Ingrid Fetell Lee specializes in connecting the experience of joy with its aesthetic and visual dimensions, which has led her to publish the "Aesthetics of Joy" blog, a recently-released book titled "Joyful" and a TED talk with over ten million views. In this episode she tells Brandon what role design and visual arts played in her background, and how factors like bright colors and sunlight in our environments all contribute to our experience of daily life as either joyful or draining.
Erica and her fiancé Bryan, who last accompanied her on the show back in June 2018 (#705) dedicate a full episode to meditation, a topic that ought to have great relevance to listeners of this show for good reason: it is a deep, healing and profoundly transformative practice that in one way or another forms the foundation of a person's spiritual development.
Erica reads from the book "The Kybalion" which was published at the dawn of the 20th century and is all about the teachings of Hermes Trismegistus and his Seven Hermetic Principles, which underlie not only the legacy of his wisdom but perhaps the very nature of reality itself.
Melissa Eliyahoo shares a passion and a similar interest in design, entrepreneurship and spirituality, and has developed a business based on a water bottle sticker that is helping to subtly elevate the vibrations of thirsty drinkers in a fun way, thanks in part to the principle of "water memory".
Erica takes the reins and is inspired to talk about confidence, starting with the beautifully simple synchronistic review at the top of the show, and on through authenticity and subtle awareness of the language we use as part the discussion on the broader subject. She also shares an Abraham-Hicks clip titled "Confidence is Worthiness".
Dr. Reed Tuckson is a physician dedicated to health beyond the merely physical who found his way to the life work of Korean spirituality and longevity pioneer Ilchi Lee, in particular his most recent book I've Decided to Live 120 Years. Needless to say, many concepts implicated herein are related to listeners familiar with meditation, yoga, and in particular Tai Chi and other Eastern-philosophy-aligned practices.
This episode features an excerpt from "The Psychic Explorer" by V. Van Dam, an older and little-known but very interesting book that ought to intrigue (P)Heads and which Brandon has referenced and read from occasionally. Here he reads the "Message from the Sun" that is part of a series of channeled messages from celestial bodies which closes the book.
Brandon discusses some interesting ideas that have not been touched upon often, like the fact that our expectations may subtly influence others more than we realize, how we get caught up in our own assumptions about those expectations and how this all can be turned around and used to our advantage, by inspiring us to act with deliberate confidence.
Ili Lagos is a special education teacher, writer, musician, metaphysical junkie and self-professed manifester. Hear her talk about her work with troubled children, the podcast and the community of listeners surrounding it, and how it helps like-minded people across the globe connect with each other and with empowering teachings like those of Abraham-Hicks, Brene Brown and others.
Chris Jackson returns after his last episode with Brandon (#746) from early August, and takes the chance to talk about everything related to "becoming a Heartist" which he has referenced before but now explores in greater detail, discussing aspects of this modality like aligning with expectations and intentions, and properly contextualizing beliefs.
Kalyn Nicholson has over a million followers on YouTube and appears like other fashion-aware and media-savvy internet sensations, but she also has great candor and curiosity about psychology and the nature of human relationships. In this episode she talks with Brandon about being honest with her intentions behind the content she publishes, how she uses meditation to deal with the anxiety-inducing aspects of her world, and more.
The inspiration for this episode came in part through the musical artist Volo, who submitted their music to be played on the show and gave Brandon the idea that things which are life-enhancing, constructive and "meant to be" tend to flow with the energy of ease, non-resistance and joyously detached, creative manifestation. He also shares an Alan Watts clip on the "power of trusting the Universe".
Brandon relates several synchronicities that have "rippled out" from his most recent daily episode (#783) like the quote from American writer Hunter S. Thompson, a post from recent guest Koko Kercher and the band Modest Mouse, and more. He also shares a memorable speech from Charlie Chaplin's movie "The Great Dictator" that was shared a long time ago on the show.
Tim Trottman is another (P)Head with quite an active presence on the Facebook closed group of podcast listeners—he is also partnered up with fellow listener and spiritual seeker Tom Steensma recently, and together they make regular contributions to the group and elsewhere. Tim is a keen mind interested in probing the secrets of ultimate reality and sharing his discoveries with other like-minded seekers.
Brandon leans on a quote for inspiration today—Hunter S. Thompson recommending living life more like a wild rollercoaster ride than a museum visit—and he offers his own take that this process is a dance between working with, playing with and delegating to the largest part of our selves, which we commonly call The Universe at large. This episode also features a clip from Alan Watts titled "Let it Happen by Itself".
Kim Fiske wants to get to the truthful emotional core of situations and people, with powerful nonjudgmental awareness, and though in this episode you will hear her talk about our childhood selves and monsters, "mental blood hounds", "reticular activation systems" and other concepts that may sound amusing or odd, the emotional core of authenticity behind them is undeniable.
Erica answers a question from a listener pertaining to death and crossing over—specifically, premonitions concerning the soon-to-be-departed that this person experiences. Erica offers her perspectives which clearly include the ultimate nature of reality, time and the fact that our experiences are multi-dimensional, layered and nuanced.
Erica takes over today and in turn gives the reins over to Sonya Sophia, who naturally was at Burning Man 2018 recently, offering her EFT or "tapping" services to many Burners and (P)Heads, and in this episode she also conducts a tapping session to help the global spiritual community connect and coalesce in love for one another and the planet.
Corey returns to the (P)Head Posse series as he felt called to share his experiences at Burning Man 2018 and what they meant to him. He is active on the Facebook (P)Heads group regularly and is a collaborator in the production of the show as well.
Brandon shares an excerpt from a talk by Richard Rudd (episode #722), author of the potent and incredibly deep Gene Keys wisdom, which comes with the bonus of a musical soundtrack by artist Entheo.
Oren Harris is intelligent, charismatic and insightful, and once you hear him talk about flow-states, tell stories about leaning on intuition and discuss using challenges to stretch our personal and collective boundaries, you will understand that you partake of all the genius qualities that have brought "simplistic abundance", joy and recognition to Oren himself.
As the title indicates, Brandon finds an Abraham-Hicks clip he finds very worthy of sharing and discussing that goes over the finer points of creation, attraction and manifestation, covering important aspects as our relative lack of consistent discipline in our thoughts by giving them less than 16 seconds of attention, as well as energetic momentum and sensibility to energetic feedback in the moment.
Brandon decides to broach the difficult subject of negative experiences and unwilling participants, inspired in part by a beautiful woman's comments about unwanted male attention. He conveys his compassion and understanding for what people have to endure in their lives but gently reminds us all that we are powerful creators who didn't shy away from anything this world has to offer in the way of contrast, also sharing an Abraham-Hicks clip that talks about danger and being naive.
Reiki practitioner, Tarot reader, magician & writer Maechyl (pronounced Michael) Boyle hails from Scotland, has lived in South America for a few years and came to the Positive Head Podcast while deepening his own spiritual search. Listeners may recognize him from the (P)Heads closed Facebook Group where he is regularly active offering his Reiki services.
Thanks to a listener asking about this particular chapter that was missed before, Brandon reads Chapter 8 of Oneness which, as it turns out, serves as a perfect encore by having multi-layered synchronistic connections tied to the magic of the number Eight (infinity upright) as well as the ideas of "daring to dream" and taking a "leap of faith" that have been discussed in episodes as recently as this week.