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Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Lessons in Life from a War Child with Chaker Khazaal

Join us Thursday, August 11th, at 4:00PM-PST/7PM-EST on OMTimes Radio, for What’s Going OM? with host Sandie Sedgbeer and Chaker Khazaal. 

Chaker Khazaal
Regardless of our race, culture, creed, or where in the world we live, all humans have one thing in common: we all face the possibility of having to face a misfortunate or tragic event in our lives.

The fact is, wherever we live—east, west, north or south, small town or urban sprawl—none of us are immune from natural disasters—fire, flood, hurricanes, avalanches, volcanic eruptions, and tornadoes are possibilities that can threaten, devastate, and transform our lives in an instant.

For the more than 60 million refugees living in our world today, however, tragedy and misfortune have transcended possibility to become brutal fact.

At a time when the narrative of world events contains so much hatred, barbarity, and inhumanity, how do we hold on to the decent human values we were raised with – like compassion, support, respect and love?

How does a human being who has been driven from their home, separated from their family, divested of all their belongings and deprived of all human rights survive with their faith in the law, in justice, and in the goodness of their fellow man intact?

According to my guest today, the answer is that one has to remain a dreamer while becoming a fighter for a better life. And that can only happen with love, support, and remembering that all of us, at any time, face the possibility of misfortune.

Born in 1987 to second-generation Palestinian parents, Chaker Khazaal – author, speaker, reporter, and Huffington Post contributor – grew up in Bourj el-Barajneh refugee camp, in his host country Lebanon, during the Lebanese Civil War.

With patience, persistence and a sense of hope, he applied for a university scholarship in any country he was allowed to enter while holding a Travel Document for Palestinian Refugees. When Canada reached out, it set in motion a chain of events beyond his wildest imagination.

At seventeen years of age, he was honored with the prestigious Global Leader of Tomorrow Award from Toronto’s York University, acknowledging his strong academic standing and leadership skills. Now a citizen – a dream come true – Chaker Khazaal is proud to call Canada home.

Having experienced first-hand the humiliation of ‘displacement,’ Chaker is a strong advocate for refugees, and aspiring writers from all countries. Not one to forget his heritage, he has traveled to camps throughout the Middle East, speaking to refugees living in conflict zones. Expanding awareness through education and subsequent employment for refugees, his novels and articles humanize external conflicts. He enjoys capitalizing on strategic opportunities. “Work hard and where you once felt displaced, take the time to explore avenues that make you feel welcome.”

A savvy communicator, he has spoken at a number of platforms including United Nations Headquarters, HuffPost Live, Google San Francisco, msnbc’s Road Map, International Youth Conference (Bahrain), and the launch of the 8th Arab Youth Survey. Addressing global displacement, Chaker’s powerful messages focus on the rise of terrorist acts, the ongoing unrest in the Middle East, and the importance of giving opportunities to the youth. He also speaks on other topics like social media and the process of writing.

His highly anticipated interviews, books, and articles reach an international audience.
In November 2015, Chaker was named Esquire Man of the Year at Man At His Best Awards held in Dubai.


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Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Finding Stability In Unstable Times with Bill Ayling

Join us Thursday, August 4th, at 4:00PM-PST/7PM-EST on OMTimes Radio, for What’s Going OM? with host Sandie Sedgbeer and Bill Ayling. 

Bill Ayling
The world is changing. While there is nothing new in that, what appears to be unsettling for many is the sudden acceleration of the pace at which change is taking place.

Unfortunately, where many are feeling it most keenly is in the economics, institutions and societal structures.

Many have been exposed to humanity’s changing nature through a generation of children who are either on an evolutionary fast track or have popped in from somewhere very different to Earth.
From finance, technology and information, to geopolitics, the environment, and the mass movement of individuals displaced by war, poverty, and violence on an unprecedented scale—structures and systems that once seemed solid, true, and dependable are now showing themselves to be anything but.

