A Weekly Podcast Exploring Spirituality, Mindfulness & Meditation

Authentic Gratitude, Co-Produced by My 12 Year Old Niece Liaa – Ep.153

Gratitude Tree

Gratitude has power beyond belief sometimes. For this unofficial Thanksgiving episode my niece Liaa and I created this “grass roots study” of gratitude.

4 Questions on Gratitude
  • How do you show gratitude?
  • Why do you feel gratitude is important?
  • What do you feel is the opposite of attitude?
  • Do you think that feeling gratitude helps you achieve more?

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The Ego Mask, Good Stress, Divine Will and Riding the Slow Lane – Ep.152


Enjoy listening for all the stories and details ;) Chris elaborates on the topics listed below. And be sure to sign up for the Behind-the-Scenes email list to get your free copy of Relax with Rumi. The Ego Mask/Costume The ego is a mask… It’s your … [Continue reading]

A Spiritual Take on Broken Hearts and Unrequited Love – Ep.151

Pink Petals

[Listen to the episode for the full effect ;] On the human level, feeling like your heart is broken is very upsetting. We've all been there to some degree. It IS a real experience, and perhaps it’s actually a blessing to go through it... You … [Continue reading]

How to Avoid Worry and Anxiety so They Don’t Impede Your Spiritual Progress – Ep.150


Listen to this episode to hear all these topics Chris discussed, including: Life is great, but inevitably our physical and mental faculties degrade. That's why it's SO important to practice meditation while we still have the ability and energy to … [Continue reading]

Spiritual Profit, Delayed Gratification, and Serenity – Ep.149

Chris on top of the world

Listen to this episode to hear Chris discuss these topics: Making sure you don't get stuck on your spiritual path and consequently miss out on the real spiritual "profit" that you desire to receive. Chris has been listening to the audio version … [Continue reading]

Communicating With Loved Ones Who Have Left Their Body – Ep.148

Dr. Jamie Turndorf, author of Love Never Dies

We heard many stories and significant experiences from our guest, Dr. Jamie Turndorf, author of Love Never Dies. She is also known as Dr. Love. After she described the amazing experiences which led to her communicating with her deceased husband's … [Continue reading]

Switching Off Your Autopilot, and The Story of Holy Shadow – Ep.147

The Light Within

Play the audio to hear Chris discuss: Doing work in the Fall to prepare your soil for the Spring Stepping beyond knowledge, opinions and ego The story of Holy Shadow A nice short reading on Meditation from the book 365 Tao Listen to … [Continue reading]

Becoming a Yogi, Raja Yoga in Brief – Ep.146

Pink Sunrise on Cadillac Mountain, Maine

Winding up our classic from 1896! The final chapter, Raja Yoga in Brief, from Swami Vivekananda's book Raja Yoga. Chris began by describing his experience at a meditation gathering last weekend, as well as the unfortunate (or fortunate?) situation … [Continue reading]

Entering Your Super-Conscious Mind – Ep.145

Colorado Springs

Enjoy as Chris reads and discusses Chapter 7, Dhyana and Samadhi, from Swami Vivekananda's book Raja Yoga, originally published in 1896. Sometimes each of us has preconceived ideas about spiritual states or spiritual growth. To help us understand … [Continue reading]