In the first episode of 2020, I had the pleasure to interview my friend and productivity guru, David Allen, at his home in Amsterdam. David is one of the premier authorities in the field, and his book, Getting Things Done, is an international bestseller and has been translated into 28 languages. I delve into the philosophical and spiritual underpinnings of David’s method, which is used by some of the most successful individuals and businesses in the world.
In this end of year episode, I discuss the quality of the year to come: Solid Foundation. I delve into what it means to build your life upon a solid foundation from a spiritual context, and how we can view all of the changes taking place from a higher reference point.
Nat: 00:09 Hi and welcome to transcend with Nat. This is Nat, I’m your host and it’s a couple days before Christmas here in Los Angeles. It’s been rainy. It’s been, it’s beautiful. Now out there looking at the ocean and I wanted, I was thinking about the year to come 2020 and looking at the meaning, the significance and the quality of the coming year, which is that of solid foundation and just meditating on and considering what that meant. And the other day I kinda got a download of a bunch of information and that day also happened to open my inbox and a loving each day, which is a daily email I get that has J-R, John Roger, my teacher’s quotes in it had this to say, “Your responsibility is to live now in this present moment. If you do that and lay your foundation, the future will take care of itself.” Now, there’s a lot of changes happening in this world if you haven’t noticed.
Continue reading “Episode 47 – 2020: The Year of Solid Foundation”
In this episode, I share the resources and techniques I’ve been using to create my own Spiritual Intensive program that has been helping me get through some challenging times. At the end of the episode I do a blessing of light for Christmas and the Holidays.
Here are the links from the episode for y’all:
The journal I spoke of that I like to use for my Spiritual Intensive is called the Clear Habit Journal and is available at https://amzn.to/2YCsuUv
You can get the health meditation I discuss in this podcast Episode 10: Body Balance Meditation by John-Roger and the Spiritual Exercise information explanation at this podcast Episode 20: Spiritual Exercises & Experiencing Heaven Now
You can read how to do Freeform Writing here and for more info about Discourses by John-Roger go here
I talk about University of Santa Monica and gestalt, and you can see their programs here
And if you want to sign up for the workshop I mention in London on January 11th with me, you can do that through eventbrite and on my website here it’s called Set the Tone for the New Year Workshop
Nat: 00:24 Hi and welcome to Transcend with Nat. I am Nat and I’m your host and today I want to talk to you about something that has been really beneficial to me as I’ve been going through a difficult period in my life and this is something that has helped me through it, has kept my focus and my intention on that which is uplifting that which is joyful and it’s something that is kind of a combination of a lot of tools and techniques I’ve learned throughout the years through classes that I’ve participated in that I’ve taught. And so I want to share that with you today. Continue reading “Episode 46 Spiritual Intensive & Blessing for the Holidays”
In this brief episode, I keep with the recent theme of discussing “the basics” to spiritual awakening and progression. I talk about the basic quality of acceptance, known as the first law of Spirit. I include a quote from one of my favorite Walt Whitman poems, “To Him That Was Crucified”, and also a quote from John-Roger’s book “The Tao of Spirit”
Transcript of Podcast-
Nat: Hi and welcome to transcend with nat. This is Nat. I’m your host. And keeping in line with the last episode where we got back to basics. I’m going to talk today, it will probably be a short episode, but I just want to discuss one of the primary spiritual laws, which is acceptance. J-R John-Roger, my teacher called it the first law of Spirit. And it is one of the primary aspects if you’re working on awakening yourself, that you will be needing to move more into, in your life, in your awareness and your consciousness. And in acceptance. We’re not talking about belief, we’re just talking about accepting, acknowledging, Continue reading “Episode 42: Acceptance”
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.
So the first thing is Continue reading “Episode 41: The Basics”
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 episode, recorded in Paris, I discuss how I dealt with being emotionally and mentally out of balance on my trip. We all sometimes go through periods where the inner environment seems to go haywire, where we just feel out of sorts inside, when we are “off our game” or not “in the zone.” I talk about that experience, and how I approached it.
In this episode, I start the new year by discussing the questions I asks myself to gain a greater perspective in my life and business.
Per a request, I also look at the effects on the consciousness of using substances popular today among many spiritual seekers and groups such as the “plant based medicine” ayahuasca, microdosing LSD, and marijuana.
In this episode, I go over some basic principles of orienting one’s life towards a spiritual focus, and discuss how we make those practically applicable in our everyday life.