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


March 16, 2023 79 min

In this episode, our wild hearts get activated and our souls get invited to intiation by Rebecca Wildbear, author of “Wild Yoga: A Practice of Initiation, Veneration & Advocacy for the Earth.”

Rebecca is also the creator of a yoga practice called Wild Yoga, which empowers individuals to tune in to the mysteries that live within the earth community, dreams, and their own wild nature so they may live a life of creative service.

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In this episode, our hearts are rejoicing and reverent to be in the enlightening and awakening presence of mystic wisdom teacher and guide, Mary Reed, who is ushering in the Way of Love, the Truth of Love, and the Luminous Light of Love.

We welcome her back to Caravan of the Heart to celebrate and cherish the release of her new book and big, beautiful, inspiring love letter, Humanity’s Epic Awakening A Mystical Odyssey Beyond Belief...

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(Our laptop completely failed.  We offer to you an inspirational talk by Renee given at a Unity service a few years ago.  We are in the process of getting things replaced and should have a new guest episode next week.  In the meantime, here’s an invitation to love…)

In this episode, you are invited to consider that it is impossible that there is anything but love!   Why not explore this?  We encourage you to activate your spiritual ...

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In this episode, we travel through the countryside north of Stockholm deep into the heart and soul and high vibration of Fia Forsström (known mononymously as Fia) .

Fia is a spiritual singer-songwriter who with her inspirational lyrics and catchy melodies has a unique way of weaving music that empowers the listener to drop deeper into themselves and find their own medicine. 

  • Find out how this songbird finds an opening and gets fr...
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 In this episode, it is our immense privilege to have as our guest a powerful poetic voice, author, singer/songwriter, avid nature-woman, and educator, Meredith Heller.

A California Poet in the Schools, Meredith leads Writing By Heart workshops at public & private schools, women’s prisons, The Institute for Poetic Medicine, The Kennedy Center for the Arts, wellness retreats, and online for adults and teens.

  • We ask the questio...
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In this episode, we are in the presence of a Champion…Our Shero…a revolutionary advocate for this planet and its people, Julia Butterfly Hill!

For 738 days Julia Butterfly Hill lived in the canopy of an ancient redwood tree, called Luna, to help make the world aware of the plight of ancient forests. Her courageous act of civil disobedience gained international attention for the redwoods as well as other environmental and social just...

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In this episode, get ready to root and rise up with frontline Community Organizer, Ritualist and Herbalist, Devorah Brous!

Devorah is the creator of fromsoil2soul.  She consults, writes, formulates herbal remedies, and gardens with individuals and institutions, designing regenerative practices for soul care, community care, and earth care.

With a focus on ancient and emergent practices, she is deeply rooted at the nexus of burnout an...

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In this episode, we are ecstatic to be with and in the sublime and divine presence of Creator, Artist, Author and Podcaster, our bliss sister and dear friend, Mary H. Reaman.  

Following the call of her longing, Mary has pursued unchartered territories and taken on a variety of roles over the years including pastor, founder, public speaker, teacher, preacher, creator of ceremonies, author, artist, and podcaster. 

  • We inv...
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In this episode, we are grateful to be in the presence of the compelling writer, time traveler and friend, Perdita Finn.

She is the co-author of The Reluctant Psychic and, with her husband Clark Strand, The Way of The Rose: The Radical Path of the Divine Feminine Hidden in the Rosary and Take Back the Magic: Getting to Know the Dead.

  •  We are encouraged to not rush for the answers and to step into the mystery.
  •  Explore how womb and...
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In this episode, we feel the all embracing, healing power of meaningful connection...

  • We find our truest lifeline, our purpose and greatest fulfillment is meaningful connection in this life.
  • We see how being in loving presence  with others leads us back to wholeness within ourselves.
  • We call out to hear "there are other worlds to sing in".
  • We pray to become vessels where Love pours through.
  • We invite you to share what sust...
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In this episode, we are greatly honored to have our hearts nourished by Pouria Montazeri, the founder of "In The Footprints of Rumi."

Pouria shares the riches of his familiarity with Rumi's language, culture, and religious/spiritual background to support individuals in understanding what Rumi said and taught, which has been ignored, erased, or misinterpreted through translations and renditions in the West.  His fluenc...

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In this episode, we spiritedly enjoy an uplifting and affirming exchange and encounter with psychic, spiritual medium, mentor, and lightworker, Jenny Shanks. 

Jenny’s first love and passion is connecting with our past loved ones… providing peace and clarity for ALL those she connects with…in the spirit world and here on earth. 

  • Hear the message, "Stop denying your gifts" because they are very much needed in this world
  • We...
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In this episode, we are enchanted to engage with Maia Toll, a seeker of magic and award-winning author of the bestselling Wild Wisdom Series which has inspired readers worldwide to explore their human nature through the magical lens of the natural world.  

  • We discover a bookshelf in a willow tree
  • We enter a world where land is sentient, and the stones have stories
  • We learn that you can set magic in motion and magic... is...
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In this episode, our spirits are deeply moved and inspired as we speak with Award-winning Artist, Filmmaker, Photographer, Poet & Visual Storyteller, Talamieka Brice.

  • We get a glimpse of what we it means to be a Mother, an Artist, a Filmmaker and Activist while reclaiming our Identity
  • We discover what happens when you add spice, a bit of voodoo & magic to what is given
  • We find that with Honor comes great responsi...
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In this episode, we share a beautifully moving conversation with Speaker, Hospice chaplain, Mentor, and Radio Host, Richard Brendan.  

In his teaching and by his presence, Richard helps us see the beauty and joy of the world anew as if we were children again.

  •  In this intimate exchange, we are invited to see with Love.
  • We find the greatest gift you can give is presence by being fully present with another.
  • We become Midwives to the ...
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In this episode, we are beyond grateful to have in our presence a living legend, a forty-five year, environmental health activist, John Blair…a commercial mortgage banker turned Pulitzer Prize winning photojournalist.  See the photo:

He founded and still serves as president of Valley Watch, Inc. whose purpose is "to protect the [public health and environment of...

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In this episode, we wholeheartedly and excitedly embrace Mystic Poetess, Kendall Rosenburg, author of All The Candles I Light For Myself; I Light For You.

Kendall throws her heart beyond the boundary of words like a luminous sunrise over the deepest valleys of womanhood... of human hood.

This mystic poet asks of her readers that they face their own divine curiosity and wholehearted longings. She reminds them that their deepest desire...

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In this episode, it is our hearts delight to be in the presence of Wild Pastor, Author and Guide, Victoria Loorz.  Her book, Church of the Wild: How Nature Invites Us into the Sacred, is an invitation to deepen our commitment to a suffering earth by falling in love with it--and calling it church.

It was in 2015 that Victoria launched the first Church of the Wild, in Ojai CA and began to meet others with the same sense of call to lea...

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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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