Im Richard Dugan, host of 'Tell Me Your Story”,
NEW PARADIGMS FOR A NEW WORLD...
To bring as many different points of view, from around the circle, into your view, to assist you in expanding your life and living. To assist in the positive evolution of mankind and bringing about a greater awareness of self and others in order to create the kind of world YOU want. A world in which we all can search for, find and fulfill our 'first best destiny'.
GIVING YOU CHOICES AND KNOWLEDGE OF THOSE CHOICES TO MAKE YOUR DREAMS COME TRUE...
You deserve to know 'the truth' about who you are, because that 'truth will set you free'. Knowing your past is fine. Knowing who you are now is greater. And knowing who you want to be and how to bring about that transformation is what 'Tell Me Your Story' is about.
THE ONE THING YOU HAVE TO GAIN...IS...THE NEW WORLD YOU WANT!
Since 2007, we've been producing TMYS, available at richarddugan.com/radioshow.
My dream is to syndicate 'Tell MeYourStory' and take it on the road. Traveling to all parts of the world, talking with people who are living, working and playing in new ways that are changing the world, one person at a time.
I have been interviewing for over 30 years, talking with thousands of; authors, musicians, light workers, metaphysicians, spiritualists, co-creators, body, mind and light workers, new thought people, visionaries, revolutionaries, inovators.
We all have a story and mine is no greater or lesser than yours. Born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona. I was legally blind from birth. In spite or because of that, I went through 13 years of school not knowing what I wanted to do and so I went to Communtiy College and worked in the AV Department. I found out about a job with 'Sun Sounds' Radio Reading Service, for the blind and visually impaired. I not only became a client, I started working there August 29, 1979 and never “looked” back.
On March 6, 1996, I received a lens implant and went from 20/200 or worse to 20/80 overnight. Within just a few months, I was learning to drive a car. A dream I had given up in acceptance of the way I was, legally blind. And that was 'ok'. Bicycling was just fine for me. Then my marriage of 15 years came to an end and I met Amrita Ma. We married and moved to her home town of Santa Barbara and we both started a new life 5 minutes for her childhood home.
We've been to Ireland twice and dream of living there one day very soon.
I dreamed I would drive, travel to far away places, share the love with someone with a very open, loving heart, live by the sea, have my own radio show, teach others my craft, meet new and exciting souls. I am working on 2 books and more.
What are your dreams?........
I will share more thoughts later. RD
Paramahansa Jagadish Dass - The Prayer Project
THE PRAYER PROJECT: How do we pray?
CONTRIBUTING WRITER·SPIRITUAL PRACTICES·AUGUST 1, 2014·6 MIN READ
The following excerpt is from Parmahansa Jagadish’s Worldwide “Prayer Project” 3 Minutes 3 Times A Day To Change the World (3×3).
Many of us turn the very idea of prayer into something so complicated, so ethereal, so mystical, that we can never hope to master it. I think before we begin to pray we must first understand it, so here is my very simple definition for making prayer a part of your daily life: Prayer, in its most fundamental sense, is a communication between a person and the Supreme Being.
All people, of all cultures, have a natural inclination to prayer; it is a human yearning that comes from deep within the soul. Prayer is the expression of a person’s spirituality—the profound awareness that there is an entity greater and more transcendent than the self and the order of things in the universe.
Gandhi had this to say about prayer: “Prayer is the very core of man’s life.”
There are two kinds of prayer: Prayer is either Petitional (i.e. you “petition” or ask for something, such as health or world peace), or in its wider sense, prayer is communication. In either case, the ultimate result is the same. Even when prayer is Petitional, the petition can be for the cleansing and purification of the soul, for freeing it from the layers of ignorance, suffering and darkness that envelops it.
Now that you know what prayer is, here is what prayer isn’t: Prayer is no mere exercise of words or of the ears; it is no mere repetition of empty formula. Do not enter into prayer by rote, merely reciting the same words over and over again without yearning to understand them; without yearning to feel them.
