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Living and Awakened Life with Rona Marren and Susan Telford

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Welcome to The Awareness Podcast  

Welcome to The Awareness Podcast, a place where we discuss integrating spiritual awakening in everyday life.

Every week, one of our 4 hosts, Bill Free, Jenny Beal, Cyndi Krupp and Susan Telford will bring you interviews and teachings from teachers at the cutting edge of spiritual evolution.

Listen as they discuss their newest insights and offer practices to help us all remove the obstacles to Self-realization, inner peace and happiness.

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Join guest host Rona Marren as she turns the tables and interviews Susan Telford.

Listen in as Rona and Susan discuss:

  • Why Susan calls the burnout that ended her career as a high school teacher “Fierce Grace”
  • Susan’s journey of awakening through different spiritual traditions
  • What Susan means by 'The Seventh Sense'
  • The unexpected arrival of poetry in Susan’s life

Susan also shares a bit about her upcoming Masterclass in our Evolve Community this December titled: Enter the Stillness: Live from the Silent Heart, when she will guide participants to a direct experience of the profound stillness and silence beyond words, thoughts, and concepts, that is the true nature of reality.

To learn more about our Evolve Community and to join Susan live for her 4-part Masterclass beginning December 4th, please visit: https://www.teachersofgod.org/evolve-community

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In this week's Tools for Awakening, Cyndi and Rona ask: what does it mean to be Open Minded?

During this conversation with Rona and Cyndi you will learn…

  • The Open Mind is an empty mind
  • How the Open Mind is an effect – it is never a “cause” and it can never be forced
  • How the Open Mind is the gift received from willingness and intention

Join Cyndi and Rona for this discussion and set the intention to empty the mind.

Would you like to join Cyndi and Rona live each week and explore spiritual awakening in the company of like-minded men and women? We invite you to join our online spiritual Community called Evolve. Learn more and register here: https://www.teachersofgod.org/evolve-community

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In this episode, Jenny and her guest Ellen Emmet explore the interplay between the vertical, here-and-now dimension of the spiritual path, and our human experience in space and time.

They discuss:

  • The role of exploration of the body in the spiritual path
  • Whether freedom, truth and authenticity are prerequisites for happiness
  • Body-mind conditioning as universal patterns of the mental realm, analogous to the patterns of the physical realm that are the subject of science
  • Dealing with trauma
  • When shadow-work is needed
  • How to protect ourselves from developing ‘spiritual ego’
  • The importance of spiritual friendships

The podcast ends with Ellen describing how difficult circumstances in her life have resulted in a surrender to not-knowing and an understanding that surrender is not-knowing.

If you are interested in exploring spiritual awakening, we invite you to register for our free 7 Days to Awakening self study course, created by Lisa Natoli and Bill Free.

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In this episode of Conversations in Truth, Bill and his guest Rosalyn Rourke discuss Rosalyn’s new book, When Wisdom Arrives:  From Imagined Unworthiness to Freedom. Tune in to hear

  • How Rosalyn felt when her daughter died unexpectedly at the age of 39
  • What prompted Rosalyn to write this book 
  • Rosalyn explains her favorite sentence in the book: "If thoughts and feelings were truth, they would be called facts.”
  • What Rosalyn means by “okayness” and how you can live there always 

If you are interested in exploring spiritual awakening, we invite you to register for our free 7 Days to Awakening self study course, created by Lisa Natoli and Bill Free. 

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Join Susan and Jac O'Keeffe for a wide-ranging conversation about what it really means to live an awakened life. 

Susan and Jac discuss

  • What it means ( and what it doesn’t mean) to be awakened 
  • The importance of dealing with our humanness
  • How to wake up and grow up spiritually 
  • How there is no final destination in awakening 
  • That even after awakening, there is still work to be done 
  • How Jac’s own journey has been all about finding out the truth for herself
  • What attachment to non duality is and what it signifies

To learn more and to join Jac live for her 4-Part Masterclass CLICK HERE.

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A great working definition for patience is being here Now without focusing on outward future goals.

When you join Rona and Cyndi you will discover…

  • The gift in being OK with the present moment just as it is.
  • How natural patience becomes when you Trust.
  • An invitation to watch for the subtle signs you are believing something has to change for you to be okay.
  • Instruction on how to bring the “wanting things to change” to present moment awareness and what once may expect as a result.

Join Cyndi and Rona as they continue to offer insight on how to use all the Tools for Awakening in your day-to-day life.

If you are interested in exploring spiritual awakening, we invite you to register for our free 7 Days to Awakening self study course, created by Lisa Natoli and Bill Free.

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In this episode, Jenny's guest, Heena Vasani describes how her mother abandoned her at a very young age, and Jenny and Heena discuss how the trauma from that experience led to inner work over many years to find resolution and healing.

Heena describes how her spiritual journey started in her early 20’s with a profound glimpse of her true nature that occurred when she was about to undergo a kidney transplant.

Jenny and Heena also discuss:

  • The importance of fully facing the feelings that are a residue of trauma.
  • How the fact that we don’t choose our thoughts means that we don’t choose our conditioning, and our parents didn’t choose their conditioning either. That understanding removes a huge amount of anger and blame.
  • How motherhood provided Heena with the lessons she needed for her non-dual understanding to become fully integrated with her everyday life. Children are very good at pushing our buttons and they instantly detect any lack of authenticity.
  • The uncertainty of life.
  • The freedom that comes with living in not-knowing.
  • The joy of continuing to learn and discover.

If you are interested in exploring spiritual awakening, we invite you to register for our free 7 Days to Awakening self study course, created by Lisa Natoli and Bill Free.

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Join Bill Free for this episode of Conversations in Truth, as he welcomes Justin Gold to hear:

  • What Justin learned from Christianity, Islam, and Judaism
  • What he learned about meditation from a 3 year old child
  • His multi-dimensional answer to Bill’s question, without the use of memory, who are you?
  • The importance of “supervision” on the spiritual path
  • About Justin’s spiritual community and the social and aid work they do

If you are interested in exploring spiritual awakening, we invite you to register for our free 7 Days to Awakening self study course, created by Lisa Natoli and Bill Free. 

