The Heart of Being

| with Rev. Dale Blackford | Archived Program
The Heart of Being

Program Overview

How can we live in the Now, the present moment, in the midst of a world demanding our time and attention? How can we be free of living unconscious patterns that serve us and seem to sabotage the life of our dreams? Are addiction, chronic emotional pain and depression diseases or Divine catalysts for spiritual transformation?

Rev. Dale Blackford addresses these and other vital, questions we all face in this archived program. Each episode journeys into the Now, shining light on pertinent, practical and life freeing topics including: prosperity, health and relationships.

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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: Thursday, October 21, 2010
    Episode Description:
    “My life is a thrilling adventure. Every rise, drop, curve and straight-a-way carries me into the discovery of life and the joy of trusting how I live it.” Join Dale Blackford as he discuss this passage from his new book, Seeds of Content: Sprouting Full Joy From Utter Despair.
  • Original air date: Thursday, October 14, 2010
    Episode Description:
    “I confidently greet this day, because what I carry within me is more than enough to meet anything in the moment that it appears.” Join host Dale Blackford as he discusses "Grace: Confidence Justified" from his new book, Seeds of Content: Sprouting Full Joy From Utter Despair.
  • Original air date: Thursday, October 07, 2010
    Episode Description:
    "I am content with the notion that who I am shows up best in the mystery of what might be. I choose uncertainty with suffering over familiarity without bliss." Join Dale Blackford as he discusses "Freedom: Consider the Unconsidered" from his new book, Seeds of Content: Sprouting Full Joy From Utter Despair.
  • Original air date: Thursday, September 30, 2010
    Episode Description:
    "I am immersed in the delicious sensations of my surrounding reality. I savor the field trips that turn book reports into prose and poetry." Join Dale Blackford as he delves into being “all wet” in his new book, Seeds of Content: Sprouting Full Joy From Utter Despair.
  • Original air date: Thursday, September 23, 2010
    Episode Description:
    “I have the power to face the shadows and I am not afraid to use it. I bring light and new beginnings into all that seems dark, dire and concealed.” Join me as we discuss these words from my new book, Seeds of Content: Sprouting Full Joy From Utter Despair.
  • Original air date: Thursday, September 16, 2010
    Episode Description:
    Join us today as Dale talks about being willing to meet fear as his teacher and to release it from protecting him. This and more is found in his new book Seeds of Content: Sprouting Full Joy From Utter Despair.
  • Episode: Appreciation
    Original air date: Thursday, September 09, 2010
    Episode Description:
    “Somehow When We Touch: I look into your eyes and see myself. You are more than a mirror; you are my heart looking back at me.” Join us for this and more from Dale Blackford’s new book, Seeds of Content: Sprouting Full Joy From Utter Despair.
  • Original air date: Thursday, September 02, 2010
    Episode Description:
    Join host Dale Blackford as he delves into his new book, Seeds of Content: Sprouting Full Joy From Utter Despair, and discover how he transforms the “No’s” he hears from the universe into evidence of “ripe and emerging possibilities that I have yet to notice.”
  • Episode: Full Harvest
    Original air date: Thursday, August 26, 2010
    Episode Description:
    Based on Rev. Dales new book, Seeds of Content: Sprouting Full Joy From Utter Despair, this new series unveils the Divine shift in human awareness that empowers you now to intimately know the unseen bliss and freedom of your life in the vacuum already left from our collectively forgiving all reasoning that insanely resists it.
  • Original air date: Thursday, August 19, 2010
    Episode Description:
    “If you don’t know where you are going, you might wind up someplace else.” Play ball; it’s summer. This quintessential New York Yankee is infamous for his unique, childlike style of fracturing the English language. With uncanny clarity, his malapropisms bring light to bear upon some of our most absurd, painful beliefs. Come into Satsang with the Yogi of the pinstripes.
  • Original air date: Thursday, August 12, 2010
    Episode Description:
    “If the world was perfect, it wouldn’t be.” Play ball; it’s summer. This quintessential New York Yankee is famous for his unique, childlike style of fracturing the English language. With uncanny clarity, his malapropisms bring light to bear upon some of our most absurd, painful beliefs. Come into Satsang with the Yogi of the pinstripes.
  • Original air date: Thursday, August 05, 2010
    Episode Description:
    “It ain't over till it's over.” Play ball; it’s summer. This quintessential New York Yankee is famous for his unique, childlike style of fracturing the English language. With uncanny clarity, his malapropisms bring light to bear upon some of our most absurd, painful beliefs. Come into Satsang with the Yogi of the pinstripes.
  • Original air date: Thursday, July 29, 2010
    Episode Description:
    “I wish I had an answer to that because I’m tired of answering that question.” Play ball; it’s summer. This quintessential New York Yankee is famous for his unique, childlike style of fracturing the English language. With uncanny clarity, his malapropisms bring light to bear upon some of our most absurd, painful beliefs. Come into Satsang with the Yogi of the pinstripes.
