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educational programs including regular live broadcasts. We continually work to feature a growing variety of topics and
occasional guest speakers that contain many
practical life-skills and relationship-enriching techniques. These will not only improve your life, but will also lift your spirits!
December 2, 2020
Mindful Expansion - Our
Tumultuous Times and Discrimination with Dr. Norman Wilson
We're living through arguably the most difficult
period chaos and uncertainty than we've seen in a generation.
Joining us tonight is Dr. Norman Wilson to discuss "Our Tumultuous
Times and Discrimination" where he addresses human bias, the
terrible difficulty much of the world is enduring, and how we can
still overcome it. He addresses the utter uniqueness of a human
life, it's value, and power. Join us as we explore how we can
change the world for the better, each and every one of us. Because
remember it can be, and so often is, a truly wonderful world!
Mindful Expansion - Cryptids and
the Paranormal Part 2
The world of Cryptozoology is vast and again we
explore the myths, legends, and tales of creatures from around the
world. We look into indigenous peoples accounts of creatures and
beings outside the scope of our knowledge. We delve into the
relationship between the spiritual world of ghosts, the afterlife
and soul, and the connection all life has to each other. And we
again dive into UFOs but with a more historic look at legends and
accounts from early cultures. Please join us as we explore part
two of our dive into cryptozoology and all things paranormal!
Mindful Expansion - The Season
of Yule, and Winter Traditions
Join us as we explore Yule season, and go so much
deeper into winter traditions! We explore some of the most
fascinating winter solstice celebrations from around the world,
and we dive into some of the fun myths from our past. Come with us
tonight for a fun and festive journey through the traditions and
celebrations that have brought humans together for countless
Mindful Expansion - Taking
Inventory and Preparing for a New Year
2020 has been one for the history books, and it has
been difficult on many. Tonight we take stock of the lessons we’ve
learned, the successes we’ve had, and the challenges we’ve
endured. We look to the future and consider how we can improve
ourselves. We discuss the vital importance of educating ourselves,
of continually learning throughout our lives. And we talk about
the need to relearn lessons from time to time. Join us tonight as
we reflect on the past, and prepare for our future!
Mindful Expansion - How to Cope
With Election Anxiety and Stress, with Dr. Doug Kelley
During this time of election uncertainty, anxiety
and stress will inevitably be present, but we can find ways to
manage and deal with those feelings. Tonight Dr. Kelley joins us
to explore how to do just this. We discuss how focusing on what we
can control and not what we can’t, embracing those things that
bring us joy, and looking at the wider context of life allows us
to mitigate these negative emotions. Hang in there and join us as
we tackle these topics and more in this week’s Spirit of Life
Mindful Expansion - Coping with
Quarantine and Isolation
It’s not uncommon for many of us to go through
protracted periods of isolation, and even quarantine during this
global pandemic. We are inherent social beings and there are
undeniable costs to this isolation. Tonight we explore ways to
cope with the pain and difficulty of the change that comes from
our seclusion and how to overcome feelings of negativity. We talk
about the power of empathy, and ways that we can stay connected
with one another. And we discuss the benefits of being the best
version of ourselves that we can, finding new skills, and using
this time to expand our knowledge. Join us as we delve further
into this topic and more on The Spirit of Life Broadcast!
Mindful Expansion - Attracting
Love and Abundance in Life
In this hectic, chaotic, and often difficult world,
how do we attract love and abundance? How do we define what
abundance is? We delve into these concepts tonight, exploring
different facets of love in our life from the romantic to simple
love of life around us, and discuss the relative nature of
abundance. We talk about the always powerful force of positivity
in our behavior, and breaking down the unnecessary barriers that
hinder our ability to see the love that already exists in our
life. Join us as we again explore the nature of our awareness and
the human experience!
Mindful Expansion - Cult DNA
with Dr. Doug Kelley - How to Identify and Avoid the Cult
Cults have existed throughout known human history. What are the characteristics of a cult, and what draws people into them? What causes people to abandon their critical thinking to join these groups? Tonight we answer these questions, and more. We discuss how cults control their members and exert their influence over almost every aspect of their lives, how to identify what a cult is, and how to avoid them. Join us as we explore these topics, and celebrate individualism and thinking for ourselves!
