In this episode, I’m getting back to the basics, and discussing the key truths which are the basis for all of the techniques and concepts we discuss on the show. I tell a story from my time with J-R, and sprinkle in some quotes from Kahlil Gibran, the Bible and Seneca.
I’m going to start putting up the transcripts of the podcasts, including the interviews. If anyone wants to help me double check the automatic transcription software for any of the episodes before I put them up, please let me know. There’s a lot of words in 40 episodes!!!
Here is the transcript for this one:
EPIDSODE 41 The Basics – Transcript
Hi and welcome to Transcend with Nat. This is Nat. I’m your host today and this is the 41st episode. We’ve been going for over 40 now. So thank you to all the listeners out there, all of you who listened, who write in. , it’s really nice to hear from you. And, in case you’re new, you can always go to my website, transcend.online and there’s a contact page there and you can get ahold of me that way. Anyway, I thought just since we’ve been going for awhile now, I had the inspiration to discuss with you what this is all based on. All of these spiritual tools and techniques and things that we bring forward here , and even the purpose and the interviews and everything that this is based on, some key foundational principles that I would just like to share with you since I don’t think we’ve really tapped into that level and, discussed them before.
In this episode, I discuss a higher look at Manifestation and also share an excerpt from John-Roger that was an inspiration for me in designing a short workshop type presentation I’ll be doing this weekend (from J-R’s seminar Cutting Materialistic Attachments & Opening Your Spirit available at MSIA.org). At the end, I share another excerpt from the same seminar on caring for loved ones and friends at the end of their lives.
I am excited to have been invited do a presentation/guided meditation at a Deep Healing Retreat this weekend! I’m going to be doing my part Saturday afternoon 5/25 in Topanga. You can sign up here or contact me if you need more info.
In this episode, I use excerpts from John-Roger’s seminar Accomplishment vs Success (available at msia.org). I talk about the excerpts and my own stories with John-Roger. Like how the seminar titles were chosen, and also how J-R personally taught me to overcome negative emotions such as depression by using one of the tools from the seminar.
In this episode, I tell some stories about my time with my spiritual teacher, John-Roger, and how he demonstrated to me what holding a Light Consciousness can do while working with and listening to others.
In this Christmas time episode, I talk about how each relationship is within us and how it is important how we hold people inside. In keeping with the time of year, I also discusses the Christ within us and I share a great clip from John-Roger’s Seminar “Doubting the Ever-Present Christ?” (available at here).
In this episode, recorded while driving across Texas, I talk about the business lessons I learned, and continue to learn, from my time working with my spiritual teacher, John-Roger. I talk about my early days working for J-R, and I use an excerpt from John-Roger’s seminar titled Sharings with J-R from Living in Grace Retreat (available at msia.org).
In the first of these two episodes, released simultaneously, Nat discusses the things he does when he is feeling out of balance inside of himself. How he views these types of karmic situations and the tools he uses to get above the karma, and get clear inside.
One of those tools is doing the guided mediation by John-Roger (in Episode 29), the Luxor Meditation for Peace & Harmony. This meditation was recorded in the outdoor courtyard at ancient Luxor Temple in Egypt. It is designed to awaken and expand your awareness of the spiritual dimensions inside you. Join John-Roger and 150 peace pilgrims as they chant the Hu tone. Allow the sacred vibrations to resonate, creating balance, healing, and peace. The meditation is available for purchase at msia.org
In this episode, I address questions people have sent covering a wide variety of topics. Topics range from the meaning of colors in dreams, the current changes happening on the planet, our purpose & having greater understanding.
In this episode I deal with the hot button topic of identity politics (uh-oh), addressing it from a spiritual viewpoint. I use my stories with my teacher, John-Roger, to illustrate this higher perspective. I also address one of our listener’s question about cooperation. Here’s the link to John-Roger’s book I read from, called Timeless Wisdoms
If you are dealing with discouragement, this episode is for you.
I will show you how I work to get over discouragement. I base the process on John-Roger’s 10 Factors of Discouragement from the seminar Discovering Courage in Discouragement. I combine J-R’s factors, my questions and the technique of the inner council I shared in Episode 19.
Below is the reference for the two factors, and the questions, that I talk about in the episode.
If you have any questions or areas you would like me to look at in an episode please let me know….you can reach me via my contact page.
Factor of Discouragement #1
WHAT ARE WE LIVING FOR? WHAT IS THE POINT?
The point is to grow (spiritually, mentally, financially etc)
We grow by being of service to others
Solution to Courage: Service
How can I be more of service in my life?
What can I do in my life to help someone else (this could be helping the needy or doing something for a friend or family)?
What’s the next step I can take to do that?
Factor of Discouragement #6
“I can’t seem to do anything right”
“No matter what I do, I can’t please you”
Underneath criticism is a knowing inside of us of perfection, and we want others to be perfect (and ourselves!)
Solution to Courage: Look for the lesson in the criticism, using the criticism to your advantage
What is the criticism (from others or myself) that has until now caused me to go into feelings of discouragement?
Is there any truth behind the criticism?
If I could use that information to my advantage, what would that look like?
What is a positive step I can take in that direction right now?