The Awareness Podcast
Welcome to The Awareness Podcast, a place where we discuss integrating spiritual awakening in everyday life. Every week, one of our 4 hosts, Bill Free, Jenny Beal, Cyndi Krupp and Susan Telford will bring you interviews and teachings from teachers at the cutting edge of spiritual evolution. Listen as they discuss their newest insights and offer practices to help us all remove the obstacles to Self-realization, inner peace and happiness.
Living An Awakened Life with Rona Marren and Susan Telford : Enter the Stillness: Live from the Silent Heart
Join guest host Rona Marren as she turns the tables and interviews Susan Telford.
Listen in as Rona and Susan discuss:Why Susan calls the burnout that ended her career as a high school teacher “Fierce Grace”Susan’s journey of awakening through different spiritual traditionsWhat Susan means by 'The Seventh Sense'The unexpected arrival of poetry in Susan’s life
Susan also shares a bit about her upcoming Masterclass in our Evolve Community this December titled: Enter the Stillness: Live from the Silent Heart, when she will guide participants to a direct experience of the profound...
Living in Not-Knowing with Jenny Beal and Ellen Emmet: Psychology From a Nondual Perspective
In this episode, Jenny and her guest Ellen Emmet explore the interplay between the vertical, here-and-now dimension of the spiritual path, and our human experience in space and time.
The role of exploration of the body in the spiritual pathWhether freedom, truth and authenticity are prerequisites for happinessBody-mind conditioning as universal patterns of the mental realm, analogous to the patterns of the physical realm that are the subject of scienceDealing with traumaWhen shadow-work is neededHow to protect ourselves from developing ‘spiritual ego’The importance of spiritual friendshipsThe podcast ends with Ellen describing how difficult circ...
Tools for Awakening with Cyndi Krupp and Rona Marren: #11 Open-Mindedness
What does it mean to be Open Minded?
During this conversation with Rona and Cyndi you will learn…The Open Mind is an empty mindHow the Open Mind is an effect – it is never a “cause” and it can never be forced.How the Open Mind is the gift received from willingness and intention
Join Cyndi and Rona for this discussion and set the intention to empty the mind.
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Conversations in Truth with Bill Free and Rosalyn Rourke: When Wisdom Arives
In this episode of Conversations in Truth, Bill and his guest Rosalyn Rourke discuss Rosalyn’s new book, When Wisdom Arrives: From Imagined Unworthiness to Freedom. Tune in to hear...How Rosalyn felt when her daughter died unexpectedly at the age of 39What prompted Rosalyn to write this book Rosalyn explains her favorite sentence in the book: "If thoughts and feelings were truth, they would be called facts.”What Rosalyn means by “okayness” and how you can live there always
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Living An Awakened Life with Susan Telford and Jac O'Keeffe: The Gifts and Perils of Power
Join Susan and Jac O'Keeffe for a wide-ranging conversation about what it really means to live an awakened life.
Susan and Jac discussWhat it means ( and what it doesn’t mean) to be awakened The importance of dealing with our humannessHow to wake up and grow up spiritually How there is no final destination in awakening That even after awakening, there is still work to be done How Jac’s own journey has been all about finding out the truth for herselfWhat attachment to non duality is and what it signifies
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Tools for Awakening with Cyndi Krupp and Rona Marren: #10 Patience
A great working definition for patience is being here Now without focusing on outward future goals.
When you join Rona and Cyndi you will discover…The gift in being OK with the present moment just as it is.How natural patience becomes when you Trust.An invitation to watch for the subtle signs you are believing something has to change for you to be okay.Instruction on how to bring the “wanting things to change” to present moment awareness and what once may expect as a result.
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Living in Not-Knowing with Jenny Beal and Heena Vasani: Life is Our Teacher
In this episode, Jenny's guest, Heena Vasani describes how her mother abandoned her at a very young age, and Jenny and Heena discuss how the trauma from that experience led to inner work over many years to find resolution and healing.
Heena describes how her spiritual journey started in her early 20’s with a profound glimpse of her true nature that occurred when she was about to undergo a kidney transplant.
