Listen to inspirational, insightful programming on the Awakening Self Radio Show! Rev. Connie creates programs that are dedicated to Awakening the Divine within you. Evening Meditation and Inspiration includes a spiritual theme and a semi-guided meditation to deepen your experience of the Sacred in your life. Awakening Self Radio Show focuses on spiritual teachings, insight, questions and answers, and sacred conversation. It features guests from many spiritual traditions around the world, such as authors, priests, ministers, rabbis, and spiritual teachers.
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2013 Radio Shows
[theme]Theme: “Breathwork for Deeper Meditation”[/theme]
In yoga practice, meditation was usually prepared for with asana (yoga postures) and pranayama (breathwork).
We will do a couple simple yoga poses and then focus on breathwork that specifically calms the mind and induces a more meditative state. Then, we’ll have some silence to practice meditation on the breath, with a few reminders to keep you focused.
How can we learn to follow Spirit’s guidance? What are the “breadcrumbs” that God – the Divine – drops along our path to show us the way? You’ll learn some keys to making good decisions and following your spiritual path (and how not to make decisions, too!). Call in to ask questions or share your “breadcrumb” story!
In tonight’s show, we’ll explore the use of mantra in meditation. Mantra, or chanting, keeps the mind focused as well as frees the mind from agitating thought. You have a choice of some simple mantras, in English or Sanskrit, to practice with.
There will be some silent spaces in which to put our meditation in practice. Together, let’s discover the Divine within!
[theme]Theme: “A Mystic’s Love”[/theme]
Tonight, we share a quiet and sacred time together. Some inspiration from a Mystic’s poetry will set the tone for focusing on Spiritual Love, and then we’ll have a semi-guided meditation practice. There will be silent spaces to allow you to deepen in the meditation, and gentle reminders along the way. Join me to support your meditation practice or to start a new one! Let’s awaken the Divine Within.
Soto Zen Priest and chef Edward Espe Brown, author of several books including The Tassajara Bread Book and Tomato Blessings and Radish Teachings, joins us for an exploration of meditation, cooking, and living our practice. Become inspired about food, mindfulness, and your everyday spirituality. Call in with questions or comments!
[theme]Theme : “Let Your Higher Self Lead You”[/theme]
For our meditation tonight, we’ll practice a mini “life visioning” session, based on the work of Rev. Michael Bernard Beckwith. This is a perfect practice for the new year!
2012 Radio Shows
Horses are not just fascinating, beautiful animals, but powerful archetypes of divine energies, and spiritual beings themselves. The horse has much wisdom to share with us, and is expert in modeling and teaching authenticity, boundaries, leadership, and presence. Join me for a fascinating conversation with Beverley Kane, MD, Founder and Lead Mare, Horsensei Equine-Assisted Learning & THerapy (HEALTH).
[theme]Theme: “The Creative Flow”[/theme]
Tonight, we share a quiet and sacred time together. I’ll share some inspiration with you to set the tone, and then we’ll have a semi-guided meditation practice. There will be silent spaces to allow you to deepen in the meditation, and gentle reminders along the way. Join me to support your meditation practice or to start a new one! Let’s Awaken the Divine Within.
Rev. Kathy Zavada is one of Rev. Connie’s favorite musicians. Her songs and chants open the heart and reveal the Spirit through her beautiful voice, soulful music, and insightful lyrics. Recently ordained as an Interfaith Minister, Rev. Kathy shares her gifts to expand our consciousness. Join Connie and Rev. Kathy for a half-hour of heartfelt inspiration!
[theme]Theme: “Practicing Presence”[/theme]
Authenticity is the key to living your purpose and a more fulfilling life. Be more authentically you. Get to know your ego, and how it can be your servant rather than your master. Understand the difference between your self and your Self, and how both are essential to true authenticity. When we are authentic, we are one with our spiritual nature.