Nothing makes sense any more, nothing is behaving in the way it should. Our external world is changing much faster than our existing belief patterns, mindsets and emotional reference points are able to accommodate, and it’s filling people with intense anxiety, stress, and fear.

So how do we find stability in a world that is revealing itself as far from stable? How do we navigate the shifting tides of a world that’s in the full flood of transition and still stay sane? Where do we find our comfort and security when we’re being forced to take a collective step into the unknown?
Join Sandie and economist turned bio-resonance technology pioneer and therapist, Bill Ayling as they discuss how to find stability in unstable times.

Topics include:
*   What, specifically, is triggering the acceleration in our evolution?
*   How technological advances are challenging the existing economic paradigm
*   Who’s really controlling the economic levers?
*   Free Energy—who’s got it? Who’s suppressing it? And why don’t they want us to have it?
*   How can we let go of outdated mindsets and belief patterns and manage our thoughts and emotions
*   Why change doesn’t have to signify instability
*   And more…

About the Guest Bill Ayling

BILL AYLING is co-founder of ACreativeSpace. A unique UK-based business that uses the latest bio-resonance technology to help people build lives they love. Bill went straight from studying a Masters in Economics to working in the financial sector in the city of London. His career spanned seventeen years and took him all over the world, including two years in Tokyo. Working as a credit trader for banks including HSBC, Merrill Lynch, Deutsche Bank and JPMorgan, Bill managed some of the largest sterling credit transactions of that time.

The father of two children Bill quit the City in 2004 having discovered the world of alternative medicine, specifically kinesiology, whilst searching for an answer to his son’s learning challenges. Inspired by the results and excited by the potentials he has devoted his life to exploring the possibilities presented by frequency and consciousness technology.
The economist in Bill could not help but see the potential impact of these technologies on all sectors of society and how disruptive they could be to established structures. At the same time, the therapist in him saw the importance of maintaining some degree of stability in what are likely to be very disruptive times.

Whilst ACreativeSpace continues to help children and their families, there is now a greater focus on working with individuals looking to expand their awareness as well as with businesses looking to embrace the current shift in technology and consciousness, which is difficult to ignore.
In addition to presenting online seminars designed to support parents and individuals seeking information and guidance on the rapid evolution that is taking place in humanity and society today, Bill also writes regular commentaries for ACreativeSpace’s newsletter on these changing times.

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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Don’t Be A Jerk with Brad Warner

Join us Thursday, July 28th, at 4:00PM-PST/7PM-EST on OMTimes Radio, for What’s Going OM? with host Sandie Sedgbeer and Brad Warner. 

Brad Warner
Don’t Be A Jerk: And Other Practical Advice From Japan’s Greatest Zen Master with Brad Warner

BRAD WARNER, bestselling author of books like Sit Down & Shut Up and Hardcore Zen, isn’t your typical Zen master. And his latest book the enclosed advance reading copy of his upcoming new book Don’t Be a Jerk: And Other Practical Advice from Dōgen, Japan’s Greatest Zen Master isn’t your typical book about Buddhism.

The Shōbōgenzō: The True Treasury of the Dharma Eye is a revered 800-year-old Zen Buddhism classic written by a Japanese monk named Eihei Dōgen. However, despite the tremendous respect his teachings have earned over the years, many consider the book difficult to understand and rarely read.

A student of The Shōbōgenzō for thirty years, Warner has referenced Dōgen in the six previous books he’s written about Zen practice. Now, in Don’t Be a Jerk, he presents a radical but reverent paraphrasing of Dōgen’s work for modern times in plainspoken language that’s also entertaining.

Says Warner, “We need Dōgen today — desperately. His philosophy offers us a way out of our continuing battles between the idealistic and the materialistic view. He offers us a Middle Way that shows us we do not have to choose between science and religion.

