Activating the Power of YES means putting our hearts, minds, and voices behind the highest and best intentions of what we want—for ourselves, our loved ones, and our communities. Whatever we think, say, or do becomes a prayer to the universe, so learn to use this power wisely! Join Rev. Beverly Molander for Affirmative Prayer: Activating the Power of YES as she chats with a wide variety of well-known and respected guests from around the world to find out how they activated their own Power of YES—in relationships, health, prosperity, creative self-expression, or with organizations that make a positive impact. Instead of saying, “No, I don’t want that,” you’ll be saying, “Yes, yes, yes, that’s the kind of life and world I want!” Beverly or a guest says an affirmative prayer in the last show segment so you can learn how to use this valuable tool in your own life.
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To Dean Sluyter, author of Natural Meditation, anyone can meditate, at any time, and during any circumstance. The key is effortlessness. Beverly says, "Whatever we think, say, and do can help Activate the Power of Yes." Dean suggests that we Un-think, UN-say, and UN-do; and it's easy to see how that can be the core of deep meditation. If you're thinking to yourself, "I've already tried meditation," stop thinking and stop trying. That's a good first step!
Chris Attwood worked with Janet Bray Attwood and Sylva Dvorak, Ph.D., to create Your Hidden Riches: Unleashing the Power of Ritual to Create a Life of Meaning and Purpose. Chris describes how we can use everyday rituals and ceremonial rituals to Activate the Power of Yes and keep us focused on the kind of life we want. How does Simon Cowell stay focused? He climbs a tree every morning! To find out how to get the book (free through October 10), go to www.thehiddenriches.com. There is also a sample list of rituals to spark your imagination.
No matter where you are in your personal or professional life, you can always go on a Vision Quest, and you don’t have to fast in a desert to do it. Beverly talks with Rosaura Cepeda about how organizations and individuals are going through their own rites of passage as they transition and transform into something even greater. Rosaura has worked with individuals from MIT, the U.S. Department of Commerce, and Johnson and Johnson, and she works with individuals like you and me as well. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Death. It comes to everyone eventually, but we are always surprised and upset when it comes to someone we love. Many of us take a loved one's death personally and find it difficult to cope with the loss. Grief can be debilitating, but it doesn't have to define the rest of your life. Beverly talks with Dr. Heidi Horsley, cofounder of Open to Hope Foundation, about how to learn to live again after a loved one dies.
Barry Dennis is the guru of the Chotchky—those things that take away our power even though we didn’t realize they were enslaving us … stuff, trinkets, odds and ends, collectibles with no real value, technology, people, or feel-good promises of the next best thing. He talks about how we can take The Chotchky Challenge and get our lives back. If you’ve been drowning in thing, mind, and people clutter, perhaps it’s time to find out how less is more. barryadennis.com/
How is your bank account doing? Are you able to do what you want with your life? Do you have money you can contribute to bigger causes, including your spirituality? If you want to find out how to prosper and live the life you love without going broke, Edwene Gaines has the answers! She discovered them herself, the hard way … as a single mom wondering where their next meal would be coming from …
She didn't always hold the title, Dr. In fact, much of her learning came from the streets of New York, where she was born and raised Jewish. Like so many of us, her spiritual journey has been on a circuitous route. She founded First Church of Religious Science, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, and was the minister of Westlake Church of Religious Science in California before becoming a teacher and mentor in 2009. Dr. Sue shares her thoughts on “Living From the Inside Out.”
Sobonfu is from Upper Volta and was named as “keeper of rituals” in her village. She describes the healing aspects of rituals, especially related to intimate relationships, family, community, healing and loss. What are rituals for special occasions? For everyday life? Why are they so important? As a wise elder in her community and a world traveler, Sobonfu shares both of her perspectives. She is Activating the Power of YES by helping others see how they can be grounded to the earth and to their roots.
Dan Howard is an expert in "Intentional Resting." You can do it in 30 seconds or less … even when you’re awake or doing something else! Continual stress on the body creates constricted energy, and we don’t have to live that way. We can have a whole, quiet, calm body in which every part of us flows together. This technique is easily accessible and can “drop you right into your soul” at any time. For more info, go to http://www.intentionalresting.com/.
Beverly talks with Bill and Sandy Fifield about their book Dig Deep in One Place: A Couple's Journey to A Spiritual Life and how the Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous can assist anyone in the transformation of their life—through co-dependency, depression, addiction, health issues and fear—to happy, joyous freedom and love. For info about their book, go to www.digdeepinoneplace.com.
Joanne Morton is traveling the United States with an art project to encourage others to share their Magic Passion Love with one another and the world. After Activating the Power of YES for two years, Joanne is taking a break in St. Paul, Minnesota, wondering, What’s my next step? We’ve all been there. Listen to the Affirmative Prayer specifically for her (and the rest of us!) in this situation. For more info on Joanne, go to www.magicpassionlove.com.