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Your Authentic Self is wise, knows the highest path for your life and has never been wounded. That’s right. You have a part of you that has never been wounded. In fact, that part is the truest essence of who you are. Would you like to access it? Do you know how to use your own internal guidance system? Would you like to have peace? How about a more meaningful life? Your authenticity can give you these seemingly miraculous gifts—but you have to know how to get there. Authentic Living with Andrea Mathews will help you raise your consciousness to the level of your own I AM by interviewing some of the great spiritual experts of today. You’ll learn how to see your true self in the midst of life’s twists and turns and be challenged to think outside the box when it comes to the mysteries of life. Can you afford to miss even one of these shows? Authentic Living airs live Wednesdays at 1 PM Pacific on the VoiceAmerica Empowerment Channel.

Your Authentic Self is wise, knows the highest path for your life and has never been wounded. That’s right. You have a part of you that has never been wounded. In fact, that part is the truest essence of who you are. Would you like to access it? Do you know how to use your own internal guidance system? Would you like to have peace? How about a more meaningful life? Your authenticity can give you these seemingly miraculous gifts—but you have to know how to get there. Authentic Living with Andrea Mathews will help you raise your consciousness to the level of your own I AM by interviewing some of the great spiritual experts of today. You’ll learn how to see your true self in the midst of life’s twists and turns and be challenged to think outside the box when it comes to the mysteries of life. Can you afford to miss even one of these shows? Authentic Living airs live Wednesdays at 1 PM Pacific on the VoiceAmerica Empowerment Channel.

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Birmingham, AL

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Your Authentic Self is wise, knows the highest path for your life and has never been wounded. That’s right. You have a part of you that has never been wounded. In fact, that part is the truest essence of who you are. Would you like to access it? Do you know how to use your own internal guidance system? Would you like to have peace? How about a more meaningful life? Your authenticity can give you these seemingly miraculous gifts—but you have to know how to get there. Authentic Living with Andrea Mathews will help you raise your consciousness to the level of your own I AM by interviewing some of the great spiritual experts of today. You’ll learn how to see your true self in the midst of life’s twists and turns and be challenged to think outside the box when it comes to the mysteries of life. Can you afford to miss even one of these shows? Authentic Living airs live Wednesdays at 1 PM Pacific on the VoiceAmerica Empowerment Channel.

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English

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2112 11th Ave. So., Suite 218 Birmingham, AL 35205 205-328-0780


Episodes

Encore Toxic Parents and Spirituality

10/20/2021
How did you grow up? Did you grow in a sea of toxicity, where parents were abusive, immature, addicted and/or emotionally or physically unavailable? What did you learn about life and about yourself from that formative period in your life? What did you learn about religion and/or about spirituality? How has that period of time impacted your spiritual experience today? Are there ways that you still struggle with spirituality because of those early experiences? Or perhaps you are unable to have...

Duration:00:56:35

Encore Is the Divine really taking care of us?

10/13/2021
So, we were just beginning to see some light at the end of a long dark tunnel when it became clear that our long dark night of the soul is not yet over. Business were coming back, deaths from Covid were way down, the number of people getting Covid were also down and then it started over again. We do have a new government and some new hope for fairness and equity. But we have been through some really dark days. And each individual who has walked through this darkness has been through his or...

Duration:00:58:01

Mike Robbins and Creating a Team Culture

10/6/2021
We’ve been through so much over the past year and a half with Covid and Climate Change. And what we have been through is pushing us to develop new and innovative ways of working together. What has been and is being revealed is that we’ve had some quite dysfunctional ways of working together largely based in the power objective. But Mike Robbins wants us to bring our whole selves to work, to develop a team culture of high performance, trust and belonging, whereas the previous methodology only...

Duration:00:57:05

Encore Near-Death Experiences in the Very Young

9/29/2021
Premier researcher P.M.H. Atwater, L.H.D. has delved into the mysterious stories of near-death experiences had by children and infants. What difference does such an experience make to a child? Are there certain definable characteristics? How do these children as adults impact others? Be here for this fascinating study of near-death.

Duration:00:54:17

Encore Inhabiting Heaven NOW

9/15/2021
In this crazy, painful, struggling, dark and sometimes even evil world, we find it hard, if not impossible to believe that we might inhabit heaven right here on planet earth. And yet many of the world’s religions put for the ideal of inhabiting heaven right here, right now on planet earth. But what does this mean? Does it mean that we will live in a constant state of bliss where nothing of this world troubles us? Does it mean that we live cloistered away from the world in a rarified...

Duration:00:56:11

Encore Sin: The Mistaken Belief

9/8/2021
A large part of the world has lived for centuries into a concept of sin that has us sinning from the moment of our birth and being unable to stop sinning until we die. This belief has people disavowing, dismissing their personal light, their personal power and their personal divine nature. So much of religion in the Western world is based entirely on this concept of sin. Even the very idea of salvation is based entirely on the sinful nature of humanity. But what if it isn't true? What if the...

Duration:00:55:41

Encore Awakening from the Darkness

9/1/2021
The collective that is the United States of America is currently experiencing a dark night of the soul—a night so dark that we fear we will never awaken from this nightmare. But like every dark night of the soul, this one has an end, which is a beginning. A beginning of a whole new version of that same collective. The dark night of the soul is meant to root out shadow material, expose it and deal with it appropriately so that we can awaken to a new reality. But we are just now in the darkest...

Duration:00:55:46

Morality Vs. Spirituality

8/18/2021
There is so much emphasis today on morality—which we use to define the worth of a given individual. Much that we use to measure ourselves—finding ourselves worthy or unworthy. Morality is all about right and wrong and we feel that we need these measurements to make the crucial decisions of our lives. But is morality the same as spirituality? Many would say that it is. But I disagree. Spirituality is very different from morality. Morality is all about doing. Spirituality is all about being....

