Take Back Your Mind with Michael B. Beckwith

Michael B. Beckwith

Take Back Your Mind is designed to guide you to take back your mind from worry, doubt, and fear, and to embrace what is trying to emerge through you: a sense of success, creativity, and your real, authentic purpose! Join renowned evolutionary leader, speaker, meditation teacher, award-winning author, and founder and CEO of Agape International Spiritual Center, Michael B. Beckwith, as he answers your Life Questions, guides you in meditation, and speaks with individuals who are on the cutting edge of excellence in the areas of spirituality, health, life purpose, inner transformation, and much more and have forged a path in their own lives and played outside of the box in order to bring forth their gifts in the world to remind you that you have the same possibility within YOU! read less
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The Healing Power of Empathy: A Guide for Sensitive Souls with  Dr. Judith Orloff
2d ago
The Healing Power of Empathy: A Guide for Sensitive Souls with Dr. Judith Orloff
On today’s show, Michael welcomes renowned psychiatrist, professor, speaker, trainer, empath, and New York Times bestselling author of the newly-released book, “The Genius of Empathy: Practical Skills to Heal Yourself, Your Relationships and the World,” Dr. Judith Orloff.  In this episode, Michael and Judith discuss: -What empathy is and why it’s a superpower, as well as some of the downsides of being an empath -Practical skills empaths can use for self-healing plus techniques for preserving their energy when around others -The importance of developing boundaries as an empath and the telltale signs of spotting narcissists in relationships -How Judith integrates her psychiatric training with her intuition -Judith’s new book, “The Genius of Empathy,” her book tour, her online courses for Empaths - and so much more!  Next, Michael concludes this episode with a meditation on the Power of Radiance. Check out Judith’s bestselling books, her online Empath courses, and resources for empaths at https://drjudithorloff.com/ and by following her on social media! If you’re in the Los Angeles area on April 13, 2024, you can catch Judith at her book signing event at Mystic Journey Bookstore in Santa Monica: https://www.mysticjourneybookstore.com/events/the-genius-of-empathy-igniting-your-healing-superpowers. For her full book tour stop schedule, click here: https://drjudithorloff.com/lecture-schedule/. Remember to subscribe/follow and set an alert to receive notifications each Wednesday when new episodes are available! If you are inspired by the Take Back Your Mind podcast, please share it with your friends and family, and give us a 5-star rating! Connect with Michael at https://michaelbeckwith.com/ and www.Agapelive.com. Facebook: @Michael.B.Beckwith https://www.facebook.com/Michael.B.Beckwith IG: @michaelbbeckwith https://www.instagram.com/michaelbbeckwith/ X:  @drmichaelbb https://twitter.com/drmichaelbb YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqMWuqEKXLY4m60gNDsw61w Finally, a special thank you to the sponsors of the Take Back Your Mind with Michael B. Beckwith podcast: The Agape International Spiritual Center (www.Agapelive.com) and NutriRise, makers of Michael’s AdaptoZen Superfood Greens Powder and Vitamin D3+K2 drops (https://nutririse.com/products/adaptozen-bundle)!
How To Tap Into Cosmic Frequencies, Activate Your Dormant DNA & Become A Lightworker with Jessica Zweig
Apr 3 2024
How To Tap Into Cosmic Frequencies, Activate Your Dormant DNA & Become A Lightworker with Jessica Zweig
Today, Michael sits down with Jessica Zweig, a sought-after speaker, serial entrepreneur, host of the top-ranked podcast The Spiritual Hustler, and bestselling author of the new upcoming book, “The Light Work: Reclaim Your Feminine Power, Live Your Cosmic Truth, Illuminate the World.”   *Please note that this episode contains explicit language.* During their powerful conversation, Michael and Jessica talk about: -What inspired Jessica to write The Light Work after experiencing severe burnout and depression from years of building successful businesses -How a trip to Egypt blew up her life–in a good way–and completely transformed her life -Jessica’s decision to come out of the spiritual closet and embrace her spiritual gifts and identity, and why you should too -How to become a Lightworker from the inside out, why loving our darkness sets us free, and so much more! Next, Michael concludes with a guided meditation encapsulating the theme and energy of their conversation. Catch up with Jessica on social media and at https://jessicazweig.com/. Remember to subscribe/follow and set an alert to receive notifications each Wednesday when new episodes are available! If you are inspired by the Take Back Your Mind podcast, please share it with your friends and family, and give us a 5-star rating! Connect with Michael at https://michaelbeckwith.com/ and www.Agapelive.com. Facebook: @Michael.B.Beckwith https://www.facebook.com/Michael.B.Beckwith IG: @michaelbbeckwith https://www.instagram.com/michaelbbeckwith/ X:  @drmichaelbb https://twitter.com/drmichaelbb YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqMWuqEKXLY4m60gNDsw61w Finally, a special thank you to the sponsors of the Take Back Your Mind with Michael B. Beckwith podcast: The Agape International Spiritual Center (www.Agapelive.com) and NutriRise, makers of Michael’s AdaptoZen Superfood Greens Powder and Vitamin D3+K2 drops (https://nutririse.com/products/adaptozen-bundle)!
