Spirituality

Karlene Stange, The Spiritual Nature of Animals: A Country Vet Explores the Wisdom, Compassion, and Souls of Animals

 Karlene Strange

Do animals have souls? Do we bond spiritually with them? How do you know your pet loves you?

Colorado country veterinarian Karlene Stange gives us the kernels of truth about the spirit, or anima, of animals from the perspective of each major religion and distills these into a very practical philosophy: "We must be grateful for the service and friendship animals provide, and celebrate their lives, honor loving memories, and have no regrets."

Vets in rural practice face especially difficult illnesses, physical conditions, and emotional trials, not like dog-and-cat vets who see their “patients” in sterile urban offices. Dr. Karlene Stange embraced these difficulties because her work led her to spiritual awareness and even bliss, despite the inevitable losses and horrors. She found that her experience was described in Jungian psychology: animals led her to her anima, her true inner self and what in Latin means “soul,” “breath,” and “life itself.”

Case examples from her practice illustrate Stange’s journey to understand the spiritual nature of the animal-human bond. This led her to Buddhist, Christian, Sufi, Islamic, Jewish, Hindu, and pagan teachings. Her evolved understanding offers us a unique interpretation of our love for animals, a compelling tour of spiritual traditions, and, ultimately, a healing and joyful engagement with the creatures with whom we share our planet.

 

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Learn more about Karlene Strange: animasanimals.com

Danielle Dulsky: Woman Most Wild: Three Keys to Liberating the Witch Within

 Danielle Dulsky

Danielle Dulsky

What threatens us about the words WILD, or WITCH? What feels good? How can we pause and conjure the power of the archetypal feminine? Is your Wild Woman calling you...or out of control? Danielle Dulsky is a long-time activist for wild woman spirituality and the divine feminine's return. She shares simple, accessible, powerful ways to find your own, unique spiritual path of empowerment, honoring your cycles and re-connecting with nature. Woman Most Wild debunks old assumptions about witches being “bad” or “evil” and reveals the true nature of witchcraft: an ancient spiritual path of reverence for the natural rhythms and cycles of life. She helps us all reclaim the power we were born with and asks us to come home to our inner witch. Instead of being shamed for our “wildness” she validates it as our birthright, which includes a deep connection to nature. In her own words “The wild is your human way of relating to the life-force that is beyond human but wholly natural.” Regardless of gender, we can all tune in to the wild woman spirituality drumming underneath our feet, and Danielle is the perfect guide on the journey.

Learn more about Danielle Dulsky at DanielleDulsky.com and LivingMandalaYoga.com

Jenniffer Weigel, Psychics, Healers, & Mediums: A Journalist, a Road Trip, and Voices from the Other Side

 Jenniffer Weigel

Jenniffer Weigel

Since the dawn of time, people have been fascinated by those who claim to have extraordinary psychic abilities. It is safe to say that many of those psychics are either extraordinary frauds or extraordinarily deluded. But could some of them be legitimate, with real gifts that can be used to help and heal? For 20 years, Emmy Award-winning journalist Jenniffer Weigel has been interviewing and investigating mediums, psychics, and healers. She gives us the fruits of her in-depth interviews with folks like Thomas John, Judith Orloff, Concetta Bertoldi, Caroline Myss, Echo Bodine, Rebecca Rosen, Paul Selig, and Michael Bodine. Also, Jenniffer got readings for both herself and and an individual previously unknown to the medium, psychic, or healer. She puts these psychically gifted people to the test―and the results are startling and profound. Listen in if you’re fascinated with communication with the dead, the idea of an afterlife, and the possibility of nontraditional healing.

Learn more about Jenniffer Weigel: jenweigel.com

Scott Stabile, Big Love

 Scott Stabile

Scott Stabile

If anyone had a right to curl up in a ball and give up, it was Scott Stabile. His parents were murdered when he was fourteen. Nine years later, his brother died of a heroin overdose. He joined a cult and wrenched himself out of it after thirteen years. But all the while, Stabile was learning to do things like forgive the man who murdered his parents, have compassion for his brother, and believe in the power of love to create positive change above all else.

Scott shares the experiences that pulled him from his center and the ways in which he brought himself back in ways that are universally applicable, uplifting, and even laugh-out-loud funny. “In each instance, it was big love that carried me back to my center. Love encouraged me to show up for my life authentically. Love challenged me to move forward, despite my fears. Every single time, love walked me home.”

Whether trying (as we all must) to silence shame, show up for friends, or overcome dreaded what-ifs, the hard-won insights that Scott shares are sure to help us do so with a renewed sense of love. 