  • Original air date: Thursday, July 22, 2010
    Episode Description:
    “I never said most of the things I said.” Play ball; it’s summer. This quintessential New York Yankee is famous for his unique, childlike style of fracturing the English language. With uncanny clarity, his malapropisms bring light to bear upon some of our most absurd, painful beliefs. Come into Satsang with the Yogi of the pinstripes.
  • Original air date: Thursday, July 15, 2010
    Episode Description:
    “Slump? I ain’t in no slump . . . I just ain’t hitting.” Play ball; it’s summer. This quintessential New York Yankee is famous for his unique, childlike style of fracturing the English language. With uncanny clarity, his malapropisms bring light to bear upon some of our most absurdly, painful beliefs. Come into Satsang with the Yogi of the pinstripes.
  • Original air date: Thursday, July 08, 2010
    Episode Description:
    If you had no sense of responsibility, no grasp of meaning or purpose, no measure of better or worse, no way to compare yourself to anyone, no belief in anything, who do you think you might be and what on earth could you be doing?
  • Original air date: Thursday, July 01, 2010
    Episode Description:
    If all the world’s a stage, then Central Casting has put us all into costume? Every soul on the planet is either acting out the Global Drama or in the front row eating popcorn and applauding. Even the most aware of us bounce up and down from seat to scenery. Guess which point of view is the richest experience?
  • Original air date: Thursday, June 24, 2010
    Episode Description:
    This is the 12th program in our 12-week Freedom Series: A Searching, Fearless Inventory of Compulsive Suffering and the 12-Step Tradition. Released from the prison of our own creation, we see ourselves in others. Grateful in our release, we radiate the gift of new life, responding to those who seek the same gifts that we so desperately sought and were compassionately given.
  • Original air date: Thursday, June 17, 2010
    Episode Description:
    This is the 11th program in our 12-week Freedom Series: A Searching, Fearless Inventory of Compulsive Suffering and the 12-Step Tradition. Recognizing that we are not who we think we are (addict included) and so experiencing the joy of being who we are, we begin to notice inside the silent place where our awareness (understanding and guidance) meets our Perfection (Divinity).
  • Original air date: Thursday, June 10, 2010
    Episode Description:
    This is the 10th program in our 12-week Freedom Series: A Searching, Fearless Inventory of Compulsive Suffering and the 12-Step Tradition. Awakened to how honest inquiry into painful patterns simply releases us from continuing to live in them, we welcome the immediate opportunity to see what else is now showing up in our lives that can free us.
  • Original air date: Thursday, June 03, 2010
    Episode Description:
    This is the ninth program in our 12-week Freedom Series: A Searching, Fearless Inventory of Compulsive Suffering and the 12-Step Tradition. The emperor has no clothes on and we all suffer for supporting the ruse until someone tells it as it really is. There’s no fault in being confused. There’s freedom, though, in the courage of admitting it.
  • Original air date: Thursday, May 27, 2010
    Episode Description:
    This is the eighth program in our 12-week Freedom Series: A Searching, Fearless Inventory of Compulsive Suffering and the 12-Step Tradition. When we see ourselves acting out a life instead of showing up to live one, it doesn’t matter how we got on stage. What matters is seeing that we’re in character and facing up to the consequences of believing in our charade.
  • Original air date: Thursday, May 20, 2010
    Episode Description:
    This is the seventh program in our 12-week Freedom Series: A Searching, Fearless Inventory of Compulsive Suffering and the 12-Step Tradition. If we’re going to ask Spirit to release us from the inconsistent beliefs that cause our suffering, we’d be wise to give God carte blanche access to the source where our core illusions have taken root.
  • Original air date: Thursday, May 13, 2010
    Episode Description:
    The greatest sin is the one that keeps us thinking that we’re qualified and able to discern reality within the limits and prejudice of our thinking. Putting a social, moral, psychological or spiritual template over mystery only makes it harder for us to follow it.
  • Original air date: Thursday, May 06, 2010
    Episode Description:
    It’s been said that nothing “is more powerful than an idea whose time has come.” The most potent ideas, however, are the ones we guard most diligently within us. Their majesty is released through witness within the heart of another.
  • Original air date: Thursday, April 29, 2010
    Episode Description:
    This is the fourth program in our 12-week Freedom Series: A Searching, Fearless Inventory of Compulsive Suffering and the 12-Step Tradition. Seeing clearly, the cost we have paid for living the lies that once pacified, but now press upon us, prepares the ground for our awakening to the source of our distress, the power of our full desire for releasing it, and the immediate way into our freedom from it.
  • Original air date: Thursday, April 22, 2010
    Episode Description:
    This is the third program in our 12-week Freedom Series: A Searching, Fearless Inventory of Compulsive Suffering and the 12-Step tradition. Choice is the mental substitute for acceptance. It’s how we justify polarizing reality into right and wrong decision-making. Real freedom comes from realizing that what’s right before us holds infinitely more promise in its raw state, than whatever semblance we could possible fashion it into.