Mindful Expansion - The
Metaphysics of Time Travel
Tonight we had a fun and fascinating discussion
covering the broad topic of time travel, some of the science
behind it and how it's impacted our culture and fiction. We
discuss the metaphysical aspect of time, the relative nature of
time and our perceptions. Join us for another dive into the
Mindful Expansion - Ghosts,
Goblins, and the Paranormal
Tonight we explore the origins and history
surrounding Halloween, and the ghosts, goblins, and other
paranormal creatures and phenomena that surround it. How did this
tradition start? How do some of these creatures of myth and legend
play into our psyche and shape our view of reality? We delve into
the ancient traditions of Celtic and Norse mythology and how
they’ve evolved into the modern era, and traditions from around
the world. Join us as we explore the sometimes spooky but always
fascinating world of the paranormal!
Mindful Expansion - That Which
is Right with Humanity, with Dr. Doug Kelley
During difficult times it’s more important than
ever to consider that which is right with humanity. Tonight we
discuss the joy we can bring to one another, music, the arts, and
the great works of creation of all kinds. Remember also, the
little things we do for each other in life can have a big impact
and echo through our society. We also discuss the darker side of
humanity and those things upon which we still must improve. Join
us as we discuss the often bright nature of humanity and how we
can become our best selves!
Tonight we had a wide ranging discussion of UFOs
and similar phenomena. We explore the history of UFO sightings,
from recently revealed videos and sightings to events going back
to World War 2 and even prior to the 20th century. Join us as we
discuss and explore the possibilities of our universe!
Tonight we had a wide ranging and open discussion
of several topics, including critical thinking and reasonable
doubt. In a world of so much contradictory information how can we
sort out the truth? Join us as we discuss the power of reason and
objective considerations to reality.
Navigating our social groups and managing
interpersonal relationships is not always an easy road. Tonight we
discuss the importance of the Law of Control, that we can not
control others but that we can have a positive influence. We
reflect on the importance of respecting healthy boundaries, as
well as how to control ourselves and manage our lives. And perhaps
most important of all, we talk about how to avoid others having
unhealthy control over our own lives. Join us as we continue to
explore the nature of humanity!
Mindful Expansion - How to
Manage Stressful and Changing Times with Dr. Doug Kelley
Tonight Dr. Kelley joins us to discuss the
importance of rising above our fears and raising our level of
awareness to be part of the solution. We discuss how people in
power are not always the experts we once thought, and finding ways
to use our creativity to help our focus and relax our anxiety.
Join us for another fascinating discussion of metaphysics and the
world around us!
Mindful Expansion - Numerology
and the Cycles of Our Life
Join us as Dr. Hunter brings us through an
insightful and engaging discussion of Numerology. We discuss the
nature of cycles, and how patterns affect our lives. Please join
us as we explore the metaphysical world once again!
Mindful Expansion - The Moon,
the Stars, and Humanity
Tonight we discuss the patterns of our lives, and
the role the moon, sun, and stars play in those patterns. We
discuss the lore of the past and what reasonable conclusions we
can draw from modern knowledge. Join us as we delve into the
mysterious nature of the metaphysical world!
Mindful Expansion - The
Metaphysics of Life and Death
Tonight we discussed the cycles of life and death,
the chaotic order of the universe and the constant change that
drives it. We discuss many different philosophical concepts of
life after death and what they entail. We talk about the power of
thought, and how not to be ruled by fear. Join us for a rational,
metaphysical, and engaging discussion of the concept of life after
death and the cycles we find ourselves in.
Mindful Expansion - The Greatest
Gift You Can Give, with Dr. Doug Kelley
With Covid-19, civil rights protests, and inaction
by political leaders, it seems like the world is in chaos. Tonight
we delve into how to navigate the difficult times we find
ourselves in, the importance of a positive focus, and the good
that has come to the world amidst the uncertainty and strife. Join
us as we have a timely discussion of recent events, and how to
find peace in a chaotic world.
Tonight we had a wide ranging discussion of the recent aura of change in the world, we discussed the concept of the “dark night of the soul” and what it is, and we engaged in a meaningful discussion of how to process these changes and find our way. Join us for another lively discussion of metaphysics and the world around us!
Mindful Expansion - How Do You
Manage a Sad or Irritable Day?