The Wholeness Blueprint: Food, Fitness & Spiritual Fulfillment with Kimberly Snyder
Mar 27 2024
The Wholeness Blueprint: Food, Fitness & Spiritual Fulfillment with Kimberly Snyder
Today, Michael welcomes Kimberly Snyder. Kimberly is a multiple-time New York Times bestselling author, spiritual and meditation teacher, international speaker, nutritionist, and holistic wellness expert.  She has authored six books–two of which are being published this year–including “Radical Beauty,” which she co-authored with Deepak Chopra, and “You Are More Than You Think You Are: Practical Enlightenment for Everyday Life.” Kimberly is also the founder of Solluna®, a holistic lifestyle brand that offers supplements, wellness products, the HeartAlign SystemTM meditations and tools, and digestional courses, and host of the top-rated Feel Good Podcast with Kimberly Snyder. In this episode, Michael and Kimberly discuss:  -The unique and sweet circumstances surrounding how she and Michael met -Kimberly’s introduction to Kriya yoga and the teachings of Parahamsa Yogananda and Ayurveda after experiencing physical and mental health challenges in her youth  -How her focus on being well, her spiritual practices, and a reliance on spiritual guidance during some very lean times literally led her to success -The main tenets of her recent book, “You Are More Than You Think,” including the Four Cornerstones of Wellness: Food, Body, Emotional Wellbeing, and Spiritual Growth  -The challenges of living a hyper-intellectual life vs. a heart-centered life, her favorite supplements for optimal health – and so much more!   As always, Michael concludes with a brief meditation that encapsulates the energy of their conversation. You can connect with Kimberly on social media and at her website, https://mysolluna.com/. Remember to subscribe/follow and set an alert to receive notifications each Wednesday when new episodes are available! If you are inspired by the Take Back Your Mind podcast, please share it with your friends and family, and give us a 5-star rating! Connect with Michael at https://michaelbeckwith.com/ and www.Agapelive.com. Facebook: @Michael.B.Beckwith https://www.facebook.com/Michael.B.Beckwith IG: @michaelbbeckwith https://www.instagram.com/michaelbbeckwith/ X (Twitter):  @drmichaelbb https://twitter.com/drmichaelbb YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqMWuqEKXLY4m60gNDsw61w Finally, a special thank you to the sponsors of the Take Back Your Mind with Michael B. Beckwith podcast: The Agape International Spiritual Center (www.Agapelive.com) and NutriRise, makers of Michael’s AdaptoZen Superfood Greens Powder and Vitamin D3+K2 drops (https://nutririse.com/products/adaptozen-bundle)!
The Transformative Power of Stories, Purposeful Living & Plant Medicine with Jack Canfield
Mar 20 2024
The Transformative Power of Stories, Purposeful Living & Plant Medicine with Jack Canfield
In today’s episode, Michael welcomes Jack Canfield. Known as America's #1 Success Coach, Jack is a bestselling author, professional speaker, trainer, entrepreneur, and founder and CEO of the Canfield Training Group.  He is the co-author of more than 200 books, including The Success Principles and the Chicken Soup for the Soul series, and 40 New York Times bestsellers, and has sold more than 500 million copies in 47 languages around the world. *Please note that this episode contains explicit language.*  During this thoughtful conversation filled with amazing personal stories, Michael and Jack talk about: -Jack’s life growing up with an alcoholic and abusive father and how discovering personal development as a college student started him on the life path that ultimately led him to become a “success coach” -The definition of success and the principles for discovering your life purpose  -The inspiration behind creating the Chicken Soup For The Soul series, why so many publishers rejected it, and the miracle story of how it finally got published and became a global success -How plant medicine transformed Jack’s life and helped him to heal on much deeper levels, what’s next for Jack, and so much more! Next, Michael concludes with a brief meditation that focuses on the question: “Who am I, and what wants to emerge through me?”  For more insight on Jack’s life success methods, coaching programs, trainings, events, books, etc., go to https://jackcanfield.com/. Subscribe or follow and set an alert to receive notifications each Wednesday when new episodes are available! Connect with Michael at https://michaelbeckwith.com/ and www.Agapelive.com. Facebook: @Michael.B.Beckwith https://www.facebook.com/Michael.B.Beckwith IG: @michaelbbeckwith https://www.instagram.com/michaelbbeckwith/ X (Twitter):  @drmichaelbb https://twitter.com/drmichaelbb YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqMWuqEKXLY4m60gNDsw61w Finally, a special thank you to the sponsors of the Take Back Your Mind with Michael B. Beckwith podcast: The Agape International Spiritual Center (www.Agapelive.com) and NutriRise, makers of Michael’s AdaptoZen Superfood Greens Powder and Vitamin D3+K2 drops (https://nutririse.com/products/adaptozen-bundle)!
