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The Way Back to Spiritual Awakening

Religion & Spirituality Podcas

Spiritual teacher and author Mark Zaretti from TheWayBackGroup.org shares over 40 years of experience. Warning these podcasts put spiritual truth first and are thought provoking and full of guidance and support for your soul journey and spiritual growth. Focussing upon helping you have more real LOVE, JOY, and STILLNESS in your life in a down to earth and practical way.

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United Kingdom

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Spiritual teacher and author Mark Zaretti from TheWayBackGroup.org shares over 40 years of experience. Warning these podcasts put spiritual truth first and are thought provoking and full of guidance and support for your soul journey and spiritual growth. Focussing upon helping you have more real LOVE, JOY, and STILLNESS in your life in a down to earth and practical way.

Language:

English


Episodes

#48 Spiritual Faith in God. Why is it essential for spiritual growth?

2/25/2024
A spiritual rather than religious deep dive into faith in God. We look at topics like what is faith, what happens if you lose it? How can you grow in faith? Why God a.k.a. "The Source" is not about belief or religion. Why some people are just not interested in faith and God, and how an absence of faith impacts their lives. This is a compassionate, non-judgemental discussion with exercises to help you understand and grow in faith. If you are spiritual, religious, both, or neither you may well find this podcast episode interesting. Useful links about spiritual faith in God: Read the full supporting articleRumble.comYouTube See all Episodes "Thank you for listening to this podcast. If you've found it helpful then please consider subscribing/following our podcast to make it easier for you to find us in the future and be alerted when there are new episodes." - Mark We'd be delighted if you could leave a positive review when you subscribe. I invite you to follow us on Rumble and also to become one of our valued patrons helping us to reach more people. Please share this podcast with those lovely people who you care about. You can find a list of all our podcast subscription options here.

Duration:00:59:15

#47 Spiritual Life Explained – Part 4 – Being Holistic

10/6/2023
This is the fourth and final installment in the "Spiritual Life Explained" podcast min-series. We take a much deeper dive into the relationship between you, your higher self and God revealing why so many people may be spiritually asleep. We have to ask the question "Is our spiritual understanding fundamentally wrong?" Originally recorded on the 12th Sept 2023 this podcast has extra bonus material adding further understanding so that we can awaken to our potential. Related resources: Read the podcast transcript hereThe podcast on HumilityPart 1 Belief versus Experience and GodPart 2 Free Will exploredPart 3 on Health, Healing, Toxic people and the dangers of The Secret See all episodes The Way Back "Spiritual Awakening" Podcast "I really hope you enjoy listening to our podcasts. You should find them on your favourite player, even if not shown in the list below." - Mark Amazon AudibleApple PodcastCastboxCastroDeezerGoogle PodcastsiHeartRadioListen NotesOvercast.fmPandoro AMPPocket CastPodcast AddictPodcastIndex.orgSpotifyStitcherTuneIn Radio/Podcasts If you know any other podcast directories that we are listed in or that we could be registered with, please let us know and we'll do our best to update this list. Last updated 8th April 2022

Duration:00:48:38

#46 Spiritual Life Explained – Part 3 – Health and Healing

9/29/2023
This truly is a podcast of two halves, though they are both related to Health and Healing. Join me as we explore why to avoid toxic people, the dark arts, and Abraham's The Secret. Toxic People and Disease We kick off this heavyweight podcast exploring the spiritual factors involved in health and healing. Breaking from the mainstream naratives we delve into how our own choices and thoughts affect our wellbeing. We also examine how toxic people and the "Dark arts" / "Black magic" may be contributing to our dis-ease in life, and what if anything can be done about it. The Secret (Abraham's Law of Attraction) In the second half of this podcast we do a deep dive into the dark side of "The Secret" aka "The Law of Attraction" or "Abraham's Teachings". Importantly revealing why such "Manifesting" work might be spiritually counterproductive and ultimately retards your spiritual growth. The goal isn't to shock you, but rather to wake you up to spiritual dead-ends. Related resources... The full transcript, video and extra resources for Toxic People and DiseaseThe full transcript, video and extra resources for The Secret (Abraham's Law of Attraction)video version of this podcast on YouTubeStonehenge: Into the Light See all episodes The Way Back "Spiritual Awakening" Podcast "I really hope you enjoy listening to our podcasts. You should find them on your favourite player, even if not shown in the list below." - Mark Amazon AudibleApple PodcastCastboxCastroDeezerGoogle PodcastsiHeartRadioListen NotesOvercast.fmPandoro AMPPocket CastPodcast AddictPodcastIndex.orgSpotifyStitcherTuneIn Radio/Podcasts If you know any other podcast directories that we are listed in or that we could be registered with, please let us know and we'll do our best to update this list. Last updated 8th April 2022