[theme]Theme: “Listening to the Divine”[/theme]
Connie shares with you some of her secrets to what evokes inspiration in your ordinary, everyday life. Learn how to overcome resistance, depression, irritability, and fear, and to see the Divine in everything – including yourself!
[theme]Theme: “Being All That Is”[/theme]
[theme]Theme: “Inner Solitude”[/theme]
Tonight, we share a quiet and sacred time together. I’ll share some inspiration with you to set the tone, and then we’ll have a semi-guided meditation practice. There will be silent spaces to allow you to deepen in the meditation, and gentle reminders along the way. Join me to support your meditation practice or to start a new one! Let’s Awaken our True Self.
Author of the book, “Moses: A Stranger Among Us”, Rabbi Maurice Harris reveals to us the very real, human side of Moses. Moses’ struggles with his emotions and reactions, social injustice, feeling like an outsider in his own culture, and learning to listening to the Divine offer us valuable lessons on the spiritual path in the 21st century, no matter what spiritual tradition you practice. Join us for a fascinating half-hour exploration, and call in to ask questions and share your insights.
There’s a lot more to yoga than poses! Discover the broad foundation that yoga practice and philosophy rests on – which includes ethical principles, meditation, self-inquiry, and development of discipline. Yoga philosophy teaches us the essentials of becoming a good human being, as well as developing ourselves physically, mentally, and spiritually. We’ll explore some practices to focus the mind, a few guided yoga postures, some traditional breathwork, and prepare to meditate. Questions and comments welcome!
Rev. Katherine has devoted her life to serving others, embracing all spiritual or religious traditions, through Interfaith Ministry. She is the director of East West Seminary, and also maintains a transformative psychotherapy practice. Discover what it means to be Interfaith, how to cultivate community between spiritual traditions, universal spiritual truths, and more.
Connie Cummings has devoted her life work to bringing indigenous wisdom to us from remote places and awakening our connection to the earth. She created the Foundation for Global Humanity to assist all of us in healing our planet and living harmoniously with all of nature. Join the two Connie’s for an inspirational and enlightening show. Call in to ask questions and to share your earth wisdom.
2011 Radio Shows
Kristie McLean, known as the “travel poet”, spends much of her time journeying abroad to places most of us have never ventured – and capturing the spirit of the people and the land in her photography and writing. She’s also an inspired personal coach, and brings back her wisdom from understanding other cultures to awaken our connection to greater humanity. Join Connie and Kristie as they share insights into world peace, understanding other cultures and religions, finding our common ground, and stories from Kristie’s journeys. Call in to ask questions and share your insights!
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Attune yourself to the vibrations of autumn. Discover the spiritual themes of the season and the most powerful spiritual practices to explore during this time of reflection and release. Most of all, this show is dedicated to you: call in to receive guidance, support, inspiration, and motivation to transform your life.
Anger gets a bad rap in the spiritual community – and understandably, as most of us had disturbing, upsetting, frightening, or even abusive experiences with it. As a result, we often judge it as a “bad” emotion and then deny or repress it. However, there’s a down side to this, as the body then stores the emotion and the mind may turn it against the self, potentially resulting in depression, anxiety, shame, guilt, or even physical pain or illness. Anger actually has a spiritual purpose – learn what it is, how to work with anger in an appropriate and healthy way, and harness its energy for transformation and greater good. Call in with your experiences, comments, questions, and to receive Connie’s expert guidance on how to spiritually work with your own anger.
What is truly giving? Do you allow yourself to receive? Giving and Receiving support each other and are both necessary for a whole, balanced life. Learn to give and receive from something greater – so that you feel truly full-filled and joyful rather than depleted or guilty. Giving and receiving are your Divine right and your Divine task in this life!
Renowned San Francisco Bay Area intuitive and practical mystic Scout Bartlett joins Connie for a show of deep spiritual exploration with a joyful sense of humor. Scout is bound to bring out your True Self with laughter and fun. Call in and see what insights Scout has for you!