Harmonizing Spirit & Body: The Power of Sound Healing with gina Breedlove
Mar 13 2024
Harmonizing Spirit & Body: The Power of Sound Healing with gina Breedlove
On today’s show, Michael welcomes gina Breedlove. gina is a grief doula, traditional sound healer, vocalist, composer, and author of the new book, “The Vibration of Grace: Sound Healing Rituals for Liberation.”  gina’s transformational insights draw on rituals of soul retrieval, vibrational healing, and intention setting that show us how to find our authentic voice and use it for healing and emotional and spiritual growth. During this sweet and insightful episode, Michael and gina discuss: -gina’s discovery of toning and humming into her body to move grief at age 5 after her mother abandoned her family  -gina’s particular mode of sound healing through using the voice and how it releases trauma and grief from the body -How anyone can do sound healing with a teacher, in a group, or by themselves -Plus, gina performs a brief sound healing for us - and so much more! And as always, Michael concludes with a brief meditation that encapsulates the energy of his conversation. Catch up with gina at: https://www.ginabreedlove.com/. Remember to subscribe/follow and set an alert to receive notifications each Wednesday when new episodes are available! If you are inspired by the Take Back Your Mind podcast, please share it with your friends and family, and give us a 5-star rating! Connect with Michael at https://michaelbeckwith.com/ and www.Agapelive.com. Facebook: @Michael.B.Beckwith https://www.facebook.com/Michael.B.Beckwith IG: @michaelbbeckwith https://www.instagram.com/michaelbbeckwith/ X:  @drmichaelbb https://twitter.com/drmichaelbb YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqMWuqEKXLY4m60gNDsw61w Finally, a special thank you to the sponsors of the Take Back Your Mind with Michael B. Beckwith podcast: The Agape International Spiritual Center (www.Agapelive.com) and NutriRise, makers of Michael’s AdaptoZen Superfood Greens Powder and Vitamin D3+K2 drops (https://nutririse.com/products/adaptozen-bundle)!
Indigenous Wisdom: Living in Harmony With Nature with Venerable Dhyani Ywahoo
Mar 6 2024
Indigenous Wisdom: Living in Harmony With Nature with Venerable Dhyani Ywahoo
*Note: Starting today, the Life Question of the Week segment will not be featured in this and future Take Back Your Mind episodes. The response to the Life Question segments was so overwhelmingly great that we decided to make it its own Take Back Your Mind Life Question of the Week podcast with episodes dropping each Friday.  So catch our new Take Back Your Mind Life Question of the Week podcast this Friday, March 8th! On today’s show, Michael welcomes the Venerable Dhyani Ywahoo, founder and spiritual director of the Sunray Meditation Society and the Sunray Peace Village Land Trust in Lincoln, Vermont. Sunray preserves and shares the peacemaking teachings of the Cherokee spiritual traditions and Tibetan Buddhism, and in 1992, was granted NGO status by the United Nations as a gateway for Indigenous voices to be included in planetary conversations.  For four decades, Venerable Dhyani has designed and taught programs for training peacemakers, mediators, and CEOs, inspired by Ani Yun Wiwa and Buddhist wisdom. She is also the CEO of Beautyway Productions and the author of many curriculums and books including, “Voices of Our Ancestors,” “Learning Cherokee Ways: The Ywahoo Path,” and “108 Quotations: A Treasury of Mystical Wisdom.”  