Musings from The Mount

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A weekly conversation of all things esoteric with Michael Lindfield and Joseph Carenza, presented by Meditation Mount and HeartLight Productions. This podcast is brought to you by Meditation Mount, a non-profit spiritual center in Ojai, CA, visit us online at meditationmount.org. read less
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A.I.: The Karmic Accelerator - Are We Ready for Virtue Reality? with Wade Chumney & Michael Lindfield
6d ago
A.I.: The Karmic Accelerator - Are We Ready for Virtue Reality? with Wade Chumney & Michael Lindfield
In our latest episode of Musings From the Mount, we dive deep into the fascinating world of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and its ethical implications. We're joined by special guest Wade Chumney, Associate Professor of Business Ethics & Law at California State University, Northridge, and author of 'Conscious Business Ethics: The Practical Guide to Wisdom'. Together, we explore the transformative era we're entering and how AI is reshaping our world at an unprecedented pace. Wade shares his expert insights on the critical importance of aligning AI with human values and ethical principles. We discuss the concept of AI as a "karmic accelerator," potentially amplifying the consequences of our actions and decisions. The conversation touches on profound questions about consciousness, the role of humanity in the universe, and how we can guide AI development towards beneficial outcomes. One of the episode's highlights is our exploration of "virtue reality" - the idea of infusing AI with core virtues and ethical foundations. We delve into the wisdom traditions that have shaped human understanding of ethics and how these principles can be applied to AI development. Wade's expertise in business ethics and his work on conscious business practices bring a unique perspective to this discussion. Throughout the episode, we grapple with big questions: Is AI a tool for liberation or a potential threat? How can we ensure that AI serves the greater good? What role does human consciousness play in this technological revolution? This episode offers a thought-provoking blend of philosophy, technology, and spirituality that will leave you pondering the future of humanity in the age of AI. Don't miss this enlightening conversation that bridges ancient wisdom with cutting-edge technology. Tune in now to expand your understanding of AI, ethics, and our collective future.
Cosmic Classrooms and Decoding Life's Mission with Michael Lindfield
Jul 8 2024
Cosmic Classrooms and Decoding Life's Mission with Michael Lindfield
Have you ever wondered why some people seem to have it easier in life while others face constant challenges? Our latest podcast episode, featuring Michael Lindfield and Joseph Carenza, explores this profound question and delves into the fascinating concept of incarnation. In this thought-provoking discussion, our hosts examine the idea that life's difficulties might be purposeful - akin to choosing a higher difficulty level in a video game. They explore how our earthly experiences shape us, drawing parallels between personal growth and the evolution of consciousness on a cosmic scale. Michael shares insights from Agni Yoga teachings, offering a unique perspective on why we incarnate and the role of choice in our spiritual journey. Meanwhile, Joseph brings his characteristic curiosity, asking the questions we all ponder about our purpose and the nature of existence. From the mystery of forgetting our past lives to the alchemical process of personal transformation, this episode is a mind-expanding journey. Whether you're a spiritual seeker, a philosophy enthusiast, or simply someone questioning life's big mysteries, you won't want to miss this captivating conversation. Meditation Mount and HeartLight Productions are pleased to present Musings from the Mount – a weekly podcast with host Joseph Carenza and guests in conversation exploring a range of topics drawn from the Ageless Wisdom teachings. New episodes every Monday. If you enjoy this podcast, please consider donating at MeditationMount.org
The Triune Nature of Life (Triangles) with Michael Lindfield
Jul 1 2024
The Triune Nature of Life (Triangles) with Michael Lindfield
In the latest episode of 'Musings From the Mount', Michael Lindfield and Joseph Carenza dive deep into the fascinating world of triangles. From cosmic principles to everyday applications, they explore how this simple geometric shape holds profound meaning across various spiritual traditions, philosophies, and practical life. Michael shares personal anecdotes and esoteric wisdom, touching on topics like the Trinity in different belief systems, the role of triangles in planetary evolution, and how they relate to human consciousness. The discussion ranges from Buckminster Fuller's geodesic domes to Roberto Assagioli's psychosynthesis, illustrating how triangles can be a powerful tool for personal growth and conflict resolution. Joseph and Michael also delve into the concept of "networks of light" and how individuals can participate in creating a global web of positive energy through triangular formations. They discuss the importance of synthesis in our current era and how understanding triangular relationships can lead to more harmonious interactions in various aspects of life. Don't miss this thought-provoking episode that will change the way you view this common shape. Tune in to gain insights on how you can apply triangular thinking to elevate your spiritual practice and daily life. Remember, as Michael says, "The triangle is key to everything on earth." Listen now and unlock the power of triangles in your life!   Meditation Mount and HeartLight Productions are pleased to present Musings from the Mount – a weekly podcast with host Joseph Carenza and guests in conversation exploring a range of topics drawn from the Ageless Wisdom teachings. New episodes every Monday. If you enjoy this podcast, please consider donating at MeditationMount.org
