The Get Off Your Affirmation Podcast challenges you to take an in-depth look at your current beliefs, and provides loving support and innovative tools to guide you toward being the change you wish to see in the world. We are committed to encouraging you to take action for human rights and social justice in accordance with your highest, most cherished ideals! You can make a difference and your voice is needed now more than ever!
The Wisdom of Eric Butterworth
Eric Butterworth is considered a legend and spiritual icon in the Unity movement. He is the author of 16 bestselling books on metaphysical spirituality. For over 50 years, he helped thousands of people to help themselves to a more abundant life. He had the wonderful ability to take the most complex metaphysical teachings and articulate them in simple "sound bytes" of awareness. He is most famous for his ministry in New York City at Avery Fisher Hall in Lincoln Center.
In this episode, Leona and Matthew discuss some of Eric Butterworth's most popular quotes.
Our Spiritual Responsibility
Unity celebrates the presence of God, or Spirit, inherent in all life. We believe in the power of our mind to manifest the deepest desires of our heart. Our Unity philosophy states that we are responsible for the quality of our own lives. While this may sound empowering, it also has a downside. If we're not careful, we can take on too much responsibility and end up frustrated and defeated if we don't manifest a "successful" outcome.
However, we cannot take responsibility for everything that happens in our lives. Even the greatest of spiritual masters have endured times of great challenge. This is not because they weren't good enough or evolved enough, but because challenges are a part of life.
As we gain greater self-knowledge we can learn to observe our tendencies toward excessive guilt or self-blame and not judge ourselves or others too harshly.
Owning Our Shadow: A Transformation in Consciousness
With all the anger being expressed in our world today it's important to understand that this seemingly relentless display of unbridled emotion is our shadow being forced into the light. If this shadow energy is not addressed and healed within us we will project it on to others, scapegoating them and blaming them for all that is wrong in our lives.
In this episode, Leona and Matthew discuss ways in which we can become aware of our shadow and take responsibility for healing our own wounds, embracing our wholeness, and finding the inner strength and power to make positive and powerful changes in our lives and in the world.
From the Archives: The Four Agreements with Don Miguel Ruiz
More than 20 years ago, Don Miguel Ruiz changed the way we think with his bestselling book, The Four Agreements, which was a New York Times Bestseller for over a decade.
In this episode from the archives, Leona interviews Don Miguel Ruiz, who shares fascinating insights from the Toltec wisdom which inspired his book.
The Creative Process: From Idea to Manifestation
As human beings we are manifesting all the time, but many times we're affirming ideas that keep us stuck in old belief patterns, and without realizing it are standing in the way of our own creativity. We can't insert a new belief into an old habit pattern, and expect it to make a difference. If your core beliefs tell you that you're undeserving or that you can't do something, just setting a new goal is not going to address the old beliefs. We need a new system or process to make real and lasting changes.
In this episode, Leona and Matthew discuss her book, "Nothing is Too Good to be True," and share a universal creative process which moves in an orderly way from mind to idea to manifestation.
Metaphysics of The Midterms
During the 2022 Midterm elections American people spoke for greater balance and rational interaction from our political leaders. This means that voices for peace, respect, acceptance, and love are now being given an opportunity to take a center position and pave the way for a new paradigm.
Does this mean that from now on we will not hear any of the voices of extremism and violence? No, not at all. What is does mean, however, is that through the power of our prayers, words, and actions, we will no longer allow those behaviors to have unlimited power. Decency and goodwill are finding a voice. Let us do all we can to keep our voices alive.