During their powerful conversation, Michael and Dhyani talk about: -The mystical way she and Michael met back in the 70s -Dhyani’s spiritual gifts, which started during her childhood and were further developed under her Cherokee grandparents’ tutelage  -The ancestral lineage she holds which believes that we came to Earth to relight the fire of having clear minds and that it’s our spiritual duty to be happy because what we think and speak reverberates throughout the world   -The meaning behind our connection to nature, including the water and trees -Sunray Village’s transformational programs, ceremonies, and more! And as always, Michael concludes with a brief meditation. Connect with Venerable Dhyani at https://sunray.org/ and https://www.beautywayproductions.com/.  Remember to subscribe/follow and set an alert to receive notifications each Wednesday when new episodes are available! If you are inspired by the Take Back Your Mind podcast, please share it with your friends and family, and give us a 5-star rating! Connect with Michael at https://michaelbeckwith.com/ and www.Agapelive.com. Facebook: @Michael.B.Beckwith https://www.facebook.com/Michael.B.Beckwith IG: @michaelbbeckwith https://www.instagram.com/michaelbbeckwith/ X:  @drmichaelbb https://twitter.com/drmichaelbb YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqMWuqEKXLY4m60gNDsw61w Finally, a special thank you to the sponsors of the Take Back Your Mind with Michael B. Beckwith podcast: The Agape International Spiritual Center (www.Agapelive.com) and NutriRise, makers of Michael’s AdaptoZen Superfood Greens Powder and Vitamin D3+K2 drops (https://nutririse.com/products/adaptozen-bundle)!
We Dream A World: Realizing The Dream with Yolanda Renee King
Feb 28 2024
We Dream A World: Realizing The Dream with Yolanda Renee King
How can you stop feeling triggered when someone says something contrary about your spiritual experiences? Find out on today’s Life Question of The Week! Next, as Black History Month ends this week, Michael chats with 15-year-old youth activist Yolanda Renee King, daughter of Martin Luther King, III and Arndrea Waters King, and the sole grandchild of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Coretta Scott King. Yolanda recently authored her first book, “We Dream A World,” a children’s book she says is for kids “big and little.” It talks about the legacy of her grandparents and the choice we all have to follow the Dream of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Coretta Scott King. During this inspiring conversation, Michael and Yolanda talk about: –Yolanda’s activism of passionately addressing mass gatherings at protests and penning articles against gun violence, homelessness, and the inhumane treatment of refugees seeking asylum on the U.S. southern border –Why she chose to follow in the legacy of her grandparents as well as her parents in their work to realize the Dream –Yolanda’s new book, “We Dream A World,” and her other interests including what she likes to do for fun - and more! And as always, Michael concludes with a brief meditation. For practical spiritual insight and encouragement around relationships, finances, health, life purpose, or understanding world events, submit your Life Question of The Week to podcast@michaelbeckwith.com. Remember to subscribe/follow and set an alert to receive notifications each Wednesday when new episodes are available! If you are inspired by the Take Back Your Mind podcast, please share it with your friends and family, and give us a 5-star rating! Connect with Michael at https://michaelbeckwith.com/ and www.Agapelive.com. Facebook: @Michael.B.Beckwith https://www.facebook.com/Michael.B.Beckwith IG: @michaelbbeckwith https://www.instagram.com/michaelbbeckwith/ X (Twitter):  @drmichaelbb https://twitter.com/drmichaelbb YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqMWuqEKXLY4m60gNDsw61w Finally, a special thank you to the sponsors of the Take Back Your Mind with Michael B. Beckwith podcast: The Agape International Spiritual Center (www.Agapelive.com) and NutriRise, makers of Michael’s AdaptoZen Superfood Greens Powder and Vitamin D3+K2 drops (https://nutririse.com/products/adaptozen-bundle)!
