48 episodes

Interviews about psychology, spirituality, personal development and inspirational entertainment with authors, filmmakers, and thought leaders.

Spiritual Media Blog Podcast Matthew Welsh - SpiritualMediaBlog.com

    • Religion & Spirituality
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Interviews about psychology, spirituality, personal development and inspirational entertainment with authors, filmmakers, and thought leaders.

    • video
    Interview with Dr. Sha

    Interview with Dr. Sha

    Dr. & Master Zhi Gang Sha is an international spiritual teacher, Tao Grandmaster, world-renowned healer, and 11 New York Times bestselling author. He is one of the leading voices today in combining modern science with alternative medicine, alternative wellbeing practices, and spirituality.

    In a time of real global upheaval, Master Sha organized a very ambitious online summit with some of the world’s finest thinkers (including none other than Deepak Chopra) to discuss the need for spirituality, consciousness, and the ability to self-heal, in order to create happiness in today’s climate.

    The ambitious inaugural science and spirituality online summit, titled Tapping The Source, took place Saturday July 16 featured speakers such as Deepak Chopra, Ervin Lazlo, Master Sha, and quantum physicist Dr. Rulin Xiu.

    In our interview, I had a chance to talk to Master Sha about this conference. Additionally, he shared his wisdom on the following topics:

    Dr. Sha’s work on quantum healing and how that can help you heal yourself
    The vertical between science and spirituality
    The Law of Shen Qi Jing and how the soul leads the heart, the heart leads the mind and energy leads the matter
    Dr. Sha believes that when we all have positive information messages and energy, life flows and we can transform our lives physically, mentally, emotionally, and spirituality.
    Specific tools and resources to help create this positive information messages, including a live performance of a healing chant, a reading from his latest book Tao Calligraphy, and a demonstration on creating and using calligraphy to create wealth and happiness.

    Dr. Sha has an Instagram Live show with Queen Diambi of The Democratic Republic of Congo every Saturday at 11:30 a.m. ET where he shares a healing. He also has many services, programs, and books, including his latest book, Tao Calligraphy, all available at his website at https://drsha.com. 

    • 30 min
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    Interview with Duncan Cryle and Karen McAllister

    Interview with Duncan Cryle and Karen McAllister

    Duncan Cryle is Senior Director at a global software company with over 25000 employees where he also leads a company-wide mindfulness program. He was previously one of the pioneers of IBM's mindfulness community. He is founding member of Clear Sky Center in British Columbia, Canada, and is co-executive director there. He co-teaches Clear Sky's Integrating Mindfulness and 3 month residential mindfulness-in-action program.

    Karen McAllister is founder of the Mindful Money coaching and is passionate about building the bridge between spirituality and money. She believes that our current relationship with money reflects a spiritual crisis in the human race. She is a founding member of Clear Sky Meditation Center in British Columbia, Canada. She has been Director of Fund Development since 2008 & Board Chair from 2014 to present. She co-teaches Clear Sky's Integrating Mindfulness and serves the community in helping them clean up their relationship with money.

    In our conversation we discuss the following:

    What is mindfulness and how people can apply it to their lives
    What are common challenges to integrating mindfulness into our daily busy and chaotic live
    Duncan and Karen's personal and profession journey of integrating mindfulness into their daily lives
    What is Clear Sky Center
    Duncan's role in in his software company and how he teaches mindfulness to other employees at his company
    Karen's work as a mindful money coach
    What is a mindful approach to money and finances
    Why it is important to bring awareness and healing into our relationship with money

    For more information, you can find  Duncan Cryle and Karen McAllister on LinkedIn. 

    • 50 min
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    Interview with Mandi Freger

    Interview with Mandi Freger

    Mandi Freger is a professional counselor, consultant, and author of the upcoming book From Exhausted to Energized: The Autism Spectrum Disorder Caregiver’s Guide. Mandi is not your typical counselor.  Being in a rare position of gaining experience early on with the first generation of Energy Psychology leaders in the field, Mandi has over 20 years of experience making her a master in the art of using energy therapeutic techniques with her clients.

