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Love is always the answer.
David Battistella takes you on a discovery journey with the help of Focusing – a practice of inner self care.

The Focusing Way David Battistella

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Love is always the answer.
David Battistella takes you on a discovery journey with the help of Focusing – a practice of inner self care.

    Meditations on The Holy Angels - Fr. Robert Nixon

    Meditations on The Holy Angels - Fr. Robert Nixon

    Celestial beings are no myth. They have been written about for centuries. Long before UFO's and Aliens became the popular culture, saints and mystics, pontiff and prophets were tuned to the messages from God through the Holy Angles. 
    Nine Choirs strong, an unimaginable number of Angels were created at the moment of creation. God assigned one to each and every one of us to be our protector and friend. Our very own Angel Guardian. If you are hearing my voice right now, count yourself as a person who has a Guardian Angel.  
    The Holy Angles are to be taken seriously. Throughout scripture we see the Angels, announcing, assisting, overseeing and protecting. From Job to Christ himself the Holy Angles of God assiduously love Him and carry our his Will. They are infused with incredible powers, incredible love, devotion, intellect and wisdom and can in an instant discern, defend and act on your behalf. 
     
    For any of you listening who think that the work of the Holy Angels is mere fantasy or that these mystical and beautiful creatures sent from heaven are not among us and impacting our lives, I pray that you look and listen more closely to all that is in plain sight about them, especially in Holy Scripture and the Doctrine of the Holy Catholic Church. 
    Father Robert Nixon, who spoke with us after his translation of a book on Humility is back today, to share with us his insights and discoveries when translating the work of Italian St. Aloysius Gonzaga, Meditations on the Holy Angels  
    Gonzaga is a patron Saint of youth and he left us at the tender age of twenty three. The saint understood the Angels and left an incredible work which now thanks to Father Nixon’s dedication is available in English for the first time. 
    Father Nixon joins us from Australia to discuss the work, Meditations on Holy Angels written in the 15th century by St. Aloysius Gonzaga. 

    • 43 min
    KNOW THYSELF: The Game of Temperaments - Laraine Bennett

    KNOW THYSELF: The Game of Temperaments - Laraine Bennett

    KNOW THYSELF: The Game of Temperaments
    Know Thyself: The Game of Temperaments is created by Larraine Bennett. She is here to speak with us about the types of Temperaments and the new game created to discover  and learn about them. 
    You think you know yourself?  
    We are all born with distinct personality traits. Some love going to parties, while others seek solitude. Some are naturally brash and assertive, while others are content to just get along.
    Temperaments are a part of the way we're made.
    Ancient philosophers identified four basic temperaments that wise thinkers through the ages have used to understand human nature.
    Author Laraine Bennett,  has a master's degree in Philosophy and has co-authored 6 books with her husband, Art, and one solo book, A Year of Grace: 365 Reflections for Caregivers. She helped create the popular TemperamentQuiz.com. and has been married to husband for 45 years. They have 4 adult children and 8 grandchildren.
    Laraine has developed a board game called,  Know Thyself! The Game of Temperaments – the first game to help you identify, understand, and appreciate your own temperament, and those of your friends and family.
    Take charge or follow the lead? Jump in feet first or analyze and contemplate? Introvert or extrovert? Focused or distractible?
    All of these traits point to the temperament you were born with. Which one is yours, and how much of the others do you have?
     
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    • 47 min
    Peace Be with You - Kristen Van Uden

    Peace Be with You - Kristen Van Uden

    Peace be with you. That is the name of the book and the sentiment of our show today here on The Way is Love Podcast. Who isn't searching for peace daily in these times? It seems that less and less of what we are presented with involves the peace and tenderness of heart that humanity needs in the times we are living through. 
    The book "Peace be with you" by Father Narcisco Irala is just what one might be looking for. If you like manuals and books that give you concrete instructions on helping yourself and other people then revisit this volume originally published in 1969. 
     
    But we have evolved so much since then you might be saying? Reading through this volume I really felt a call back to action. I like a book that has a pragmatic approach and a Formula for Happiness at its onset. 
    It's refreshing to read a book that has quotes like this one. “Every morning,” says the Doctor of Gentleness, St. Francis de Sales, “prepare your soul for a tranquil day.” 
    Peace be with you is published by Sophia Press and our guest  is Kirsten Van Uden. 