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In this second conversation on The Awareness Podcast, Susan and Tom begin by discussing the profound opening that occurred live on the first episode together that was the end of seeking for Susan.

If you have not listened to that podcast, you can hear it here.

Susan and Tom also discuss how when Tom meets somebody and they share something with him, a teaching emerges that is appropriate for them. 

Tom also discusses what to expect in his 4-Part LIVE Masterclass series “Many Ways To Freedom” beginning in October.

To learn more and to join Tom live for this 4-Part Masterclass CLICK HERE.

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The world’s definition of generosity is different than truth’s.

Do you know the difference?

Join Rona and Cyndi as they…

  • Look at what generosity means as a Tool for Awakening
  • The importance of trusting truth as we put this work to the test.
  • Invite the listener to “get a little dirty” and honest in looking at how belief in their story limits generosity.
  • Discuss how inner guidance is always available.
  • Join Cyndi and Rona for this invitation to embrace generosity and let go of fear.

If you are interested in exploring spiritual awakening, we invite you to register for our free 7 Days to Awakening self-study course, created by Lisa Natoli and Bill Free.

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In this episode, Jenny's guest, Elizabeth Reninger describes how when she was very young, the birth of her sister and the death of a young child in a farming accident sparked an early curiosity about the nature of human existence. The death of her father a few years later led to the recognition that we are not the body.

Her childhood curiosity persisted into adulthood and led to a path of exploring the deepest truth. Initially this was through academic studies, but later through a variety of spiritual traditions. She was fascinated by what the various teachings have in common.

In meeting Thich Nhat Hhan, something that had been missing was revealed. As a result, the direction of her life changed completely. She describes how the process of awakening happened through a series of shifts. Understanding and expression of what she experienced came later.

Jenny and Elizabeth discuss:

  • The connections between Buddhism, Taoism and Advaita Vedanta, and the ideas from each of these traditions that have had a lasting significance for Elizabeth
  • The benefits of having a living Teacher.
  • How a teacher can help at an early stage of the spiritual path and in the stabilization process
  • What living in not-knowing means in practical life.

If you are interested in exploring spiritual awakening, we invite you to register for our free 7 Days to Awakening self-study course, created by Lisa Natoli and Bill Free.

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Join Bill Free for this episode of Conversations in Truth, as he welcomes Chris Beckett for WISDOM FREED: The Everyday Spiritual Path to Liberation. 

Chris shares that Wisdom Freed is about pointing your spirituality towards the most important part of your life - the everyday when you're working, going to the supermarket or catching up with a good friend.

Through Micro Meditations - Simple, quick moments of presence that you do throughout your day, you allow the natural process of awakening and liberation to unfold.

​But moments of presence also need to be supported with letting be - points in your day where you stop keeping tabs on yourself. Like when you're lost in conversation or deep within nature in a walk in the woods.

Bill and Chris discuss how these two practices support your unfolding together.  The danger of just practicing presence is that it can become a strategy to avoid the messy parts of life. The pitfall of just letting yourself be is that you act out unconsciously harming yourself and others.

If you are interested in exploring spiritual awakening, we invite you to register for our free 7 Days to Awakening self-study course, created by Lisa Natoli and Bill Free. 

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We have all heard the phrase “spiritual awakening,” but do you really know what it means, especially for those of us who are living an “ordinary” life in the world?

Perhaps you have an image of what you think it should look like, feel like, be like?

In this episode of Living an Awakened Life, Susan and Helen go right back to first principles to discuss what spiritually awakening really is, how it shows up in our lives and the changes it brings.

Helen shares her own experience of awakening; what she describes as “the perfect meditation” and offers a guided practice to support you in being present with whatever is going on in your mind and body without trying to change anything.

Susan and Helen discuss whether a living teacher is always necessary and what is meant by the ”divine feminine.”

Helen also discusses what to expect in her 4-part live Masterclass series  “Awakening to the Truth” beginning in September. To learn more and to register click here. 

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What occurs when you give your willingness to drop all defense?

Join Rona and Cyndi as they explore the power of defenselessness.

In this episode you will …

  • Listen in as Rona and Cyndi look at the relationship between defense and attack
  • Learn how our defenses hold the separated world in place.
  • Be guided into an exploration of where true safety lies
  • Be given pointers that you can use the next time you see the desire to defend.

Join Cyndi and Rona for this powerful discussion

If you are interested in exploring spiritual awakening, we invite you to register for our free 7 Days to Awakening self-study course, created by Lisa Natoli and Bill Free.

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In this week's episode, Jenny's guest Venkatesh Deshpande describes how his upbringing in a religious Hindu family led initially to spiritual questioning about the nature of God and then to the practice of Transcendental Meditation.  Venkatesh discusses how he came to give up his successful career in business to follow a path of self-knowledge.

He outlines the rigorous daily program of work and study at the Sivananda ashram, where he followed a progressive path of both Jnana and Bhakti yoga. A spontaneous decision to visit the Ramana Maharshi ashram at Tiruvannamalai, resulted in him falling in love with Ramana’s teaching and seeing that all the sages were saying the same thing – that this inward journey is the most important purpose of life.

Jenny and Venkatesh go on to discuss a number of aspects of Ramana’s teaching, including the basic ‘who am I’ practice, how to overcome the frustration of thoughts that keep flooding back, and how to deal with blank states. He explains the importance of questioning, and the connection between questioning, openness and not-knowing. Supported by his faith in the teaching and a strong desire for liberation he describes how he discovered the unchanging, inner joy of living as pure consciousness, 'an instrument in the hands of the Lord.'

For more information on the Ramana Maharshi Centre for Learning, including access to Venkatesh’s talks, visit their website, here.

