Exploring the Unseen & Otherworldly: Spirituality, Mindfulness, & Meditation
Know: You are an infinitely-loved child of this universe. Nothing that ever happens to you is bad, though at times certain situations may be annoying, uncomfortable, frustrating, etc. It’s all part of the process of becoming purified. Don’t: Panic. Follow the mainstream news too closely. Dismiss the danger. Take time for yourself to: Meditate Read […]

Enjoy my chat with my friend Mike Waskosky. We discussed the very basics of The Ra Contact and the Law of One. More info from the book’s description: Don Elkins and Carla L. Rueckert worked together for 12 years to perfect the channeling process and receive philosophical inspiration and guidance from extraterrestrial sources. When Jim McCarty joined them […]

Hello everyone, This will be the last episode of this podcast show…..for a while or maybe forever. I don’t know what the future holds but for the past 7 months I have not felt the inclination to speak about spirituality. Listen to this short episode for more explanation. Of course, please enjoy ALL of the previous […]

Groupism: We choose our “team” in many areas of life and then stick with them and oppose all others. And worse, if we get sucked in completely, we let the group and/or its leader have total power over our own intelligence, wisdom and heart. Human Beings as a whole make up one group. We come […]

After a year of not speaking publicly about it, Chris discusses his metamorphosis last year. Frustration… Chris read from Tony Robbins’ book about the message that frustration is giving you, and the solution to handling it elegantly. Walk on the “smoother” part of the trail (in someone else’s footsteps) for as long as that particular trail […]

My guest is Bruce Langford, host of the Mindfulness Mode podcast. He is also a Pause Your Life meetup facilitator. Enjoy our chat about mindfulness – the practical application and how it can can help you, as well as some deeper ideas about how mindfulness works. Bruce has interviewed hundreds of people who are using mindfulness and […]

I basically did a solo Walk-n-Talk in Hacklebarney State Park in New Jersey. I touched on several topics: Being Considerate (one of Chris’s Driving Analogy), Raising Your Conscious Awareness, Determination, Higher Perspective, Putting the Election in Perspective, Being Open to the Flow and Influence of Nature, Accepting the Influence of Nature, Wisdom… What are your thoughts? Enjoy listening to the entire episode! Keep […]

Be a fly on the wall for my deep chat with Yasmina Bauernfeind, multidimensional energy-specialist.  Yasmina tells us why this Fall of 2016 is an ideal time to raise your consciousness. Veils are thinning – grit is being taken off… Your energetic upgrading is being accelerated. In higher dimensions, there is no time, space, duality or locality. We […]

First Chris read a passage from 365 Tao titled Horizon, which revealed the necessity to view your life from a higher vantage point so you can see things on the horizon as they approach you. When you don’t see something coming and it hits you hard, you may feel like the universe is punishing you, but […]

Enjoy my deep conversation with Zach Bellows which we recorded in a park near a coffee shop. He shares so many spiritual insights. And halfway through a fledgling bird crash landed on Zach’s head and then it sat next to him for the rest of our chat. I met Zach at our Pause Your Life […]

Ushering in the Fall of the Ego! To reduce the ego, of course  😉 First Chris encouraged you to sign up for the Mid-Week Pause emails here.  Then we discuss the Ego. How does it show up in our lives? Blatantly: A person is disrespectful, obnoxious, they assume they are MUCH more important than others, their […]

In this episode we complete our “Summer of As A Man Thinketh” by James Allen. This section is titled Serenity. (Actual excerpt below). FYI, if you want to start listening from the beginning of the book, we began this special series with episode 175. What a summer — what a book! And next week we begin the […]

As part of our “Summer of As A Man Thinketh” by James Allen, in this episode we read the section titled Visions and Ideals. (Actual excerpt below). FYI, if you want to start listening from the beginning of the book, we began this special series with episode 175. Visions and Ideals The dreamers are the saviours of the […]

As part of our “Summer of As A Man Thinketh” by James Allen, in this episode we read the section titled The Thought-Factor in Achievement. (Actual excerpt below). FYI, if you want to start listening from the beginning of the book, we began this special series with episode 175. The Thought-Factor in Achievement All that a man achieves […]

As part of our “Summer of As A Man Thinketh” by James Allen, in this episode we read the section titled Thought and Purpose. (Actual excerpt below). FYI, if you want to start listening from the beginning of the book, we began this special series with episode 175. Thought and Purpose Until thought is linked with purpose there […]

As part of our “Summer of As A Man Thinketh” by James Allen, in this episode we read the section titled Effect of Thought on Health and the Body. (Actual excerpt below). FYI, if you want to start listening from the beginning of the book, we began this special series with episode 175. Effect of Thought on Health and […]

The third part of the section called Effect of Thought on Circumstances is what Chris reads on this episode (from As A Man Thinketh). Actual excerpt below. The past four episodes are part of our summer of As A Man Thinketh by James Allen! (FYI, we began this special series with episode 175) Effect of Thought on Circumstances (Part 3 of […]

We continue reading from As A Man Thinketh – the second part of the section called Effect of Thought on Circumstances. (actual excerpt below) I hope you’re enjoying your laid-back summer of As A Man Thinketh by James Allen! (FYI, we kicked off this special series with episode 175) Effect of Thought on Circumstances (Part 2 of 3) (from […]

In this episode we begin reading the second section of As A Man Thinketh called Effect of Thought on Circumstances. (the actual excerpt is below) FYI – This summer, over the course of approximately 10 episodes, we will read the classic book As A Man Thinketh by James Allen. This summer is “The Summer of As A Man […]

This summer, over the course of approximately 10 episodes, we will read the classic book As A Man Thinketh by James Allen. This summer is “The Summer of As A Man Thinketh!” In this episode we read the first section called Thought and Character. The full text is below, under the other baby animal pictures that […]

One of your fellow listeners, Sean from Vancouver, emailed me with some questions a couple weeks ago, so I invited him to chat with me on the show. It’s not an interview; we had a casual conversation about deep spiritual experiences that change your life, strong paradigms that are formed in childhood, religion vs spirituality, […]

We start by mentioning next year’s BLISS Week (a week-long Pause Your Life retreat), as well as the Mid-Week Pause emails you can sign up for here. Also, I’m currently listening to an audio book called Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman. A stuffed animal vs a real animal… I saw a little girl in […]

Thinking of a “nest” as a place that’s comfortable, known and safe, there are many “nests” that you have to leave, a few of which are long relationships, your comfort zone, habits, your formal education, a long association with an organization, when your spiritual guide attains Mahasamadhi and leaves his body… Chris related his unfolding Magpie […]

First we announced your Mid-Week Pause, weekly content (deep and energizing excerpts) delivered to your email to help you stay grounded/powerful and NOT get swept away in the madness of your work week. It starts next week so jump on board now 😉 …courtesy of Pause Your Life. Eldorado Canyon State Park in Colorado is awesome…..and someone […]