Secrets To Lasting Love & Connection with Michael B. Beckwith
Feb 14 2024
Secrets To Lasting Love & Connection with Michael B. Beckwith
Today’s Life Question of the Week comes from someone who had a major falling out with her parents after discovering through DNA testing that her dad is not her biological father, and wants to know how to release all the hurt and anger she feels.   Next, this special Valentine’s Day edition of Take Back Your Mind is all about Love as Michael shares insights from his short e-book, “The Eight Principles of Thriving Relationships” (see below on how to download your free copy!) including: -How all relationships--intimate, family, friends, work--have to be based on the principle that we are evolving and are here to grow, develop, and unfold into our greater yet-to-be -The number one mistake people make in their relationships is believing that their joy, happiness, love, and fulfillment will come from their external relationships  -The importance of the roles of “The Cheerleader and The Critic” in our relationships -The “Friction of Fictions,” which is when two people come together who have not started to do the work around healing the parts within themselves that desire healing, resulting in two fictional characters attempting to get along -That every successful relationship will go through a series of “Divorces and Remarriages” – and more!  And, as always, Michael concludes with a brief teaching and meditation that captures the spirit of and lessons from his conversation. Download your FREE copy of “The Eight Principles of Thriving Relationships” at https://web.agapelive.com/registrations/eight-principles. For practical spiritual insight and encouragement around relationships, finances, health, life purpose, or understanding world events, submit your Life Question of The Week to podcast@michaelbeckwith.com. And remember to subscribe/follow and set an alert to receive notifications each Wednesday when new episodes are available! Connect with Michael at https://michaelbeckwith.com/ and www.Agapelive.com. Facebook: @Michael.B.Beckwith https://www.facebook.com/Michael.B.Beckwith IG: @michaelbbeckwith https://www.instagram.com/michaelbbeckwith/ X (Twitter):  @drmichaelbb https://twitter.com/drmichaelbb YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqMWuqEKXLY4m60gNDsw61w Finally, a special thank you to the sponsors of the Take Back Your Mind with Michael B. Beckwith podcast: The Agape International Spiritual Center (www.Agapelive.com) and NutriRise, makers of Michael’s AdaptoZen Superfood Greens Powder and Vitamin D3+K2 drops (https://nutririse.com/products/adaptozen-bundle)!
Are You There, Gen Z? It’s God with Neale Donald Walsch
Feb 7 2024
Are You There, Gen Z? It’s God with Neale Donald Walsch
How can one heal and spiritually grow after experiencing years of sexual abuse and family trauma? Find out on today’s Life Question of the Week.  Next, Michael sits down with the acclaimed bestselling author of the Conversations with God book series, Neale Donald Walsch. Neale has written 40 books on contemporary spirituality and its practical application in everyday life, including his latest, GodTalk: Experiences of Humanity’s Connections with a Higher Power, a book in the Common Sentience book series. Seven of Neale’s Conversations with God books made the New York Times bestseller list. Book One remained on that list for 134 weeks. His titles have been translated into 37 languages and have been read by millions of people around the world.  During their universal and poignant conversation, Michael and Neale discuss: -How Neale’s Conversations with God series came to and through him during a time of profound life changes and inner transformation -How everyone is having a direct conversation with God or a Higher Power all the time, but just calls the experience by other names. It’s not something that only happens to “special people” or just occurred during ancient times -That certain religious leaders and organizers came to use religion as a means to control people by saying they needed intermediaries and certain sacraments and rituals to “get to God”   -Neale’s latest book, GodTalk, which outlines six steps for intentionally conversing with God based on his own experiences and observations, plus inspiring stories from people around the world who’ve experienced divine interventions of their own -How Gen Z and younger generations should “question the prior assumption” when it comes to existing ideas and beliefs about God, and be more curious and courageous about exploring their own spiritual identities – and much, much more!   And as always, Michael concludes with a brief meditation that encapsulates the energy of their conversation. Connect with Neale at http://nealedonaldwalsch.com/ and on social media.  For practical spiritual insight and encouragement around relationships, finances, health, life purpose, or understanding world events, submit your Life Question of The Week to podcast@michaelbeckwith.com. And remember to subscribe/follow and set an alert to receive notifications each Wednesday when new episodes are available! If you are inspired by the Take Back Your Mind podcast, please share it with your friends and family, and give us a 5-star rating! Connect with Michael at https://michaelbeckwith.com/ and www.Agapelive.com. Facebook: @Michael.B.Beckwith https://www.facebook.com/Michael.B.Beckwith IG: @michaelbbeckwith https://www.instagram.com/michaelbbeckwith/ X:  @drmichaelbb https://twitter.com/drmichaelbb YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqMWuqEKXLY4m60gNDsw61w Finally, a special thank you to the sponsors of the Take Back Your Mind with Michael B. Beckwith podcast: The Agape International Spiritual Center (www.Agapelive.com) and NutriRise, makers of Michael’s AdaptoZen Superfood Greens Powder and Vitamin D3+K2 drops (https://nutririse.com/products/adaptozen-bundle)!