    Mandi’s counseling approach is truly individualized, typically blending energy therapeutic techniques and principals of Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) to treat a rainbow of issues including but not limited to: Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) through the lifespan, peak performance, general fatigue, anxiety, depression, trauma, cognitive disorders and managing pain. Her upcoming book From Exhausted to Energized supplies rapid relief tools that are the perfect solution for ASD caregivers! It is the first book to illustrate what hasn’t been talked about – the psychoenergetic dynamics that cause and sustain the emotional, mental, and physical drain on family members and guardians. Freger further provides readers with quick energy psychology tools that address trauma, anxiety, depression, and burnout. In our conversation, Mandi shares with me:

    Why traditional stress management strategies for ASD caregivers don’t always work and why her techniques do
    Specific Energy Psychology breathing techniques caregivers can use to help them manage stress
    How she combines Energy Psychology and Applied Behavioral Analysis in her counseling and consulting work
    How to better communicate and understand people who have ASD
    How she works as a peak performance consultant to help people maintain mind-body wellness and increase performance

    For more information on Mandi, you can visit her website at: https://mandifreger.com/

    • 57 min
    • video
    Interview with Karen V. Johnson

    Interview with Karen V. Johnson

    Karen V. Johnson is the author of Living Grieving: Using Energy Medicine to Alchemize Grief and Loss. In 2014, her twenty-seven-year-old son, Ben died of a heroin overdose. She shares on her website: “it never occurred to me to see grief as a journey of transformation, or to find the blessings in the grieving process, or about allowing myself to grow into the state of living with grief. I had to figure it out by myself. It was a lonely path of self-discovery that was not mainstream and not accepted.” She decided to retire, sell her house, and went on a two-and-a-half year journey that took her all over the world on a search for meaning in her tragic loss. This was especially surprising to others considering she had spent the previous thirty years as a criminal and energy law attorney and administrative law judge in Washington D.C.

    During our conversation we talk about the following:

    How she moved from a state of sadness and despair over her son’s death to finding greater meaning and purpose in it
    Her two year journey across the world learning how to use energy medicine and shamanic healing practices
    Specific advice and ceremonies people can use to help them transform their grief
    How people can better manage sadness, guilt, anger, and despair when they are grieving
    How she transitioned from being an administrative law judge to having a deeply fulfilling career as an author, consultant, and energy medicine practitioner
    How you can follow your dreams and create a deeply fulfilling life 

    • 51 min
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    Interview with Stephen Chong

    Interview with Stephen Chong

    Stephen Chong is the author of The Afterlife, a Journey To. ‘The Afterlife’ is a book that takes the reader into and through Heaven’s many levels or portals – a bit like a scenic railway tour. The book is written as a novel. Stephen explains the book was written around the time when horrendous stories were emerging about the abuse of children within religious orders and other institutions. He then wrote a short story (essentially, chapter one of the book) about what happens after death to those complicit in the process of denial and abuse.

    One of the principal characters - ‘the Bishop’, upon his death, has to face the consequences of his actions - in this case, his self-righteousness and insouciance to the truth. For the narrator, Athar, his is a journey told from the horrors of abuse by the clergy and his subsequent suicide, that plots his path through heaven with the sword of forgiveness in his right hand and the scepter of love in his left.

    In our conversation we talk about the following:

    What the different levels of Heaven look like in his book
    How people can continue to grow, evolve, and practice forgiveness in Heaven
    How children and people with physical disabilities are taken care of in Heaven
    His beliefs about life after death

    Stephen’s ideas about Heaven and the Afterlife helped me increase my faith and hope that my loved ones and myself would be taken care of after death. It also encouraged me to live my life in a way that is more consistent with my Soul Purpose. 

    For more information please visit his website at: http://www.stephenchong.com.au.

    • 42 min
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    Interview with John J. Spitzer, M.D.

    Interview with John J. Spitzer, M.D.

    John J. Spitzer, M.D. is the author of Finding God Again and Again. He is a practicing pediatrician in private practice and also a clinical assistant professor in pediatric medicine. He lives in Kalamazoo, Michigan, with his wife, Anne, and has two young adult children, Tim and Patty.

    With two young children and a loving wife, the stakes were high when John J. Spitzer found out his testicular cancer had returned after thirteen years. The relapse forced him to confront his mortality—and a second relapse drove the point home. The setbacks also gave him a great opportunity to become one with God.

    In Finding God Again and Again, Spitzer looks back at how it took over twenty years of life experiences to realize that he had to feel God in his heart again—and not just think of God.

    I recently had the chance to talk to John about his book, spirituality, and life experiences. In our conversation, John talks about the following:

    His spiritual development over 20 years
    How testicular cancer helped him grow his faith
    Specific techniques John uses to let go and surrender his will to God to better understand what God wants him to do with his life, including in work and family situations
    What John feared and did not fear when he confronted his own death
    Advice John has for others who are going through difficult life challenges, including how to never feel alone, how to receive guidance, and how to find your purpose and faith during life challenges 

    • 41 min

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