul 26, 2015

Eckhart Tolle is the author of the New York Times bestsellers The Power of Now (translated into 33 languages) and A New Earth, which are widely regarded as two of the most influential spiritual books of our time. In 2008, A New Earth became the first spiritual book to be selected for Oprah’s Book Club as well as the subject of a ten-week online workshop co-taught by Eckhart and Oprah.

Eckhart’s profound yet simple teachings have helped countless people throughout the world find inner peace and greater fulfillment in their lives. At the core of the teachings lies the transformation of consciousness, a spiritual awakening that he sees as the next step in human evolution. An essential aspect of this awakening consists in transcending our ego-based state of consciousness. This is a prerequisite not only for personal happiness but also for the ending of violent conflict endemic on our planet.

Nothing Stays Fixed

Published on Jul 26, 2015

Cheryl Abram is a mother of 4 from southern Louisiana. She’s a graduate of the Catholic University of America in Washington D.C. and holds a Master’s degrees in Social Work in Quality Systems Management. Cheryl currently lives in Northern Virginia and works as a learning and development specialist in a federal agency in Washington DC. After an undeniable experience that reminded her of our inherent value…without the need of a “savior”, Cheryl is now passionate about spreading the good news that belief is not necessary. We are already innocent, eternal, and free.

Website: http://cherylabram.com

Book: Firing God View Here

Interview recorded 7/25/2015

The Spiritual Ego Trap

Though many of us may have a love-hate relationship with our ego, it’s necessary to remember that it serves an important spiritual role. In the positive, it gives us a distinct personal identity that helps us fulfill our life purpose, allowing us to share unique soul gifts with the world while working out our karma.

In the negative, the ego fools us into becoming overly identified with our bodies, thoughts and emotions. This attachment tricks us into believing we are fundamentally separate from God, one another and even our own souls, which leads to suffering. Over time, enough profound suffering eventually leads us back to God, completing the cycle.

As the world evolves spiritually, many seekers are awakening from soul darkness and beginning to step slowly away from body-centered ego-consciousness. Instead of identifying as mere physical bodies that are born and die, we begin to see ourselves as spiritual beings having a human experience. Whether through yoga, meditation and prayer or studying with a spiritual teacher, this newfound awareness can be so exciting, awe-inspiring and empowering that it deludes us into thinking that our life lessons are complete and we are free from our egos. At this stage of spiritual development, we intellectually understand that vanity, pride and self-centeredness are death traps for the soul, but haven’t completed enough spiritual lessons yet to avoid falling into them.

Herein lies the slippery slope: the more we learn theoretically about spirituality without applying it to our everyday lives, the more likely we are to become egocentric in our spiritual beliefs. Like a wolf in sheep’s clothing, the spiritual ego can hide behind judgment, religious dogma or a false sense of moral superiority over others. This is harmful, as it deprives us of the impetus to do the deeper spiritual work we need to grow and heal.

Below are some of the most common spiritual ego traps. Read on to see if any of them apply to you:

1. Over-intellectualizing spirituality
. Though mental energy is helpful when memorizing inspirational quotes and sacred texts, relying on the intellect’s understanding of esoteric spiritual concepts can block deeper experiences of their truth. The essence of true faith and devotion are beyond the scope of ego logic. There’s a difference between knowing the path and walking the path.

2. Having dogmatic beliefs. Black and white, fundamentalist thinking is one way the ego gets to be “right” and stop growing spiritually. If you find yourself getting into spiritual debates with others, or if you need someone else to “get” the truth about your religion or spiritual beliefs, it’s probably your ego, not your spirit, doing the talking. As Lao Tzu says, “He who knows does not speak. He who speaks does not know.”

3. Judging people who are less “spiritually advanced” than you.
Do you believe some people are “saved” and “chosen” and others are not? Do you look down on others who are newer on their spiritual path? From Jesus to Buddha, all true saints share a common trait: profound humility in submission to God. If your spiritual beliefs cause you to judge or look down on others you deem less “spiritual,” you may be hiding a deeper sense of uncertainty about your own faith that deserves attention and resolution.