Learn more about Scott Stabile: scottstabile.com

Kamaria Powell, What the F#@k is Enlightenment?

 Kamaria Powell

Kamaria Powell

If you’ve never felt like one religion was right for you, you’re not alone. 20% of Americans do not identify with any religion, and one-third of adults under the age of 30 classify themselves as spiritual but not religious. And then there's the question of enlightenment.

Sitting between the saint and the sinner at church, Kamaria Powell began asking life’s most thought-provoking questions and to her surprise, receiving answers. Kamaria challenges readers to take their spiritual identity into their own hands. By candidly illustrating her own life experiences, flaws and all, she demonstrates how a chaotic, mundane life can be transformed into a more purposeful and dynamic one through the process of self-discovery and finding your own unique spirituality.

Do you have to meditate? No. Do you have to pray? No. Rather than following a prescribed set of rules, Kamaria encourages you to embrace your own spiritual identity no matter how unorthodox it may seem. It is by transforming ourselves that we in turn transform our world. 

Learn more about Kamaria Powell: kamariapowell.wixsite.com/website

Robert O. Williams, Love Is the Power: Moving Humanity from Fear to Love

 Robert O. Williams

Robert O. Williams

What happens when we live all emotions, thoughts, and body feelings as love as opposed to just searching for love? We are free to give to others without need or fear. That is the power of love and pure heart consciousness.

Robert O. Williams leads us into the intimate journey of his life through the vivid memories of his unique childhood, an inspiring account of his talent and perseverance as a saxophone player, his introduction to Transcendental Meditation (TM), his magical time performing and recording with The Beach Boys, and the extraordinary journey through multiple near-death experiences and visits with other dimensions which culminated in three decades of research and invention of Quantum Code Technology™ and the Heart+ App.

Williams said, “The fact that we were able to develop a proven technology to strengthen our physical hearts as well as serve in the awakening of our spiritual hearts is, for me, an indication that we truly can raise consciousness through technology.” Love Is the Power is not about the search for love, romantic or otherwise; rather, it is about being love. 

Learn more about Robert O. Williams: www.healtheworldproject.com

Virginia Bell, Midlife is Not a Crisis

 Virginia Bell

Virginia Bell

We are aging differently from the way we did in the past―we are not only living longer, we are staying healthy and vital longer. We can grow and prosper at any age!

Midlife Is Not a Crisis combines astrology, inspiration, and wisdom about aging to empower people to live more fully in the second half of life. It is based on the generational life cycles we all share at certain ages, from the Saturn Return at 29 and Midlife, which peaks at 42, all the way to the Uranus Return at 84.

These cycles are the great crossroads of life, and each cycle is a journey in itself. Strung together they offer a road map to life’s most challenging and rewarding passages. In every decade there are trials, lessons, and losses; in this we have no choice. Our freedom lies in how we respond―consciously or unconsciously, awake or asleep. The planet that governs each cycle acts as a wise elder or guide and holds the key to navigating the cycle successfully.

Astrologer Virginia Bell tells the story of these cycles and provides a guide to living consciously and well.

Learn more about Virginia Bell www.virginiabellastrology.com

Rachel Harris, Listening to Ayahuasca

 Rachel Harris

Rachel Harris

Ayahuasca, the psychedelic brew from the Amazon rainforest, is now being used (illegally) in North America for individual healing, consciousness exploration, or spirituality!

As a result of her own personal experience, research scientist and psychotherapist Rachel Harris created the largest study to date of what happens following an ayahuasca ceremony — if people find lasting relief from depression and anxiety; if those with alcohol problems permanently stop drinking; if transcendent experiences with ayahuasca translate into a more spiritual life; and more.

She’ll describe her findings, including miracle cures of depression and addiction, therapeutic breakthroughs, spiritual revelations, and challenging or bad trips. If you’re thinking about taking it, you’ll be able to make an informed decision. If you’ve experienced it, you’ll get creative ways to work therapeutically with your experiences. And she’ll offer insight to therapists who work with people after their ayahuasca journey.

“This is not a simple story about healing,” writes Dr. Harris. “The risks are significant, but the opportunity is beyond what Western medicine and psychotherapy can offer.”

Learn more about Rachel Harris: www.listeningtoayahuasca.com

OolaGuys, Oola for Women: Find Balance in an Unbalanced World

 Troy Amdahl and Dave Braun

Troy Amdahl and Dave Braun

Oola is that state of awesomeness you experience when your life is balanced and growing in all the key areas of health and well-being. It can be a noun or a verb, a destination or a feeling.