Duration:00:56:13

Encore Mysticism and Mental Health

7/28/2021
Historically, “the church” minimized the frequency and validity of mystical experiences, especially when the experience downloaded different information than that put forth by the church. And since Sigmund Freud associated mystical experiences with narcissism, wishful thinking and delusion, the mental health world has mostly steered clear of any association with these experiences. But more recently there have been rigorous studies done and it has been learned that these experiences are...

Duration:00:55:48

Who Are You Really?

7/7/2021
We often believe the fabricated idea that we really are that which matches our reputation. We think that the person others think we are is really who we are. We strive hard, in fact, to be that person and to live with the results of being that person. If “they” (usually family of origin and significant others) believe that I’m a bad dude, then that’s what I must be and I may even be putting energy into being bad to prove that I really exist. Same with many other projections that we...

Duration:00:56:10

Encore Caroline Myss on Intimate Conversations with the Divine

6/23/2021
Caroline Myss returns to the Authentic Living show today to talk to us about her latest book, “Intimate Conversations with the Divine: Prayer, Guidance and Grace.” The book allows us to peer into our own psyches and see both our struggles and the grace we find through prayer. Caroline has taken the risk here to allow us to see her own soul and to show us her own struggles as her prayers are flashes of her own intimacy with the Divine. Today we will discuss the depth and power of intimacy...

Duration:00:54:51

Encore: The Refuge of the Self

6/2/2021
We have been taught to believe that any refuge, any safety can only be found outside of us—through external events, circumstances and people. We strive, therefore, to find the “right” circumstances, the “right” people and the best possible events for our lives. We want to make the “right” amount of money, the “right” jobs, the “right” level of prestige and power, and of course, the “right” relationships. And, of course, we want to be smart about all of these life decisions, but they cannot...

Duration:00:56:48

Encore The Loneliness Remedy

5/26/2021
There’s a lot going on today in our world, indeed, some pretty scary stuff. Far too many people are either ill from the virus or trying very hard to avoid getting it. Many of us are isolated at home, or even quarantined. Many single people are desperate during this time, which because of the serious contagion of the virus, makes it all the harder to find that mate they are longing for or even hang out with friends. This period of time is exacerbating a problem already a pandemic of its own:...

Duration:00:55:55

The Mythology of the Battle of Good vs. Evil

5/12/2021
We have lived for centuries now trying to win the battle of good over evil. But as we can see, as we look around the world, all the same kinds of atrocities that were happening centuries ago are still happening. In fact, we might say that there are worse travesties since we have developed nuclear weapons and greater technology. Are we just losing the battle? Or is it possible that we are fighting the wrong fight? Is there any possibility that fighting the so-called “good fight” is not the...

Duration:00:57:11

Dealing with Difficult People

4/21/2021
Most of us were taught that we were supposed to love all people, right? But what does that mean when it comes to those difficult people in our lives? Are we meant to pretend that we “love” them when we really just wish they would go away and leave us alone? How are we to deal with this? Well, there are lots of ways we do deal with difficult people. Some of those are healthy ways of dealing and others, not so much. Today we will not only discover some of the unhealthy ways of dealing, but we...

Duration:00:56:41

Encore The Song of Silence

4/14/2021
Why do all of the great spiritual leaders down through history and many of the present day teach of silence and stillness? Why is silence even a thing? Aren’t we supposed to be working hard, striving after a righteous life? Aren’t we supposed to be working hard to serve our brothers and sister? Aren’t we supposed to be doing the work of growing at all times? Why do they talk about stillness? About silence? About effortless effort? Perhaps it is because silence, stillness is the answer to...

Duration:00:55:57

Encore The Gift in the Darkness

3/31/2021
The pain, the fear, the horror, the loss. In all of these things we experience the devastating reality of the darkness. These things cannot be minimized. They are real and have a real impact on our lives. But is it possible that by experiencing these devastations, we are being driven to the light within us? Is it possible that the intention of the darkness is to drive us to the light within us? That doesn’t mean, as many think, that God or the gods have planned your loss, your pain, your...

Duration:00:57:29

Resilience and Spirituality

3/24/2021
Does spirituality really have anything to do with resilience? Resilience demonstrates how well we adapt to difficult life challenges, such as illness, trauma, relationship problems, workplace issues or financial stressors. Does spirituality help? Or can it interfere with resilience? It turns out that, depending on the nature of the religious or spiritual practice, we can be made either more or less resilient. Today we are going to talk about how resilience can be built through spiritual...

Duration:00:56:36

Encore Spiritual Practices for the Monk Within

3/3/2021
At this special juncture of time, when we, as a collective, have perhaps been a bit more self-reflective than usual, today’s timely topic might reach into that part of us that longs for a connection to a deeper transformative essence of our nature. Our guest today, Dr. Beverly Lanzetta has come to talk to us about her latest book, “A New Silence: Spiritual Practices and Formation for the Monk Within.” Beverly’s radical wisdom about how to access this inner silence and how that practice...

Duration:00:55:04

Encore Spiritual Practice for Crazy Times

2/17/2021
Philip Goldberg is our guest today, here to talk about his latest book, “Spiritual Practice for Crazy Times: Powerful Tools to Cultivate Calm, Clarity, and Courage.” And this is definitely the year for it! We are all hoping for an end to the pandemic in the next 6 to 8 months through the power of vaccines, but it is currently surging and there is widespread anxiety and depression regarding that, the racial problems, the on-going political divide—despite the change in leadership, the economic...

Duration:00:55:37