2020 is going to be a year that you will be challenged to forget. It’s also a year where, along with everything else going on, your long-repressed spirit will surge forth. Your chances of a spiritual awakening are incredibly enhanced. When this happens, you are going to crave knowledge and lots of it! Where can you turn? Who are the trusted advisors in this space? How can you tell who is a nut job vs who is speaking from a place of truth? That’s a true challenge.
Today, I am going to share a few resources with you that can help you to slice and dice the space, that will give you a solid foundation of spirituality. These podcasts are ones that I, as both a spiritual podcaster and someone who has had an awakening experience and desperately needed somewhere to turn, have found to be extremely beneficial in my own journey. They have helped me to pierce the veil and let in the light over and over again, and it is my hope that they will do the same for you.
If you are on a journey for knowledge, you will find it in Talks on Vedanta given by Swami Sarvapriyananda at the Vedanta Society of New York (founded by Swami Vivekananda in 1894).
Vedanta is one of the world’s most ancient religious philosophies and one of its broadest. Based on the Vedas, the sacred scriptures of India, Vedanta affirms the oneness of existence, the divinity of the soul, and the harmony of religions.
The clarity delivered by Swami Sarvapriyananda on all aspects of the Vedanta is unparalleled. He will hammer home how Vedanta seeks to deliver only one thing: that is, that you are God. When you tune in to this podcast you will be able to listen to fantastic talks that cover subjects such as the Bhagavad Gita, Buddhism, the Four Yogas and so much more.
While you are able to find this podcast at your usual sites, such as iTunes & Google Podcasts, I recommend you check out either Soundcloud https://soundcloud.com/vedantany or https://www.youtube.com/vedantany where you will be able to find playlists for each of these subjects, which is extremely beneficial as some of these playlists are over 10 hours long.
If you ever read Tim Ferris’s book “Tools of Titans” or heard his podcast with Brain Pickings Maria Popova … Then you will know that Maria recommends anything about Alan Watts: “Alan Watts has changed my life. I’ve written about him quite a bit.”
Little did I know that my foray into personal development, into becoming the ultra-productive human, would lead me over to yet another amazing human being, who was able to speak on the subjects of Buddhism, Taoism, Hinduism, Christianity, and society on the whole as it related to the beatnik generation, with such great clarity that bells, whistles & rockets all go off in your mind.
A little background on him: Alan Watts was a British writer, lecturer, & professor who spent 5 years as a priest. After leaving the Episcopal order, he studied and eastern religion and became known for his fascinating discourses on spiritual philosophy.
I feel that if you are in the midst of awakening, or simply a seeker of the divine, these talks will offer you significant support along your journey.
Wayne Dyer simply showed up on along my journey as I was in the thralls of my awakening experience…I would often play his books while I went to sleep. I played them for my children as well.
He offers a number of insights as it relates to the spiritual life, even though, according to Wikipedia, he had initially rejected the labeling of spirituality. One of the memorable insights I received from him was:
In one section while he is speaking about Mother Theresa, and how someone had asked her if she was against war…according to Dyer, Mother Theresa simply stated that she was for peace. At this moment he said that while the desired outcome is essentially the same, its how if you go with full alignment and focus on the outcome, at least in this instance, the path is smoother, lighter, truly heartfelt, versus bloodletting, battle & death…which path would you choose?
Dr. Dyer was an internationally renowned author and speaker in the fields of self-development and spiritual growth. Over the four decades of his career, he wrote more than 40 books, including 21 New York Times bestsellers. He created many audio and video programs and appeared on thousands of television and radio shows.
While it wasn’t necessarily an insight, more of a fact sharing moment, in his movie, The Shift, he notes the top five focal areas of males and females both before and after the “shift”, or as we are discussing here, the awakening. Search Youtube for this movie…and if you are in the midst of your shift, in the vortex, or in the midst of your stormy awakening, you will find some solace in what he shares.
4) I’m Awake Now What?
Last but not least is a podcast that I wish I had found when I was in the midst of my storm and I feel should be included with this list of greats.
Krista Xiomara has created a podcast for anyone who is on the “Path.”
On this podcast, you will find that Krista has the ability to infuse her interviews with enthusiasm and joy for life. According to Hilary Grosskopf, “Each guest Krista interviews has a unique journey and each shares their own inspiring moments of awakening that lead to transformation and living with purpose.”
Who is Krista interviewing?
Krista is interviewing mediums, shamans, healers, mystics, color oracles, and the insights that you are able to glean from listening to these podcasts are a breath of fresh air in a space that is filled with marketing funnels, programs, advertisements etc, this is a podcast that exists strictly to assist YOU with YOUR journey.
These resources are simply the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the awakening journey…which is exactly what it is. You are being reborn…everything you have learned up until this point had a certain meaning, and that meaning has been flipped upside down. All the breakables are broken. When you piece it back together you will realize why you were taught what you were taught, the way you were taught it, and you will take those moments, those raw diamonds and you will cut away everything that is hiding the power inside of you!
These are the resources that helped me on my way, what are a few that helped you out?
Please share, they will be a huge benefit to all who are in this space!