Cutting Edge Consciousness

| with Barnet Bain and Freeman Michaels | Friday at 9 a.m. CT
Cutting Edge Consciousness

Program Overview

Cutting Edge Consciousness is co-hosted by film producer and creativity expert Barnet Bain along with author and internationally recognized transformational coach Freeman Michaels. Their ongoing conversation explores spirituality and consciousness, featuring some of the leading transformational voices in the world today.

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The ideas and opinions expressed on this program do not necessarily reflect the teachings of Unity. Unity respects a wide range of spiritual thoughts and beliefs, as reflected in the diverse range of subjects presented on Unity Online Radio.

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  • Original air date: Friday, April 11, 2014
    Episode Description:
    Renowned photographer Carl Studna joins Barnet and Freeman for a really wonderful conversation about beauty. We can reach transcendent states by exploring the depth of our pain, but we can also reach these states of consciousness by exalting in beauty. Carl is a master at witnessing and capturing beauty. His latest book, Click: Choosing Love One Frame at a Time, is an exploration of his extraordinary point of view and artistic perspective toward life. To find out more about Carl’s amazing work, please visit http://www.carlstudna.com.
  • Original air date: Friday, April 04, 2014
    Episode Description:
    Sam Bennett joins Barnet and Freeman for a fun, creative and valuable conversation about making empowering choices and getting things done. For more information about Sam Bennett’s valuable work, please visit: http://theorganizedartistcompany.com/.
  • Original air date: Friday, March 28, 2014
    Episode Description:
    The start of spiritual awakening is generally a response to an inherent human cry for “help.” There are a lot of false refuges that we have tried to apply to the insecurity of our lives, individually and collectively—but the day has dawned where we cannot pretend any longer. Awakening from the trance-like state of denial is a spiritual maturing required to meet the challenges of our time. Tara joins Barnet and Freeman for a deep conversation about spiritual awakening.
  • Original air date: Friday, March 21, 2014
    Episode Description:
    Materialism (greed) and worldly distraction cause suffering. Shamar Rinpoche, the 14th Shamarpa (The Red Hat Lama of Tibet), joins Barnet and Freeman for an enlightening conversation about enlightenment.  Specifically, they discuss the “awakening” process on the path to enlightenment.
     
    For more information about Shamar Rimpoche and his teachings, please visit www.bodhipath.org/.
  • Original air date: Friday, March 14, 2014
    Episode Description:
    Rikka Zimmerman has always been a lover but being met at the level of love that matches her truest potential has been elusive—until now. The process of falling deeply in love with herself has generated a “soul mate.” In this really fun conversation, Barnet and Freeman and Rikka explore the topic of love, as an attractor and as a creative force in the universe.
     
    For more information about Rikka Zimmerman’s work, including her wonderful music, please visit: http://rikkazimmerman.com/.
     
  • Original air date: Friday, March 07, 2014
    Episode Description:
    There is a prevailing message in our culture to be strong. We are collectively infatuated with stories of triumph over obstacles. But there are seasons in life, and all seasons must be honored. In this amazing show, Barnet Bain shares his experience with a dying friend, which prompts a powerful conversation between Barnet and Kute.
     
