Paul Crouse Show #40 - "It's Natural, Not Supernatural" with Frances Robbins

Paul Crouse Show #40 - "It's Natural, Not Supernatural" with Frances Robbins

This month, Paul talks again with psychiatric nurse practitioner Frances Robbins about Paul's speciality, which is the mystical side of life. He tells the story of how the spirit world opened up to him on after he sobered out. He explains how the supernatural is a perfectly normal part of nature and that understanding about it can bring great benefit to your life. The Universe is a pretty amazing place.

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A Cautionary Tale About Being Too Cautious

A Cautionary Tale About Being Too Cautious
So many people live within unhappy circumstances and yet will not take the initiative to change their situation because they are conditioned to a life of security, conformity, and conservation, all of which may appear to give one peace of mind, but in reality nothing is more damaging to the adventurous spirit within a man than a secure future.
-- Jon Krakauer

I opened the door to the guest house in Osaka and looked up the steep, dark stairwell. There was a shadowed shape of a woman looking down at me. And then I heard a London-accented female voice call from another room: “Is he normal?”

“I don’t know,” said the shadow. “He looks alright.”

I climbed up those steps to my new life. That was my first day living in Japan, 23 years ago on Valentine’s Day, 1995.

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Paul Crouse Show #35 "Shamanic Reality" with Neshi Lokotz

Paul Crouse Show #35  "Shamanic Reality" with Neshi Lokotz

This month, Paul talks with Star Nations co-founder Neshi Lokotz about their common experiences doing shamanic work. Neshi shares how she was introduced to Medicine Work (which is what she calls shamanism) through her Native American upbringing. And

Paul talks about his very different experience being introduced the shamanic realms. They also discuss other aspects of shamanic including: safety, integrity, the challenge of the ego, charlatans and self discipline. 

This show was recorded in a new format: live video streaming on Facebook via BeLive.TV.

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Paul Crouse Show #34 With Carmela Fleury

Paul Crouse Show #34 With Carmela Fleury

“Singing Your Own Tune” with Carmela Fleury of Kamakura, Japan.

Do more of what brightens you and less of what doesn’t.

Don't miss Paul’s fun conversation yoga teacher and life coach Carmela Fleury of Kamakura, Japan. They talk about the mind-body connection, how we all have our own dance to dance, and discuss whether spirituality is just a load of B.S - or not. Now take three deep breaths.

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9497 Miracles: My 26 Years of Sobriety

9497 Miracles: My 26 Years of Sobriety

August 25th will be my 26th re-birthday. I will have been sober 9,496 days on that date, each one one-day-at-a-time.

Every single one of these days is a miracle. I could be dead right now. Or living in a lower level of hell than I used to.

One of my brothers died from alcoholism. I held him as he drew his last breath at the youthful age of 45. I know where that path leads. It could have been me.

And it still could. Often I hear about famous (and not famous) people falling off the wagon after being clean for more than two decades. I respect the power the demon of addiction has.

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Paul Crouse Radio Show #33 with Morgan Fisher, Part Two

Paul Crouse Radio Show #33 with Morgan Fisher, Part Two

"Thoughtless and Mindful"

Being meditative is more than sitting in the lotus position. 

Listen to Part 2 of Paul’s conversation with Tokyo-based British musician and photographer Morgan Fisher. They talk about Morgan’s spiritual journey in India, touring with Queen and recording with Yoko Ono, his current music and photography work. 

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Listen to Paul Crouse Radio Show #30 - "Helpful or Hogwash?"

Listen to Paul Crouse Radio Show #30 - "Helpful or Hogwash?"

Can spiritual ideas benefit scientifically trained people?

This month, Paul talks with his friend Heley Matthews of Kyoto -- who has a scientific background --  about the work he does helping people using spiritual concepts and techniques to see if they might be useful to her in her daily life.

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Listen to Paul Crouse Radio Show #28 With Ayesha Sheeba

Listen to Paul Crouse Radio Show #28 With Ayesha Sheeba

Everyone has spiritual gifts they can learn to use to improve their lives.

This month, Paul talks with spiritual guide and psychic Ayesha Sheeba of Chennai, India. They discuss her clairvoyant gifts, which go back to her childhood, and how she helps empower people by showing them how to tap into their own gifts. Don't miss the fascinating discussion.

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The Day I Met the Guides

The Day I Met the Guides

“Don’t be afraid, Tony,” said the voice coming out of Tony's mouth.

“That wasn’t me! That wasn’t me!” said Tony in his real voice.

“Don’t be afraid,” the strange voice repeated.

I could feel Tony’s heart racing, under my hands. “Oh my God! Oh my, God! Oh my God!” he kept repeating.

“Just breathe,” said the voice. This voice came from Tony’s vocal cords, but it was clearly not his. And he wasn’t faking it. 

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Don't Be Consumed By Fear

Don't Be Consumed By Fear

The current morning ritual in my house goes something like this:

Me: (Reading the newspaper) “Oh my God…oh no....OH MY GOD!”

My Wife: “Trump?”

Me: “Trump.”

She doesn’t seem all too concerned.

“Freaking out doesn’t solve the problem,” she said.

As I read the paper, all of my political fears come bubbling up. Will one of his tweets crash the financial markets? Will he start a war with Russia? Will he start rounding up Mexicans and Muslims to put in concentration camps?