If you are interested in exploring spiritual awakening, we invite you to register for our free 7 Days to Awakening self-study course, created by Lisa Natoli and Bill Free.

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In this third episode of Bill’s series, on The Direct Experience of A Course in Miracles, , Bill discusses...

  • The Ladder of Awakening 
  • What is meant by the inward and outward facing paths
  • Workbook Lessons 106, 107, 125 and 188 of A Course in Miracles from a nondual perspective 
  • Miracle Principle 28
  • His favorite passages from the Text 
  • How to use ACIM as a tool for awakening

Bill ends with a guided meditation offering you a direct experience of your true nature. 

Learn more about Bill's One Year Masterclass for Awakening, here.

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In this episode of Living an Awakened Life, Susan sits down with fellow Awareness Podcast host Jenny Beal to discuss 

  • Jenny’s own spiritual journey and the misunderstandings she encountered along the way 
  • How awakening is not a state that can be achieved 
  • What it really means to live in not-knowing 
  • What stands in the way of knowing the peace and happiness of our true nature in this moment 
  • How much effort is required on the spiritual path 
  • Susan and Jenny’s own experiences of trying coming to an end in radical ways
  • How saying “I know I'm pure consciousness” is actually a block.  
  • What is meant by “life as celebration”

Jenny offers a guided experience to give listeners a direct experience of the effortlessness of non-objective meditation and discusses her series of 4 Masterclasses on Living in Not-Knowing. 

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In this episode Cyndi and Rona review the tools introduced during the first 6 episodes.

When you tune in you will …

  • Receive a review of the first 6 tools
  • Listen in as Cyndi and Rona discuss how they all work together
  • Be reminded of where the only problem lies
  • Be given a demonstration of how to show up whenever an upset is seen

Join Cyndi and Rona for a deepening into The Tools for Awakening

If you are interested in exploring spiritual awakening, we invite you to register for our free 7 Days to Awakening self-study course, created by Lisa Natoli and Bill Free.

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In this episode, Marc describes how he became a mindfulness trainer and life coach and then went on to explore his true nature more deeply, initially with Jan Geurtz, a non-dual teacher specializing in love and relationships, and later with Rupert Spira and Francis Lucille.

During the COVID pandemic he went deeply into what he really knew for himself. Understanding the non-dual teaching is a starting-point, but it takes courage to really live as consciousness, with no ground beneath your feet.

Marc has a serious and incurable medical condition called ‘restless legs syndrome’ which causes chronic lack of sleep. He explains how living in not-knowing, giving up trying to be the controller, and allowing life to unfold spontaneously provides the greatest relief.

Jenny and Marc discuss how to provide a bridge from the duality of conventional mindfulness to effortless non-duality.

You can find out more about Marc and his ‘beyond mindfulness’ courses and coaching from his website here.

If you are interested in exploring spiritual awakening, we invite you to register for our free 7 Days to Awakening self-study course, created by Lisa Natoli and Bill Free.

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In this episode Bill Free answers questions from the audience, discusses Workbook Lessons 361-365 of A Course in Miracles from a nondual perspective.

Bill also gives a guided awareness practice to enable you to have a glimpse of your true nature and teaches on what it means to live from the space of Pure Presence.

Learn more about Bill's One Year Masterclass for Awakening here

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In this episode of Living an Awakened Life,  Louise Kay describes her own awakening and discusses the many paradoxes on the spiritual path.

Louise offers a guided meditation so that you can have a direct experience of your true nature as awareness, as you listen. 

Louise and Susan discuss what it really means to embody spiritual awakening and the importance of embracing everything that arises with love and gentleness. 

Learn more about Louise's July Masterclass with the Teachers of God Foundation by clicking here.

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In this episode Cyndi and Rona explore Joy

When you tune in you will…

  • Learn how joy is our natural state and contains limitless strength.
  • Be invited to accept that all disturbing thoughts come from the mind, not from truth.
  • A definition for joy that is different from what you think.
  • How joy will unfold without efforting as you put all the tools into practice.

Join Cyndi and Rona as they explore Joy

If you are interested in exploring spiritual awakening, we invite you to register for our free 7 Days to Awakening self-study course, created by Lisa Natoli and Bill Free.

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In this podcast, Jenny and Hѐlen discuss the Dharma Art of Miksang, a form of contemplative photography, and its role as a spiritual practice on the path of beauty.

Hѐlen describes how difficulties in her life led her to the Dharma Arts and Shambhala Buddhism. Miksang practice starts from being open and available. We have a tendency to overlook moments of pure, fresh seeing, and conceptualise what we see, giving everything a name and a form. In Miksang, instead of photographing objects, we express the simple, direct and brilliant experience of a flash of perception, before the mind has applied any concepts to it. It’s an effortless way of meeting the sacred world at any moment during daily life. When we let go of likes and dislikes, good and bad, and the egoic desire to create a beautiful photo, we discover beauty all around us, shining in the ordinary.

To find out more about Hѐlen and the Dharma Art of Miksang, including details of her online and European events you can visit her website here: https://miksang.eu

The quarryfarm.com website contains examples of photos produced during the Miksang training courses that Jenny attended with Hѐlen.

If you are interested in exploring spiritual awakening, we invite you to register for our free 7 Days to Awakening self-study course, created by Lisa Natoli and Bill Free.

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Bill’s goal in commenting on the lessons of ACIM through a nondual lens is to help you have the direct experience of awakening that the Course is pointing to

Having studied with some of the world’s greatest teachers of A Course in Miracles, Advaita Vedanta, and the Direct Path of nonduality, Bill offers a direct experience of truth.

Tune into this episode and say yes to stepping into a new Awareness of who you truly are.

Awakening isn’t something you have to wait for. The direct experience is here for you right now.

If you are interested in exploring spiritual awakening, we invite you to register for our free 7 Days to Awakening self-study course, created by Lisa Natoli and Bill Free.

