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Spiritual Conversation with Jacqueline Claire

Spiritual Conversation with Jacqueline Claire

By Jacqueline Claire
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Finding JOY and LIVING Your Purpose

Spiritual Conversation with Jacqueline Claire

Finding JOY and LIVING Your Purpose

Spiritual Conversation with Jacqueline Claire

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The Stories We Tell Ourselves & How to Change
Let's have a spiritual conversation about the stories we tell ourselves and how to change. The stories in our heads (about ourselves, for example) and our cultural narratives are incredibly - sometimes dangerously powerful.  In this episode I share a dramatic example of cultural narrative (how the Grimm fairy tales impacted German identity), as well as a SIMPLE tool to use to reprogram your own internal story loop. Watch the original video of this podcast here. Become a patron: https://www.patreon.com/jacquelineclaireart Join my email list here: eepurl.com/driTHr Check out my online art gallery: JacquelineClaireArt.com Follow me on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube. Support my work via Patreon, Venmo (@Jacqueline-Claire) or https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/jacquelineclaireart - THANK YOU!
13:45
October 20, 2020
Creative Courage
Welcome to a unique Spiritual Conversation! Today's episode is part of my online art course, "Spiritual Growth Through Abstract Expressionism". My apologies for the echo!  Here is the original video, for an intimate chat about the vulnerability involved in making art: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j8xKqyXKz2U Join the Patreon Art Classroom for more inspirational guidance and to instantly unlock access to dozens of videos and tutorials revealing my secret "family art recipes" (step by step, at your own pace) starting at just a $3 a month donation:https://www.patreon.com/jacquelineclaireart Join my email list here: eepurl.com/driTHr Check out my online art gallery: JacquelineClaireArt.com Follow me on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube. Support my work via Patreon, Venmo (@Jacqueline-Claire) or https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/jacquelineclaireart - THANK YOU!
06:11
October 6, 2020
How to Lighten Up (During Heavy Times)
Let's continue our spiritual conversation about this intense time we are all living through! The good news is, we as individuals that make up society, heal through detox. So the more stuff comes up, the more we can see it, face it AND let go and heal.  Books I reference in this episode: The Unteathered Soul by Michael A. Singer Praying Medic's 3 Step Process: 1. Identify the feeling, say "God (or Whoever you pray directly to: Higher Power, Jesus, Baha'u'llah, etc) please take THIS feeling from me." 2. Say, "God please heal this wound in my soul." 3. Say, "God I receive Your healing." Join the Patreon Art Classroom: https://www.patreon.com/jacquelineclaireart Join my email list here: eepurl.com/driTHr Check out my online art gallery: JacquelineClaireArt.com Follow me on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.
21:36
September 21, 2020
Independent Investigation of Truth
Let's have a spiritual conversation about this intense time we are all living through! One of our subtle but pervasive challenges is wondering where to look for truth. In this episode we'll explore this crazy time, I'll share a historical perspective based on enriching Baha'i sources, and I'll leave you with a powerful tool to strengthen YOUR inner compass.  Bari Weiss Resignation Letter: https://www.bariweiss.com/resignation-letter Books I reference in this episode: The Hidden Words, by Baha'u'llah The Book of Certitude, by Baha'u'llah Don't Burn this Book, by Dave Rubin Baha'i "Midnight Prayer" O seeker of Truth!  If thou desirest that God may open thine eye, thou must supplicate unto God, pray to and commune with Him at midnight, saying: OLord, I have turned my face unto Thy kingdom of oneness and am immersed  in the sea of Thy mercy.  O Lord, enlighten my sight by beholding Thy lights in this dark night,  and make me happy by the wine of Thy love in this wonderful age.  O Lord, make me hear Thy call, and open before my face the doors of Thy  heaven,  so that I may see the light of Thy glory and become attracted to Thy  beauty. Verily, Thou art the Giver, the Generous, the Merciful, the Forgiving.  Join the Patreon Art Classroom: https://www.patreon.com/jacquelineclaireart Join my email list here: eepurl.com/driTHr Check out my online art gallery: JacquelineClaireArt.com Follow me on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.
