Paul Crouse Show #42 - "Staying Sane in Our 'Crazy' World" with Frances Robbins

Paul Crouse Show #42 - "Staying Sane in Our 'Crazy' World" with Frances Robbins

This month, Paul talks again with psychiatric nurse practitioner Frances Robbins about staying sane in our rapidly changing and internet connected world.

What is sanity? And what is it that we can do to get back control of our minds? And how can we change our mindset from overly negative to much more positive. 

Frances and Paul talk about practical ways to think less habitually and have a better attitude. Listen in to this fascinating conversation. 

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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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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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9862 Miracles: My 27 Years of Sobriety

9862 Miracles: My 27 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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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 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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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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Rev. Taka: How to Meditate Simply

Rev. Taka: How to Meditate Simply

During this two-minute audio excerpt from an hour-long radio interview, Zen Buddhist priest Rev. Taka Kawakami explains how meditation can be mind training, and how to simply meditate.

He says that you should just sit up straight and feel your breathing. It might help to have longer inhales and exhales. He suggests breathing in for a count of five and exhaling for a count of ten. 

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Rev. Taka: Meditation is Not a Magic Bullet

Rev. Taka: Meditation is Not a Magic Bullet

In a two-minute excerpt from an hour-long radio interview, Zen Buddhist priest Rev. Taka Kawakami talks a good approach to meditation. Instead of using meditation to achieve something or solve an issue, it is better to simply observe from a non-subjective point of view. 

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Two Weeks Fasting in Thailand

Two Weeks Fasting in Thailand

I took the handle of the metal tablespoon and punched a hole in the bottom of the coconut and slid a straw in. I then sat down at the table on the front porch of my bungalow. The stray cat sprawled out on the table sleepily looked up at me and refused to move out of the way.

I then slowly savored the sweet taste of the fresh coconut water, which was my breakfast. It was my last day in Thailand. I was on Day 16 of my fast. In twenty four hours, I would back in my home in cold Kyoto where I would break this fast by eating 5 small organic cherry tomatoes. The first solid food in 17 days.

As I sipped on my breakfast, I reviewed all that had changed in a short amount time. My belly was gone and I had lost about 30 pounds. The stress I had been carrying around had also lifted. I felt clear-minded and energetic, although my physical power had been tuned down a couple of notches. I had a clearer of image of what I wanted in life and how to get there. And I didn’t feel hungry at all.

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Listen to the Paul Crouse Radio Show #14 - "The Creative Flow"

Listen to the Paul Crouse Radio Show #14 - "The Creative Flow"

Finding the right creative outlet is liberating. 

This month Paul talks with Kyoto spoken word artist and musician Phil Norton (aka: Preacherman Says) about life, poetry slams, the creative process and the Horse-headed Goddess of Mercy. 

It was a great show with a lot of laughs, some music and even a few bleeps. 

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Listen to the Paul Crouse Radio Show #13 - "Mystic 101: The Basics of a Magical Life"

Listen to the Paul Crouse Radio Show #13 - "Mystic 101: The Basics of a Magical Life"

Life isn’t rational. It is magical. The question is: What kind of magic are you using?

This month, Paul talks with Star Nations co-founder Denise Iwaniw about her clairvoyant gifts, the gifts everyone has, and how to live a more magical life. 

"Everyone can connect with spirit and use their own gifts, " says Denise. "To start out, simply take some time to be quiet and be open to what is around you and inside of you."

Denise is the Real McCoy who knows her stuff. She is acknowledged by the Catholic Church as a seer, as well as being a Pipe Carrier (holy person) in the Lakota Nation. She talks having her gifts since childhood, and her spiritual journey.

Paul and Denise have known each other more the 25 years, and Paul considers Denise to be one of his teachers. 

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How to Stop Worrying

How to Stop Worrying

What is worry?

Worry is focusing your attention on your fears repeatedly. It is a habit; a form of conditioned thinking.

Why is Worrying Bad?

Worry is a waste of time and energy. It does absolutely nothing to change what you are worried about.

It is also destructive. It causes a great deal of stress, which is unhealthy physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.

Worrying simply reinforces the fear you already have in your life. Fear is paralyzing and keeps you away from living your life to the fullest.

The good news is that you can stop worrying if you choose to.

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