Astrology vs. Spirituality with Chani Nicholas
Jan 31 2024
Astrology vs. Spirituality with Chani Nicholas
Today’s Life Question of the Week comes from someone having a crisis of faith and wanting to know which path to follow.  Next, Michael welcomes Chani Nicholas. Chani is a Los Angeles-based New York Times bestselling author and astrologer with a community of over one million monthly readers. She has been a counseling astrologer for more than 20 years, guiding people to discover and live out their purpose through understanding their birth chart. Her app, CHANI, offers users a personalized, daily understanding of their birth chart. It has had nearly a million downloads and counting since its launch in December 2020. Chani has been featured in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Rolling Stone, The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, and on Netflix. During their insightful and delightful conversation, Michael and Chani discuss: -Chani’s discovery of astrology as a child through her step-grandmother -The ancient history of astrology; its relationship with science, astronomy, religion, and medicine; and its cultural and political influence throughout the ages -Astrology as a tool for self-awareness and self-development, and how to turn what looks like a limitation into a spiritual practice -That whatever your astrological chart may reveal about where you are, you still get to choose your destiny -The wildly popular CHANI App -- and a whole lot more! And as always, Michael concludes with a brief meditation that encapsulates the energy of the episode’s topic. For more information about Chani, go to https://chaninicholas.com/. You can also follow her on Instagram, Facebook, and X. For practical spiritual insight and encouragement around relationships, finances, health, life purpose, or understanding world events, submit your Life Question of The Week to podcast@michaelbeckwith.com. Remember to subscribe/follow and set an alert to receive notifications each Wednesday when new episodes are available! If you are inspired by the Take Back Your Mind podcast, please share it with your friends and family, and give us a 5-star rating! Connect with Michael at https://michaelbeckwith.com/ and www.Agapelive.com. Facebook: @Michael.B.Beckwith https://www.facebook.com/Michael.B.Beckwith IG: @michaelbbeckwith https://www.instagram.com/michaelbbeckwith/ X:  @drmichaelbb https://twitter.com/drmichaelbb YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqMWuqEKXLY4m60gNDsw61w Finally, a special thank you to the sponsors of the Take Back Your Mind with Michael B. Beckwith podcast: The Agape International Spiritual Center (www.Agapelive.com) and NutriRise, makers of Michael’s AdaptoZen Superfood Greens Powder and Vitamin D3+K2 drops (https://nutririse.com/products/adaptozen-bundle)!
Co-Create Your Most Vibrant & Abundant Year with the Profound Power of Intention
Jan 24 2024
Co-Create Your Most Vibrant & Abundant Year with the Profound Power of Intention
How can we know when a relationship or friendship has reached its end and how can we let it go? Find out on today’s Life Question of The Week! Next, are your 2024 resolutions getting off to a rocky start? Then you just might have ‘Intention Deficit Disorder.’ What is that and how can you co-create a life of joy, love, purpose, and abundance for 2024 and beyond?  Through the power of your intention! Today, Michael offers some of his most powerful teachings and tips for living an intentional life, including:  -Transcending the obstacles to intention-setting by undoing the imprints and programming around lack, worry, doubt, and fear that may have permeated the environment you grew up in -Healing the “I’ll Be Happy When” syndrome so that your life and happiness aren’t dependent on and determined by outer conditions -The value in asking ourselves contemplative questions such as, “Who would I be without my complaints, doubts, and worries?” -How intentions serve as the vibrational rudders necessary to direct our lives and experiences -Tuning into the Divine Mind broadcast and channeling your highest frequency - and so much more! As always, Michael concludes with a brief meditation that encapsulates the energy of the episode’s topic. For practical spiritual insight and encouragement around relationships, finances, health, life purpose, or understanding world events, submit your Life Question of The Week to podcast@michaelbeckwith.com. Remember to subscribe/follow and set an alert to receive notifications each Wednesday when new episodes are available! If you are inspired by the Take Back Your Mind podcast, please share it with your friends and family, and give us a 5-star rating! Connect with Michael at https://michaelbeckwith.com/ and www.Agapelive.com. Facebook: @Michael.B.Beckwith https://www.facebook.com/Michael.B.Beckwith IG: @michaelbbeckwith https://www.instagram.com/michaelbbeckwith/ X (Twitter):  @drmichaelbb https://twitter.com/drmichaelbb YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqMWuqEKXLY4m60gNDsw61w Finally, a special thank you to the sponsors of the Take Back Your Mind with Michael B. Beckwith podcast: The Agape International Spiritual Center (www.Agapelive.com) and NutriRise, makers of Michael’s AdaptoZen Superfood Greens Powder and Vitamin D3+K2 drops (https://nutririse.com/products/adaptozen-bundle)!