  • Original air date: Thursday, April 15, 2010
    Episode Description:
    This is the second program in our new series, Freedom Series: Searching, Fearless Inventory of Compulsive Suffering and the 12-Step Tradition. The Power greater than ourselves is the One that watches us pretending that we are insane, knowing all the while that we are not. We're restored to sanity when we give up our stories justifying why we deserve not to be.
  • Original air date: Thursday, April 08, 2010
    Episode Description:
    This is the first in our new series, Freedom Series: Searching, Fearless Inventory of Compulsive Suffering and the 12-Step Tradition. Yes, we are powerless to make a life in place of living the one before us and are unable to manage the resulting illusion from trying. And we're powerless to avoid the Universe's full use of us as perfect vehicles for it's Power in expression.
  • Original air date: Thursday, April 01, 2010
    Episode Description:
    Awakening to the full experience of who we are is blissfully freeing and enlivening as we open to seeing and living the glory of our Creation. It comes through our awakening to the great sorrow we have known but denied, while living in the shadow of it. It’s not for the feint of heart and is why we need the strength of the full compassion we share.
  • Original air date: Thursday, March 25, 2010
    Episode Description:
    In order to follow our bliss, we have to be able to see it. How can we be available to see what might be, if our attention is always fixed on what should or shouldn't or will be? Even one step into the possibility of freedom first requires the release of the step we would have taken in its place.
  • Original air date: Thursday, March 18, 2010
    Episode Description:
    The problem with relationships is the concept itself. To be in relation with another implies a sense of distance or separation in the first place. Is it any wonder we can feel at such a loss together, when instead of just reveling in how we show up, we obsess about how much of what we are hiding we are going to reveal.
  • Original air date: Thursday, March 11, 2010
    Episode Description:
    “What this world needs is a new kind of army—the army of the kind.” … Cleveland Amory. May I just sit beside you? Hear the life in your voice? Sometimes I feel sad, afraid, lonely, confused. I feel better just being near you. There’s so much I notice about the wonder in you. Now is our opportunity to let you in on how your presence touches me.
  • Original air date: Thursday, March 04, 2010
    Episode Description:
    “Do not lie; and do not do what you hate, for all things are manifest before Heaven.” … Jesus the Christ, The Gospel According to Thomas. It may seem difficult at times to face what is, but it’s simple, reliable and always doable. The path of what ought to be might look better at first, but it leads into the woods of deeper and deeper confusion.
  • Original air date: Thursday, February 25, 2010
    Episode Description:
    “Some people know how to get on top of their burdens—and turn them into platforms.”  … Ashleigh Brilliant. Recovery from addiction is a good start, but real freedom and peace of mind come from letting go of the problem. The promises of the Spirit are not the entitlements of the recovered addict. They belong to the one who can now see that they were never the one who had the problem in the first place.
  • Original air date: Thursday, February 18, 2010
    Episode Description:
    Co-create: verb, cause (something) to happen as a result of shared actions. How’s it been working for you, taking co-responsibility for and bringing into existence all that you need to experience your innate bliss, peace and freedom? Before assuming your co-creation is with Spirit, you might want to check on the whereabouts of your ego.
  • Original air date: Thursday, February 11, 2010
    Episode Description:
    “Love consists in this: That two solitudes protect and touch and greet each other.” … Rainer Maria Rilke. Love is so dangerous. It has the instantaneous ability to heal us, to return us to that conscious state of bliss, from which once we could never have imagined we would ever forsake. Yes, love is dangerous. Right now it can take our pain away, our breath away.
  • Original air date: Thursday, February 04, 2010
    Episode Description:
    “Just remain in the center, watching. And then forget that you are there.”  … Lao Tzu. We are freed to experience full joy and passion just by realizing the madness of how we choose to suffer instead of feeling it (bliss). When we no longer need to look for what’s hidden, there’s no more need for concealing it.
  • Original air date: Thursday, January 28, 2010
    Episode Description:
    “The chief use to which we put our love of Truth is in persuading ourselves that what we love is true.” … Pierre Nicole. Knowing the Truth that frees us is a simple matter. The challenge is to be willing to see how and what we’ve been compulsively clinging to instead. Freedom happens when our accepting the Truth takes precedence over the drama of pursuing it.
  • Original air date: Thursday, January 21, 2010
    Episode Description:
    “There’s a saying among prospectors: ‘Go out looking for one thing, and that’s all you’ll ever find.’”  … Robert Flaherty. Creativity is more than looking for a needle in a haystack. It’s considering how many more needles you might find and what other surprises you might discover in the searching. Life has far more to reveal to those who just won’t settle for limited intention.