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In this episode of Living an Awakened life, Amoda Maa discusses the spiritual awakening that came after many years of contemplating self-help, working on herself, looking within, trying to find out what was the source of her unhappiness, and at times deep clinical depression and trying to fix herself.

Susan and Amoda discuss:

  • the sudden, expected awakening Amoda experienced  in the midst of depression
  • the question she asked
  • Amoda’s experience of awakening 
  • whether or not it is necessary for awakening to be integrated into one’s life
  • the arising of the inner impulse to teach
  • the importance of deep listening
  • how to work with teachings such as the body and the world are illusions

Amoda also discusses her upcoming live Masterclass series, “Unconditional Openness, the Way of Freedom,” beginning June 5th.

For Further information and the link to join the Masterclass click here.

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In this episode Cyndi and Rona discuss the state that is opposite of judgment: Tolerance
When you tune in you will learn…

  • How judgment destroys honesty and shatters trust
  • How tolerance provides the ability to remain at peace without having to make any change to outer circumstances
  • Steps you can use when you discover intolerance (judgment) in your mind
  • How all the tools discussed in this series are used together

Join Cyndi and Rona to experience the beauty of the judgment-free zone.

If you are interested in exploring spiritual awakening, we invite you to register for our free 7 Days to Awakening self-study course, created by Lisa Natoli and Bill Free.

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Billy starts by describing the path he took through a variety of spiritual teachers and spiritual books to arrive at the teaching of Jean Klein. He goes on to talk about his relationship with Jean Klein.

Jenny and Billy discuss...

  • Can recognition of our true nature happen just through reading books, or is a teacher necessary?
  • What can a teacher impart that books cannot? 
  • Is there a karana-guru (a guru with the ability to lead one to enlightenment) out there for all spiritual seekers? 
  • Do some people need more than one teacher?
  • The yoga Billy teaches and its relationship with Advaita
  • The traps that truth-seekers fall into
  • Are meditation and practice necessary? 
  • Does the spiritual path come to an end? 
  • How does someone fully established in truth respond to the various traumas that life brings? 

Billy goes on to explain what ‘living in not-knowing’ means for him and guides listeners in a yoga meditation.

The podcast finishes with Billy reading two of his poems which beautifully express the theme of living in not-knowing.

To find out more about Billy and for details of his online and UK events, visit www.billydoyle.com

If you are interested in exploring spiritual awakening, we invite you to register for our free 7 Days to Awakening self-study course, created by Lisa Natoli and Bill Free.

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Join Bill Free and Jim Gillette for this episode of Conversations in Truth.

Jim discusses his own diverse spiritual path, which includes:

  • learning from Timothy Leary, Alan Watts and J Krishnamurti 
  • spending time in India to learn more about Transcendental Meditation in Maharishi’s ashram
  • following the tenets of Radha Soami
  • using the Centering Prayer of Thomas Keating as a lay ecumenical minister all while living his life as a businessman, husband and father

Learn how after 5 decades of spiritual practice, Jim came to the profound realization of “I don’t know, I don’t care, and it doesn’t matter!”

Bill and Jim discuss how the mind creates dogmas and beliefs, even around profound awakenings and how integration, stabilization and normalization occurs after initial awakening.

If you are interested in exploring spiritual awakening, we invite you to register for our free 7 Days to Awakening self-study course, created by Lisa Natoli and Bill Free. 

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Join Susan Telford and Isira for this episode of Living an Awakened Life.

Susan and Isira discuss

  • what it means to be awakened 
  • what is common to all spiritual traditions 
  • how suffering is often the catalyst for the spiritual search 
  • the tendency to romanticize awakening and its effects
  • what is meant by spiritual narcissism and spiritual escapism 
  • how we come back to the ordinariness and naturalness of our true nature
  • the 4 sacred pillars of indigenous wisdom and how those pillars are relevant to every single human being.   

Isira also offers a guided practice, so that you can have a direct experience of your  true nature as you listen.

Susan and Isira discuss the devastating fire that burned down Isira’s  “Budha Wanama” Centre, a place dedicated to spiritual and cultural education.

If you would like to make a donation to help Isira rebuild , you can do so here: GoFundMe page.

Isira will be teaching a Masterclass in May 2023, for The Teachers of God Foundation. To learn more about the Masterclass, click here.

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In this episode Cyndi and Rona discuss Gentleness, reminding us all that this path is not designed to be hard.

Listen in while Rona and Cyndi discuss…

  • That there is no effort or sacrifice in awakening.
  • That softening around stories and giving willingness to letting go of judgment may be all that is required.
  • How when we gently enter the pause and remember our Oneness upsets dissolve, often with ease.

Join Cyndi and Rona and prepare to soften...

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In this ‘Living in Not-Knowing’ episode, Bernardo Kastrup describes his early career working as a scientist at CERN. He explains how his interest in consciousness led him to philosophy and to develop his theory of analytic idealism.

Jenny and Bernardo discuss:

  • The nature of the world and how the illusion of being separate arises as a result of a natural process of dissociation.
  • Do animals and plants have an inner life?
  • What can we say about the nature of the inanimate world?
  • Could AI one day have a conscious inner life?
  • How can the experience of ‘consciousness without objects’ be explained?
  • Do we need to abandon all beliefs or just some, unhelpful beliefs?
  • What can science tell us about the world?
  • What can we learn from history?

You can find out more about Bernardo Kastrup and his theory of analytic idealism by visiting his website: https://www.bernardokastrup.com/

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Join Bill Free and British author and lecturer Steve Taylor for the latest episode of Conversations in Truth.

In this episode, Bill and Steve discuss:

  • how awakening is the next stage of human evolution
  • the damage and suffering that is caused by disconnection, both psychologically or individually and socially and culturally
  • the consequences of the highly individuated separate ego and all of the suffering it causes.
  • common symptoms of awakening and how to recognize them 
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In this episode of Living an Awakened Life segment of the Awareness Podcast, guest host Amir Freimann and guest Anne Sweet discuss the Simplicity of Being.

