Touching the Stillness

| with Rev. Paulette Pipe | Tuesday at 11 a.m. CT
Touching the Stillness

Program Overview

Touching the Stillness Radio Program
Touching the Stillness, with Rev. Paulette Pipe, is unlike anything you may have experienced before. Tune in each week to hear a compelling, soul-stirring meditation that takes you deep but leaves you jazzed. Hear Rev. Paulette raise the roof as she partners in prayer with listeners through the spoken word. You’ll be glad you did … and meditation and prayer may take on a whole new meaning in your life!

Join our host for her annual Touching the Stillness Silent Retreat at Unity Village on October 13-16, 2016, with music by Rev Michael Gott. Spaces are premium and sell out fast, so register early to avoid disappointment. 

This program is sponsored by Touching the Stillness Ministries.

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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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  • Episode: Encore
    Original air date: Tuesday, July 19, 2016
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  • Episode: Encore
    Original air date: Tuesday, July 12, 2016
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  • Episode: Encore
    Original air date: Tuesday, July 05, 2016
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  • Episode: Encore
    Original air date: Tuesday, June 28, 2016
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    Encore presentation.
  • Episode: Oh, Rats!
    Original air date: Tuesday, June 21, 2016
    Episode Description:
    When it comes to the idea of oneness we might talk a good talk. But how do we walk the talk if there is a part of us fixated on exclusion borne of fear and misunderstanding? In this episode the question is held up for review as we continue taking steps to activate our inner mystic.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, June 07, 2016
    Episode Description:
    To set us up for this episode’s meditation, where we're encouraged to say "yes" to our soul’s inner prompting, our host reminisces on 15 years of sacred service as an ordained minister and shares her response to a question that plagued her for years.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, May 31, 2016
    Episode Description:
    Don’t let those distractions fool you. It’s likely you still went deeper than you think in your Centering Prayer meditation practice. So, in this final episode of the series, our host reviews the exit plan and encourages us to keep calm and exit quietly.
  • Episode: Just a Thought!
    Original air date: Tuesday, May 24, 2016
    Episode Description:
    Resistance is futile when it comes to stopping our thoughts. As we continue our exploration of Centering Prayer as a meditation practice, we’re offered a few insights and tips to help those incessant thoughts float like a boat across the river of our mind instead of mooring us to the shores of our mind.
  • Episode: Word Search
    Original air date: Tuesday, May 17, 2016
    Episode Description:
    In part two of our well-received Centering Prayer series, host Rev. Paulette Pipe gives a practical demonstration on how to come up with our prayer word for our Centering Prayer meditation practice—with no puzzle-solving required.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, May 10, 2016
    Episode Description:
    Not to be mistaken for the cloud where we store our digital files, this episode explores how the Prayer of the Cloud became the contemplative Christian meditation we know and practice today as Centering Prayer.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, May 03, 2016
    Episode Description:
    Having just experienced the first—and fabulous—Silent Unity® Retreat at Unity Village, our host gets together with its presenter, Silent Unity Interim Vice President Rev. Patricia Bass, to reminisce on some of the retreat's highlights and share with listeners Rev. Patricia's easy three-step building block method for creating powerful affirmations.
  • Episode: The Heart Song
    Original air date: Tuesday, April 19, 2016
    Episode Description:
    The Hallway experience may be relentless but in this episode we’re taking a Time Out to be soothed by the melodies of platinum-selling musician and composer Peter Kater, who shares his process for creating Grammy-nominated compositions; before our host leads us in an etheric meditation that serenades the soul.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, April 12, 2016
    Episode Description:
    Having made it through the hallway, we finally have our hand on the doorknob, ready to cross the threshold into what’s next—or are we? In the conclusion of our series on change, our host offers some pointers for our exit strategy based on the book Hell in the Hallway, Light at the Door, by Rev. Ellen Debenport.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, April 05, 2016
    Episode Description:
    Going through hell in the hallway? In this penultimate episode of our series on change, based on the book Hell in the Hallway, Light at the Door, by Rev. Ellen Debenport, we’re encouraged to hang in there and experience the healing that’s going on, while we make our way to the exit.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, March 29, 2016
    Episode Description:
    We continue our series on change with more pointers from Rev. Ellen Debenport’s book, Hell in the Hallway, Light at the Door; including the importance of not rushing out of the hallway’s discomfort and risk ending up in yet another hellish dead-end corridor of despair. 
  • Episode: Closing Doors
    Original air date: Tuesday, March 22, 2016
    Episode Description:
    Let's be honest, when a door slams shut behind us but the one ahead has not yet opened, it can be hell in the hallway. How do we keep our spiritual wits about us while moving through dark corridors of change toward the glimmering light at the door ahead? Our episode guest, Rev. Ellen Debenport, has some ideas to share on the gift of life in the hallway.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, March 15, 2016
    Episode Description:
    There’s a reason why one of our host’s favorite mottos is, “Subject to change as directed by Spirit.” Hold on tight because, just as happens in life, we’re taking an unscheduled change in direction that will undoubtedly lead us to exactly where we need to be.
  • Episode: Many Rooms
    Original air date: Tuesday, March 01, 2016
    Episode Description:
    There’s always ample opportunity to grow when we’re trekking the spiritual path, as our host and her special guest TJ Woodward discuss in this episode. Thankfully, as we become more conscious, we discover there’s also lots of room in which to do so.
  • Episode: Ready to Listen
    Original air date: Tuesday, February 23, 2016
    Episode Description:
    It’s the final leg of our 28-Day Captain’s Log Journaling Challenge, and our host wonders out loud, “Can you hear me now?” as she extends an invitation to not only listen in to the episode, but also more actively and intently listen to one another.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, February 16, 2016
    Episode Description:
    Week Three of our 28-Day Captain’s Log Journaling Challenge invites an expedition into the territory of fear. It either inadvertently motivates our actions or creates a “Know-It-All” facade behind which we hide in a futile attempt to mask the hold it has on us. Thankfully, patterns that lie beneath the surface can be changed.
     
  • Original air date: Tuesday, February 09, 2016
    Episode Description:
    In the second week of our 28-Day Captain's Log Journaling Challenge, we’re encouraged to weed out those harsh judgments we sometimes levy at ourselves and others and, instead, plant seeds of empathy that will blossom as loving-kindness.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, February 02, 2016
    Episode Description:
    In this 28-Day Challenge, our host invites us to glide past resistances we may have to journaling and, instead, use it as a prayer and meditation tool to chronicle the mystical journey we’ve embarked upon. Are you up for the challenge? Tune in to hear what’s involved.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, January 26, 2016
    Episode Description:
    This is not your grandmother’s secret ingredient. This key, to which our host refers, is already in the hands of every one of us. We choose when and how to use it to unclasp doors we never even knew were locked.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, January 19, 2016
    Episode Description:
    Live and let die? It’s not what you might think. Tune in and you’ll hear special guest Rev. Temple Hayes encourage us to awaken more of our inner mystic by letting die those decrepit, disempowering, unhelpful birth stories we’ve allowed to define us and siphon our energy.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, January 12, 2016
    Episode Description:
    In this inaugural episode of the new Touching the Stillness 2016 series, our host invites us to untether from old ways of being and our “business as usual” living to embark on a journey that’s intended to activate more of our inner mystic. 
  • Episode: Merry and Light
    Original air date: Tuesday, December 15, 2015
    Episode Description:
    At this time of year, light is a common theme brilliantly glowing throughout the festivals and observances of most of the major faith traditions. Our host closes this marvelous Year of Blissful Living series with the call to let our own 'big, bright, brilliant beam of radiant light shine' merrily throughout the holidays—and beyond. 
     
  • Original air date: Tuesday, December 08, 2015
    Episode Description:
    We may mean well when we attempt to comfort or console another person as they experience grief. But sometimes we might put our foot in our mouth and spout out mindless platitudes because it’s our own pain and discomfort we’re trying to deflect. In this episode, our host asks what words, actions, or attitude will support you if you've been bereaved and are navigating a time of tears and transition? 
  • Original air date: Tuesday, December 01, 2015
    Episode Description:
    Away from family because of work? First holiday after the death of a loved one, a divorce, or breakup? Do you live alone and will also be by yourself during the holiday? In this episode, we look at how to find bliss when we’re called to go solo during the holidays.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, November 24, 2015
    Episode Description:
    We’re talking about a different kind of app in this episode; one that can’t be accessed by your smartphone or mobile device but is only downloadable from the heart and is most effective when freely shared.
     
  • Original air date: Tuesday, November 17, 2015
    Episode Description:
    Our phones are no longer tethered to the wall and our maps don’t take up the entire front seat. In this digital age everything we need is at our finger tips—including tips, tools, and timers for our meditation practice. With the assistance of a high school senior and former meditation student, our host highlights a few of the myriad apps available on the market to support us in our practice.
     
  • Original air date: Tuesday, November 10, 2015
    Episode Description:
    Are you only half-heartedly experiencing what brings joy because you’re waiting for the other shoe to hit the ground? What if we were to make gratitude the other proverbial "other shoe"? Perhaps then the sound we’d hear would be the echo of our foreboding joy being transformed into positive expectation. Give it a go. We're keeping it joyful and real!
  • Original air date: Tuesday, November 03, 2015
    Episode Description:
    Our host is giddy with gratitude as, in this its birthday week, Touching the Stillness celebrates seven years on the air and some 312 episodes of the program on the Unity Online Radio Network. What a way to kick off this month's theme of Blissful Living Through Gratitude and Grace!
  • Original air date: Tuesday, October 27, 2015
    Episode Description:
    Using sacred passages in our meditation practice not only promotes spiritual insight, it brings those insights alive in us as we go about our day for, as Blue Mountain Center of Meditation duo Paul and Saskia remind us, what we meditate on we become. Join us as we read between the lines in this introduction to Eknath Easwaran’s Passage Meditation Practice.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, October 20, 2015
    Episode Description:
    Having discovered one of the words highlighted in last month’s prayer series was mistranslated, our host seized the opportunity to delve into a lively discussion on the word Palel, with Rev. Kelly Isola; and as nothing is “lost” in Spirit, she also manages to thread the concept into this episode’s blissful stillness meditation. 
  • Original air date: Tuesday, October 13, 2015
    Episode Description:
    Our host prefers her meditation with a tranquilizing sound track to help focus her mind on the present moment. Still basking in the zen zone after a weekend of silence, she shares a medley of music and spoken word designed to also nudge us to a quiet place too.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, October 06, 2015
    Episode Description:
    Our host reads us part of our Miranda rights, in an episode that includes a mini silent retreat designed to call us back to our center; and was created especially for those of us unable to attend her annual Silent Retreat this week.
  • Episode: And Then What?
    Original air date: Tuesday, September 29, 2015
    Episode Description:
    We’re all on our own evolutionary prayer path, but what comes after the prayer? Inspired by the homework received from guest Rev. Charline E. Manuel during the recent Unity World Day of Prayer, our host issues an equally gutsy clarion call to us too. 
     
  • Original air date: Tuesday, September 22, 2015
    Episode Description:
    Alongside our host’s zesty offering of affirmative prayers, this episode includes wise words from returning special guest Rev. Linda Martella-Whitsett, who suggests there’s a gift in a bout of divine discontent; it can potentially catapult one to a new, audacious expression of prayer-powered living!
  • Original air date: Tuesday, September 15, 2015
    Episode Description:
    With September being designated as “Recovery Month,” there’s definitely healing going on. In tandem with our Prayer series, we delve into the spirit of the Serenity Prayer with Unity Online Radio host Rev. Anna Shouse to explore what role prayer plays in the recovery of addiction 12-step programs.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, September 08, 2015
    Episode Description:
    For 125 years, Silent Unity® has kept a symbolic light burning and a prayer vigil going for anyone who needs a prayer. Mighty prayer currents keep our own lights burning in this episode, where Silent Unity Vice President Rev. Lynne Brown teams up with our host to pray up our lives and pray up the world!
     
