31 episodes

In this series, “In Search of Soul” we explore the diverse ways people stumble into, recognize or craft their sense of soul and its expression in the world. Each interview attempts to put language to experiences and expressions that often defy clear description.

Weaving in the voice of each person, Dan reflects on the key themes that emerge within each conversation while April spends time exploring the back stories that emerge as the matrix from which a meaningful life develops.

Each episode provides some insight into how you might construct your own deep and vibrant sense of soul. So, give yourself a moment to journey a little deeper into the human experience.

Welcome to Soul Forum.

Curated by: Dan Senter and April Bell

Dan brings over 35 years of experience engaging in the spiritual journey with individuals, congregations, and the community.

April is the founder of Tree of Life Legacies, a storytelling and wisdom keeping project in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 5.0 • 6 Ratings

In this series, “In Search of Soul” we explore the diverse ways people stumble into, recognize or craft their sense of soul and its expression in the world. Each interview attempts to put language to experiences and expressions that often defy clear description.

Weaving in the voice of each person, Dan reflects on the key themes that emerge within each conversation while April spends time exploring the back stories that emerge as the matrix from which a meaningful life develops.

Each episode provides some insight into how you might construct your own deep and vibrant sense of soul. So, give yourself a moment to journey a little deeper into the human experience.

Welcome to Soul Forum.

Curated by: Dan Senter and April Bell

Dan brings over 35 years of experience engaging in the spiritual journey with individuals, congregations, and the community.

April is the founder of Tree of Life Legacies, a storytelling and wisdom keeping project in the San Francisco Bay Area.

    S2E19: Cosmic Body with Sheilajit (Amber Tang)

    S2E19: Cosmic Body with Sheilajit (Amber Tang)

    Amber (aka; Sheilajit) is a performance artist who weaves her deep connection to the earth and the cosmos into dance and music. Her reflections on the ways she channels the wisdom and medicine of the cosmos is a wonderful reminder to us all; we are not just our physical bodies, we are the 13.8 Billion year long story of the Universe.
    How are you working to collaborate with this Cosmic Body?
    Dan and Amber discuss how such a journey takes shape in her life, and its impact on the way she views herself and the world we share.
    Curated by: Dan Senter, who brings over 35 years of experience engaging in the spiritual journey with individuals, congregations, and the community. 
    April Bell, founder of Tree of Life Legacies, a storytelling and wisdom-keeping project based in the San Francisco Bay Area.
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    *Soul Forum Recording & Open Discussion* 
    Want to be part of the “live” experience each week? Open to talking to others about your unfolding journey? Longing to hear how others are finding their way? Join us every Sunday morning for the Soul Forum Live. 
    Sunday’s | 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. Creekside Commons1035 Carol Lane, Lafayette, CA. 94549Hosted by: Dan Senter
    First Sunday of the Month @ 10:30 a.m.
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    Soul Forum Podcast Team: 
    Co-hosts:Dan Senter, Creekside Commons & Our Savior’s of Lafayette
    April Bell, Founder at Tree of Life Legacies and Co-creator of StoryCatcher® for iOS 
    SoulForumPodcast.com
    Episode Photo of Sheilajit by:Eric Allen Photography
    Main Logo Artwork:Kyra Glover, Find her work on-line or on Instagram @thelivingline
    Series Sponsor:StoryCatcher for iPhone, download on the Apple App Store
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    Soul Forum: A conversational journey across the landscape of the collective soul. 
    In this series - SoulBody - we explore the wisdom and wonder within our own bodies that can provide a pathway into the experience of soul. The season begins with reflections on the body each of us inhabits and ends with reflections on the wider earth or cosmic body. There is plenty of reasons to trust that any access to a relationship with the divine, or mystery, or the very essence of life, is primarily accessed through the body. Can we reverse the idea that the sacred has figured out how to incarnate, or become flesh and bone, and explore how our sense of the sacred manifests from within every body? How might you honor and explore the body that invites you into wonder?
    Welcome to Soul Forum.

    • 34 min
    S2E18: Gaia as SoulBody - Karen (pt.3)

    S2E18: Gaia as SoulBody - Karen (pt.3)

    In the previous two episodes, Karen and Dan discussed the different ways she finds her soul within the earth body. In this conversation, April speaks with her about the origins of her journey from waking up in domestication to becoming feral, wild and free; all while learning to coexist with the earth body, developing a more symbiotic relationship with this beloved planet we all call home.
    -More About Our Guest-
    If you’re interested in learning more about the Post Doom Bloom Women's Circle and/or the Post Doom No Gloom Discussion Group, you may contact Karen at her email below. Also below are two articles by Karen which she asked to be shared with our audience.
    Email: ChickenfootReWilding@gmail.com
    15 Benefits of Collapse Acceptance
    Tenets of GRAC/E (Getting Real About Collapse/Extinction)
    Karen and Jordan Perry Media Work
    YouTube: Karen Perry: Post-doom BENEFITS of Collapse Acceptance and "Getting Real About Collapse" - Karen Perry, live with Jordan Perry & David B.
     