Join Sandie and Brad Warner as they discuss such issues as:

*   Was Dōgen the First Buddhist Feminist?”
*   You’re Already Enlightened Except You’re Not”
*   Did Dōgen Teach Reincarnation and Does It Even Matter If He Did?
*   And more…

BRAD WARNER is the author of Don’t Be a Jerk and numerous other titles including Sit Down & Shut Up, Hardcore Zen, and Zen Wrapped in Karma Dipped in Chocolate. A Soto Zen priest, he is a punk bassist, filmmaker, Japanese-monster-movie marketer, and popular blogger based in Los Angeles. www.hardcorezen.info

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Thursday, July 21, 2016

Lessons From the 12 Archangels with Belinda J. Womack

Join us Thursday, July 21st, at 4:00PM-PST/7PM-EST on OMTimes Radio, for What’s Going OM? with host Sandie Sedgbeer and Belinda J. Womack. 

Belinda Womack
It’s a story that is becoming increasingly common: an individual in a quintessentially left-brain profession has an experience that transforms their lives, their outlook, and their occupation.

Belinda J. Womack is a scientist by training, with dual master’s degrees in microbiology and environmental science who was was was called into service by the 12 Archangels while working in a medical university laboratory.  Today, she has an active spiritual counseling practice, working with the 12 Archangels, to support couples, families and individuals with seemingly impossible problems to solve.

According to Belinda, the 12 Archangels of the Central Sun (Soul) of the Universe are all-powerful and all-loving that created Earth, an amazing schoolroom established so that Oneness (ALL THAT IS) can dream a dark dream and experience the reality of fear and the illusion of being separated from the Creator.

Belinda’s new book, Lessons from the 12 Archangels is a treasure chest of channeled angelic wisdom that offers clear strategies for transforming the wounds trapped within the deep subconscious that block us from experiencing positive change.

Join Sandie Sedgbeer and Belinda J. Womack as they discuss how we can change our everyday reality to living on Earth as we do in Heaven, a place and space where, Belinda says, we are conscious of our divinity and the healing power that lives within us.  www.BelindaWomack.com

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Wednesday, July 13, 2016

The Virtual Reality Solution to Ending Depression, Fearfulness, Addiction, Co-Dependency and More with Luca Bosurgi

Join us Thursday, July 14th, at 4:00PM-PST/7PM-EST on OMTimes Radio, for What’s Going OM? with host Sandie Sedgbeer and guest Luca Bosurgi. 

Luca Bosurgi
The Virtual Reality Solution with Luca Bosurgi 

Until now, all the buzz around Virtual Reality has been about its entertainment and gaming applications, and even a bit of meditation. But now for the first time, there’s a Virtual Reality product that actually helps people achieve an emotionally free, high performance, happy life – through a proven psychologically therapeutic self-help technique called The Bosurgi Method™. This process, using guided meditations, releases a person’s co-dependency on outside approval – creating emotional maturity and psychological independence. Co-dependency can take the form of:

*   Low self-esteem, self-judgment and never feeling “enough”
*   Wanting to find one’s happiness, love and approval in others (parents, lovers, spouses, friends, society, etc.)
*   Fearfulness including being afraid of rejection, fear of making life’s big decisions, reluctance to move forward, work life malaise, etc.
*   Addictions and more…

Join Sandie and Luca Bosurgi as they discuss how marrying three of the hottest trends in the world today – virtual reality, self-help and meditation – has led to a breakthrough mind-training sensory experience with a success rate that is consistently more than 95%.

About the Guest Luca Bosurgi
LUCA BOSURGI is the founder of Mind Fitness Labs. A clinical hypnotherapist, and visionary pioneer in guided imagery for therapeutic health through Virtual Reality; he is a successful investment banker, venture capitalist and member of an elite Italian dynasty. 10 years ago, Bosurgi left behind the financial world to devote himself to his lifelong passion—creating a means to free mankind from redundant mind misery. www.MindFitnessLab.com

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Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Living Sensationally - How Understanding Our Senses Can Transform Our Relationships And Our Life with Prof. Winnie Dunn

Join us Thursday, July 7th, at 4:00PM-PST/7PM-EST on OMTimes Radio, for What’s Going OM? with host Sandie Sedgbeer and guest Prof. Winnie Dunn. 