  • Original air date: Thursday, January 14, 2010
    Episode Description:
    “An age is called Dark, not because the light fails to shine, but because people refuse to see it.” … James Michener. Darkness isn’t real. Light is. Even a small crack, allowing light to pour in, will expose everything. What’s easily visible becomes hidden when we block out the Light Source. So to see the Light of Truth and the wonders it offers us, we need only release our grip around the beliefs that are shielding us from seeing it.
  • Original air date: Thursday, January 07, 2010
    Episode Description:
    “Any fool can make a rule, and every fool will mind it.” … Henry David Thoreau. It goes like this. We are well. Something happens. We make it into a problem, getting stressed over it. To deal with the stress, we overcome the problem so that we can be well again. Why not skip the middleman, i.e. the stress of problems, and just stay well?
  • Episode: Big Dogs
    Original air date: Thursday, December 17, 2009
    Episode Description:
    “Life is too short to be small.” … Benjamin Disraeli. There is no basis for enslaving ourselves to disease, depression, poverty or any negative condition—only a false, fragile self-image that seeks to conceal the sheer magnitude of our presence. We’re big dogs on this planet. We don’t have to worry about what comes nipping at our feet.
  • Original air date: Thursday, December 10, 2009
    Episode Description:
    “It is easier to fight for one’s principles than to live up to them.” … Alfred Adler. Being Present is far from being passive. It takes passionate desire to discover how activity can serve to fulfill, instead of dampen, a daring spirit willing to follow.
  • Original air date: Thursday, December 03, 2009
    Episode Description:
    “Listen. Make a way for yourself inside yourself. Stop looking in that other way of looking.” … Jalal ud-Din Rumi. We can’t control what happens, but we do have a lot of latitude for allowing our interpretation to change. It can be as simple as noticing that what we’re trying to make happen simply won’t. Spirit is telling us that we’re looking for a door that’s already open, but down an alleyway that’s closed.
  • Original air date: Thursday, November 19, 2009
    Episode Description:
    “I've never seen you shine so bright you were amazing. … I have never had such a feeling, such a feeling of complete and utter love …” … Chris De Burgh. You are uniquely you and we are all the better for you. You are everything the Universe conceived you to be and in every way you fit your purpose. You are amazing.
  • Episode: Rub My Tummy
    Original air date: Thursday, November 05, 2009
    Episode Description:
    “It’s pretty easy to love animals and sunsets. People require quite a bit more tolerance and understanding.” … Warren Dale Blackford. Human beings aren’t selfish. We’re heroic. Who else within all the world has the faith to persist in acting selflessly from within an awareness of reason and the possible choice not to?
  • Episode: Happy Halloween
    Original air date: Thursday, October 29, 2009
    Episode Description:
    “Clothes make a statement. Costumes tell a story.” … Mason Cooley. Fear, anger, loss and confusion are the characters our Transcendent Spirit portrays to surprise us with the joy of remembering that even in the darkest of nights there is Light. Children rejoice in dress-up, knowing it is make believe. It’s good remedy for serious adultness.
  • Original air date: Thursday, October 22, 2009
    Episode Description:
    “Please don’t ask me what the score is—I’m not even sure what game we’re playing.” … Ashleigh Brilliant. I release what’s before me and observe where it takes me or I watch the results of my choosing to direct the course. Either way, I’m free to see the truth by not confusing it with my intention.
  • Episode: Rock Solid
    Original air date: Thursday, October 15, 2009
    Episode Description:
    "Who we are is so much greater than who we think we are not." -Warren Dale Blackford. Peace of mind about the future is realized from accepting that what meets the needs of this moment is the same Power and Presence that will always meet the needs of any future one. Stay home in the present and don’t wander into the future. It’s crazy out there.
  • Original air date: Thursday, October 08, 2009
    Episode Description:
    "Today I bent the truth to be kind, and I have no regret, for I am far surer of what is kind than I am of what is true." ... Robert Brault. We may never know the Whole Truth of anything, but we can know the truth of how blindly yet securely we’re led, how broken to complete we can feel, how irrationally orderly are our actions and how judgmental to compassionate we can be.
  • Original air date: Thursday, October 01, 2009
    Episode Description:
    "The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious." ... Albert Einstein. Yes, we need heroes, but not in overcoming self-generated adversity. We embody the light and compassion that can stand fast, in spite of all pleas to follow script, revealing how naturally we and others may drop character, be ourselves and live the full, rich lives that we were made for.
  • Original air date: Thursday, September 24, 2009
    Episode Description:
    "Goals are something that we try to get to from the present based on past experiences ... Possibilities are a future to stand in and bring into the present by acting from.” ... Robert Hargrove. What if what is already within us is the perfected idea available to fully manifest? And all that keeps us from experiencing it is our misplaced focus in trying to co-create our own lesser version of it?