Jenny and Heena also discuss:
Conversations in Truth with Bill Free and Justin Gold
Join Bill Free for this episode of Conversations in Truth, as he welcomes Justin Gold to hear:What Justin learned from Christianity, Islam, and JudaismWhat he learned about meditation from a 3 year old child.His multi-dimensional answer to Bill’s question, without the use of memory, who are you?The importance of “supervision” on the spiritual path.About Justin’s spiritual community and the social and aid work they do.
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Living An Awakened Life with Susan Telford and Tom Das: Many Ways To Freedom
In this second conversation on The Awareness Podcast, Susan and Tom begin by discussing the profound opening that occurred live on the first episode together that was the end of seeking for Susan.
If you have not listened to that podcast, you can hear it here.
Susan and Tom also discussHow when Tom meets somebody and they share something with him, a teaching emerges that is appropriate for them.
Tom also discusses what to expect in his 4-Part LIVE Masterclass series “Many Ways To Freedom” beginning in October.
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Tools for Awakening with Cyndi Krupp and Rona Marren: #9 Generosity
The world’s definition of generosity is different than truth’s.
Do you know the difference?
Join Rona and Cyndi as they …
Join Cyndi and Rona for this invitation to embrace generosity and let go of fear.
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Living in Not-Knowing with Jenny Beal and Elizabeth Reninger: Where Spiritual Traditions Meet
In this episode, Jenny's guest, Elizabeth Reninger describes how when she was very young, the birth of her sister and the death of a young child in a farming accident sparked an early curiosity about the nature of human existence. The death of her father a few years later led to the recognition that we are not the body.
Her childhood curiosity persisted into adulthood and led to a path of exploring the deepest truth. Initially this was through academic studies, but later through a variety of spiritual traditions. She was fascinated by what the various teachings...
Conversations in Truth with Bill Free and Chris Beckett : Wisdom Freed: The Everyday Spiritual Path to Liberation
In this episode of Conversation in Truth, Bill Free talks to his guest Chris Beckett about what Chris calls Wisdom Freed.
Wisdom Freed is about pointing your spirituality towards the most important part of your life - the everyday when you're working, going to the supermarket or catching up with a good friend.
Chris discusses his own unexpected spiritual awakening and how through a series of Micro Meditations - simple, quick moments of presence done throughout the day, he allowed the natural process of awakening and liberation to unfold.
Chris discovered that these...
Living An Awakened Life with Susan Telford and Helen Hamilton: Awakening to the Truth
We have all heard the phrase “spiritual awakening”, but do you really know what it means, especially for those of us who are living an “ordinary” life in the world?
Perhaps you have an image of what you think it should look like, feel like, be like.
In this episode of Living an Awakened Life, Susan and Helen go right back to first principles to discuss what spiritually awakening really is, how it shows up in our lives and the changes it brings.
Helen shares her own experience of awakening; what she describes as “the...
Tools for Awakening with Cyndi Krupp and Rona Marren: Defenselessness
What occurs when you give your willingness to drop all defense?
Join Rona and Cyndi as they explore the power of defenselessness.
In this episode you will …Listen in as Rona and Cyndi look at the relationship between defense and attackLearn how our defenses hold the separated world in place.Be guided into an exploration of where true safety liesBe given pointers that you can use the next time you see the desire to defend.
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Living in Not-Knowing with Jenny Beal and Venkatesh Deshpande - The Ramana Way
Venkatesh describes how his upbringing in a religious Hindu family led initially to spiritual questioning about the nature of God and then to the practice of Transcendental Meditation. Venkatesh discusses how he came to give up his successful career in business to follow a path of self-knowledge.
He outlines the rigorous daily programme of work and study at the Sivananda ashram, where he followed a progressive path of both Jnana and Bhakti yoga. A spontaneous decision to visit the Ramana Maharshi ashram at Tiruvannamalai, resulted in him falling in love with Ramana’s teaching and seeing tha...