24:28
September 8, 2020
Catalyst for Transformation - Interview with Barbara Mutedzi
Join me in a spiritual conversation with Barbara Mutedzi, a Conscious Leadership Coach from Zimbabwe. She is trained in Neuroscience-based coaching, with a background in Medical Anthropology, socio-cultural anthropology, health and community psychology. Her approach synthesizes Eastern, Western and African models of transformation with a focus on Mindset and High performance. She incorporates shadow work and inner child awareness in her coaching practice with business leaders.  In this interview we discuss how doing our own spiritual work (what that is and how to do it) can not only help us live out our purpose in life with joy and fulfillment, but also help us spark transformation and change in the spaces we serve and the world around us.  Connect with Barbara: Website: https://designyourlifefoundation.com Instagram: barbaramutedzi LinkedIn: Barbara Mutedzi Twitter: bmutedzi Facebook: @designyourlifewithbarbs Support my work and join the Patreon Art Classroom: https://www.patreon.com/jacquelineclaireart Join my email list here: eepurl.com/driTHr Check out my online art gallery: JacquelineClaireArt.com Follow me on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.
33:58
August 25, 2020
What If Your Friends Don't Support Social Justice?
Let's have a spiritual conversation about building unity in a world full of division. In this episode we explore different expressions of working for the betterment of the world, and unpack some of the barriers people may have to wholeheartedly supporting the BLM Movement but still support the oneness of mankind. Here are two Baha'i quotation I put in my own words: Consort with all men, O people of Bahá, in a spirit  of friendliness and fellowship.  If ye be aware of a  certain truth, if ye possess a jewel, of which others  are deprived, share it with them in a language of utmost  kindliness and good-will.  If it be accepted, if it  fulfil its purpose, your object is attained.  If any one  should refuse it, leave him unto himself, and beseech  God to guide him.  Beware lest ye deal unkindly with  him.  A kindly tongue is the lodestone of the hearts  of men.  It is the bread of the spirit, it clotheth the  words with meaning, it is the fountain of the light of  wisdom and understanding…. (source) …According to the teachings of Bahá’u’lláh the family, being a human  , unit must be educated according to the rules of sanctity.  All the virtues must be taught the family.  The integrity of the family bond must be constantly considered, and the rights of the individual members must not be transgressed. The rights of the son, the father, the mother—none of them must be transgressed, none of them must be arbitrary.  Just as the son has certain obligations to his father, the father, likewise, has certain obligations to his son.  The mother, the sister and other members of the household have certain prerogatives.  All these rights and prerogatives must be conserved, yet the unity of the family must be sustained.  The injury of one shall be considered the injury of all; the comfort of each, the comfort of all; the honor of one, the honor of all. (source) BLM "What We Believe" Mission Statement: https://blacklivesmatter.com/what-we-believe/ This page has been removed, but you may still find an archive of it here: https://web.archive.org/web/20200917194800/https://blacklivesmatter.com/what-we-believe/ Connect with Baha'is: bahai.us or https://bahaiteachings.org/ Join the Patreon Art Classroom: https://www.patreon.com/jacquelineclaireart Join my email list here: eepurl.com/driTHr Check out my online art gallery: JacquelineClaireArt.com Follow me on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.
24:51
August 11, 2020
How to Hear Your Answers
Let's have a spiritual conversation about actually hearing our own intuition and spiritual answers. Sometimes when we need guidance most is when our own minds are in too much of a frenzy to actually hear (and feel) the answers we seek. Here are a few things I've learned (from someone who needs to learn this oh so badly) about how to be there for ourselves - so we can be more than ourselves. Here is the special Baha'i prayer I reference called The Tablet of Ahmad. The quote I share at the end is from the Baha'i Writings, I first read it in this wonderful article. Watch the original video of this podcast here. Join the Patreon Art Classroom: https://www.patreon.com/jacquelineclaireart Join my email list here: eepurl.com/driTHr Check out my online art gallery: JacquelineClaireArt.com Follow me on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.
13:17
July 28, 2020
How We Grow by Talking to Each Other
Let's have a much needed spiritual conversation about why we need to talk to each other, both in our personal lives and society at large. How extending an ear and having the courage to engage in dialogue can help expand our own understanding of truth, and lead to inspired collaboration. Without it, we become more rigid and narrow in our thinking. "The shining spark of truth  cometh forth only after the clash of differing." - 'Abdu'l-Baha Watch the original video of this podcast here. Join the Patreon Art Classroom: https://www.patreon.com/jacquelineclaireart Join my email list here: eepurl.com/driTHr Check out my online art gallery: JacquelineClaireArt.com Follow me on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.