Duration:00:19:53

#45 Spiritual Life Explained – Part 2 – Free Will

9/22/2023
This is the second in the four part podcast mini series on Spiritual Life explained. Join me in this podcast as I reveal the truth about free will and how its so simple! What's the point of free will, how do we use it, how this can help us to be more spiritual and perhaps make your life so much easier. This podcast broadens our understanding of "Free Will" so that the purpose of life can become so much clearer You might also be interested in... Listen to part 1full article for part 1 herevideo of this podcast (part 2) on YouTube See all episodes The Way Back "Spiritual Awakening" Podcast "I really hope you enjoy listening to our podcasts. You should find them on your favourite player, even if not shown in the list below." - Mark Amazon AudibleApple PodcastCastboxCastroDeezerGoogle PodcastsiHeartRadioListen NotesOvercast.fmPandoro AMPPocket CastPodcast AddictPodcastIndex.orgSpotifyStitcherTuneIn Radio/Podcasts If you know any other podcast directories that we are listed in or that we could be registered with, please let us know and we'll do our best to update this list. Last updated 8th April 2022

Duration:00:05:30

#44 Spiritual Life Explained – Part 1 – Overcoming Belief with Experience

9/15/2023
This is the first of a four part deep dive into Spiritual Life. Exploring how we can be more spiritual in a practical, life-affirming way. I talk about my past and how the experience of being misled by spiritual teachers actually made me more spiritual. This is a great discusion about the difference between belief and experience and what's more important. A refreshing exploration of your relationship with God and Jesus, without the trappings and rigidity of belief systems and religion. Useful related resources God and youfull article which includes the script See all episodes The Way Back "Spiritual Awakening" Podcast "I really hope you enjoy listening to our podcasts. You should find them on your favourite player, even if not shown in the list below." - Mark Amazon AudibleApple PodcastCastboxCastroDeezerGoogle PodcastsiHeartRadioListen NotesOvercast.fmPandoro AMPPocket CastPodcast AddictPodcastIndex.orgSpotifyStitcherTuneIn Radio/Podcasts If you know any other podcast directories that we are listed in or that we could be registered with, please let us know and we'll do our best to update this list. Last updated 8th April 2022

Duration:00:13:03

#43 For The Love of God and Jesus – Beyond Religion

8/31/2023
A compassionate and gentle exploration of spirituality and our relationship with God and Jesus. Understanding how to grow in our love for God and Jesus and importantly why, from a spiritual perspective, this has nothing to do with religion. Discover the signs you are becoming more spiritual and also importantly, avoid becoming distracted on your journey back to God. You may also be interested in... full article which includes the entire transcriptYouTube videopodcast on ReverenceYouTube See all episodes The Way Back "Spiritual Awakening" Podcast "I really hope you enjoy listening to our podcasts. You should find them on your favourite player, even if not shown in the list below." - Mark Amazon AudibleApple PodcastCastboxCastroDeezerGoogle PodcastsiHeartRadioListen NotesOvercast.fmPandoro AMPPocket CastPodcast AddictPodcastIndex.orgSpotifyStitcherTuneIn Radio/Podcasts If you know any other podcast directories that we are listed in or that we could be registered with, please let us know and we'll do our best to update this list. Last updated 8th April 2022

Duration:00:17:51

#42 “Reverence to God, a Spiritual look at Love and Devotion”