Conversations in Truth with Bill Free: The Direct Experience of A Course in Miracles, Part 3
In this third episode of Bill’s series, on The Direct Experience of A Course in Miracles, , Bill discusses:The Ladder of Awakening What is meant by the inward and outward facing pathsWorkbook Lessons 106, 107, 125 and 188 of A Course in Miracles from a non-dual perspective Miracle Principle 28His favorite passages from the Text How to use ACIM as a tool for awakening
Bill ends with a guided meditation offering you a direct experience of your true nature.
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Living An Awakened Life with Susan Telford and Jenny Beal: What Does It Mean to Live In Not-Knowing
In this episode of Living an Awakened Life, Susan sits down with fellow Awareness Podcast host Jenny Beal to discussJenny’s own spiritual journey and the misunderstandings she encountered along the way How awakening is not a state that can be achieved What it really means to live in not-knowing What stands in the way of knowing the peace and happiness of our true nature in this moment How much effort is required on the spiritual path Susan and Jenny’s own experiences of trying coming to an end in radical waysHow saying “I know I'm pure consciousnes...
Tools for Awakening with Cyndi Krupp and Rona Marren: A Review
In this episode Cyndi and Rona review the tools introduced during the first 6 episodes.
When you tune in you will …Receive a review of the first 6 toolsListen in as Cyndi and Rona discuss how they all work togetherBe reminded of where the only problem liesBe given a demonstration of how to show up whenever an upset is seen
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Living in Not-Knowing with Jenny Beal and Marc Keller: Effortless Being
In this episode, Marc describes how he became a mindfulness trainer and life coach and then went on to explore his true nature more deeply, initially with Jan Geurtz, a non-dual teacher specializing in love and relationships, and later with Rupert Spira and Francis Lucille.
During the Covid pandemic he went deeply into what he really knew for himself. Understanding the non-dual teaching is a starting-point, but it takes courage to really live as consciousness, with no ground beneath your feet.
Marc has a serious and incurable medical condition called ‘restless legs syndrome’ whic...
Conversations in Truth with Bill Free: The Direct Experience of A Course in Miracles, Part 2
In this episode Bill Free answers questions from the audience, discusses Workbook Lessons 361-365 of A Course in Miracles from a nondual perspective.
Bill also gives a guided awareness practice to enable you to have a glimpse of your true nature and teaches on what it means to live from the space of Pure Presence.
Learn more about Bill's One Year Masterclass for Awakening here.
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Living An Awakened Life with Susan Telford and Louise Kay: Embodiment and Integration
In this episode of Living an Awakened Life, Louise Kay describes her own awakening and discusses the many paradoxes on the spiritual path.
Louise offers a guided meditation so that you can have a direct experience of your true nature as awareness, as you listen.
Louise and Susan discuss what it really means to embody spiritual awakening and the importance of embracing everything that arises with love and gentleness.
Learn more about Louise's July Masterclass with the Teachers of God Foundation by clicking here.
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Tools for Awakening with Cyndi Krupp and Rona Marren: Joy
In this episode Cyndi and Rona explore Joy
When you tune in you will …Learn how joy is our natural state and contains limitless strength.Be invited to accept that all disturbing thoughts come from the mind, not from truth.A definition for joy that is different from what you think.How joy will unfold without efforting as you put all the tools into practice.
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Living in Not-Knowing with Jenny Beal and Hѐlen Vink -Miksang: Expressing the Beauty of the Ordinary World
In this podcast, Jenny and Hѐlen discuss the Dharma Art of Miksang, a form of contemplative photography, and its role as a spiritual practice on the path of beauty.
Hѐlen describes how difficulties in her life led her to the Dharma Arts and Shambhala Buddhism. Miksang practice starts from being open and available. We have a tendency to overlook moments of pure, fresh seeing, and conceptualise what we see, giving everything a name and a form. In Miksang, instead of photographing objects, we express the simple, direct and brilliant experience of a flash of perception, be...
Conversations in Truth with Bill Free: The Direct Experience of A Course in Miracles, Part 1
Bill’s goal in commenting on the lessons of ACIM through a non dual lens is to help you have the direct experience of awakening that the Course is pointing to
Having studied with some of the world’s greatest teachers of A Course in Miracles, Advaita Vedanta, and the Direct Path of non-duality, Bill offers a direct experience of truth.