4. Wearing a mask of excessive positivity. If you hear yourself using the word “epic” or “amazing” to describe your everyday experiences even when they’re far from stellar, you may be more concerned with what others to think about you than what you’re actually feeling. This is vanity. Even the most spiritual of people have bad days, and having enough courage to be honest with your emotions is a key ingredient for soul liberation.

5. Having a “Messiah complex.” Do you think it’s up to you to save the world or others from bad experiences? If so, you may have a Messiah complex, one of the most pernicious forms of spiritual arrogance. Though it’s important to be of service to others, as human beings we are neither omniscient, omnipresent nor omnipotent: only God is. When we surrender to the will of a higher power in our lives, it becomes easier to accept that there is always a master plan unfolding beyond our control and understanding.

While it’s easy to slip into any one of these ego traps, humility, compassion and patience will help you pull yourself out and continue onward with your spiritual schooling. While the soul’s journey may feel long and arduous at times, the destination of spiritual liberation is ultimately assured for all who stay on the path.


Bianca is the creative director and host of Conscious Living, a lifestyle TV show and digital media network covering health, sustainability and spirituality, now airing on broadcast TV across the U.S. Connect with her on twitter @ConsciousTV or via Conscious Living TV’s Facebook fan page.

Source:http://spiritualityhealth.com/


This captivating book presents a new, unified picture of the everyday world around us. It provides rational, scientific support for the idea that there may well be more to our reality than meets the eye…

Accessible and engaging for readers with no prior knowledge of quantum physics, author Ruth Kastner draws on the popular transactional interpretation of quantum mechanics to explain our ‘quantum reality.’ Her book focuses on modern-day examples and deals with big philosophical questions as well as ideas from physics.

If you have any interest in quantum physics, this book is for you — whether you be a physics student or academic, or simply an inquisitive reader who wants to delve deeper into the reality of the world around you.

Dr Ruth Kastner has received two National Science Foundation awards for the study of interpretational issues in quantum theory.

Readership: Undergraduate students and readers interested in quantum physics.

Welcome!
My work is focused on elaborating and extending John G. Cramer’s Transactional Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics. TIQM solves the measurement problem (“Schrodinger’s Cat Paradox”) and provides a fascinating new picture of reality.
My blog is at transactionalinterpretation.org and I invite comments and questions.

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Dr. Ruth Kastner & Deepak Chopra: Understanding Our Unseen Reality

Published on Jul 25, 2015
Available now on http://www.CuriosityStream.com: Deepak Chopra’s Curious Minds is a brand new series of intimate dialogues around the science of our universe ..featuring nobel laureates, academics & thought leaders.

Glow Tv : Quantum meets Physics by Ruth Kastner with Zain Khan on ‘The Query’

Ruth Kastner – Why Physics Does Not Preclude Free Will

Cheryl Abram was also at the end of her rope: her life was falling apart on every level and she had ‘succeeded’ in making herself unworthy, incomplete and separate. Then, one day this practicing Christian took a ‘leap of doubt’ and fired God, or at least the God she had created.

Cheryl’s outward circumstances did not miraculously improve – this is not a fairy-tale story of allowing abundance into her life. Rather, as she puts it: I’m no longer afraid, anxious or expectant. It’s still about me, but the “me” is not the “me” that I thought it was. It’s not a little limited human being that was born and will die. I am not that. As a human being, I can see that I am connected to everything around me. I am a whole part of the tapestry of this world. We are all here for and as each other. To read how that came about and what it means in an everyday life for Cheryl and the implications for you and me, dive into the pages of this book.

A last word from Cheryl: I’ve just added a little sexy, brown-sugary southern Louisiana sweetness to the enlightenment pool.


Cheryl Abram was born in 1975 in Houma,Louisiana. She is a mother of 4 and currently lives in Northern Virginia. A graduate of the Catholic University of America in Washington D.C. she holds a Master’s degree in Social Work and a Master’s of Science in Quality Systems Management. A life-long learner, Cheryl is an Army veteran working as a learning and development specialist in a federal government agency in Washington DC.

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Firing God by Cheryl Abram

Published on Mar 8, 2015

This is a talk about my book Firing God (available on Amazon) and how I came to write the book. to find my book Firing God, go to this link on Amazon http://www.amazon.com/Firing-God-Cher…

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