    For more information about Kute Blackson’s profound work, please visit http://www.kuteblackson.com/.
  • Original air date: Friday, February 28, 2014
    Episode Description:
    “Yes to Success” founder and best-selling author, Debra Poneman, joins Barnet and Freeman for a fantastic conversation about miracles.
  • Original air date: Friday, February 21, 2014
    Episode Description:
    Best-selling author, entrepreneurial genius, and renowned adventurer Raymond Aaron shows up for a great conversation about success.
  • Original air date: Friday, February 14, 2014
    Episode Description:
    Freeman and Barnet invite John J. Murphy onto Cutting Edge Consciousness to discuss some of the principles of his latest book, Zentrepreneur. This is a wonderful conversation about a different way of doing business.
  • Original air date: Friday, February 07, 2014
    Episode Description:
    Fear is an obstacle to love—it prevents us from opening up and drives defensive patterns of thinking and behavior that block intimacy and connection. Relationship experts and real life couple Orna and Matthew Walters join Barnet and Freeman for an important and powerful conversation about integrating our fears into our relationship expectations. We become capable of having real relationships when we can embrace fear as a natural part of the experience.
  • Original air date: Friday, January 31, 2014
    Episode Description:
    Our children deserve parents who are committed to an authentic parent/child journey—NOT some fantasy of “perfection.” Radical self-acceptance creates a fluid growth experience, where parents grow with their children. There are clearly certain skills and techniques to support parents, but when we become over invested in getting it “right,” we have gotten it all wrong. Child psychologist and author Shefali Tsabary joins Barnet and Freeman for an important conversation about Conscious Parenting.
  • Original air date: Friday, January 24, 2014
    Episode Description:
    Our ego is not the enemy. Trying to be "egoless" is an ego trip no matter how spiritual we think we are. But making a friend of the ego and having a relationship with our ego allows us to become more real and more authentic. Karen Hoyos joins Barnet and Freeman for a fun and profound conversation about integrating the adaptive aspects of our self into our personal reality (personality) so the we can let our essential "light" shine.
  • Original air date: Friday, January 17, 2014
    Episode Description:
    In long-term committed relationships, life is not a fairytale—from aging and illness to financial setbacks and any number of real-life challenges—relationships are tested. Sandy Stuart (Bain) and Jasmine Michaels join the program for the third annual “Wives' Show." This is another intimate look into the relationships of our hosts and their life partners.
  • Original air date: Friday, December 27, 2013
    Episode Description:
    Elders who have grown to really embrace change and learning make terrific models in our world today. Jim Selman is a master learner who has made a tremendous mark on the world but has no intention of basking in his accomplishment. This wonderful man joins Barnet and Freeman for a great conversation about the role of elders in our community.
  • Original air date: Friday, December 20, 2013
    Episode Description:
    This is a powerful conversation between Land Developer turned conservationist Adam C. Hall and hosts Freeman and Barnet. Trying to manipulate, dominate, and control our physical environment is a symptom of an inner disorder. Correcting the order of priorities is an inside job, which leads to profoundly different choices.
  • Original air date: Friday, December 13, 2013
    Episode Description:
    Finding flow and tapping an inner source generates a sustainable euphoria. Arjuna returns to Cutting Edge Consciousness to talk about accessing an innate state of being where vitality and inspiration are normal.

    For more information about Arjuna’s work, please visit http://arjunaardagh.com/.
  • Original air date: Friday, November 29, 2013
    Episode Description:
    Words can be crafted to provide a pathway inward. The Inaugural Poet, Richard Blanco, joins Barnet and Freeman to explore the creative process of self-discovery that poetry provides. In this really beautiful episode, three artists explore their own journey with words to find themselves and discover more about life.
  • Original air date: Friday, November 22, 2013
    Episode Description:
    Best-selling author and activist Marianne Williamson joins Barnet and Freeman for a dynamic and powerful conversation about her vision of becoming a congresswoman. This visionary leader holds a sense of possibility that is distinctly different from the current trajectory our country is heading in. She shares her ideas, along with her reason for running for public office, in this compelling episode of Cutting Edge Consciousness.
     
    For more information about Marianne's work, please visit: http://www.marianne.com/.
  • Original air date: Friday, November 08, 2013
    Episode Description:
    Tuning in to a resonance that our body can receive and respond to is not possible when we are trying to think our way through life. Philip Shepherd joins Barnet Bain and Freeman Michaels for a deep conversation about reconnecting to the world through our bodies, with our heads simply playing a role in the experience but no longer dominating it. For more information about Philip Shepherd’s book and his powerful work, please visit philipshepherd.com.
  • Original air date: Friday, November 01, 2013
    Episode Description:
    Susan Leahy sits in for Barnet this week, joining Freeman in welcoming Eric Pearl to Cutting Edge Consciousness. This is a delightful conversation about reconnecting—referencing Eric Pearl's amazing healing modality, the theme for the show is connecting to our innate well-being. 
     
    For more information about Eric Pearl's work and workshops, please visit http://www.thereconnection.com/.
  • Original air date: Friday, October 11, 2013
    Episode Description:
    There is a humility required to continue to grow—when we pretend to have evolved beyond difficult feelings or complicated situations we are missing the mark. Spiritual growth is ALWAYS “ongoing”—there is no arrival.  Raphael Cushnir joins Barnet and Freeman for a fun and informative conversation.
  • Original air date: Friday, September 27, 2013
    Episode Description:
    Darryl Anka joins Barnet and Freeman for a powerful conversation about the impulse to risk what we have known in order to grow out of our self-imposed limitations. The world is changing, and transformational media is a new frontier for growth. Barnet is making a film based on a book by Eckhart Tolle called Milton’s Secret, and Darryl is making a new film called Bashar: First Contact on the heals of his recently released film Dearly Departed

    For information about Darryl’s films, please visit: http://ziafilms.com/. For information about Milton’s Secret, please visit:
    http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/milton-s-secret-the-movie-from-the-book-by-eckhart-tolle.