Amir and Anne discuss

  • the part traumatic events play in spiritual awakening 
  • meditation as a doorway to understanding true nature
  • how awakening simply reveals the inherent qualities that have always been present 
  • the Masterclass series they will be offering in April 

Learn more about the Masterclass here.

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In this episode, Cyndi and Rona discuss the gateway that is required to make all the other tools work: Trust.

When you tune in you will learn…

  • Why it is so important to rest from your story and place your trust in infinite consciousness.
  • How to notice judgment when it shows up in the mind and the power of just noticing (without believing) the thoughts that pass through awareness.
  • What choosing to Trust that all is well, just as it is, does to empower and energize your spiritual practice.

An invitation to accept, to Trust, that Truth will correct all errors in the mind.

Join Cyndi and Rona to learn how to activate Trust in your life.

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In this edition of the Awareness Podcast, Ann McIlraith describes her journey to the non-dual understanding through exploration of the body. She explains how T’ai Chi brings a feeling of openness and transparency of the body. The body can teach us so much, and T’ai Chi takes you beyond the body.

Jenny and Ann discuss how the practice of T’ai Chi relates to the investigation of the body that Francis Lucille teaches, and the discovery of our borderlessness through which the feeling of separation that resides in the body dissolves. Ann describes how in group work, the sense of being contained in a physical body disappears and you are experiencing the energy field in which all the physical bodies are moving. It’s a way of transcending the body while inhabiting it.

“When you’re feeling that your heart will burst with joy, when you’re feeling love, or beauty, when something touches you completely – that’s it. It’s simple.”

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Join Bill and Bob Gottfried for a conversation about the bridge from personal psychology to collective spirituality. Drawing on the wisdom gleaned from a long career as a neurocognitive specialist and therapist, Bob shares how to naturally discover one's true self, and the ultimate shortcut to divine wisdom and deep inner peace.

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In this Living an Awakened life episode, Susan Telford talks to spiritual teacher Shakti Caterina Maggi about spiritual awakening and how awakening is the beginning of our spiritual life.
Listen to Shakti, as she invites you to a direct experience of your true nature as you listen to her voice.

Shakti says,

“It's something that virtually any human being can experience provided that they have the interest of looking at what it is that is aware in them.”

Then join Shakti for a 2 part Masterclass in March, when she will lead you on an inner journey from fear to joy!

Click here to join From Fear to Joy with Shakti Caterina Maggi.

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In this episode Cyndi and Rona introduce what some have described as the most difficult of all spiritual practices, "The Pause"...

When you tune in you will learn…

  • What The Pause is and why it is so powerful (hint — it is in The Pause where all is healed)
  • How to implement this technique into your everyday life
  • The transformative power of letting everything be as it is while letting any physical discomfort burn itself out.
  • How to discover the space between words and thoughts where the light of pure consciousness shines through.

Join Cyndi and Rona to discover your own ability to Pause...

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In this Living in Not-knowing podcast, Professor Donald Hoffman explains how science is now catching up with what many of the spiritual traditions have been saying for millennia — that there is only one consciousness, and that time and space are not fundamental.

Tune in to for answers tio these fascinating questions:

What does science tell us about the nature of our human experience?
Can we escape from the virtual reality headset that prevents us seeing things as they really are?
Can Artificial Intelligence become conscious? What do we mean by 'understanding'?
Is there anything we can know for certain?
How can science and spirituality work together to discover new insights into the nature of ourselves and the universe?

Professor Hoffman also talks about his practice of meditation, and describes the benefits it brings to his scientific work, to his everyday life, and to his understanding of his true nature.

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In December 2022, Bill Free and Lisa Natoli spent 3 weeks in India. They traveled with a group hosted by Prachi Jain, director of the tour company Escape To

Listen as they share the joy of what India offers and how India brings a deeper awakening, a deeper sense of the peace and flow of Life.

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In this episode Diederik shares how his life experiences led him to a choice between suicide and spiritual awakening.

Tune in to hear:

✔ How events that happen in early childhood create unconscious core beliefs
✔ How those beliefs create an identity that we rarely question
✔ How we self sabotage if one of those unconscious beliefs is that we do not deserve to be happy
✔ What happened when Diederik was diagnosed with lung cancer
✔ Diederik explain in detail the 6 step Choose Again method which has brought peace and freedom to many
✔ How believing anything is not required

Diederik will be teaching a live Masterclass on February 13, 2023. Click here to learn more about this LIVE teaching.

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In A Course in Miracles, Honesty is defined as consistency.  During this podcast Cyndi and Rona discuss what that means and how it can be used as a very effective Tool for Awakening.

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In this episode, Francis describes what it means ‘to live in not-knowing’ and explains the distinction between nonduality and nondualism. We discuss the different ways in which we can approach the hidden knowledge of awareness. After the first stage in which we discover the absolute reality of pure consciousness, Francis explains why it is essential to recognize that this one reality shines as this world. That’s the only way to be stable in this understanding. Otherwise, we feel nostalgia for the state of pure awareness, and then there is suffering.

We went on to discuss practice. Francis explained that after having a first glimpse of the truth, it’s a lifetime assignment. The goal is happiness. Practice converges with life. You don’t stop the practice when you are enlightened. After enlightenment, you practice all the time. But it’s important to make sure your practice comes from love and enthusiasm. Otherwise you stay on the path of self-improvement for lifetime after lifetime. How could more effort, more suffering take you closer to the effortless path?

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Join Bill Free and Hans Wilhelm for a conversation about their spiritual paths. Among many other things, Bill and Hans discuss reincarnation, karma, consciousness and illusion and what they have both learned on their spiritual journeys.

