In The Spiritual Forum we gather for topic-centered dialogue with the intention of learning how to live spiritually in every aspect of our lives - our relationships, finances, work, and responses to world events.
Episode 125 - Follow Your Dream
Are you going in the direction you want? As we go through life, we follow a path toward our dream/purpose with varying levels of success. Some of us never leave our starting point. Some of us complete the journey. And some of us find sufficient satisfaction in the middle of the journey and never fully complete it. This is the hero’s journey. At its ultimate level, this is a journey through the depths of our soul and back to our original Self. At the same time, we each have a personal purpose to fulfill, also a hero’s journey. During this episode we use the journey of Santiago in The Alchemist and find ourselves in it. As Paulo Coehlo says, “When you’re on a journey to pursue your personal legend, the whole universe conspires to help you achieve it.”
Episode 124 - Listen to Your Heart
Your heart feels all the feelings of life. It informs you. It expresses its hopes, desires and fears. It can be sweet and it can be volatile. It reaches out and connects to other hearts. It is your partner in pursuing your dream. It is always there for you. It is the seat of Divine Love and Wisdom. Frequently though, many of us override its message and instead follow our heads. This keeps us from pursuing our dreams. In this episode, we continue our dive into The Alchemist and share our experiences of sincerely listening to and engaging with our hearts. When we learn to do this, there our ‘treasure’ will be.
Episode 123 - Love Outrageously
Outrageous Love is unconditional Love. It has no bounds, forgives completely and is full of compassion and mercy. It is the Divine Love under all Creation that loves us! On our spiritual journey, we learn to accept this love and to love ourselves. From that place we can then love others without expectations or conditions. Embodying, embracing and accepting unconditional Love to the best of our abilities is of extreme importance in these times, as we continue to experience a very divided nation. In this episode we share where we are with loving ourselves and others unconditionally, and how we reveal love through action.
Episode 122 - The Secret of The Alchemist with Colm Holland Part 2
This is Part 2 of Rev. Carol's engaging conversation with Colm Holland, author of The Secret of the Alchemist. During this conversation we continue our conversation about alchemy, and delve more deeply into the power and nature of unconditional Love. We also discuss the collective unconscious, archetypes, miracles, and vulnerability. True empowerment is unconditional Love, and when you open yourself, the Universe is there at the ready to fully support your life.
Episode 121 - The Secret of The Alchemist with Colm Holland Part 1
This is Part 1 of Rev. Carol's engaging conversation with Colm Holland, author of The Secret of the Alchemist. During this conversation we learn about alchemy, the hero's journey, and the three phases of alchemy, which are pertinent to real transformation. Alchemy is the spiritual journey to one's true Self, to true empowerment. It is our journey! We also hear Colm's inspiring story of personal transformation, which was alchemy in action.
Episode 120 - One Woman's Journey in Ten Years of Ministry
This episode crowns the 10-year anniversary of host, Rev. Carol Saunders, as a minister/spiritual leader. She briefly walks us through her journey and shares 10 spiritual themes she has gleaned from it. These themes are: endings and beginnings, free will, create, vision, people, gratitude, boundaries, change, know who you are, and the journey. Each of us is on a journey, and milestones are a good time to reflect and discern who we are because of it.
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