Tune into this episode and say yes to stepping into a new Awareness of who you truly are.
Awakening isn’t something you have to wait for. The direct experience is here for yo...
Living An Awakened Life with Susan Telford and Amoda Maa- Unconditional Openness, the Way of Freedom
In this episode of Living an Awakened life, Amoda Maa discusses the spiritual awakening that came after many years of contemplating self-help, working on herself, looking within, trying to find out what was the source of her unhappiness, and at times deep clinical depression and trying to fix herself.
Susan and Amoda discuss:the sudden, expected awakening Amoda experienced in the midst of depressionthe question she askedAmoda’s experience of awakening whether or not it is necessary for awakening to be integrated into one’s lifethe arising of the inner impulse to teachthe importance of deep listen...
Tools for Awakening with Cyndi Krupp and Rona Marren -Tolerance
In this episode Cyndi and Rona discuss the state that is opposite of judgment: Tolerance
When you tune in you will learn…How judgment destroys honesty and shatters trust.How Tolerance provides the ability to remain at peace without having to make any change to outer circumstances.Steps you can use when you discover intolerance (judgment) in your mindHow all the tools discussed in this series are used together
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Living in Not-Knowing with Jenny Beal and Billy Doyle - Yoga in the Kashmir Tradition
Billy starts by describing the path he took through a variety of spiritual teachers and spiritual books to arrive at the teaching of Jean Klein. He goes on to talk about his relationship with Jean Klein.
Jenny and Billy discussCan recognition of our true nature happen just through reading books, or is a teacher necessary?What can a teacher impart, that books cannot? Is there a karana-guru (a guru with the ability to lead one to enlightenment) out there for all spiritual seekers? Do some people need more than teacher?The yoga Billy teaches and its...
Conversations in Truth with Bill Free and Jim Gillette
Join Bill Free and Jim Gillette for this episode of Conversations in Truth.
Jim discusses his own diverse spiritual path, which includes:learning from Timothy Leary (Ram Das) and J Krishnamurti spending time in India to learn more about Transcendental Meditation in Maharishi’s ashramfollowing the tenets of Radhasoamiusing the Centering Prayer of Thomas Keeting as a lay ecumenical minister all while living his life as a businessman, husband and father
Learn how after 5 decades of spiritual practice, Jim came to the profound realization of “I don’t know, I don’t care and it doesn’t mat...
Living An Awakened Life with Susan Telford and Isira: “We are One, not #1”—What Indigenous Wisdom Brings to Awakening
Join Susan Telford and Isira for this episode of Living an Awakened Life.
Susan and Isira discusswhat it means to be awakened what is common to all spiritual traditions how suffering is often the catalyst for the spiritual search the tendency to romanticize awakening and its effectswhat is meant by spiritual narcissism and spiritual escapism how we come back to the ordinariness and naturalness of our true naturethe 4 sacred pillars of indigenous wisdom and how those pillars are relevant to every single human being.
Isira also offers a guided practice, so that you can have a di...
Tools for Awakening with Cyndi Krupp and Rona Marren - Gentleness
In this episode Cyndi and Rona discuss Gentleness, reminding us all that this path is not designed to be hard.
Listen in while Rona and Cyndi discuss…That there is no effort or sacrifice in awakening.That softening around stories and giving willingness to letting go of judgment may be all that is required.How when we gently enter the pause and remember our Oneness upsets dissolve, often with ease.
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Living in Not-Knowing with Jenny Beal and Bernardo Kastrup - What is this World?
In this ‘Living in Not-Knowing’ episode, Bernardo Kastrup describes his early career working as a scientist at CERN. He explains how his interest in consciousness led him to philosophy and to develop his theory of analytic idealism.
Jenny and Bernardo discuss
the nature of the world and how the illusion of being separate arises as a result of a natural process of dissociation. Do animals and plants have an inner life? What can we say about the nature of the inanimate world? Could AI one day have a conscious inner life? How...
