Art Burns is a mindfulness coach working with people in all walks of life to integrate mindfulness practices into all aspects of life, not just on the meditation cushion—he considers mindfulness to be the thing that rescued him from the insane mode of thinking that passes for normalcy on our planet, and he hopes to in turn help others through it.
Brandon continues to touch upon difficult themes in the most gentle way possible, by referencing the anxiety, discomfort and negativity that many people experience these days for a multitude of reasons, and he tries to remind himself and all of us that trials and tribulations are not simply to be endured but appreciated, as well as bring up powerful simple tools we have to help us manage stress like our breath.
Robin Tala is a poet, DJ, and empowerment coach who was raised on the mystical Sufi path in an eclectic midwestern community. In this week's Soul-Share, Tala tells his tale of meeting the Dalai Lama in his youth, as well as gracefully discusses and illuminates some touchy cultural topics and tensions. He also lights Brandon up with inspiration discussing his current primary passion and focus, helping to heal the planet with superfoods.
Brandon addresses a debate that has arisen within the listener community, due to a recent guest whose energy is rather intense and uncompromising, and explores various perspectives in an effort to learn from this interaction.
This episode is a reading from "The Pyschic Explorer" book by V. Van Dam, and on this occasion the chapter read is the message from the intelligence behind the celestial body we know as Saturn, which has been historically and esoterically associated with important qualities like structure, limitation and challenges for our entire solar system.
Danny Rongo is an author and playwright as well as a Positive Head listener and fellow podcaster, also a singer-songwriter, activist and a direct disciple of the esteemed, late Dr. Wayne Dyer.
Samantha Lotus is a friend of Brandon's that was originally scheduled to co-host on the show a few weeks back, but ended up making her first appearance through this episode's featured clip, which is from a video on the fear of failure she recently posted. It inspired Brandon to discuss the importance of F-acing E-verything A-nd R-ising, as opposed to F-orgetting E-verything A-nd R-unning.
Ajit Nawalkha was driven from an early age to tap into the roots of abundance, wealth and a fulfilling well-rounded life at all possible levels, from the physical to the spiritual, and he has been fortunate to collaborate with Mindvalley, a global education technology company working with a lot of the world's new-thought leaders. Warning: this episode contains practical advice on how to make money, be happy and contribute to the world.
Brandon reads a message from "beyond the Beyond", an esoteric chapter of perspectives from beings that have passed beyond our known universe, from the "Psychic Explorer" book by V. van Dam that is read from occasionally on the show.
Brnadon takes the opportunity to discuss an article on self-love and being single, from the site Elephant Journal, that was reposted and commented on by members of the Facebook group, and he ties this to a powerful new understanding of the "be-do-have" paradigm, which always begins with states of being that give way to experiences though many people aren't aware of this dynamic.
Princeton Clark a self-mastery teacher and another listener that fellow (P)Heads ought to be familiar with, as he regularly posts on the closed Facebook group and is otherwise "on fire" as an empowered, aware and social-media savvy individual. In this episode he shares some of his unique awesome insights and aspects of his path, which included him learning to love himself authentically through his own shadow.
Brandon's chosen topic for this episode is authentic humility as a natural counterbalance to overly inflated ideas about the self. He shares some inspired quotes about this most valued of human virtues and makes a powerful point that it's not necessary to sell ourselves as "great" constantly, when our actions and energy already speak plenty for us.
Dr. Greg Marcus is a practitioner and innovator of "American Mussar", a new version of an ancient Jewish tradition for an authentic and meaningul life, which Greg found as an antidote to his workaholic struggles. Hear Greg talk about the ideas behind Mussar, its connection to Kabbalah and Jewish culture in general, and its very practicable steps for developing a more spirit-based and fulfilling life.
Brandon co-hosts with Erica Middlemiss, whose fiancé's family has been deeply impacted by the current season of ravaging wildfires in California, the most destructive on record. They discuss the polarizing effect of tragedy, perspectives on loss and hope, and offer other consoling thoughts and practical actions that listeners can take to lend aid to the affected.
Brandon is inspired to talk about happiness thanks to some eloquent posts from listeners on social media, pertaining to its true nature and how happiness is, ultimately, a matter of perspective, which means that it can be chosen as an experience.
Caitlin Parsons is a yoga therapist and a life transformation coach and in this episode she addresses some of the methods and practices that go into this work that she does, like meditation and mindfulness, breath and posture work, and introspective analysis.
On occasion of the US Thanksgiving holiday, Brandon reflects on the meaning and power of gratitude, appreciation, abundance and other related concepts that may not have been part of the origins for this celebration, but nonetheless infuse this particular holiday with wonderful aspects.
Charles Eisenstein is a highly respected, Yale educated thought-leader who from an early age was curious about what lies beyond the veil of illusion, and he has parlayed this curiosity into a real understanding of the wisdom of the heart and the power of stories, among other facets, which he now brings to bear on his work helping to heal the planet's ecology.
Brandon reads from the book Journey of Souls by Michael Newton, a book that looks at reincarnation and the afterlife from the perspective of a medical doctor, and he references other classic works in this category as well. In this episode he reads "Case 21" about a man belonging to a group of young inexperienced souls.
Brandon answers a question from Corey, a close (P)Head contributor who had a profound transformative experience at Burning Man 2018 and is now experiencing the "growing pains" of trying to integrate that experience with the default reality we live in. Brandon also relates a trippy synchronistic tale with a personal friend who crossed over into non-physical a few years ago.
Larry Armstead II is a spiritual coach with several degrees, a BA in Sociology and Spanish and a BS in IT, whose main philosophy is his keen insight, "in life, we don't get what we want; we get what we expect", which he has committed to applying in all his endeavors including his passion for cooking.
Brian D. Ridgway returns to address some questions and concerns that his interiew brought up for (P)Heads, since his powerful "spellbreaking" exercises can help bypass years of mental conditioning that we are all subjected to from birth. He also shares some exercises and materials like breath work and visualizations in this episode to help listeners integrate their expanded awareness.
Tamra Oviatt is passionate about creating world peace "from the inside out" and she was guided to perform "sacred activations", as well as "deactivations" that have radically changed the lives of thousands in order to facilitate this process. Hear the story of how she got going on her way, her startling nature as a "walk-in" spirit, and her insights into the work she's doing.
Brandon addresses some comments from listeners in the Positive Heads Facebook group about anger and being triggered, as well as some strong reactions to the Brian D. Ridgway pal-wow (Episode 812). He discussed these reactions in the context of larger changes going on at present, where trapped or repressed energies are apparently being released and cleared.
Brandon is prompted by a comment he received on a post based on an Alan Watts quote, and is inspired by a somewhat pessimistic takes on his post to talk about how shifting one's perspective to learn to find the beauty in the moment changes everything.