Category Archives: Spirituality


MD’s Near Death Trip Offers ‘Proof of Heaven’

Many people have described having near death experiences (NDE), and so has Dr. Eben Alexander. But he brings a unique perspective to the experience. As a neurosurgeon, Dr. Alexander had been studying the mind, brain and consciousness for over 20 years. I caught up with Dr. Alexander at the Conscious Life Expo in Los Angeles, and he shares his experience and what he learned in this episode of  my podcast, Lisa.FM Thrive!

In 2008, Dr. Alexander came down with bacterial meningitis. He spent a week in a coma, and doctors didn’t offer much hope for his recovery.  All the while, while lying in a hospital bed, his mind was an odyssey in between worlds. In his bestselling books, Proof of Heaven and Map of Heaven, Dr. Alexander describes what he experienced, and what he learned about the mind, and consciousness.

During his ‘other-world experience,’ he said he had no memories of his life as a doctor.  He describes going from ‘an earthworm eye view’ to being “rescued by a white light” into a world of “beautiful life, blossoms, flowers, buds on trees, butterflies sparkling streams… Swooping orbs of golden light, emanating changes that would blow through me like a tidal wave.”

He describes riding through the beauty on a butterfly wing, with a beautiful girl as his guide. “And her message to me: You are deeply loved and cherished forever, you are deeply loved and will be taken care of.”

Alexander says the joy of his journey is to now be able to share the universal message of unconditional love – oneness and pure love.

NDE survivor Dr. Eben Alexander speaks to a full house at the Conscious Life Expo in Los Angeles, February 2016 (Photo: Lisa Osborn)

NDE survivor Dr. Eben Alexander speaks to a full house at the Conscious Life Expo in Los Angeles, February 2016 (Photo: Lisa Osborn)

“The one healing power of unconditional love, of that deity.” Whether you call it God, Allah or any other name, he says “the words get in the way. They imply that there is a separation, but the separation is the Tower of Babel. That is… our ego and our false sense of self trying to isolate us from the rest of the universe, whereas in fact we are all one with the entire universe, and this is what we are all about.”

Dr. Alexander says everything changed for him after he came out of the coma. His speech and brain capabilities came back within weeks. But, he is still investigating his experience and thinks he will continue to do so for the rest of his life, and beyond.

Reincarnation, he says, is something he didn’t pay much attention to before his illness. Now, he says it’s something that humans should realize is a fundamental part of our existence, “including Christianity.”

Another important lessons he learned was about fear.

“I came back from this journey realizing that there is nothing to fear but fear itself… as we come to remember that we are all part of the one great spirit, we can realize that there is nothing to fear.”

Dr. Alexander says he believes there’s a tremendous shift of awakening going on in the world right now, despite all the conflict and tragedy in the news.

“I believe we are about to shift to a much higher realization of human potential and how interconnected we all are and our deep spiritual nature.”

He says sound is what propelled him through this magical other world. “It’s important to point out the that music, vibratrion, sound, frequency were the ways that my soul used to traverse those higher realms.”

Today, he uses a sound program called Sacred Acoustics to help him re-enter the world he experienced while in the coma, as he continues to make more sense of his experience. “Sound is the key to the universe.”

Here are some of the resources Dr. Alexander mentions in our conversation: Eternea.orgSacredAcoustics.comEbenAlexander.com

Don’t miss an episode of Lisa.FM Thrive! Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, Blubrry,Stitcher, Libsyn, or listen on Tune-In and WellnessTalkShow.com. Thanks in advance for sharing this podcast with your friends, rating the podcast and posting reviews!


"First Light" photo by Ken Pfeiffer

12 Steps: A Path to Recovery

"First Light" photo by Ken Pfeiffer

“First Light” photo by Ken Pfeiffer

Anyone who has attended an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting has likely heard of the ’12 Steps.”

The spiritual program based on 12 steps, worked through step by step in consecutive order, was created by Bill Wilson in the 1930s. Since then, it’s helped a lot of people overcome their addictions to alcohol and drugs.

Today, the 12 Steps have been modified and are used in many lesser-known self help programs such as Al-anon-Alateen, Adult Children of Alcoholics as well as Gamblers AnonymousOvereaters Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, Narconon and many more.

“(Before the 12 steps came along), alcoholism was regarded as a moral weakness,” said Dr. Ken Pfeiffer, a Carpinteria-based psychologist and pain expert. “The traditional way of dealing with alcoholics was with scorn, and condemnation and punishment… We know now that this only makes the situation worse.”

“What Alcoholics Anonymous does now, is it brings together people with a similar mind, added Dr. Pfeiffer. “.. if you go to AA, you’re meeting with other alcoholics who understand your situation…. so there’s a lot of love and understanding and camaraderie.”

In this podcast, Dr. Pfeiffer will walk you through the 12 steps, and offer ideas, hope and healing to you or your loved one who is suffering with the disease of addiction.

This episode is brought to you by AromaThrive.com, shop for medical grade essential oils and health products, to help keep you and your family healthy during cold & flu season. AromaThrive.com 

For more podcasts on health, wellness and personal growth, go to WellnessTalkShow.com

 


Creating Meaningful Rituals

Ritual in clouds_800A new year seems like a logical time for making a fresh start. I thought why not do a podcast about reinforcing a new year’s resolution or goal with ritual? So, I turned to one of my favorite yoga instructors to walk you and me through this process.