First, a quirky analogy… The world is like a parking lot with faded parking space lines – you try your best to park correctly but sometimes the only available spot is between two other cars who both parked really crooked. If both those cars leave while you’re in the store, when you return to your […]

We start by going over the lists of the 10 worthless and sorrow-producing elements of your lower self (NOTE: for spiritual growth you need to remove these), and the 10 divine qualities of your authentic/higher Self. These are from the section called The Overcoming of Self in the book Above Life’s Turmoil by James Allen. […]

The external world and other people can really test your patience After you get past your initial reaction to a situation (which may take weeks), go back to the fundamentals – the spiritual treasure within yourself. Here is what Chris read from Above Life’s Turmoil by James Allen: Foreword We cannot alter external things, nor […]

First a quick reading from 365 Tao titled ‘Readiness.’ Then… Wolf pups, Tiger cubs and a zillion other animal babies — they all wrestle and play with each other. Why? To strengthen themselves and to learn skills and knowledge. They don’t hate each other when they play fight. What are we doing here if we’re not […]

Listen to the full episode for all the details. Seeing that Red-tailed Hawk – and him seeing me! Could he see my eyes through the binoculars??? Because his vision is so good… It snowed again last week so I had to shovel the driveway. When the snow stuck to my shovel it was heavy. So, […]

Humbling and true thought: “I am among enlightened beings.” Just imagine… and feel the change in you. An acting technique from Stella Adler – imagine your surroundings in super-fine detail. Hypotenuses, B-lines, wormholes, spiritual shortcuts. Are there really shortcuts? Well… Raja Yoga is the most direct route to the goal, says Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras.  Being vulnerable, not building a […]

Listen to the full episode for all the details. My failed webinar……A lesson in Priorities and Patience. Umbilical: Some things are important, some things are critical, and some things are umbilical – and maybe only one thing: the source of life itself. Amplification: Amplify the lightness in your heart. How? We read a great little story: […]

Listen for all the details. Being busy… One fascinating idea is Parkinson’s Law: Work expands to fill the time allotted to it. Catching up with an old friend after many years – after my life has changed so much due to meditation. At one point I said to him, “You know, I’m a completely different person from […]

“This world is a bridge. Pass over it, but do not build your dwelling there.” ~Jesus Don’t get sucked in by the material world and ignore your brighter self. Don’t be like the north side of a tree – all gunky and funky, cold……moldy, slimy , in the dark… Face the light. Let the light heat up your […]

I wish I could write more show notes but its’ really late and I’m keeping my wife awake with my clickity-clacking on the keyboard… Here are the topics discussed in this episode: Sitting still Marc Maron talking about his experience interviewing Obama on his WTF podcast Unfolding takes a long time How to deal with […]

First a couple of stories – my wife and I visited 7 Falls here in Colorado Springs. And I got my picture taken with a Mountain Lion 😉 A few days later I fed the hungry deer out of our basement slider. (pic below). And of course the rabbits ate the strawberries I put outside […]

Another 3-topic episode. Which one struck you at an interesting angle? Pure Gaps Our lives are mostly subconscious. We can break that down into time and most of the time we are just existing without thought. During those times you are connected with pure spirit and in Union. So without even trying I’m always in a […]

Spiritual analogies and lessons galore in this episode – listen for full details 😉 I saw huge Banyan trees in India, and I now see lots of Aspens in Colorado. The aspens are all native to cold regions with cool summers, in the north of the Northern Hemisphere, extending south at high altitudes in the […]

Chris’s guest is Tascha Yoder, owner of the Center for Powerful Living in Colorado Springs. This was the venue for the Pause Your Life Vision Board Workshop this past weekend, and luckily Chris got the chance to sit down with her afterwards. He also had the amazing opportunity to see this beautiful Bobcat saunter by… Tascha […]

Chris started the show by conveying gratitude to many of the people who have supported him as well as the show in 2015. Then he briefly recapped how the show started and evolved up til now. Then there’s the movie Interstellar 😉 On one particular planet the characters visited, 1 hour = 7 years back on […]

“In the sky, there is no distinction of East and West; people create distinctions out of their own minds and then believe them to be true.” ~Buddha Change of Heart When you change your mind, it’s always regarding small things – where to have dinner tonight, what to wear today, what to name your podcast… […]

A deep episode starting with Chris reading an excerpt titles ‘Moderation’ from the book 365 Tao. Then Chris explained the Eckhart Tolle analogy of the ego filling up a basket to be happy – thinking that if you are able to collect everything you desire, then you will be happy. Sorry Charlie, it’s a bottomless […]

Gratitude has power beyond belief sometimes. For this unofficial Thanksgiving episode my niece Liaa and I created this “grass roots study” of gratitude. 4 Questions on Gratitude How do you show gratitude? Why do you feel gratitude is important? What do you feel is the opposite of attitude? Do you think that feeling gratitude helps […]

Enjoy listening for all the stories and details 😉 Chris elaborates on the topics listed below. And be sure to sign up for the Behind-the-Scenes email list to get your free copy of Relax with Rumi. The Ego Mask/Costume The ego is a mask… It’s your own creation, not God’s. Identifying yourself as a member […]

[Listen to the episode for the full effect ;] On the human level, feeling like your heart is broken is very upsetting. We’ve all been there to some degree. It IS a real experience, and perhaps it’s actually a blessing to go through it… You may not be happy or satisfied with Chris’s comments on […]

Listen to this episode to hear all these topics Chris discussed, including: Life is great, but inevitably our physical and mental faculties degrade. That’s why it’s SO important to practice meditation while we still have the ability and energy to do it. The Insight Timer app may help you become more regular in your meditation practice. […]

Listen to this episode to hear Chris discuss these topics: Making sure you don’t get stuck on your spiritual path and consequently miss out on the real spiritual “profit” that you desire to receive. Chris has been listening to the audio version of the book called, The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win […]

We heard many stories and significant experiences from our guest, Dr. Jamie Turndorf, author of Love Never Dies. She is also known as Dr. Love. After she described the amazing experiences which led to her communicating with her deceased husband’s spirit, many times on command, Chris asked her some questions including: What is the state […]

Play the audio to hear Chris discuss: Doing work in the Fall to prepare your soil for the Spring Stepping beyond knowledge, opinions and ego The story of Holy Shadow A nice short reading on Meditation from the book 365 Tao Listen to the full episode for all the details. Thank You to all the Pause […]

Winding up our classic from 1896! The final chapter, Raja Yoga in Brief, from Swami Vivekananda’s book Raja Yoga. Chris began by describing his experience at a meditation gathering last weekend, as well as the unfortunate (or fortunate?) situation of losing an important box in his move across the country. A loss, or making room for […]

Enjoy as Chris reads and discusses Chapter 7, Dhyana and Samadhi, from Swami Vivekananda’s book Raja Yoga, originally published in 1896. Sometimes each of us has preconceived ideas about spiritual states or spiritual growth. To help us understand the real truths we are so fortunate to have spiritual giants like Vivekananda to explain the fundamentals of […]