  • Original air date: Thursday, September 10, 2009
    Episode Description:
    Butterflies consistently flunk out of Caterpillar School. They’re destined to. Their wings are too broad for tight places, their legs too long for clinging to the ground. They could be miserable trying to regain what they’ve lost, but they are too busy soaring across the skies. As we take what we’re given, we’re delighted by how much more we’ve received.
  • Original air date: Thursday, September 03, 2009
    Episode Description:
    From working the steps to walking upon promises. Freedom is real when we can’t remember our steps for the wonder of where they have taken us. The lesson of suffering is not in trying to change it, but to clearly see the insanity of a heaven we are presently rejecting for the justification of feeling right for why we’re choosing hell. 
  • Original air date: Thursday, August 27, 2009
    Episode Description:
    The genius of the 12-Step Community fulfills itself. NOW is when ODAT [One Day At a Time] is This Moment, when what we came to believe is what we NOW accept, when Faith has right-of-way o’er familiar misgivings, when time in recovery defers to immediate freedom in Being. It’s put up adventurously or shut up predictably until our powerlessness makes clear that proceeding along as an object of insanity is no longer a manageable program.
  • Original air date: Thursday, August 20, 2009
    Episode Description:
    Nearly everyone is unconsciously attached to the Core Human Addiction, that is, Mind Identification, but few are able to recognize it, let alone to admit that they are powerless over the compulsive thinking it generates and unable to manage the life experiences formed by it. Freedom starts with resignation to the sheer magnitude of this conundrum.
  • Original air date: Thursday, August 13, 2009
    Episode Description:
    "But I marvel at how this great wealth has made its home in this poverty." - Jesus the Christ, The Gospel According to Thomas. I sense now, the present power and life in my body, my being, my thinking and my world. I notice, too, how harsh it feels holding onto a future that I must pretend someday will be.
  • Original air date: Thursday, August 06, 2009
    Episode Description:
    "Life lived for tomorrow will always be just a day away from being realized." -Leo Buscaglia. I am satisfied in this eternal moment. I respect its mystery and embrace the faith that it requires of me. I am willing to accept what is not mine to provide.
  • Original air date: Thursday, July 30, 2009
    Episode Description:
    "You can’t always get what you want. But if you try sometime, you just might find, you get what you need." - Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, The Rolling Stones. I jump into life with both feet, fearless of where I land, faithful to my stance, firm and true. A foundation of substantial wonders supports all of my shaky expectations.
  • Original air date: Thursday, July 23, 2009
    Episode Description:
    "We should not only use all the brains we have, but all that we can borrow." -Woodrow Wilson. Whether while getting out of bed or in fulfilling a dream, I remember now, that I am never alone. The heart of humanity has a vested interest in me.
  • Original air date: Thursday, July 16, 2009
    Episode Description:
    Human consciousness is now ripe for the acceptance of ideas awaiting our consideration from the inception of human existence. Spontaneous vulnerability, necessitation of unconditional compassion, transformation of limited reasoning and habituated trauma and freedom from compulsive busyness are just the beginning.
  • Original air date: Thursday, July 09, 2009
    Episode Description:
    The fullest truths can be the messiest. As the unbridled power of Reality is released within our expanding awareness, we needn’t be surprised to discover the flattened, lifeless remains of old beliefs and conditions, scattered along new ground. Acts of God are full reason for breaking any lease.
  • Original air date: Thursday, July 02, 2009
    Episode Description:
    A wise soul once wrote: "It is after all not the clear thinkers who rule the world. Great achievements are accomplished in a blessed, warm mental fog." To not see where one is going can be a traumatic or triumphant experience. It’s all about in where one puts their trust.
  • Original air date: Thursday, June 25, 2009
    Episode Description:
    From "What Dreams May Come To Be" to "The Dark Night of the Soul," or making our way through the most common situations right before us, we aren’t alone and we don’t have to subject ourselves to the stress and madness of living like we are. Here’s the simple key to stress-free living. The Whole Universe picks up the responsibility for what we are willing to let go of. No ifs, ands or buts.
  • Original air date: Thursday, June 18, 2009
    Episode Description:
    There’s much more to the Law of Attraction than simple manipulation of the ethers unto creature comforts. As we become more aware of our Identity within Collective Consciousness, our Collective Mind is able to focus more clearly upon bringing into existence the depths of our collective dreams and fears. Both serve to free us from mind attachment. Miracles and Collapses of Cosmic proportion make regular appearances.
  • Original air date: Thursday, June 11, 2009
    Episode Description:
    As we awaken, we begin to notice the dissolution of limiting beliefs, forms and experiences that no longer reflect or represent our expanding awareness of what denied possibilities can now be. In our transition from identifying with our minds to standing presently within our being, we witness the mystery of our heart’s desires blooming from the ashes of failed self-servitude. It’s time to just breathe.