I’d imagined she would suggest doing something spiritual like lighting a candle and gazing at a crystal cluster in a meditative state. Or, setting some meaningful mementos and fresh flowers in an area of your home that could serve as a small alter, reminding yourself of the person you wish to become.

But, I was wrong. She did suggest the meditation part – sitting still doing deep belly breathing for five minutes a day.

“Meditation is a wonderful ritual every morning, to set space for self respect, to set the tone of our attitude. To realize who we want to be in that day and how we want to meet others,” explained Suzanne Marlow, a Santa Barbara area marriage and family therapist (LMFT) and Insight Yoga instructor at Yoga Soup.

For those who have trouble sitting still she suggested a meditation alternative she calls Beditation, which can be done first thing in the morning.

“Five minutes before you get out of bed, put your hands on your belly. Feel the breath moving in and out. Relax into who you are, and then kind of set your mind to who you want to be.”

Click the arrow below to listen to my podcast with Suzanne Marlow

<iframe style="border: none;" src="//html5-player.libsyn medicamentos similares a la viagra.com/embed/episode/id/4057898/height/360/width/640/theme/custom/autoplay/no/autonext/no/thumbnail/yes/preload/no/no_addthis/no/direction/backward/no-cache/true/render-playlist/no/custom-color/87A93A/” width=”640″ height=”100″ scrolling=”no” allowfullscreen=”allowfullscreen”>

 

She also offered some practical ideas for weaving mindful rituals into daily life, such as expressing gratitude. “Every time you walk through a door, can you slow down a bit, and just take a breath and remember how fortunate you are to be in this moment… even the moments that don’t seem so fortunate.”

Marlow calls cleaning the space inside of us mental flossing. “As we develop into healthier human beings…. we need to think more wholesomely… We need to be honest about what is going on inside (ourselves).”

For more information on Suzanne Marlow’s yoga and counseling services, including her new mindfulness group therapy program, go to Suzanne Marlow.com.

 


Hollywood-Woo Woo: Use your Intuition to Succeed in Show Biz

How to use your intuition to break into show biz you could try this out.  Lisa talks with Gene Cordes, a talent coach who is also psychic. Gene shares tips for how to become a better performer & move ahead in your career in the entertainment industry by listening to your inner voice. http://lisafm.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/Gene_Hollywood_Intuition.mp3  


Beyond the Veil: Touch the ‘Other Side’

It’s the time of year when the veil between our world and the spirit world is the thinnest donde comprar viagra en barcelona. Lisa talks with Diane Silvester, owner of SoulCentered, a metaphysical shoppe, in Ojai, CA, about how to make the most of the energies around Halloween, Day of the Dead (“Dia de Los Muertos”) and All Saints Day.

diane silvester headshotListen to more with Diane Silvester on Lisa.FM


Shifting Frequencies with the Pleadians

Author and spiritual teacher Christine Day says she had a profound spiritual awakening in the 1990s when she connected with ‘star beings’ the Pleadians. In this podcast, Christine will introduce you to the Pleadians, and share their powerful message, which can help you to overcome struggle and challenges while aligning with your life purpose.

Don’t see the audio player? click here to listen

Christine Day is a spiritual teacher and healer who is known as "ambassador to the Pleadians," a group of star beings who she says are assisting humans on planet earth. Christine is author of "Pleadian Priniciples of Living."

Christine Day is a spiritual teacher and healer who is known as “ambassador to the Pleadians,” a group of star beings who she says are assisting humans on planet earth. Christine is author of “Pleadian Priniciples of Living.”

Connect with Christine Day online: Click here


Urban Zen: Healing with Relaxation

“One of the reasons I think so many people enjoy (Urban Zen) is that it’s the softer side of yoga. It’s about self care and nurturing.” ~ Los Angeles yoga instructor Hazel Patterson

“One of the reasons I think so many people enjoy (Urban Zen) is that it’s the softer side of yoga. It’s about self care and nurturing.” ~ Los Angeles yoga instructor Hazel Patterson

Who knew healing could feel so good! Discover “Urban Zen,” a gentle yoga-style technique that’s so powerful that nurses at UCLA Medical Center and other hospitals using it to care for their patients and themselves. Urban Zen Integrative Therapy was created by designer Donna Karan with the help of internationally-recognized yoga instructor Rodney Yee.

Hazel Patterson, a Los Angeles based yoga instructor and Urban Zen teacher and trainer, talks with Lisa about what Urban Zen is all about. Hazel also offers you a simple, 30 second, breathing technique you can do anytime to relax and de-stress.

<iframe width="620" height="85" src="http://lisafm.podomatic.com/embed/frame/posting/2013-10-07T20_14_14-07_00?json_url=http%3A%2F%2Flisafm.podomatic venta de viagra farmacias.com%2Fentry%2Fembed_params%2F2013-10-07T20_14_14-07_00%3Fcolor%3D40c700%26autoPlay%3Dfalse%26facebook%3Dtrue%26height%3D85%26minicast%3Dfalse%26objembed%3D0%26width%3D620&notb=1″ frameborder=”0″ marginheight=”0″ marginwidth=”0″ scrolling=”no” allowfullscreen=””>

 

Player not working? Click Here

 

Read more about the power of Urban Zen in L.A. Yoga Magazine
To find out more about the upcoming Urban Zen training
program in Los Angeles call 805-371-3030
Connect with Hazel Patterson

hazel patterson urban zen_web

 

“One of the reasons I think so many people enjoy (Urban Zen) is that it’s the softer side of yoga. It’s about self care and nurturing.” ~ Los Angeles yoga instructor Hazel Patterson