When it comes to prayer, it is said that, “It is better to have a heart without words than words without a heart.” In other words, genuine prayer must be in clear response to the spirit which hungers for it.
Prayer is also an effective means of bringing orderliness, peace and repose into our daily acts. When we pray, it’s an act of centring ourselves, of pulling ourselves out of our heads and back into our hearts. This central act of prayer, in turn, allows us to see the world through our hearts in a fresh, new and loving way; a world that’s now more peaceful and conscious. Take care of the vital things, it is said, and the other things will take care of themselves.
Since the earliest records of history, all cultures all over the world have used religion and prayer to express their spirituality. The concept of a Supreme Being may differ from one religion to another, but all religions hold that the Supreme Being is merciful and compassionate and the most capable of love. All ascribe to the Supreme Being’s all-knowingness and all power over humanity and nature, over health and disease. Different cultures have given different names to this Supreme Being, with God being the most prevalent in the West.
Prayer is the most common spiritual ritual and is practiced by billions of people all over the world. All cultures offer up prayers in one form or another, especially in periods of trials and tribulations and as life nears its end. Even Buddhism, which does not posit a “person God” as creator, makes prayer a core practice in its spiritual traditions.
Motivations for prayer
Why do people pray? What motivates us to bend a knee or move our lips in prayer? The reasons are many, but universal. In the Bhagavad Gita (7:16), Krishna says (as a manifestation of the Supreme Being) that there are four different types of people who turn their minds to God. Notice these are not listed in any particular order, nor is one necessarily placed higher in importance than the next:
1. The seeker of solace from distress
2. The seeker of knowledge
3. The see
Wendy Tamis Robbins - The Box An Invitation To Freedom From Anxiety
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Segment Idea: Escape from the Box: Strategies for Breaking Free from Life-Limiting Anxiety Disorders
I’m contacting you with a segment idea about one woman’s escape from the box in which debilitating anxiety had her locked, and how she learned to finally live and love fully.
The big idea: Wendy Tamis Robbins’ anxiety, obsessive-compulsive and panic disorders started when she was a young child growing up in a volatile household. Anxiety controlled her life well into adulthood, to the point of agoraphobia. Though she dabbled in treatment from time to time, it took many years and an unsuccessful marriage before she finally took hold of her mental health and, through introspection, meditation, re-parenting and self-administered exposure therapy, escaped from her self-inflicted prison.
The so-what: Not only are we living in an era of particularly high anxiety, but according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, anxiety-related disorders are the most common mental illness in the United States, affecting more than 40 million adults aged 18 and older. And anxiety disorders also affect more than 25 percent of teenagers ages 13 to 18. Robbins’ story offers hope and inspiration to individuals trapped by anxiety disorders.
Anxiety is a self-imposed prison with walls that close in over time.
Avoiding triggers that provoke panic attacks is not a cure for anxiety, but an imperfect anxiety-management strategy.
It is possible to free oneself from the prison of anxiety through self-compassion and the hard work of introspection.
The source: Wendy Tamis Robbins, author of The Box: An Invitation to Freedom from Anxiety, is also a speaker, coach and corporate attorney. Despite her debilitating anxiety disorders, she worked her way through Dartmouth College and law school before, in her 30s, she set her mind to overcoming the anxiety and panic attacks that increasingly limited her life. She finally found that hard-fought freedom a decade later and chronicled that journey in The Box. Learn more at www.WendyTamisRobbins.com.
Tell us about yourself and when your anxiety really started.
How did you eventually overcome it and find "freedom" as you call it?
You talk about exposure therapy - what are some of the things you did at the beginning when this must have been most difficult and what you are able to do now.
When did you decide to write the book about this journey?
What are the biggest things you want people to take away from the book?
I've read that you describe anxiety as your superpower now. Can you explain that?
Where can listeners find you and the book?