  • Original air date: Tuesday, September 01, 2015
    Episode Description:
    In an episode that includes a meditation on the most famous prayer of all, our host and her guest Rev. Maggie Oman Shannon agree: there’s no right or wrong way to pray. It’s all about our intention. And, much like a box of chocolates, there’s plenty of variety for every taste.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, August 25, 2015
    Episode Description:
    With matchbox in hand, and in his inimitable style, “Dream Doctor” Michael Lennox, Ph.D., sets alive the subject of storytelling and dream symbology; and the role both can play in the art of sacred ritual.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, August 18, 2015
    Episode Description:
    In Hebrew times, not observing the Sabbath was punishable by death. Surprisingly, in these modern times, this may still be true. In this episode, special guest Rev. Erin McCabe makes a compelling case for why satisfying our souls’ unconscious longing for sacred sabbath may very well save our lives.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, August 11, 2015
    Episode Description:
    We’re putting the “rich” back in “ritual” and attempting to more keenly experience another level of blissful living, which can occur when we honor ourselves and the disparate parts of our lives as sacred.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, August 04, 2015
    Episode Description:
    Renowned “Ritual Lady” Barbara Biziou is on hand to get this month’s Blissful Living theme rolling, with a few pointers on how to turn daily mundane and repetitive routines into rich rituals—and explains why we would even want to.
     
  • Original air date: Tuesday, July 28, 2015
    Episode Description:
    Not everyone who comes into our life is destined to stay forever. In this final part of our practice before the practice, we contemplate how to move on when surrender might mean allowing the ones we love to leave.
  • Episode: A Clear Space
    Original air date: Tuesday, July 21, 2015
    Episode Description:
    Grab your broom and garbage bags. We’re clearing the space for a deeper more tranquil experience, by letting go of the stuff that is creating clutter and hampering all the good work of our meditation practice.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, July 14, 2015
    Episode Description:
    Get ready for an emotional and spiritual detox in this episode where we are encouraged to experience blissful living through surrender and release hang-ups, guilt, worry, stress, and anything else that no longer serves us.  
  • Original air date: Tuesday, July 07, 2015
    Episode Description:
    We may roll our eyes or squirm in discomfort at the very idea of it but, as our host discusses with special guest Ester Nicholson in part one of this month’s theme of blissful living through surrender, radical forgiveness is an essential spiritual practice to engage in before the practice.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, June 23, 2015
    Episode Description:
    While taking an online meditation course with our host, a student found himself plagued by tumultuous emotions that stymied his good intentions for sustaining a meditation practice. This was until he broke his foot; then he discovered the only place he could go was within.
  • Episode: Cry Me A River
    Original air date: Tuesday, June 16, 2015
    Episode Description:
    If it’s true that “Tears are a river that takes you somewhere” then cry me a river, says our host who in this episode, without being maudlin about it, suggests it’s perfectly all right to shed a tear or two in one’s quest for blissful living through authenticity.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, June 09, 2015
    Episode Description:
    We’re experiencing blissful living through authenticity this month. What better way to start it off than with the wisdom words of the well-known guru Dr. Seuss who says: “Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.”
  • Original air date: Tuesday, May 26, 2015
    Episode Description:
    Do you have trouble getting to sleep? Or, do you toss and turn all night and wake up feeling groggy? In the final part of our self-care series for May, our host provides suggestions for quality sleep and leads a lullaby meditation that will probably have us out for the count and slumbering like a newborn baby.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, May 19, 2015
    Episode Description:
    Someone really smart once said when we engage in self-care, the people in our lives get the best of us rather than what’s left of us. In this episode we share a word of encouragement with caregivers who are used to putting others before themselves.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, May 12, 2015
    Episode Description:
    We overwork, overdo, and overschedule ourselves in an attempt to get it all done. But how likely is it that even after all that effort our inbox of life will ever be completely empty? Without conscious acts of self-care, the only thing left empty might well be our soul.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, May 05, 2015
    Episode Description:
    What are some of the benefits of adopting a natural lifestyle? And what does that even mean, anyway? Special guest and naturopathic physician Dr. Debra Rouse clears up the mystique, and in part one of this month’s Blissful Living Through Self-Care series, shares why self-care is as nonnegotiable a priority as our meditation and prayer practice.
     
  • Original air date: Tuesday, April 28, 2015
    Episode Description:
    Did you know when it comes to money you have financial DNA that determines your choices? Financial guru and Science of Mind minister Rev. Kathleen Lenover returns with insights on how our financial personality traits may also provide clues about how we live other areas of our lives—including how we approach our spiritual practice.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, April 21, 2015
    Episode Description:
    Money. We don’t really like to talk about it and even feel like we’ve failed some kind of spiritual test when we don’t amass enough of it to meet our commitments. Financial guru and Science of Mind minister Rev. Kathleen Lenover addresses our love-hate relationship with money and misconceptions around how prosperity prayers are answered.
     
  • Original air date: Tuesday, April 07, 2015
    Episode Description:
    Tune in to hear how the leap of faith journey one Touching the Stillness listener took this past autumn unwittingly became the basis of a plan eventually putting her on a pathway to new prosperity.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, March 31, 2015
    Episode Description:
    We may not be able to see God with our physical eyes. However, in this final episode of our monthlong journey through the senses, series guest Rev. Kelly Isola reveals how by resting in the stillness of prayer and waiting with an open heart, the Divine can come into view—beyond the physical.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, March 24, 2015
    Episode Description:
    We listen to our heart’s song and not only discern the inaudible whisper of Spirit but also messages which can come from discomfort and change; during part four of our monthlong journey of sensory body prayers, with series guest Rev. Kelly Isola.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, March 17, 2015
    Episode Description:
    We serve up tasty bites of food for thought and a mouthwatering eating meditation, in part three of our monthlong journey of sensory body prayers with series guest Rev. Kelly Isola.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, March 10, 2015
    Episode Description:
    How can the practice of meditation and prayer break us open when we are touched by the less than comfortable experiences in life? In part two of our monthlong journey of sensory body prayers, our series guest Rev. Kelly Isola shares ideas that may very well touch a chord.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, March 03, 2015
    Episode Description:
    Is there a scent or fragrance that conjures up what is holy for you? Or which serves to remind you of your divinity? Beginning with the spiritual sense of smell, and guided by Unity minister and former Unity Online Radio host Rev. Kelly Isola, we embark on a monthlong journey of sensory body prayers.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, February 24, 2015
    Episode Description:
    “The heart is a ten thousand stringed instrument that can only be tuned with love.”—Hafiz

    Hear how Deborah Beauvais, owner of the Dreamvisions 7 Radio Network, went from being a professional matchmaker to helping others fine-tune their hearts to a deeper kind of love. 
     
  • Original air date: Tuesday, February 17, 2015
    Episode Description:
    This episode comes with a “Listener’s discretion advised” warning as in this final part of our three-part series for the month of love, we have the talk—the one about sex. Special guest Rev. Tom Wendt talks candidly with our host about the role our meditation practice can play when it comes to sex and spirituality.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, February 10, 2015
    Episode Description:
    This week might be brimming with hearts and roses in preparation for Valentine’s Day, but there’s nothing over-romanticized about this episode where, in part two of our three-part series for the month of love; special guest Rev. Myra McFadden candidly speaks to what it’s like to be in a life partnership where our spouse does not share the same spiritual path we walk.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, February 03, 2015
    Episode Description:
    Some people do really well together in spiritual love partnerships, as epitomized by this episode's guests, Seat of the Soul author Gary Zukav and his life partner Linda Francis. In this three-part series for the month of love, our host makes a self-disclosure about her own love life and dialogues with the couple about what it’s like to walk the same spiritual path with one’s life partner.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, January 27, 2015
    Episode Description:
    Already ditched that New Year’s resolution? Take heart. It’s likely you’re not alone. Episode guest Janet Conner offers a singular solution to the derelict resolution: dump it altogether and create an Intention Mandala instead. She explains how and shares an amazing story of her results when she started this practice five years ago.
  • Episode: High Five!
    Original air date: Tuesday, January 20, 2015
    Episode Description:
    Special guest Dr. James Rouse shares how giving ourselves a “high five!” every day, with five easy and accessible spiritual practices, will serve and support our intention for blissful living in 2015.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, January 13, 2015
    Episode Description:
    We’re braced and ready to experience a beautiful, bountiful year of blissful living; which our host believes is attainable no matter what the circumstances of our lives, as long as we’re able to recognize that joy exists in every part of the journey.
  • Episode: Keep the Peace
    Original air date: Tuesday, December 16, 2014
    Episode Description:
    In this closing episode for the year, our host suggests ways to navigate the Holi-daze and insert moments of peaceful meditation into our preparations, with all the comfort and joy we can muster.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, December 09, 2014
    Episode Description:
    Each December we’ve been dedicating a program to listeners who are living through grief or disappointment, because although the lyrics of a popular Christmas song may claim “it’s the happiest season of all,” that’s not so for everyone. This year’s "Hope for the Holidays" episode features Creativity and Grief Recovery Coach Cherie Ray, whose words of encouragement can help listeners tend their bruised heart this holiday season.
     
  • Original air date: Tuesday, December 02, 2014
    Episode Description:
    Our host and a few of her listeners connect the dots as they review some of their favorite highlights from the show’s 2014 Practice Project series.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, November 25, 2014
    Episode Description:
    Our host is engaged in a Thanksgiving project, which is eliciting as much irrepressible joy and gratitude in her as she expresses for her radio broadcast. Tune in to hear what has her so unbelievably excited; and engage in a meditation designed to foster happy thanks living.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, November 11, 2014
    Episode Description:
    No need to wait for everything to be going our way in order to be grateful. When we include taking inventory of things to appreciate, as part of our spiritual practice, we unearth a pile of previously unnoticed blessings for which to give thanks.
     
  • Original air date: Tuesday, November 04, 2014
    Episode Description:
    We’re focused on cultivating gratitude in this month’s Practice Project, so what better way to get started than with a thanksgiving celebration of our own. Special guest Sarah McLean returns to help us celebrate six years on the air. And, while she’s at it,  she inspires us with unexpected ways to stay appreciative.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, October 28, 2014
    Episode Description:
    In the previous episode, we heard from author and former Buddhist monk Stephan Bodian about the benefits of cultivating awareness. In this final Practice Project for October, he returns as we investigate whether there may be more beyond mindfulness.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, October 21, 2014
    Episode Description:
    The lyrics of an old movie soundtrack say love and marriage go together like a horse and carriage. So, too, do mindfulness and stillness. During the meditation in part three of this month’s Practice Project, author Stephan Bodian officiates the happy marriage of blissful stillness and present moment awareness.
  • Episode: Sitting Pretty
    Original air date: Tuesday, October 14, 2014
    Episode Description:
    Your mother was right when she encouraged you to sit up straight. In this Practice Project, focused on cultivating awareness, we pay attention to our seated posture—on and off the mat.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, October 07, 2014
    Episode Description:
    Are you someone who goes through your days on autopilot, relentlessly clinging to the comfortable and familiar? Our host’s intention for this episode—and indeed the entire Practice Project for the month of October, on Cultivating Awareness—is to bring attention to those habitual ways of being and nudge you out of predictability.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, September 30, 2014
    Episode Description:
    Our host knows firsthand the restorative benefits of putting one’s feet up for a quick rest when feeling overwhelmed or stressed. However, when she recently signed up for a new yoga class she didn’t expect the whole class would be about chilling out on the mat! During this episode’s meditation, special guest Anita Bailey coaxes us into gentle postures to help us repose in stillness too.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, September 16, 2014
    Episode Description:
    We’re in a contemplative mood for this episode’s Practice Project with special guest Carolyne Mathlin, who teaches us how to unhook from thoughts and images and, through the art of Centering Prayer, meander to that place of stillness within, where we experience God Presence beyond all words.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, September 02, 2014
    Episode Description:
    We’re easing ourselves into the Touching the Stillness September Practice Project with two practitioners of the Blue Mountain Center of Meditation; who guide us on how to talk our way into a quiet place using a “mantram,” poem, or psalm of prayer.
  • Episode: Ditch the Doubt
    Original air date: Tuesday, August 26, 2014
    Episode Description:
    One of our greatest barriers to creativity is self-doubt. So what are some ways to ditch the doubt and create with courage? Former Unity Online Radio host and journalist Rev. Ellen Debenport is on hand with some ploys for hushing the taunting inner voice of uncertainty.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, August 19, 2014
    Episode Description:
    Don’t recognize yourself as a brilliant masterpiece? Then tune in to part three of this month’s Practice Project on cultivating creativity; and you’ll hear Essence.com writer and executive life coach Felicia Scott highlight a few strategies designed to support us in confidently displaying the work of art we each are, in our own Gallery of Life.
     
  • Original air date: Tuesday, August 12, 2014
    Episode Description:
    Creativity and Life Coach Cherie Ray has made it her spiritual mission to help others rouse their inner muse and invite amazing experiences into their lives. In this episode she tells how we, too, can fling wide open the door to our own creative spirit. 
     