    Curated by: Dan Senter, who brings over 35 years of experience engaging in the spiritual journey with individuals, congregations, and the community. 
    April Bell, founder of Tree of Life Legacies, a storytelling and wisdom-keeping project based in the San Francisco Bay Area.
    _________________
    *Soul Forum Recording & Open Discussion* 
    Want to be part of the “live” experience each week? Open to talking to others about your unfolding journey? Longing to hear how others are finding their way? Join us every Sunday morning for the Soul Forum Live. 
    Sunday’s | 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. Creekside Commons1035 Carol Lane, Lafayette, CA. 94549Hosted by: Dan Senter
    _________________
    Soul Forum Podcast Team: 
    Co-hosts:Dan Senter, Creekside Commons & Our Savior’s of Lafayette
    April Bell, Founder at Tree of Life Legacies and Co-creator of StoryCatcher® for iOS 
    SoulForumPodcast.com
    Main Logo Artwork:Kyra Glover, Find her work on-line or on Instagram @thelivingline
    Series Sponsor:StoryCatcher for iPhone, download on the Apple App Store
    _________________
    Soul Forum: A conversational journey across the landscape of the collective soul. 
    In this series - SoulBody - we explore the wisdom and wonder within our own bodies that can provide a pathway into the experience of soul. The season begins with reflections on the body each of us inhabits and ends with reflections on the wider earth or cosmic body. There is plenty of reasons to trust that any access to a relationship with the divine, or mystery, or the very essence of life, is primarily accessed through the body. Can we reverse the idea that the sacred has figured out how to incarnate, or become flesh and bone, and explore how our sense of the sacred manifests from within every body? How might you honor and explore the body that invites you into wonder?
    Welcome to Soul Forum.

    • 45 min
    S2E17: Gaia as SoulBody - Karen (pt.2)

    S2E17: Gaia as SoulBody - Karen (pt.2)

    When all you imagine of yourself is integrated into the rhythms, patterns, and sustaining energy of the planet, where do you derive your sense of soul? In this second episode, Karen continues to explore her perspective on the character of this most intimate relationship and how it informs her self-understanding, and her deepest engagement with world. As the episode concludes, her life as an environmental activist begins to shift as she copes with a planet in crisis and discovers a hidden grace in the inevitability of climate collapse.
    -More About Our Guest-
    If you’re interested in learning more about the Post Doom Bloom Women's Circle and/or the Post Doom No Gloom Discussion Group, you may contact Karen at her email below. Also below are two articles by Karen which she asked to be shared with our audience.
    Email: ChickenfootReWilding@gmail.com
    15 Benefits of Collapse Acceptance
    Tenets of GRAC/E (Getting Real About Collapse/Extinction)
    Karen and Jordan Perry Media Work
    YouTube: Karen Perry: Post-doom BENEFITS of Collapse Acceptance and "Getting Real About Collapse" - Karen Perry, live with Jordan Perry & David B.
     
    Curated by: Dan Senter, who brings over 35 years of experience engaging in the spiritual journey with individuals, congregations, and the community. 
    April Bell, founder of Tree of Life Legacies, a storytelling and wisdom-keeping project based in the San Francisco Bay Area.
    _________________
    *Soul Forum Recording & Open Discussion* 
    Want to be part of the “live” experience each week? Open to talking to others about your unfolding journey? Longing to hear how others are finding their way? Join us every Sunday morning for the Soul Forum Live. 
    Sunday’s | 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. Creekside Commons1035 Carol Lane, Lafayette, CA. 94549Hosted by: Dan Senter
    _________________
    Soul Forum Podcast Team: 
    Co-hosts:Dan Senter, Creekside Commons & Our Savior’s of Lafayette
    April Bell, Founder at Tree of Life Legacies and Co-creator of StoryCatcher® for iOS 
    Main Logo Artwork:Kyra Glover, Find her work on-line or on Instagram @thelivingline
    Series Sponsor:StoryCatcher for iPhone, download on the Apple App Store
    _________________
    Soul Forum: A conversational journey across the landscape of the collective soul. 
    In this series - SoulBody - we explore the wisdom and wonder within our own bodies that can provide a pathway into the experience of soul. The season begins with reflections on the body each of us inhabits and ends with reflections on the wider earth or cosmic body. There is plenty of reasons to trust that any access to a relationship with the divine, or mystery, or the very essence of life, is primarily accessed through the body. Can we reverse the idea that the sacred has figured out how to incarnate, or become flesh and bone, and explore how our sense of the sacred manifests from within every body? How might you honor and explore the body that invites you into wonder?
    Welcome to Soul Forum.