Medow Lin - The Mystic Cookbook
Meadow is an accomplished chef who’s been sharing her love of food since she was old enough to crawl into the cupboards. She teaches cooking both in the USA and internationally and is the co-founder of The Mystic Chef® culinary training, which combines spirituality, mindfulness, and consciousness with the act of nourishing ourselves.
With her mother, Denise Linn, Meadow co-authored two Hay House books, Quest and The Mystic Cookbook, which inspired a keynote address to 3,000 people about the secret alchemy of food. In 2012 The Mystic Cookbook was chosen by PBS Food as one of the Top 5 Cookbooks for the Holidays. Meadow is a passionate photographer, and her photos have won awards at both the state and national level.
Meadow writes a column in a Seattle newspaper and contributes regularly to Nature and Health magazine in Australia. Her popular blog is filled with delicious recipes, beautiful photos, and scrumptious stories about life, love, and living well. She is also a popular contributing author to Heal Your Life, on online publication by Hay House.
Meadow lives in Los Angeles with her dog Molly and two Maine coon cats, Aslan and Calliope.
Lynn McGonagill - The l
Lynn McGonagill is the Founder and Teaching Channel of the Lightworkers Healing Method™. To date, she has invested twenty-three years in training with higher-dimension Avatars. For the past thirteen years, she has maintained a full time Lightworkers Healing Method™ practice working with thousands of clients. And for the past six years, she has taught this unique and powerful Angelically guided energy healing art through a progressive series of experiential weekend workshops at various locations including Kripalu and the Institute of Noetic Sciences. Her first book, The Lightworkers Healing Method: BE Who Your Soul Wants You To Be, is a how-to manual of the Lightworkers Healing Method™ core curriculum.
Yes, she channels Higher Dimension teachers like Esther Hicks channels Abraham. Yes, she heals people just like John of God. But the most amazing thing about her is that she teaches other people to do the same thing. She is creating a WAVE of Esther Hicks/John of God healer-channelers. Her mission? To help everyone to live their own missions, their own soul plans. To help everyone BE who their souls came here to be, and become part of the transformation.
Prior to dedicating herself to her work with the higher-dimension Avatars to channel this healing method, Lynn had a successful 20-year career in business. She began that career at the prestigious Price Waterhouse Accounting firm, was the Controller with a $200 million manufacturing company, and was a partner in another CPA (Accounting) firm.
Lynn has been heard on Wall Street Journal Radio's "The Daily Wrap with Michael Kastner," WPKZ-FM Boston's "The Daily Pulse," KHHT-FM Los Angeles, WLW Cincinnati, Michigan Talk Network's "Michigan's Morning Show," WIOD Miami, "Talk of Connecticut," KTOK Oklahoma City's "Oklahoma's First News," KKNW Seattle, KROI-FM Houston, KSL Salt Lake City, the Dreamvisions 7 Radio Network, "The Sheila Show," "Sheila Show Celebrate," "Seeing Beyond," "Planetary Spirit," "Good Vibrations," and "You Wealth Revolution." Her own radio show, BE Who Your Soul Wants You To Be, is featured on the Dreamvisions 7 Radio Network, which reaches over 1 million listeners in 125 countries.
Before Lynn's brother Allen died, she was living a "normal" life as a CPA with her own firm. Allen had experienced a death and revival experience in his final weeks. Back in his body afterward, he promised Lynn that if he died, and if he could, he would come back to tell her about it. Two weeks after his death, in February 1990, Allen kept that promise. Over the next 16 months, Lynn gradually followed her brother into the higher dimensions. By requiring that she reach higher to meet him each time, Allen was teaching Lynn inter-dimensional travel.