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2022 Season One Podcasts

 

In this episode, Lisa discusses what lead to her awakening in 2018 after decades of spiritual seeking. She discusses her practice of A Course in Miracles as both committed student and beloved teacher and how the teachings of Rupert Spira and other teachers of nonduality led her not only to Self-realization, but also to a deeper appreciation and understanding of the Course.

Lisa also discusses her upcoming series of live workshops, The Wholeness Experiment, which launches on January 9th 2023.

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Tune in to this episode of the Living in Oneness Podcast as Simone describes her journey in The Great Mystery. Her desire for Truth leads her from a life in Law into one of study and service. Learn how an interest in NVC (Non Violent Communication), Dyads, and Trauma Healing has shaped her current work.

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In this Living in Not-Knowing podcast, with Anne Hay, we trace her path from early glimpses of peace and freedom, through a range of spiritual disciplines, to reach the recognition that organized practice was not going to bring what she was looking for.

Several times she was brought face-to-face with death through an early traumatic experience, the death of her parents, cancer and other health issues. She describes how, as a result, the fear of death eventually melted away.

The freedom of not-knowing has been a recurring theme throughout Anne’s life, guiding her decisions and leading her inexorably towards that for which she truly longed.

It was eventually through Direct Path meditations that she found her way back home, to discover the peace and happiness which is our true nature. Life now is easy. Activities just come naturally from joy, rather than a sense of duty. Everything that arises is welcomed. There’s no sense of lack, or sense of impending doom. She knows and feels that all will be well.

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Bill’s guest in this episode is singer/songwriter Neda Boin.

Neda is a well known teacher of A Course in Miracles and the creator of The Voice Liberation Program. 

Listen as Neda explains what Voice Liberation is and how it works to heal unconscious residue, guilt or trauma that may be hidden in the mind that thinks itself to be separate.

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In this episode, Bill Free discusses his path to spiritual awakening, what living a life of peace and happiness looks like in his life. He discusses the inspiration behind the Teachers of God Foundation, Pure Presence Conferences and his latest project, Awakening Mind Films.

Bill is traveling to India in December and will be presenting a 2 part live Masterclass series from India entitled Living a Life of Peace and Happiness.

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During this podcast episode Jeff and Cyndi discuss how 3 of the key Avita Yoga concepts provide a great framework on how to live life. Tune in as Jeff and Cyndi explore the healing power of inner focus, slowing down for speedbumps, and the choice to Live on the Edge.

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In this Living in Not-Knowing podcast, Lawrie Smith, talks about her spiritual journey and her life as a judge in Canada. Everyone loves truth, justice and fairness. These are inherent attributes of our true nature. We discuss the purpose of the legal system and the various ways in which the concept of ‘living in not-knowing’ is enshrined in the practice of law. Judges and jury members are required to listen to the facts from a position of complete openness. We discuss the concept of ‘no reasonable doubt’ versus absolute certainty. We can apply the same principles in our daily lives. We all have prejudices based on our conditioning, but mostly they are hidden. Serving on a jury or working as a judge can bring these to light. Lawrie goes on to describe how applying the concept of living in not-knowing in daily life brings freedom and happiness.

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In this episode Bill interviews Spiritual Teacher and author Caverly Morgan and the focus will be her newest book The Heart of Who We Are, which is endorsed by many spiritual leaders including Rupert Spira.

“Transcendence and transformation. In The Heart of Who We Are, Caverly deftly holds two seemingly opposing truths—our shared being of oneness whose nature is peace, and our shared world of apparent separation and its suffering—and invites us to explore how our true nature might find its fullest expression in both ourselves and the collective. This beautiful and
courageous book not only provides a way for us to explore who we are and how we are in the world but stands as a shining example of what it means to do both.”


-Rupert Spira, teacher of nonduality, author of The Nature of Consciousness
and Being Aware of Being Aware

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When Susan sat down to interview Tom Das for The Awareness Podcast, she did not expect something extraordinary to happen live on the show. As Tom is giving a 4 part live workshop in November, Susan wanted to find out more about him, how his spiritual journey has unfolded and how he became a spiritual teacher. However, when Susan asked this question,

“Let's imagine just for the sake of the next, 10 minutes or whatever that I have come to you and said, I've had a glimpse of my true nature. I know that I'm not just this, I've had some spiritual experiences, but I don't feel as if I'm in a state of total freedom because I'm still vacillating between feeling that I'm not this body, mind, personality and feeling very much contracted inside it and reacting to the things that are happening, help me to see.”

The podcast changed from an interview to a holy encounter that led Susan to taste her true nature in a deeper way than ever before, while at the same time realizing it was something she had always known.

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When you tune into this conversation with Cyndi Krupp and Rev Yolanda you will be gifted with an experience of the Joy that comes from making the choice to live your most authentic self regardless of the story and life challenges.  You will also have the opportunity to experience the spirit inspired music of Rev Yolanda as she sings the song that was written through her entitled simply, Home.

 

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In this Living in Not-Knowing podcast, the sculptress Maureen Thienpont describes how a traumatic event in her life awakened and clarified her understanding that there is more to each of us than just a body-mind. She explains how the events of life itself have guided her towards an ever-deeper recognition of the unity of self with all that exists, and led her to her teacher, Francis Lucille. Her work as an artist producing sculptures from stone is underpinned by not-knowing. She is guided towards a stone, without knowing why. And when she starts to work with the stone she has no idea what form will emerge. We discuss the importance of approaching life without expectations and surrendering to what is. When intuition and connection are not flowing, she leaves the stone until the right moment arises, which may be as much as a year later. To do otherwise would be disrespectful. She gives examples of how she applies this same approach of openness, trust and intuition, to helping friends who are in difficulties.

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Bill and Rupert discuss letting go of the tradition, the practice, the thing that brings you to understanding awakening and allowing what's next to take its place. Rupert speaks about how fundamentalism can keep you stuck in concepts and that you can't ignore what's happening or think it is all just illusion. You have to look to effectively resolve the attachment and then letting go of the shore just happens.