  • Original air date: Thursday, June 04, 2009
    Episode Description:
    Being is not the absence of doing, although often that’s how it begins. When we stop identifying with the compulsion to be doing, we’re immediately present and available to experience being led by our Purpose. St. Francis prayed, "Make me an instrument of Thy Peace." In wisdom, he refrained from acting upon the narrow focus of what he thought that meant in order to know the expansiveness of what it could be by his Spirit actually walking him through it.
  • Original air date: Thursday, May 28, 2009
    Episode Description:
    The intention to create and live in community with others (our Divine Collective Self) naturally flows when two or more share with each other hidden treasures: their talents and their dreams. Thus two sacred, creative needs are met through this relationship: the need to give the help another needs and the need to accept the help from another that one needs. Suddenly dreams are moving.
  • Original air date: Thursday, May 21, 2009
    Episode Description:
    As we awaken to the freedom from suffering that is our birthright and experience of present moment awareness, it’s not uncommon to feel at first fear and sadness. Though we have long yearned for this release from stress, worry and problematic living, we feel a sense of loss in its dissolution. Change appropriately brings up grief within our joy.
  • Original air date: Thursday, May 14, 2009
    Episode Description:
    Life is ever showing us the path to our freedom, joy and inner peace. It never stops impressing upon us the wisdom and wonder of letting go of what we’re holding on to. When we ignore the message, the messenger gets more insistent. It won’t let us go until we receive its blessing.
  • Original air date: Thursday, May 07, 2009
    Episode Description:
    In being present with ourselves and life, we’re available to see and consciously engage with the flow of joyous Order that is Reality. We shift from measuring life and the stress of reacting to our judgments to realizing that we can trust implicitly in what’s before us and where it leads. The ceaseless struggle to survive ends. The joy of agreement with Perfection begins.
  • Original air date: Thursday, April 30, 2009
    Episode Description:
    The hardest part of living within the perfect flow of life is accepting that it is okay for it to be this way for us. Fulfillment is always possible. When we’re available, it is available. How do we make our peace with our birthright of accepting the fullness of life rather than believing and acting like we have to track it down?
  • Episode: Tell Me a Story
    Original air date: Thursday, April 23, 2009
    Episode Description:
    We avoid the reality of what is presently before us by making up stories about what we believe it to mean or hope to condition it into. These stories vary from tales of justified woe to complex yarns about achieving enlightenment. What’s common to this process is the fixation upon thinking that keeps us unavailable to direct knowing.
  • Original air date: Thursday, April 16, 2009
    Episode Description:
    In this episode, Dale continues his conversation with Jonathan Evatt. Jonathan is a contemporary mystic, yogi, and spiritual pragmatist residing (primarily) in Aotearoa/New Zealand. He has been exploring, testing, and applying a wide array of spiritual, scientific, philosophical, aboriginal, and Inner knowledge since childhood. At this crucial turning point in human history, he now feels moved to share a timely message.
  • Original air date: Thursday, April 09, 2009
    Episode Description:
    When we’re looking for miracles, it's wise to look for the signs of their happening rather than the evidence of their failure. We see what we’re willing to open our eyes to whether it’s the same old scenario or the immediate change in reality that we’ve longed, hoped and prayed for.
  • Original air date: Thursday, April 02, 2009
    Episode Description:
    In this episode, Dale is joined by Jonathan Evatt, a contemporary mystic, yogi, and spiritual pragmatist residing (primarily) in Aotearoa/New Zealand. He has been exploring, testing, and applying a wide array of spiritual, scientific, philosophical, aboriginal, and Inner knowledge since childhood. At this crucial turning point in human history, he now feels moved to share a timely message.
  • Original air date: Thursday, March 26, 2009
    Episode Description:
    In the dream state we can be aware that we’re dreaming and participate consciously in the dream. It’s called lucid dreaming. We do the same thing in the waking state when we’re aware that we’re dreaming what we call existence. The same freedom applies. Existence no longer controls us when we awaken to who authors it.
  • Original air date: Thursday, March 19, 2009
    Episode Description:
    We’ll be discussing whatever Spirit serves up as the main course today. Feel free to call in and spice up the menu. Relationships? Addiction? Prosperity? Health? Sexuality? Listen in as Rev. Dale opens a direct line into our shared passions and Spirit. It’s our life and program.
  • Original air date: Thursday, March 12, 2009
    Episode Description:
    If God is everywhere-present, all-powerful, and of the nature that is all-good, how is it that we think we believe we can transgress Divine Order? And if we don't believe that we can adulterate God's Universe, then what is all the hubbub about the need to change ourselves, other people and earthly circumstance? And if everything is acceptable as it is, are we to just accept expressions of evil, incivility and all forms of inflicted pain and suffering? What would that look like?
  • Original air date: Thursday, March 05, 2009
    Episode Description:
    Many believe that Jesus was a master because he knew how to walk on water, heal the infirm, multiply fishes and loaves, and so on. To believe that he knew, therefore he could, is to miss his point altogether. He performed beyond human understanding because he was willing to answer the moment's call into it, trusting that his Father (God, Spirit) would do through him what he had no reason to assume he could do of himself.