My mind does love to play out all of these scenarios just like an apocalyptic movie. And then I catch myself. The sun will still rise tomorrow. The birds will still be singing in the trees. There are still no zombies walking up the street.

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Listen to Paul Crouse Radio Show #26 - "Don't Get Consumed by The Fear"

Listen to Paul Crouse Radio Show #26 - "Don't Get Consumed by The Fear"

This month, Paul spoke with Star Nations co-founder Neshi Lokotz about recent events, including the U.S. presidential elections, and about how to stay well informed and strong internally in the face uncertainty in our rapidly changing world.

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Listen to Paul Crouse Radio Show #25 - "Self Care and Your Inner Essence"

Listen to Paul Crouse Radio Show #25 - "Self Care and Your Inner Essence"

With Complimentary Health Practitioner Sara Williams of London, U.K.

Being healthy is more than just taking care of your body.

This month Paul talks with holistic complimentary health practitioner Sara Williams from London, UK. They discuss Esoteric Healing and how your connection with your innermost self has an impact on your physical, mental and emotional well being. Don’t miss this fascinating conversation.

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Listen to the Paul Crouse Radio Show #22 - "First Steps on the Spiritual Path"

Listen to the Paul Crouse Radio Show #22 - "First Steps on the Spiritual Path"

Why do we fall down? To learn how to stand back up.

This month, Paul talks with Star Nations co-founder Neshi Lokotz. In their first meeting, Paul asks Neshi about being raised in a traditional Native American culture, and they both talk about their spiritual awakenings. Listen in for a great conversation

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Ask Paul #2: How Do I Stay Sane During Life Upheaval? [Vlog]

Ask Paul #2: How Do I Stay Sane During Life Upheaval? [Vlog]

Here is the second video in my new “Ask Paul” series. Brian of Hendersonville, NC wrote:

“How to keep my sanity while watching my mom lose her battle with Parkinson's, raising a 16 year old, taking care of three dogs and one very nervous cat, and essentially starting over professionally and personally after a failed marriage. Other than all that life is good.” (with a freaked out lookng smilie face).  Later he said that through all of this that he was still smiling”

Have a listen to my answer. It is 9.5 minutes long. 

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Ask Paul: Mid-Life Crisis. Help! [Vlog]

Ask Paul: Mid-Life Crisis. Help! [Vlog]

This is the first video in my new "Ask Paul" series. Ask a question and I will do my best to answer it.

Ann from L.A. wrote: "I'm kinda going through a mid-life crisis. Help. Not just for me, but for other mid-lifers too.... something than buying a mid-life yellow corvette, or something equally stupid."

So, here is my answer to Ann. Yes, it is about 10 minutes long, but some things need to be explained in more than a minute and a half.

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What Do You Want Me to Talk About?

What Do You Want Me to Talk About?

I am going to me make some videos soon. What would you like me to talk about? Please make your suggestions in the comments area below, or click "Contact" and send me a message. Or you could write on my Facebook page.

I can talk about a wide variety of subjects: Spirituality, meditation, mindfulness, intuition or just about anything else - except transmission repair. I am no good at transmission repair.

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Listen to the Paul Crouse Radio Show #20 - "Grieving and Life Change"

Listen to the Paul Crouse Radio Show #20 - "Grieving and Life Change"

The passing of a loved is a traumatic .

This month, Paul talks with Katsuko Saito, the program director at Otenin Buddhist Temple in Osaka, Japan. She talks about her experience overcoming the grief of the sudden death of her partner and life changes she made moving forward with her family.

They also discussed about the cultural differences in the work place between Japanese people and Westerners.

It was a lively discussion between two good friends whom both have dealt with loss and have come out the other end transformed.

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Listen to Paul Crouse Radio Show #19 - "Recovery, Healing and Taking Care of the Soul"

Listen to Paul Crouse Radio Show #19 - "Recovery, Healing and Taking Care of the Soul"

The stars are brighter once you roll over in the gutter.

This month, Paul is interviewed by Katherine Arati Maas of Zurich, Switzerland about his life as a drunk and a druggie, sobering out 25 years ago, and how this lead him to discover his spiritual gifts. He also talks about his work helping people live their lives better. 

If you want to know the nitty gritty about Paul, what he's been through and how he helps people, then have a listen.

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Crying in Stockholm

Crying in Stockholm

When she told me about her failed suicide attempt only days earlier, the recent events of my life started to make sense.

In her torment, she had gone to the top of a tall building to take a leap, but the door to the roof was mysteriously locked that day. The Universe was conspiring to keep her alive and that is why we met.

She was a Japanese woman living in Stockholm and I was an American who had been living in Japan for two decades. I was in Sweden on holiday. We were brought together in a way I could have never imagined.

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Rev. Taka: Tomorrow I'm Superhuman?

Rev. Taka: Tomorrow I'm Superhuman?

During this 2.5 minute audio excerpt from an hour-long radio interview, Zen Buddhist priest Rev. Taka Kawakami explains how life is in the present moment.

He says that people often get excited thinking about the future. We think that we will be superhuman tomorrow, but that we are only regular today. So we put things off. With that attitude, we let life slip past us.

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