We are charged up by Chapter 6, Pratyahara and Dharana, from Swami Vivekananda’s book Raja Yoga, originally published in 1896. Chris talked about several insightful ideas from this chapter, including the following quotes: “Only when we teach him to control his mind do we really help him.” “The so-called hypnotic suggestion can only act upon a […]

Taking a breather from our unofficial ‘Summer of Vivekananda,’ Chris discusses a few practical points along the road of spirituality. The past is what you make of it. Changing your past is much easier than changing your future. It frees you and wipes your slate clean. We all look towards building our future, achieving goals, […]

Chapter 5, The Control of Psychic Prana, from Swami Vivekananda’s book Raja Yoga, originally published in 1896. Listen to the full episode for all the details. Thank You to all the Pause Your Life members for their support! Keep Shining! The Mystic Show episodes are also available in iTunes and Stitcher. If you’d like to consider supporting the show, […]

We continue our unofficial ‘Summer of Vivekananda’ by reading Chapter 4, The Psychic Prana, from Swami Vivekananda’s book Raja Yoga, originally published in 1896. The great Masters have learned and taught so much about true spirituality, and we are fortunate to have materials to read and study for our own spiritual growth. Listen to the full […]

Jennifur Diamond shares her story of a horrific car accident that she survived but her boyfriend didn’t. But that’s only part of the story… She regained consciousness in the hospital 20 hours later with psychic powers – able to read people’s thoughts, see people who had passed on, and just know things. And this changed […]

Bruce brought his incredible energy to this episode in full force! Please listen to the audio to hear all his brilliance. I made some notes and included them below but they don’t do the interview justice. We began with Bruce sharing the important bit of scientific research that helped him have his A-ha moment – […]

We finished reading Chapter three, Prana, from Swami Vivekananda’s book Raja Yoga, originally published in 1896. Listen to the full episode for all the details. Thank You to all the Pause Your Life members for their support! Keep Shining! The Mystic Show episodes are also available in iTunes and Stitcher. If you’d like to consider supporting the […]

We continued reading from Swami Vivekananda’s book Raja Yoga, originally published in 1896. We read the first half of Chapter Three. Listen to the full episode for all the details. Thank You to all the Pause Your Life members for their support! Keep Shining! The Mystic Show episodes are also available in iTunes and Stitcher. If you’d […]

We continued reading from Swami Vivekananda’s book Raja Yoga, originally published in 1896. We read Chapter Two in its entirety. Listen to the full episode for all the details. Thank You to all the Pause Your Life members for their support! Keep Shining! The Mystic Show episodes are also available in iTunes and Stitcher. If you’d like […]

We begin reading from Swami Vivekananda’s book Raja Yoga, originally published in 1896. We read Chapter One in its entirety. He explains things so well… Listen to the full episode for all the details. Thank You to all the Pause Your Life members for their support! Keep Shining! The Mystic Show episodes are also available in iTunes […]

As a “Mystic in Training” each of us must constantly look beyond the superficial toward the subtle reality/wisdom all around us. The profound hides in the profane and only the courageous spiritual aspirant dares to face the deeper truths of human life. Yes, I’m talking about you 😉 It is imperative to move beyond the […]

We read a bit from the book called The Cloud of Unknowing. In the section we read, the author, an anonymous 14th century Christian mystic, relates a story of Jesus, Mary and Martha which illustrates the difference between the contemplative life and the active life. Mary sits in front of Jesus – listening to him and […]

First, Chris read a short story called The Man Whose Time Was Wrong from Tales of the Dervishes by Idries Shah. Afterwards, many topics were discussed including: Things take time Patience is required Teachers know when their students are ready for the next phase Tapasya means that you’re being “cooked” via your spiritual practice Herb […]

We welcome Rhona Post – The Healer Coach, author of Navigating Tomorrow, and creator of the DVD Rekindling Passion! We discussed a lot; enjoy listening to the episode to hear all the details. Below I have included some of my own notes. Observation: Most humans live from the neck up, as opposed to living from the […]

The following questions are very thought provoking. Chris encourages you to answer them for yourself. He gave his answers for all of them in this episode; if you agree or disagree please comment below 😉 Thich Nhat Hanh, Ram Dass, and His Holiness The 14th Dalai Lama were asked these same questions for the making […]

Everyone had a transformative experience at the 2015 Pause Your Life Spring Retreat! The theme was “Be Still.” Congratulations to the 10 participants who bravely “hit the pause button” on their lives for these three days! FYI- See below for the Pre-Retreat Questionnaire and the two Silent Stroll passages. Chris began this episode by reading […]

For the auspicious occasion of the birth anniversary of Ram Chandra of Shahjahanpur (Revered Babuji Maharaj), who lived from 1899-1983, Chris explained the concept of The Center. Or at least he tried 😉 To be clear: No one expects you to blindly subscribe to the ideas presented in this episode. You are encouraged, through spiritual practice, […]

On-location serendipitous interview with Frannie Rose, author of The Invitation: Uncovering God’s Longing to Be Heard! I was en route to visit Colorado when I received Frannie’s press release from her publicist, and guess where Frannie lives? Colorado Springs! And just like that, it seems, I was able to meet Frannie and interview her at the offices […]

Enjoy these 17 minutes of relaxing music to meditate, relax, or perhaps to ruminate upon all the blessings in your life. (Music by Kevin MacLeod) But first Chris read a short entry from 365 Tao called Withdrawal. “It is imperative that we withdraw to reflect upon the day’s events and collect ourselves for the continuation of […]

First, after having a rough week, Chris admitted that he is not always able to accept certain unfair situations in a graceful manner. Plus, knowing when to push back and when to give up is not always easy to determine. When encountering zombies (Chris’s term for greedy selfish humans) it can be difficult and disheartening […]

Is it foolish to aim too high? Perhaps setting your sights on an extremely high spiritual goal can help you progress more quickly. In general, a larger vision and purpose help ‘pull’ you forward. You have a compelling reason to meditate and take action everyday to move toward your goal, and you are less likely to […]

We began by continuing with the section called Saints, Sages, and Saviors: The Law of Service, from James Allen’s book titled From Poverty to Power. (excerpt below) In discussing some of James Allen’s points, Chris read a very short Zen story called “Is it So?” from the book No Water, No Moon by Bhagwan Shree […]

Our guest began his spiritual practice the same year that your host was born – 1972! Tony Murdock, meditation teacher and retreat facilitator, shared gobs of valuable wisdom from his many years of meditation and spiritual practice. He told his story of being “led” to several spiritual individuals after leaving home as a young adult to travel […]

Life is difficult, especially when certain individuals go on and on creating huge problems for you. If it gets really out of hand, you must let them go, even if it’s a friend or family member, because your need to develop a calm mind is paramount on your spiritual journey. But first, Chris discussed his interpretation of […]