Troy Amdahl and Dave Braun, the OolaGuys, know that women are the ultimate multitaskers. While a circus performer might spin seven plates in a single show, women spin seven plates―figuratively―every day. They not only juggle kids, family, and home life, they also juggle work responsibilities, make constant business decisions, handle professional events, and so much more that it's truly mind-boggling what a woman can pack into a 24-hour day.

To truly live an OolaLife, it’s paramount to identify those toxic traits that hold us back from finding balance and growth in the seven F’s of Oola—fitness, finance, family, field (career), faith, friends and fun—and embrace the transformational characteristics that will help accelerate this journey to greatness.

The OolaGuys will talk about the experiences of 54 inspiring women, how to overcome unexpected hardships, and transform the juggling act of everyday life into a dream lifestyle of simplicity, tranquility, abundance, and opportunity.

Learn more about the OolaGuys: oolalife.com

Debra Engle, Let Your Spirit Guides Speak

 Debra Engle

Debra Engle

What if you had a best friend/counselor all rolled up into one—and you had access to their advice and wisdom 24/7?

You do; they’re your spirit guides, and Deb Engle will teach you how to find them if you haven’t already, and how to deepen that relationship even if you’ve worked with your guides for a long time. She’s got a lot of stories and practical steps that she’s learned from her own guides…and the Course in Miracles...powerful stuff that will help you approach situations in your life from a very different perspective.

She says, “The main message I’ve learned is that life doesn’t have to be such a struggle or so confusing. We don’t have to feel alone, because we never are. When we remember that, and intentionally partner with Spirit every day, we really can co-create a life of peace and purpose.” 

Learn more about Debra Engle: debraengle.com

Meg Simeone and Avery, An Intuitive Healer & A Skeptical Seeker

 Meg Simeone

Meg Simeone

How can you believe a desire that is out of your reach will materialize? How do you make sense of a truth that’s inexplicable yet undeniable? How do you find the courage to step into the unknown, confident that you’re going in the right direction? Avery — a man whose intuitive gifts were evident as a child — and Margaret, a left-brain skeptic whose unwillingness to believe persisted until she experienced what Avery asserted had always been available to her, join us today. We’ll learn how to:

• Remember who we really are

• Connect to an inner power, a universal energy that is always available

• Overcome the fear and worry that keep us stuck.  

If you’re open to a reality that defies logic and sensibility, and ready to experience a new way of living in this lifetime, listen in!

Learn more about Meg Simeone and Avery: glass-full.me

Thomas Sterner, Fully Engaged: Using the Practicing Mind in Daily Life

 Tom Sterner

Tom Sterner

Are you fully engaged, present in this moment, completely content? Our culture encourages our minds to be overactive, anxious, longing for the future or regretting the past.

Thomas Sterner, bestselling author of The Practicing Mind, shows us how simple shifts in perspective — such as learning to center our attention on the process of what we are doing instead of what we are trying to achieve; using goals as guides instead of reminders of what is left to be done; and learning to work without judgment about the process — can completely transform the experience of going through each day.  

He says, “Everything in life comes from practice. No matter how small or inconsequential we think it is, everything we do, from brushing our teeth to getting through a scary job interview, comes from practice, the deliberate repetition of an action with an awareness of what we want to achieve.” And it works!

Learn more about Thomas Sterner: tomsterner.com

Latest hottest from Maryanne Live

What is the Maryanne Live radio show and why should you listen? Maryanne takes you into the depths of her practice and tells some of her fascinating story.

She went from a history of abuse/debilitating panic disorder/draining relationships, had an experience of awakening, and explored all the possible spiritual practices she could find to stay awake.

She'll bring on experts in the field of self-inquiry and awareness to help you stay awake, and invite us all to take the material and not theorize but live and breathe the principles in our lives. How do we take all the things we know...forgiveness, compassion, kindness...and embody them in real time?

Karen Tate, Goddess 2.0: Advancing A New Path Forward

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Sometimes it seems like domination and authoritarian patriarchy are everywhere.

The Sacred Feminine is returning from exile, as people from all walks of life and cultures turn to Goddess, deity, archetype and ideal, to evolve from the malignant chaos we face today. They're listening to their consciences, heart wisdom, and intuition to manifest a new normal. They're practicing partnership, generosity, and compassion to establish a new way of being. They're tapping into their empathy and morality as they hit the reset button.

Share the wisdom and activism of these spiritual, cultural and political leaders, old and new, male and female, inspiring the birth of a new world...a time of security, peace, joy, equality, and prosperity for all.

Learn more about Karen Tate: www.karentate.com

Megan McFeely, As She Is: Reclaiming the Feminine

 Megan McFeely

Megan McFeely

Come along on Megan McFeely’s personal journey as she rediscovers and reclaims the feminine qualities of the human psyche, qualities neglected and suppressed in the West for millennia and yet essential for our survival and wholeness. Her message serves as a wake-up call for both men and women.

