Few people think about what happened at home after Siddhartha left for a life to explore suffering and eventually come into realization. His wife, Princess Yasodhara, had just given birth the day before and felt totally lost.
Siddhartha's stepmother Pajapati (the sister of Siddhartha's birth mother who died in child birth) was there to build a support group.
This book, "The Buddha's Wife, The Path of Awakening Together" by Janet Surrey and her husband Samuel Shem, builds a rich story derived from the historical documents of the time. We're in a time now when our spiritual paths must join more together to evolve. Princess Yasodhara also needed a spiritual community to hold her suffering rather than go off on a solo retreat as her husband did.
This is a wonderful book about rising above our suffering through listening, sharing and holding compassion together. A spiritual community is very empowering and is the path to "awakening together".
Marc Allen is my guest who has written the book “Tantra for the West“. It’s a wonderful book to help live in the deeper truths of life. It’s a lot easier when you have greater awareness and tools to handle life’s challenges and be able to make better choices. This interview can really help travel through life better.
There’s an art to managing feelings by using and trusting esoteric tools. Alka Dhillon has learned to manage her fears and weaknesses by using special modalities to enhance her life. She addresses many of these struggles in her book “The OM Factor” and provides the fixes for each. Although she says the book is “a woman’s spiritual guide to leadership”, I feel we can all use it’s guidance to empower ourselves and create fulfillment. There are so many wonderful understandings and tools throughout it. I’ve asked my wife, Deborah Roth, to co-host with me since the book firstly addresses women and she is on her own powerful spiritual
In these times, we need to think differently. How do we do that?
Perhaps we can use the quantum qualities of our brains. Let's find out more about that.
Dianne Collins is the author of "Do You Quantum Think?" and is helping us live smarter in these evolving times.
Our brains are certainly capable of functioning better when we can learn to tap in to their deeper accesses and use new ways of thinking.
Tune in to this enlightening show and find out how to maximize your mind.
Is your ego too involved in your story to really see it? How many choices in life does your story give you?
Maybe you need some fresh eyes to really see who you are and appreciate even more about yourself.Kim
Schneiderman's new book, "Step Out of Your Story", is an opportunity to see yourself in the third person.
She offers guided writing exercises to look at who you are and what your story is about. They key is to refer to yourself as a he or she so you can be less passionate and have a better observer's eye.
In reading her book, I was very inspired to start writing and see what I would say about myself. She really helps guide the subject matter so you don't have to be at a loss for words.
Tune into this intriguing interview and maybe it will help bring your story into more focus.
Dogs and cats have more to say than we think. We might believe they understand a lot but, even then, we sell them short.
The entire animal world knows how to communicate with each other. Us humans generally just use our 5 senses and we think our pets are limited to them also but they work on intuitive levels we don't know about.
Tim Link, the author of "Talking with Dogs and Cats", has learned how to communicate at these deeper levels and has a lot to teach us about how to do that too.
Life with pets can change dramatically once we know how to communicate in more effective ways. It's not about loving them more but rather having more fun and opportunities living with them.
It’s amazing how much we can learn about our relationships through the cards we were born with. We are each born into a particular birth card based on our date of birth. Alexander Dunlop, a card expert, has been on a number of Energy Stew shows and I’ve studied the cards so we are both very enthusiastic about how accurate and meaningful they are in our lives. In this show, he’ll be discussing how the cards reveal our love language and how they match up with the people we are close to. You can find your birth card ahead of listening to the show if you go tospiritualnutrition.org and you’ll see where to input your birth date. Here’s an earlier show with Alexander when he describes the purpose of each card in the deck. http://energystew.podbean.com/mf/web/zjiwq4/EnergyStew_062515.mp3 Download this episode (right click and
Some remote tribes have amazing healing abilities.
Robbie and Gary Holz each separately had this experience and it was life changing. Gary was given only 6 months to live with MS and traveled there in his wheel chair with no feeling below his neck. He was able to walk off the airplane when he got home and then lived another 12 years.
He was empowered to become a charismatic healer during his remaining years. Afterward, his wife Robbie was invited to the outback for her own revelations and has written the book, "Aboriginal Secrets of Awakening".
James Connor was a yogi taking a 3 year retreat and studied the Yoga Sutras from ancient times. He learned a lot about what powers yoga has offered to serious practitioners and wrote a novel about it.
The Superyogi Scenario is an action packed adventure involving amazing physical abilities that help save the world. The book is also packed with serious and inspiring lessons about yoga and meditation.
Learn to live in radiant health!
Living in full health requires a commitment to be responsible for all aspects of your life. Dr. Katherine Kelly has written the book "Soul Health, Aligning with Spirit for Radiant Living", which covers the gamut of 11 principles to live in harmony.
Be sure to tune in to this show to make sure you're covering all your bases.