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The Unplug podcast explores the tough conversations so skillfully silenced by our world in collapse. It’s an inspirational show created for listeners who are fed up with the status quo paradigm of conformity, consumption, compliance, judgement, fear, denial, and indifference. The Unplug podcast evolves beyond magical thinking, hope and the illusion of a better world by inspiring a profound state of activated presence. It strips away the ties that bind us to our collective separation from the web of life to reveal the truth that lives within the authentic human heart. Through bi-weekly, long-format, free-flow conversations with passionate truth-seekers, the Unplug podcast delves into the depths of our planetary crisis and provides an island of sanity in an insane world. It’s an audio show created for all who are disenchanted with our hyper-paced, consumptive world, who denounce what we’re doing to animals and the Earth, and who feel the tug of the soul to live more, give more, be more, and love more—even if it’s too late. The Unplug podcast is all about evolutionary activism, personal transformation, planetary hospice, and living a deeply connected life in a collapsing world. No sound bites, no life hacks, no b.s. Check out debozarko.com.

The Unplug Podcast: Activated Living for Truth Seekers and Critical Thinkers in a Collapsing World Deb Ozarko: Cultural revolutionary, author, speaker, and passionate lover of life.

    • Self-Improvement
    • 5.0 • 28 Ratings

The Unplug podcast explores the tough conversations so skillfully silenced by our world in collapse. It’s an inspirational show created for listeners who are fed up with the status quo paradigm of conformity, consumption, compliance, judgement, fear, denial, and indifference. The Unplug podcast evolves beyond magical thinking, hope and the illusion of a better world by inspiring a profound state of activated presence. It strips away the ties that bind us to our collective separation from the web of life to reveal the truth that lives within the authentic human heart. Through bi-weekly, long-format, free-flow conversations with passionate truth-seekers, the Unplug podcast delves into the depths of our planetary crisis and provides an island of sanity in an insane world. It’s an audio show created for all who are disenchanted with our hyper-paced, consumptive world, who denounce what we’re doing to animals and the Earth, and who feel the tug of the soul to live more, give more, be more, and love more—even if it’s too late. The Unplug podcast is all about evolutionary activism, personal transformation, planetary hospice, and living a deeply connected life in a collapsing world. No sound bites, no life hacks, no b.s. Check out debozarko.com.

    The Winding Path of Acceptance

    The Winding Path of Acceptance

    If you’ve been a long-time listener of this podcast, or even if you’re a new listener to this podcast, you’ve likely noticed the gap between the last episode and this one. A while back, I made a decision to officially end the podcast. But then inspiration that I wanted to share would hit me and I felt the need to record it and offer it to listeners. So I decided that the Unplug podcast would become inspiration-dependent. Recently I’ve been sparked by some significant inspiration by a connection I now have with Dharma teacher and author, Catherine Ingram. It felt necessary for me to invite her into a recorded conversation that I could share with all of you.

    I feel it pertinent to share that It’s been a notable gap between the last podcast and this one, primarily because this year has been a challenging one for me personally. These challenges have been important in helping me reach a place inside of myself that brings more light and expansiveness into the topic of this podcast episode.

    For those who follow my blog, you will know about my painful personal situation regarding the shocking and heartless breakup of my 20-year relationship that left me reeling just before the covid lockdown and pandemic narrative took hold of our world. Needless to say, I’ve been navigating a lot of grief, confusion, bitterness, betrayal trauma, and creating closure where there was once absolutely none. It’s also been a Powerful exercise in letting go, acceptance, and personal transformation as I cocooned myself into a healing phase that I’m only now emerging from. I finally feel steady enough on my feet to share my voice once again. And in sharing my voice, I’m feeling a deeper sense of meaning.

    I’ve moved through a lot of personal healing to reach a place of acceptance with my personal reality while, at the same time, discovering deeper layers of acceptance with the state of our world and our planet. That is the foundation for my potent conversation with Catherine Ingram in this special episode: acceptance. How it impacts us in our personal lives and how it ripples outward in how we navigate our global reality. Acceptance is a powerful realization that has great potential to transform our lives. I’m thrilled and deeply honoured to be in conversation with someone who gets it; someone on a similar journey with a similar mindset inspiring a very different way of life.

    To offer a little background about Catherine Ingram is, she’s an international dharma teacher with communities in the U.S., Europe, and in Australia where she now resides. She’s also A former journalist who specialized in issues of consciousness and activism. Catherine is also the author of two nonfiction books, In the Footsteps of Gandhi, and Passionate Presence, and one novel, A Crack in Everything. In February of 2019, she published the long-form essay “Facing Extinction” which is how I first discovered her immense body of work. Most recently, she’s been featured in the beautiful and deeply moving documentary by Michael Shaw, Living in the Time of Dying.

    Catherine and I recently connected after I felt a strong internal prompt to reach out to her with the unifying bond of our parallel messages. The connection was instant, kindred spirits. It only made sense after that to invite her into a recorded conversation that I’m now pleased to share with you as we we explore The Winding Path of Acceptance in End Times.

    Here is a beautiful short video by Catherine about the importance of tears for acknowledging our grief and our humanity.



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    Awakin Call with Deb Ozarko

    Awakin Call with Deb Ozarko

    Join Birju Pandya as he engages in conversation with Deb Ozarko to explore a perspective that is rarely voiced – acceptance that our civilizational story (as that of all civilizations) will eventually become compost for something else, and feeling into what is born in that exploration.  Birju’s work has intersected with global overshoot, systems collapse, and resilience; he is focused on inviting greater inner and outer capacity as we collectively experience ever more volatility in this process. This call can also be watched at this link.

