Caravan of the Heart

Caravan of the Heart

A podcast...a Variety Show for the Soul by Troubadours of Divine Bliss, Aim Me Smiley & Renee Ananda, a touring folk music duo, inspirational speakers, retreat leaders, and advocates for this planet and its people. On this podcast, we have heart-to-heart conversations with remarkably inspiring people around freeing our dreams and amplifying love in all things. Enjoy an exhilarating melange of exchanges where the arts meet awareness to champion and elevate the love of yourself, others, and the Earth. Join this caravan of seekers sharing what they find that empowers love in every part of the journey. Summon a revolution of Love through devotion, purpose, creation, Earth care, and community."Come, come, whoever you are. This is not a caravan of despair." Rumi Hitch a ride...Subscribe Now within your favorite podcast app! Love is Spoken Here @caravanoftheheart

Episodes

June 23, 2022 99 min

In this episode, we share an open-hearted and heart-opening conversation with the soul- provoking, poignant Poet of the Heart, John Roedel.  

John Roedel is a comic who unexpectedly became an Amazon Best Selling Poet/Writer when he began to turn his faith crisis, depression, and struggles into poems that have been read all over the world.

Over the past several years John has published four books, “Hey God. Hey John.”, “Any Given Some...

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In this episode, we are thrilled to have with us our friend and fervent, masterful muse, the brilliant Musician, Songwriter, and Artist, Myshkin Warbler, and the radiant, resilient, author, beloved herbalist, cellist, and awe-inspiring muse, Jenny Qaqundah. Together they are a dynamic duo whose persevering love and devotion have stirred the hearts and spirits of all who have encountered and embraced their remarkably miraculous stor...

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In this episode, we share an expansive and awakening conversation with writer, teacher, and explorer in nondual spirituality, Joan Tollifson. 

Joan has held public and private meetings as well as occasional workshops and retreats since 1996. She encourages people to question the stories, beliefs, and misunderstandings that create so much of our human suffering, especially our tendency to mistake conceptual maps for the living actual...

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In this episode, we have an inspiring and heart-opening exchange with Rick Archer, the extraordinarily spiritually awakened Creator / Host of the spiritual interview show, Buddha at the Gas Pump.  Since the Fall of 2009, he has interviewed over 640 “spiritually awakening” people, from the well-known to the unknown, from a variety of backgrounds and traditions. In this fascinating and engaging exchange, we travel the spectrum from a...

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In this episode, we circle up around the Caravan campfire for a heart session to ask, "Where y'at?...in your heart, mind, and spirit...  

  • We visit the places we inhabit and look at what we are in the habit of thinking, feeling, saying & doing.
  • We realize that what we are dwelling on – we are dwelling in.
  • We explore the "unwept teach" that comes to call.
  • We tap you on the shoulder to find out where you are
  • Catch yours...
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    In this episode,  our hearts are filled with joy and gratitude  to speak to our hero and our friend, our beloved Andy Mahler.  Andy is a forest activist, defender, and community organizer with Protect our Woods and Heartwood.  Andy organized the forest protection network Heartwood, “people helping people protect the places they love.”

  • We learn the most effective ways to protect your local woods from a seasoned forest defender
  • We feel...
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    In this episode, we share a beautiful heart-centered and heart-awakening conversation with an Interfaith chaplain and college instructor in world religions, Alfred K. LaMotte, familiar to us as Fred.

  • We get invited to walk barefoot and un-name the stars
  • We learn that when you have no agenda life can be so original and simple
  • We admit that we have wings that are vast and crystal
  • We P-R-A-Y together and P-R-E-Y together until a flame of ...
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    In this episode, we share an immensely inspiring and intriguing conversation with CEO, Angela Nino, Chief Improv Officer, Lisa Bany, and Reverend Marcy Bain, Improv Instructor with Improv Therapy Group.

  • We find magic words and get a Bland Aid for your life
  • We discover the transformational power of  "Yes...And"
  • We learn that when we commit to having each other's back, it's infinitely easier to trust and surrender.
  • We dis...
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    In this episode, we learn how to overcome the most difficult obstacles life throws at us and keep hope strong!  You will not believe how much she has endured...she has made beauty from ashes!

