The Inspired Aliveness Podcast is produced by Jon Bernie, author of Ordinary Freedom, who is a contemporary spiritual teacher who offers a compassionate, heart-centered approach to awakening. His teaching focuses on returning the attention to the already enlightened state that lies at the core of our human experience. He has four decades of practice and study in the Zen, Theravada Buddhist and Advaita traditions, and was formally asked to teach by Adyashanti in 2002. Jon is also an experienced healer and teacher of somatic embodiment, trained in the Alexander Technique, Zero Balancing, and the Qigong system of Dr. Yu Penxi. He works closely and intimately with individuals to facilitate consciousness development and deep emotional healing.
Allowing Your Vulnerability
Vulnerability is the feeling that you aren’t safe – the survival, egoic program. You aren’t going to get rid of it or transcend it. However, if you begin to truly allow it, you may find that you feel more alive, inspired, and at peace. Recorded September 21st, 2023.
How Much Is Enough?
When is it enough? When is it not enough? As with all things, finding out how much to practice is all about finding balance. Recorded October 7, 2023.
Your Own Unique Unknowable Destiny
As you learn to get out of the way more and more, you begin to align with that which has been guiding you all along. It’s not how you think it should be, or how you want it to be, but it could never be any other way. Recorded September 16th, 2023.
The Essence of What You Are
When you begin to learn to take care of yourself in a way that you’ve always needed, your nervous system will calm, your body will soften, and your heart will begin to open and radiate the love that you intrinsically are. Recorded September 2, 2023.
Returning to Simplicity
Our lives can be so hectic and busy that we can naturally take this “doer” perspective into our practice. It’s important to simply relax, drop the effort, and allow yourself to open to the natural stillness and simplicity that is already here. Recorded July 17, 2023.
Receptivity is the Secret of Transformation
Just like you can’t make a plant grow, you can’t make yourself become transformed, healed, or integrated. Instead, learn to get out of the way and allow the intuitive guidance system to show you the way. Recorded June 17, 2023.
I’ve listened to and read many spiritual teachers. Jon Bernie is the real thing. He’s compassionate, loving and he speaks truth. He has no agenda other than helping guide you towards your own truth and happiness.
The Kindest, Most Authentic, Most Loving Podcast
Full disclosure: Jon is my uncle. One morning-- this morning-- I woke up with terrible anxiety. I am in the middle of a divorce and the stress has made me grabby for answers and solutions. This morning, I listened to Jon and chose to let go. To sit with myself. To love. To relax. I felt my anxiety melt away as he spoke and breathed. It had a profound impact on my heart, and I felt a great emotional release. I look forward to listening to more and I cannot recommend this podcast highly enough.
Jon Bernie is quite simply the Best. A rare and skilled Teacher who speaks the Profound with depth, clarity, simplicity and humor. So grateful… <3