  • Original air date: Thursday, February 26, 2009
    Episode Description:
    When we feel that we don't fit in with others and their thinking, we can go two different ways with it: try our best to limit ourselves and the other within the narrow common ground we see or explore our uniqueness with faith and free of expectation that we'll discover a much larger arena to relate within.
  • Original air date: Thursday, February 19, 2009
    Episode Description:
    Listen in as a caller works live with Rev. Dale using the process of “inquiry” (developed by Byron Katie) to investigate a chronically repetitive belief. Through inquiry, we're able to examine false beliefs outside the subconsciously defensive thinking that keeps them frustratingly hidden and actively in place. As we see clearly the reality of the lies we believe in, they lose all power to affect us.
  • Original air date: Thursday, February 12, 2009
    Episode Description:
    In the course of this program, I have addressed many ideas outside the box of mainstream spiritual practice. What is it that you would like me to explore live, on the air? Don't be shy. Every question and idea is one that others share with you. This is your opportunity to widen the flow of understanding. Go for it. I'll do my best to make the experience warm and fun.
  • Original air date: Thursday, February 05, 2009
    Episode Description:
    Most difficulty with life has to do with getting lost within our perspective. We paint a picture of life with our mind and memories, one with forms and expectations that we're familiar with. And then by the magic of belief, we place ourselves (attach our identity) within the art we've just crafted. Freeing ourselves from it seems insane until we realize that all we have to do is climb back out of the picture.
  • Original air date: Thursday, January 29, 2009
    Episode Description:
    Problems cannot exist without our intention for them to be so. What might happen to them and us if instead of trying to solve them, we committed ourselves to watching them until clear, spontaneous action either defined itself or actually moved us within the flow of their meaning? Might we discover our perspective changing from recognizing a familiar problem to realizing a whole new possibility?
  • Original air date: Thursday, January 22, 2009
    Episode Description:
    It is not that you must be free from fear. The moment you try to free yourself from fear, you create a resistance against fear. Resistance, in any form, does not end fear. What is needed, rather than running away or controlling or suppressing or any other resistance, is understanding fear; that means, watch it, learn about it, come directly into contact with it. We are to learn about fear, not how to escape from it."—J. Krishnamurti
  • Original air date: Thursday, January 15, 2009
    Episode Description:
    It is imperative that you open your heart to the very real sensations of hurt, sorrow, or outrage summoned by you by circumstances in the dramas in which you play a part. In so doing, you pave the way for the reintegration of a missing piece of your own being whose life theme may be the embodiment of those very responses, and who strives from his depths to transcend them.—"From Oneness" by Rasha.
  • Original air date: Thursday, January 08, 2009
    Episode Description:
    We can be so critical of ourselves for failing to become who we were not created to be. As we release attachment to the past and projection into the future, we discover that all along, within each moment, we have been exactly who we were born to be. In this awareness we can realize what the Universe has always known, that there's so much about us that is so worth celebrating.
  • Original air date: Thursday, December 18, 2008
    Episode Description:
    Christmas has more tradition associated with it than most any other day of the year. We can meet the potential flood of memories and streams of expectations that this holiday engenders from awareness in the Now. In so Being, we not only release ourselves from impossible expectations, we realize the joy and peace of Christmas Present that neither Christmas Past nor Future ever delivers.
  • Original air date: Thursday, December 11, 2008
    Episode Description:
    Is it possible that the limitation of my experiences might be due to the misdirection of my intentions? Could I be drawing erroneous conclusions by asking of myself far too limiting questions? Is it possible that the answers I seek might be easier to find if I was looking in the right place for them? Creative inquiry is a direct portal into seeing and releasing the restrictive beliefs that keep reproducing unfulfilling experience.
  • Original air date: Thursday, December 04, 2008
    Episode Description:
    But few want to know what really requires changing. Human incivility is based upon our collective agreement that some conditions can warrant objectifying another (or ourselves) and applying inhumane solutions. Until we face this lie, even the most well-conceived activism will be impotent toward real change.
  • Original air date: Thursday, November 20, 2008
    Episode Description:
    Freewill is often championed as the quality of mind that allows us to change life circumstance. This seems perfectly valid until we ask the fundamental question, "Does circumstance need to be changed?" The reality is that to change a situation, we have to first believe that something's wrong with it and then suspend observation of it while choosing how to manipulate it. What's wrong with this picture?
  • Original air date: Thursday, November 13, 2008
    Episode Description:
    Jesus was a master teacher of Being. His teachings and acts of forgiveness, healing, prosperity, freedom, and peace of mind are clear, consistent, and transforming; however, in the Bible his authenticity is sometimes twisted to affirm early church doctrines. It's empowering to be able to distinguish between his authenticity and the political commentary if we wish to know him as a kindred spirit and guide.