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In this episode Susan and Stephan discuss the differences between the progressive and direct paths. Stephan brings a unique perspective on both approaches as he is a former Zen monk who later studied under Jean Klein and Adyashanti and is himself a teacher of nonduality, as well as being a psychotherapist.

Susan and Stephan reflect on the differences between an intellectual understanding of the teachings and Self-realization and what it is that wakes up.

Stephan gives a flavor of what he will be teaching in his live 4-part Workshop in October: Discover Your Natural State of Awakened Awareness

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In this episode Cyndi and her guest Susan Telford talk about their experiences with living from a place of conscious awareness. Tune in to discover how a shift in perspective can bring more peace and joy into any situation.

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In this edition of the Living in Not-Knowing podcast with Jenny Beal, Sam Visser discusses his spiritual journey which included time spent in an Osho commune, before coming into contact with nonduality and the Direct Path. He goes on to describe the approach he uses in his work as a psychotherapist, helping his clients to see for themselves that suffering never happens in the now. Situations don’t cause suffering, it's only our resistance to them that causes suffering.

When you can’t change the situation, just surrender. Surrender always points to the now. Life is uncertain, but embracing that uncertainty leads to freedom.

Sam goes on to explain how he came to lose all fear of death of the body. Life is a blessing.

 

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As we prepare for The End of Seeking Conference, Bill thought the timing to interview today's guest is perfect as Anne Sweet's website was inspiration for the theme of The End of Seeking Conference, which will be held on Sept. 16-18 and is FREE  to attend 

Join Bill and Anne as they discuss different aspects of what it means to reach the end of seeking, whether you have been on the spiritual path for a while or are just beginning.  

Listen to this week’s episode and then join us at The End of Seeking Conference to hear much more on the topic. Click here for the recording!

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In this episode of Integrating Spiritual Awakening in Everyday Life, Susan sits down with nondual teacher and therapist Ellen Emmet to discuss spiritual influences, the divine feminine and the role of the body in spiritual awakening. 

Ellen also discusses what she will be teaching in her September workshops on The Awakening Body for the Teachers of God Foundation. 

 

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In this edition of the Living in Oneness Podcast Rona and Cyndi share more about their story - and the importance of knowing what it is that you desire - and keeping that in mind as you choose your responses to the experience of living in the world.  Going from believing you are a victim to knowing that you are one with all you see requires letting go of old habitual ways of being and creating a focus on a New True Way of Being

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In this Living in Not-Knowing podcast with Jenny Beal, Rachna Chowla describes her spiritual journey from a traditional Vedanta school, via the Buddhist tradition of the Dalai Lama and the poetry of Rumi, to arrive at the Direct Path teaching of Rupert Spira and Francis Lucille. It was through this teaching that she discovered how love and beauty can become an integral part of our spiritual life. She goes on to discuss how the nondual understanding has influenced both her practical life as a doctor and her creative life as a poet, and the changes that have occurred in her approach to difficult circumstances. She describes the ever-growing joy and freedom of being open to all that arises. Finally, she reads one of her poems that depicts the way creativity manifests spontaneously and effortlessly when she rests in not-knowing.

 

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Join Bill Free and Jon Mundy for a conversation about the end of seeking.

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Join Susan and Louise for a fascinating conversation about the inclusion and acceptance of the body and mind in our spiritual practice. Louise discusses common misconceptions and offers teachings that will support you to integrate and embody your spiritual awakening with love and gentleness.

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In this episode Cyndi and her guest Linda Yameen bring their favorite Awareness Practices into their day to day life experiences.  Tune into how you can use these Awareness Games to transform any experience into one of greater presence and peace.

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Listen as Susan Telford introduces Jenny Beal as one of the new hosts of The Awareness Podcast.

In this episode Jenny shares her own spiritual journey from her early 20s to the present day. Jenny has traveled a path of wanting to know everything “from the very biggest to the very smallest” to coming to the realization that true freedom and joy in living in not-knowing.

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A glimpse of the nondual nature of reality is not the end of the awakening process, it is the beginning!! Listen as Roger and Bill discuss how the awakening process unfolds and what is necessary before we can enjoy the unbroken peace of mind, that is our natural state, in our daily lives. 

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Join Susan and Jac for a conversation about spiritual awakening, what it is and how it unfolds. Not all of us have a sudden awakening like Eckhart Tolle or Byron Katie, so how do we work with more gradual awakenings? Jac discusses the importance of spiritual integrity both in our own evolution and in the teachers we encounter on the path.

Jac also previews what she will be teaching in her 3 live Masterclasses, “Give Yourself Permission to Screw Up on the Spiritual Path” for The Integrated Awakening Series in July.

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In this Living in Oneness Experience Podcast, Cyndi and Cindy take us all on an experience of The Borderland - a place of quiet expansiveness where all conflict dissolves. Join them to learn more about what the Borderland is and be prepared for a heart opening direct experience.

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Ginger is a seasoned singer songwriter with a career spanning 20 years. She gracefully bridges the gap between soul music and spiritual activism on her debut LP, "Higher Frequency”, due this spring. She weaves conscious lyrics and a throw back sound to invite listeners to dig deep & take accountability for their planetary vibrations.

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Join Bill Free and Jiffy Read as Jiffy discusses her spiritual journey of integrating a Course in Miracles and the teachings of Rupert Spira. Learn how her spiritual practice informs her life and her work as a therapist and how to become a force for love and peace in the world.

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Join Susan and Aaron for a conversation that touches on Christianity, Buddhism, A Course in Miracles, Nonduality, chakras and the role of devotion on the spiritual path.

A former worship pastor who loved to worship God, Aaron describes his own spiritual awakening and how he has come to realize that the greatest worship we can offer is to fulfill our true potential every day. 