10:44
July 14, 2020
Overcoming a Culture of Backbiting
Let's  have a spiritual conversation about overcoming a culture of backbiting. Not only is backbiting divisive, it also corrodes our happiness, relationships and hurts our souls. And it is SO pervasive in our culture! Friendships are often based in it, the media is saturated with it. Explore with me practical spiritual tools for developing the power (and discipline) to avoid it, live happier and create a more beautiful world.  Watch the original live video of this podcast here. Here you can read the quotes I share (all from 'Abdu'l-Baha) in context: First quote about backbiting here. Second quote about many roads leading to the truth here. Third quote about imperfections in every human being here. The book I am reading from The Divine Art of Living is a complications of quotes from the Baha'i Writings. Join the Patreon Art Classroom: https://www.patreon.com/jacquelineclaireart Join my email list here: eepurl.com/driTHr Check out my online art gallery: JacquelineClaireArt.com Follow me on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.
11:08
June 30, 2020
Special Father's Day: Short Story Reading
Join me in something new and a little bit different. In this episode I share an original short story in an unusual but heartfelt homage to Fathers, and Father's Day. I hope you enjoy! Patreon Art Classroom: https://www.patreon.com/jacquelineclaireart Join my email list here: eepurl.com/driTHr Check out my online art gallery: JacquelineClaireArt.com Follow me on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.
11:38
June 21, 2020
Making Sense of Loss
Let's have a spiritual conversation about making sense (and finding peace) with that oh so common experience of loss. As we mourn, or beat our heads against the wall wondering "why did this have to happen?" here are some answers to reflect on that might just reveal how blessed we've been all along. Patreon Art Classroom: https://www.patreon.com/jacquelineclaireart Join my email list here: eepurl.com/driTHr Check out my online art gallery: JacquelineClaireArt.com Follow me on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.
15:43
June 16, 2020
How to be Happy During Difficulties
Let's have a spiritual conversation about being happy during our difficulties and passing those spiritual tests! We all know life is full of challenges - that fantasy of permanent ease just doesn't exist. But we CAN learn how to be happy in the midst of hard times. Some spiritual traditions even encourage people to pray for tests and challenges! If you are one of those (like me) who think "oh no" here is a podcast conversation for you. Why you may want to change that to an "oh yes" and how that attitude can help you be ready for challenge - and move THROUGH them with grace, faithfulness and joy. Quoted in this episode is this Baha'i Writing:  O SON OF MAN!   The true lover yearneth for tribulation even as doth the rebel for forgiveness and the sinful  for mercy. Referenced in this episode is the Midnight Prayer. Become a patron and join the Patreon Art Classroom: https://www.patreon.com/jacquelineclaireart Join my email list here: eepurl.com/driTHr Check out my online art gallery: JacquelineClaireArt.com Follow me on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.
15:55
June 2, 2020
How We Can End Racism and Prejudice
Let's have a spiritual conversation about an incredibly vital issue - ending racism and prejudice. Join me in my first ever live video exploration of applying spiritual principles to the inner workings of our own minds to heal the drive to judge, subjugate and oppress.  Watch the original video of this podcast here. Patreon Art Classroom: https://www.patreon.com/jacquelineclaireart Join my email list here: eepurl.com/driTHr Check out my online art gallery: JacquelineClaireArt.com Follow me on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.
08:29
May 19, 2020
How to Open Your Heart (And Why You Need To)
Let's  have a spiritual conversation about what it takes to truly open our hearts, and how doing so frees up vital energy we need to live our best lives. Join me in exploring a famous passage by 'Abdu'l-Baha and "The Untethered Soul; A Journey Beyond Yourself" my Michael A. Singer. 9 Days of Celebrating Mothers, Women & Feminine Strength: https://www.jacquelineclaireart.com/new-products/9-days-of-celebrating-mothers-women-amp-feminine-strength-unique-may-2020-experience Become a patron: https://www.patreon.com/jacquelineclaireart Join my email list here: eepurl.com/driTHr Check out my online art gallery: JacquelineClaireArt.com Follow me on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.