Mysticism & The Modern Age with Matthew Fox
Jan 17 2024
Mysticism & The Modern Age with Matthew Fox
Today’s Life Question of the Week comes from someone asking how to let go of the anger they feel towards a family member’s financial abundance when they believe they don’t deserve it.  Next, Michael sits down with Matthew Fox. Matthew is an author, theologian, and activist priest who, for over 50 years, has ignited an international movement to awaken people to be mystics, prophets, and contemplative activists who honor the Earth and work for justice. He founded the University of Creation Spirituality to help establish a new pedagogy for learning spirituality grounded in an effort to reawaken the West to its own mystical traditions in such figures as Hildegard of Bingen, Meister Eckhart, the mysticism of Thomas Aquinas, and other contemporary scientists and mystics.  During their insightful conversation, Michael and Matthew discuss:  Matthew’s early life as a monk in the Dominican Order, and his eventual embrace of spirituality and Liberation Theology which ultimately got him expelled by the Vatican The challenges of institutionalized religion, why younger generations are moving more towards spirituality, and what that means  The importance of returning to mysticism and spirituality, and Matthew’s work in discovering the teachings of Western mystics including:     -Thomas Aquinas, a 13th-century theologian and Dominican monk who stood up the religious establishment of the day by embracing Aristotle and his paganist beliefs in nature, science, creation, non-dualism, and being present to love and the Universe     -Julian of Norwich, the first woman to write a book in English in the 14th century. She wrote about the goodness of nature, that nature is God, and that we are all born in, and are here to share joy     -Howard Thurman, an American author, philosopher, theologian, mystic, educator, and civil rights leader who grounded all of his work in the idea that life is alive with creative intelligence Cultivating joy, and how playfulness and fun are virtues – and much more! And as always, Michael concludes with a brief meditation that encapsulates the energy of their conversation. *Please note that this conversation includes a brief discussion on Bishop Carlton Pearson, a progressive spiritual teacher and author who, since the recording of this episode, has passed away. Learn more about Matthew at https://www.matthewfox.org/home. For practical spiritual insight and encouragement around relationships, finances, health, life purpose, or understanding world events, submit your Life Question of The Week to podcast@michaelbeckwith.com. And remember to subscribe/follow and set an alert to receive notifications each Wednesday when new episodes are available! Connect with Michael at https://michaelbeckwith.com/ and www.Agapelive.com. Facebook: @Michael.B.Beckwith https://www.facebook.com/Michael.B.Beckwith IG: @michaelbbeckwith https://www.instagram.com/michaelbbeckwith/ X (Twitter):  @drmichaelbb https://twitter.com/drmichaelbb YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqMWuqEKXLY4m60gNDsw61w Finally, a special thank you to the sponsors of the Take Back Your Mind with Michael B. Beckwith podcast: The Agape International Spiritual Center (www.Agapelive.com) and NutriRise, makers of Michael’s AdaptoZen Superfood Greens Powder and Vitamin D3+K2 drops (https://nutririse.com/products/adaptozen-bundle)!