Today started with a wonderful exchange between two unborn twins: In a mother’s womb were two babies. One asked the other: “Do you believe in life after delivery?” The other replied, “Why, of course. There has to be something after delivery. Maybe we are here to prepare ourselves for what we will be later.” “Nonsense” said […]

After an exciting announcement about what you’ll get by signing up for Chris’s Behind-the-Scenes emails, he read a few more peoples answers to this question he posted on Facebook: If you had 60 seconds to address every human being on earth, what message would you give? Colleen: When your mission in life is peace and equality for […]

Fun and deep chat with David Gaggin, author of The Endless Journey: A Unique Perspective on Mankind’s Origin, Purpose and Ultimate Destiny! He was a scientist his whole life and after a long search for Truth he ended up with a beautiful spiritual worldview. Here is the “Cliffs Notes” version he gave us on the show: […]

We began the section called Entering Into The Infinite, from James Allen’s book titled From Poverty to Power. Here are some of the quotes from this section which Chris discussed a bit: “The spirit of man is inseparable from the Infinite, and can be satisfied with nothing short of the Infinite, and the burden of […]

Chris first mentioned that he feels so fortunate that his spiritual guide is still in the New Jersey area! There’s nothing like meditating with the Master 😉 Then he read a couple answers he received on social media to an interesting question he posted: If you had 60 seconds to address every human being on earth, […]

Chris began with a simple idea from his spiritual guide regarding Knowledge, Experience and Becoming. Knowledge is OK but without being backed by personal experience it’s like paper money without the gold backing – worthless. Another level up, if you have all kinds of wonderful spiritual experiences but are not becoming more divinized, then what […]

It’s one thing to pursue someone else to hold them accountable, and it’s another thing to live your life free of the ongoing mental preoccupation of a continued battle. Sometimes it’s possible to do both simultaneously, but sometimes it’s better to walk away – preserve your peace of mind – move on – let it go! Chris […]

Chris started with the idea of an individual evolving from Animal-Man, to Human-Man, and ultimately to Divine-Man. Most humans only chase pleasure for their 5 senses, even though there is an infinite depth of beauty in our hearts and minds – higher realizations, higher pleasure/Bliss, higher dimensions, other worlds, and who knows what else. Two relevant […]

Most humans want their body to live forever. A desire for immortality is natural in a way, but achieving it on the material/physical plane is simply not possible. We all know that the body cannot live forever; it will grow old and die. But the beauty of true spirituality is that we CAN become immortal, […]

Today we continued the section called The Two Masters, Self and Truth, from James Allen’s book From Poverty to Power. James Allen writes, “Do you harbor thoughts of suspicion, enmity, envy, lust, pride, or do you strenuously fight against these?” Thoughts are more subtle than actions. Yet on the level of thought each of us has […]

This was a difficult episode for me to create. My beloved spiritual guide of the past eleven years has passed away. More specifically, he attained Mahasamadhi (the great and final samadhi; the act of leaving one’s body when his or her work on earth is finished to fully merge with the divine source. This is […]

Today we began the section called The Two Masters, Self and Truth, from James Allen’s book titled From Poverty to Power. Here is an excerpt from today’s reading: “There is one quality which preeminently distinguishes the man of Truth from the man of self, and that is humility. To be not only free from vanity, […]

Today we finished the section called The Power of Meditation, from James Allen’s book titled From Poverty to Power. After reading the final part of this section, Chris commented on a few points contained in the following excerpt: Said the divine Gautama, the Buddha, “He who gives himself up to vanity, and does not give […]

Today we welcomed Eric Marmolejo! He was born and raised in the Yaqui and Zapotec tribes in El Paso, TX, and currently he’s an attorney in NJ. We discussed many topics including: Eric growing up in El Paso,TX His elders teaching him meditation Spirit animals Always giving back / returning something to nature Life / Death / […]

We continued reading from the section called The Power of Meditation, from James Allen’s book titled From Poverty to Power. “He whose awakening consciousness has become alive to its lofty possibilities, who is beginning to shake off the darkness of ignorance in which the world has enveloped, rises before the stars have ceased their vigil, and, grappling with the darkness within his soul, […]

Today we welcomed Archetypal Dreamwork Analyst, Jill Eras! We had a nice discussion about dreams and how Jill helps individuals understand the messages that the dreams contain. Most importantly, Jill explained that Dreamwork is essentially about knowing who you are – knowing your Self, which is the crux your own spiritual journey, of course. Topics included: […]

Today we began the section called The Power of Meditation, from James Allen’s book titled From Poverty to Power. “Spiritual meditation is the pathway to divinity. It is the mystic ladder which reaches from earth to heaven, from error to Truth, from pain to peace. Every saint has climbed it; every sinner must sooner or […]

Listen to this nice chat with Germaine Parra, Author of Searching for the Caravan. And I like the subtitle of her book: A Reconciliation with Love, Science and Divinity. Germaine Parra Germaine left the confines of her small town at eighteen years old with $35 in her pocket, the determination to broaden her education, and dreams […]

Participants totally enjoyed the first Pause Your Life Retreat this past weekend! The main purpose of Pause Your Life is to allow individuals to take a break from their everyday life, drop their unwanted baggage, worry, stress, roles, and just simply be a human being, ….relax, get some rest, and then re-enter everyday life refreshed […]

Today we welcomed back Jennifer Urezzio, author of Soul Language: Consciously Connecting With Your Soul for Success! –>More information about Jennifer is available in the post of her first appearance on The Mystic Show – episode 51 😉 In this fun chat we discussed spirituality in everyday life. First, Jennifer forced Chris into describing and […]

We read the section called The Realization of Prosperity, from James Allen’s first book titled From Poverty to Power. This actually completes the first half of the book! Wonderful… Thanks to my wife for bringing the chocolate and flowers in honor of our 100th episode 🙂 And thanks to Satya and Prakash for calling in! The passage contained […]

We completed the section called The Secret of Abounding Happiness, from James Allen’s first book titled From Poverty to Power. Wonderful messages given to us by the author! He again stresses selfishness and self-forgetfulness, and the effect each has on your true happiness. We can all aspire toward unselfish love. “Aspiration or prayer is desire turned upward.” Chris […]

We began the section called The Secret of Abounding Happiness, from James Allen’s first book titled From Poverty to Power. James Allen reminds us that a wealth material possessions do not automatically bring happiness. Many of the poor long to be rich, and, “Many who are rich, having gratified every desire and whim, suffer from ennui and […]

We completed the section called The Secret of Health, Success and Power, from James Allen’s first book titled From Poverty to Power. The author states that to acquire overcoming power you must cultivate poise and passivity. “He is the man of power who, when all his fellows are swayed by some emotion or passion, remains calm […]

We continued the section called The Secret of Health, Success and Power, from James Allen’s first book titled From Poverty to Power. The author tells a vivid story of a man who tried unsuccessfully with various doctors and methods to be cured of a painful disease. Then he had a dream which presented him with the […]

