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Sitting WITH Our Suffering As Compassion

9/8/2019
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Listen in as irmafrancis.com and I take a minute to reflect about your inner life.

Duration:00:08:33

No Rest For Broken Spirit - Part Two

8/5/2019
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Tune in as https://irmafrancis.com/ and I reflect about your inner life.

Duration:00:07:03

No Rest for a Broken Spirit - Part One

7/30/2019
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Tune in as https://irmafrancis.com/ and I reflect about your inner life.

Duration:00:08:29

Letting Your Inner Teacher Breathe

7/22/2019
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Listen in as https://irmafrancis.com/ and I reflect about your inner life.

Duration:00:05:03

Path Of Ego - Way Of Heart

7/16/2019
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Listen in as https://irmafrancis.com/ and I reflect about your inner life.

Duration:00:03:46

Human Angst, Reality, & Lens Of Perception

7/8/2019
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Listen in as https://irmafrancis.com and I take a minute to reflect about your inner life.

Duration:00:12:13

Lives Matter Explained

6/17/2019
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Though the 'inner path' message predates most of the movements today by three decades, the language of ‘lives matter’ offered an opportunity to make the message current. ILM offers clarification.

Duration:00:06:19

Division is Real - Separation is an Illusion

5/28/2019
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The peace and contentment most of us seek is obtained when our inner world is congruent with the external, not the reverse. The genius of the human psyche is that when it is out of alignment, it sends a signal to the heart. If you didn’t know, this disturbance is because the ego is mistakenly viewing itself as our compass. Medication of such emotional experiences whether it be through prescription or substance abuse has become a national epidemic. What if this problem developed because of...

Duration:00:07:01

Camino Del Alma Minute

8/12/2018
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The question-answer portion of my talk today at the Center for Inner Peace in Pueblo, Colorado. Wonderful reception and great questions.

Duration:00:27:53

Camino Del Alma Minute

8/7/2018
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KLMR (in Lamar, Colorado) was kind enough to bring me on their morning show High Plains Focus. Be warned the show is 45+ minutes long. Ethan's questions help give you some insights to my teachings and some stories of my trek across America. Enjoy!

Duration:00:38:16

Camino Del Alma Minute

7/29/2018
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Intuitively, it certainly seems like a contemplative life in stressful times is a good thing. But, like any practice, it takes a certain level of commitment and is, of course, a process. Many would argue that there is no panacea or a “one size fits all” which I would agree. But, in my experience with trauma there is, at a minimum, an 'orientation to the task’ that is useful. By that I mean, a philosophy or context of a way to BE in the world - as a starting point. For example, that we are...

Duration:00:07:23

Camino Del Alma Minute

7/15/2018
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It has been my experience that spiritual growth is an endless process of suffering the ego awake. Said differently, healing the past so the we can fully live in the present. There are very specific moments of adversity that will slowly melt the ego’s defenses. Dissolving the ego is necessary because most of us are unaware that 'the way’ we chose to protect ourselves is often outdated. By this I mean that the ego operates out of the past with habitual thoughts and emotions with little...

Duration:00:06:14

Camino Del Alma Minute

7/1/2018
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Research shows that another person’s moods are as easy to catch as their germs. Spiritual folks tend to call this ‘negative energy’ which is a little inaccurate. It is only negative if you are unprepared to 'catch’ or absorb it. There are ways to insulate yourself but, this takes practice. Importantly, the protection is grounded in ‘where’ you are internally at the time.

Duration:00:05:25

Camino Del Alma Minute

6/24/2018
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Did you know that 1 in every 113 people on the planet is now a refugee. That means that 44,000 people are displaced every day, or one person every three seconds. UNICEF reported in 2016 that nearly 50 million children were uprooted that year. The stress that accompanies being displaced or relocated is social isolation. Loneliness and reintegration causes PTSD. At the family level, the loss of parents, siblings and relatives have the most devastating effect on children and teenagers. *Listen...

Duration:00:06:42

Camino Del Alma Minute

6/17/2018
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Young people need to learn that a person’s inner life forms the foundation for their external journey NOT the reverse. It dictates the choices they make and determines their direction. Essentially, the relationship they’re having with themselves influences their connection with others. Despite this important truth, the culture is still not helping them to understand that these unique navigational abilities though available, have to be discovered. Unfortunately, young people are gaining...

Duration:00:07:25

Camino Del Alma Minute

6/10/2018
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Kirsten Powers, USA Today: Depressed and suicidal - something is wrong with our culture. What if the truth is that our culture is ill-prepared for the dis-ease of what it means to be human. The people that are taking their lives, just like the shooters in our schools, are the extreme of an undercurrent that has gotten worse in the past three decades. In short, human beings develop a psychospiritual void if their inner lives are ignored.

Duration:00:06:02

Camino Del Alma Minute

5/27/2018
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What is the definition of evil? Typically, it is considered profoundly immoral behavior with other synonyms like wicked, bad, wrong, and sinful. The opposite or antonym for evil is, of course, good or virtuous. So, there it is… evil is a moral judgment that labels behavior as wicked or sinful. But, what about ethics. It turns out that ethics refer broadly to moral principles and represent a larger context. I would argue that it is the context for moral behavior that has become blurry and...

Duration:00:10:03

Camino Del Alma Minute

5/20/2018
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Most of us were taught in school that metaphors were poetic or rhetorical tools. Our innerlivesmatter because metaphor is how the soul observes and teaches us context. It does this by helping us to see the larger picture, something the ego is usually incapable of doing until it awakens—if ever. Everyone knows that a picture is worth 1000 words, metaphor is why.

Duration:00:06:16

Camino Del Alma Minute

5/13/2018
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Individuals suffering with addiction are more than their demons or wounds. In other words, they are more than their egos. A psychospiritual context espouses this absolute: addicts (just like you and I) are spiritual beings forced to resolve a psychological existence. Perfect in their imperfections, they have yet to learn that their dis-ease is self-correcting in nature, which is true for every human being. This does not have to be stigmatized, but rather embraced with compassion. In other...

Duration:00:07:57

Camino Del Alma Minute

5/6/2018
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I think it’s safe to say that to be connected to one’s inner life doesn’t begin to capture the depth of a lifetime commitment to spiritual growth. But...there is a single focus one can use as a beginning. By that I mean, living an ethical or compassionate existence versus one that is ego-driven. This would be no small deal. You can wait for a wake-up moment like trauma or you can take the accumulative adversity that has been your life and--awaken to it. Either way, spiritual evolution is...

Duration:00:05:08