One day in June of 1991, the breakthrough occurred. Lynn was asking Allen for help about a particular issue when he exclaimed, "You're just missing it! You're missing the whole thing!" He then turned sideways and disappeared. Behind where he had been, she could see many beings, all out-of-body, just like him. Eventually, Lynn realized there were Guides in that group: wise, loving beings absolutely determined to support those of us who are in bodies. At that point, the Guides, Angels and Lightbeings took over Lynn's training. They started showing her ways to work with the energy of the Universe. The Guides opened doors to other times, other dimensions, other vibrations, to the endless healing power and loving force of Divine flow. The Lightworkers Healing Method™ was born.
In 1994, the messages began: "You aren't doing your work in the world. Sell your accounting practice." As so many of us so often do, she ignored her guidance. Almost five years later, the Universe pushed her out of the nest: she got ill. Disabled with fibromyalgia, she could no longer work. She was forced to walk away from the business world.
ASHLEY RUTLEDGE - BLACK SHEEP CHRISTIAN
What we are about
The Black Sheep Christian Podcast was created with the following question in mind, “How should a Christian act and think?” We feel, there are many people who have been denied access to “ the church” based on who they are. We also feel there are those who believe they do not belong in the church. So, what we do is, dive into topics related to social injustices, church history and scripture to learn what it is a Christian should be.God Is Love
Our vision is to bring awareness that God is love. Christianity should be a place of community.
Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins. - 1 Peter 4:8
Forrest Rivers - COVID - 19 And Humanity's Spiritual Awakening
COVID-19 and Humanity's Spiritual Awakening
By Forrest Rivers
Unity and Compassion are on the Rise as a Result of the
The emergence of COVID-19 turned the world upside down, ushering in mass casualties, sickness, and economic hardship, and social unrest. However, despite the pandemic's tragic and chaotic nature, the virus has also been catalyst for the spiritual awakening of humanity, according to one man calling us to continue leaning into the opportunity it has created.
In his new book COVID 19 and Humanity's Spiritual Awakening, Forrest Rivers explores the myriad ways in which the virus served to awaken the seeds of truth, wisdom and the acknowledgement of our common roots as one human family.
According to Rivers, something altogether beautiful has bubbled up from beneath the surface. That something is unity and compassion. He sees signs of it everywhere: the thousands of volunteers who risked their lives to help others, the retired doctors who unretired to relieve the load of overworked hospital staffs, the food pouring into food banks, people supporting each other individually or collectively. He sees this as indicative of a positive move in the direction of a kinder and gentler society.
"Despite the heavy and tragic loss of life left in its wake, COVID-19 may soon become to be regarded as one of our light posts on the path of humanity's spiritual awakening," says Rivers. Hastening our move to oneness from dualism.
Forrest River s is a writer, philosophy teacher and speaker who lives in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina His personal journey of awakening began at the age of 30 on a trip to Maui. It was there that the profound healing power of nature spoke to his soul and helped him overcome a dark period of alcohol abuse. After returning home from that transformative experience, Forrest became interested in the spiritual traditions of the Far East and began to immerse himself in Buddhist, Hindu and Taoist teachings. He has been a keen observer of the human condition ever since.
"For the sake of humanity, it would be much more constructive for us all to make ourselves instruments of service and lead from our hearts. This is the essence of radical love, treating the suffering of others as if it were your own AND having the courage to relieve another's suffering even if it comes at a great personal cost to you. The courageous display of such a spirit of selflessness is what imbues the expression of love with its truly radical component. In the end, COVID-19 represents a rare opportunity for us to undergo a paradigm shift in consciousness from one focused on self-serving ends to one grounded in the spirit of loving kindness," he says.
Furthermore, he points to how this "pause" enabled people to really think about what mattered to them--taking more time with family, choosing a new career path that fulfills a heart-calling, stepping off the grid to live a life in nature, creating more healthy habits of meditating, walking, hiking, cycling, de-stressing in nature. All of these lead to people who are more centered in a life of peace, service and spiritual/emotional fulfillment.
Says Rivers: "In the end, this much is certain: our collective healing will bring us exponentially closer toward arriving at a greater understanding of both self and others...one day soon, the peaceful and loving world that we all know is possible will become a reality."