We are fortunate again to welcome Brian Jones! (Spiritual Aspirant and Teacher, Artist and Musician) Brian helps us understand what impressions are, how they cover the heart, how they cause our reactions to situations, as well as how they become the root causes of our tendencies and habits, etc. And he even explains how to […]

We began the section called The Secret of Health, Success and Power, from James Allen’s first book titled From Poverty to Power. The author initially expounds on the idea that our physical health is the cumulative product of our thinking. In fact, this has been proven in science many times. “There is no protection to compare […]

We welcome Brian Jones! (Spiritual Aspirant and Teacher, Artist and Musician) Brian shared some of his experiences from his early life and what led him to meditation. Like so many others including Chris, his desire to learn meditation/spirituality basically started with frustration – internally knowing that “there’s more to life than this,” but not knowing […]

We completed the section called The Silent Power of Thought: Controlling and Directing One’s Forces, from James Allen’s first book titled From Poverty to Power. The author mentioned, and then Chris discussed, the idea that minds resonate with other minds. “Every thought you think is a force sent out, and in accordance with its nature and […]

We are joined again by healer, channel and author of David’s Guidance: A Book of Light, Joanie Eisinger! We discussed pain, “bad” experiences, suffering and their true meaning and purpose in our lives. Each of us experiences so much pain in many different forms, and we usually spend a lot of time attempting to AVOID […]

We welcome Mystic Maria!!! (Great friend, member of Pause Your Life, Certified Dale Carnegie Instructor, and award winning speaker) We began with discussing how selfishness moves an individual away from spirituality. Maria recounted her days of teaching Sunday school to kids and explaining that when it comes to decision-making, there are usually selfish choices and […]

We continued with the section called The Silent Power of Thought: Controlling and Directing One’s Forces, from James Allen’s first book titled From Poverty to Power. The author comments on individuals who fail even when success is placed right in their lap, and tells us that this is because they dwell in negative conditions of mind […]

Chris began by reminding you that you are a mystic in training 😉 Each of us has this little voice inside which says, “there’s more to life than this…” And spirituality says Go inside, meditate, have time for your Self. There’s a deeper meaning to our dance of human existence. It’s an adventure, and it’s for lions – […]

While watching the great DVD The Shift, we were told that the most important thing in spirituality is to focus on our connection to divinity, yet we also heard that serving others is where real spirituality is.  How are we supposed to do both? Aren’t they contradictory? Here are a few ideas: Giving, in its […]

We finished the section called The Way Out of Undesirable Conditions, from James Allen’s first book titled From Poverty to Power. The author talks about employers who may be having difficulty holding on to good employees. Of course the answer is not simply to pay them higher wages, but for the employer to change himself – […]

Chris talked about one of the simplest and most profound statements given by his spiritual guide – “Love Him Who Loves All.” What does it really mean? And how can we actually do it? OK- who loves all? God. And one of the ways God/Universe loves us is by continually streaming life-force energy into our […]

We continued reading and discussing from James Allen’s first book titled From Poverty to Power, continuing with the third section called The Way Out of Undesirable Conditions. Some good points we discussed: If you desire better surroundings and possessions, ennoble your present surroundings and possessions; by doing so you will eventually rise above them. Gratitude […]

We continued reading from James Allen’s first book titled From Poverty to Power, beginning the third section called The Way Out of Undesirable Conditions. The author first discusses The Law – the ceaseless movement of cause and effect, which nothing in existence can be divorced from. Everything in existence is intertwined in one big interdependent system […]

We finished the second chapter called The World a Reflex of Mental States, from James Allen’s first book titled From Poverty to Power. Chris discussed three main points: As we clothe events with the drapery of our own thought, so likewise do we clothe the objects of the visible world around us. The author gives several […]

We continued reading from James Allen’s first book titled From Poverty to Power, beginning the second chapter called The World a Reflex of Mental States. Chris discussed three main points: Everything outside yourself is mirrored and colored according to your own inner state of consciousness. Life circumstances can only affect you as far as you […]

We continued reading from James Allen’s first book titled From Poverty to Power, finishing the first chapter called The Lesson of Evil. The evil he writes about is rooted in ignorance – ignorance of the true nature of things. And if we were ready and willing to learn its lessons, it would vanish away. The […]

Happy to welcome healer, channel and author of David’s Guidance: A Book of Light, Joanie Eisinger! First we learned how Joanie experienced her own personal awakening years ago. Then we discussed how Joanie now helps individuals overcome various obstacles in their life and gain awareness and wisdom at the same time. We talked about healing […]

We begin reading from James Allen’s first book titled From Poverty to Power. Chris read the foreword, which brings us back to what spirituality is all about – the practice of looking within yourself for answers, guidance, love and God, etc. Then we get into chapter one: The Lesson of Evil. We read about half of […]

We began with an entry from 365 Tao called Ascent, where the author mentions that our spiritual progress is often so slow that we may feel the effort futile. “No person ever leapt to heaven in one bound.” “Success in spiritual life is measured not by spectacular events but by daily devotion. This iron will, this deep […]

We begin by reading a story, or metaphor really, called The Poison Arrow. Chris recently participated in a meetup where the participants read and discussed this passage, which was actually used by the Sakyamuni Buddha to teach his disciples not to waste time on metaphysical questions. (Dr. Christopher Stepien hosts The White Elephant Spirituality Group […]

First Chris commented on the Memoir that Lily L. Allen wrote about her husband and author James Allen. She describes him as a wonderful spiritual being, and mentions that he never had a bad word to say about anyone. This made Chris think about all of us who have done or said many stupid things […]

First we read the passage titled ‘To Get Rich Through Creation’ from our Genevieve Behrend book Your Invisible Power. The author advises us that prayer is not hypnotism, and you should never try to take over the mind of another individual. You are simply thinking into God or First Cause with the understanding that- “If a thing is […]

We started today by reading two short passages from our Genevieve Behrend book Your Invisible Power. The first selection is titled ‘Scientific Thinking – Positive Thought: Suggestions for Practical Application.’ The author tells us that Five O’clock in the morning is the best time to meditate. Retiring early the night before helps, especially if, just before bed, […]

First we read the passage titled ‘Faith with Works- What It Has Accomplished’ from our Genevieve Behrend book Your Invisible Power. The author tells us that our ideas (our goals), if we continue to think about them and meditate upon them, will attract other ideas from other people, places, etc. And when these ideas come together it facilitates […]

We start with discussing the rest of the Silent Talking chapter from the book Silent Power by Stuart Wilde, including two techniques for communicating with another individual without talking. This communication happens deep within us, not with body language or facial expressions. The author also tells us that some of the thoughts we have are not […]

We started today by reading two passages from our Genevieve Behrend book Your Invisible Power. The first selection is titled ‘The Reward of Increased Faith.’ Our thoughts and words are instruments of creation, and perhaps we ourselves are instruments for a higher purpose… And if our thoughts are in correspondence with the universal creative energy then there […]