The Great Reset with Michael Lindfield
Jun 24 2024
The Great Reset with Michael Lindfield
In this enlightening episode of Musings From The Mount, Michael Lindfield and Joseph Carenza dive deep into the concept of "The Great Reset" from a spiritual perspective. They explore how this reset relates to the Tibetan's vision of a new world order and the emergence of the Aquarian Age. The Great Reset is about getting back on track with our original spiritual purpose, likening it to recalibrating a GPS when we've gone off course. The discussion touches on the ideas of purpose, plan, and project in the context of planetary evolution. We describe how these concepts relate to different energy centers or "chakras" of the Earth, with Shambhala representing the head center, the realm of souls as the heart center, and humanity as the throat center, emphasizing that we are all part of this greater plan, and our task is to bring love, light, and spiritual power to Earth. A key takeaway from the conversation is the importance of three spiritual practices: self-forgetfulness, harmlessness, and right speech. Michael elaborates on how these simple yet profound practices can lead to significant spiritual growth. The power of speech, in particular, is highlighted as a creative force, with every word we utter being an act of creation. As we navigate these times of great change, Michael and Joseph remind us that love is the ultimate binding force in the universe. They encourage listeners to align themselves with their soul's purpose and to play their part in the planetary plan. This episode offers valuable insights for anyone seeking to understand and participate in the spiritual evolution of our world. Meditation Mount and HeartLight Productions are pleased to present Musings from the Mount – a weekly podcast with host Joseph Carenza and guests in conversation exploring a range of topics drawn from the Ageless Wisdom teachings. New episodes every Monday. If you enjoy this podcast, please consider donating at MeditationMount.org
The Gathering of Wisdom with Michael Lindfield
Jun 17 2024
The Gathering of Wisdom with Michael Lindfield
Have you ever wondered what lies beyond the veil of our current reality? In their latest thought-provoking episode of Musings From the Mount, Michael Lindfield and Joseph Carenza dive deep into the mysteries surrounding the upcoming "conclave" in 2025 - a gathering of highly evolved spiritual teachers who convene 25 years into the beginning of each century to assess humanity's progress. Drawing from the Agni Yoga teachings and Alice Bailey's writings, they explore how the last conclave in the 1920s planted seeds of awareness about atomic energy, the influence of color and sound, and more - foreshadowing major scientific breakthroughs of the 20th century. The question now is: what new realms of knowledge and possibility might the 2025 conclave unveil? Michael and Joseph grapple with this profound query through the lens of the "Syrian law of freedom" - the notion that we must have inward realizations rather than be instructed from above. They posit that humanity's ethical maturity and openness to unity and love may be key criteria the conclave uses to determine our readiness for further evolution of consciousness. Don't miss this fascinating exploration shining light on our collective role in the unfoldment of divine creative expression. Subscribe now to be a part of the conversation probing the deepest mysteries of our existence on this planet. Meditation Mount and HeartLight Productions are pleased to present Musings from the Mount – a weekly podcast with host Joseph Carenza and guests in conversation exploring a range of topics drawn from the Ageless Wisdom teachings. New episodes every Monday. If you enjoy this podcast, please consider donating at MeditationMount.org
Agents of Circulation with Michael Lindfield
Jun 10 2024
Agents of Circulation with Michael Lindfield
Welcome back to Season Three of the podcast!  The Agents of Circulation: The Path to a Beloved Community and a Golden Age In the latest insightful episode of "Musings From The Mount", hosts Joseph Carenza and Michael Lindfield explore profound spiritual truths and guidance for humanity at this critical juncture. They discuss how we are going through an "unveiling" and "apocalypse" - a revelation where the veils and facades are being ripped away from institutions, ideas and personalities as the world heads towards a momentous decision point in 2025.   The conversation delves into the role the "Masters of Wisdom" or advanced spiritual teachers play in helping guide humanity's evolution and readiness for the next stage. Joseph and Michael share insights from the Ageless Wisdom teachings about overcoming the "nine-headed Hydra" of our impulses and negativities through the power of love and compassion. They explore how empathy, loving-kindness, and regarding ourselves as part of the "one life" of the planet can birth the "presence of a greater love" within us - which is key to passing the initiatory tests humanity now faces. Blending perspectives from various traditions, the hosts discuss how 2025 may bring the opportunity for a new "golden age" and birth of a "beloved community" of harmony and mutual care - or a descent into a "callous culture" akin to spiritual Mad Max Universe. But there is hope if we can adopt the mentors' guidance, embody the law of love in our daily actions, and become true "agents of circulation" for the spirit of peace and oneness. Don't miss this profound dialogue on the choice before humanity. Meditation Mount and HeartLight Productions are pleased to present Musings from the Mount – a weekly podcast with host Joseph Carenza and guests in conversation exploring a range of topics drawn from the Ageless Wisdom teachings. New episodes every Monday. If you enjoy this podcast, please consider donating at MeditationMount.org