Dr. Deborah Adamy has conversations with everyday people who inspire, uplift and who are living their lives with vitality and joy. She admires people who can weather adversity and hardship without becoming cynical and bitter; who actually choose to learn, grow and find meaning and purpose in what they have experienced.
There are countless ordinary people living pretty extraordinary lives and Deborah wants to shine light on them! Enlighten: Uplift and Inspire includes conversations with a wide variety of people: activists, musicians, shiatsu therapists, circus arts performers, playwrights, directors, psychotherapists, dancers, film makers, yoga teachers, educators, actors and photographers, just to name a few. May you feel inspired and uplifted listening to this podcast. Visit www.enlighten.nyc for more. Enjoy!!
"A Prayer For B"
This week’s episode is a special, unique treat! “A Prayer for B” is an exquisite piece of writing written and read by my treasured friend, Anam Cara, Winged Woman sister, Melanie Suchet. The synchronicity here is that Mel recorded this piece on Sunday August 29th, and 4 days later, in the early morning hours of Thursday September 2nd, just as we began to assess the impact of Hurricane Ida here in NY, Melanie’s beloved mother, Bella died. Mel told me many important family events have occurred in big storms. I offer you the gift of Melanie, her open heart, her sacred letters and words, her courage to call upon the earth and the ancestors, to help usher her mother tenderly, peacefully home. I also offer this as a gift to Melanie, whose birthday was yesterday, 9/12. Happy Birthday, Soul Sister, may we continue to help each other align with the Divine!!
Check out the Show Notes for links to Melanie’s Spiritual Director, Melina Rudman and her Shaman, Reda Rackley.
Melanie Suchet, PhD.
Many listeners commented on how grateful they were for last week’s focus of serendipities and synchronicities. Perhaps there is a collective shifting, expanding consciousness, a relief that we can talk openly and boldly about the mystical, the spiritual, magical ways we are personally touched by serendipity and synchronicity. In this week’s episode, I share 2 more serendipitous exchanges that highlight the magic of nature, the timing of chance encounters, the gratitude, and the forces bigger than me. So much serendipity and synchronicity weaving in and through our lives, holding us up and gifting us with these gems. Souls touching souls, souls supporting souls, souls inspiring souls…these small miracles are the sweetness of life. As Albert Einstein said: “A coincidence is a small miracle when God chooses to remain anonymous.”
I’m convinced these small miracles are happening all the time. May you pause, pay attention, and delight in the coincidences, serendipities, synchronicities and small miracles sparkling through your life. May you smile and embrace all the mystical ways the universe is conspiring to support you.
Enjoy the podcast!
Serendipities and Synchronicities
Today’s focus is on the profound power of serendipity and synchronicity. I’ve noticed that the more I tune in, acknowledge the presence of forces bigger than me, open my heart to everyday mini miracles, welcome in my angels and spirit guides for support, comfort, direction and guidance, the more they seem delighted to make magic happen. And the fun part of this is that the serendipity and synchronicity occurs in ways I wouldn’t have expected and from people I didn’t know could be a conduit of light.
My recent experience while my Dad was in the hospital was packed with serendipity and synchronicity that felt orchestrated from the heavens. I felt the sweet presence of angels all around us, particularly in the dark moments! May you open your thoughts and heart to make room for serendipity and synchronicity to tickle, touch and surround you with joy. May you dare to call in your angels. I know they are waiting for your invitation. May your angels sprinkle the magic of serendipity and synchronicity into your life.
Enjoy the podcast!
Dawn Adrienne-Saliba, Performance Scholar, Theatre Artist, Eco-Activist
My guest today is Dawn Adrienne-Saliba. A Performance Scholar, Theater Artist, and Eco-Activist, Dawn has studied drama and ancient temples. Dawn lives in Malta - okay, fess up, do you know where Malta is?!? I encourage you to look up Malta, just to have a vision of this unique, small island in the middle of the Mediterranean. This is where Dawn honors the integration of science and spirituality, archeology and ritual in her exploration of the magical hypogeum Hal Saflieni. Traveling from Malta, to Brooklyn, to Nyack, before she heads back to Malta, Dawn and I had a chance meeting on a mountain trail, where we discovered we spoke a similar language of integration.
Dawn describes how she ended up in Malta, her research of the performative spaces in ancient temples, the evidence of the Divine Feminine, and the healing power of mother earth.
Check out the Show Notes for links to the music, poems, books, and documentaries mentioned in my conversation with Dawn. Enjoy the podcast!
Dawn's Facebook Page
Malta's Ancient Neolithic Performance Space: The Hypogeum of Hal Saflieni
CD: Returning Jennifer Berezan
Renzo Spateri - Maltese percussion
Healing Journey Ireland
Mary Oliver “Sleeping in the Forest”
Documentary: “The Year the Earth Changed”
Wolves return to Yellowstone
My Stroke of Insight by Jill Bolte Taylor
"Proof of Heaven" by Eben Alexander
Called To Dance
Hafiz's poem reminds me that we are called to dance. I’ve used this beautiful poem as oxygen, especially when I was feeling the darkness and uncertainty of life creep back in. I hear so many people bracing themselves that things are going to be getting worse, before they get better. I don’t want to get sucked into the darkness of hopelessness. This poem pulls me away from the despair, shifts my mood, brings me back to a deeper truth, a radiant light that I know lies within us.
May we heed the call to dance, see life itself as a beautifully choreographed dance. We were created for joy, to smile, to love and be lifted up and to lift others up. Yes, and may our dancing be contagious! Check out the show notes for links to Hafiz’s poetry, to Barbara Holmes, and the Center for Action and Contemplation. Enjoy the podcast!
The Gift: Poems by Hafiz, the Great Sufi Master
Center For Action and Contemplation
In this week’s episode I share my recent surprise and delight in being immersed in a Summer Rain. Have you yet enjoyed being in and present to a summer rain? I highly recommend it! Summer rain offers its own version of a spiritual practice. I discovered the calming, playful peace when I embraced the joy of a summer rain. I know for sure that summer rain is a visceral, embodied experience. Try it out for yourself. I encourage you to dare to stand or sit or walk or better yet, dance in the rain this summer. If it helps, have an underpants party - it might be just what your soul is longing for!! Enjoy the podcast!
I love this podcast. Deb’s got all the right ingredients: curiosity, courage, humility and compassion. Keep spreading and shining light.
Great podcast. Real, intelligent, and revealing. On both sides. Excellent.
Some sustenance to help us remain on the path to enlightenment during these trying times. Brilliant program!