17:30
May 5, 2020
How to Get Unstuck
Let's have a spiritual conversation about how to move beyond our current limitations. If we're growing (and we want to be!) we are always going to be pushing up against our own boundaries and inner obstacles. In this episode we'll explore three methods for getting passed your stuck points - depending on where you are in your life, and what works for you. We'll draw from some wisdom American playwright, Sam Shepard gave to young punk poetess, Patti Smith and explore both psychological and spiritual tools for moving forward. To see the painting I reference at the top of this episode, "Giraffe Under the Moon" and purchase a print to take home and remind you of today's exploration, click here. To read my original blog post about what I learned working on the painting, click here. To watch the original video of this episode click here. Become a patron: https://www.patreon.com/jacquelineclaireart Join my email list here: eepurl.com/driTHr Check out my online art gallery: JacquelineClaireArt.com Follow me on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.
11:51
April 28, 2020
Have We All Been Grounded for Life? (Lockdown Diaries)
Let's  have a spiritual conversation about how we've all been grounded for life! And how for the time being, that might not be such a bad thing.  Here is the quote from 'Abdu'l-Baha: Verily, God has chosen you for His love and knowledge;  God has chosen you for the worthy service of unifying mankind;    God has chosen you for the purpose of investigating reality and  promulgating international peace; God has chosen you for the progress  and development of humanity, for spreading and proclaiming  true education, for the expression of love toward your fellow  creatures and the removal of prejudice; God has chosen you to  blend together human hearts and give light to the human world.   The doors of His generosity are wide, wide open to us; but we must  be attentive, alert and mindful, occupied with service to all mankind,  appreciating the bestowals of God and ever conforming to  His will. And another one I reference:  One  would well remember the story of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, who when approached by a  believer in the depths of discouragement despairing of ever acquiring  the qualities and virtues that Bahá’ís are required to possess, replied  with the greatest compassion and encouragement, “little by little; day  by day” - ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Bahá’í World, 12: 704 PATREON ART CLASSROOM: https://www.patreon.com/jacquelineclaireart Join my email list here: eepurl.com/driTHr Check out my online art gallery: JacquelineClaireArt.com Follow me on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.
17:00
April 21, 2020
Finding JOY and LIVING Your Purpose
Let's have a spiritual conversation about finding your joy and purpose. Two things we hear a lot about in motivational messaging - but what does it really mean for us in our day to day lives, and how do we find it? Personally, I believe it is much more important to LIVE your purpose than to define it, and that we experience true joy through that process. Go deep with me into this topic as we weave the experiences of winter and restraint (symbolically expressed in the Catholic observation of Lent and the Baha'i Fast) followed by spring and renewal (Easter and the Baha'i New Year, known as Naw-Ruz) and how this rhythm of simplification and new growth can support us in finding joy and living our purpose.  Here is the quote from Rainer Maria Rilke: “Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to  love the questions themselves, like locked rooms and like books that are  now written in a very foreign tongue. Do not now seek the answers,  which cannot be given you because you would not be able to live them.  And the point is, to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps  you will then gradually, without noticing it, live along some distant  day into the answer.” To watch the original video of this episode click here. PATREON ART CLASSROOM: https://www.patreon.com/jacquelineclaireart Join my email list here: eepurl.com/driTHr Check out my online art gallery: JacquelineClaireArt.com Follow me on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.
10:20
April 14, 2020
How to Embrace Your Life (Right Now)
Let's have a spiritual conversation about the times we find ourselves living in, how rebirth can feel like death while it's happening, what it takes to live with courage (a deep breath and a leap) and how to say YES to life right now (no matter what) as it is happening. In this deep dive I reference  'Abdu'l-Baha's analogy of this life and the womb, as well as American playwright, John Patrick Shanley's introduction to 13 By Shanley and his play, Savage in Limbo .  *Correction: John Patrick Shanley wrote "Doubt" not "Proof" (I ALWAYS confuse those two play/movie titles.) If you enjoy this Podcast and think it can empower people, please share with others! And if you are able to offer your support financially please consider  becoming a patron. This will allow me to keep producing creative and  inspiring content. Thank you! Become a patron: https://www.patreon.com/jacquelineclaireart  Join my email list here: eepurl.com/driTHr Check out my online art gallery: JacquelineClaireArt.com Follow me on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.
