The Soul Podcast - Tools For a Joyful Life

The Soul Podcast - Tools For a Joyful Life

Join your host, Stacey Wheeler as he explores the belief that we're more than just the body. We'll look at what people in history have said on the topic. And we'll explore ways we can connect to this deepest part of ourselves. The Soul Podcast is a non-religious program, yet religious topics are occasionally explored. Each episode is meant to leave you with something that will help you increase or maintain your level of joy and peace.

Episodes

February 29, 2024 6 mins

I'm excited to say I've launched season three of The Soul Podcast. This episode is a reminder to recognize the perfections in your day. 


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Quotes-

“The simple things are also the most extraordinary things, and only the wise can see them.” -Paulo Coelho 



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James Kid disappeared and left more than $2 million dollars to be used to find proof of the Soul. This is his story.  

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References and Reading:

The Great Soul Trial Hardcover -John Grant Fuller *

American Society for Psychical Research www.aspr.com

 

Quotes:

“The truth is not for all men, but only for those who seek it.”  —Ayn Rand, writer and philosopher

"The greatest use of a life is to spend it on something that...

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February 1, 2024 11 mins

We're entering a new period of spirituality. Some have called it the Age of Aquarius. It's an exciting time, And it turns out, this new age is a recurring cycle. Today I talk about The Great Emergence -what it is and how it will change our lives. 

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Links and References:

The Great Emergence: How Christianity Is Changing and Why -Phyllis Tickle  * 

Pastor Dan Spacek, First Church of Christ – Auburn, CA webs...

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January 18, 2024 18 mins

Welcome to Season Three! I'm celebrating with a long episode.. Enjoy!

We've all heard someone say they were 'spiritual but not religious.' It seems more of us join that category each year. In this episode I talk about the rise in spiritualty, and what that means for the world.


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Quotes:

“The main requirement for spiritual growth: A yearning to know who you really are.” - Adyashanti

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The way to gain new beliefs by releasing old, outdated beliefs.  And this is the primary way we grow. But how do we do that? In this episode,  In this  episode, I provide a new tool for your Spiritual Growth Toolbox.  

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Reading:

The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari – Robin Sharma Audiobook - Paperback

Richard Bach: 

Jonathan Livingston Seagull Audiobook - Paperback

Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant MessiahKindle ...

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December 20, 2023 5 mins

November and December can be a beautiful and joy-filled time of the year. But for some, these months can be challenging. In this episode I look at the spiritual growth that is offered to us in the final months of each year. I offer thoughts to help you expand... and ideas to help you get through the challenges.  

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Crisis Text Line  Text HOME to 741741

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline  1-800-273-8255

Trans Lifeli...

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December 14, 2023 7 mins

What exactly is intuition and can we trust it as a tool to navigate our lives? In this episode we'll examine the concept. 

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Reading:

Thus Spoke the Plant: A Remarkable Journey of Groundbreaking Scientific Discoveries and Personal Encounters with Plants - Monica Gagliano

Quotes:

“Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors for you where there were only walls.”

-Joseph Campbell 

“I believe in intuit...

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November 30, 2023 6 mins

Science has proven that our brain rewards us when we step outside of our comfort zone and have new experiences. It also seems our Souls expand and we feel greater joy when we have new experiences. So what does this mean?  In this episode I'll explore the idea that we're intended to make life an adventure filled with new experiences. 

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Quotes:

"The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to...

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November 23, 2023 12 mins

This is  a Toolbox Episode, where I present a tool you can use in your spiritual & personal growth evolution. 
Personal evolution is a life long process. In this episode I show you how to recognize glitches and update your mental software on an ongoing basis.  This will be a Work Round episode. Are you ready to do some work? 

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Quotes:

"Change the way you look at things and the things you look at change...

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November 16, 2023 7 mins

If you had just 27,886 days to live, what would you do with those days? In this episode I look at the average human life expectancy. How many days do you have left? I'll let you know. 

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Quotes:

“Forty is the old age of youth; fifty the youth of old age.” Victor Hugo

“You can't help getting older, but you don't have to get old.” George Burns

“Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind,...

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November 9, 2023 10 mins

We are part of nature and it is part of us. In this episode I look at the vast beauty of world where we play the role of 'being alive.'  

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Quotes:

“Live in each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influence of the earth.”  —Henry David Thoreau

“I often think that the night is more alive and more richly colored than the day.” ― Vincent van Gogh

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November 2, 2023 11 mins

We are part of nature and nature is part of us. When we are deprived of connection with nature we suffer. In this episode I look at an industry built around the idea of making us feel better about being indoors all day. 

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   Reference:

Friedensreich Hundertwasser Austrian artist (1928–2000), www.hundertwasser.at                                                                An Austrian visual artist and architect w...

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October 26, 2023 9 mins

We're all on an epic journey. Do you see it that way? Today's show looks at the grand scope of this human adventure we call life. 

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Quotes:

“Beautiful young people are accidents of nature, but beautiful old people are works of art.”

– Eleanor Roosevelt

It is easier to find men who will volunteer to die, than to find those who are willing to endure pain with patience. -Julius Caesar

Grief can be the garden of...

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This is a Toolbox Episode, where I present a tool you can use in your spiritual & personal growth evolution. 
One of the greatest sources of joy -possibly the greatest- is our inner child. This part of us sees the world with a sense of wonder. As we get older, many of us loose our connection to it.  When we re-connect, we can awaken the sweet, innocent, joyous side of ourselves. And it's not as hard as you might think....

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To celebrate his 90th year on Earth, William Shatner went to space. What he brought back was a perspective few have ever experienced. He also brought back a dire warning. In this episode I explore the overview effect - and examine a perspective few souls have experienced. 

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Reading:

Shatner’s book, Boldly Go  - buy it here

Quotes:                     

"There are no passengers on spaceship earth. We are all crew...

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This is a Toolbox Episode, where I present a tool you can use in your spiritual & personal growth evolution. 
If you've ever felt triggered or struggled with unwelcome thoughts of annoyance, this episode will help. In it, I share a tool to help you retrain your mind to react in a more peaceful way. 

SHOW NOTES 

X (formerly Twitter) @SoulPodcastShow

Quotes:

“If you are pained by external things, it is no...

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September 27, 2023 11 mins

Meditation has been a game changer for countless people. Are you a meditator?...  Or maybe you're someone who struggles with meditation.  Todays episode takes you on a decades long journey that begins and ends with ecstasy.  

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REFERENCES:

Ecstasy painting by Maxfield Perrish  (shop here for prints and books on Maxfield Parrish) 

QUOTES:

 “The healthiest response to life is joy.” - Mark Twain  

“Find ecstasy in l...

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September 21, 2023 6 mins

Sometimes things break. Today I talk about recovering from the things that leave us fractured. 

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References:

*The Prophet, by Kahlil Gibran (buy here

Quotes:

"There is something beautiful about all scars of whatever nature. A scar means the hurt is over, the wound is closed and healed, done with." - American Novelist and short story writer, Harry Crews

"Nearly everybody I knew had something ...

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This is a Toolbox Episode, where I present a tool you can use in your spiritual & personal growth evolution.
Today I share a practice that can help you become.... more present, more joyful, and more in control of your reactionary emotions. 

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If you are reading this, know that YOU ARE LOVED. 

Quotes:

“The nearer a man comes to a calm mind the closer he is to str...

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September 4, 2023 5 mins

Jimmy Buffet was an old soul with a poet's heart and a child's sense of adventure. In this episode I look at some of the late singer's lyrics and muse about his wisdom. 

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