    • 32 min
    S2E16: Gaia as SoulBody - Karen (pt.1)

    S2E16: Gaia as SoulBody - Karen (pt.1)

    Is there some way to expand your sense of body to include the very planet that sustains us? In the next three episodes, we sit down with Karen Perry as she takes us on a journey into her experience of moving away from domestication and into the wild. There, she begins to find a way into a deeper connection to the soul of the planet. For many, it is their relationship with nature that creates their most spiritual moments. Can it be that there is some access to soul body held within earth body?  
    -More About Our Guest-
    If you’re interested in learning more about the Post Doom Bloom Women's Circle and/or the Post Doom No Gloom Discussion Group, you may contact Karen at her email below. Also below are two articles by Karen which she asked to be shared with our audience.
    Email: ChickenfootReWilding@gmail.com
    15 Benefits of Collapse Acceptance
    Tenets of GRAC/E
    YouTube: Karen Perry: Post-doom BENEFITS of Collapse Acceptance and "Getting Real About Collapse" - Karen Perry, live with Jordan Perry & David B.
     
    Curated by: Dan Senter, who brings over 35 years of experience engaging in the spiritual journey with individuals, congregations, and the community. 
    April Bell, founder of Tree of Life Legacies, a storytelling and wisdom-keeping project based in the San Francisco Bay Area.
    _________________
    *Soul Forum Recording & Open Discussion* 
    Want to be part of the “live” experience each week? Open to talking to others about your unfolding journey? Longing to hear how others are finding their way? Join us every Sunday morning for the Soul Forum Live. 
    Sunday’s | 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. Creekside Commons1035 Carol Lane, Lafayette, CA. 94549Hosted by: Dan Senter
    _________________
    Soul Forum Podcast Team: 
    Co-hosts:Dan Senter, Creekside Commons & Our Savior’s of Lafayette
    April Bell, Founder at Tree of Life Legacies and Co-creator of StoryCatcher® for iOS 
    Main Logo Artwork:Kyra Glover, Find her work on-line or on Instagram @thelivingline
    Series Sponsor:StoryCatcher for iPhone, download on the Apple App Store
    _________________
    Soul Forum: A conversational journey across the landscape of the collective soul. 
    In this series - SoulBody - we explore the wisdom and wonder within our own bodies that can provide a pathway into the experience of soul. The season begins with reflections on the body each of us inhabits and ends with reflections on the wider earth or cosmic body. There is plenty of reasons to trust that any access to a relationship with the divine, or mystery, or the very essence of life, is primarily accessed through the body. Can we reverse the idea that the sacred has figured out how to incarnate, or become flesh and bone, and explore how our sense of the sacred manifests from within every body? How might you honor and explore the body that invites you into wonder?
    Welcome to Soul Forum.

    • 33 min
    S2E15: Finding the Collective Body - Brian (pt.03)

    S2E15: Finding the Collective Body - Brian (pt.03)

