THERE’S A POCKET OF US WHO DON’T KNOW WHERE TO START SPIRITUALLY. THOSE WHO ARE TURNED OFF BY THE WORD ‘GOD’ AND COULD GIVE TWO S***S ABOUT THE FLUFFY ‘LOVE & LIGHT’ MESSAGE. WE ALL NEED A CERTAIN MESSAGE IN EACH SEASON OF LIFE. THERE ARE THOSE WHO ARE BROKEN BUT NOT DESTROYED. PERSECUTED BUT NOT JAILED. DEAD BUT RISEN. WE ARE SCARRED. BEATEN DOWN. UNREASONABLE. RUDE. SOMETIMES UNLOVELY CREATURES. ROUGHNECKS. EGOCENTRIC MANIACS WITH AN INFERIORITY COMPLEX. MOST HAVE NO IDEA WHAT THEY ARE UP AGAINST . THAT’S WHERE FROM THE GRAVE PODCAST COMES IN. IT’S ROUGH. MESSY. NOT PRETTY IN THE SLIGHTEST. YET OUR aim is to show that spiritually is the most gangster way you could ever live. To crucify the self that is killing you. To scream about the characteristics of God. And most emphatically dismantle the intimidation of spiritually.
Episode 74 - Cam Cooney Meditation
Cam Cooney - born and raised Aussie - is a Vedic Meditation teacher out of Glasgow, Scotland. Cam is a sheet rocker, drinker and all about football. That is until he falls off a roof and breaks his back at 19yrs old. Can't work. Can't play football. Riddled with anxiety. A call to adventure via pain. Cam leans into the pain and finds out what it means to level up. He lives for that shit. Yeah, he teaches meditation; still cusses like a true Aussie though. Oh, and f**k herbal tea. Cam is the embodiment of embracing who the f**k you are regardless of spiritual practice. He aims to reach a different crowd through his story and teaching meditation. The roughnecks. This was a good ole chinwag.
Episode 73 - Division
"If a house is divided against itself, that house cannot stand." Mark 3:25
Mind vs. Spirit
Collision vs Harmony
The afflicted mind is a powerful thing. A person living in morbid division does not bear fruit in their life. You can expect their life to reflect chaos.
"A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, and a bad tree cannot bear good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. Thus, by their fruit you will recognize them." Matthew 7:18-20
Episode 72 - Running from Pain
Why is it so difficult finding peace within oneself? We look for peace away from the place which we are. We seek it apart from the experience which we are having. We look at our experience and say "no thank you. This is lousy. I'd like something better please." Thus, creating our own division against ourself. You wish you could get away from the experience you are having but you can't. Because it is where you are. You've called upon it. Well, shit. Now what?
Episode 71 - Resistance
mind - body - spirit brought together as a whole human being. Why is it we let the mind and body run our lives and pay little attention to the Spirit? When in fact, Spirt runs the mind and body. Without Spirit we are nothing. Without Spirit the body and mind withers. We resist the reality of our life and thus elongate our suffering. The body is a direct print out of the mind. Take a torture filled mind, a torture struck body and move that through the world; what type of life do you think that will create? Whether you realize it or not you are a little creating machine. All you do is create. The absence of spirit gains the world and its feeble treasures.
Episode 70 - Let down your bucket
Our first contacts with God. The shifting consciousness. Meditation, prayer, writing. Pain brings freedom. Floating in the ocean of freedom and no letting down your bucket. When does my life become my business? Or does it ever? When it's your time it is your time. How am I viewed? How am I presenting myself to the world? How would my future self view me now? If I am only concerned with peace of mind and freedom from self then I can not be led astray. I get confused. I get caught up in this play of life. I judge my relationship with God. Your Soul is that part of you that says "I know that I know that I know". The aim of life is getting the mind to honor what the Soul knows. Not to run from it. It is painful to listen to the Soul. When you listen to the Soul it dismantles the Ego; and that is painful.
Episode 69 - Heavy Metal Author Tommy Ramsburg
See the job, do the job. Stay out of misery. Keeping technology in its proper place. The Stooges. Why is spiritual practice so hard? Following the charm. Military school. Completing the first draft and trimming the fat. Anything that is creative is a...
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