4/26/2023
In this podcast we explore from a spiritual and non-religious perspective what reverence means and how your level of reverence supports or holds back your spiritual awakening. What is reverence really? Can you grow in reverence, how does it relate to worship, devotion, love and other positive aspects of awakening? Does reverence, God and worship only exist in religion or are they something far older and of benefit to you? Really helpful links: Podcast #41 on HumilityPodcast #37 on "Closer to God"ix Virtues including free eBookarticle version of this

Duration:00:19:46

#41 Spiritual Strength Through Humility

3/11/2023
Humility is the first of The Six Virtues. It is only through being humble that we can truly explore the depths of our spirituality. Humility removes the barriers between us and that which is divine, God. If you've not heard about The Six Virtues or are wondering if saying God is a religious reference, don't worry. All will be explained and while belief systems may have value, what we are talking about is something far more profound and spiritually based on direct experience, rather than belief. Sounds interesting? Well being humble is one of the keys to finding out for yourself. So join me as we explore what humility is, how to develop it and to avoid traps and negative indoctrination. If you're a human, this podcast is for you! The following may be of interest... Read the full article which includes the video of this podcastThe Six VirtuesSpiritual Awakening PodcastSpirituality V Religion what's the difference?Spiritual Articles about Humility See all episodes The Way Back "Spiritual Awakening" Podcast "I really hope you enjoy listening to our podcasts. You should find them on your favourite player, even if not shown in the list below." - Mark Amazon AudibleApple PodcastCastboxCastroDeezerGoogle PodcastsiHeartRadioListen NotesOvercast.fmPandoro AMPPocket CastPodcast AddictPodcastIndex.orgSpotifyStitcherTuneIn Radio/Podcasts If you know any other podcast directories that we are listed in or that we could be registered with, please let us know and we'll do our best to update this list. Last updated 8th April 2022

Duration:00:38:38

#40 “I am Sorry to Tell You, But That Might Not be Spiritual”

11/5/2022
This podcast might change your entire understanding about "What it means to be spiritual". In it I share an anology that may help you deepen your understanding of what "Spiritual" means. I then guide you through a simple yet powerful exercise to help you callibrate your level of spirituality. You may also be interested in... How to Have More God in Your LifeRead the full transcript of this podcastWatch a video version of this podcast on YouTubeHow to tell your level of spiritual awakening See all Episodes "Thank you for listening to this podcast. If you've found it helpful then please consider subscribing/following our podcast to make it easier for you to find us in the future and be alerted when there are new episodes." - Mark We'd be delighted if you could leave a positive review when you subscribe. I invite you to follow us on Rumble and also to become one of our valued patrons helping us to reach more people. Please share this podcast with those lovely people who you care about. You can find a list of all our podcast subscription options here.

Duration:00:16:56

#39 Why Manners Matter on a Spiritual Journey

10/31/2022
Join me as I discuss why manners matter on a spiritual journey. I share the difference between good manners and "real manners" and also how manners empower you within society to bring about positive change. There are a number of simple exercises helping you tune in to your own inner-awareness of what manners mean. These are supported with real-life examples plus I also share a simple and inspiring story too. This is certainly a thought provoking and potentially provocative podcast, so it's definitely only for the spiritually mature. You may also be interested in… See the full article which includes the transcript."watch" this podcast on YouTube too See all Episodes "Thank you for listening to this podcast. If you've found it helpful then please consider subscribing/following our podcast to make it easier for you to find us in the future and be alerted when there are new episodes." - Mark We'd be delighted if you could leave a positive review when you subscribe. I invite you to follow us on Rumble and also to become one of our valued patrons helping us to reach more people. Please share this podcast with those lovely people who you care about. You can find a list of all our podcast subscription options here.

Duration:00:19:51

#38 The Way Back an Introduction to Spiritual Awakening

7/30/2022
Although a much shorter podcast than usual this one is spiritual dynamite. Truthful and compassionately tackling the truth about spiritual awakening. This recording is based on a short introduction video and is less than five minutes long and challenges some big assumptions about spirituality. If you wish to begin your journey of spiritual awakening, or perhaps you already have, this is a great place to start. You may also be interested in… homepage of our websitediscusses this video See all Episodes "Thank you for listening to this podcast. If you've found it helpful then please consider subscribing/following our podcast to make it easier for you to find us in the future and be alerted when there are new episodes." - Mark We'd be delighted if you could leave a positive review when you subscribe. I invite you to follow us on Rumble and also to become one of our valued patrons helping us to reach more people. Please share this podcast with those lovely people who you care about. You can find a list of all our podcast subscription options here.

