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Podcast: Episode 30: Working It Out With Others with Selina Maitreya

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This podcast series focuses on the intersection of Consciousness and Self. This is our “Journey into Enlightenment.” At the core of human reality is Consciousness. Humans are self-defining creatures. We develop rule sets and stories that generate our experiences of reality. Consciousness is the state of awareness in each of us where our self-defined realities are only one of the many options in potential that could be expressed.

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Working It Out With Others with Selina Maitreya

Selina Maitreya of Practical Spirituality is a spiritual guide, author, and creative consultant. She and Janet consider how family patterns determine our subsequent relations with others and may still be in play. Together, in celebrating BEing alive NOW, as spiritual beings in form, they explore realigning family patterns with Peace.

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Selina Maitreya

Selina Maitreya is a highly regarded consultant to commercial photographers worldwide. A published author of 2 best-selling books and global lecturer, Selina has for the past 30+ years guided Creatives to form deeper vision and refine their inner spirit.

At the same time, Selina has been a spiritual student studying many philosophies, and spiritual practices. Drawn to the simple yet powerful ideas that We Are All ONE; that our natural inheritance is LOVE, and that our actions affect not only us but every single energy entity, Selina began to live her life as her practice. Committed to responding from LOVE to life’s many challenges, gifts and experiences, Selina began to live what she now calls: Practical Spirituality.

Then, in 2013 Selina was in a car accident that left her severely impaired, brain damaged, and unable to walk normally for several years. Still, she felt blessed and was never concerned for her fate. Unable to hold conversations for any length of time or to use her brain for tasks, Selina was visited daily and continually by Spirit. She was told that her lifetime role of “teacher” was about to take a turn.

Knowing that her practice of responding to all from Love, was the reason for her total certainty and lack of striving during a hugely life changing event, Selina became committed to being a spiritual teacher helping others to respond to life as Love, as they build lives guided by Practical Spirituality.

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Agita (AH-GI-Da) is an Italian-American slang word meaning heartburn or indigestion. It can also mean that special kind of existential dyspepsia of the soul you get when absolutely everything goes wrong. It is the Italian-American equivalent of the Yiddish "tsuris" (misery).

Roots: Associated WorksTree roots

Intuition: Knowing Beyond Logic, by Osho

Selina’s inspiration is her connection to whom she calls the Masters of the Oneness. This is her term for those who speak to her. And they have no reference to anything specific you might find on the world wide web.

To enjoy the visual of expanding your comfort zone in the face of your fear: Free Solo a movie about rock climber Alex Honnold going up the 900-metre vertical rock face of El Capitan in Yosemite National Park.

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Selina mentions a few quotes from Spirit, those Masters of the Oneness that she is in communion with:

“There is a difference between being "self- centered" and placing yourself in the "center" of your life.”

“When Judgement is absent there is no need for forgiveness.”

“Don’t suppress your fear, expand your comfort zone.”

Focus: Meditations by Tom BarrettYin Yang symbol representing the balance meditation brings

The Necessity of Forgiving” from the Meditation Archive at Interlude: An Internet Retreat.

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Blog: Enjoying the OtherQuan Yin

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Janet's theme music composed by Boyd Martin, Mystic Broadcast Network.

Selina’s musical theme was composed and arranged by Boyd Martin Mystic Broadcast Network.

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What does it mean to live consciously with energetic awareness in daily life? We can access the warmth, acceptance and non-judgment that is universal consciousness. We are all part of that spectrum, as individuals interconnected. There is no time, no space. Accessing the state of potential can help us to allow for new choices in our habitual feelings, behaviors and responses. Joan and I are subtle energy empaths in the field of consciousness. Join us as we talk about our individual and collective evolutions on Conscious Conversations with Joan and Janet. Explore what it would be like to change your rules and realities.

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