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Tune in as Bill Free describes his journey from Fundamentalism to Living in Oneness.  Expect to be entertained, informed, and transformed by this one hour episode!

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Rhoda Makled will share her journey towards awakening from being in the corporate world to where she stands today. She will share what she has learned and how she is continuing to grow.

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Join with Bill Free and Liz Cronkhite as they discuss her awakening experience and how you will know when it's happening in your life.

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In this special 5th Friday of the month episode, Bill, Jackie, Cyndi and Susan talk about their own spiritual journeys and answer questions from the live audience. 

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What is the secret of a great relationship?

What will it take for us to live in peace and harmony with each other?

Join Susan Telford and Diederik Wolsak as they discuss Diederik’s revolutionary Choose Again process, how it saved his life and how it can change everything for you too.

Diederik also discusses what he will be teaching in his 4 live Masterclasses, The Crucible We Call Relationships for the Integrated Awakening Series starting May 9th, 2022.

 

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Tune in to listen to a conversation between Cyndi and Lisa Natoli as they discuss words as Symbols and the power of sinking below the symbol to the power that lays beneath

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As a Life Coach that uses the principles of ACIM and as an ACIM Group Facilitator for many years Rev. Ken Davis shares that the idea of Oneness remains elusive, even to veterans of the Course; that the viewpoint of Oneness is absent in most ACIM learning aids. He will share how "Oneness cannot be grasped but reaching toward it is vital for noticing where we have declared that there is “something else”.

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Dan Schmidt is a spiritual teacher and filmmaker who created the well-known awakening series known as Samadhi. In this episode Bill talks to Dan about making the film and what’s behind the creator and creation of such a profound and very popular documentary series for awakening. Enjoy!

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What is guidance? Where does it come from? How do we “hear” it? Is it reliable? How do we know if we are just making it up?
As two women whose lives changed radically as a result of following guidance, Regina and Susan discuss how guidance showed up in their lives and what the true purpose of guidance is. Regina will be teaching a series of 4 workshops on How to Live a Completely Guided Life for the Integrated Awakening Series in April.

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The Pause is one of the most powerful tools in the Living in Oneness Tool Chest.  Tune in to this episode to learn more about what The Pause is and how to use it anytime, anywhere.

 

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The journey to awakening unfolds differently for everyone. But what can we learn from others on their path to awakening? Anne jumped with both feet into sincere and dedicated full-time spiritual practice. In this conversation with Jackie Greggs, Anne shares her experience of purification and awakening, unfiltered and as it happens. Raw, reflective, brave, and infused with clarity, Anne’s open honesty inspires us all to dive deep into the spiritual journey instead of simply skimming the surface.

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Jenny has a very interesting spiritual journey, starting as a Catholic to agnostic through the Big Book to the Blue Book.

Jenny's path has taken her from life as a physician to living and loving a nondual inspired life. Jenny's journey will make you laugh and help you relate to the journey many take before we discover the search is over.

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Listen as Helen and Susan discuss spiritual awakening, the stages Helen went through on her own journey to awakening and how that has informed the kind of teacher she has become. She offers a live guided practice that will enable you to have a direct experience of the wisdom of accepting this moment exactly as it is, whatever it looks like.

Helen is the teacher in the Integrated Awakening Series in March and she also shares what she will be teaching in her series of 4 live Masterclasses in March.

Learn more about the Integrated Awakening Series: www.teachersofgod.org/evolve

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Cyndi and her guest Linda Yameen discuss the importance of knowing what the goal of the Living in Oneness Experience is and the importance of keeping it front and center.  Tune in to learn how to use the goal in day to day life.  Linda also gifts us all with some simple exercises to help sink into the Oneness Experience within moments.

 

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Join host Jackie Greggs and her guest professional musician, songwriter, producer and international recording artist, Stephen Wise as they discuss their spiritual journeys, how music supported them and how it can support you too.  

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Join Bill Free and psychotherapist and best selling author Jonathan Robinson as they discuss Awareness - what is it and who or what is aware? Discover what Jonathan has learned from discussing Awareness with everyone from the Dalai Lama to Adyashanti, how Awareness is our true nature and how accessing it and living from it is easier than you think. 

Jonathan shares simple exercises that will enable you to have a direct experience of the peace and joy of your true nature in 90 seconds or less!

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Susan and Miranda discuss what happens when we come to a place in our lives, where it seems, internally and externally, that everything is going wrong. Is there meaning in the events that surround us? Is there a Grace we can rely on and if there is, how do we access it?

How do we let go and develop the trust that Grace will lead us to our deepest center, from where it is possible to live our lives with peace and love, in touch with our inherent goodness, no matter what.

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In the premier edition of The Living in Oneness Experience Podcast Cyndi and Rona share their personal experience with being called into the journey of Awakening.  They speak from a place of openness, love and vulnerability.  This calling is for everyone, not just the chosen few.

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Neda Boin's music has helped support the inner healing of many people and accompanied them on their spiritual journey. Her music is inspired by A Course in Miracles. Join Jackie and Neda for an inspiring discussion of the role music has played in Neda’s spiritual evolution. Jackie and Neda also discuss learning to trust, following inner guidance, trusting in divine providence, daring to show up and stepping  back to let God lead the way. Neda also gives a live performance of one of the songs from her new album entitled "Remember You’re Dreaming", which was created to help us to remember that we are dreaming and we are never alone.

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When Bill Free sat down with spiritual teacher Francis Lucille to discuss what it means to live the nondual understanding, he did not expect that they were going to be talking about the Holy Spirit. 

However what unfolded was a fascinating conversation about the importance of how we define terms, the self-evidence of awareness and what Francis called the greatest revelation that he can formulate.

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Join Bill Free, Jackie Greggs, Cyndi Krupp and Susan Telford for interviews and teachings from teachers at the cutting edge of spiritual evolution.

Learn about what it means to awaken spiritually and integrate your realization into your everyday life, no matter what stage you are at. 

 

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