Duration:00:04:00

#37 Closer to God: Avoid Ego Traps and Embrace The Six Virtues

7/22/2022
Spiritual teacher Mark provides an in-depth exploration of how The Six Virtues can bring real JOY to your life. Helping you to become spiritually closer to God and overcoming the perhaps one of the biggest traps to personal spiritual growth. You may also be interested in… The article that accompanies this podcast which has all the bonus links and extras.Not-for-profit books on Amazon See all Episodes "Thank you for listening to this podcast. If you've found it helpful then please consider subscribing/following our podcast to make it easier for you to find us in the future and be alerted when there are new episodes." - Mark We'd be delighted if you could leave a positive review when you subscribe. I invite you to follow us on Rumble and also to become one of our valued patrons helping us to reach more people. Please share this podcast with those lovely people who you care about. You can find a list of all our podcast subscription options here.

Duration:00:23:34

#36 Mark and Simeon Discuss The Six Virtues

7/16/2022
This podcast was an impromptu, non-scripted interview/conversation between myself Mark and meditation teacher Simeon who was visiting from the USA. This is a frank, shocking (in a good way) and uplifting chat about spiritual matters relevant to all good humans, whether they meditate or not. We discuss a host of spiritual matters including: You may also be interested in... Read the full article here See all Episodes "Thank you for listening to this podcast. If you've found it helpful then please consider subscribing/following our podcast to make it easier for you to find us in the future and be alerted when there are new episodes." - Mark We'd be delighted if you could leave a positive review when you subscribe. I invite you to follow us on Rumble and also to become one of our valued patrons helping us to reach more people. Please share this podcast with those lovely people who you care about. You can find a list of all our podcast subscription options here.

Duration:00:40:58

#35 How Can You Tell Your Level of Spiritual Awakening?

6/18/2022
In this very candid podcast I talk about the pitfalls and risks of trying to understand your level of spiritual awakening and progress. At the heart of this podcast is helping you to understand what is spiritual versus what is not. I also talk about some of the history behind many of the groups at this time and explain why there are some big assumptions which may be causing problems for genuine seekers of truth. Definitely one of the top five most important podcasts I've made, if not number one! You may also be interested in… original video version of this podcastPodcast #33 on having more God in your lifePodcast #34 on why it is not enough to believe in God

Duration:01:08:41

#34 “It is not Enough to Believe in God”

4/5/2022
In this podcast spiritual teacher Mark is joined by Nik, one of the members of The Way Back in discussing a powerful message about moving beyond simply having belief in God to having God in our hearts. This follows on from Podcast #33 and is an honest and conversational discussion between Nik and Mark about the spiritual topic of God. You may also be interested in... Podcast #33 about having more God in your lifeNik's article See all Episodes "Thank you for listening to this podcast. If you've found it helpful then please consider subscribing/following our podcast to make it easier for you to find us in the future and be alerted when there are new episodes." - Mark We'd be delighted if you could leave a positive review when you subscribe. I invite you to follow us on Rumble and also to become one of our valued patrons helping us to reach more people. Please share this podcast with those lovely people who you care about. You can find a list of all our podcast subscription options here.

Duration:00:29:12

#33 “How do I Have More God in my Life?”

10/4/2021
In this candid podcast I share my own personal insights into how I spiritually have more God in my life. This has nothing to do with religion or belief but rather is focused on how to actually know and experience God in everyday life. I cover different approaches, including the "yin-passive way" and the "yang-active way" of developing your relationship with God. I also discuss how meditation and spirituality are related to your relationship with God, including why meditation may not be right for you at this time. You may also find insights into the following: Does something need to come first, before seeking the spiritual journey? Why do some people stagnate in their spiritual journey? Can you be spiritual without believing in God? When are you ready for initiation into spiritual light? Can atheists meditate? You may also be interested in... The Six Virtuesrelationship with God4 part mini-series See all Episodes "Thank you for listening to this podcast. If you've found it helpful then please consider subscribing/following our podcast to make it easier for you to find us in the future and be alerted when there are new episodes." - Mark We'd be delighted if you could leave a positive review when you subscribe. I invite you to follow us on Rumble and also to become one of our valued patrons helping us to reach more people. Please share this podcast with those lovely people who you care about. You can find a list of all our podcast subscription options here.