But more important, it offers a contemplative glimpse into what it means to connect with the feminine potential that exists within us all. The healing power of the feminine can redress a world out of balance, taking you deep inside yourself and sending you back full of energy and hope.

Learn more about Megan McFeely www.AsSheIs.com

 

Mark Coleman, Make Peace with Your Mind

 Mark Coleman

Mark Coleman

You know your Inner Critic, the voice that says you’re not enough, not good enough, or sometimes...too much.

Renowned meditation teacher Mark Coleman helps us see where it comes from, and what strengthens and weakens it. He’ll share insights into what creates, drives, and disarms the Inner Critic; examples from real people’s healing journeys that inspire and guide; tools we need to begin turning the lens of attention toward our own minds, with kindness and clarity. You’ll learn simple exercises you can immediately put into practice to invite, cultivate, and nurture your best self and make peace with your mind.

“The good news coming out of neuroscience is that your brain and negative habits can change based on how you use your attention,” writes Coleman. “When you see how much your inner critic robs you of peace and well-being, you will be less apt to give it your loyalty and attention.”

Learn more about Mark Coleman: MarkColeman.org

Chetan and Carola, The Book of Destinies

 Chetan Parkyn and Carola Eastwood

Chetan Parkyn and Carola Eastwood

What is your life purpose? What you are doing here, and are you on the right track to being fulfilled? How can we all live out our destinies?

World-renowned Human Design experts Chetan Parkyn and Carola Eastwood show how to use the place, date, and time of your birth to reveal your specific Life Theme, a unique, consistent, and recognizable undercurrent to your whole lifetime.

“Knowing and accepting your particular Life Theme is truly transformative. Embodying this awareness gives you reassurance and clarification about your unique life purpose. You can attune to your destiny and learn to live creatively through all the challenges, finding fulfillment in knowing you are living in accordance with your truth,” they say. “Discover the life you were born to live.” 

Learn more about Human Design: www.HumanDesignForUsAll.com

Kevin Hancock, Not for Sale: Finding Center in the Land of Crazy Horse

 Kevin Hancock

Kevin Hancock

Kevin owned one of the oldest family businesses in Maine, and in 2008 the economy was tanking. Then he lost his voice from a rare neurological disorder. He was moved to go to the Pine Ridge Lakota Indian Reservation, in a series of trips strikingly similar to their ancient Vision Quest rite.

In losing consistent access to his voice, Kevin discovered a pathway, a calling, to strengthening the voices of others, which he uses to think differently about the future of Pine Ridge, the future of his business, and the future of tribes everywhere.

Find out how he learned to do less, not more; to look inward for meaning; to bring his business and himself back into balance and prosperity. Along the way, Kevin learns it was his soul's way of getting him to stop working, stop leading, stop caretaking. Find your own growing awareness of interconnectedness, where everybody can live a full, rich life. 

 

Learn more about Kevin Hancock: www.kevindhancock.com

Karen Casey, 52 Ways to Live the Course in Miracles

 Karen Casey

Karen Casey

First introduced to A Course In Miracles during the early stages of sobriety when she hung on to Alcoholics Anonymous like her life depended on it (and, of course, it did), Karen yearned for something that could quiet her near-constant anxiety. These simple ideas and affirmations for meditation have done that for her, bringing her a simpler, softer, slower, and more loving life.

Karen not only offers an explanation of the ideas, but also shares her own experiences with them—stumbles and all—offering proof of how helpful and practical they really are and showing that the goal isn’t perfection, but rather progress toward creating a life of love and peace.

Learn more about Karen Casey: www.womens-spirituality.com

Donald Altman, Clearing Emotional Clutter: Letting Go of What's Blocking You

 Donald Altman

Donald Altman

You’ve heard about the psychological benefits of clearing out the clutter in your surroundings, but shutting away and trying to hide old pains and traumas can also create toxic clutter keeping you from the life of your dreams.

Integrating mindfulness and cutting-edge neuroscience, international expert Donald Altman teaches us how to modify entrenched habits and patterns with only a few minutes of attention daily. He’ll give us tips on how to realize what our baggage consists of and how to transform or toss it, then show how to avoid the daily danger of accumulating new emotional clutter. No matter how fraught your life or relationships may be, you can cleanse, heal, or accept the old wounds, mistakes, and disappointments.

You’ll discover how to address your past, better deal with the present, and cultivate the best possible future. Start fresh now! 

Learn more about Donald Altman: www.mindfulpractices.com