We started today by reading the next two passages from our Genevieve Behrend book Your Invisible Power. The first selection is titled ‘How to Bring the Power in Your Word Into Action.’ The main underlying idea is that each of us can “control” our own state of mind in each and every moment. Great quote, “…words are the […]

We started with the movie Groundhog Day, which contains a healthy dose of spiritual analogy depending on how you look at it. Then Chris commented on the Chain of Sorrow, which in addition to being a song his old band played, is the handing down of negative habits and attitudes to our children. Of course […]

First Chris commented on the athletes competing in the Olympics and noticed an “Olympic Attitude.” You know, highly disciplined and dedicated to training for 4 years to be the best in the world in their field. Impressive. Do you think you could practice spirituality that way? Minus the competitiveness, of course. The great spiritual personalities […]

First we read the passage titled ‘Why I Took Up the Study of Mental Science’ from our Genevieve Behrend book Your Invisible Power. It was loneliness that drove the author toward studying mental science, even though she was surrounded by friends, etc. We also touch on the fact that she was STUDYING Troward’s books, not just reading them. […]

First we read the passage titled ‘Things to Remember in Using Your Thought Power for the Production of New Conditions’ from our Genevieve Behrend book Your Invisible Power. The author lists 7 points to make sure your visualization is most effective. We discussed a few including: Being Ecological – thinking of how your achieving your desires will affect […]

First Chris explained the show’s return after 2 months, which was the result of Chris going with his heart. Happy to be going strong! Then we read the passage titled ‘Suggestions for Making Your Mental Picture’ from our Genevieve Behrend book Your Invisible Power. She describes a powerful process of getting ready to visualize. We’ve all learned […]

Wonderful discussion with our special guest, Dr. Catherine P. Perry, author of Courageous Wake, intuitive spiritual coach, master healer, visionary, and inspirational speaker. (www.CatherinePPerry.net) Dr. Catherine’s mission is to bring joy and delicious passion to billions of people. She is the creator of the most potent change techniques available on the planet: Thought Surgery and The Quantum […]

First we read the passage titled ‘Expressions from Beginners’ from our Genevieve Behrend book Your Invisible Power . She gives many examples of folks who visualized and manifested various things. Then Chris talked about the act of meditating on a question, situation or circumstance for the purpose of receiving an answer from your higher Self or the Universe, […]

What is “Human Design?”  Our inspiring guest enlightens us: Karen Flaherty, certified Human Design Specialist at www.LivingByHumanDesign.com.   We discussed: Your energy blueprint Your Decision-Making Your Purpose Your strengths and weaknesses Human Design is a powerful system of personality analysis that incorporates Quantum Physics, The I’Ching, The Judaic Kabbalah, The Hindu Chakra System, and Eastern and […]

First Chris explained the importance of having real “spiritual” conversations in our lives, and how The Mystic Show helps inspire this. Then we finished reading the passage titled ‘Operation of Your Mental Picture’ from our Genevieve Behrend book Your Invisible Power . She suggest keeping your desire secret, as well as not forcing the universal power to manifest […]

First Chris told the story of The Horseman and the Snake from the book Tales of the Dervishes by Idries Shah. Then we read the passage titled ‘Operation of Your Mental Picture’ from our Genevieve Behrend book Your Invisible Power . One great quote: “Your mental picture is the force of attraction that evolves and combines the originating substance […]

We read the passage titled ‘Relation Between Mental and Physical Form’ from our Genevieve Behrend book Your Invisible Power . One great quote: “The same power that brought universal substance into existence will bring your individual thought or mental picture into physical form. There is no difference of kind in the power. The only difference is a difference […]

We read the passage titled ‘How to Attract to Yourself the Things You Desire’ from our Genevieve Behrend book Your Invisible Power . Great quote: “The power within you which enables you to form a thought picture is the starting point of all there is. In its original state it is the undifferentiated formless substance of life. Your […]

We read the passage titled ‘Order of Visualization’ from our Genevieve Behrend book Your Invisible Power . She discusses the importance of order in our minds, and Chris was especially struck by the way she described the invention of the airplane as the triumph of principle over precedent. Love that. Don’t be held back by “the way things […]

Chris began this episode expressing Gratitude to a few of the teachers who have greatly influenced him throughout his life. Who was your most influential teacher in school or otherwise? (comment below) Then we began reading from our next featured book – Your Invisible Power by Genevieve Behrend! After briefly introducing the author and her teacher/disciple […]

We read the final passage titled ‘Pleasant Pastures of Peace’ from our James Allen book – Above Life’s Turmoil. The author talks about prejudice, purifying the heart and enlightening the mind. Chris also read an entry from 365 Tao titled Mysticism, which emphasizes the fact that all religions and spiritual practices are in pursuit of the […]

Wonderful interview with Alan LT, author of A Contemporary God: A Spiritual Path to Love, Peace and Power! We discussed: Alan’s Life-Changing Spiritual Experience A few examples if his healing abilities The gap between Religion and Spirituality How his book was “channeled” Guardian Angels and Spirit Guides Choice vs. karma and more! Thanks Alan! In his […]

Fascinating interview with Dr. Ani Kalayjian! (www.meaningfulworld.com) She is a Corresponding Secretary for the United Nations NGO Committee on Spirituality, Values and Global Concerns, as well as a Professor at Columbia University, Board Certified expert in Traumatic Stress, and author of Disaster and Mass Trauma: Global Perspectives in Post Disaster Mental Health Management and several other books. We […]

Today we welcomed Jennifer Urezzio, author of Soul Language: Consciously Connecting With Your Soul for Success. She is a master intuitive, teacher and speaker who has spent years helping people connect – to themselves, to each other, and to the Divine. She founded a new paradigm, Soul Language, which provides guidance for understanding our true […]

Chris began expressing Gratitude in a general way – to all the people, things and situations in his life. Then we read the passage titled ‘The Temple of Brotherhood’ from our James Allen book – Above Life’s Turmoil. The author gave us the 4 chief tendencies in the human mind which are destructive of Brotherhood: Pride […]

We read the passage titled ‘Contentment in Activity’ from our James Allen book – Above Life’s Turmoil. Then Chris commented on the true contentment vs. indifference. The author mentions that “…cheerful and ready action is the friend of contentment.” 😉 Then we welcomed our great friend Mystic Maria! She is a spiritual aspirant, member of […]

We began with an entry from 365 Tao titled Singing, which talked about each of us singing our own song, and maybe not always harmonizing with Tao. Chris also commented on the destructive practice of “pretending” to be more spiritual than you are. Then we read the passage titled ‘The Glorious Conquest’ from our James Allen book […]

We read the passage titled ‘Resolution’ from our James Allen book – Above Life’s Turmoil. He discussed how a person should be slow to form a resolution, and also gave a great analogy as to why temptations and difficulties rush in as soon as we make a resolution! Then we read an entry from 365 Tao titled […]