Duration:00:20:38

#30 “What is Ego?”

5/9/2021
In this podcast meditation author and teacher Mark discusses ego, sharing spiritual insights from almost 40 years of meditation. Develop a better understanding of how ego is defined. Importantly learn how it might be holding you back in your spiritual journey and what you can do to reduce your ego and overcome it. You may also be interested in... full length article about egovideo version of this podcast See all Episodes "Thank you for listening to this podcast. If you've found it helpful then please consider subscribing/following our podcast to make it easier for you to find us in the future and be alerted when there are new episodes." - Mark We'd be delighted if you could leave a positive review when you subscribe. I invite you to follow us on Rumble and also to become one of our valued patrons helping us to reach more people. Please share this podcast with those lovely people who you care about. You can find a list of all our podcast subscription options here.

Duration:00:09:34

#25 “What is Spiritual Maturity and How do You Develop It?”

9/25/2020
Most people think about their "spiritual progress" but have you ever stopped to think about your "spiritual maturity"? This is probably one of the most overlooked aspects of spiritual growth. Yet ironically spiritual maturity may be one of the keys to becoming more spiritual within your life. In this podcast meditation facilitator Mark of thewaybackgroup.org provides a thought provoking exploration of spiritual maturity. Because spirituality is experiential rather than intellectual he therefore provides a guided meditation too. You may also be interested in... in-depth article about spiritual maturitymuch bigger spiritual picture See all Episodes "Thank you for listening to this podcast. If you've found it helpful then please consider subscribing/following our podcast to make it easier for you to find us in the future and be alerted when there are new episodes." - Mark We'd be delighted if you could leave a positive review when you subscribe. I invite you to follow us on Rumble and also to become one of our valued patrons helping us to reach more people. Please share this podcast with those lovely people who you care about. You can find a list of all our podcast subscription options here.

Duration:00:22:52

#24 “The Way Back – the bigger picture”

9/25/2020
This is a direct reading of "The WAY", one of the cornerstone pages of The Way Back: https://thewaybackgroup.org/articles/the-way-back/ read by it's author Mark. Mark discusses the holistic approach to the spiritual journey and explains why some people struggle to progress or to become still within their meditation. There is also a discussion about the reason for the soul journey and the differences between your soul and spirit and how they ultimately work together. An interesting listen for all who are interested in the bigger spiritual picture. You may also be interested in... original manuscript See all Episodes "Thank you for listening to this podcast. If you've found it helpful then please consider subscribing/following our podcast to make it easier for you to find us in the future and be alerted when there are new episodes." - Mark We'd be delighted if you could leave a positive review when you subscribe. I invite you to follow us on Rumble and also to become one of our valued patrons helping us to reach more people. Please share this podcast with those lovely people who you care about. You can find a list of all our podcast subscription options here.

Duration:00:11:43

#23 “Overcoming Problems in the World. A Spiritual Perspective”

9/13/2020
This is one of the most important podcasts Mark ever made. It pulls no punches in discussing the problems in the world and reveals what is behind them. In a practical and down to Earth way he then explains how the energy of Love and the truth about what God is (hint - it's not religious) can actually make a positive difference. You don't need to meditate or even believe in anything to be empowered. But you can make a positive impact on your own life and the world around you. We highly recommend that you read the full article and watch the video which is linked below. The video contains extra visual information to help guide you. You may also be interested in... the full video of this podcastGodLove See all Episodes "Thank you for listening to this podcast. If you've found it helpful then please consider subscribing/following our podcast to make it easier for you to find us in the future and be alerted when there are new episodes." - Mark We'd be delighted if you could leave a positive review when you subscribe. I invite you to follow us on Rumble and also to become one of our valued patrons helping us to reach more people. Please share this podcast with those lovely people who you care about. You can find a list of all our podcast subscription options here.

Duration:00:12:23