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November 5, 2017:
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Christina Brighton, LUT

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Rev. Barbara Schreiner-Trudel


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Listening in With Judith Orloff
By Katy Koontz, Unity Magazine

Judith Orloff, M.D., is a board-certified psychiatrist and an intuitive known for pioneering the field of energy psychiatry, which combines conventional medicine with the healing protocols of intuition, spirituality, and subtle energy. This approach recognizes that we all have energy fields extending beyond our physical bodies that interact with and affect the energy fields of others. Orloff has long believed that the understanding of subtle energy and intuition are the missing pieces in health care...

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Listening in With Ram Dass
By Katy Koontz, Unity Magazine

As a guru entering the scene during the tumultuous 1960s, Ram Dass introduced Eastern spirituality and philosophy to Western minds hungry for (or at least curious about) enlightenment. The author of Be Here Now (Lama Foundation, 1971), he taught millions to meditate and devoted his life to sacred service. And then one day in his mid-60s, everything changed. He suffered a debilitating stroke that left him partially paralyzed and made speaking difficult. While initially struggling to accept these new physical limitations, he soon learned that he could still access immense inner joy. Here, he talks with Unity Magazine editor Katy Koontz about aging, living, dying, and who we really, really are...

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Fire In The Temple
By Mark Nepo

Here is a story of how I was drawn to what I need to learn...

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Listening in With Doreen Virtue
By Katy Koontz, Unity Magazine

Doreen Virtue, Ph.D., grew up on Unity principles. She initially worked as a clinical psychotherapist specializing in eating disorders and published several books on psychology and nutrition. In 1995, Virtue - who had always been clairvoyant - switched gears, devoting herself to researching and teaching about divine intervention, publishing dozens of books and oracle card decks about communicating with angels. One of her recent books, The Courage to Be Creative...

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Personal Path to Wellness
By Michelle Robin as told to Annie L. Scholl Unity Magazine

When I look back I can see the Holy Spirit, the Christ, God -whatever you want to name it - working magic in my life. The babysitter I had from age 3 to 9, who sent me birthday cards every year until she died. The nun at the Catholic school where my stepfather taught, who befriended and encouraged me. They were angels, placed there to help me get to the next step. Unity was an angel in my life too...

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Listening in With Tererai Trent
By Katy Koontz, Unity Magazine

When Tererai Trent, Ph.D., was growing up in rural Rhodesia during a war that would liberate Zimbabwe, poverty kept girls out of school. Undeterred, Trent dreamed of getting an education and taught herself to read and write from her brother’s schoolbooks.

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Listening in With Arun Gandhi
By Katy Koontz, Unity Magazine

As a boy of Indian parentage growing up in apartheid-era South Africa, Arun Gandhi was brutally beaten up by both blacks (for being too white) and whites (for being too black). His mother and father, Mahatma Gandhi’s second son, anti apartheid activist Manilal Gandhi, wanted to quell their son’s escalating anger about racism, so they sent him to India to live with his grandfather from age 12 to 14. Mahatma Gandhi’s teachings during those two years changed the course of the younger Gandhi’s life. Now an octogenarian, he is keeping his grandfather’s legacy alive through peace activism, teaching nonviolence, and working to end poverty. Here, he talks to Unity Magazine editor Katy Koontz about the next evolution of his grandfather’s philosophies.

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Listening in With Andrew Weil
By Katy Koontz, Unity Magazine

Wellness pioneer Andrew Weil, M.D., learned about healing first from Harvard Medical School and then from indigenous peoples on three continents. Recognizing value in both allopathic and alternative treatments, Weil made his life’s work melding the two to create a more holistic discipline he called integrative medicine. He’s since made major strides in both reforming medical education and teaching consumers the lifestyle choices that will greatly improve their health. In this discussion with Unity Magazine editor Katy Koontz, Weil shares his thoughts on nutrition, the benefits of breathing right, and why time is on his side for integrative strategies to become standard medical practice.

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Listening in With Anita Moorjani
By Katy Koontz, Unity Magazine

In 2006, in a coma and dying of cancer, Anita Moorjani found herself in a place she could only describe as heaven. With startling clarity, she looked at her life and saw what had previously been clouded by fear and doubt. When she chose to return, understanding that heaven is more a state than a place, she shocked everyone by leaving the hospital fully recovered in a matter of weeks. She now shares what she learned on the other side in her lectures and books, including What If This Is Heaven? published this month by Hay House. Here, she explains to Unity Magazine editor Katy Koontz just how powerful we really are when we truly love ourselves.

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Listening in With Matthew Fox
By Katy Koontz, Unity Magazine

Theologian and activist Matthew Fox, Ph.D., was a Dominican friar for 34 years before Cardinal Ratzinger (later Pope Benedict XVI) expelled him in 1993. Fox’s faux pas? Reviving Creation Spirituality, which decries original sin (the doctrine that we’re all born sinners) in favor of Original Blessing (seeing all creation as divine). Creation Spirituality blends teachings from the Christian mystics with science, the arts, social justice, environmentalism, and ideas from other spiritual traditions worldwide (including those of indigenous cultures). Wasting no time, Fox became an Episcopal priest the year following his ouster. Here, he talks with Unity Magazine editor Katy Koontz about seeing challenge as an adventure and what it’s like to get a pink slip from the Vatican.