  • Original air date: Tuesday, August 05, 2014
    Episode Description:
    While we may not all be artistic, we’re all creative; it’s a part of our spiritual DNA. So how can our meditation and spiritual practice coax the creative genius out of the genie bottle? Tune in for ideas from our host as she gets us set for this month’s Practice Project on cultivating creativity.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, July 29, 2014
    Episode Description:
    Self-care life coach Cheryl Richardson believes it’s destined to be one of this century’s top transformational tools. Deepak Chopra extols its great healing benefits. Wayne Dyer tapped in to this therapeutic process to help advance his own healing experience. In this episode, Master Practitioner Rue Hass shows how we, too, can gain freedom from long-standing trauma, pain, and emotions with a simple practice known as Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT).
     
  • Episode: Beaded Bliss
    Original air date: Tuesday, July 22, 2014
    Episode Description:
    Whether ours is called a mala, a rosary, or a tasbih; or is a strand of beads made out of wood, precious gems, or seashells—using prayer beads can help us to count our prayers, calm our worries, and foster a palpable connection with the Divine. In this episode of our Practice Project, we explore various uses and meanings of the beads in our hand.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, July 15, 2014
    Episode Description:
    No mere appendages that lift, carry, or hold, our hands, when placed in certain positions known as mudras, can also become energy conduits that literally take our meditation practice to a whole new level. Fellow Unity Online Radio host Ramdesh Kaur returns to give us a few pointers on how to position our hands for greatness.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, July 08, 2014
    Episode Description:
    Ever wondered why we clasp, or hold, our hands palm-to-palm in prayer? In this first episode of our Practice Project for July, centering on "Praying With Our Hands," we explore just how expressive and powerful it can be to strike a prayer pose with our hands.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, June 24, 2014
    Episode Description:
    Her mother constantly reminded our host that it waits for no one—so don’t waste it. Song lyrics say it’s on our side. And many of us lament that we don’t have enough of it. TIME. In this final part of our June Practice Project on self-care, our host is joined by life coach and author Jackie Woodside, who says it’s not time we can actually manage but our relationship to it.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, June 17, 2014
    Episode Description:
    Mother Teresa said: “To keep a lamp burning we have to keep putting oil in it.” If you’re ready to be done with burning the candle at both ends and banish the joy stealers from our lives, then let’s get definite about cocreating a self-care package that will refuel our depleted vessel and nourish our weary souls.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, June 03, 2014
    Episode Description:
    This month’s Practice Project centers on self-care and begins where all self-care originates—on the inside. Bring your spiritual binoculars and prepare to take a keener look at your interior landscape, guided by episode special guest and intrepid explorer of the inner world, Sarah McLean.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, May 27, 2014
    Episode Description:
    Our intuition is like a muscle, says episode guest Rev. Dr. Bob Luckin. It grows because of what is demanded. In this concluding Practice Project for May, we're encouraged to plan a course of action that matches our intuition—and then prepare to be amazed!
  • Original air date: Tuesday, May 20, 2014
    Episode Description:
    When it comes to following our intuition our body usually gives pretty clear signals about whether we are on or off track. How can we recognize and follow the inner compass of emotions and sensations leading us in the right direction? That’s a question our host has for highly intuitive Certified Master Life Coach Allison Clay, in the fourth part of this month’s Practice Project series on Intuition.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, May 13, 2014
    Episode Description:
    After receiving a clear and compelling inner prompt, episode guest Charles Holt bundled up his possessions and with only $400 in his pocket headed for the "Big Apple." In the second part of this month’s Practice Project on Intuition, he shares how following that undeniable intuitive hunch became the catalyst for a whole new circle of life.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, May 06, 2014
    Episode Description:
    We’re activating our intuition during the Practice Project for May—starting with a few pointers from six-sensory-living, international spiritual teacher, and best-selling author Sonia Choquette about how to listen up and trust our vibes.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, April 29, 2014
    Episode Description:
    Some of us may have mastered the art of giving but when it comes to receiving we approach the prosperity stream with a meager thimble to scoop up our good. Grab a bigger container and get ready to accept more; episode guest Amanda Owen is on hand to send packing the notion that it’s better to give than to receive.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
    Episode Description:
    Throw on your superhero cape! It’s time to tune in to part three of this month’s Practice Project focused on prosperity; hear why spiritual leader and author Rev. Justin Epstein encourages us to embrace our own amazing super powers—if we really want to manifest true abundance.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
    Episode Description:
    What is a karma kitchen? What is meant by the term “gift-economy”? And what does any of it have to do with cultivating stillness? In the second part of our Practice Project for April, Nipun Mehta, founder of the not-for-profit organization ServiceSpace, clears up the mystery as he inspires us with his guiding principles for giving and receiving—with no strings attached.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, April 08, 2014
    Episode Description:
    There’s an English proverb that says: “The hand that gives gathers.” One of the Unity movement’s most renowned givers and gatherers, Rev. Edwene Gaines, offers up her own sassy brand of prosperity philosophies to launch our Practice Project for April.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, March 18, 2014
    Episode Description:
    In part three of our month of mantra series, acclaimed New Thought musician Karl Anthony leads us in his version of the ancient form of call-and-response chanting he dubs Mantra Kirtan. Be prepared to experience bliss!
  • Original air date: Tuesday, March 11, 2014
    Episode Description:
    Chanting our prayers as a prelude to meditation is not exclusive to major Eastern world religions. As chant master Michael Stillwater demonstrates in this second part of our March Practice Project, we can give voice to universal spiritual themes and facilitate our inner journey to stillness with mantras from our Western faith traditions too.

     
  • Original air date: Tuesday, March 04, 2014
    Episode Description:
    Episode guest, Ramdesh Kaur, certainly knows a thing or two when it comes to the practice of mantra as a meditation. So with mantra on our minds during this month’s Practice Project, who better than the host of Spirit Voyage Radio to help us give voice to mystic melodies that provide manna for the soul.
  • Episode: The Temple Bell
    Original air date: Tuesday, February 18, 2014
    Episode Description:
    It’s not the old-fashioned school bell you’ll hear ringing in your ears in preparation for this episode’s meditation, but a mindfulness call to bring us back to the present moment.
  • Episode: Anyone for Tea?
    Original air date: Tuesday, February 11, 2014
    Episode Description:
    Formal attire is not required for this special invitation to join our host for tea—as she uses the occasion to illustrate how to find the sacred in everyday living, as part of Touching the Stillness’ Practice Project for the month of February.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, January 28, 2014
    Episode Description:
    We’re borrowing a line from the popular Biblical Proverb that says, “Where there is no vision the people perish,” and using it as inspiration to raise our intentions to new heights. Guided in a process facilitated by guest Rev. Michael Gott, we’ll journey to where there’s a great view of what’s infinitely possible.
  • Episode: Back to Basics
    Original air date: Tuesday, January 21, 2014
    Episode Description:
    If you’ve set a freshly minted intention to start meditating or you’re someone who has let your practice slip through the cracks, then this back-to-basics episode may be just what is needed to kick-start or revive your meditation practice ... when guest and Hay House author Sarah McLean introduces us to the Five Essentials of Meditation.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, January 14, 2014
    Episode Description:
    There’s something new on the horizon for Touching the Stillness this year; and special guest Alex Sheen, founder of Because I Said I Would, joins our host to set it all in motion with an ingenious initiative designed to help us keep our word.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, December 17, 2013
    Episode Description:
    Our host knows it’s a lot to ask—but one Christmas wish she has is that her beloved listeners will set the intention to carve out time, in all the busyness of the holiday season, to practice the art of doing nothing.
  • Episode: Good Grief!
    Original air date: Tuesday, December 10, 2013
    Episode Description:
    Each year we devote an episode of Touching the Stillness to listeners who are experiencing grief during the holiday period. In this broadcast we tend the grieving heart with music and meditation.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, December 03, 2013
    Episode Description:
    There’s a gift we can share with anyone at any time that requires no wrapping or bows and costs nothing but a breath. Learn more during this episode with guest Kim Cope Tait, who helps us share the gift of a different kind.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, November 26, 2013
    Episode Description:
    Many of us are well versed in the art of giving thanks or demonstrating acts of kindness around this time of year. Yet what if  we were to set the intention to make appreciation, generosity, and acts of kindness an integral part of our spiritual practice all year through? According to episode guest Rev. Robert Brumet, such a daily demonstration of benevolence would be only the right thing to do.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, November 19, 2013
    Episode Description:
    They say when the student is ready the teacher appears. So exactly how does one go about finding a meditation teacher anyway? Class is in session during this episode’s meditation practice, designed to help us tap into our inner guru.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, November 12, 2013
    Episode Description:
    You might want to bring a bite to enjoy during this episode’s meditation, which explores and practices the art of mindful eating.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, November 05, 2013
    Episode Description:
    Wanting to do something special to commemorate the fifth anniversary of her radio program on Unity Online Radio, our host embarked on a three-day silent retreat dedicated entirely to her listeners. What she didn’t bargain for was how it made her knees creak, her heart crack open, and  placed her attention so firmly riveted on the practice, it was as though her very life depended on it.
  • Episode: Is It Nap Time?
    Original air date: Tuesday, October 29, 2013
    Episode Description:
    Our host doesn’t take it personally that her best friend falls asleep every single time she hears Rev. Paulette lead a meditation; or that her best-selling meditation CD, Touching the Stillness, has unintentionally become a popular sleep aid. Yet the time has come to have the conversation about dealing with the stealthy inertia and sleepiness that creeps in and numbs our senses during meditation.
     
  • Original air date: Tuesday, October 22, 2013
    Episode Description:
    In a perfect fusion of old and new—our host sat cross-legged in a futuristic OM Meditation Pod counting her breaths and practicing the ancient art of Zen meditation. Exchanging sound effects and lights of the high-tech pod for a more humble prayer mat, she guides us through the basics of a zazen meditation practice.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, October 08, 2013
    Episode Description:
    Is it possible to have too much of a good thing? Meditation is not for ourselves alone and so after the practice then what? Our host encourages us to get up and make our time on the mat count for something.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, October 01, 2013
    Episode Description:
    Given the divinely ordered way everything came together for a last-minute sacred assignment, our host was convinced she would be inspiring the hearts and minds of many. In preparation for this episode’s meditation, she shares how the message that had been so diligently and prayerfully prepared to motivate others into action turned out to actually be for herself.