16:54
April 7, 2020
Is Hope Just a Four-Letter Word?
Let's have a spiritual conversation about Hope. Hope has a mixed reputation, and in this episode I explore the difference between egoic hope and Holy Hope from a personal perspective. I will also touch on the Enneagram, a fascinating personality typology system (more on this in future episodes) and specifically the spiritual-physiological motivations of the Type 3, and how their experience, including their need for the antidote of Holy Hope, can teach us all more about resting in the true flow of life. **If you enjoy this Podcast and think it can empower people, please share with others!  And if you are able to offer your support financially please consider becoming a patron. This will allow me to keep producing creative and inspiring content.  Thank you!** Become a patron: https://www.patreon.com/jacquelineclaireart  Join my email list here: eepurl.com/driTHr Check out my online art gallery: JacquelineClaireArt.com Follow me on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.
13:06
March 31, 2020
Spiritual Resilience in the Time of COVID-19
Let's have a spiritual conversation about connecting with our spiritual purpose in the midst of the COVID-19 Pandemic. Many of us are scared and worried. All of us are experiencing a disruption to our usual routines. This time is a heightened individual and collective experience of our usual day to day upsets and delights. I believe in all our ups and downs the key to happiness - true spiritual joy and alignment is the remembrance of WHY we are here and WHAT the ultimate purpose of our lives is. Won't you take this deep dive with me?  **If you enjoy this Podcast and think it can empower people, please share with others! And if you are able to offer your support financially please consider becoming a patron. This will allow me to keep producing creative and inspiring content. Thank you!**  Become a patron: https://www.patreon.com/jacquelineclaireart  Join my email list here: eepurl.com/driTHr  Check out my online art gallery: JacquelineClaireArt.com  Follow me on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.
12:24
March 23, 2020
What If Things Aren't Going How You Wanted?
Let's have a spiritual conversation about how to roll with grace and gratitude when things aren't going how you wanted! I've learned a little about this through the process of making art. It is the unexpected twists that not only make life (and art) interesting, but innovative and beautiful. The more we develop the presence of mind to understand this AS IT IS HAPPENING the less stress and anxiety we will feel.  The quote I share at the end is from the Baha'i Writings, I first read it in this wonderful article. To see the painting I refer to, "Distant Melody" click here. You can also order prints as a daily reminder of today's spiritual conversation. Watch the original video of this podcast here. Become a patron: https://www.patreon.com/jacquelineclaireart Join my email list here: eepurl.com/driTHr Check out my online art gallery: JacquelineClaireArt.com Follow me on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.
10:14
March 13, 2020
The Watchman, Part 2: A Jungian View
Let's have a spiritual conversation about the parable of the Watchman from The Seven Valleys, written by Bahá’u’lláh in Baghdad after He returned from Kurdistan in 1856. The Seven Valleys and the Four Valleys were addressed to Sufi  mystics with whom He had been in contact in Sulaymáníyyih. These works  are part of the publication Call of the Divine Beloved.  "Jungian" refers to Carl Jung (26 July 1875 – 6 June 1961), a Swiss psychiatrist and psychoanalyst who founded analytical psychology. Jung's work was influential in the fields of psychiatry, anthropology, archaeology, literature, philosophy, and religious studies.  Jungian psychology (or analytical psychology), is a school of psychotherapy which emphasizes the importance of the individual  psyche and the personal quest for wholeness.  Become a patron: https://www.patreon.com/jacquelineclaireart Join my email list here: eepurl.com/driTHr  Check out my online art gallery: JacquelineClaireArt.com  Follow me on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.
12:58
August 11, 2019
The Watchman, Part 1: When the Going Gets Rough
Let's have a spiritual conversation about the parable of the Watchman from The Seven Valleys, written by Bahá’u’lláh in Baghdad  after He returned from Kurdistan in 1856. The Seven Valleys and the Four Valleys were addressed to Sufi  mystics with whom He had been in contact in Sulaymáníyyih. These works  are part of the publication Call of the Divine Beloved.  Watch the original video of this podcast here. Become a patron: https://www.patreon.com/jacquelineclaireart Join my email list here: eepurl.com/driTHr   Check out my online art gallery: JacquelineClaireArt.com  Follow me on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.
09:14
August 5, 2019