Conversations in Truth with Bill Free and Steve Taylor
Join Bill Free and British author and lecturer Steve Taylor for the latest episode of Conversations in Truth.
In this episode, Bill and Steve discuss
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Living An Awakened Life with Anne Sweet and Guest Host, Amir Freimann: 'The Simplicity of Being'
In this episode of Living an Awakened Life segment of the Awareness Podcast, guest host Amir Freimann and guest Anne Sweet discuss the Simplicity of Being.
Amir and Anne discussthe part traumatic events play in spiritual awakening meditation as a doorway to understanding true naturehow awakening simply reveals the inherent qualities that have always been present the Masterclass series they will be offering in April
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Tools for Awakening with Cyndi Krupp and Rona Marren: Trust
In this episode Cyndi and Rona discuss the gateway that is required to make all the other tools work: Trust
When you tune in you will learn…Why it is so important to rest from your story and place your trust in infinite consciousness.How to notice judgment when it shows up in the mind and the power of just noticing (without believing) the thoughts that pass-through awareness.What choosing to Trust that all is well, just as it is, does to empower and energize your spiritual practice.
An invitation to accept, to Trust, that Tr...
Living in Not-Knowing with Jenny Beal and Ann McIlraith- Exploring the Transparency of the Body
In this edition of the Awareness podcast, Ann McIlraith describes her journey to the non-dual understanding through exploration of the body. She explains how T’ai Chi brings a feeling of openness and transparency of the body. The body can teach us so much, and T’ai Chi takes you beyond the body.
Jenny and Ann discuss how the practice of T’ai Chi relates to the investigation of the body that Francis Lucille teaches, and the discovery of our borderlessness through which the feeling of separation that resides in the body dissolves. Ann describes how in group w...
Conversations in Truth with Bill Free and Bob Gottfried
Join Bill and Bob Gottfried for a conversation about the bridge from personal psychology to collective spirituality. Drawing on the wisdom gleaned from a long career as a neurocognitive specialist and therapist, Bob shares how to naturally discover one's true self, and the ultimate shortcut to divine wisdom and deep inner peace.
If you are interested in exploring spiritual awakening, we invite you to register for our free 7 Days to Awakening self study course, created by Lisa Natoli and Bill Free.
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Living An Awakened Life with Susan Telford and Shakti Caterina Maggi: From Fear To Joy
In this Living an Awakened life episode, Susan Telford talks to spiritual teacher Shakti Caterina Maggi about spiritual awakening and how awakening is the beginning of our spiritual life.
Listen to Shakti, as she invites you to a direct experience of your true nature as you listen to her voice.
“It's something that virtually any human being can experience provided that they have the interest of looking at what it is that is aware in them.”
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Tools for Awakening with Cyndi Krupp and Rona Marren - Pause
In this episode Cyndi and Rona introduce what some have described as the most difficult of all spiritual practices, The Pause
When you tune in you will learn…
· What The Pause is and why it is so powerful (hint – it is in The Pause where all is healed)
· How to implement this technique into your everyday life
· The transformative power of letting everything be as it is while letting any physical discomfort burn itself out.
· How to discover the space between words and thoughts where the light of pure consciousness shines through.
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Living in Not-Knowing with Jenny Beal and Donald Hoffman: Science and Non-duality
In this Living in Not-knowing podcast, Donald Hoffman explains how science is now catching up with what many of the spiritual traditions have been saying for millennia - that there is only one consciousness, and that time and space are not fundamental. What does science tell us about the nature of our human experience? Can we escape from the virtual reality headset that prevents us seeing things as they really are? Can Artificial Intelligence become conscious? What do we mean by 'understanding'? Is there anything we can know for certain? How can science and spirituality work together to discover...
Conversations in Truth with Bill Free and Prachi Jain
In December 2022, Bill Free and Lisa Natoli spent 3 weeks in India. They traveled with a group hosted by Prachi Jain, director of the tour company Escape To…
Listen as they share the joy of what India offers and how India brings a deeper awakening, a deeper sense of the peace and flow of Life.
Learn more about Prachi’s work https://www.escapeto.in/
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