We read the passage titled ‘Self-Discipline’ from our James Allen book – Above Life’s Turmoil. He discussed 3 stages of self-discipline: Control, Purification, and Relinquishment. Then Chris commented on World Peace, and what it would really take for this to happen 😉 We also read an entry from 365 Tao titled Joy, which underscored the idea […]

We read the passage titled ‘The Use of Reason’ from our James Allen book – Above Life’s Turmoil. Great quote: “Prove all things, and hold fast to that which is good.” Then we welcomed our great friend Mystic Maria Mantoudakis! She is a spiritual aspirant, member of Pause Your Life, and Certified Dale Carnegie Instructor. We […]

We read the passage titled ‘The Supreme Justice’ from our James Allen book – Above Life’s Turmoil. Great quote: “Cause and effect cannot be avoided; consequences cannot be escaped.” Satya called to discuss how to overcome the 6 fears we discussed yesterday from the book Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill. He shared his story, and then […]

We read the passage titled ‘The Reign of Law’ from our James Allen book – Above Life’s Turmoil. “The little party gods have had their day.” hehe (and when talking about the “Law,” Chris recounted 2 examples given by Daniel Quinn in his tremendous book Ishmael) Then Chris discussed The 6 Ghosts of Fear from the […]

We read the passage titled ‘Sowing and Reaping’ from our James Allen book – Above Life’s Turmoil. Then Chris talked about the dangers of “Signs from the Universe” and superstition, etc, in the light of a true spiritual journey. Looking for answers and guidance from somewhere outside of yourself actually gives your intellect a job […]

Chris commented on the weekend activities which included the Pause Your Life movie night on Friday evening where we watched Letting Go, visiting the botanical gardens in Ringwood, watching Sound City, touring a retreat facility, shopping at the mall (rare occurrence), and watching One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. Then we read the passage titled ‘Your Mental […]

We read the passage called ‘Thought and Action’ from our James Allen book – Above Life’s Turmoil. Then Chris commented on conscience, in light of a band of teenage trick-or-treaters 😉 Then we welcomed our great friend Mystic Maria Mantoudakis! She is a spiritual aspirant, member of Pause Your Life, and Certified Dale Carnegie Instructor. […]

We read the passage titled ‘The Belief that Saves’ from our James Allen book – Above Life’s Turmoil. Wow…excellent concept of head-belief vs. heart-belief……among many other great points. Our listener Satya called in and mentioned how mindfulness can help change habits. He also acknowledged that the new Pope is making some profound and true statements […]

We read the passage titled ‘Belief, the Basis of Action’ from our James Allen book – Above Life’s Turmoil. Interesting what he says about “believing” in Jesus, no? The topic then turned to the Mastermind Principle and Definiteness of Purpose, and Chris related a moving story from the book Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon […]

Chris read a Henry David Thoreau quote, and then discussed how baby elephants are conditioned to NOT use their size and power to break away from being bound… Have you been conditioned like that? We read the passage titled Discrimination from our James Allen book – Above Life’s Turmoil. Totally hit the mark! Then Chris […]

Chris commented on his weekend activities which included finding/experiencing a certain “charged” rock chamber in upstate New York (detailed in the book Seed of Knowledge, Stone of Plenty: Understanding the Lost Technology of the Ancient Megalith-Builders), as well as getting a new tea mug and some real green tea at Arogya in Westport, CT! Then […]

We finished reading the passage called The Uses of Temptation from our James Allen book – Above Life’s Turmoil. Then Chris commented on Subtle Prayer, and how it may be the only way to really help other people. Then we welcomed our great friend Mystic Maria Mantoudakis! She is a spiritual aspirant, member of Pause […]

We read a passage called The Uses of Temptation from our James Allen book – Above Life’s Turmoil. Then Chris commented on the concept of the 3 stages: Animal, Dual and Knowledge, as well as the delusion of thinking that the cause of temptation is outside of yourself. Then we welcomed out guest Adrian, of www.lovelifelivenow.com! […]

We read a passage called The Overcoming of Self from our James Allen book – Above Life’s Turmoil. Then Chris commented on the concept in terms of each of us being on our own journey. Then Chris discussed Bullying from a quasi-spiritual perspective. He is totally sympathetic and supportive of folks who have to deal with […]

Continued with a piece called The Immortal Man from our James Allen book – Above Life’s Turmoil. A wonderful explanation of day-to-day life vs. eternity/immortality, or what I would also call true spirituality. Chris related a funny story about his airport experience in Dubai several years ago. Afterwards he discussed having a spiritual guide, what […]

Began our next James Allen book – Above Life’s Turmoil. We read the Foreword and the first piece – True Happiness. This book is tremendous! Then we read an entry from 365 Tao titled Sitting. Animals sit because it is natural. Meditation for us should be the same – natural. Chris gave an introduction to the […]

Completed the final chapter, Chapter 14 – Happy Endings – from Byways of Blessedness by James Allen. What a truly great work. Much gratitude… We’ll be publishing it through Goal Ability Classics soon 😉 Then we welcomed our great friend Mystic Maria Mantoudakis! She is a spiritual aspirant, member of Pause Your Life, and Certified […]

We welcome Sandra Marie Humby, Creator of Rose Alchemy, Pranic Healer, Pranic Psychotherapist! (www.RoseAlchemy.com)   She enlightened us on so many mystic subjects including roses, their geometry, their power, the roses’ connection with the heart, the importance of the heart (!!!), pranic healing, and much more. Rose Alchemy is a totally unique Healing and Personal/Spiritual Development […]

We completed Chapter 13 – Understanding the Simple Laws of Life – from Byways of Blessedness by James Allen. Then Chris discussed the book The Power of NOW. Topics included: You are not your mind, and the proof is that you can observe your mind…..so…who is doing the observing??? Also, emotions are somewhere between/connecting your […]

We began Chapter 13 – Understanding the Simple Laws of Life – from Byways of Blessedness by James Allen. Then Chris told a story of a farmer who utilized blessings to create something beautiful. The conversation switched to Pain – how the soul uses it to learn, why accepting Pain helps us immensely, and how […]

First Chris expressed Gratitude to all of life, and then mentioned a few of his weekend activities including the movie he saw on Saturday. The we read Chapter 12 – Standing Alone – from Byways of Blessedness by James Allen. Outstanding! Then Chris discussed the focus and determination which make up the ‘Eye of the […]

Completed Chapter 11 – Solitude – from Byways of Blessedness by James Allen. …wonderful. Chris mentioned how our individual physical body is a vehicle, and how we’re going to vacate it at death. The body may die but WE don’t die 😉 Therefor we should maintain our vehicle to ensure it takes us from here […]

First Chris underscored the danger of getting stuck in a rut when it comes to your spiritual practice, as in NOT putting your heart into it and becoming merely mechanical, etc. The we started Chapter 11 – Solitude – from Byways of Blessedness by James Allen 🙂 Then Chris discusses the Will, its importance on […]

