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Looking Within is a podcast for the spiritual explorer in each of us. Julie Stevens leads as she explores the inner life using contemplative practices and invites others to do the same. In each episode, we hope you gain a sense of hope, meaning, joy, and love.

Looking Within is a podcast for the spiritual explorer in each of us. Julie Stevens leads as she explores the inner life using contemplative practices and invites others to do the same. In each episode, we hope you gain a sense of hope, meaning, joy, and love.
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Looking Within is a podcast for the spiritual explorer in each of us. Julie Stevens leads as she explores the inner life using contemplative practices and invites others to do the same. In each episode, we hope you gain a sense of hope, meaning, joy, and love.

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English


Episodes

How’s that working for you?: Living in Scarcity or Abundance - Part Two

9/16/2019
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Today we examine scarcity vs. abundance -- Part 2 of a two part series on the Dr. Phil question of “How’s that working for you?” Our approach to life strongly influences our journey. The openness of the portals of our hearts and minds to the abundance of God and the universe makes all the difference in the world. (Part 2 of 2, continued from Sept. 9)

Duration:00:14:04

How’s that working for you?: Living in BEV - Part One

9/9/2019
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The letters B-E-V stand for bitterness, entitlement, being a victim. Life doesn’t feel or work very well when we frequently live in the darkness of BEV. These three letters can be a helpful diagnostic when we find ourselves angry, offended, or miffed at something or someone. (Part 1 of 2, continued on Sept. 16)

Duration:00:13:46

Experiencing God - Part Two

9/2/2019
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Today we’ll consider Part 2 of a two part series on what it looks like to contemplatively experience God’s presence and activity in our lives. See how these first-hand, “heart” encounters with God can bring comfort and direction into your daily life. (Part 2 of 2, continued from Aug. 26)

Duration:00:13:39

Experiencing God - Part One

8/26/2019
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Contemplation is a deeper way of being in relationship with God. It’s a way that goes beyond “head” information or a set of beliefs to having “eyes” to see and experience God everywhere. We can experience comfort, direction, and new meaning when we have these first-hand, “heart” encounters with the Living God. (Part 1 of 2, continued on Sept. 2)

Duration:00:14:39

Blessing: Giving the Gift

8/19/2019
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Today we’ll consider Part 2 -- the giving end -- of a two part series on “blessing.” As there are those in our lives who bless and encourage us, may we be this loving presence in the lives of others.

Duration:00:13:51

Blessing: Receiving the Gift

8/12/2019
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In a world of uncertainty, negativity, and fear, we can easily become discouraged, losing heart on our journey. Words from another -- the gift of a blessing -- can renew your courage, and draw a circle of light around you to protect, heal, and strengthen you. This is part one of a two part series that will conclude with part two on August 19.

Duration:00:14:26

Catching the Updrafts

8/5/2019
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Like an eagle soaring on the currents of the wind, life can be more of a “relaxing into” than a stress-filled pressing and pushing to make things happen.

Duration:00:13:32

Managing Your Life's Energy

7/29/2019
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How do you tend to spend your daily supply of inner spiritual energy? Today’s quiet moments of looking within can help you to be mindful of how you use and conserve the precious and finite inner energy that you’ve been given each day.

Duration:00:14:03

Living It Out: The Kosmic Storage Bin

7/22/2019
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Both “looking within” and “living it out” are essential on your journey. The natural and human worlds desperately need our sense of God’s presence and love to be lived out in very tangible, hands-on ways.

Duration:00:14:55

Inner Growth Doesn’t Have to Stop

7/15/2019
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Our inner, spiritual selves are meant to grow and evolve. We might miss this, and settle instead for a static, remainder-of-life, spiritual existence. Take a moment to embrace the idea that our inner lives can evolve, change, expand and ripen in wonderful ways.

Duration:00:12:34

My Inner Life: The “Hidden” Me

7/8/2019
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Our inner life can seem a bit more hidden than our outer life. Actually, it can appear that all there is to us is the outer life. Enjoy a quiet moment to allow your heart and spirit to speak. There’s much to be learned by looking within.

Duration:00:13:39