  • Original air date: Tuesday, September 24, 2013
    Episode Description:
    Tune in for a moving Qigong meditation practice where, guided by special guest Jessica Kolbe, we ring the temple bell, open the temple gate, and take our tiger into the light.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, September 17, 2013
    Episode Description:
    There’s a proverb that says, “A ship in a harbor may be safe but that is not what a ship is for.” So, get ready as we weigh anchor, catch the trade winds in our sails, and steer a course for new adventures in an ocean of previously unexplored possibilities.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, September 10, 2013
    Episode Description:
    Just in time for this year’s annual Unity World Day of Prayer, Unity Village’s multimillion-dollar Tower restoration project is complete. The Tower and its seven floors of previously discarded office space have been transformed into a classy holistic wellness center called Awaken Whole Life Center, and, according to General Manager Tara Hitzig, offers an array of unique services and treatments designed to also restore its guests to wholeness—but without the million-dollar price tag!
  • Original air date: Tuesday, September 03, 2013
    Episode Description:
    What happens when we combine the frequency of singing bowls with affirmation and sacred art? Something almost indescribable! Which is why in this episode guest Barbara Evans is on hand to illustrate the healing art of raising our vibration.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, August 27, 2013
    Episode Description:
    Yearning for a deeper connection with God but unclear what that would look or feel like, our host found her answer when, at the top of the stairs, she happened upon the face of God in an unexpected disguise.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, August 20, 2013
    Episode Description:
    Whether you’re already a budding writer or have a regular journaling practice, it’s likely you’ll grab for your pen after hearing a few pointers from writing instructor and yoga teacher Kim Cope Tait on how meditation can evolve our writing practice—beyond all the fear and self-censoring that usually hampers creative expression.  
  • Original air date: Tuesday, August 13, 2013
    Episode Description:
    While rummaging in the Unity archives, fellow Unity Online Radio host Rev. Paul Hasselbeck stumbled upon a selection of original meditations and affirmations created by Unity cofounder Charles Fillmore and brought a few of these historical gems to share with our listeners.
  • Episode: Beyond the Soul
    Original air date: Tuesday, August 06, 2013
    Episode Description:
    The first time she stumbled on the intoxicating meditation practice of special guest Rev. Blair Tabor, our host was in a chapel. The second time it happened, she was on a cruise ship. On both occasions, what Rev. Paulette overheard seemed to emerge from beyond his soul.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, July 30, 2013
    Episode Description:
    When our host invited you to add your tuppence-worth to the conversation and let your voice be heard, you obliged and helped cocreate this episode by sharing examples of some of your favorite meditation practices and affirmative prayers.
  • Episode: Young at Heart
    Original air date: Tuesday, July 23, 2013
    Episode Description:
    If he had listened to the nagging self-talk, chattering away in the back of his mind, trying to convince him his age was an issue; would Touching the Stillness listener Steve Clisby have missed the opportunity of a lifetime? Hear how he put faith before fear to not only land in a place beyond his wildest imaginings but also in the hearts of a nation.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, July 16, 2013
    Episode Description:
    If the preteen in your life is grappling to come to terms with the young person they see transforming before them in the mirror, hearing that prayer works may not cut it. But Rev. Sharon Connors’ don’t-tell-me-show-me book is an adventure in prayer which, with its treasure trove of ideas and examples, could cause that preteen’s reflection in the mirror to positively glow!
  • Original air date: Tuesday, July 09, 2013
    Episode Description:
    It may be the first thing we do when we’re born and the last thing we do before we die; but many of us go through life without giving the breath a second thought. In this episode, we give every breath our full attention as we explore various breathing techniques for deepening our meditation practice.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, July 02, 2013
    Episode Description:
    Going along with the premise that we can all learn from one another, our host extends an invitation to Touching the Stillness listeners to help cocreate a future episode of this broadcast.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, June 25, 2013
    Episode Description:
    In the final part of a trilogy of programs designed around this month’s Unity theme of health and well-being, our host continues her deliberations around the beneficial role meditation can play in handling difficult emotions.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, June 18, 2013
    Episode Description:
    Echoing a 1970s advertising campaign, Rev. Paulette concurs that “A mind is a terrible thing to waste”; only here, in the second of three episodes designed around this month’s Unity theme of health and well-being, our host persuades listeners to ruminate on what benefits there are to having a meditation practice when we’re dealing with difficult emotions.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, June 04, 2013
    Episode Description:
    If writhing in pain, it’s likely that our immediate reaction is to reach for medication in order to find relief and comfort. But, in the first of three episodes, designed around this month’s Unity theme of health and well-being, Rev. Paulette wonders whether there’s a convincing case for including meditation as part of our pain management too.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, May 28, 2013
    Episode Description:
    It turns out that, as a preteen, Rev. Paulette took too literally the advice given to her by her maternal grandmother. As she prepares to straighten out her act, our host invites us to consider doing the exact opposite of what Mummy Hamlet had cautioned.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, May 21, 2013
    Episode Description:
    When assailed by a torrent of sensationalized media reports and discouraging newscasts, don’t despair! Our host has a plan for how to transform today’s attention-grabbing headlines into tomorrow’s positive intentions; and announces a newsflash of her own.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, May 14, 2013
    Episode Description:
    Rumi says, “When I am Silent I fall into that place where everything is music.” Setting the arena for a meditation chant in this week’s episode, our host is joined by fellow Unity Online Radio host Rev. Dale Worley, as they reflect on the ways lyrics and melodies can usher us to that interior place where music makes magic.
  • Episode: The New Temple
    Original air date: Tuesday, May 07, 2013
    Episode Description:
    For the past several weeks, our undaunted host has been sharing highlights with her listeners about her recent spiritual sojourn in Bali, Indonesia. In this concluding chapter to her impromptu travel log, she reveals what new insights were ascertained from a spontaneous visit to a sacred temple.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, April 30, 2013
    Episode Description:

    Set amid lush rice paddies in the middle of Ubud, Bali, is a large rustic yoga studio called the Yoga Barn, which on Sunday mornings is transformed into a steamy cathedral of a different kind. Our host shares how she touched the stillness by getting her groove on in its pew-less sacred space.
     

  • Original air date: Tuesday, April 23, 2013
    Episode Description:
    If it wasn’t for the stick in her hand, and the angel on her path, would our host have missed a spectacular illustration of beauty? She shares how an early-morning meditation walk provided the perfect metaphor for what may lie beyond our fears.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, April 16, 2013
    Episode Description:
    It was a six-week adventure of prayer, meditation, healing-touch therapies, temple blessings, and one of the most profound days of silence she has experienced in years. But there was one particular act of devotion that reduced our host to tears, and which ranks high on the list of her "sweetest Bali moments."
  • Original air date: Tuesday, April 09, 2013
    Episode Description:
    Throughout her entire 42-day Balinese trip, the promises of Jeremiah 29:11 were being fulfilled and the purpose of this soul journey continually being confirmed. The only thing is—it took awhile for our host to notice she was already on the mountain she so ardently pursued.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, April 02, 2013
    Episode Description:
    Returning feeling nurtured and nourished from an intense spiritual trip to Bali, Indonesia, the contents of her suitcase are not the only thing our host finds herself unpacking. She reflects on why—although not at all what she expected—this journey to the Island of Devotion was actually everything she needed.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, January 29, 2013
    Episode Description:
    Before she takes off on her 40-day retreat adventure, our host leaves us with tools at our fingertips to build a pyramid and long-lasting wonder and devotion of our own.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, January 22, 2013
    Episode Description:
    This episode’s guest, Karen St. Clair, took her experience from the boardroom of a multimillion-dollar financial institute to the common room of a prison in Salem, Oregon, where she introduces inmates to a balance sheet of a different kind.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, January 15, 2013
    Episode Description:
    Our host recommends a substitute frame of reference for setting sacred intention around those more daunting dreams and desires we have planned for the pristine new year ahead.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, January 08, 2013
    Episode Description:
    Preparing to embark on a spiritual adventure that will impact her personal practice and her prayer and meditation ministry, our host invites us to be part of a divine plan that will an undoubtedly leave its indelible mark on listeners—and astonish us all!
  • Original air date: Wednesday, December 19, 2012
    Episode Description:
    Thoughts and prayers for the people of Newtown, Connecticut, with Rev. Paulette Pipe, host of Touching the Stillness. To connect with Rev. Paulette Pipe for  prayer support, visit Touching the Stillness online at www.touchingthestillness.org.

  • Episode: Measure a Year
    Original air date: Tuesday, December 18, 2012
    Episode Description:
    Prayer works and stillness makes a difference. Don’t just take our host’s word for it! As she brings this year of Touching the Stillness to a close, we hear from fellow listeners around the world about how the practices, prayers, and meditations on this program have positively impacted their lives.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, December 11, 2012
    Episode Description:
    In this season of often mindless material gift-giving, it’s not knitted tea cozies, tartan socks, or bland ties we share in our brightly colored gift-wrapped packages. The glistening presents we come bearing, following our time of stillness, are spiritual gifts from within.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, December 04, 2012
    Episode Description:
    Dorothy’s red shoes got her safely home; Cinderella’s glass slipper landed her in the arms of a charming prince; and there’s a puss prancing around in a pair of stylish boots. Yet, as special guest Rev. Charline E. Manuel shares in this episode, shoes are more than a fashion statement—they’re a metaphor for how we can stand tall or walk toward our blessings in life, while wearing a great pair of shoes. 
  • Episode: Beyond My Sight
    Original air date: Tuesday, November 27, 2012
    Episode Description:
    With an exquisite meditation that soothes the spirit, our host helps us find love and comfort in times of grief.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, November 20, 2012
    Episode Description:

    In the finale of our Five Steps to Stillness series, our grateful host, and series guest Rev. Gail Dobert, share how to step into our greatest good by stepping out of the way.
     

  • Original air date: Tuesday, November 13, 2012
    Episode Description:

    Do the steps in part four of our Five Steps to Stillness series take divergent paths? While our host is catching up with the realization process, series guest Rev. Gail Dobert, is already stepping into gratitude. Fortunately, your guides are not on a One-way street. 
     

  • Original air date: Tuesday, November 06, 2012
    Episode Description:
    In part 3 of our Five Steps to Stillness series, our light-footed host, and series guest Rev. Gail Dobert, enter the Zen Zone for a spot of spiritual realization.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, October 30, 2012
    Episode Description:
    In part 2 of our Five Steps to Stillness series, featuring guest Rev. Gail Dobert, we concentrate on our union with the Divine and discover ... it’s all in the mind!
  • Original air date: Tuesday, October 23, 2012
    Episode Description:

    Take five steps to stillness with our host and returning guest, Rev. Gail Dobert, as during the next five episodes the pair explore together a meditative prayer method designed to take the worry and anxiety out of praying, while helping us relax more deeply into our chill zone.

     

  • Original air date: Tuesday, October 16, 2012
    Episode Description:
    When it comes to meditation, she knows firsthand one size does not fit all. But hear what else our host learned from one of her meditation students, regarding the three different ways meditators have of accessing stillness—either through the mind, the body or devotion of the heart.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, October 02, 2012
    Episode Description:
    Beyond a kaleidoscope of differing beliefs, deities, rituals and moral codes of the world’s major religions is a common thread weaving us together in a tapestry of prayer … At least that’s the theory our host expounds on with fellow Unity Online Radio host, Rev. Paul John Roach, as they tease out the universal strands motivating us to connect with our Divine nature.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, September 25, 2012
    Episode Description:
    That she loves practicing and teaching meditation is a given. That devouring dark chocolate is one of her indulgences, is no secret. But did you know our host also has a penchant for puzzles? In this hour, she puts the pieces together by drawing on her experience, interconnecting it with a powerful meditation, and inserting a dynamic session of affirmative prayer. Problem solved!
     
  • Original air date: Tuesday, September 18, 2012
    Episode Description:
    Rev. Tim Lytle had no idea he had a witness, the day his search for a deeper connection with the Divine caused him to pray in an unorthodox way. Yet, with his yearning for God greater than any sense of embarrassment, he continued to pray as though no one was watching and ended up with a most unlikely prayer partner.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, September 11, 2012
    Episode Description:
    A harried gate agent and a silent passenger demonstrate a powerful lesson for our host; who then prayerfully pays it forward in an encounter with a grateful airport concession sales associate.
     
  • Episode: Blissful Bowls
    Original air date: Tuesday, September 04, 2012
    Episode Description:
    When Ashana was last with Touching the Stillness, she left our host and listeners swooning with the energy of her exhilarating Crystal Bowl Meditation. She’s back to share her blissful bowls, angelic voice and exciting news of her new meditation CD.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, August 28, 2012
    Episode Description:
    Can diet affect our meditation? This episode’s guest, Victoria Moran, certainly believes so. The fellow Unity Online Radio host of Main Street Vegan joins our host to bust the myth that a vegan diet is all lentils and rice cakes; and shares a few delicious and fresh ideas for us to munch on.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, August 14, 2012
    Episode Description:
    In the second episode of our host’s grand experiment, she shares golden nuggets for our prosperity pouch. Warning: This episode could cause you to exhibit richness beyond measure!
  • Original air date: Tuesday, August 07, 2012
    Episode Description:
    During the next two episodes, our host is trying out a grand experiment, which she fully expects will cause significant increase in her life and those of her cherished listeners. Warning: This episode could make you rich!
  • Original air date: Tuesday, July 31, 2012
    Episode Description:
    Our host was so intrigued by what she heard Rev. Linda Martella-Whitsett was supposed to have said about prayer requests, she decided to invite Rev. Linda back to complete our five-week series, How to Pray: And Other Such Stuff, to tell us—firsthand—the intention behind learning a new language for prayer.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, July 24, 2012
    Episode Description:
    It’s Daily Word® magazine’s 88th birthday this month, and in part four of our five-week series, How to Pray: And Other Such Stuff, editor Laura Harvey gives us the lowdown on how this empowering devotional of daily affirmative readings is prayerfully put together, and how it can be a tool in our back pocket to help power up our prayer life.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, July 17, 2012
    Episode Description:
    She has a voice so silky-smooth it can melt the listener into stillness like ice cream on a hot summer’s day; and recently, she co-facilitated a prayer retreat at Unity Village called "Finding Your Prayer Voice." So, in part three of our five-week series, How to Pray: And Other Such Stuff, Director of Silent Unity’s Telephone Prayer Ministry, Rev. Gail Dobert, drops by to share how we, too, can find our prayer voice.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, July 10, 2012
    Episode Description:
    In part two of our five-week series, "How to Pray: And Other Such Stuff," our host introduces us to a guest with an amazing day job! Rev. Carrie Kenyon teaches people to affirmatively pray with others for a living; and teaches us a thing or two about elevating our own prayer life.
     