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Listening in With Robert Thurman
By Jackie Woodside, Unity Magazine

In 1964, ROBERT THURMAN, PH.D., became the first Westerner to be ordained as a Tibetan Buddhist monk by His Holiness the Dalai Lama. These days, Thurman is no longer a monk; instead, he’s a Buddhist scholar and professor at Columbia University - not to mention an author, a speaker, a retreat center spiritual director, and cofounder of an organization dedicated to preserving Tibetan culture. Here, the self-professed WASB (white Anglo-Saxon Buddhist) talks to Unity Magazine editor Katy Koontz about Jesus’ bodhisattva status and what it’s like to be buddies with one of the most popular spiritual leaders on the planet.

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From Chaos to Calm
By Katy Koontz, Unity Magazine

It’s hard to say exactly where the chaos began in my life. In some ways it was always there—sort of like an old friend I didn’t like very much but had grown accustomed to having around. In grade school, I was always the kid whose desk looked like a tornado had hit it - papers hanging out the front and books strewn sideways (some half-open with the pages crumpled in a heap). I lost track of things, couldn’t focus on the task at hand, and had difficulty organizing myself throughout the day.

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Listening in With Deepak Chopra
By Katy Koontz, Unity Magazine

Mind-body medicine pioneer Deepak Chopra, M.D., was born in India, where his father was a prominent cardiologist. After becoming increasingly disillusioned with conventional medicine, he turned his attention to the ancient Indian system of Ayurveda. Chopra is now the prolific author of many best-selling books and cofounder of the Chopra Center for Well-being in Carlsbad, California. Here, Chopra talks to Unity Magazine editor Katy Koontz about embracing a new way of looking at who we are and where we come from— as well as where we’re headed.

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Listening in With Joe Dispenza
By Katy Koontz, Unity Magazine

Joe Dispenza, D.C., is a master of manifestation. After miraculously healing from a spinal cord injury that his surgeon said no one else had ever refused surgery for an injury that threatened to paralyze him for life Dispenza became fascinated with the body’s ability to heal itself. Here, the New York Times best-selling author of You Are the Placebo talks with Unity Magazine editor Katy Koontz about the biology of change.

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Listening in With Eckhart Tolle
By Katy Koontz, Unity Magazine

Tolle, the best-selling author of The Power of Now and A New Earth, has long taught that silence is less about zilch and more about Zen. Learn to be truly present, he urges, and doors you never before noticed will open wide to reveal exquisite treasures that exist only in each moment. Here, he talks with Unity Magazine editor Katy Koontz about teaching kids to be more conscious and how our children are returning the favor.

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Trauma Into Triumph
By Stephanie Gunning, Unity Magazine

I’ll never forget the experience of walking down a block in a posh Brooklyn, New York, neighborhood one day and suddenly realizing, Wait a second, I used to live here! The street, after considerable renovation, was almost unrecognizable. It was attractive now, thriving...

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Listening in With Neale Donald Walsch
By Katy Koontz, Unity Magazine

Neale Donald Walsch is as prolific as he is profound. It all started with the 1995 book Conversations With God, which spent more than two and a half years on The New York Times best-seller list. He’s now the author of 29 books published in 37 languages that have sold more than 10 million copies.

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Listening in With Thomas Moore
By Katy Koontz, Unity Magazine

Thomas Moore, Ph.D., is best known for his 1992 book Care of the Soul - which spent 10 months topping The New York Times best-seller list. He’s the author of 19 other books on deepening your personal spirituality, as well, including A Religion of One’s Own, published in 2014...

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Listening in With Caroline Myss
By Katy Koontz, Unity Magazine

With her 1996 best-seller, Anatomy of the Spirit, Caroline Myss outlined how, as a medical intuitive, she sees direct correlations between our issues (including what is unhealed from our past and what we fear about the future) and our dis-ease in specific parts of our bodies...

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Law of Mind Action
By Mary-Alice and Richard Jafolla

When the British tennis star Gem Gilbert was a little girl, she watched in horror as her mother died of shock in the dentist chair during a tooth extraction. The experience had such a profoundly negative impact on her that for the next thirty years she refused to go to a dentist. Finally...

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The Endless Practice of Going Deep
By Angie Olson, Unity Magazine

Mark Nepo describes the process of leaning in, saying yes to all of life (both the joy and the pain), and keeping his heart wide open to all of it...

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Listening in With Rev. Michael Bernard Beckwith: Go for the Glow
by Katy Koontz, Unity Magazine

Michael Bernard Beckwith is hardly your average minister. Sure, he tends to his congregation (Agape International Spiritual Center in Los Angeles, California), serves the community, and delivers rousing oratory, but he also walks his talk globally. He has addressed the United Nations, cofounded an international peacekeeping organization, and presented an award to the late Nelson Mandela. He has received fan letters from Coretta Scott King and worked alongside both the Dalai Lama and Mahatma Gandhi’s grandson, Arun Gandhi...