Faith is an essential component on the spiritual path, and trust is the result of strong faith. We’ve all had tests of faith, and challenges to our sense of trust in something greater. How do we develop faith and trust? What are the stumbling blocks to trust in the Divine and how to overcome them? Explore together this vital topic and share your experiences, successes, and challenges with faith and trust.
Lynn is an extraordinary teacher of Native American wisdom (a descendant of the Karuk tribe), a psychotherapist, and an ordained minister of Centers for Spiritual Living. Join us in a heartfelt and soulful discussion of native american and interfaith spirituality.
Our bodies are communicating to us all the time: if we learn to listen to them, a wealth of guidance, healing, and wisdom are revealed. Join Connie for an exploration of body-oriented therapy and spiritual transformation. You’ll be guided in how to listen to the messages in your own body through physical sensations, breathing, and the 7 primary energy centers in your body, known as the chakras. Call in and ask questions and share your experiences!
Denzal Santana, is a healer extraordinaire and shaman trained by elders in the Peruvian amazon and other Native American elders. Don’t miss this special opportunity to explore the world of a modern-day shaman. Denzal lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.
What is Yoga, really? Is it just doing strange poses? Most people believe so, but in reality that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Discover the meaning and goal of Yoga, the various paths and the “8 limbs” of yoga. You’ll find that yoga is much more than just poses – in fact, it is an inspired way of life that supports you in whatever spiritual path you undertake.
A luminary in the yoga world, Rama Jyoti Vernon was one of the first yoga teachers in the United States, the founder of Yoga Journal magazine, and was instrumental in bringing many great yoga teachers from India to the U.S. She also is the founder of the Center for International Dialogue, and has been on numerous international peacemaking missions around the world, including the former Soviet Union, Kosovo, Afghanistan, Israel, and Palestine. She is a master of yoga practice and philosophy, and brings it into her peacemaking work and her life. Join Connie Habash for this special hour and a half with Rama – be prepared to be inspired, and call in with your questions for this rare, exquisite yoga teacher.
Join Spiritual Teacher, Mentor and Life Coach Jasmine Sampson as she profiles leaders of The Difference Project. Hear these visionary global leaders talk in depth about their background, the involvement with The Difference ™ and their vision for the future. Each broadcast will end with a guided meditation created in the moment by Jasmine. This week’s interview is with Connie Habash, MA, LMFT. In this in depth interview, Connie shares wonderful tips and advice about gaining guidance and insight through connecting with the body, and much wisdom from her spiritual journey. Connie Habash is a licensed psychotherapist, yoga teacher, and Interfaith minister.
In our culture, most of our time is spent DOING, and we forget the BEINGness of our nature. We are, in fact, human beings, not human doings. And our spiritual essence is a presence that transcends any of our doings. Let’s explore together the nature of Being and how we can live from our being-essence.
What is Unconditional Love, and how can we receive it? How do we give it? Why is it essential to our spiritual transformation? Explore these concepts and more as we open our hearts to the infinite source of all love, the Divine, within us. Share your experiences, thoughts, or challenges with giving, receiving, and envisioning unconditional love in your life, as we co-create a safe and sacred community of spiritual growth.
Imagination is often the vehicle through which the Divine expresses itself in our consciousness and manifests through in our lives. Divine imagination is used in meditation, visualization, mantra, and all creative expression. We’ll explore and develop our ability to imagine greater possibilities through various practices, including an introduction to the Life Visioning process, developed by Rev. Michael Bernard Beckwith. Join us, and I welcome you to share your experiences, thoughts, or challenges with the spiritual expression of imagination.
One of the most palpable ways to awaken our connection to the Divine, and to our inner self, is through our breath. It is also how we begin life. For this inaugural program of Awakening Self, we’ll explore our breath in a variety of ways and learn to live more spiritually embodied – in our bodies - in each moment.