Tomorrow, yes tomorrow July 25, I'm launching a new Living Mandala Podcast series called "Chakras of the House." It's a 9-part conversation series with Religious Studies professor and scholar, Dr. G. William Barnard. There's no one better in North Texas to chat about this with, so thank you, Dr. Barnard for your time, your energy and your encouragement. We recorded the whole conversation this past weekend but I'm going to roll it out every two weeks in case you want to follow along with your own house. Meaning, you can go back to your home for a somewhat systematic assessment and golden opportunity to clean and clear various parts of the house, your body and even your filing cabinet! Hope it's helpful.
May it be so!
After musing and sound boarding with a trusted circle of friends, here goes: The Living Mandala Podcast! It’s just a tip-toe in. No splashy, professional launch. No 10-part series drop to whet everyone’s appetite. No “best practices” according to the websites and blogs I’ve read. And especially no comparison to podcasts I listen to. No, as I’ve considered the best way to navigate this new territory, I’ll just do what I do and see what happens. There is no pressure. I’m eternally grateful to new (old) friend and actual podcast expert Ana Xavier for encouraging to just jump in the pool and see what happens. No need to be perfect. Do it for the joy of it. Be low key and see what happens.
And what will this podcast discuss? Well, stuff that I find interesting and that’s adjacent to my consulting practice, Living Mandala Consulting. That said, I could easily veer off course if a super interesting person comes my way. I’m going to be open minded like that. The name says is all - Living Mandala, based philosophically on the Hermetic quote:
“As above, so below, as within, so without, as the universe, so the soul…”
― Hermes Trismegistus
Please know that eventually I’ll get this right but for this nanosecond this podcast will be clunky as hell because I’ve still got to navigate the RSS business with Apple and other platforms that seem like I should be on. I did figure out how to sync up with YouTube automatically, so that’s nice. You can certainly subscribe there for now if that’s easiest. Thanks for your attention, your time and I hope only to reciprocate with all kinds of good stuff in the near (and far) future.
The vision is to drop these on Tuesdays at Dawn. That’s when I was born and it seems like that’s a good time to replicate in a weekly fashion as I rebirth myself over and over through the medium of my Voice. After my ego has been annihilated of course.
Anyway, with zero fanfare, enjoy the first episode! Can’t wait to see what happens. I’d love to know what YOU would want to hear about from me. Especially if you know me and know something of my eclectic background.
May it be so.
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