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Listening in With India.Arie: Sound Affects
By Katy Koontz, Unity Magazine

Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter India.Arie, now 39, became a sensation in her late 20s when her debut album, Acoustic Soul, went double platinum in 2001. In the next eight years, she cut three more albums and saw her total worldwide album sales reach 10 million. Her unique sound, described as RnB, folk, neo-soul, and combinations thereof, garnered her four Grammys. But in 2009, a frustrated Arie walked away from the industry with no promises to return. Fortunately,...

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The Choice That Can Change the World
By Sam Friedlander, Unity Magazine

Throughout Archbishop Desmond Tutu’s childhood, his father physically and verbally abused his mother, leaving a painful scar on his childhood memories.

Decades later, the archbishop’s social activism in opposition to South Africa’s inhuman policy of apartheid and the brutal violence it engendered earned him death threats and an arrest record ...


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Listening in With … don Miguel Ruiz and don Jose Ruiz: The Dons of Discernment
By Katy Koontz, Unity Magazine

Don Miguel Ruiz shared ancient wisdom from the pre-Columbian Toltec civilization in his 1997 New York Times best-selling book, The Four Agreements. In 2010 he and his son don Jose Ruiz coauthored The Fifth Agreement, another best-seller. The agreements hold that we are fully responsible for creating both our joy and our suffering. They offer guidelines for freeing ourselves from our mistaken beliefs (what don Miguel calls our story about who we are and how life works) and ultimately aligning with our true, divine nature. Unity Magazine editor Katy Koontz recently had the following conversation with father and son about their teachings.

THE FIVE AGREEMENTS: 1: Be impeccable with your word. 2: Don’t take anything personally. 3: Don’t make assumptions. 4: Always do your best. 5: Be skeptical while listening.


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Radiant Aging

What if aging could feel natural, not just a struggle or high drama? What if you weren’t obsessed with fear about surrendering to the process? What if you felt comfortable handling the changes that are inevitable? With each year, imagine the possibility of increasingly feeling more connected, more ’yourself’ instead of dreading each birthday...

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Listening in With - Wayne Dyer

Wayne Dyer, who holds a doctorate in educational counseling, was an associate professor at St. John’s University in New York City and had a successful counseling practice when his first commercial book, Your Erroneous Zones, came out in 1976. It became a best-seller, the first of many, and Dyer changed his career path to concentrate on speaking and writing first about self-development and later, spirituality. Dyer has now lectured internationally, written more than 40 books, and hosted 10 PBS specials. Below, he talks with Unity Magazine editor Katy Koontz about his book I Can See Clearly Now, published in February, and the benefits of reflection.

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The Power of Positive Transformation

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Breathe Deeply
By Michelle Robin, D.C.

Breath is looked upon as life, as spirit, throughout world cultures. Breath has both physiological and emotional connections. Breathing is both reactionary and proactive. Your breathing will respond to your physical or emotional circumstances; you can also control your breathing to affect your physical and emotional responses...

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Listening in With David Kessler - Transforming Grief

David Kessler is a leading expert on grief and loss. He coauthored two best-sellers with the legendary Elisabeth Kübler-Ross — Life Lessons (2000) and On Grief and Grieving (2005). His book The Needs of the Dying (1997) is the No. 1 best-selling hospice book. Recently, he teamed up with Louise Hay to coauthor their brand-new book, You Can Heal Your Heart, which offers a fresh perspective about healing after the end of a relationship. Below, Unity Magazine editor Katy Koontz talks to him about love and loss — and what we can learn from both....

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Listening in With Christiane Northrup - Rx for Joy

Christiane Northrup, M.D., a board-certified obstetrician/gynecologist, is a visionary and pioneer in the field of women´s health, wellness, and empowerment. Her best-selling books Women´s Bodies, Women´s Wisdom (1994) and The Wisdom of Menopause (2001) broke new ground in teaching women how to tap into their own inner wisdom. Dr. Northrup´s most recent work, including The Secret Pleasures of Menopause (2008), touts joy as the linchpin of vibrant health. Below, Unity Magazine editor Katy Koontz talks to Dr. Northrup about why we need joy in our lives and how to get more of it...

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Deconstructing Conflict
By Annie Scholl


My stomach is tight. I want to throw things and scream. In my mind, I´m crafting an email to send to the person who´s upset me so I can further explain all the reasons I´m right. And that´s when I spy it...

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Making Gratitude Real
By Peter Bolland


How a No. 2 pencil became a magic wand and broke one spell and cast another.

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Entering an Unknown Future
By Arturo Mora


We all must reckon with life changing forces outside our control, and the shock can be debilitating. But those that have been there say that facing change creatively helps ease the pain and stress of a transition...

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