  • Original air date: Friday, September 20, 2013
    Episode Description:
    There is so much to be learned from having a creative outlet—specifically from acting. This is a wonderful conversation between three men who love the craft of acting and who share the gifts that acting has given to each of them.
  • Original air date: Friday, September 13, 2013
    Episode Description:
    When we learn to tap into a particular energy, most simply described as "Love," we become like tuning forks—we help others realign, energetically, simply by our presence. When we come to understand the energetic nature of the universe, we recognize that internal conflict is reflected in external conflict. When we lovingly collect our personal fragments, we help organize the universal energy of the planet.
  • Original air date: Friday, August 30, 2013
    Episode Description:
    Freeman and Barnet personalize the conflict in Syria. Owning the shadow reflection allows us to respond from the most appropriate and empowered place. The chaos and fear that is playing out, as a civil war in Syria, is both an external and internal expression of something that requires our attention. How to respond becomes an inside job—we are both the problem and answer to all that we see and perceive.
  • Original air date: Friday, August 23, 2013
    Episode Description:
    When we are connected to a sense of meaning and purpose derived from an inner understanding of our true nature, anything can be an expression of service to the divine. Swami Muktananda joins Barnet Bain and Freeman Michaels for a delightful and enlightening conversation about living vocationally.
  • Original air date: Friday, August 16, 2013
    Episode Description:
    The key to a life of abundance and prospering lies in "giving." We grow and expand in proportion to our ability to give. When we are gifted with an inspiration, we must find a way to share it. When we embody a unique stream of possibility, when our hearts and minds are tuned in to a sense of purpose, we become empowered. Bob Proctor joins Barnet and Freeman for a fun and enlightening conversation about the deep and inherent value each person has to contribute. Bob brings up a word, "praxis," which represents an integration of heart and head—this is where belief meets behavior and we BECOME our great contribution.
  • Original air date: Friday, August 09, 2013
    Episode Description:
    Certain questions have a quality that invites possibilities. We get comfortable in what we know—many of us need to consciously create the space to "not know." Part of the process of opening up and allowing something new to come in involves putting down our position or our agenda—letting go of the way we have done things so we can learn something new. Gabriel is a master trainer who joins Freeman as a friend and mentor to discuss corporate training. In a corporate setting, companies can grow to meet their greatest potential when they embark on a sincere inquiry. It is challenging, but it is also beautiful. Companies have a unique opportunity to be organizational agents of transformation.
     
    Please visit Gabriel's website to learn more about his corporate programs: http://www.thenossovitchgroup.com/about-nossovitch-group/gabriel-nossovitch/.

    You will also find a link here to the work Freeman does within Gabriel's program:
    http://www.thenossovitchgroup.com/about-nossovitch-group/freeman-michaels/.
     
  • Original air date: Friday, August 02, 2013
    Episode Description:
    Developing a culture committed to possibility is part of Thomas Huebl's mission. In this remarkable conversation, Barnet and Freeman engage Thomas in a spacious exploration of an emerging humanity. This "cutting edge" consciousness suggests our lives can become more and more of an unfolding where the ground rises to meet us at the level of our divine nature. At this stage of awakening to possibility, life is emerging through us—aligned with the intelligence of the universe that is innate in us and being expressed through us.
  • Original air date: Friday, July 26, 2013
    Episode Description:

    Our essence is divine despite our distorted perception. This week Sadhvi Saraswati joins Barnet and Freeman for a deep conversation about dismantling small-mindedness and hierarchy and reclaiming our God-self.