  • Original air date: Tuesday, July 03, 2012
    Episode Description:
    If you think you can’t pray or the very thought of doing so in public makes you break out in hives, don’t panic! To kick off our new five-week series, "How to Pray: And Other Such Stuff," our host is joined by Rev. Barbara Hribar, senior minister of Unity of Medina, who is on hand to teach us how to comfortably pray, anytime, anywhere, with anyone.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, June 26, 2012
    Episode Description:
    In this episode, we are taken on a voyage into stillness, navigated by fellow Unity Online Radio host of Spirit Voyage Radio, Ramdesh Kaur, who introduces us to her recently launched Meditation CD, Journey Into Stillness.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, June 19, 2012
    Episode Description:
    Pssst! You’re invited to rendezvous in a secret place for a holy purpose!
     
  • Original air date: Tuesday, June 12, 2012
    Episode Description:
    What did her friend do with a jar of face cream that has inspired our host to reveal her own beauty secret for radiance? The remedy contains no artificial ingredients and is more than skin-deep!
  • Episode: A Drop of Water
    Original air date: Tuesday, June 05, 2012
    Episode Description:
    In a 60-second meditation moment, our guest, Rev. Victoria Etchemendy, shares a drop of water for a thirsty soul—wisdom we sometimes forget we have.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, May 22, 2012
    Episode Description:
    To prepare for the light-touch meditation in this episode, we explore some of the ways to interject simple joys for juicy living!
  • Episode: Dare to Dream
    Original air date: Tuesday, May 15, 2012
    Episode Description:
    Our host wonders out loud what role, if any, our meditation practice has in helping us decipher our nocturnal dreams. Fortunately the dream doctor and fellow Unity Online Radio host, Dr. Michael Lennox, is on hand to shed light on the meaning of those symbols that surface in the dark.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, May 08, 2012
    Episode Description:
    What does will have to do with grace? That’s the question our host poses to guest, Rev. Paul Tenaglia, senior minister of Unity of New York. (Clue: It has nothing to do with the TV show of the same name.)
  • Original air date: Tuesday, May 01, 2012
    Episode Description:
    Our prayer and meditation practice may not stop the rollercoaster, topsy-turvy events of life from happening to us, but it will certainly inform how we experience those events when we cultivate the habit of staying prayed up!
     
  • Original air date: Tuesday, April 24, 2012
    Episode Description:
    In preparation for this episode’s meditation, one listener recounts how he took his early morning commute down a different track—proof positive that we really can experience God as easily in the mundane as in the majestic.
  • Episode: Into the Deep
    Original air date: Tuesday, April 17, 2012
    Episode Description:
    East meets west in this episode with guest, Rev. Michael Maday, who leads an ancient Asian meditation that is likely to take listeners to a place of deeper peace, clarity and understanding.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, April 10, 2012
    Episode Description:
    Why pray for victory and then prepare for defeat? We’re setting our sights higher in this episode, where our host encourages us to expect and prepare for the best-case scenario.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, April 03, 2012
    Episode Description:
    In celebration of the launch of her long-awaited second meditation CD, our host invites us to consider the following: Instead of swimming against the tide, surrender into the blessing of rest.
  • Episode: Pray It Forward
    Original air date: Tuesday, March 27, 2012
    Episode Description:
    Our host was so inspired by the selfless action that took place in a hospital parking lot, she invited Rev. Ken Wilcox and Unity Online radio host, Rev. Beverly Molander, to give us the low down on how this audacious, bold, courageous demonstration of prayer-powered living came about.

  • Original air date: Tuesday, March 20, 2012
    Episode Description:
    Prepare to prosper as guest, Maggy Whitehouse, unearths prosperity principles for abundant living hidden in the Bible and leads us in a meditation that could cause one to manifest miracles beyond measure!
  • Original air date: Tuesday, March 13, 2012
    Episode Description:
    In keeping with Unity’s Inner Peace theme for March, we’re being invited to hang the "Do Not Disturb" sign on the door of our mind, so as not to allow anything or anyone to disturb the calm peace of our soul.
     
  • Original air date: Tuesday, March 06, 2012
    Episode Description:
    It’s amazing what you can do with just two minutes. Former Unity Online Radio host Aliza Bloom is on hand to assure us that experiencing heaven on earth only takes a mindful moment.
  • Episode: 50 Candles!
    Original air date: Tuesday, February 28, 2012
    Episode Description:
    Being on air with her listeners is one of the 50 fabulous blessings our host is counting in celebration of a big milestone birthday.
  • Episode: Divine Order
    Original air date: Tuesday, February 21, 2012
    Episode Description:
    Is divine order a platitude or description of a state of grace? We take the question to heart in preparation for this week’s meditation and consider it DONE!
  • Original air date: Tuesday, February 14, 2012
    Episode Description:
    Our host understands, on a whole new level, how kindness is our currency; we circulate it every time we allow ourselves to be the hands, the feet and the heart that Spirit can use as a conduit for good.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, February 07, 2012
    Episode Description:
    The hills are alive ... with the sound of healing! Jonathan Goldman, whose chakra healing sounds had us so enchanted during our chakra meditation series, is joining our host, with his wife Andi, to give listeners a heads up about a special sonic healing endeavor that sets a sweeter tone this Valentine’s Day.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, January 31, 2012
    Episode Description:
    When a right road takes a wrong turn, it’s a good idea to pay close attention to the road signs and scenery—chances are there are spiritual clues to help us navigate our way around the detour and back on course.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, January 17, 2012
    Episode Description:
    In preparation for a move, we’re cleaning up and clearing out; deciding what to keep, what to toss, and what to share, in order to lighten the spiritual load.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, January 10, 2012
    Episode Description:
    When setting goals and intentions for a new year, we may forget to include a very obvious facet of our lives. In this follow-up program about rethinking goals and resolutions, we‘re encouraged to rectify that and put a plan in place for prayer.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, January 03, 2012
    Episode Description:
    We’re buckling up and getting in gear for the journey of a lifetime, as our host guides us in setting sacred intention to make 2012 one of our best years yet!
     
  • Original air date: Tuesday, December 20, 2011
    Episode Description:
    When life’s tempo intensifies, the courageous and wise thing to do is STOP in the name of self-love. In this episode’s meditation, we employ stillness as the antidote to our frenetic pace, as we stop, pay attention, and listen.
  • Episode: Take a Breath
    Original air date: Tuesday, December 13, 2011
    Episode Description:
    The holiday season is upon us and one of the ways to get through it, with our good sense and finances in tact, is to remember to take a holy breath! In this episode’s meditation, our host helps us breathe our way to stillness and sanity.
     