    • 40 min
    A Surfer's Guide to the Soul II- Bear Woznick

    A Surfer's Guide to the Soul II- Bear Woznick

    A Surfer's Guide to the Soul, Bear Woznick, a masters World Champion Tandem surfer lays out a fascinating life. His book recounts his life in Faith, battling himself, life and the elements. I confess, I read this book in one sitting. It's amazing how the things you need to hear arrive at your doorstep in one way or another.
    If you like adventure, if you want to feel like you are sitting down with a good friend, whose openness and willingness to share his failures as much as his success', while the whole time putting you at ease then this is a great read for you.
    If you are on any kind of journey, then there is probably one that Bear has been on in his life that you can resonate with.
    Praise for A Surfer's Guide to the Soul
    Maybe Melody Green, author, speaker, songwriter describes it best in the first pages of this book.
    “Find out how one man enjoys the highs, embraces the lows, and survives and grows from the inevitable wipeouts. Whether you surf or not, this book will challenge you in new ways to let go, dive deep, and give your all to God.”
    Bear describes the sensations of his soul and the ocean.
    "To me, bodysurfing was the most intimate I could ever hope to be with creation. Even then, I sensed that being one with the wave was in some way being one with my Creator.
     
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    • 28 min
    A Surfer's Guide to the Soul - Bear Woznick

    A Surfer's Guide to the Soul - Bear Woznick

    A Surfer's Guide to the Soul, Bear Woznick, a masters World Champion Tandem surfer lays out a fascinating life. His book recounts his life in Faith, battling himself, life and the elements. I confess, I read this book in one sitting. It's amazing how the things you need to hear arrive at your doorstep in one way or another. If you like adventure, if you want to feel like you are sitting down with a good friend, whose openness and willingness to share his failures as much as his success', while the whole time putting you at ease then this is a great read for you.
    If you are on any kind of journey, then there is probably one that Bear has been on in his life that you can resonate with.
    Praise for A Surfer's Guide to the Soul Maybe Melody Green, author, speaker, songwriter describes it best in the first pages of this book.
    “Find out how one man enjoys the highs, embraces the lows, and survives and grows from the inevitable wipeouts. Whether you surf or not, this book will challenge you in new ways to let go, dive deep, and give your all to God.”
    Bear describes the sensations of his soul and the ocean. "To me, bodysurfing was the most intimate I could ever hope to be with creation. Even then, I sensed that being one with the wave was in some way being one with my Creator.
     
    BUY A SURFERS GUIDE TO THE SOUL HERE
    VISIT SOPHIA INSTITUTE PRESS HERE 

    • 32 min
    The Greater Reset III - Michael D. Greaney & Dawn K. Browhawn

    The Greater Reset III - Michael D. Greaney & Dawn K. Browhawn

    The Greater Reset, asks: Must we simply accept a world where systemic poverty, racism, and war are inevitable, unavoidable, and irreparable? Or can we turn the present crisis into an opportunity to “reset” the system back to universal principles and absolute values of natural law? Can we then apply those principles to build upon the new possibilities, discoveries, and advances of the twenty-first century?   
    Today on the Way is Love on the Focusing Way Podcast we are talking global economics. It's a big subject and we are mostly hearing about it through the sloganeering of our age. Put up your hand if you have heard the words Build Back Better, more often than you wanted too in the last two years. I know I feel I have. 
     
    Perhaps even more so we have hearing these other three words which promise a wonderful future, "The Great Reset". While working folks toil away at jobs and seek out the ordinary pleasures in life, a group of people meet in Switzerland once a year to present ideas and ultimately decide what the world should be like. 
    My guests today Michael D. Greaney and Dawn K. Browhawn are the co-authors of a book called THE GREATER RESET. Reclaiming personal Sovereignty Under Natural Law. 
    The book presents counter arguments on The Great Reset, with a greater plan and one that considers past teachings with historical reflection and forward thinking. This book will give you a history of the writings, ideas and intellectual thinking that influences how we view and perceive economics today, with the important view to what the role of faith, morality, virtue and the Natural Law plays in how we organize our lives and our social and economic structures.  
    The Greater Reset, asks: Must we simply accept a world where systemic poverty, racism, and war are inevitable, unavoidable, and irreparable? Or can we turn the present crisis into an opportunity to “reset” the system back to universal principles and absolute values of natural law? Can we then apply those principles to build upon the new possibilities, discoveries, and advances of the twenty-first century?  
    Solving Global economic problems is a daunting task with so many considerations and a multitude of obstacles and cornucopia of pitfalls, but we don't shy away from the arduous here on the Way is Love so let's dive right in.

    • 26 min

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