An artful, mind-expanding, heart-opening, genre-bending exploration of how to live a life full of more love and less suffering.
In this episode, Michael talks about his discovery about how the most destructive patterns in his history have been rooted in a story of not being enough. This realization has made him refocus his mission to the point that he is restructuring all of his life, work, and business.
Audrey Assad interviews Gungor
Audrey Assad interviews Michael and Lisa Gungor about Gungor’s new record “Love Song to Life.” They talk about music, theology, and some unexpected musical instrumentation.
Big Announcement: Daily Sanghas through Nov 11
Hey everybody! So excited to announce that starting tomorrow, Sep 26 and going through Nov 11, we will be starting a daily (every weekday at 4pm PST) "sangha" or spiritual community space that will be focused on the following ways of growing:
Mondays: Waking up (remembering our true non dual nature)
Tuesdays: Growing up (doing emotional work and practices like "nonviolent communication")
Wednesdays: Cleaning up (shadow work using technologies like existential kink and the sedona method)
Thursdays: Showing up (communal support and space holding)
Fridays: Open mic (a space to share and get feedback on things we are all creating in the world)\
Become a member at theliturgists.com, and we'll see you soon!
Nonviolent Forgiveness (I Forgive You)
Can the idea of forgiveness actually be violent? In this episode, Michael talks about Gungor's new single "I Forgive You" and explores the idea of forgiveness looking through the different lenses presented in Marshall Rosenberg's "Nonviolent Communication".
A Million I's
In this bonus episode from the Loving THIS podcast, Michael talks about the meaning and story behind Gungor's new single "A Million I's"
Church of the Wild
Victoria Loorz, MDiv, is a "wild church pastor," an "eco-spiritual director" and co-founder of several transformation-focused organizations focused on the integration of nature and spirituality. She feels most alive when collaborating with Mystery and kindred spirits to create opportunities for people to re-member themselves back into intimate, sacred relationship with the rest of the living world.
After twenty years as a pastor of indoor churches, she launched the first Church of the Wild, in Ojai CA and began to meet others with the same sense of call to leave building and expand the Beloved Community beyond our own species. She then co-founded the ecumenical Wild Church Network.
Victoria is co-founder and director of Seminary of the Wild, which is focused on a deep-dive yearlong Eco-Ministry Certificate program for all those who feel called by Earth and Spirit to "restore the great conversation." (Thomas Berry)
I have been on a journey exploring my faith and spirituality and I recently stumbled upon this podcast. This has been such a wonderful resource for me. The December 2021 episode with Briana Lynn was fantastic and I shared it with a few friends.
So moving - thank you. I still don’t know how to think about my former faith - but I probably will never be able to shake the feeling. Familiar words that connect me with the parts of myself I can never be again but - of course- are still me somehow.
Non dual Bible Translation?
I love listening to the podcasts. I was just curious if there was anyone else out there that still loves reading the Bible, but could also point me in the direction of a translation that uses the most non dual language.