  • Original air date: Friday, July 19, 2013
    Episode Description:
    We tend to track back to what has been—rather than orient towards what can be. There is discomfort in moving out of familiar patterns—this includes behaviors and thinking, but it also includes familiar patterns of perception. Our values can take us beyond our present paradigm—they can carry us through the discomfort that arises as we wander towards a generous future. A strong sense of what we value allows us to live more and more in an expansive awareness and becoming very present with all of the possibilities that are flowing through our consciousness. We come to rely on our soul to find expression through us as possibilities that align with our values find form in our lives.  
  • Original air date: Friday, July 12, 2013
    Episode Description:
    Freeman and Barnet discuss the presence Sister Pat embodies that provides healing to incarcerated youth. This is a wonderful show about how love heals.
  • Original air date: Friday, July 05, 2013
    Episode Description:
    There is a consciousness that each of us can achieve where we understand that everything is perfect—this profound perspective generates a space where we can hold all the fragments and seemingly disjointed elements of our experience without any need to try and fix or mend anything. Entering this euphoric state is what Dr. Dain Heer does when he works with clients. This is a great conversation about our true nature and real potential as human beings.
  • Original air date: Friday, June 28, 2013
    Episode Description:
    Barnet's wife, Sandi, joins Barnet and Freeman for a very powerful conversation about loving someone through their painful patterns. You don't get to 30 years of marriage, folks, without really learning to love someone right through their own feelings of "unlovableness." She then drops a bomb on us, just before the break—this is real radio.
  • Original air date: Friday, June 21, 2013
    Episode Description:
    A new possibility has opened up for men and women post-dependency and inequality, which fostered an adversarial relationship between men and women. Alison Armstrong joins Barnet and Freeman for a powerful conversation about the power of partnership.
  • Original air date: Friday, June 14, 2013
    Episode Description:
    Barnet just returned from the C2-MTL Conference sponsored by Cirque du Soleil entitled “Commerce and Creativity.” The world is changing fast; we need a new operating system to handle the changes. This is a great conversation, as Barnet and Freeman explore innovation, creativity, and transformation.
  • Original air date: Friday, June 07, 2013
    Episode Description:
    When we get triggered and go into our victim story, blaming and projecting on whoever or whatever lies in our path, there is a recovery process that is required to get back to our greatness. Rikka Zimmerman works with people on letting go of the positions that keep them locked in a limiting self-perception. Surrendering to our greatness, our divinity, is a process of letting go of our conditioned identity and accepting our birthright. Our birthright is splendor and greatness—but we have become distracted by constricted expectations and layers of judgment that bind us to a very small story of possibility.
  • Original air date: Friday, May 31, 2013
    Episode Description:
    With an expansive perspective, a mature sense of self, and a BIG dose of "silly," we can begin moving forward with our eyes wide open into the unknown. But we must be able to overcome our personality—our personal reality. Most of us don't have the discipline and commitment to extend beyond our comfort zone regularly enough to invite in mysterious and mystical experiences.
     
    Joe Dispenza joins Barnet and Freeman for a truly thought-provoking discussion from the edge of possibility.
  • Original air date: Friday, May 17, 2013
    Episode Description:
    Pathologizing is about trying to fix problems—but mythologizing is a deeper perspective. When we begin to recognize the mythological themes in our human experience, we deepen—our lives begin to reflect a profound human experience that links us across time and space to a universal consciousness. Jean Houston shares her timeless perspective with Barnet and Freeman on this remarkable edition of Cutting Edge Consciousness.
  • Original air date: Friday, May 10, 2013
    Episode Description:
    In this episode, Freeman relays an experience he had driving through a firestorm on his way into the KVTA studio (he actually drove through the area where the “Springs Fire” began, a fire which ultimately burned over 22,000 acres). Jeddah Mali joins the conversation and suggests that there is an opportunity in disaster to become more aware and clearer. Sometime we are sort of “forced” to access or tap into our senses in intense moments. This can open us up to senses that may have been dulled. The awakening of senses can lead to profound transformation—a “new normal,” in which life, in general, becomes more vivid and alive.
  • Original air date: Friday, May 03, 2013
    Episode Description:
    Best-selling author and master trainer, Jay Fiset, joins Barnet and Freeman for an important discussion about blame and the universe beyond it. We can only begin exploring this uncharted territory of our true potential when we realize we are shackled by our small story about who we are, what is possible and how the world works. We have been deluded into believing blame keeps us safe and protects us—it inhibits our potential and assures we will remain victims of the reoccurring oppression of our conditioned mind.
     
    To get Jay’s book for free and to find out more about his work, please visit www.jayfiset.com/.


  • Original air date: Friday, April 26, 2013
    Episode Description:
    I am what is right with the world. I see and I am what is wrong with the world I see—reality is simply a reflection of our consciousness, consistent with our beliefs, agreements, and expectations. Best-selling author and star of the hit movie The Secret, Joe Vitale, joins Barnet and Freeman for a truly insightful conversation about consciousness and responsibility.
  • Original air date: Friday, April 19, 2013
    Episode Description:
    Craig Hamilton joins Barnet Bain and Freeman Michaels on Cutting Edge Consciousness to discuss the evolutionary impulse. We are moving from a survival mentality, in which the focus has been on us, as individuals, to a new orientation where we see ourselves as part of a greater organism—moving from self-interest to shared interest and relating to shared interest as being in our self-interest. To learn more about Craig's amazing work, please visit: www.integralenlightenment.com/.