    The path of an artist is typically an uncommon one. In this episode, April sits down with Brian to unwrap the winding path that has led him to commit his life to a big goal that involves saving our planet in a conscious way.
    -More About Our Guest-
    Brian Enright's mission is to create works of art that inspire value and hope for individuals, communities and future generations; educating us about the beneficial impact of working with reclaimed materials.
    All of our actions are interconnected and vital to our survival on this planet. Awakening as many people as possible to this reality is, therefore, increasingly important. By utilizing objects that would otherwise be discarded in landfill or forgotten places, he sheds light on the hidden potential of our refuse to literally take on a second life. He seeks to educate through his work on how better product design can and will eventually eliminate the end of lifespan for many man-made objects, an indispensable step in creating a sustainable environment worldwide for generations to come.
    Enright and his art clearly demonstrate that simple changes in our thinking can effect positive changes in our culture and environment.
    Website: EnrightSculpture.com Instagram: @12_Sticks Facebook: Brian EnrightVimeo: @12Sticks
    Curated by: Dan Senter, who brings over 35 years of experience engaging in the spiritual journey with individuals, congregations, and the community. 
    April Bell, founder of Tree of Life Legacies, a storytelling and wisdom-keeping project based in the San Francisco Bay Area.
    _________________
    *Soul Forum Recording & Open Discussion* 
    Want to be part of the “live” experience each week? Open to talking to others about your unfolding journey? Longing to hear how others are finding their way? Join us every Sunday morning for the Soul Forum Live. 
    Sunday’s | 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. Creekside Commons1035 Carol Lane, Lafayette, CA. 94549Hosted by: Dan Senter
    _________________
    Soul Forum Podcast Team: 
    Co-hosts:Dan Senter, Creekside Commons & Our Savior’s of Lafayette
    April Bell, Founder at Tree of Life Legacies and Co-creator of StoryCatcher® for iOS 
    Main Logo Artwork:Kyra Glover, Find her work on-line or on Instagram @thelivingline
    Series Sponsor:StoryCatcher for iPhone, download on the Apple App Store
    _________________
    Soul Forum: A conversational journey across the landscape of the collective soul. 
    In this series - SoulBody - we explore the wisdom and wonder within our own bodies that can provide a pathway into the experience of soul. The season begins with reflections on the body each of us inhabits and ends with reflections on the wider earth or cosmic body. There is plenty of reasons to trust that any access to a relationship with the divine, or mystery, or the very essence of life, is primarily accessed through the body. Can we reverse the idea that the sacred has figured out how to incarnate, or become flesh and bone, and explore how our sense of the sacred manifests from within every body? How might you honor and explore the body that invites you into wonder?
    Welcome to Soul Forum.

    • 29 min
    S2E14: Finding the Collective Body - Brian (pt.2)

    S2E14: Finding the Collective Body - Brian (pt.2)

    Brian Enright is an artist who works with found materials; the stuff none of us tend to notice. It is an art form that can remind us that there is a deeper story that is hidden beneath the surface.
    While we tend to focus on our individual soul and its expression, is there a way to tend to the story held within our collective soul?
    Brian uses the discarded to explore what that collective story might look like, what it tells us about ourselves, and the worlds we create. How might each of us tend to the collective story of our shared soul that runs silently under everything we touch, and see, and feel?
    -More About Our Guest-
    Brian Enright's mission is to create works of art that inspire value and hope for individuals, communities and future generations; educating us about the beneficial impact of working with reclaimed materials.
    All of our actions are interconnected and vital to our survival on this planet. Awakening as many people as possible to this reality is, therefore, increasingly important. By utilizing objects that would otherwise be discarded in landfill or forgotten places, he sheds light on the hidden potential of our refuse to literally take on a second life. He seeks to educate through his work on how better product design can and will eventually eliminate the end of lifespan for many man-made objects, an indispensable step in creating a sustainable environment worldwide for generations to come.
    Enright and his art clearly demonstrate that simple changes in our thinking can effect positive changes in our culture and environment.
    Website: EnrightSculpture.com Instagram: @12_Sticks Facebook: Brian EnrightVimeo: @12Sticks
    Curated by: Dan Senter, who brings over 35 years of experience engaging in the spiritual journey with individuals, congregations, and the community. 
    April Bell, founder of Tree of Life Legacies, a storytelling and wisdom-keeping project based in the San Francisco Bay Area.
    _________________
    *Soul Forum Recording & Open Discussion* 
    Want to be part of the “live” experience each week? Open to talking to others about your unfolding journey? Longing to hear how others are finding their way? Join us every Sunday morning for the Soul Forum Live. 
    Sunday’s | 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. Creekside Commons1035 Carol Lane, Lafayette, CA. 94549Hosted by: Dan Senter
    _________________
    Soul Forum Podcast Team: 
    Co-hosts:Dan Senter, Creekside Commons & Our Savior’s of Lafayette
    April Bell, Founder at Tree of Life Legacies and Co-creator of StoryCatcher® for iOS 
    Main Logo Artwork:Kyra Glover, Find her work on-line or on Instagram @thelivingline
    Series Sponsor:StoryCatcher for iPhone, download on the Apple App Store
    _________________
    Soul Forum: A conversational journey across the landscape of the collective soul. 
    In this series - SoulBody - we explore the wisdom and wonder within our own bodies that can provide a pathway into the experience of soul. The season begins with reflections on the body each of us inhabits and ends with reflections on the wider earth or cosmic body. There is plenty of reasons to trust that any access to a relationship with the divine, or mystery, or the very essence of life, is primarily accessed through the body. Can we reverse the idea that the sacred has figured out how to incarnate, or become flesh and bone, and explore how our sense of the sacred manifests from within every body? How might you honor and explore the body that invites you into wonder?
    Welcome to Soul Forum.

    • 32 min

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