  • Original air date: Thursday, November 06, 2008
    Episode Description:
    Much of what's labeled as being spiritual is the avoidance of what's difficult about being human. The focus upon spirituality can be the very way we avoid Being present with our Spirit. Like the "Tower of Babel,” we can mistakenly task our minds in constructing a replica-state of Being that distracts us from releasing ourselves into the already present real thing. Wrestle this topic with Rev. Dale Blackford.
  • Original air date: Thursday, October 30, 2008
    Episode Description:
    Indifference is a creative form of unconscious mental subterfuge designed to support our sense of egoic-mind attachment, the continued generation of ongoing, compulsive mind chatter, the perceived necessity for problem-solving, and the maintenance of pain, suffering, and drama. Even denial is more proactive than indifference, while Praise releases us completely from it. Discuss with Rev. Dale Blackford.
  • Original air date: Thursday, October 23, 2008
    Episode Description:
    It takes tremendous force of will to keep ourselves separate from one another. We accomplish it through beliefs as to our individuality and needs for self-sufficiency. Behavioral patterning, especially through language and image, sustains this illusion. In Silence these barriers begin to crumble and fail as our natural authenticity and collective identity emerges.
  • Original air date: Thursday, October 16, 2008
    Episode Description:
    Depression, failure, and utter hopelessness may seem like the end of life but in fact they signal the emergence of a new beginning.
  • Original air date: Thursday, October 02, 2008
    Episode Description:
    There is a direct correlation between our beliefs and our experience. To the degree of our convictions, so is the harshness of the world we live in. If we want more freedom and joy in our lives, we need to cultivate belief structures that allow for the fluidity of change. So how do we allow firm belief structures to change. Not by force but through relations to them that utilize out-of-the-box observation.
  • Original air date: Thursday, September 25, 2008
    Episode Description:
    Prosperity is not something we chase but something we live, and we do so by consciously recognizing and circulating it. When our inner dreams direct our outer attention, we see clearly what we've been looking for—in fact, it's all we see. And we can't claim it in the future if it’s only available in the Now. The secret is much simpler and more available than it appears.
  • Original air date: Thursday, September 18, 2008
    Episode Description:
    What's possible in our lives and world as our sense of "I Am" shifts from the fishbowl milieu of individual perception into the wide open seas of collective realization? This reality now faces each of us within this exciting, mainstream emergence of collective potentiality. How do we recognize this process and what is our relationship with it?
  • Original air date: Thursday, September 11, 2008
    Episode Description:
    How the process of "Inquiry" illumines reality by dissolving the trauma of falsely held beliefs. We'll be examining the work of Byron Katie and it's potential to effect immediate healing, peace of mind, and freedom. Learn how to release long term issues, compulsivity, and fractured, dysfunctional senses of self—now! This is the short course of self-esteem. Be present with Rev. Dale Blackford.
  • Original air date: Thursday, September 04, 2008
    Episode Description:
    Addiction, compulsivity and depression are far more than the debilitating diseases they appear as. They're powerful pressure portals into conscious awakening and freedom. Rather than defining us, they force us to open up to the peace and joy of our Being in order to truly live before we die. Wrestle this topic with Rev. Dale Blackford.
  • Original air date: Thursday, August 28, 2008
    Episode Description:
    The key to peace of mind and entering into the full prospering flow of life lies in the stillness of our minds. To experience the Silence, we have to switch off our thinking, a discipline that mystics have wrestled with for centuries.
  • Original air date: Thursday, August 21, 2008
    Episode Description:
    Fantasy plays a huge part in most relationships from romance to communication. Rediscover how to let your present or potential relationship instruct, liberate and fulfill you. Your partner is a resource, not the key. Join Rev. Dale in a conversation about the myths and possibilities in relationship.
  • Original air date: Thursday, August 14, 2008
    Episode Description:
    When our intentions don’t seem to change unsatisfying life patterns and experiences, it begs a closer look. A fundamental error in spiritual practice is the belief that our present thoughts have the power to change our present beliefs. Not so. Beliefs change through clear inquiry, not by force of will. Discuss with Rev. Dale Blackford.
  • Original air date: Thursday, August 07, 2008
    Episode Description:
    When our prayers, affirmations and spiritual practices are unfounded, our results are just as unstable. What’s possible when our beliefs and thoughts are aligned with the reality of what is versus when they’re formed from the perception of what should be? Join Rev. Warren Dale Blackford.

Host Bio

Rev. Dale Blackford
Rev. Dale Blackford discovered Unity in the early 1970s as a young man exploring the Los Angeles area beach communities. He has served Unity ministries in San Luis Obispo, California, Missoula, Montana, Anchorage, Alaska and San Juan, Puerto Rico.

He is an author, speaker and mentor in the art of being and recently authored a new book, Seeds of Content –daily reflections upon living in present moment awareness. He shares these "Seeds" daily with an expanding sphere of students and practitioners.

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