Soul Talk is a 1 hour internet radio show that explores
the qualities of the soul that contribute to a purposeful
and meaningful life, a life moved by a passion that
serves others, often emerging from dark or challenging
times. These qualities heal rigid black and white stances,
such as perpetrator/victim, love/hate, love/fear, and
us/them prejudice. As the listener you will have an
opportunity to open to deeper and wider perspectives
that are more flexible and inclusive.
My desire is to talk with people who are exploring
these aspects of life and have found different solutions
and understandings for these polarized stances and take
a soul-centered approach to promote healing; with people
who promote a cooperative, consensual approach, who
bring a soul awareness into their businesses and relationships.
This is a spirituality that is grounded in embodied
My vision for each show is collaborative. Questions
and conversation will focus around how my guests find
purpose and meaning in what they do, what is their passion,
how it is of service to a greater whole and how they
see their work supporting empowerment, love, and inclusiveness
in those they serve; how their work is part of healing
one or more of the polarities mentioned above.
Some of the topics for the show and the dualities that
we get invested include:
- Mind-body split manifested as an identification
with our thinking - many traditions have treated the
body as an impediment to spiritual awareness, or have
controlled people by enforcing this split with fear
of bodily pain (e.g. torture, corporal punishment).
- Head-heart: Cree saying: “The longest journey, is
the shortest distance: from the head to the heart.”
The intelligence of the heart.
- Humanity-nature split expressed as a belief that
humanity is separate from nature, that we can use
the earth’s gifts with impunity, without respect.
The current trend in organic farming and gardening
and respectful relationship with animals is a world-wide
move to reverse this attitude.
- Us-them, victim-perpetrator splits acted out in
racial and tribal prejudice and revealed at a gross
level in, for example, genocides, the Black American
experience, the Native American experience, the “Troubles”
in Northern Ireland.
- Family: the split between parent and child, the
generation gap, ancestral entanglements, the family
- Life-death: the current split in addressing and
embracing death in our “Western” culture.
- Male-female: gender prejudice.
- Aboriginal and restorative justice: non-judgmental
and inclusive processes of bringing healing to the
victim, perpetrator and the community – seeing the
crime as a symptom of an unbalanced community.
- Child development and education: the origin of splitting
from an authentic self in early development through
family, culture, and educational practices. The role/place
of spirituality in education.
The costs of this show are financed
in part by the guests and by listeners who want to support
this enterprise. Any donation will be gratefully received
and acknowledged on the show and on this website. Donors
may also ask to have links to websites and projects
they find meaningful published on this website and on
Jonathan's host webpage on VoiceAmerica.
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Jonathan would like to thank
the following people for making this show possible:
All of the speakers.
The following who have sponsored complete shows:
Nowhere Foundation - www.enhancingchildrenslearning.org
#2 Enhancing Children's Learning with Judith Hemming and Jane James
Alta Care Resources - www.altacareresources.com
#7 Simply Lost for Words with Allen Balser
Northern Star College of Mystical Studies - www.northernstarcollege.com
#8 Northen Star College
#9 Animal Holocaust with
Sinikka Crosland and Twyla Francois
The following who have very kindly contributed financially:
Anna Beaumont - www.annabeaumont.com
Dr. Dan Booth Cohen - www.hiddensolution.com
Sherry Dahl - www.divinedialogue.ca
Julia Kopala - www.walkingspiritink.com
Victoria and Navid Tirmizi -
Mark Pace, executive producer, Jeffrey Gerstl, Ruben
Colombe, William Lowe, Nicole Brors, Randy Jackman,
and all the staff at Voice