  • Original air date: Friday, April 12, 2013
    Episode Description:
    When a guest cancels an hour before we are scheduled to tape, Barnet gets really “triggered.” This is a wonderful show, exploring releasing our feelings from stories. And lots of other “powerful insights from the edge of possibility.”
  • Original air date: Friday, April 05, 2013
    Episode Description:
    Dr. Judith Wright joins Barnet and Freeman for a powerful conversation about transformation. Judith believes the purpose of childhood is formation—the purpose of adulthood is transformation. This is a re-matrixing process where we work through conditioning and embrace a sense of "becoming."
  • Original air date: Friday, March 29, 2013
    Episode Description:
    It may seem as if we are attracting things to us—that is, perhaps, how we experience manifesting—but it is really a frequency that generates outcomes. Darryl Anka, channel for Bashar, joins Barnet and Freeman for another amazing conversation on Cutting Edge Consciousness.
  • Original air date: Friday, March 22, 2013
    Episode Description:
    Deborah Rozman of HeartMath® joins Barnet and Freeman to talk about some amazing new technology developed with Arianna Huffington to support spiritual coherence. This is a GREAT conversation—don’t miss it!
  • Original air date: Friday, March 15, 2013
    Episode Description:
    The energy of matter—all matter—organizes around energy. Our own sense of mattering has a profound effect on the world that we generate and create by means of the energy of our thoughts and actions.
  • Original air date: Friday, March 08, 2013
    Episode Description:
    The world is changing fast and new competencies will be required moving forward—a new level of personal authority and authentic leadership will be necessary. Leading corporate coach, trainer, and thought leader Cheryl Esposito joins Barnet and Freeman for this powerful conversation.
  • Original air date: Friday, March 01, 2013
    Episode Description:
    With 12 years and 2,400 hours of interviews, Lisa Garr has been a pioneer in the consciousness conversation. In this show, Barnet and Freeman discuss the power and impact of being in the consciousness conversation.
  • Original air date: Friday, February 22, 2013
    Episode Description:
    On this episode of Cutting Edge Consciousness, Paul Scheele discusses loving liminality—a space of openness to something yet undiscovered. We, as a culture, have been so in love with what we “know” … in today’s world the only thing that we can really know is that the world of today is not going to be the world of tomorrow. To meet the challenges, there must be a certain reverence for the process of learning, discovering, and redefining—everything is up for reinterpretation. Social heretics are a very important part of our world today. They are on the edge of learning—establishing new practices and new innovation.
  • Original air date: Friday, February 15, 2013
    Episode Description:
    Congressman Tim Ryan joins Barnet Bain and Freeman Michaels on Cutting Edge Consciousness for a compelling conversation about mindfulness. The Congressman holds a vision for new possibilities—for both solving existing problems and generating new systems that could greatly improve the quality of life in America.
  • Original air date: Friday, February 08, 2013
    Episode Description:
    It is not enough to be passionate. It is not enough to be talented. It is not enough to be skilled. There is a convergence of all of these factors that occurs in a mysterious way when we expand beyond our comfort zone and stretch toward “more.” Genius is ALWAYS a stretch, a gift that comes from a space of unknown—but this is an unknown that is full of expectation—we must expect that there is something great right beyond our ability to fully perceive and/or conceive of it. Something magical occurs when we have just enough talent, ability, and passion to wander into a miraculous expression that flows through us— but it is far bigger than us—it is a gift.
  • Original air date: Friday, February 01, 2013
    Episode Description:
    At what point is “New Thought” not “new” anymore? Most of us relate to consciousness material as a “Paradigm Shift”—but in this episode Freeman has a conversation with two thought leaders who are relating to the world from the perspective of a “New Normal”—which at some point won’t be “new” anymore. Don Miguel Ruiz Jr. was raised by wisdom teachers (his famous father Don Miguel Ruiz and his shaman grandmother)—he grew up with ideas that are becoming normal. He models this material and talks about it from a profoundly familiar perspective. John Raatz has founded GATE (Global Alliance for Transformational Entertainment), which is an organization committed to creative perception and expanding the role media play in the evolution of human consciousness.
  • Original air date: Friday, January 25, 2013
    Episode Description:
    Freeman and Barnet are joined by SARK for a “succulent” conversation about becoming the conscious architect of our lives using creative perception and interpretation. Succulent lives require a commitment to a creative process—a willingness to extend beyond our comfort zones, in every area of our lives.
  • Original air date: Friday, January 18, 2013
    Episode Description:

    Our second annual "wives" show—we are talking SEX this time. Looking at our relationships and intimacy in terms of potential and our "edge." 
     