  • Original air date: Tuesday, December 06, 2011
    Episode Description:
    Holidays can be especially difficult for people who are grieving. In this episode, specially dedicated to remembering and celebrating our loved ones, our host is joined by guest Chaz Wesley (www.chazwesley.com), who returns to share insights on coping, reflecting and hoping during this joyful, yet sometimes painful, time of year.
  • Episode: A Big Fat But!
    Original air date: Tuesday, November 29, 2011
    Episode Description:
    Usually a “but” gets in the way of our good. However, our host shares how earlier this year, while preparing for a Sunday Lesson, she came to see her "but" in a whole new way.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, November 22, 2011
    Episode Description:
    What unlikely lesson did our host learn from her late father about the power of thanksgiving? In preparation for a grateful heart meditation, she shares with us how we can give thanks for simply everything!
  • Original air date: Tuesday, November 08, 2011
    Episode Description:
    In recognition of this month of gratitude we give thanks for the friends—and sometimes even strangers—that hold a prayerful space for us while we journey through our valley experiences. Our host’s virtual “Welcome” mat is at the door, inviting us into a time of stillness so, together, we can keep the high watch during this episode’s special prayer vigil.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, November 01, 2011
    Episode Description:
    Our beloved host celebrates three years on air this week, and in honor of this milestone, she is featuring Touching the Stillness listener Dinah Chapman who, inspired by the work of this broadcast and our host’s prayer and meditation ministry, created a tribute song and included it on her new album.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, October 25, 2011
    Episode Description:
    Today’s guest, Ashana, has the voice of an angel that merges beautifully with the sounds of the multitude of crystal singing bowls that surround her in a pool of iridescent light to create an enchanting heart-opening experience of rich ambient stillness. (www.ashanamusic.com)
  • Original air date: Tuesday, October 18, 2011
    Episode Description:
    In keeping with Unity’s Year of Abundant Living theme for the month, our host urges us to cease and desist evaluating and judging our ability to meditate, or the progress of our prayer practice. She reckons if we just do our best, and ‘Let Go and Let God,’ this will be enough to make the grade! 
  • Episode: Settle Down
    Original air date: Tuesday, October 11, 2011
    Episode Description:
    With her thoughts attuned to a weekend of stillness and silence, our host encourages us to become still and let the sediments of our minds—and our challenges—settle as she prepares to lead us in a meditation designed to clear our thoughts and clarify our vision.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, October 04, 2011
    Episode Description:
    Listen in as our host discovers how one listener cycles her way to stillness and has plans to create a retreat for other women to use this pursuit as a healthy spiritual practice.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, September 27, 2011
    Episode Description:
    What does our guest Peggy Mulvihill do at Unity Temple on the Plaza in Kansas City, Missouri, to support parents in raising spiritually-minded kids? She joins our host to reveal some of the highlights of a newly created initiative that’s under way in her church community, in this second part of our series about teaching kids how to meditate.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, September 20, 2011
    Episode Description:
    There’s a biblical proverb that says if we direct our children onto the right path now, when they’re older they will stick with it (Prov. 22:6). In the first of this two-part series, our host provides tips and pointers for teaching kids how to meditate now, so they’ll hopefully be well-practiced in Touching the Stillness as adults!
  • Original air date: Tuesday, September 13, 2011
    Episode Description:
    You’ve heard his music, and in this episode, you’ll hear from the man himself! Our host introduces us to Jack Fowler, the musician who lives in the hands of grace. You’ll also hear some of the soul-enhancing, spirit-inspired music he’s bringing with him, to create a sacred space for stillness, when he joins Rev. Paulette in next month’s Annual Touching the Stillness Silent Retreat at Unity Village (http://www.maestropms.com/mkt/1322/retreats_calendar.htm).
  • Original air date: Tuesday, September 06, 2011
    Episode Description:
    We’re taking a stand for peace in this special episode honoring the 10-year anniversary of 9/11, and preparing for Unity’s annual World Day of Prayer on September 8.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, August 30, 2011
    Episode Description:
    We’ll be bumping into other people all day long unless we learn how, with prayer and meditation, to light up our energy field and own our space in the world. Our host dons her sunglasses as she chats with spiritual lighthouse, and certified energy worker, Christel Hughes, about how to—literally—let our light shine!
  • Original air date: Tuesday, August 23, 2011
    Episode Description:
    With no chemotherapy, radiation or surgery, today’s guest combined prayer and meditation with other healing modalities to release herself from a diagnosis of stage-four cancer. Hear how Kate Peppler accomplished this and then join our host, as she takes us into deep waters to experience a healing meditation.
  • Episode: Go Naked!
    Original air date: Tuesday, August 16, 2011
    Episode Description:
    While they may not let you in if you showed up naked at the door of a retreat center, our host believes this is the only way to truly encounter the Divine. She’s baring all and providing tips on how to create a personal retreat that’s a naked experience. Can’t get away? She has that covered too, and will share ideas on how to design a retreat right in the comfort of your own home.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, August 09, 2011
    Episode Description:
    There’s no chance of being half-hearted in this episode; we’re putting our whole heart into it! Fellow Unity Online Radio host, Ramdesh Kaur of Spirit Voyage, joins our host for a journey that takes us deep into our heart space with the sacred sound of mantras.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, August 02, 2011
    Episode Description:
    Eavesdrop on a conversation Rev. Paulette has with unpretentious co-host of Absolute Living, Laura Shepard. Before co-creating this episode’s meditation together, they mull over the merits of how and why we pray and how to find a prayer style that personally works for us.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, July 26, 2011
    Episode Description:
    Daily Word® magazine is celebrating a birthday this month, and editor Laura Harvey joins our host to share how this amazing little magazine’s word of faith packs a big spiritual punch and has, for the past 87 years, changed the lives of countless readers in astonishing ways.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, July 19, 2011
    Episode Description:
    Lighten up with Planetary Playmate Rev. Marciah McCartney, who returns to continue our exploration of play and laughter as a spiritual practice.
  • Episode: Let Us Play!
    Original air date: Tuesday, July 12, 2011
    Episode Description:
    Our host is joined by Unity minister, Rev. Marcia McCartney, whose mission is as much about “teach us to PLAY” as it is about “teach us to pray!” In this episode there’s room for both, so prepare to let your hair down … and go a little wild!
  • Episode: The Eviction
    Original air date: Tuesday, July 05, 2011
    Episode Description:
    Who or what in our lives needs to pack up and ship out? Listen in to find out what it’s going to take to eject the enemies of our household, as we prepare our eviction notice during this episode’s meditation.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, June 28, 2011
    Episode Description:
    When a listener wonders out loud why prayer is no match for their despair, our host called in the cavalry to weigh in on the matter. Listen in to hear some juicy, thought-provoking responses in the second of this two-part conversation.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, June 21, 2011
    Episode Description:
    What do you hold on to when it appears as if the very thing you rely on for support is ineffective? Hear how our host responds when a listener grapples with this very question and wonders out loud why prayer is no match for their despair.
  • Episode: Crowning Glory
    Original air date: Tuesday, June 14, 2011
    Episode Description:
    We’re heading to the mountaintop in hopes of attaining bliss and greater consciousness of the Infinite in this the final chakra meditation of our seven-week series.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, June 07, 2011
    Episode Description:
    Are you open to seeing things differently? We’ll see beyond the visible with eyes closed in this penultimate chakra meditation in our seven-week series.
  • Episode: Speak Up!
    Original air date: Tuesday, May 31, 2011
    Episode Description:
    This is one of those rare occasions where, in preparation for the fifth meditation in this seven-week Chakra meditation series, you’ll hear our host encouraging you not to “hush up,” as she usually does, but to “speak up” and claim your spiritual power!
  • Episode: Heart to Heart
    Original air date: Tuesday, May 24, 2011
    Episode Description:
    Our host encourages us to take it all to heart in the fourth of her seven-week chakra meditation series.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, May 17, 2011
    Episode Description:
    Be prepared to accomplish great things in masterful ways, as in this third episode of our continued esoteric journey through the chakra system, we engage in a meditation designed to enhance our personal power.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, May 10, 2011
    Episode Description:
    Get ready to bolster your creativity and fuel your passion for life and relationships in this episode’s energizing chakra meditation.
  • Episode: Ground Force
    Original air date: Tuesday, May 03, 2011
    Episode Description:
    Ever wondered about chakras? In the first of a seven-week series dedicated to working with chakras to deepen our meditation, our host outlines what they are and their relevance to our spiritual practice.
  • Episode: Amen to That!
    Original air date: Tuesday, April 26, 2011
    Episode Description:
    Evangelical, Pentecostal and Baptist Christians shout it out. Some of us sing it out. Others of us mumble it at the end of our prayers. As we prepare for meditation, we’ll discover from returning guest Dr. Rocco Errico why this powerful word we use to close our prayers is so much more than a punctuation mark.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, April 19, 2011
    Episode Description:
    What was Jesus thinking when he shared what has today become the most popular prayer in Christianity? Our guest, Dr. Rocco Errico, is on hand to give some insight into the deeper meaning behind that now world-famous prayer.
  • Episode: Room for Me
    Original air date: Tuesday, April 12, 2011
    Episode Description:
    Unemployed? Job Hunting? Seeking a new direction? Join us for this episode as, with meditation and prayer, we focus on spiritual preparation in support of your return to the workforce.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, March 29, 2011
    Episode Description:
    Our host is joined by IntenSati instructor Holly Raye, who explains how the exercise program she teaches not only gives the body and mind a combined cardio/martial arts workout, but also provides a whole new meaning to the idea of being impeccable with your words! Learn more about The IntenSati Method at http://satilife.com.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, March 22, 2011
    Episode Description:
    It’s not sissy stuff but some men may think they’re too macho for this form of meditation. Tune in and hear how one guy found serenity and strength in the most improbable way.
  • Episode: Choosing Heaven
    Original air date: Tuesday, March 15, 2011
    Episode Description:
    What message are we sending to others when we neglect to take care of ourself or our soul? Our host makes a case for the value in creating soul-satisfying moments in our otherwise over-scheduled lives. 
  • Original air date: Tuesday, March 08, 2011
    Episode Description:
    It’s never too early for spring cleaning, so to help us get ready for the overflowing measure of good that is waiting to pour forth into our lives, Rev. Paulette Pipe will have us cleaning up our spiritual act as we participate in an energizing meditation.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, February 22, 2011
    Episode Description:
    Our host is not the only one who ardently believes that there’s great power in group prayer. Our guest, Rev. Jim Rosemergy, thinks so too and is on hand to introduce listeners to an effective nine-step prayer practice designed for groups.
  • Episode: We Can Be Kind
    Original air date: Tuesday, February 15, 2011
    Episode Description:
    With the allure of love still in the air this week, our host leads us in meditation designed to incite greater self-love and kindness.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, February 08, 2011
    Episode Description:
    Intrigued about why our host is involving us in her love life? Join us for a love tryst where all will be revealed before today’s amour-inspired meditation.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, January 25, 2011
    Episode Description:
    Working with the premise that “luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity,” our host extols the virtues of being spiritually prepared in order to fulfill our intentions to live a joyfully abundant life.
  • Episode:  My Dedication
    Original air date: Tuesday, January 18, 2011
    Episode Description:
    Every year our host creates a sacred Covenant with God as part of her New Year preparation. This year there was something different about the spontaneous and meaningful dedication that came through her, that has her inspired to fulfill her Holy Purpose with Holy Boldness!
  • Original air date: Tuesday, January 11, 2011
    Episode Description:
    Without hocus pocus or sleight of hand tricks, an elderly lady walks away without her cane; a mother and her daughter experience reconciliation; and the lump in a woman’s breast disappears. On this episode, guest Rev. Eric Donaldson shares with listeners how his incredible healing workshops bring about these immediate demonstrations of healing using affirmative prayer. 
  • Episode: Gather No Moss
    Original air date: Tuesday, January 04, 2011
    Episode Description:
    Didn’t Rev. Paulette just spend the month of December telling us to “slow down,” “be still,” and “take pause?" So why in the world is our determined host now telling us to get moving? It’s all about intention. Listen in on this special “Gather No Moss” discussion.
  • Episode: Slow Down
    Original air date: Tuesday, December 14, 2010
    Episode Description:
    You’ve heard of the saying: “More haste; less speed,” right? Well, fresh from her own personal winter renewal retreat, our host helps us to decelerate with one of her mesmeric meditations that’s sure to take the pace down a notch or two.
  • Episode: Push Pause
    Original air date: Tuesday, December 07, 2010
    Episode Description:
    As the holiday preparations kick into high gear, our host is on a mission to get us to do more … meditating, that is. Rather than succumb to the temptation to skip our practice when the heat is on, we are encouraged to pause for extra interludes of peace.
  • Episode: The Boiler Room
    Original air date: Tuesday, November 30, 2010
    Episode Description:
    Find your own "boiler room" in which to stop and meditate on a daily basis, and you'll not only add minutes but poise to your day, even in the midst of a rush. This is the theme for the December Prayer Experience that our host wishes to impress upon us as we gear up for the holiday season.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, November 23, 2010
    Episode Description:
    This week the USA celebrates a national day of Thanksgiving. So as we enter this week’s Touching the Stillness meditation, let’s also express gratitude for all the things in our lives. 
  • Original air date: Tuesday, November 16, 2010
    Episode Description:
    The Prayer Debate continues as Touching the Stillness listeners weigh in with their thoughts and comments about prayer and the issue of talking to God. To talk or not to talk: that is the question. We’ll create spaciousness for the answer during this week's meditation as we listen for the "still small voice” that speaks to our heart in stillness.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, November 09, 2010
    Episode Description:
    Tune in to hear how a past guest’s suggestion that we stop talking to God and evolve the way we pray sparked a prayer debate among our listeners. Then join us as we listen for the still small voice that speaks to our heart in stillness.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, November 02, 2010
    Episode Description:
    He gets in his car and drives for miles, using only the prompt of his inner spirit as his compass and with one objective in mind. Tune in to hear how Rev. Chaz Wesley lets go in an adventurous way, as we prepare to engage in this week's "surrender" meditation.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, October 26, 2010
    Episode Description:
    November’s Prayer Experience will be about creating a "complaint–free zone,"’ so today’s guest, Rev. Will Bowen, creator of the Complaint Free World campaign, is on hand to show us how. And there will be no complaints whatsoever about the meditation, which will definitely give us something to be grateful for!
  • Original air date: Tuesday, October 19, 2010
    Episode Description:
    The philosopher Meister Eckhart says words can become Spirit’s hands that lift and caress you. If that’s the case, then our meditation will be “write on!” Join me and special guest Janet Conner, author of Writing Down Your Soul, as we pick up our pens and paper and touch the stillness by "writing down our soul."
  • Original air date: Tuesday, October 05, 2010
    Episode Description:
    Ever wonder about altars and their place in our prayer practice? Then wonder no more, as this week our host gives us a brief overview on the significance of prayer altars and provides helpful tips and pointers about how to create a sacred prayer space in your home.
  • Episode: Pray for Me
    Original air date: Tuesday, September 28, 2010
    Episode Description:
    Does the idea of praying for others leave you feeling nervous or tongue-tied? Have no fear, as today our host is joined by Rev. Lei Lanni Burt, whose whole ministry is dedicated to teaching people how to pray with others, and will help us take the scare out of prayer!
  • Original air date: Tuesday, September 21, 2010
    Episode Description:
    Your mother was right when she told you to mind your manners and always say "Thank You." Today, in honor of World Gratitude Day, our host helps us focus on the blessings of living life as a prayer of thanks.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, September 14, 2010
    Episode Description:
    Not to be swayed or disheartened by the irritations of life, our host this week shares some pearls of wisdom about how to discover the treasured gems of blessings and beauty hidden in those gritty situations. Then stay tuned as we excavate the pearl of great peace during our time of stillness.
  • Episode: In the Flow
    Original air date: Tuesday, September 07, 2010
    Episode Description:
    It's not just the prayers that are streaming throughout the Unity Village campus as we gear up for Silent Unity's annual World Day of Prayer celebrations; our fountains will be flowing again too! Tune in as our host chats with Rev. Lynne Brown, vice president of Silent Unity®, about this momentous occasion and guides us in a meditation that is sure to move us into the flow.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, August 31, 2010
    Episode Description:
    When asked “How are you?” our host’s response is usually one that momentarily stops people in their tracks. Tune in to hear more as, in preparation for the Touching the Stillness September Prayer Experience, we this week turn our focus on to the power of blessings.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, August 24, 2010
    Episode Description:
    As we prepare for today's meditation, our host shares how an annoying prank her late brother, Peter, played on her helped teach a powerful lesson in trusting that there is always enough.
  • Episode: The Divine Name
    Original air date: Tuesday, August 10, 2010
    Episode Description:
    What if there was a technique for sounding the Universal name of God that could change us and change our world? Well, today's guest—sound pioneer Jonathan Goldman—returns to share about his rediscovery of an incredible sacred healing sound that he believes can be used for the powerful purpose of prayer.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, August 03, 2010
    Episode Description:
    In preparation for today's meditation, we're encouraged by our guest, Dr. Joan Borysenko, to not let the stormy experiences of our lives get us down. Tune in to hear how, rather than feeling like it's the end of the world, we can allow those storm clouds to elevate us to a place where we can see the gifts they contain.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, July 27, 2010
    Episode Description:
    The saying goes: "When life gives you lemons, make lemonade." But what do you when life gives you a cracked pot? In preparation for our August Prayer Experience and today's meditation, our host reveals a few suggestions of her own.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, July 20, 2010
    Episode Description:
    As we continue our month-long Prayer Experience—the Prayer of Receiving—our host takes a look back and celebrates the blessings and answered prayer our Touching the Stillness listeners have received. Then stay tuned as her mesmeric meditation plunges us deeply into the stillness and opens us up to greater gifts of giving and receiving.
  • Episode: Be the Vessel
    Original air date: Tuesday, July 13, 2010
    Episode Description:
    You hear her voice here every week in the Touching the Stillness theme tune and in all the other ways that she allows herself to be the vessel by creating music in support of this program. Rhythm and blues singer/songwriter Kelley Hunt joins our host live in the studio to share music that is sure to expand our hearts as we prepare for this week's meditation.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, July 06, 2010
    Episode Description:
    Our host has experienced many transformative experiences while walking with prayerful purpose in the labyrinth, a circular, spiraled pathway designed for prayer. Tune in as today's guest, Episcopalian priest and author, Dr. Lauren Artress, shares with us how walking this meditative mystical path can be a pilgrimage to spiritual wholeness.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, June 29, 2010
    Episode Description:
    Our host recently shared with listeners how learning to receive was one of her many and greatest spiritual lessons. In this week's broadcast, the self-described "Receiving Graduate" invites us to practice the art of receiving as part of our July Prayer Experience.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, June 22, 2010
    Episode Description:
    Hot on the heels of last week's broadcast, where we expounded upon the necessity to stop talking and let God get a word in edgewise, today's guest Rev. Linda Martella-Whittset encourages us to not only stop talking but to actually stop talking to God altogether!
  • Episode: Pillow Talk
    Original air date: Tuesday, June 15, 2010
    Episode Description:
    Our host had a laugh-out-loud moment when she saw the words written on the cushion in a friend's house. Hear what made her chuckle and why it actually helps to give life the silent treatment.
  • Episode: Crystal Clear
    Original air date: Tuesday, June 08, 2010
    Episode Description:
    It has been said that if a sign or symbol shows up more than three times, one should pay attention, as chances are it contains an important message. Tune in to hear what crystal clear message was received by our host toward the end of our Touching the Stillness 40-Day Self-Love Prayer Experience.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, June 01, 2010
    Episode Description:
    Rosemary Fillmore Rhea, the granddaughter of Unity's founders Charles and Myrtle Fillmore, joins our host to share stories of her upbringing at Unity Village, including one about her grandfather, Charles Fillmore, and how one habit of his seemed a little quirky to her playmates.
  • Episode: Laugh It Off!
    Original air date: Tuesday, May 25, 2010
    Episode Description:
    Hear how a childhood nursery rhyme inspires our host, Rev. Paulette Pipe, when she needs to chase away the blues and create a more cheerful heart.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, May 11, 2010
    Episode Description:
    No stranger to Touching the Stillness, Karen Drucker's chants infuse our program regularly. She joins us today to share her insights about letting go and letting God and encouraging ways we can sing our prayers.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, May 04, 2010
    Episode Description:
    When Rev. Paulette Pipe was a young teenager it seemed that her mother would talk to her in parables that would really confound her. As we in the U.S.A. prepare to honor our mothers this month, our host tries to determine if there were nuggets of spiritual Truth concealed within her mother’s mysterious, mind-boggling maxims and cultural proverbs.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, April 27, 2010
    Episode Description:
    Our host once did something so weird but wonderful it caused her to fall in love with a most unlikely suitor. Tune in to discover how you too can experience amour in an uncommon love affair, as we prepare for our May Touching the Stillness "Prayer Experience."
  • Original air date: Tuesday, April 20, 2010
    Episode Description:
    If you are someone who stops yourself from engaging in meditation practices because you think it requires time you don't have, then tune in to hear why our guest, Rev. Robin Reiter, believes grace can be found in a mere five minutes of stillness.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, April 13, 2010
    Episode Description:
    This week marks Silent Unity's 120th anniversary and to commemorate its success, Touching the Stillness celebrates the power of prayer and extols the virtues of audacious, bold, courageous prayer-powered living.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, April 06, 2010
    Episode Description:
    Hanging out in the corridor of life, where one thing has ended but the next has yet to begin? Tune in as this week's guest, Rev. Robert Brumet, assures us that there are many blessings to be garnered from finding ourselves in transition.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, March 30, 2010
    Episode Description:
    Trying to dash the contents of your cup because it's too bitter a brew? During this Holy Week, our host encourages us to instead choose to follow Jesus' example and be willing as, symbolically, we prepare to sup from the chalice in a "sacred communion" meditation.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, March 16, 2010
    Episode Description:
    What connection could there possibly be between sacred drumming and silence? Touching the Stillness guest Christine Stevens not only shares her views about how we can drum our way into silence, one beat at a time, she also demonstrates as much during today's meditation.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, March 09, 2010
    Episode Description:
    Tune in as our host invites our support to engineer one of the greatest jailbreaks of all time! Are you in? Are you ready to heed wisdom's call for freedom? Then join us as we prepare to make way for wisdom during today's meditation.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, March 02, 2010
    Episode Description:
    Do you feel like you are groping in the dark when it comes to your prayer or meditation practice? Today's guest, Rev. Tom Thorpe, is convinced that prayer is simpler and yet more profound than we make it out to be … All we have to is make friends with our practice. Tune in to hear him explain how.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, February 23, 2010
    Episode Description:
    "Those that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength," the Bible says. Today's meditation is designed to take us into the stillness of the "waiting room of our soul," where we can activate our spiritual gift of strength.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, February 16, 2010
    Episode Description:
    Traditionally, one of the customs practiced during Lent is to give up some indulgence for a period of 40 days in preparation for Easter. So as we gear up our own spiritual preparation, our host encourages us to fast from negativity and, instead, feast on prayer.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, February 09, 2010
    Episode Description:
    "I want it and I want it now!" your mind screams on some subliminal level, as you run around trying to make something happen. Sound familiar? Then be sure to join Rev. Paulette Pipe, as she takes the weight out of waiting and expounds on the place for patience in a prayer powered life! 
  • Original air date: Tuesday, February 02, 2010
    Episode Description:
    Following a month-long gift-giving spree, our host shares how she is in bliss and has been blessed by the power of intentional giving. In today's program, she's inviting those listeners, who have yet to try it, to find creative ways to give a gift every day for 29 days to demonstrate that this month of love can be about so much more than chocolates and roses.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, January 26, 2010
    Episode Description:
    When we dance our prayers with abandon, as though no one is watching, it has the potential to take us to a place of stillness we never imagined possible. Don’t believe it? Then tune in to hear from today’s guest, Gabrielle Roth, who has made it a life’s work to teach people to trust the dance of life through this unspoken form of prayer.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, January 19, 2010
    Episode Description:
    Our host paid off a huge wad of debt; finished her degree while in seminary; experienced fully-paid luxury spa retreats and vacations; and published her popular meditation CD. During today's broadcast, Rev. Paulette Pipe will share with us tips and tools so we, too, can vision our prayers using the power of our imagination, some magazine cuttings, a pair of scissors and some glue sticks!
  • Original air date: Tuesday, January 12, 2010
    Episode Description:
    Have a dream for the future? Then let’s do as the Bible Scriptures suggest and write it down. Tune in to hear more, as our host guides us through the process of writing a letter to God as a way to fulfill the desires of our heart.
  • Episode: Be the Change
    Original air date: Tuesday, January 05, 2010
    Episode Description:
    It’s that time again …You know, the time when we make resolutions and set lofty goals to change something about ourselves or about our lives. What if the key goal was to be the change? Tune in as today’s guests, Ed and Deb Shapiro, illustrate how this year we can resolve to use meditation as a transformation tool for the change we seek to be.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, December 15, 2009
    Episode Description:
    As we prepare for the holiday season of gift-giving and sharing, hear how today’s Touching the Stillness guest, Times best-selling author, Cami Walker, has changed her life dramatically by giving a gift every day for 29 days and how this practice can become a prayer practice that heals and transforms you too. 
  • Episode: If I Were Brave
    Original air date: Tuesday, December 08, 2009
    Episode Description:
    Tune in to hear our host’s ABC NEWS FLASH that is sure to change the course of her life forever, as she dares to choose in favor of her passion. Her hope is that it may inspire you to also head into the new year with the intention to do amazing things!
  • Original air date: Tuesday, December 01, 2009
    Episode Description:
    It was a wise person who said this because at the end of the day what really matters is that we know how truly magnificent we are and that we fully express that magnificence in the world. Listen in as we explore this idea in preparation for today’s meditation.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, November 24, 2009
    Episode Description:
    Be careful not to return those Cosmic Love Notes that show up at your door, which you might if we don’t recognize them for what they are … answered prayer! In a follow up to last week’s program, our host warns: “Don’t shoot the messenger … open the mail and discover what gifts await you.”
  • Original air date: Tuesday, November 17, 2009
    Episode Description:
    Are you feeling frustrated? Confused? Do you feel as though the Universe is giving you the “cold shoulder” because for all your praying nothing seems to be happening? Then tune in to today’s program, as our intrepid host goes in search of answers to discover if it’s true that our prayers are not being answered or whether we are just barking up the wrong tree!
  • Episode: Holy Harmony
    Original air date: Tuesday, November 10, 2009
    Episode Description:
    What music can you expect to hear playing in our host’s ear, whether as a soothing background for meditation or to energetically clear and create sacred space in her environment? More often than not it will be one of her favorite sacred sound CDs by today’s guest Jonathan Goldman. Tune in to hear why his music instantly moves host Rev. Paulette Pipe to stillness.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, November 03, 2009
    Episode Description:
    Our host loves the song “Celebration” by Kool and the Gang. You know, the one that says “there’s a party going on right here, a celebration to last throughout the year, so bring your good times and your laughter too … we gonna celebrate your party with you.” And that’s just what she has in store for us today … a program that celebrates good reports from our 30-day Prayer Experience and the first anniversary of Touching the Stillness on Unity.FM. Consider yourself invited!
  • Original air date: Tuesday, October 27, 2009
    Episode Description:
    Discover from today’s Touching the Stillness guest, Monique Mandali, how a coloring pencil can become an unlikely meditation tool that will take us on a journey to the center of our soul. Take a breath … No creative experience required!
  • Original air date: Tuesday, October 20, 2009
    Episode Description:
    Don’t you just love your body? No? Then be sure to tune into this week’s program to experience a meditation that will make your body sizzle with gratitude for the appreciation it will be given.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, October 13, 2009
    Episode Description:
    Why is that we are prone to make things more difficult for ourselves than they need to be? Listen in as our host invites us into the experience of untold possibilities that occur when we allow it to be easy.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, October 06, 2009
    Episode Description:
    The Bible says: "Prove me now herewith, says the Lord of hosts, if I will not open the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it." So get your blessing basket ready as Rev. Nancy Norman joins us to share tips and tools for prospering through prayer!
  • Original air date: Tuesday, September 29, 2009
    Episode Description:
    WARNING: This episode of Touching the Stillness may change your life. Up for the challenge? Then tune in as Rev. Paulette Pipe extends an invitation to our listeners that will shake up, and shake down, and pour forth good in every area of your life!
  • Original air date: Tuesday, September 22, 2009
    Episode Description:
    Fresh from a personal mini silent retreat, Rev. Paulette Pipe centers us for meditation and prayer with her ”Thought For The Day" musings from the Silence.
  • Episode: Mind Your Dash
    Original air date: Tuesday, September 15, 2009
    Episode Description:
    All it took was a short walk with God, and the next thing she knew, one of our listeners was on her way to creating a new coaching organization designed to help others live on purpose. She shares her story with our host Rev. Paulette Pipe, as we prepare for a time of intention-setting meditation and aspirational affirmative prayer.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, September 08, 2009
    Episode Description:
    As Unity prepares for its annual World Day of Prayer activities later this week, we chat with Silent Unity’s Vice President Rev. Lynne Brown, who heads our 24-hour, 119-year-old prayer ministry. We ask the burning question: “Do you actually have to be Silent in the Silent Unity Building?”
  • Original air date: Tuesday, September 01, 2009
    Episode Description:
    We all have those moments of madness when life feels like a topsy-turvy whirlpool of change. Today’s guest, Rev. Robin Ferguson, director of ministry expansion for the Association of Unity Churches International, shares how prayerful moments have proven to be the handrail that keeps her steady in the vortex.
  • Episode: A Nice New Mat
    Original air date: Tuesday, August 25, 2009
    Episode Description:
    The song says, “It ain’t what you do but the way that you do it.” Tune in to discover why you don’t need a nice new mat to find liberation for the mind, body and spirit, as Rev. Paulette Pipe leads us on a journey to freedom through today’s “Thought For The Day,” mesmeric meditation, and powerful affirmative prayer.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, August 18, 2009
    Episode Description:
    In preparation for today’s meditation, hear how our guest, Janet Attwood, danced her way from under the nocturnal streetlights as a child to now dancing her days through life with passion and purpose, while inspiring others to do the same.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, August 11, 2009
    Episode Description:
    No self-respecting explorer would go out in the wild without a survival guide and kit, so why would someone on the spiritual expedition of life be any different? Join our host, Rev. Paulette Pipe, as she navigates her way through Unity’s very own Survival Guide, which includes tips on how to pray, meditate, and create and use your own affirmations.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, August 04, 2009
    Episode Description:
    Like a fine herb that adds a distinct aroma and flavor but without overpowering, today’s Touching the Stillness guest, Rev. Nancy Jerome, is like the tarragon in the tea; adding something unexpected but alluring to the ministry of Unity Center of Overland Park, Kansas, with her gentle prayerful presence. Hear the impact prayer and silence had on her addiction recovery and stay tuned as she leads us in a hypnotic meditation.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, July 28, 2009
    Episode Description:
    We sometimes use prayer like castor oil, "for emergency use only." With hammer in hand, Rev. Paulette breaks the emergency case for prayer, as she prepares us for this week’s time of affirmative prayer.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, July 21, 2009
    Episode Description:
    In a follow-up to last week’s come-as-you-are theme, hear how one listener ramped up her prayer and meditation practice without stepping a foot out of bed; then, wherever you are sitting, stay tuned for a riveting time of meditation with our host Rev. Paulette Pipe.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, July 14, 2009
    Episode Description:
    When our host, Rev. Paulette Pipe, discovered she could not light candles in her dwelling, her prayer practice unraveled. Now reformed, she beckons us to come into the stillness just as we are—no paraphernalia required!
  • Original air date: Tuesday, July 07, 2009
    Episode Description:
    Music is a wonderful way to open our hearts and soften our minds during the practice of meditation. Today’s guest on Touching the Stillness, Janalea Hoffman, has a powerful healing musical gift that once took our host so deep into meditation—she almost had hitch a ride back to reality!
  • Original air date: Tuesday, June 30, 2009
    Episode Description:
    At a time of year when thoughts turn to vacations, rest and rejuvenation, our host Rev. Paulette Pipe, in preparation for our meditation, explores how to find a vacation for the soul without ever packing a suitcase or leaving home.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, June 23, 2009
    Episode Description:
    In preparation for our prayer and meditation time, we conclude this month-long exploration of spirituality at work by taking a page out of the book of the biblical character, Mary, who sat at the Jesus’ feet ... leaving her sister Martha in a bit of stew in the kitchen.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, June 16, 2009
    Episode Description:
    She recovered from cancer; buried a son; healed a marriage; and created a successful international training business. It is evident from the assured energy she exudes that today’s guest, Kris King, author and founder/CEO of the Wings Seminars, trusts and connects with something deep within to make her heart soar and find joy in the face of adversity
  • Episode: It's a God Job!
    Original air date: Tuesday, June 09, 2009
    Episode Description:
    As a follow-up to last week’s program, Rev. Paulette Pipe expands the notion of spiritualizing our work by bringing the practice of prayer and meditation to whatever work we are called to do. Hear how a dedicated practice and an affirmative attitude can either transform the job or allow the job to transform you!
  • Original air date: Tuesday, June 02, 2009
    Episode Description:
    If "it’s all a prayer," as our host Rev. Paulette Pipe maintains, then what place is there for prayer and meditation in the workplace? In preparation for our time of prayer and meditation on the air today, she speaks with a fellow Unity Village co-worker about how he brings his practice to work.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, May 19, 2009
    Episode Description:
    Don’t lose heart ... look for the ram in the bush ... that answer to prayer that shows up with perfect timing just when you were about to pull the plug on faith. Join Rev. Paulette Pipe in preparation for today’s meditation and affirmative prayer session, as she illustrates the power of faith.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, May 12, 2009
    Episode Description:
    In preparation for today’s meditation and time of prayer, we learn what nocturnal invitation was extended to Touching the Stillness host Rev. Paulette Pipe and how she has her spiritual mop and bucket in hand, ready to prepare for the gems of life that are awaiting her discovery.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, May 05, 2009
    Episode Description:
    If our lives are out of control and too hot to handle, then some self-care preliminaries need to be in place before we can even think about meditating—so says author, Debrena Jackson Gandy, our guest on today’s program. Tune in to hear her take on self-care and meditation and then stay connected for cooling meditation and heartwarming prayers with Rev. Paulette Pipe.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, April 28, 2009
    Episode Description:
    Not able to meditate alone? Ever thought about joining a group? Listen in to hear how one woman set up a meditation group in her home nine years ago that is still going strong and how the objective is to expose the group to various styles of meditation to help individuals discover what form of meditation speaks to them so that they can delve deeper into their practice.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, April 21, 2009
    Episode Description:
    When we are holding someone in an unforgiven state, whether in mind or heart, it can wreak havoc on our personal psyche, our health and our emotions. Tune in to hear how one Touching the Stillness listener, albeit reluctantly, took someone off the roasting spit of unforgiveness to not only enrich her spiritual practice but also heal her body. Then stay tuned as Rev. Paulette Pipe leads a powerful forgiveness meditation before facilitating a time of affirmative prayer.
  • Episode: Satisfied Soul
    Original air date: Tuesday, April 14, 2009
    Episode Description:
    At a time when so much focus is on lack, insufficiency and poverty talk, we are blessed to be able to take refuge in soul-stirring, soul-satisfying meditation and prayer to buttress our spirits against the otherwise demoralizing negativity of the current culture. Participate with Rev. Paulette Pipe in this interactive time of prayer and meditation and let your soul be satisfied.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, April 07, 2009
    Episode Description:
    Hear how special guest, Unity minister Rev. Robert Brumet, makes that itchy-nose and numb-rump part of the meditation, using insight meditation, as his practice of choice. And stay tuned for faith-restoring affirmative prayer by Rev. Paulette Pipe.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, March 24, 2009
    Episode Description:
    Sometimes it’s not just thoughts that buzz around in our mind to distract us from our practice. In preparation for this week’s time of prayer and meditation, Rev. Paulette Pipe shares another excerpt from her 40-day Silent Retreat journal on how she battled her fears and stayed put in her practice, when what she really wanted to do was run like the wind.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, March 17, 2009
    Episode Description:
    How do you know the “guidance” you receive in meditation is not bogus and misdirected? Is it an authentic prompt or wishful thinking of a wistful mind? Join Rev. Paulette Pipe as she explores these questions on following authentic guidance as we prepare for this week’s time of meditation and prayer.
  • Episode: Yes, I AM!
    Original air date: Tuesday, March 10, 2009
    Episode Description:
    Today’s Touching the Stillness features guest, Dr. Sue Morter, who has been called “today’s messenger with tomorrow’s message.” She is known for her high-impact energy and extraordinarily deep guided meditations. Founder and head of the Morter HealthCenter in Carmel, Indiana, Dr. Morter has never taken a prescription medicine for any ailment. Tune in to hear how, as part of her mission, this dynamic woman spreads the message of conscious healing, and experience her energy as she leads us in a profound time of meditation. Then stay connected for transformative affirmative prayer with Rev. Paulette Pipe.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, February 24, 2009
    Episode Description:
    Find yourself coughing up an emotional fur ball during times of meditation? In preparation for today’s time of meditation and prayer, Rev Paulette explains how this is a common by-product of the meditation practice when negative ideas, beliefs, feelings, or emotions surface to be healed. So don’t let it faze or deter you … it’s better out than in!
  • Original air date: Tuesday, February 17, 2009
    Episode Description:
    “If you pay peanuts, you get monkeys” so the saying goes … So what do you expect to get out of meditation? In preparation for today’s time of meditation and prayer, we consider the idea that if you put no time or effort into your meditation practice, you can't really expect to get any positive results!
  • Episode: Hush and Listen
    Original air date: Tuesday, February 10, 2009
    Episode Description:
    Are you supposed to be doing something while in the Silence? Does it feel awkward …as though you are wasting your time just sitting there doing nothing? In preparation for today’s time of meditation and prayer, we explore the idea of intentional listening and how, when we zip those lips, we are doing something exceptional for our soul—without having to say a word!
  • Original air date: Tuesday, February 03, 2009
    Episode Description:
    Today’s featured guest is Christine King, of The Metaphysical Society for the Expansion of Consciousness (MSEC) in London, England. Join us as Christine (Kristy) talks about her meditation practice and penchant for all things Egyptian. Actively participate in the program as with her soothing dulcet tones, she leads us on a spiritual expedition during our time of meditation. Then stay connected for affirmative prayers decreed by our host Rev. Paulette Pipe.
  • Episode: The Light Touch
    Original air date: Tuesday, January 27, 2009
    Episode Description:
    It is said that prayer and play vibrate on the same wave length. As we prepare for this week’s time of prayer meditation, our host Rev. Paulette Pipe shares excerpts from her 40-day Silent Retreat journal of how she made child’s play of meditation by giving it the light touch.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, January 13, 2009
    Episode Description:
    Practicing meditation is like building a muscle. We need to have determination and discipline in order to benefit from the results. This week as we prepare for our time of meditation and prayer, we review some of the many benefits of maintaining a meaningful meditation practice.
  • Episode: Give Me Five
    Original air date: Tuesday, January 06, 2009
    Episode Description:
    Special guest Rev. Jim Rosemergy and our host Rev. Paulette Pipe have something in common ... they share an affinity for the "Seek Ye First the Kingdom" concept of living life. Rev. Rosemergy, senior minister at Unity of Fort Myers, in Fort Myers Florida, and former vice president of Unity School of Christianity, joins Touching the Stillness today to share his ideas about meditation, the Silence, and their purpose in our lives.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, December 16, 2008
    Episode Description:
    How can I create ambiance in meditation? How long is long enough? How do you deal with sleepiness? If these questions resonate with you, then tune in for part two of our practical tips and tools series that provides helpful hints for hollowing out holy moments in meditation.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, December 09, 2008
    Episode Description:
    How do we carve out time and space for our meditation practice? Should we meditate in the morning or in the evening? Is 15 minutes enough, or do we need to mediate for hours on end for it to have any impact? If these questions resonate with you, then tune in for the first in a two-part series that provides practical meditation tips and tools such as when, where, and what to wear in preparation for meditation.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, December 02, 2008
    Episode Description:
    Have you ever noticed how the Silence is not always silent? Are you thinking there must be a formula for arriving at that place of still silence but you just haven't cracked yet? In preparation for our weekly time of meditation and life-enhancing prayer, we explore some of the ways the thunder of silence amplifies the soul.
  • Episode: Mind the Gap!
    Original air date: Tuesday, November 25, 2008
    Episode Description:
    If you are someone who believes you can't meditate or don't have time to meditate, take heart! Tune into to this week's program to hear how we can interject meditation pauses into everyday experiences to create a gap that brings renewal. Call in with your prayer request too as we collaborate in affirming the Truth together.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, November 18, 2008
    Episode Description:
    Change your mind, change your life with this week’s meditation created to help us align with transformation and change that is for our highest good.
  • Original air date: Monday, November 10, 2008
    Episode Description:
    Meditation and prayer are about taking our focus off the challenges and the hustle and bustle and putting it squarely on Spirit. “Seek ye first” is about putting God first in everything; meditation and prayer is how we can do that.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, November 04, 2008
    Episode Description:
    Meditation and prayer are not limited to the prayer mat or the sanctuary. We can make everything we do become a living meditation and prayer. No drugs or artificial stimulants are required if we let everyday activities take us higher in consciousness.

Host Bio

Rev. Paulette Pipe
Rev. Paulette Pipe is an ordained Unity minister recognized for her spectacular gift of facilitating powerful meditations and affirmatively praying with others. Born and raised in London, England, Paulette attended seminary at Unity Village, Missouri, and was ordained in 2001. On completion, Paulette returned to the United Kingdom as the spiritual leader for the U.K. Unity headquarters.

In addition to performing typical ministerial duties, her role there included managing the Silent Unity prayer ministry, heading Unity U.K.'s national Spiritual Education Program, and organizing and facilitating Unity retreats around the U.K.

With a background as an award-winning business magazine journalist, and later as a professional fundraising manager for a number of national U.K. charities, Paulette previously served as the manager of Unity Retreats and Events  at Unity Village. She now shares her gift and passion for prayer with spiritual seekers in the United States and in various parts of the world through the prayer-inspired workshops, retreats and individual prayer/counseling sessions that she leads and facilitates. Paulette holds a B.A. in ministerial studies and currently resides in Lee's Summit, Missouri.

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