Completed Chapter 10 – Silentness – from Byways of Blessedness by James Allen 🙂 Then Chris read two entries from 365 Tao, one titled Uncarved, which he forgot to read during yesterdays Clean Slate segment, and the other was Focus, which hinted at the focus we should give to our meditation in terms of natural, clean […]

Started Chapter 10 – Silentness – from Byways of Blessedness by James Allen. Amazing chapter… Then Chris discussed starting afresh with a clean slate. Each of us has been subconsciously and profoundly influenced by our upbringing and our culture, and much of this “conditioning” has to be cleaned off if we want to progress spiritually. […]

Read Chapter 9 – Abiding Joy – from Byways of Blessedness by James Allen 🙂 Then we discussed the famous quantum physics Two-Hole Experiment in terms everyone can understand. The consciousness of the scientist CHANGES his experiment….drastically!!! Translation for everyday life: Each individual changes and effects ALL of his or her situations and circumstances just […]

Completed Chapter 8 – Seeing No Evil – from Byways of Blessedness by James Allen. Simply powerful. Chris mentioned The Middle Path, which is encouraged by all saints and mystics. Moderation, no extremes. Anything in excess is bad for us – even good things like medicine. Also relayed a quote from Ken Kostyra’s father, the […]

Began with a message for those who feel they have strayed from the spiritual path. Then we continued Chapter 8 – Seeing No Evil – from Byways of Blessedness by James Allen. Then Chris talked about Interior-izing yourself, with the help of our caller, Satya! We discussed pausing and practicing mindfulness during mundane activities (like […]

We continued Chapter 8 – Seeing No Evil – from Byways of Blessedness by James Allen. Then Chris talked about Giving. He mentioned How the Divine gives, and how we can also give unselfishly and without judgement. Then we welcomed Integrative Healer Mike Schmidt from The Center for Integrative Healing (now dubbed Mystic Mike, too ;)… […]

We began Chapter 8 – Seeing No Evil – from Byways of Blessedness by James Allen. Then Chris talked about the importance of Values, and gave a simple technique for determining your own life Values. (choose your top 5 from the sample list of Values below, if you dare 😉 Then we moved to the […]

We began Chapter 7 – Forgiveness – from Byways of Blessedness by James Allen. Then we discussed Waiting, and how to wait in the right way (and the wrong way). Also touched on forcing things vs. natural, spontaneous flow. Then Chris talked about Fear of the Future, and how we often try to limit what […]

Chris shed light on the importance and different modes of “Listening.” So overlooked… Also finished Chapter 6 – Sympathy – from Byways of Blessedness by James Allen. Simply powerful. Then we discussed ‘Being Spiritual in the Workplace’ with our returning guest Mystic Maria Mantoudakis – spiritual aspirant, Certified Dale Carnegie Instructor, and member of Pause […]

Continuing Chapter 6 – Sympathy – from Byways of Blessedness by James Allen. Wow. Then we discussed “making space for things.” It’s not possible to pour more into a cup that is already full 😉 …Chris shares his story of his music CD’s. We read an entry from 365 Tao called Modesty, and commented on […]

We began Chapter 6 – Sympathy – from Byways of Blessedness by James Allen. Then we discussed Patience, and how nature takes time to evolve things – including us! We read an entry from 365 Tao called Loneliness. Then Chris gave a few special hints for effective Visualization, citing concepts from the book Your Invisible […]

Finished up Chapter 5 – Hidden Sacrifices – from Byways of Blessedness by James Allen. Then we get into Out-of-Body Experiences (OBE’s), which is covered in The Holographic Universe by Michael Talbot. Chris reveals how common these occurrences actually are in almost every culture and society on Earth. He also gives an amazing story of […]

This weekend it was so refreshing to sit in the park near the lake and read/meditate  😉 We continued Chapter 5 – Hidden Sacrifices – from Byways of Blessedness by James Allen. Then we got into how to change bad habits- several techniques including the most effective method (because it strikes at the root). We discussed […]

Enneagrams and astrology… I took an abbreviated online test yesterday to find out my enneagram. According to the test, I’m a number 7, I think, but I don’t know what that means. Some folks say that enneagrams and astrology only hint toward a person’s inclinations, and that they don’t really decide a person’s destiny. What […]

Do you truly aspire to become spiritually elevated? Are you on the journey to becoming a saint? Don’t forget that Jesus said, Each of you can achieve what I have achieved and even more. And another quick thought: When it comes to learning from great spiritual teachers, should we worship them or emulate them?… We […]

Quick thought on Knowledge vs. Spiritual Elevation, and which one is really necessary. Then started with the first half of Chapter 4 – Burden Dropping – from Byways of Blessedness by James Allen. After that, Chris details his 7-week spiritual journey to Dubai and 4 cities in India: Bangalore, Chennai, Calcutta, and Lucknow. Wow. Then we discussed […]

Finished up Chapter 3 – Transcending Difficulties and Perplexities – from Byways of Blessedness by James Allen. What do you think of this statement: The more you learn, the more you realize you hardly know anything; the mystic usually says “I know nothing.” Then we get into Near-Death Experiences (NDE’s), which is covered in The Holographic […]

Continuing with Chapter 3 – Transcending Difficulties and Perplexities – from Byways of Blessedness by James Allen. (btw- great quote, “The inevitable is the best.”) Then we get into Faith, maybe a little differently than you’d expect. I tell about my favorite Sunday school teacher in 8th grade, Mike. (I don’t remember his last name because […]

Right into first part of Chapter 3 – Transcending Difficulties and Perplexities – from Byways of Blessedness by James Allen. Addressed the HUGE topic of seeing Divinity in everything – shedding light on the oft repeated statement, “All men are created equal.” I gave my interpretation of the meaning of Namaste, and also touched on Casual […]

We begin with Openness and Acceptance as important human qualities, then finish the second half of Chapter 2 – Small Tasks and Duties – from Byways of Blessedness by James Allen. Then we discuss a great river analogy, you know – how life is like a river… And a bit about the “grossness and lightness spectrum.” – […]

We start off with a dream with possible significance, then read the first half of Chapter 2 – Small Tasks and Duties – from Byways of Blessedness by James Allen. Also discussed the book, The Power of NOW, and how I found the book, as well as the Living W/ Eckhart Tolle (NJ) meetup group I recently attended. […]

We finish chapter 1 – Right Beginnings – from Byways of Blessedness by James Allen. Also discussed spiritual atmosphere and Fallen Leaf Lake in Lake Tahoe, NV. Followed by possibly controversial views on Religion, Spirituality and the various conceptions of God. And we couldn’t leave out Pause Your Life, which hosts meetups and retreats, and […]

First show! Featuring the first half of chapter 1 – Right Beginnings – from Byways of Blessedness by James Allen. Also covered Inner-Forming, Outer-Performing, setting your intention, various book titles, spiritual guides, and how Chris was led to the spiritual path. Plus we got a phone call from the amazing Doc South! – We also […]