  • Original air date: Friday, January 11, 2013
    Episode Description:
    Grief expert Ken Druck joins the conversation and describes the powerful effect that unprocessed grief has on us. One of the painful patterns is a numbness not only within ourselves but in how we witness and interact with the world around us. As Ken puts it, "Unprocessed grief becomes indifference to the pain of other people—unprocessed grief dulls us, dumbs us down." To which Freeman ads: "We become less trustworthy to ourselves and others." Listen in and learn how to unravel this pattern.
  • Original air date: Friday, December 28, 2012
    Episode Description:
    Most relationships lack vision—they start off inspired but quickly slip into unconscious patterns. Attracting and sustaining a conscious relationship takes vision. Relationship expert Tom Feldman joins host Freeman Michaels and guest cohost Liana Chaouli for an enlightening conversation about relationship visioning.
  • Original air date: Friday, December 21, 2012
    Episode Description:

    Bill Bauman joins Barnet and Freeman for a candid conversation about the tragic shootings in Newtown, Connecticut. Allowing life to be messy and complex is Spiritual. Nothing about this situation is easy—it hurts, it is confusing and baffling. A deeply Spiritual perspective is not simple—it is about embracing what is challenging and hard about being human.
     

  • Original air date: Friday, December 14, 2012
    Episode Description:

    There is a fundamental trauma that occurs when a child is adopted. It doesn’t matter how loving the families involved are—there is a primal wound that must be addressed. In this episode, Freeman is joined by Barnet’s adopted daughter, Sophia Bain, and adoption expert Noah Rothschild to discuss this profound topic.
     

  • Original air date: Friday, December 07, 2012
    Episode Description:

    The world is evolving and the old paradigm of competition and self-interest is becoming less and less effective. We are moving into the cooperation age, where shared values and shared vision generate powerful results. Simon Mainwaring joins Barnet and Freeman for an important conversation about the new operating system that is sweeping the planet.
     

  • Original air date: Friday, November 30, 2012
    Episode Description:

    With the holiday season upon us, there is a lot of pressure to buy "stuff"—which motivates a discussion on Cutting Edge Consciousness about what is "enough." Gay Hendricks joins the conversation with Barnet Bain and Freeman Michaels for a very sincere discourse about the challenge of gauging "enough."
     

  • Original air date: Friday, November 23, 2012
    Episode Description:
    "What you believe is what you perceive!" Joe Dispenza joins Barnet Bain and Freeman Michaels for a remarkable conversation about reality. Our individual and collective "reality" organizes around patterns of thinking, patterns of behavior, and emotional patterns. Our brain and our entire nervous system coordinate the chemical responses needed to maintain familiar experiences.
  • Original air date: Friday, November 16, 2012
    Episode Description:
    One of the qualities of a miracle is that those of us who are witnesses to it are changed—if we are not changed then it is not miraculous. It has to entirely reconfigure our sense of ourselves—deepen our heart, deepen our connection, deepen our sense of what is possible, deepen our sense of what is probable; it just completely restructures who we are.

    Blaine Bartlett joins Freeman Michaels and Barnet Bain on Cutting Edge Consciousness for a discussion about the qualities in a miracle.
  • Original air date: Friday, November 09, 2012
    Episode Description:
    New York Times best-selling author Mark Nepo joins Barnet Bain on Cutting Edge Consciousness to talk about his experience with cancer—specifically the gift that it gave him. Both men talk about a maturity in having thoughtfully traveled through certain life challenges that makes us wise. Every challenge in life holds an opportunity—there is a journey inward to find a meaning that elevates our challenges to a particular level where we can receive a gift that is unique to our individual being and circumstance. The gift comes when we surrende—surrender is not about resignation—it is about a deep and profound level of acceptance—offering our will to flow with a current that reveals what is good and true within and on the other side of our challenges.
  • Episode: Debbie Ford
    Original air date: Friday, November 02, 2012
    Episode Description:
    Debbie Ford, Freeman Michaels and Barnet Bain meet at the edge of possibility on Cutting Edge Consciousness to discuss the opportunities that emerge when we embrace our shadow, reclaim the denied parts of ourselves, forgive ourselves our flaws and shortcomings, and make peace with our humanity. 