  • When we get knocked down, we find out what we get 5 minutes to do and what comes next…
  • We discover why a little girl wouldn't be cast as a ghost in the school play and what role she created for herself when she demanded to be defined by her ...
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    In this episode, we are reminded that in our best moments, when we are trusting the divine process, we want not just salvation but purification.  The goal is to actually be on fire! That way, anything that comes into our orbit in our being can move from being raw to being "cooked".  There is such a fire, the fire of Divine love.  We explore this "cooking" process as a spiritual metaphor delivered via the mystical wi...

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    In this episode,  we are deeply honored to speak with the illuminating and illustrious Sophie Strand.  She is an Author, Poet, Neo-Troubadour Animist, and Compost Heap "with a propensity to spin yarns that inevitably turn into love stories. Give her a salamander and a stone and she’ll write you a love story."

    Content/Trigger Warning: In this episode, Sophie shares openly that she experienced trauma and sexual abuse as a chil...

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    In this episode, we find out how personal healing is connected to healing the Earth

  • We become willing to risk a radical re-imaging of life’s purpose and unearth our soul's hidden treasures
  • We discover The “Great Work” and recover our sense of wonder and sense of the sacred in intimacy with Nature
  • We accept the invitation to become fully human, courageous, and wildly alive so that we may pollinate the world with our unique gifts
  • Int...
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    In this episode, we sit a the feet of a true Black Empress and bask in the glow of her enchanting soul song.

  • We get some Grandma Enola wisdom "Be Yourself, you can't be anybody else."
  • We hear what it sounds like when you write a Love Song... to yourself
  • We color outside the lines and refuse to be put in a box
  • We try on different styles of expression and flex our creative muscles
  • We feel Sunrise with Aretha and  Sunset with L...
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    In this episode, we renew faith and belief in the human spirit with the radically honest voice for those who are forced to be silent because of abuse and violence, Angela Shelton.

    Angela makes movies and music and teaches adults and children escape routes out of pain and suffering. She says, "Every single thing I do has the underlying mission of inspiring survivors to heal and live happily ever after no matter what happened to t...

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    In this Valentine’s Day episode, we share an intimate conversation with you… “Love is Friendship Caught Fire!”

    It's probably no secret how much we love each other, but we want to share the secrets of how we nurture our love and share the story of how our friendship caught fire ignites this bonfire of bliss!

    We are cherishing our First Love, the Divine, and our love…we have been best friends for 40 years and sweethearts for 26!

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    In this episode, we speak with a jaw-dropping, dynamo Singer-Songwriter and soul sister, Jenn Grinels!

    "Her innate ability to connect with listeners activates their deepest emotions pertaining to love, resilience, and hope." 

    We learn 3 principles of making art and that getting 2 out of 3 ain’t bad!

    Hear how Barbie and the boom box were all the rage on the open stage...

    Find out what Bitches in Heat and Fever Crotch have to do ...

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    In this episode, it is with the deepest honor and respect that we welcome Traditional Knowledge Keeper, Twila Cassadore.

    We learn how you can go from living in a Food Desert to finding the Desert is full of Food.

    We discover how a dusty book opened a whole new world between a little girl and her grandmother.

    We explore the crossroads of a sense of place, forgiveness, and ancestors

    and the healing that grows wild there.

    We learn about th...

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     In this episode, we unfold our own myth and unleash wild creativity with  Outlaw Poet, Ron Whitehead.

    We are witness to how reciting one poem can forever alter the course of a little boy's life.

    Find out how a Bookmobile became a chariot of time travel to let the mind unravel.

    Follow a small-town Kentucky boy who grows up to write a poem blessed by the Dalai Lama

    Learn 14 ways to free your dream as an aspiring poet & writer.

    Di...

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    In this episode, we color outside the lines with our remarkably inspiring and funny friend, Jen Kober As this Wonder Woman commands the stage of our hearts

    We journey with her from the Bayou to Malibu

    We "Tagalong" with her on her award-winning tall tale, Girl Scout Cookie Caper, and she leave us begging for "Samoa"! ;-)

    We find that catharsis cultivates creativity when you STAND UP for yourself and make your mess your...

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    In this episode, we are saved by a superhero, Jim Poyser.

    We are reminded that there’s no time to waste so we cut to the chase. We are inspired to make art to confront the greatest existential threat that humanity has faced in recorded history by bringing honesty, humor, and compassion to all our interactions.

    We embrace that conflict is at the heart of creativity and that we need to get our hands dirty to connect, make discoveries, ...

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