     

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    • 1 hr 56 min
    What Now? Who Will We Choose to Be?

    What Now? Who Will We Choose to Be?

    Peter Melton and Deb Ozarko in discussion with Michael Shaw. Now that we are aware of our grand predicament, who are we choosing to be now? This is a deep dive conversation about our times: Hope, acceptance, reality and presence. We are being asked to be students of our moment in time. Living in the Time of Dying. TRAILER https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=thms6…



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    Living in the Time of Dying Interview with Michael Shaw and Peter Melton

    Living in the Time of Dying Interview with Michael Shaw and Peter Melton

    Peter Melton and Deb Ozarko in discussion with Michael Shaw, the creator of the Summer 2020 Documentary Living in the Time of Dying. In this session we discuss the process Michael went through, before, during and after the Documentary. TRAILER https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=thms6…



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    • 47 min
    Post-Doom Conversation with Michael Dowd and Ganga Devi Braun

    Post-Doom Conversation with Michael Dowd and Ganga Devi Braun

    Regenerative conversations exploring overshoot grief, grounding, and gratitude with Michael Dowd. According to host Michael Dowd, “A post-doom mindset is a hard-earned and often fluctuating state of being. Classic stages of grief mark a well-worn path. However, mere acceptance of what is unavoidable need not be the endpoint. Michael Dowd (with occasional co-hosts) invites guests to share their personal journeys along this trajectory and especially the gifts they have found on the other side. Participants share personal stories, perspectives, and tools that go beyond emotional detachment, stoic resolve, and spiritual transcendence.”



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    • 1 hr 17 min
    Exploring Uncharted Waters of Consciousness

    Exploring Uncharted Waters of Consciousness

    The greatest illusion is that humankind has limitations.

    —Robert Monroe



    Note: By clicking on the above audio link, you can listen to the recorded version of this post.

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    The past several years have been a profound act of letting go. Letting go of conditioning, habituation and old beliefs: about myself, the world, reality, and most recently, what it means to be human. The more I let go, the more I discover. The more I discover, the more I expand. The more I expand, the more I recognize how little I know about “reality”, existence and Life. And therein lies the magic. Freedom from the confines of certainty allows space for endless possibilities. In the infinite realm of this space, everything I’ve ever been taught about “reality” disintegrates and I’m free to ponder, explore and experience so much more of the vast mystery of consciousness.

    Exploring Inner Space

    The year 2012 was a significant marker for me. Fresh out of the profound personal discoveries that my 2011 studies of NLP (Neurolinguistic Programming) revealed, I knew there was still so much more to explore and understand. My hunger for evolutionary expansion had been activated, yet despite the immense personal growth that followed, I’d barely been satiated. With a solid taste of the limitless nature of possibility, I knew that what I hungered for defied the rules, rigidity and dogma of the paths already known. I wanted to know, intimately, the Essence at the core of my Being. An intense exploration of consciousness was about to begin.

    Before discovering the brilliant, life-changing, paradigm-altering work of Louise LeBrun in 2013, I spent a great deal of time at the Monroe Institute in Faber, Virginia discovering the expansive nature of what I am, experientially. In those ineffable experiences, I experienced, first-hand, the infinite nature of my Self. I realized then that I am so much more than my physical body. In these provocative explorations of consciousness, I experienced profound healing, massive insights, and a deeper, more intimate connection to the Universal energy of Life.

    I realized then that consciousness is so much more than a state of awareness of myself and my world, it is the unifying energy of Life. It is non-local, non-physical and ever expansive. Unlike the puny worldview of consciousness residing within the confines of our mortal brains, it is eternal and deathless. It is the creative force of Life: physical and beyond. It cannot be created or destroyed and is constantly moving in the direction of expansion. What this means is that we are limitless in our capacity to evolve in consciousness and connect more deeply with Life, allowing for infinite expressions of magnificent creativity. Having said that, we are equally limitless in our capacity to suppress our consciousness and disconnect from Life, allowing for infinite expressions of mindless brutality. Quoting Sufi author, Idries Shah, “Man (and woman) has an infinite capacity for self-development. Equally, (s)he has an infinite capacity for self-destruction. A human being may be clinically alive and yet, despite all appearances, spiritually dead.” Tragically, this is our suppressed consciousness reality; immense creators with infinite potential designing dysfunctional lives, civilizations and worlds.

    While our beliefs/conditioning/behaviors/habituation can throttle the flow of expansion, the power of consciousness inevitably prevails. The need for perpetual growth persists, even if it means dis-ease, illness and death to eliminate barriers for expansion. This applies personally and collectively in both the human and more-than-human worlds. The most pertinent metaphor in our world today is that of our conscious, organic, living planet.

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A podcast for every vegan or non-vegan

A spiritual journey for vegans and non ... this Canadian woman's podcast is bringing the message to the world of:

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My New Favourite Podcast!

I am so thankful I finally found out about this show! It truly stands out from other media as a 100% authentic exploration of how to navigate life on our society as a conscious, compassionate person. It’s so refreshing to hear someone dive deep into this incredibly important, meaningful topics that other people don’t venture into as much. Every time I listen to an episode of Unplug I feel a renewed sense of empowerment to go out and be a leader and do my bit for our beautiful planet!

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Inspirational stuff

Compelling conversations with really inspiring people. And Deb is such a sincere host. It's obvious that she genuinely wants to serve her audience and her guests. Highly recommended, especially for listeners who are sick of negativity and would rather focus on the bright side!

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