    Debbie Ford is a transformational coach and speaker and has been a teacher for more than 20 years. She is the creator of the renowned Shadow Process Workshop, the executive producer of The Shadow Effect transformational documentary, and founder of The Ford Institute. Debbie is an internationally recognized expert in the field of personal transformation and best-selling author of eight books.    
  • Original air date: Friday, October 26, 2012
    Episode Description:
    Maria Simone joins Barnet Bain and Freeman Michaels on Cutting Edge Consciousness and blows out the entire definition of prosperity—we are talking about a new “spiritual model” for making money. This spiritual perspective opens up a whole new dialogue about money, purpose and possibility.
  • Original air date: Friday, October 19, 2012
    Episode Description:
    Founder of Elevate Films, Mikki Willis joins Barnet Bain and Freeman Michaels on Cutting Edge Consciousness for an engaging conversation about creating your life. We all need to find a place where we can be authentic, grow, learn and create—we need a balance of both solitude and community. From a young age, all three of these creative men have been drawn toward a unique destiny that has sometimes been elusive—but when they are in this place it feels natural, it feels like home.
  • Original air date: Friday, October 05, 2012
    Episode Description:
    Bob Proctor is widely regarded as one of the living masters and teachers of The Law of Attraction and is featured in the blockbuster hit, The Secret. Having worked in the area of mind potential for more than 40 years, he has transformed the lives of many through his books, seminars, courses and personal coaching.

    The best-selling author of You Were Born Rich, Bob Proctor is a direct link to the modern
    science of success and The Law of Attraction stretching back to Andrew Carnegie, the great financier and philanthropist. Carnegie's secrets inspired and enthused Napoleon Hill, who's book, Think and Grow Rich, inspired a whole genre of success philosophy books.
  • Original air date: Friday, September 28, 2012
    Episode Description:
    Stewart Emery has a passion for excellence and the passion out of which excellence is born. Stewart has studied and written about excellence for decades and serves as a foremost authority on the topic. He joins Barnet Bain and Freeman Michaels for a compelling conversation about passion and excellence on Cutting Edge Consciousness.
  • Original air date: Friday, September 21, 2012
    Episode Description:
    Bruce Lipton, the best-selling author of The Biology of Belief: Unleashing the Power of Consciousness, Matter, and Miracles and other groundbreaking books, joins Barnet Bain and Freeman Michaels on Cutting Edge Consciousness to discuss organizing principles that dictate reality. This remarkable conversation navigates through ideas related to reality creation and expanding realms of possibility.
  • Original air date: Friday, September 07, 2012
    Episode Description:
    Best-selling author of the Conversations With God series, Neale Donald Walsch, joins Barnet Bain and Freeman Michaels on Cutting Edge Consciousness to discuss the one thing we don’t seem to understand, the full comprehension of which would change everything. This is truly a conversation from the edge of possibility.
  • Original air date: Friday, August 31, 2012
    Episode Description:
    We are evolving into a new consciousness—a new normal— where our “state of being” is different. Barbara Marx Hubbard joins Freeman Michaels and Barnet Bain on Cutting Edge Consciousness to discuss the birth of possibility.
  • Original air date: Friday, August 24, 2012
    Episode Description:
    Tim Kring is best-known for creating megahit television shows such as Touched, Heroes and Crossing Jordan, but the process that generates these tremendous programs is subtle. Perhaps Tim’s best work is yet to come—in multimedia and Internet platforms. No matter what he is creating, Tim relies on a felt sense and a process that draws in material beyond his intellectual grasp. Tune in and listen to Barnet and Freeman discuss the creative process that has attracted 76 million fans to Tim Kring’s work on this week’s edition of Cutting Edge Consciousness.
  • Original air date: Friday, August 17, 2012
    Episode Description:
    We all make decisions and draw conclusions very early on in our life about who we are, what is possible, and how the world works, based on a flawed perception of reality. These early deductions create assumptions that operate in our lives as limitations. In this powerful conversation, successful filmmaker Barnet Bain and his wife of 32 years, Sandi, a former powerhouse agent, discuss their most vulnerable flawed perceptions. This is a rare glimpse into the undercurrent of the long-term commitment each of them has made to their own process and to their sacred union that has served as a catalyst for growth and expansion.
  • Original air date: Friday, August 10, 2012
    Episode Description:

    James Twyman is a model for living fully in every moment (“being awake to the moment”) as he allows the current of life to lead him from one inspired moment to the next. The path of transformation is wrought with uncertainty—it naturally involves some amount of discomfort and friction, as what we have “been” comes apart to create space for what we are becoming. The cycles of death and rebirth are painful and confusing—but when we welcome our FULL feelings, our experience changes—sorrow becomes sweet and joy become exuberant. Our lives become adventures with mystery and magic—an unfolding of possibility that is impossible to predict. Enjoy this engaging conversation as Barnet Bain and Freeman Michaels host James Twyman on Cutting Edge Consciousness.