Prof. Winnie Dunn

We all want to live a satisfying life, but what that means to you may be quite different than what it means to others in your life.

For example, how do you feel when you bite into a pear…wear a feather boa…stand in a noisy auditorium…or walk past a perfume counter in a department store? Some people love the grainy texture of a pear, while others shudder at the idea of this texture in their mouths. Touching a feather boa might feel luxurious and sensual to you, while others will bristle at the idea of all those feathers brushing on the skin. And strong scents or noisy, busy environments will energize some people, and overwhelm others.

Now imagine the tension and stress it could cause to your relationship if your partner needed to wake up to to bright lights, loud music, and the aroma of strong coffee to psyche them up for the day, while you required a slow, calm awakening with silence, dim lighting, and zero environmental stimulation to function properly.

We rarely think about it, but we all have our own pattern of responding to everyday experiences such as these, and they can make or break our day. In her eye-opening book, Living Sensationally: Understanding Your Senses, Prof. Winnie Dunn explains how understanding our sensory profile and those of our children, colleagues and loved ones can not only help us understand our own and others’ behavior and choices but can also help eliminate misunderstandings, tension and stress that may be affecting our relationships at home and work.

Join Sandie and Dr. Dunn as they discuss:
•   The Four Major sensory types – Seeker, a Bystander, and Avoider or a Sensor
•   How to discover your own pattern and those of your friends, children and colleagues and loved ones
•   How to eliminate misunderstanding, anxiety and tension in your relationships with family members, children and colleagues
•   How you can use this information to benefit your business or home life, or to pick the right kind of clothing, job and home and create a more harmonious and satisfying life

Dr. Dunn is Professor and Chair of the Department of Occupational Therapy Education at the University of Kansas. A member of the Academy of Research for the American Occupational Therapy Foundation, she is an internationally known expert for her studies about sensory processing in everyday life. She has published more than 100 research articles, book chapters and books, and has spoken around the world about her work, and is the author/ coauthor of all of the Sensory Profile measures, which capture people’s responses to sensory events in everyday life; these assessments have been translated into dozens of languages and are used for both professional practice and in research programs.

Her eye-opening book Living Sensationally – Understanding Your Senses, has been featured in several magazines including Time magazine, Cosmopolitan, The London Times newspaper, and on Canadian Public Radio. http://www.kumc.edu/school-of-health-professions/occupational-therapy-education.html

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Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Sacred America, Sacred World: A New Blueprint for the Evolution of Humanity with Stephen Dinan

Join us Thursday, June 30th, at 4:00PM-PST/7PM-EST on OMTimes Radio, for What’s Going OM? with host Sandie Sedgbeer and guest Stephen Dinan. 

Stephen Dinan

As the 2016 election approaches, America is spiraling into a dysfunction that threatens us all, including our allies around the world. The two-party system, sprung from the aims of democracy, has become violently divisive, almost to the point where there are two Americas, each at the other’s throat. America is being pulled apart, and every citizen feels the pain from this profoundly. When did political discourse become a boxing match? How did America, founded on the highest of principles of justice and freedom, get so far off course? And, most importantly, is it too late to repair the damage and get back on track?

In this episode, political strategist, social innovator, entrepreneur, and founder and CEO of The Shift Network, Stephen Dinan, joins Sandie to discuss why the evolution to a truly sacred America is not an idealistic, ungrounded dream; it’s an evolutionary imperative.

STEPHEN DINAN was a senior staffer at the institute of noetic sciences (ions), where he was the driving force behind the Shift in Action program. He also directed and helped create the Esalen Institute’s Center for Theory and Research—a think tank for scholars, researchers, and teachers to explore human potential frontiers.

He is a member of the prestigious Transformational Leadership Council and Evolutionary Leaders Groups, and the author of two books—Radical Spirit: Spiritual Writings From the Voices of Tomorrow and Sacred America, Sacred World: Fulfilling Our Mission in Service to All.
Website: www.theshiftnetwork.com

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