Tonight we discussed how we can cope and manage
sad, irritable, or anxious days. We discuss how it’s ok to feel
your emotions, not to dwell in them but to experience them in a
balanced and healthy way. Join us as we discuss the link between
body and mind, the power of laughter, and the metaphysical nature
of our emotions.
Mindful Expansion - How Our
Psychic Intuitions Change as We Grow
What are the patterns of our lives? How does our
intuition and understanding grow as we evolve? How do our psychic
intuitions change as we grow? Join us as we tackle these questions
and continue to explore the metaphysical world.
Tonight we had a compelling discussion on the topic
of intuition, insight, and our level of awareness of the reality
around us. We discuss ways to hone our intuition, and the dangers
of letting strong emotion cloud our insight.
Mindful Expansion - Metaphysical
Lessons from the Natural World
Tonight we discussed the Metaphysics of Nature, the
entangled reality we all share, and the balance needed in life. We
discuss how the natural world affects us, the implications for
awareness, and the lessons that can be learned from nature. Join
us for another fascinating discussion of metaphysics!
Mindful Expansion - ICMH Church
- The First 10 Years
Join us for a trip down memory lane and a history of Metaphysical Humanism with Dr.
Doug Kelley. Dr. Hunter joins in a fascinating conversation with Dr. Kelley as he remembers the origins to the International Church of Metaphysical Humanism, how he developed the courses and the story behind the school.
Mindful Expansion - The Art of
Conversation and Communication
Today we discuss what it is to have a good
conversation, it’s importance and how it brings us together. We
discuss true communication, the two-way exchange of ideas and
knowledge. As always curiosity paves the way, and we talk tonight
about the importance of telling our story and hearing another.
Join us for a discussion of curiosity, community, communication,
and the power of a story.
Tonight we delve into the concept of truth and what shapes our reality. Join us for a riveting discussion of truth, morality, and how our perspective can shape both. We also explore the concept of objective reality & truth.
What is the meaning of life? IS there a meaning of life? Or perhaps the best question is, what is the meaning of YOUR life? Join us for another fascinating discussion involving concepts of reality, of purpose, and a captivating discussion of how the concept of reincarnation can relate to life’s purpose.
Discussion points include: Tonight we discussed how
we form our opinions, how they can be based on emotion, especially
fear. A great discussion of the value of critical thinking when it
comes to our own opinions and judgments, and how to avoid falling
into group think. We also explored the true value of focusing on
what we can control in times of uncertainty.
Dr. Kelley joins us for a discussion ranging from
the importance of keeping a level head in crisis, to the value of
using the time we find ourselves with to better ourselves and
promote our education. We celebrate the anniversary of student
graduations not only with our alumni in our live chat, but Dr.
Hunter’s as well! Dr.’s Kelley and Hunter take a trip down memory
lane discussing the early days of the school and Dr. Hunter’s
graduation, 9 years ago this month!
Tonight we had a wide ranging discussion about several topics. We discuss fear and anxiety and how to control those feelings. We discuss not only the importance of focusing on what you can control, but also being mindful of what we should and should not control. We touched on concepts of nature, human thought, and our place in the world. And we touched on next week’s topic of reincarnation.
Tonight we had a fascinating discussion of the traditional concepts of reincarnation from Hindu &
Buddhist origins, and it’s modern interpretations. We discussed genetic memory, and possible alternatives to past life memories. We also had a hypothetical discussion of reincarnation co-existing with a spiritual afterlife.
Mindful Expansion - The Hidden
Secrets of Blood Types
Tonight we had a discussion that ranged from the history and hidden meanings of blood types, to the nature of human evolution, the possibility of alien life, and of life and existence itself! Join us for a wide ranging conversation about the nature of life and what it is to be human.
Mindful Expansion - Human
Ingenuity and Imagination
This week we discussed
ingenuity driven by creativity & necessity; abstract thought and
awareness including a fascinating discussion of artificial
intelligence; and our imaginations and how they power our reality
and shape our culture.
Tonight we discussed the indomitable power of the
human spirit, and how we pull together in difficult times. We
explore the small human kindness that keeps our hope alive and our
society moving forward. We discussed the importance of holding to
reason. We also discussed the ability to learn from our past,
adapt, and survive. Humanity is strong; it will always overcome!