  • Original air date: Friday, August 03, 2012
    Episode Description:
    This week’s show features Gregg Braden, one of the world’s leading ambassadors of the Dawning Age. The “Shift Is Hitting the Fan”—competition patterns that spawned important advancements in the 20th century are topping out and becoming less and less effective—systems organized around a competitive model are breaking down at every level of society. Solutions to global crises will not be found at the same level of consciousness from which they were created. Tune in to hear Freeman Michaels and Barnet Bain speak with visionary scientist and transformational leader Gregg Braden.
  • Original air date: Friday, July 27, 2012
    Episode Description:
    The intelligence and wisdom of the heart can guide us to profound fulfillment and personal satisfaction. Working with orphans in Rwanda has opened Lori’s heart in a way that has given her life deep meaning and purpose. Each of us has the opportunity to heal and grow beyond the limitations of our “identified self”—it is a generous offer to open our hearts. When we break the spell, the illusion of separation, we come to understand our true potential as human beings. For more information, please go to http://projectlightrwanda.com/.
  • Original air date: Friday, July 20, 2012
    Episode Description:
    Entrepreneur and activist Zhena Muzyka stops by the Cutting Edge Consciousness studio to talk about miracles with Freeman and Barnet. This powerful and inspiring conversation is all about the impact one woman can have when her intention is clear and her heart is open. Please tune in.
  • Original air date: Friday, July 13, 2012
    Episode Description:
    Janet Attwood joins Barnet Bain and Freeman Michaels on Cutting Edge Consciousness for another amazing discussion, “From the Edge of Possibility.” Co-author of The New York Times best-seller, The Passion Test: The Effortless Path to Discovering Your Life Purpose, Janet discusses what matters most in life. She talks with our hosts about the effect that having a sense of passion and purpose has on our choices, and the subsequent impact on our lives in general. 
  • Original air date: Friday, July 06, 2012
    Episode Description:
    Fantasy and projection do not build true intimacy—they promote unconscious patterns that are destructive. Real-life love is about having a process to depend on. Making conscious choices and holding a vision for our lives is what directs our experience toward fulfillment. Arielle Ford joins Freeman Michaels and Barnet Bain on Cutting Edge Consciousness to discuss manifesting an ideal mate with whom we can co-create a truly gratifying relationship.
  • Original air date: Friday, June 29, 2012
    Episode Description:
    We are always messaging something, all of the time—most of us are not clear on what we are “putting out.” Having a personal proclamation, a sense of what we stand for and who we want to be out in the world can go a long way toward improving the way we are received by others. Publicity and Media Expert, Jill Lublin, joins Barnet Bain and Freeman Michaels to discuss building an authentic brand.
  • Original air date: Friday, June 22, 2012
    Episode Description:
    What makes people happy, content and fulfilled? How can answering that question be the basis for launching a successful company?
    In this premiere episode, co-hosts Freeman Michaels and Barnet Bain will be joined by Chip Conley to talk about a better business model based on intrinsic values related to service and vocation—a new pyramid of priorities where employee fulfillment and satisfaction are of utmost concern to the company. As founder and CEO of Joie de Vivre Hospitality, a boutique hotel and restaurant company expected to gross more than $300 million in revenue this year, Chip has employed a revolutionary management model that turns traditional business practices upside-down.
     
    Chip will discuss how “bottom line” thinking coupled with “command and control” management practices perpetuate a vicious cycle of dissatisfaction at every level of an organization. Hosts Freeman and Barnet will chime in with thoughts about top-down hierarchy and unhealthy competition, and what affects they have, not only in the workplace, but also in other areas of our lives.
     


Host Bio

Barnet Bain
Barnet Bain is an award-winning Hollywood producer and director and a sought after speaker and creativity coach. Among his films are "life after death" Oscar winner What Dreams May Come, The Celestine Prophecy, Jesus, and triple Emmy Award nominee, Homeless to Harvard. His upcoming productions include Richard Bach's Illusions and Milton's Secret by Eckhart Tolle and Robert Friedman. Barnet is a member of the Transformational Leadership Council.
 
Freeman Michaels is the founder of the Service to Self™ Process, a transformational coaching program he designed and developed. He is a speaker, author, workshop trainer and media personality. He holds a master's degree in spiritual psychology from the University of Santa Monica. Most important, Freeman holds a degree in life. His life degree has been earned by great success and fantastic failure. Everything, according to Freeman, has been a learning opportunity. His “learning perspective” toward life is what he teaches, and it is the number one principle that guides his own life.