Transcending Life’s Challenges with Gerard Powell
Jan 10 2024
Transcending Life’s Challenges with Gerard Powell
Today’s Life Question of the Week asks, when someone feels as if they have betrayed themselves, how can they move forward feeling free and happy?     Next, Micheal welcomes Gerard Powell, a conscious entrepreneur whose mission is transforming lives. He is the founder and CEO of Rythmia Life Advancement Center, an all-inclusive, medically-licensed spiritual retreat in Costa Rica, the “go-to" program for spiritual awakening and personal transformation where over 97% of guests have reported receiving a miracle. He is also the author of two books, Sh*t the Moon Said: A Story of Drugs, Sex, and Ayahuasca and Truthenomics: The Science of Allowing Abundance Through Honesty. During their personal and revealing conversation, Michael and Gerard discuss: -Gerard’s journey from successful business owner to conscious entrepreneur through experiencing a personal crisis that initiated him onto a journey of self-transformation  -The importance of understanding the difference between living to give vs. living to get  -Gerard’s life of abusing alcohol, drugs, and sex - until he had a powerful encounter with plant medicine that transformed and liberated his life and inspired him to found the Rythmia Life Advancement Center -That when we tell the unadulterated truth of where we want to go, the Universe always makes a way -The various programs Rythmia offers (e.g., metaphysical workshops, breathwork, meditation, stem cell therapies, massages, plant medicine, etc.) - and so much more! **Please note that today’s episode contains explicit language.**   And, as always, Michael concludes with a brief teaching and meditation that captures the spirit of and lessons from his conversation. Find out more about Rythmia Advancement Life Center at https://www.rythmialifeadvancement.com/ and connect with Gerard at https://www.gerardarmondpowell.com/. In addition, during the Life Question of the Week segment, Michael mentioned Agape’s Prayer Ministry: https://agapelive.com/pages/prayer-ministry  and Agape’s Licensed Spiritual Practitioner Core: https://agapelive.com/pages/practitioner-core. For practical spiritual insight and encouragement around relationships, finances, health, life purpose, or understanding world events, submit your Life Question of The Week to podcast@michaelbeckwith.com. And remember to subscribe/follow and set an alert to receive notifications each Wednesday when new episodes are available! Connect with Michael at https://michaelbeckwith.com/ and www.Agapelive.com. Facebook: @Michael.B.Beckwith https://www.facebook.com/Michael.B.Beckwith IG: @michaelbbeckwith https://www.instagram.com/michaelbbeckwith/ X (Twitter):  @drmichaelbb https://twitter.com/drmichaelbb YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqMWuqEKXLY4m60gNDsw61w Finally, a special thank you to the sponsors of the Take Back Your Mind with Michael B. Beckwith podcast: The Agape International Spiritual Center (www.Agapelive.com) and NutriRise, makers of Michael’s AdaptoZen Superfood Greens Powder and Vitamin D3+K2 drops (https://nutririse.com/products/adaptozen-bundle)!
Spirit Hacking with Shaman Durek
Jan 3 2024
Spirit Hacking with Shaman Durek
What is the spiritual definition of Divine Masculine energy, and how can it be awakened and activated? Find out on today’s Life Question of the Week.  Next, Michael sits down with Shaman Durek, a 6th generation shaman, author of the bestseller Spirit Hacking: Shamanic Keys to Reclaim Your Personal Power, Transform Yourself, and Light Up the World, and a visionary for the Now Age. Durek’s online Shaman School and his widely popular Healing Temple and Ancient Wisdom Today podcast are instrumental in helping people tap into their personal power and unblocking negative patterns that prevent them from reaching optimal human performance. His work has been featured in Elle, Marie Claire, The LA Times, and The New York Times among others, and he had a recurring spot on CBS’ “The Doctors” where he aided guests in overcoming challenges impacting the connection between their emotional and physical well-being.  During their deeply insightful conversation, Michael and Shaman Durek discuss: -Durek’s growing up in New Orleans learning about his family’s roots and lineage in the Yoruba spiritual tradition and how to hone his own empathic abilities and spiritual insights -His travels around the world studying various religious and spiritual traditions so he could better and more deeply understand people and how they think -The tenets of Spirit shamanism, which is to expand and hold space to understand people from a place of love, and that there’s a shaman in everyone  -What Spirit Hacking is and what it means to live in the “Giant Age” — and so much more!  And as always, Michael concludes with a brief meditation that encapsulates the energy of their conversation. Follow Shaman Durek on Instagram, TikTok, and at https://shamandurek.com/.    For practical spiritual insight and encouragement around relationships, finances, health, life purpose, or understanding world events, submit your Life Question of The Week to podcast@michaelbeckwith.com. And remember to subscribe/follow and set an alert to receive notifications each Wednesday when new episodes are available! Connect with Michael at https://michaelbeckwith.com/ and www.Agapelive.com. Facebook: @Michael.B.Beckwith https://www.facebook.com/Michael.B.Beckwith IG: @michaelbbeckwith https://www.instagram.com/michaelbbeckwith/ X (Twitter):  @drmichaelbb https://twitter.com/drmichaelbb YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqMWuqEKXLY4m60gNDsw61w Finally, a special thank you to the sponsors of the Take Back Your Mind with Michael B. Beckwith podcast: The Agape International Spiritual Center (www.Agapelive.com) and NutriRise, makers of Michael’s AdaptoZen Superfood Greens Powder and Vitamin D3+K2 drops (https://nutririse.com/products/adaptozen-bundle)!