In this audio version of the live Facebook video chat from last month, Brandon has an eclectic conversation with Christopher David Jackson, founder of the event production company Grateful Generation. They discuss how our society is redefining value in an economic and spiritual sense and the various ways this new paradigm is already manifesting, such as our use of technology to support each other and reach breakthroughs in longstanding problems.
Brandon brings up listening as the topic of the day, sharing thoughts, quotes and anecdotes that revolve around this receptive and passive but engaged mode of being, sharing another clip by Michael Bernard Beckwith with important questions that we can ask to help empower us in our own lives.
Brandon addresses a listener's heartfelt story of personal growth and trials connected to the episode on inauthentic positive thinking, and he is in turn inspired to talk about the "dark night of the soul". He also shares a short audio clip from Michael Bernard Beckwith that gives a helpful tip to deal with and speed this often difficult process.
Brandon reads a review with a question about twin flames and soulmates and offers more of his own perspectives on this often confusing and paradoxical human experience. He also answers questions on dealing with personal relationships that one has outgrown, and the US government leaving the Paris climate accord.
Brandon answers a question about finding a potential romantic partner that doesn't fit the mold of an ideal partner and he is inspired to expound on the nature of these common challenges to our preconceptions. He also shares a clip by Kyle Cease on the more expansive aspects of relationships and the self.
Daniel Benor is a "wholistic" psychotherapist and author of several books, including his most recent release, Seven Minutes to Natural Pain Release. In this episode, Daniel shares his personal story, discusses Transformative Wholistic Reintegration (TWR), and what steps one can take to begin the self-healing process.
Brandon shares a story from his weekend at Lightning in a Bottle festival and talks about not re-telling the story of our wounded past over and over, but learning to harness the power of story to rewrite the next chapter of our lives.
Brandon is inspired to talk about not being overly nostalgic and constantly looking back to the past as something that defines us in the present and is perpetuated into our future, and he offers quotes, thoughts and an Abraham-Hicks clip all related to the idea that our past is only meant to be instructive, not restrictive.
Brandon is prompted by recent high-profile deaths to talk about this charged yet important topic. He shares quotes, anecdotes and a clip by Abraham-Hicks that all seek to demystify crossing over into the unknown, including related experiences like senile dementia as a "soft withdrawal".
Noah Lampert is the host of the popular Synchronicity podcast and founder of the Mindpod Network. In this episode, Noah and Brandon discuss a wide array of topics such as astrology, magick, plant medicines and of course synchronicity.
Brandon is inspired to discuss self-love according to his own highest understanding, an especially challenging thing to human beings due to our naturally limited state of consciousness about our true selves. He also shares a related clip by renowned author Louise Hay.
As an answer to a listener's question, Brandon talks about keeping our plans and ideas to ourselves instead of talking about them excessively, and he presents some evidence for this viewpoint in the form of an Abraham-Hicks clip that deals with precisely this topic.
Brandon seeks to inspire the podcast audience and shares powerful quotes by Rumi and others, as well as a Teal Swan audio clip on fulfilling our own unmet needs, all reminders that we hold the ultimate creative power and that we are all mini-universes unto ourselves.
Frank is an internationally respected Buddhist teacher and co-founder of the Zen Hospice Project, and Metta Institute. He has lectured at Harvard Medical School, the Mayo Clinic, been named as one of the 50 most innovative people by AARP, highlighted on the Oprah Winfrey show and honored by the Dalai Lama. In this episode, Frank shares the wisdom he has gleaned by sitting at the bedside of thousands of people who are dying, and which he also covers in his new book The Five Invitations, which goes into great detail regarding what death has taught him about living fully.
Brandon follows up on a previous episode's theme and a comment he made on a public forum regarding negativity and anger, and he expands on this by referencing a scale of human consciousness and emotion as described in the work of Dr. David Hawkins, as well as play an Eckhart Tolle clip on the dynamics of the ego and the so-called "pain body".
Brandon switches things up by reading a negative one-star review; he also addresses a couple of questions from the Facebook group, in particular one regarding frustrated aspirations for an acting career, and he shares a Matt Kahn audio clip that seeks to elevate and inspire the listener by reminding them of their true divine nature.
Brandon delves into the idea that a simplistic "positive thinking" philosophy could actually do more harm than good by denying reality or repressing negativity, and comments on a blog post on this topic as well as offer his own perspective on the matter.
Brandon engages in a kind of game with members of the Facebook group and is given a random chapter to read from the book Oneness, one of his all-time favorite spiritual books by Rasha, in hopes that it will prove synchronistically timely and relevant for any listeners that need this message now.
Mike Clelland is a UFO researcher and author of the book The Messengers. In this episode, Mike takes us deep down the rabbit hole by recounting several stories of UFO encounters from his book, as well as several of his own personal stories, all of which suggest there is a synchronistic connection between UFOs and owls.
Brandon answers a listener's question about getting upset at other people's lack of manners, and weaves it into a theme of our collective growing awareness and how we can best experience what we want for ourselves without casting expectations onto others.
Brandon reads and comments on an article from Elephant Journal about the difference between nice guys and good men, as well as plug online fundraisers and other community projects that are worthy of attention.
Brandon and Erica comment on a listener's experience with a psychic reader and the whole realm of psychic experience, which has its own pitfalls to avoid but also an undeniable dimension of legitimate extrasensory perception that we all share in to some degree. They also play an excerpt from a Dolores Cannon lecture about noted seer Nostradamus.
Brandon is inspired by a listener's message to discuss the law of karma and other expansive universal-relativistic subjects which can be hard to understand or relate to from our human perspective, sharing audio clips that discuss these often-misunderstood principles by Abraham-Hicks and John Van Auken.
Ben is a top-writer over at medium.com, runs the Fully Rich Life blog and has written pieces for such outlets as CNBC, Thought Catalog and the NY Observer. In this episode Ben shares his own personal story of how he overcame anxiety and depression, why he walked away from a six-figure job to follow his passion of helping others, and how he has learned to confront fears and actually learned to thrive off of them.
Brandon answers a couple of listener questions in more detail and seeks to inspire and empower by talking about how we can attract what we desire even if it seems unlikely, and how we always attract people into our lives who influence us, or are influenced in turn, because they mirror some aspect of ourselves.